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Fusion Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Is Back!

CBS is proud to announce the return of Fusion Friday Kabbalat Shabbat, a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service that provides its many participants with a transformative experience that is as moving as it is joyful. Led by Rabbi Aubrey Glazer, the Shir Hashirim Ensemble – Hazzan Richard Kaplan, violinist Lila Sklar, and Sheldon Brown (on clarinet, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/fusion-friday-kabbalat-shabbat-is-back/ Continue Reading...

Mishpatim — Exodus 21:1–24:18

Robert Cover (1943-1986), the renowned law professor and activist at Yale Law School, once remarked that every legal system or nomos had woven within its own narrative or story. Cover taught that everyone lives in at least one nomos, by which he means a normative universe. A normative universe is “a world of right and […] http://bethsholomsf.org/mishpatim-exodus-211-2418-3/ Continue Reading...

Announcing Fusion Friday Kabbalat Shabbat!

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...

Our Talmud Shiur Resumes

Henry Hollander, leader of our CBS Talmud shiur (study or lesson), wants to learn with you. Talmud study returns next Tuesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room. Participants will begin the fourth chapter of Tractate Shabbat using the Adin Steinsaltz edition of the Talmud. If you don’t have a copy, bring […] http://bethsholomsf.org/our-talmud-shiur-resumes/ Continue Reading...

Mishpatim — Exodus 21:1–24:18

Consider this audacious claim: halacha is inextricably intertwined with Kabbalah or, put another way, the law is intertwined with mysticism. Could this really be so? Are there many areas of Jewish life in which kabbalistic practice entered mainstream halachic practice? If so, what effect might this reality have upon this week’s otherwise seemingly dry articulation […] http://bethsholomsf.org/mishpatim-exodus-211-2418-2/ Continue Reading...

Noah — Genesis 6:9-11:32

Living in a world where hate-mongering, half-truths, and outright lies are so prevalent in our national media, on local college campuses, and even on social networks with our “friends,” we might justifiably wonder — do we again find ourselves in a state where speech is exiled? This “exile of speech” is referred to by Jewish […] http://bethsholomsf.org/noah-genesis-69-1132-2/ Continue Reading...

Camp Ramah Galim

Riding Your Wave In the Sea of Judaism: The Start-up Camp Ramah Galim There is nothing quite like the oceanic rhythm of Camp Ramah campers and staff surrounding you from dawn till dusk. In those eternal moments, you begin to feel the pulse of this camp’s namesake — Galim. Singing, dancing, exploring, studying, rock climbing, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/camp-ramah-galim/ Continue Reading...

Rabbi’s Message: 7th Day Passover 5776

Now that the seders are over, where is Passover leading us? What is the spiritual texture of the journey that leads us onwards as we reach the seventh day of Passover? The seventh day of Passover is a time for reimagining what our world would look like — without Pharaoh, without the Angel of Death. […] http://bethsholomsf.org/rabbis-message-7th-day-passover-5776/ Continue Reading...

Mishpatim — Exodus 21:1-24:18

What is the deeper story woven into this week’s otherwise seemingly dry articulation of 23 imperative and 30 prohibitions? As Jewish historian Jacob Katz (born November 15, 1904, in Magyargencs, Hungary, and died May 20, 1998, in Israel) insisted in his book Halakhah and Kabbalah: Studies in the History of Jewish Religion, its Various Faces […] http://bethsholomsf.org/mishpatim-exodus-211-2418/ Continue Reading...

An Overview of Rabbi Glazer’s Israel Trip

From Sunday, December 20, 2015 – Sunday, January 3, 2016, Rabbi Glazer will visit Israel to present some of his recent research, give book talks, study with renowned Israeli scholars, and participate in a program for college students. On December 24, he will teach in the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem‘s Winter Break study program, Ta’amu […] http://bethsholomsf.org/an-overview-of-rabbi-glazers-israel-trip/ Continue Reading...