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Member Profile : Mark & Jenny Bernstein

Today, we invite you to meet (or reconnect) with congregants Mark & Jenny Bernstein. How long have you been members of Beth Sholom? Mark: Approximately 18 years. Jenny: About 40 years. How long have you lived in the Bay Area? Mark: Since 1989. Jenny: I’m a San Francisco native. Mark, where are you from originally? […] http://bethsholomsf.org/community-member-profile-mark-jenny-bernstein/ Continue Reading...

Staff Member Profile : Beth Jones

Sometimes it feels like Congregation Beth Sholom is always changing or trying out new things. We realize there can be mixed feelings about that. On the one hand, the idea that our community has been recognized for having some of the Bay Area’s most innovative Jewish programming and interesting speakers is exciting, but we know […] http://bethsholomsf.org/staff-member-profile-beth-jones/ Continue Reading...

Aliyah Baruch’s Bat Mitzvah

My name is Aliyah Baruch. I attend Aptos Middle School and I am in the seventh grade. I like playing soccer, hanging out with my friends and family, taking care of animals, and traveling. On April 22, I will have my bat mitzvah. It is a big milestone in my life that I will be […] http://bethsholomsf.org/aliyah-baruchs-bat-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Tetzaveh — Exodus 27:20–30:10

Kenneth Cole, celebrated fashion designer and former congregant of mine in New York, once remarked: “Look good, for good.“ To outfit spiritual change, all priests or kohanim wear: (1) a full- length linen tunic [ketonet]; (2) linen breeches [michnasayim]; (3) a linen headdress, or turban [mitznefet]; and (4) a long, waist sash [avnet]. To manifest […] http://bethsholomsf.org/tetzaveh-exodus-2720-3010-2/ Continue Reading...

Sabina Lyon-Freedman’s Bat Mitzvah

My name is Sabina Lyon-Freedman, and I’m in the 7th grade at Roosevelt Middle School. I enjoy playing violin, baking, acting, reading, watching movies, writing novels and poems, spending time with friends (including some of my best friends at Beth Sholom), and petting my cat, Buster. For my bat mitzvah this coming Shabbat, I will […] http://bethsholomsf.org/sabina-freedmans-bat-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Mystics of Mile End Book Talk

On Monday, April 25, author Sigal Samuel will present a book talk about her acclaimed debut novel, The Mystics of Mile End, which tells the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family obsessed with climbing the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life. Brother and sister Lev and Samara Meyer live in Montreal’s Mile End — a mashup of […] http://bethsholomsf.org/mystics-of-mile-end-book-talk/ Continue Reading...