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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...

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...

Bo — Exodus 10:1–13:16

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Bo “No more exploitation of the weak, racial discrimination, or ghettoes of poverty! Never again!“ So declared Pope John Paul II in 1999. He called for a different way of living in keeping with his religious ideals, and he argued that the Church should not achieve these goals through partisan politics or by revolutionary violence. The […] http://bethsholomsf.org/bo-exodus-101-1316-2/ Continue Reading...

VeZot Ha’Berachah
Deuteronomy 33:1 – 34:12

thumb_coverdesign_vezothaberachah Please note that Parashat VeZot Ha’Berachah is read during the Simchat Torah service, which will take place on Tuesday, October 25. This Saturday, October 22, is Shabbat Sukkot, during which we read a selection from Parashat Ki Tissa. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) once remarked: “Zion is in ruins, Jerusalem lies in the dust. All […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vezot-haberachah-deuteronomy-331-3412/ 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: Burn, Baby, Burn!

Bonfire_thumb What’s this Kezayit thing? Read here. +++++ Lag B’Omer is this Thursday, May 26 (18 Iyar). Although the holiday has been getting more press in recent years, it continues to go largely ignored by most Jewish Americans. But maybe that’s about to change? A concerted effort is being made by some contemporary Jewish leaders to […] http://bethsholomsf.org/kezayit-burn-baby-burn/ Continue Reading...

Elise Taubman’s Bat Mitzvah

Elise_thumb Shalom! My name is Elise Taubman and I am a 7th grader at the Brandeis School of San Francisco. At Brandeis, I enjoy taking electives on computer programming and discussing Shakespeare with my classmates in my English class. The best part of school is that I get to hang out with a great group of […] http://bethsholomsf.org/elise-taubmans-bat-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Emor — Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23

CoverDesign_Emor In a candid moment, the renowned American scholar of the Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels (b. 1943), once remarked that her research of these early religious texts taught her something interesting: “These ancient stories in religion speak to our desire. But they move us toward hope.” Where might one experience this correlation between desire and hope […] http://bethsholomsf.org/emor-leviticus-211-2423/ Continue Reading...

Kezayit: Counting the Omer

Thumb_Gif_Omer5 What’s this Kezayit thing? Read here. +++++ Another Pesach (Passover) has come and gone. The next Jewish holiday on the radar of many Jews is Rosh Hashanah, but even if we ignore the “minor” holidays and observances — if, for example, you won’t be fasting on the 17th of Tammuz (July 24) — Shavuot is […] http://bethsholomsf.org/kezayit-counting-the-omer/ Continue Reading...

Rabbi’s Message: 7th Day Passover 5776

CoverDesign3_PartingSea Now that the seders are over, where is Passover leading us? What is the spiritual texture of the journey that leads us onwards as we reach the seventh day of Passover? The seventh day of Passover is a time for reimagining what our world would look like — without Pharaoh, without the Angel of Death. […] http://bethsholomsf.org/rabbis-message-7th-day-passover-5776/ Continue Reading...