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Purimpalooza Recap

The CBS community filled our campus on Sunday, donning costumes and good spirits for Purimpalooza: Community Purim Carnival & Spiel To Support CBS Educational Programs. We gamed, gambled, bounced, danced, ate, drank, grogged, and spieled together, toasting a temporarily inverted world. Unquestionably, the highlight of this year’s Purim celebration was Long Live The Spiel, the […] http://bethsholomsf.org/purimpalooza-recap/ Continue Reading...

The Dreidel — Unmasked!

Hanukkah is over. For a few evenings, we’ll gaze longingly at the counters, tables, and ledges where our hanukkiot so recently glowed…and then our attention will shift to family debates about which movie and Chinese restaurant is right for Christmas Day. Today, though, we hope to extend your Hanukkah glow for at least a few […] http://bethsholomsf.org/the-dreidel-unmasked/ Continue Reading...

Why Is Gambling Associated With Hanukkah?

For American Jews, it’s that time of the year again. Parents of young children are talking about “the December Dilemma,” Jewish a cappella groups are in overdrive, hanukkiot (Hanukkah menorahs) are being pulled out of deep storage, and we’re all drooling in anticipation of latkes, applesauce, and sour cream. Adam Sandler even wrote and performed […] http://bethsholomsf.org/why-is-gambling-associated-with-hanukkah/ Continue Reading...