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The High Holy Days At CBS

Thumb_Machzor CBS looks forward to sharing the High Holy Days with you this fall. The High Holy Days provide us with an unparalleled opportunity to take stock and reconnect with our deeper selves. Importantly, the spiritual drama and possibility of the “Days of Awe” are matched by the pleasure of spending time with so many friends, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/the-high-holy-days-at-cbs-2/ Continue Reading...

Renew Our Days: The High Holy Days Unbound

Thumbnail_AvivaChernick Shaliach tzibbur (prayer leader), musician, and teacher Aviva Chernick returns again to CBS to lead Renew Our Days: The High Holy Days Unbound, a special, two-part service occurring on the mornings of Rosh Hashanah Day 1 and Yom Kippur. Renew Our Days is a prayer lab, a non-halachic service (e.g., there is no Torah service) inspired by traditional liturgy, but not […] http://bethsholomsf.org/renew-our-days-the-high-holy-days-unbound-2/ Continue Reading...

Matot / Massei — Numbers 30:2 – 36:13

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Massei Parashat Matot The final of the four tangible ways of measuring the intangibles of intentional community that I learned with Dr. Sarale Shadmi-Wortman (Oranim College of Education) during the Rabin Bay Area Leadership Mission to Israel is Meaningfulness: “My uniqueness is an important resource and influence for the group.” As we read this week in […] http://bethsholomsf.org/matot-massei-numbers-302-3613/ Continue Reading...

Announcing Fusion Friday Kabbalat Shabbat!

Thumbbnail_FusionFridayKabbalatShabbat Beginning in 2014, the CBS community has gathered on the third Friday of each month to welcome Shabbat with uplifting song. This spirited 3rd Friday Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service has grown in popularity over the past two years, providing its many participants with a transformative experience that is as moving as it is joyful. This […] http://bethsholomsf.org/announcing-fusion-friday-kabbalat-shabbat/ Continue Reading...

Tazria / Metzora – Leviticus 12:1-15:33

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Tazria-Metzora Debate still abounds as to how best translate the key terms tumah and taharah — signatures of Leviticus (see, for example, Chapter 12). Purity and impurity? Ritual fitness or exclusion? Death and rebirth? I continue to return to the inspired translation of theologian Rachel Adler, who teaches that tumah and taharah are best rendered as […] http://bethsholomsf.org/tazria-metzora-leviticus-121-1533/ Continue Reading...

From Tiberias With Love

Thumbnail_Roberts We’re pleased to announce From Tiberias With Love: Letters of Spiritual Direction from 1777 Community in Eretz Yisrael, a four-session mini-course that will meet at 8 a.m. on Thursdays in March (2, 9, 16, 23), immediately following morning minyan. Scroll down to register now! Does distance really make the heart grow fonder? What would you […] http://bethsholomsf.org/from-tiberias-with-love/ Continue Reading...

The Financial Four — January 17, 2017

Thumb_Donation_CBSYellow Today, the latest edition of The Financial Four, an update from our Interim Director of Finance, Missy Sue Mastel. ***** Happy Secular New Year! I think we’re especially fortunate to have two New Year celebrations; I use one for my spiritual health and the other for my (and incidentally, the synagogue’s) financial well-being. Some people […] http://bethsholomsf.org/the-financial-four-january-17-2017/ Continue Reading...

Stories A Poem From The Minyan

thumb_theark_poemillustration The beating heart of CBS is our minyan. We are the only synagogue in the Bay Area with a twice-daily, egalitarian minyan, one in which women and men play equal roles. Morning and evening, we join as one in the intimate Gronowski Family Chapel and carry on our rich tradition of communal worship. We come […] http://bethsholomsf.org/stories-a-poem-from-the-minyan/ Continue Reading...

The High Holy Days At CBS

Thumbnail_JWeekly_HHDAvertisement The “Days of Awe” are almost upon us – again! As another year draws to a close, we look forward to the next. We also look forward to sharing the High Holy Days with you this October! No matter how “late” they may seem this year, the High Holy Days are always a good time […] http://bethsholomsf.org/the-high-holy-days-at-cbs/ Continue Reading...

Renew Our Days: The High Holy Days Unbound

Thumbnail_AvivaChernick Shaliach tzibbur (prayer leader), musician, and teacher Aviva Chernick returns to CBS to lead Renew Our Days: The High Holy Days Unbound, a special, two-part prayer lab occurring on the mornings of Rosh Hashanah Day 1 and Yom Kippur. Renew Our Days is not halachic (e.g., there is no Torah service or sermon) – the service is based on traditional liturgy, but […] http://bethsholomsf.org/renew-our-days-the-high-holy-days-unbound/ Continue Reading...