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Shemini – Leviticus 9:1-11:47

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Shemini You are what you eat, so they say. But more importantly, as Jews, we eat only in the context of creation. In this week’s reading, Shemini, aside from Aaron’s mysterious silence in the face of his sons’ immolation, we are drawn into the distinctions conveyed through our dietary laws. The laws of kashrut are commanded, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/shemini-leviticus-91-1147-2/ Continue Reading...

Shul School Is Back In Session!

ThinkingMatters_wide Our popular Thinking Matters: Modern Jewish Philosophy mini-course series kicks off a new semester next week! Below, we provide an overview of September – November 2016 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 to wrestle with […] http://bethsholomsf.org/shul-school-is-back-in-session/ Continue Reading...

VaYelekh — Deuteronomy 31:1 – 30

thumbnail_coverdesign_vayelekh A remarkable conversation between two Jewish luminaries took place a few years ago, when neuroscientist Eric Kandel (b. 1929) and survivor-activist Elie Wiesel (1928- 2016) – both Nobel Laureates – reflected on memory and forgetting. Wiesel reminded us that we must never forget, while Kandel taught that the best way to do this is by remaining active, social, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayelekh-deuteronomy-311-30/ 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...

Announcing The Gathering Essay Competition

2Crop_TheGathering1 CBS is delighted to announce an exciting cultural and learning opportunity for families in our community! Playwright Arje Shaw is generously sponsoring an essay writing competition for CBS teenagers (at or around b’nai mitzvah age). Shaw invites teens who are interested in participating to attend his critically-acclaimed play, The Gathering, during its upcoming run at […] http://bethsholomsf.org/announcing-the-gathering-essay-competition/ Continue Reading...

HAGGADAH

25_18x24 Announcing HAGGADAH, a new CBS exhibition opening in the Kahn Gallery on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at 5 p.m. Passover, perhaps more than any other holiday, is steeped in tradition and ritual. Fortunately, we have a wonderful, step-by-step guide through the seder – the Haggadah. The CBS Rabin Family Library has dozens of Haggadot that […] http://bethsholomsf.org/haggadah/ Continue Reading...

Mystics of Mile End Book Talk

Sigal headshot (1) On Monday, April 25, author Sigal Samuel will present a book talk about her acclaimed debut novel, The Mystics of Mile End, which tells the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family obsessed with climbing the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life. Brother and sister Lev and Samara Meyer live in Montreal’s Mile End — a mashup of […] http://bethsholomsf.org/mystics-of-mile-end-book-talk/ Continue Reading...

Shul School: “Thinking Matters”

thinker Congregation Beth Sholom’s Thinking Matters course series continues this fall.Join our impressive line-up of teachers to wrestle withsome of the exciting and challenging questions of modern Jewish philosophy! “Thinking Matters: 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 […] http://bethsholomsf.org/shul-school-thinking-matters/ Continue Reading...