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Introducing Fress

Thumbnail_Fress_Color1_v7.3 Fress: (frĕs, Yiddish) verb   1. To eat heartily, with great   enthusiasm. noun   1. One-of-a-kind, high-quality,   and delicious kosher foods   brought right to you. About Fress Fress is an exciting new kosher food service. This is the Bay Area – we set the standard for health-conscious food. Every Fress kosher recipe is lovingly prepared with old-world […] http://bethsholomsf.org/introducing-fress/ Continue Reading...

The Financial Four — October 11, 2016

sorcerorsapprentice Today, the latest edition of The Financial Four, an update from our Interim Director of Finance, Missy Sue Mastel. ***** Dear Friends, It would be hard for me to believe that we are where we are today but for the fact that I spent the last six weeks bearing witness to the Herculean efforts of […] http://bethsholomsf.org/the-financial-four-october-11-2016/ Continue Reading...

Shemini — Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47

thumb_CoverDesign_Shemini Playwright Harold Pinter (b. 1930) once remarked: “There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.” And yet distinctions are critical to making informed choices. Firstly, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/shemini-leviticus-91-1147/ Continue Reading...

Kezayit (An Olive’s Worth): What’s In A Name? (Or What’s With Orev?)

CoverDesign3_Raven Now and again, someone asks me why I sign my CBS emails with a two-part first name: Christopher Orev. Fair question. In day-to-day life, I prioritize my given, secular name, Christopher. In this respect, I’m like most Jewish Americans. My patronymic Hebrew name, Orev ben Avraham Avinu v’ Sarah Imanu, is known by very few […] http://bethsholomsf.org/whats-in-a-name-or-whats-with-orev/ Continue Reading...

Kezayit (An Olive’s Worth): A “Jewfish”?

Kezayit_other The closing section of each CBS HaLuach newsletter features a Jewish-interest news item or curiosity. We generally prioritize the obscure and offbeat, and we welcome suggestions. What’s with the name? A kezayit (literally meaning “like an olive”) is a Talmudic unit of measure. Halachically speaking, it is the minimum amount food or drink one can […] http://bethsholomsf.org/kezayit-an-olives-worth-a-jewfish/ Continue Reading...

Let Jane Create The Feast Of Your Dreams!

JaneSykes_Kitchen_other Because CBS has an on-site kosher kitchen facility with our very own Executive Chef, we are able to create custom menus for Shabbat kiddush luncheons and other catered events. We invite you to work with Executive Chef Jane Sykes to create the feast of your dreams! Sample menus are available by request, but Jane will […] http://bethsholomsf.org/let-jane-create-the-feast-of-your-dreams/ Continue Reading...