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Aliyah Baruch’s Bat Mitzvah

Thumbnail_AliyahBaruch 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...

Noah Eshaghpour-Silberman’s Bar Mitzvah

Thumbnail_NoahEshaghpour-Silberman Hello! Salam! My name is Noah Eshaghpour-Silberman. On March 11th, I will celebrate the milestone of becoming a bar mitzvah in front of the Beth Sholom community. I am a 7th Grader at Presidio Middle School, and my many interests include cooking, performing, musical theater, fashion, design, and art exhibits. In this week’s Torah portion, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/noah-eshaghpour-silbermans-bar-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Shana Cohen’s Bat Mitzvah

Thumbnail_ShanaCohen Hello! Hej! Jambo! Hola! שלום! Bonjour! Hallo! Helló! My name is Shana Cohen, and I am a third generation San Franciscan and a student at Gateway Middle School. I like soccer (I play on SF Sol), reading, spending time with family and friends, animals, horseback riding, art, and being creative. I am bilingual – I […] http://bethsholomsf.org/shana-cohens-bat-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Arlo Novicoff’s Bar Mitzvah

Thumbnail_ArloNovicoff Shalom, my name is Arlo Novicoff. I’m a 7th grader at A.P. Giannini Middle School. In my free time, I like to play sports and hang out in the city with my family and friends. I’m interested in traveling, good food, history, and math. This coming Shabbat, February 11, I will become a bar mitzvah. […] http://bethsholomsf.org/arlo-novicoffs-bar-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

High Holy Days Sermons And Teachings

thumbnail_rabbiglazer_interviewcapture Many congregants have requested copies of Rabbi Glazer‘s High Holy Days sermons and teachings. Sermons are meant to be heard (not read), so we’re delighted to report that Rabbi Glazer has recorded each and every one of his Yamim Noraim service contributions for your listening edification. As a bonus, we’ve included Rabbi Glazer’s thoughtful drash […] http://bethsholomsf.org/high-holy-days-sermons-teachings/ Continue Reading...

Sabina Lyon-Freedman’s Bat Mitzvah

thumbnail_sabinalyonfreedman 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...

Vayeira— Genesis 18:12–2:24

thumbnail_coverdesign_vayeira How many trials must we overcome in life? Abraham is said to have overcome ten trials. Notice the way language links them: “Go…to the land I shall show” (Genesis 12:1) to “Sacrifice your son on one of the mountains I shall show you” (Genesis 22:2). Clearly then, Lech Lecha last week is linked with Vayeira […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayeira-genesis-181-2224-2/ Continue Reading...

Lech Lecha — Genesis 12:1-17:27

thumbnail_coverdesign_lechlecha We move from the displacement associated with the Tower of Babel at the end of last week’s reading to even deeper displacement this week as the Torah introduces us to the journey of Abram and Sarai. Their leaving home can be thought of as the setting of a tripwire, a process of setting in motion […] http://bethsholomsf.org/lech-lecha-genesis-121-1727-2/ Continue Reading...

Noa Shenkar’s Bat Mitzvah

thumb_noashenkar Shalom! My name is Noa Shenkar, and I’m excited to step up to the bimah for the first time and lead the CBS community in prayer! I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve studied with Rabbi Glazer and Rabbi Elisheva [Salamo]. It is fun to learn more about the Torah, and to discuss the messages in my […] http://bethsholomsf.org/noa-shenkars-bat-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Myles Sloan’s Bar Mitzvah

thumb_mylessloan Shalom! My name is Myles and I am in 7th grade at the Brandeis School of San Francisco. I like to read, hang out with my friends, play video games, rock climb (both indoors and outdoors), and ski. I am excited and a little nervous to share my bar mitzvah with my family, friends, and […] http://bethsholomsf.org/myles-sloans-bar-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...