CBS HaLuach, July 12 - 18

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Beth Sholom this week.

Did you miss the email version of our HaLuach newsletter? Are you not on our mailing list, but you're interested in learning more about what's happening at Beth Sholom this week?

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To read the online version of our July 12 - 18 HaLuach, please click here.

CBS HaLuach, July 5 - 11

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Beth Sholom this week.

Did you miss the email version of our HaLuach newsletter? Are you not on our mailing list, but you're interested in learning more about what's happening at Beth Sholom this week?

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To read the online version of our July 5 - 11 HaLuach, please click here.

Welcome Ain Family!

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Rabbi Dan Ain and Alana Joblin Ain hanging a mezuzah on the doorpost of their new home in San Francisco

This week, CBS welcomes our new Rabbi and his family to San Francisco! Rabbi Dan Ain, his wife Alana, and children Autumn and Samson moved in last week!

Thanks to all of our congregants who pitched in to help the Ains during the move and transition. It's wonderful to know they are already making connections and becoming part of the CBS community as they settle in.

Rabbi Ain is looking forward to meeting all of you. Take a moment to welcome him on an upcoming Shabbat. Also, take part in the weekly morning study sessions he will lead on Mondays at 8 a.m., after morning minyan. These promise to be lively discussions, and of course, there's coffee!

Email Rabbi Ain, or schedule an appointment through executive assistant, Jennifer Gale.

CBS HaLuach, June 28 - July 4

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Beth Sholom this week.

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To read the online version of our June 28 – July 4 HaLuach, please click here.

CBS HaLuach, June 21 - 27

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Beth Sholom this week.

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To read the online version of our June 21-27 HaLuach, please click here.

Esther Lopez's Bat Mitzvah

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Shalom!  My name is Esther Lopez and I am a rising 8th grader at The Brandeis School.  My favorite things to do are sing, dance, spend time with my friends, and binge watch Netflix shows.

I am so excited to share my special day with you!  Becoming a bat mitzvah raised a lot of confusing questions for me. For example, is it more important to feel holy or to do holy things? I discuss this topic and more in my dvar torah.

My parsha is Chukat which has a lot of important events.  For example, Aaron and Miriam both die. When Miriam dies, the wandering Israelites complain about the lack of water. Moses asks G-d what to do. He tells Moses to strike a rock with his staff, and there will be water. Moses gets impatient and strikes the rock twice, leading to his inability to enter the Promised Land in the future.

Thank you to Noa Bar for leading me up to this day, and to Rabbi Glazer for helping me to think about what all of this means for me. The biggest thanks goes to my friends and family for giving me the courage to become a bat mitzvah.

CBS HaLuach, June 14 – 20


Beth Sholom this week.

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To read the online version of our June 14-20 HaLuach, please click here.

Dr. Ernest M. Weitz Breakfast Club

Please join us for the upcoming Dr. Ernst M. Weitz Breakfast Club event! The speaker will be Alon Shalev, Western Regional Manager of AJWS (American Jewish World Service).

Alon will be speaking on Statelessness, Refugees & the Rohingya. This presentation is a call to action. Massive crimes against humanity are occurring against the Rohingya people of Burma, in a campaign that UN officials have deemed “a textbook example ofethnic cleansing” verging on genocide.

Learning about this and other crises of persecution taking place today is the first step to aiding those suffering these epic tragedies.


DATE: Sunday, June 24
TIME: 9–11 a.m.
WHERE: Koret Hall
COST: $15. Make checks payable to Congregation Beth Sholom (please write "Dr. Ernest M. Weitz Breakfast Club" in the note section.)

The Dr. Ernest M. Weitz Breakfast Club is a quarterly breakfast gathering featuring a thought-provoking guest speaker. The Club is dedicated to increasing knowledge of contemporary Jewish issues and ideas.

CBS HaLuach, June 7 – 13


Beth Sholom this week.

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To read the online version of our June 7-13 HaLuach, please click here.

Wexner Heritage Program participants

Two of our congregants, Angie Dalfen and Joan Laguatan, were just selected to participate in the Wexner Heritage Program!

The mission of the Wexner Heritage Program is to expand the vision of Jewish volunteer leaders, deepen their Jewish knowledge and confidence and inspire them to exercise transformative leadership in the Jewish community. The program fulfills this mission by educating up-and-coming Jewish lay leaders in the history, thought, texts and contemporary leadership challenges of the Jewish People. Several CBS members have completed this program in the past. Join us in congratulating Angie and Joan!

Angela (Angie) Dalfen was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She completed a law degree in 2001 and has worked as an attorney and graduate school administrator in a variety of settings. She currently serves as Director of Alumni Relations at UCSF, overseeing programming and community outreach for alumni nationwide.

Angie and her partner, Liz Noteware, have a son enrolled at the Brandeis School of SF, where Angie is a volunteer on the Admissions and Marketing Committee. In 2017, Angie completed a three-year term on the CBS Board of Directors. She is active in her professional organizations, as well as a number of Bay Area Jewish organizations including Kevah, Camp Tawonga, the Jewish Community Relations Council, Honeymoon Israel, and the Diller Tikkun Olam Awards.

In 2013, she was selected as one of the inaugural JCF/Keshet Pathways to Jewish Leadership Fellows. Angie is fluent in French, semi-fluent in Hebrew, and enjoys boating, swimming, skiing, and the New Yorker.



Joan Laguatan grew up in San Francisco and has been a real estate broker since 2003, after having earned her degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. She owns Canvass Properties and her most rewarding work has been helping numerous non-profits, foundations, religious organizations, businesses and families in the Jewish Community with their unique real estate needs.

Joan is a Filipino-American, Jew-by-choice, mother of two children, and a wife to a husband who has dedicated his life to public service. She is also an animal welfare advocate, vegan, an aspiring piano player, frustrated painter, licensed scuba diver, and expert challah and sushi maker.

Talya Sahara Glazer's Bat Mitzvah

DATE: Monday, June 4
TIME: 7-8 a.m., followed by a Kiddush breakfast sponsored by CBS.

We would love to have you join us at this family simcha. Please RSVP.

Shalom. My name is Talya Glazer and I love to dance. I take jazz funk and hip hop at Geary Dance Center. I love living in San Francisco, the American Jerusalem, and hope to live in Jerusalem itself one day.

One of the things I enjoy about the CBS community is being surrounded by the "regulars" who come to minyan and Shabbat services on a regular basis. They have embraced me and I am grateful for their presence. I am also grateful for their advice on everything from the best way to handle grape juice for kiddush at Kabbalat Shabbat services, to finding the best comics.

My kavvana for my bat mitzvah is to listen to the wise voice within and from the divine to follow the path of possibility.

Zinnia Estes' Bat Mitzvah

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Shalom! My name is Zinnia Estes. I am just finishing 7th grade at Presidio Middle School. My Bat Mitzvah has been a stressful, crazy, exciting process. I can’t believe I was three when I first entered the Congregation Beth Shalom community as a preschooler. After preschool, I started going to Hebrew school every week and Kabbalat Shabbat once a month. This past year, I have been studying for my big day, aka my Bat Mitzvah.

Besides Hebrew school and Bat Mitzvah prep, I have a pretty busy life. I also enjoy surfing, skating, and playing trumpet, piano, and ukulele. Oh, let's not forget my most important hobby--playing with my puppy, Django!

At first when I started working on my Bat Mitzvah I must admit I had a bad attitude about it. However, I came to like it more and more. I started to think about how cool it was that I was learning a new language. I also thought about how lucky I am to have this experience. Many generations of women before me could not have this experience and some still can’t. As I studied and prepared I was inspired to do a good job for myself and for all those who won’t have this opportunity. I also learned that hard work pays off. I know I’m going to look back on this experience and be proud of my accomplishments.

My parsha is Beha'alotecha, which translates to "when you rise up." The parsha covers a lot of material, but in general describes the Israelites’ journey through the desert. When I step up to the Torah I will be thinking about the many journeys of Jewish people that came before me.

There are a lot of people that I would like to thank. I first want to thank Rabbi Glazer and Noa Bar for helping me learn and prepare for my Bat Mitzvah. I want to thank my family and friends who are coming to the service to support me. Thank you to my parents for helping to make my Bat Mitzvah a great day.

Summer Camp!

Once again, we are offering summer camp for four weeks this summer. Summer camp will be held from Monday July 16 – August 10. Camp is flexible; you can sign up for all four weeks or only the days you need. There are two camps available.

Nature Camp
Our on site nature camp is intended for our 2 – 4 year olds. This camp is a hands on nature themed camp. The children in this camp will explore the garden, the art studio, and nature through numerous art activities. Nature Camp registration form here.

Adventure Camp
We also offer an off campus adventure camp. This camp is only available for children entering Pre-K Hey in 2018 or children graduating from Pre-K Hey in 2018. The children in Adventure Camp will spend time each day outside of the walls of CBS. They’ll explore parks, beaches, gardens, playgrounds and more. Each day, they will arrive back to campus by 1:30. They’ll spend the afternoon playing on the plaza, resting in the meditation room and they’ll have the opportunity to plan their future adventures! Adventure Camp registration form here.

Farewell Siyyum for Rabbi Glazer

Join us for a celebratory farewell to Rabbi Glazer's with a traditional siyyum (interactive communal learning) followed by Mincha service. Siyyum is a traditional service of closure to allow our congregation to bid Rabbi Glazer a fond farewell through learning and sharing, as we celebrate this milestone and next chapter as a community.

Attending a siyyum is an all-inclusive and joyful event to honor all the ways we have learned and connected to each other through Torah during Rabbi Glazer's tenure at Beth Sholom. Read Rabbi Glazer's farewell message here.

Rabbi Glazer's study will be accompanied by a traditional celebratory "third meal" that is somewhere between a cold "light meal" and a "substantial nosh." Attendees will eat while they study.

Rabbi Glazer invites everyone to bring a cue card that lists one way you have grown in your relationship to Torah at CBS under his rabbinate. On the other side, include your favorite line from the Psalms, (or, any other Jewish wisdom) we have shared formally or informally over these years together at CBS for a communal blessing.

DATE: Saturday, June 23

TIME: 4:30–6 p.m. (followed mincha 6–6:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Main Meeting Room

COST: Free, but registration is required

RSVP: Deadline to register is Monday, June 18

REGISTER NOW

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Gabriela Bernstein's Bat Mitzvah

Hello! My name is Gabriela (Gabi) Bernstein, and I am a seventh grader at the Brandeis School of San Francisco as well as a life-long member of Congregation Beth Sholom. I enjoy reading, writing, art projects, theater stage design and listening to Broadway show tunes. I also perform with a singing group called Trebles at my school.

On Saturday May 26, I will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah. I will be chanting from Parashat Naso, in the book of Numbers. The material is a giant pile of topics, all smushed together into one monster Torah portion.

The reading starts with a Levite census and details about their Tabernacle duties. We go on to learn what to do with someone who has leprosy (simple: banish them) and then, we learn about the Nazarites and their duties and abstentions. Finally, we get to the Priestly Blessing and the offerings that Tribal leaders brought to the Tabernacle. This is a lot to cover in one Torah portion, but there was one topic that stood out to me more than the others. You’ll have to come to services this Shabbat to find out which one it was!

I have found myself enjoying this process of learning trope and studying Torah. I’m excited (and nervous) for my family and friends to see me chant from the Torah and become a Bat Mitzvah.

I realize that this process would have been impossible without the support of so many. I want to thank Rabbi Batshir Torchio for guiding me on this journey over the past year, helping me learn not only to chant Torah and Haftorah, but also to find meaning in these texts. I’m also grateful to Rebecca Goodman and all the Rabbis and educators who have taught me at the preschool and religious school through the years.  Thanks as well to the staff at Congregation Beth Sholom for making this weekend possible! Thank you to my older siblings, Rafi and Daniela, for their constant support and encouragement; it was comforting for me to know they had also been through the B’nai Mitzvah process. Last but not least, thank you to my parents for being clear about how important being Jewish (and having a Bat Mitzvah) is and not letting me forget it with (gentle) nagging and (loving) speeches.

2018 Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday June 3, at 9 a.m. The meeting is an opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate, schmooze, nosh, and also attend to our synagogue's important business, including voting on new board members.

Parents, please note that we are offering free childcare (for ages 0-8) in the CBS Family Preschool during the meeting. You must register your child(ren) in advance so that we know how many childcare providers to staff.

Deadline to register for childcare is Tuesday, May 29. Please register a spot for each child.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

DATE: Sunday, June 3.

TIME: 9 a.m..

PLACE: Koret Hall

MEET THE 2018 BOARD CANDIDATES

CBS Board of Directors Slate of Nominees

 

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First Term Candidates:

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Chelseaa Bush

Chelseaa Bush was born and raised in San Francisco. She attended a SF Hebrew day school from nursery through 12th grade and is grateful to her mother for giving her this deep Jewish background. Chelseaa attended UC Berkeley and then law school at Stanford. She is now a trademark and copyright attorney at a large, national law firm.

Chelseaa has four children, including identical twin girls. They were all born within a span of three years (amazingly, that is humanly possible!) and so the Bush house is always busy! All four children have attended the CBS Family Preschool where Chelseaa has served as room parent and has helped lead the parent committee for a number of years. Chelseaa now serves on the CBS Education Committee. Chelseaa hopes to follow in her mother’s footsteps by helping provide her children--and other members of the CBS community--with an enriching connection to their Jewish heritage.

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Rafael Burde

Raf grew up Orthodox in Johannesburg, South Africa. He and his wife, Clara Brenner, have lived in the Bay Area since 2011 and were married by Rabbi Glazer in 2017. They were attracted by Beth Sholom’s respect for tradition blended with a progressive determination to make modern Jewish life appealing and meaningful.

Raf currently heads expansion for the Bay Area bike share system, Ford GoBike, and is proud to be bringing an affordable, sustainable, integrated regional mobility option to the Bay Area. He holds an MA from Stanford University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He is particularly excited to work alongside Rabbi Ain and the Board to represent and nurture the young adult segment of the community.

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Abigail (Abby) Levinson Marks

Abigail Levinson Marks is a San Francisco native who grew up at Beth Sholom and attended its religious/Hebrew school from pre-kindergarten through Confirmation (10th grade) and beyond. Abby’s parents were married by Rabbi Saul White, and many remember Abby’s grandmother, Sarah Cohen Levinson, as a fixture in the CBS community for decades.

When Abby was growing up, her parents were active in synagogue life, and her father, David Levinson, served on the Beth Sholom Board for many years. Abby and her late husband, Milton, were married by Rabbi Lew in 2001. Their children attended the Beth Sholom Family Preschool and are currently in the religious school (two as students, one as a madrich). Her older son was bar mitzvahed at CBS in 2016, and her younger two will have their b’nei mitzvah here in 2019. Abby is a clinical psychologist with a private practice working with children, adolescents and adults, and specializing in (among other things) family illness and loss.

She has worked in a variety of community mental health and training settings in the Bay Area, teaching and developing collaborative therapeutic programs within schools and medical institutions. She has a great interest in community outreach, and in building strong community and collaboration between different organizational and individual stakeholders. In 2014, Abby co-founded and now directs the Milton Marks Neuro-Oncology Family Camp, a collaborative non-profit project with UCSF, which provides an annual weekend arts-based family camp that brings respite and healing to families with a parent who has a malignant brain tumor.

Second Term Candidates:

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Jim Abrams

Jim Abrams joined Beth Sholom in 2004. He is a partner at Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP, where he specializes in commercial, multi-family, and winery real estate and financing. Prior to practicing law, he had a 10-year career in government and banking. Jim serves on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid at Work.

Jim provides pro-bono legal services to a number of nonprofit organizations including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Northern California Community Loan Fund and the Community Music Center. In addition to spending the High Holy Days at Beth Sholom, he enjoys attending lectures, art tours, baseball games, wine tastings and musical events at or with members of Beth Sholom. He can often be spotted at the symphony, opera, ballet, art openings, falafel stands worldwide and sometimes even playing clarinet.

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David Madfes

David Madfes was born in San Francisco and has lived here his entire life. He graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BS in Biology. He earned his Secondary Teaching Credential and an MAT in Biology. With three careers behind him, he is retired from teaching science, mathematics, and computer technology from Lowell and Lincoln High Schools.

David is also retiring from the United States Naval Reserve (retired with rank of Commander), and is semi-retired from work as a general contractor. David and his late wife, Tania, joined CBS over 40 years ago and became active members. He feels that the Board provides an opportunity for him to help guide the congregation in ways that make it appealing to a wide variety of interests, thereby increasing membership and participation.

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Harris Weinberg

Harris Weinberg has been a member of CBS since his arrival in San Francisco in 1977; he joined the shul just days after his move from Vermont. Harris was born and raised in an Orthodox immigrant community in Louisville, Kentucky — a true fact notwithstanding the widespread belief that such communities did not exist in cities of that size or locale.

This is Harris’ third term on the CBS Board. He first served in the early 1980s, and then again in 2009; he accepted this third appointment in 2015. Harris was, long ago, a trial lawyer; he has been a full time mediator for the past 25 years. Harris is married to Dana Corvin. He is the father of three grown children, all of whom live in San Francisco and all of whom were raised and became b’nai mitzvah at CBS. He is blessed with five grandchildren.

 

Nominees by Petition:

Separate from the Board’s nominations for directors, Section 5.2 of our CBS bylaws provides for nomination of additional board candidates by petition. Each petition for nomination must be signed by 10 members in good standing. We have received five petitions for nomination, and are providing the biographical information of the nominees by petition below.

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David Golden

David is a native San Franciscan. His grandfather Morse immigrated in 1881, and had a large tailor shop near Union Square until 1906. David lives with his wife Keiko who converted at CBS. Keiko is a Makor Or participant and a CBS ritual committee member. For over 10 years, she has organized Koret High Holiday Services. Their daughter, Sarah, went to CBS preschool and Hebrew school. They are CBS members since 1997.

In support of Israel, David assisted the JCRC in building out the shul-based Israel Action Committees. He serves on the Board of the American Friends of LIBI.

David has an SM degree from the MIT Sloan Management School. His profession is to empower organizations with efficient and effective business systems, a mix of business consulting and software development. He has organized dozens of professional and MIT alumni events. He’s been a behind-the-scenes organizer for numerous political campaigns including Jeff Adachi’s inaugural campaign. Prior to MIT David worked in Washington D.C. as a policy analyst, striving to protect the US defense technology base, and drafted the DoD position for PRM-43 during the Carter administration.

He joined CBS at a golden period, and is looking forward to bringing that into the present. Rabbi Lew (z"l) said in the HaRuach Vol 3. No.3 Elul 2004, "What was true of the Mishcan would become the dugma."

Rabbi Lew also said, "... it is that in the course of building a place that expresses our core spiritual values and serves as the locus for a spiritual community, those values begin to clarify themselves and that community begins to take shape."

David is delighted to join the current Board and work towards shaping such a community.

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Irène Minkowsky

Born in Brussels, Belgium, Irène have lived most over adult life in America and is a proud American citizen. She and her husband, Robert, raised their children, Benjamin and Rafaela, in San Francisco, and at Beth Sholom where they have been members since 1985.

As a second generation Auschwitz survivor, Irène is endlessly inspired by retaining a positive outlook on life and humanity in the face of darkest times. CBS, in particular the Minyan group, has been a tremendous support for her during the loss of her parents. Irène is ready to give back to Beth Sholom for the support it has provided her family over the years.

As a physician, she is blessed with being a good listener and a healer. She strives to excel in guiding people through complex decision making with compassion. She has high ethical standards.

In Greek the name, Irène, means Shalom or Peace and she states that she will always try to keep peace at CBS and to resolve differences by finding reasonable compromise.

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Len Yaffe

Len Yaffe has been a member of Beth Sholom for 25 years, and he and his wife Ruth were married by Rabbi Alan Lew in 1995. He has previously served on the Board from 2010-2013, while head of the investment committee, and from 2016-2017, while on the Executive Board and head of the finance and investment committees.

He has spent his career at the intersection of two of his passions, the stock market and medicine. He was a medical stock analyst from 1982-2002, primarily with Montgomery Securities, and since 2003 he has operated a healthcare investment fund, Kessef Capital Management.

Len’s goal for returning to the Board centers on his desire for helping to improve financial discipline and to assist in the next phase of growth of the congregation. Len holds a BS and MD from Northwestern University.

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Lissa Rechtin

Lissa and her husband, Adrian Mirvish, have been members of Beth Sholom since 1984. Their three sons, Ezra, Judah and Asher, grew up running around the synagogue, making friends with children and adults alike. Their entire family has very strong attachments to Beth Sholom as a welcoming, warm community.

Lissa has extensive experience with administrative procedures within non-profit settings. During her 10-year academic career, she was chair of philosophy, head of the Humanities program, a member of the faculty senate and did research in professional ethics and its applications in non-public settings. During her 25 years of work as a child psychiatrist with Kaiser Permanente, she led an adult psychiatry clinic, co-chaired one of the hospital ethics committees, and was the founder and medical director of one of Kaiser’s three northern California autism clinics.

Lissa looks forward to joining the Board and including her voice to represent the diversity of opinions that we enjoy within Beth Sholom.

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Maureen Samson

For more than 40 years, Maureen and her husband Michael have made Beth Sholom the center of their spiritual, social and community life. They have assumed an array of planning and leadership roles at CBS, while their children, Rebecca and Ted, attended Hebrew and Sunday school, celebrated their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and travelled to Israel with their confirmation class.

Currently a member of the Achshav Yisrael Committee, Maureen has chaired several committees of her own; planned successful fundraisers and events; co-organized the Shechinah Program, which supported homebound, ill and bereaved congregants; delivered hot meals through Chicken Soupers; and served as an executive board member and as the synagogue’s first female president. During her tenure, the synagogue’s finances were in order - with a substantial reserve.

A graduate of the University of Colorado with a Master’s degree in social work from SFSU, Maureen has focused her career on working with seniors and caregivers. She has supervised a conservatorship program, provided case management and therapy, facilitated support groups for seniors and caregivers, planned, organized and lead community educational programs.

Maureen understands that the key to a healthy vibrant synagogue is strong responsible financial oversight and management. She recognizes that the Jewish community has changed but believes that CBS can maintain our Jewish values and traditions and rebuild our community by listening to and learning from our members, supporting our new rabbi and working together to develop relevant programs, activities and committees composed of congregants and board members. Maureen also aspires to reconstitute the Shechinah Program, providing an invaluable support network for congregants experiencing significant life changes.

We are grateful to each of the candidates for their willingness to serve our congregation.

At the Annual meeting, each member in good standing who is present will be entitled to one vote, with up to two votes per household if both members of the household are present. Our bylaws do not allow for voting by proxy or mail (see Section 5.6).

Pursuant to Section 5.5 of our bylaws, members will first vote to approve or disapprove of the Board’s slate of nominees. If a majority of the votes cast are to disapprove the Board’s nominees, a second ballot will be taken. During a second ballot, each member will have the opportunity to cast votes separately for any individual nominated and may vote for a total of six candidates. Each member can vote only once for any of the nominees. Voting will take place by secret ballot and the President of the congregation will appoint three members of the congregation to count the votes (see Sections 5.3 and 5.4).

We look forward to seeing you on June 3 as we come together as a community to contemplate the past year, look ahead to a bright future, and learn more about our board candidates.

2018 Torah Fundraiser

There may be nothing so central to our existence as a synagogue as our Sifrei Torah - the sacred scrolls from which we read on weekdays, Shabbat, and festivals. Each of our 11 Torahs has been painstakingly hand-written, letter-by-letter, to exacting standards and must be kept kosher.Needed repairs are ongoing and inevitable. This year, in particular, there were unexpected expenses which included parchment repair and re-lettering.

We are asking the congregation to provide funds to pay for the work done this year on our Torahs. The goal is to raise $50,000 and gifts of any amount are appreciated. We've established a number of donor levels and recognition opportunities.

The development team is happy to meet with you to discuss how you and your family can help support CBS now and into the future in this endeavor. Please contact Scott Horwitz for more information.

CBS HaLuach, May 17 – 23


Beth Sholom this week.

Did you miss the email version of our HaLuach newsletter? Are you not on our mailing list, but you're interested in learning more about what's happening at Beth Sholom this week?

To get on the mailing list, just email communications@bethsholomsf.org.

To read the online version of our May 17-23 HaLuach, please click here.

2018 Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday June 3, at 9 a.m. The meeting is an opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate, schmooze, nosh, and also attend to our synagogue's important business.

Parents, please note that we are offering free childcare (for ages 0-8) in the CBS Family Preschool during the meeting. You must register your child(ren) in advance so that we know how many childcare providers to staff.

Deadline to register for childcare is Tuesday, May 29. Please register a spot for each child.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

DATE: Sunday, June 3.
TIME: 9 a.m..
PLACE: Koret Hall

Yahrzeit Wall Inscriptions: Deadline Friday, May 25, 2018

At CBS, each name on our Sanctuary's Yahrzeit wall is associated with an individual light. It is our custom to illuminate this Yahrzeit light from sunset on the Erev Shabbat preceding a Yahrzeit until sunset on the day following a Yahrzeit. In addition, all of the Yahrzeit lights are lit for the congregational Yizkor services of Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, the last day of Pesach (Passover), and the second day of Shavuot.

Production on a new Yahrzeit wall panel will begin the end of May, and we will produce new panels by the High Holy Days. Orders must be placed by Friday, May 25.

We will share a proof with you (to approve) before we finalize the order.

If you would like to the have the name of a loved one added to our Sanctuary's Yahrzeit wall, COMPLETE THE ORDER FORM and email it to Beth Jones or mail it to CBS at:
301 14th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118.

If you have any questions about the CBS Yahrzeit wall, please email Beth Jones or call her at 415.940.7092.