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Take Us Out To The Ball Game!

It’s that time of the year again! CBS invites you to join your fellow congregants and other members of the Bay Area Jewish community for San Francisco Giants Jewish Heritage Night on Monday, August 21. This annual celebration of Jewish identity and heritage is always a home run of fun, and this year the fellas […] http://bethsholomsf.org/take-us-out-to-the-ball-game/ Continue Reading...

Dance The Pain Away

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...

Responding to the Executive Order on Migration and Refugees

This Shabbat, from 11 – 11:45 a.m., please join us for a special bimah dialogue featuring Rabbi Glazer, Dr. Lindsay Gifford (Assistant Professor of International Studies and Anthropology, University of San Francisco), and Vlad Khaykin (Associate Director for the Anti-Defamation League in San Francisco). As the world faces the most severe refugee crisis since World […] http://bethsholomsf.org/responding-to-the-refugee-ban/ Continue Reading...

Stories A Poem From The Minyan

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...

Kezayit: Kitniyot

What’s this Kezayit thing? Read here. +++++ CBS prides itself on the relatively diverse make-up of our community but, like the majority of synagogues in the United States, most of our members identify as Ashkenazim or subscribe to Ashkenazi minhag (custom). For observant Ashkenazi Jews, Pesach (Passover) dietary restrictions are especially onerous. Like other Jews, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/kezayit-kitniyot/ Continue Reading...