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Jewish State or State of the Jews? Recap

On Saturday, November 11, the Achshav Yisrael committee of Beth Sholom presented Jewish State or State of the Jews: The Role of the Conservative/Masorti Movement in the Israeli Religious & Cultural Leadership of the State with Yizhar Hess, CEO of the Masorti / Conservative Movement in Israel. The presentation was generously sponsored by the Steve […] http://bethsholomsf.org/jewish-state-or-state-of-the-jews-recap/ Continue Reading...

Jewish State or State of the Jews?

Buy your tickets for our upcoming Achshav Yisrael program! “Jewish State or State of the Jews: The Role of the Conservative/Masorti Movement in the Israeli Religious & Cultural Leadership of the State” will take place on Saturday, November 11, 1 – 3 p.m., in the Sanctuary. The program will follow a community kiddush lunch (12 […] http://bethsholomsf.org/jewish-state-or-state-of-the-jews/ Continue Reading...

Pinhas — Numbers 25:10 – 30:1

“No matter how small a religion is, there will always be people within it who find some reason to break away and make it even smaller, a process that, of necessity, ultimately means conflict.“ This comment was offered by Reza Aslan, controversial sociologist of religion and host of Believer. So do we accept that belief […] http://bethsholomsf.org/pinhas-numbers-2510-301-2/ Continue Reading...

Learning More About The Israeli Settlements

Last Sunday afternoon, May 7, the Achshav Yisrael committee of CBS presented its tenth program, “The Israeli Settlements: A Historical Overview and Current Developments.” Just below, Achshav Yisrael committee member Eileen Auerbach provides a report and shares some photographs taken during the event. * * * * * Professor Eran Kaplan, PhD, the Richard and […] http://bethsholomsf.org/learning-more-about-the-israeli-settlements/ Continue Reading...

The Israeli Settlements

Buy your tickets for our upcoming Achshav Yisrael program! “The Israeli Settlements: A Historical Overview and Current Developments” will take place on Sunday, May 7, 3 – 5:30 p.m., in Koret Hall. What are the Israeli settlements, and what is their legal status? Israel is perpetually in the media spotlight, and news coverage is full […] http://bethsholomsf.org/the-israeli-settlements/ Continue Reading...

Elai Levinson’s Bar Mitzvah

Shalom. My name is Elai David Levinson, and I will be called up to read from the Torah as a bar mitzvah this Shabbat, May 6. I am a 7th grader at Claire Lilienthal Alternative School. During my free time, I can be found drawing, writing, editing my movies, drumming with my band, Planet 17, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/elai-levinsons-bar-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Shul School Continues – More Thinking Matters

We’re excited to share the winter and spring line-up for our popular Thinking Matters: Modern Jewish Philosophy mini-course series. Below, we provide an overview of February – May 2017 Thinking Matters course offerings. (The full 2016–17 mini-course overview can be accessed by clicking here.) Join our impressive line-up of local star teachers and CBS experts […] http://bethsholomsf.org/shul-school-continues-more-thinking-matters/ Continue Reading...

Israel Mission Remembrance (III)

From December 22, 2016 – January 2, 2017, almost 30 members of the CBS community traveled to Israel as part of the CBS/Kol Shofar Intergenerational Communal Family Mission. The trip itinerary was thoughtfully designed by Rabbis Aubrey Glazer and Susan Leider (Kol Shofar), and we’ve heard from many participants about how extraordinary and memorable an […] http://bethsholomsf.org/israel-mission-remembrance-iii/ Continue Reading...

Israel Mission Remembrance (II)

From December 22, 2016 – January 2, 2017, almost 30 members of the CBS community traveled to Israel as part of the CBS/Kol Shofar Intergenerational Communal Family Mission. The trip itinerary was thoughtfully designed by Rabbis Aubrey Glazer and Susan Leider (Kol Shofar), and we’ve heard from many participants about how extraordinary and memorable an […] http://bethsholomsf.org/israel-mission-remembrance-ii/ Continue Reading...

Learning About Israeli Economics & Poverty

This past Sunday afternoon, February 12, the Achshav Yisrael committee of CBS presented its ninth program, “Inequality & The Politics Of Inequality In Israel.” Just below, Achshav Yisrael committee member Eileen Auerbach provides a report and shares some photographs taken during the event. * * * * * Our speaker, Professor Michael Shalev, is a […] http://bethsholomsf.org/learning-about-israeli-economics-poverty/ Continue Reading...