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Learning More About The Israeli Settlements

Thumbnail_EranKaplan_AcshavYisrael_Settlements Last Sunday afternoon, May 7, the Achshav Yisrael committee of CBS presented its tenth program, “The Israeli Settlements: A Historical Overview and Current Developments.” Just below, Achshav Yisrael committee member Eileen Auerbach provides a report and shares some photographs taken during the event. * * * * * Professor Eran Kaplan, PhD, the Richard and […] http://bethsholomsf.org/learning-more-about-the-israeli-settlements/ Continue Reading...

Announcing Fusion Friday Kabbalat Shabbat!

Thumbbnail_FusionFridayKabbalatShabbat Beginning in 2014, the CBS community has gathered on the third Friday of each month to welcome Shabbat with uplifting song. This spirited 3rd Friday Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service has grown in popularity over the past two years, providing its many participants with a transformative experience that is as moving as it is joyful. This […] http://bethsholomsf.org/announcing-fusion-friday-kabbalat-shabbat/ Continue Reading...

The Israeli Settlements

Thumbnail_IsraeliSettlement Buy your tickets for our upcoming Achshav Yisrael program! “The Israeli Settlements: A Historical Overview and Current Developments” will take place on Sunday, May 7, 3 – 5:30 p.m., in Koret Hall. What are the Israeli settlements, and what is their legal status? Israel is perpetually in the media spotlight, and news coverage is full […] http://bethsholomsf.org/the-israeli-settlements/ Continue Reading...

Pesach – Day 5

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Pesach5777 “Roots, man — we’re talking about Jewish roots, you want to know more? Check on Elijah the prophet. … yeah — these are my roots, I suppose. Am I looking for them? … I ain’t looking for them in synagogues … I can tell you that much.” — Bob Dylan, 1983 Is the Messiah a […] http://bethsholomsf.org/pesach-day-5/ Continue Reading...

Vayakhel — Exodus 35:1 – 38:20

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Vayakhel While participating on the Rabin Community Building Mission to Israel, I came to realize just how much community is founded upon shared values and built upon shared practice. On this mission, I learned from Dr. Sarale Shadmi-Wortman from Oranim College in Eretz Yisrael, who taught that there are five lenses for measuring community building: (a) […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayakhel-exodus-351-3820-2/ Continue Reading...

Israel Mission Remembrance (I)

Thumbnail_IsraelMission_GroupPhoto_Jerusalem From December 22, 2016 – January 2, 2017, almost 30 members of the CBS community traveled to Israel as part of the CBS/Kol Shofar Intergenerational Communal Family Mission. The trip itinerary was thoughtfully designed by Rabbis Aubrey Glazer and Susan Leider (Kol Shofar), and we’ve heard from many participants about how extraordinary and memorable an […] http://bethsholomsf.org/israel-mission-remembrance-i/ Continue Reading...

Dr. E.M. Weitz Breakfast Club — March 26

Thumbnail_Enigma_(crittografia)_-_Museo_scienza_e_tecnologia_Milano On Sunday, March 26, at 9 a.m., please join CBS congregant Newman Fisher for a talk on Jewish cryptology. Cryptology literally means “secret writing.” More generally, the word describes the creation of protocols used to write messages that can be understood only by one’s intended audience and not by any adversaries. The history of cryptology […] http://bethsholomsf.org/dr-e-m-weitz-breakfast-club-march-26/ Continue Reading...

Makor Or High Holidays Intensive

Thumb_MakorOr It’s time to register for the Makor Or High Holidays Intensive at CBS! The High Holy Days (or High Holidays) mark the most intense period of the Jewish sacred year. Beginning with the month of Elul, we spend six weeks in preparation, prayer, meditation, reflection, and repentance (teshuvah, return) as we re-tune ourselves to our spiritual lives, pausing […] http://bethsholomsf.org/makor-or-high-holidays-intensive/ Continue Reading...

New Books In Our Library Collection

Thumb_Heart-of-Many-Rooms Rosemary Rothstein and the rest of the CBS Rabin Family Library Committee have been quite busy this past year. New books are added to our collection all the time. We invite you to come by and take a look! If you would like to check out a book, just take a card from the library […] http://bethsholomsf.org/new-books-in-our-collection/ Continue Reading...

Kezayit: FRIDAY

2FRIDAY What’s this Kezayit thing? Read here. +++++ This week, what happens when an internationally-acclaimed design firm partners with a Jewish non-profit determined to engage young and unaffiliated Jews? Friday happens! Well, the app, at least – not the day of the week, which happens every seven days, just after Thursday and before Shabbat. FRIDAY, an […] http://bethsholomsf.org/kezayit-friday/ Continue Reading...