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Purimpalooza Recap

Thumbnail_Purimpalooza13_March2017 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 Financial Four — March 21, 2017

Thumb_Donation_CBSYellow Today, the latest edition of The Financial Four, an update from our Interim Director of Finance, Missy Sue Mastel. ***** Dear Chaverim, It’s March, and while it may have gone unnoticed to some, I’m proud to say that Scott and I celebrated our one-year anniversary of living together and working together at the shul! It’s […] http://bethsholomsf.org/the-financial-four-march-21-2017/ Continue Reading...

PURIMPALOOZA!

Thumbnail_Purimpalooza2 Mark your calendars for a doozy of a party! PURIMPALOOZA: Community Purim Carnival & Spiel To Support CBS Educational Programs Sunday, March 12 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Koret Hall, CBS campus Carnival: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Long Live The Spiel!: 2 – 3 p.m. Megillah reading: 3 – 4 p.m. Political intrigue, unrestrained […] http://bethsholomsf.org/purimpalooza/ Continue Reading...

Dance The Pain Away

Thumb_DancingHasids It’s easy for us to shirk our Jewish responsibility to wrestle with the more challenging and anachronistic aspects of our tradition. In a few weeks, when we read Parashat Vayikra, we’ll reconsider the ancient Israelites‘ sacrificial practices, which seem quite alien to us today. Yet the psychological distance imposed by time and social change doesn’t […] http://bethsholomsf.org/dance-the-pain-away/ Continue Reading...

Megillah Gras In Pictures

AdamHertzLionOfJudahJoanReinhardtReissWonderWoman_MegillahGras_CBS_March2016 The CBS community filled our campus yesterday afternoon and evening, turning out en masse for Megillah Gras: Community Purim Fundraiser To Benefit CBS Education. We played, danced, ate, drank, and grogged together into the night, toasting a temporarily inverted world. The shared enthusiasm and warmth of the event was palpable; our hearts are full. Special […] http://bethsholomsf.org/megillah-gras-in-pictures/ Continue Reading...

Kezayit (An Olive’s Worth): A Proper Purim Greeting

Invert2 Purim is almost here! It won’t be long before we’re masked, spieling, ring tossing, and bottoms upping! Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 12, 2017, when our PURIMPALOOZA: Community Purim Carnival & Spiel To Support CBS Educational Programs will take place! +++++ According to Wikipedia, Quora, and just about any website we could find, there […] http://bethsholomsf.org/a-proper-purim-greeting/ Continue Reading...

Megillah Gras!

MegillahGras_Poster2 Mark your calendars for the one Purim party you don’t want to miss! AND BUY YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS NOW! Megillah Gras: Community Purim Fundraiser To Benefit CBS Education Wednesday, March 23 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. Koret Hall, CBS campus It’s time to celebrate a world turned upside down, people! It’s Megillah Gras time! Join the […] http://bethsholomsf.org/megillah-gras/ Continue Reading...

Shul School: “Thinking Matters” Resumes

thinker Our “Thinking Matters: Modern Jewish Philosophy”course series continues this winter! Join an impressive line-up of teachers to wrestle with the exciting and challenging questions of modern Jewish philosophy! Can there be such a thing as a Jewish philosophy, or a philosophy of Judaism? How have Jewish traditions participated in the philosophical canon? How are Judaism […] http://bethsholomsf.org/shul-school-thinking-matters-2/ Continue Reading...

Why Is Gambling Associated With Hanukkah?

Dreidel2 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...

What’s A Jew To Do With The Pagan Pull Of Halloween?

Halloween When I was a painting major in high school, I was a nominally-affiliated Conservative Jew wrestling with a challenging conundrum. What image should I choose for my inevitable tattoo? My entire peer group was preoccupied with the counter-culture of punk, and it was a given that either a piercing or tattooing was a de rigeur part […] http://bethsholomsf.org/whats-a-jew-to-do-with-the-pagan-pull-of-halloween/ Continue Reading...