|Upcoming Events & News|
Shabbat Singing at Rabbi Z's
I miss the tradition of snacking around the Shabbat table and singing Shabbat Z'mirot (traditional Shabbat songs) with friends and family. This Shabbat, May 11, there will be singing in my home (467 33rd Avenue between Geary and Clement) from 4-6 p.m.
Come if you don't know the songs, but want to learn. Come if you love to sing. All ages welcome and you do not have to be Jewish to participate. Light refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring a kosher snack to share or words of Torah to share. I am excited to sing with you!
Go all night! join together for late-night Torah study after the Community Shul Crawl on Tue/Wed May 14/15 from midnight (the time when Torah was revealed at Sinai) through Shacharit at dawn. Teachers include: Rabbi Hyman, Rabbi Zelony, Henry Hollander and Michael Thaler. Coffee will be served. Invite your friends.
• 12:00 – 1:00 a.m.
God Loves Uganda
A Private San Francisco film screening in recognition of International Day Against Homophobia & 2013 Harvey Milk DayAmerican Jewish World Service (AJWS) and Horizons Foundation invite you to attend a film screening of God Loves Uganda the powerful documentary that follows a group of American missionaries to that country and examines their impact--both religiously and through the exportation of their values--on the LGBTI community, Ugandan elected officials and influential citizens.
We would like to thank Harry Meyer. We would also like to thank Henry Hollander for his help coordinating our guest speaker, Roni Yavin, this past Sunday.
If you would like to add a name to our Yahrzeit Memorial Wall in the Sanctuary, we are currently taking orders. The deadline is May 20. Orders will be processed over the summer and will be ready by Rosh Hashanah. If you have any questions please email Julia in the office or call 415-221-8736, ext. 101.
Click here to download the 2013 Yahrzeit Plaque Order Form.
Don't forget that CBS is a Beneficiary of the Community Thrift Store! We are lucky to be one of CTS's limited partners. This is a great opportunity to help with fundraising efforts for Beth Sholom and also the perfect time to get rid of your clutter. We need to produce $200 worth of sold items in order to keep our spot on CTS's roster. Please make your donations and indicate that Congregation Beth Sholom (#222) is your charity.
CTS accepts second-hand items, including clothing, jewelry, books, bikes, housewares, furniture, etc., sells them and gives most of the proceeds to charities designated by the donors. Located at 623 Valencia St., between 17th and 18th streets; 415.861.4910. The 'donation door' is around the corner from this address. Check out the website for more information on hours, what kinds of donations are accepted, and pick-up service for larger estates and items. www.communitythriftsf.org.
You do not have to be a member of Beth Sholom so please encourage your friends to donate to CTS and give the goods to #222. Thanks for your support!
Click here for Ben's donation page.
If you would like to participate in the ride or volunteer during the weekend, please register here.
Thank You Hazon for Supporting Our Z’raim Garden Project!
Hazon awarded Beth Sholom a generous grant for our Z’raim gardening project this year. The Golden Gate Ride is an annual fundraiser that supports their environmental grants.We received a generous grant from Hazon for our Z’raim Garden Project, which will help to expand our existing garden and landscape on Eva Gunther Plaza for our preschool and Hebrew school students, parents, and congregants. Further developing our small outdoor garden will build community around the shared experience of nurturing life and growing the food that is central to so many of the Jewish traditions we celebrate. The garden will include both edible and non-edible plants and fruit trees, providing opportunities for children and adults to grow food primarily for use at the synagogue and for teachers to develop a curriculum that emphasizes Jewish traditions of stewardship in an urban agricultural context.
To participate in the Golden Gate Bike Ride please contact Rabbi Elana Zelony
Announcing a new partnership with Sports Basement open for anyone to use! Just mention "Beth Sholom Preschool" at the check out and receive a 10% discount. Another 5% of your purchase is donated back to the school. Sport's Basement has great sports equipment, shoes, water bottles, bikes, camping gear, skiing gear and more to buy or rent. There are locations in Potrero Hill and the Presidio.
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