Megillah Gras!

Mark your calendars for the one Purim party you don't want to miss!

MegillahGras_Poster Megillah Gras:
Community Purim Fundraiser
To Benefit CBS Education

Wednesday, March 23
4:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Koret Hall, CBS campus

It's time to celebrate a world turned upside down, people! It's Megillah Gras time!

Join the CBS community on March 23 to revel in the joy and craziness of Purim. There will be carnival games, a bounce house, a dance-off, delicious food prepared by CBS Executive Chef Jane Sykes, two raffles with amazing prizes, a silent auction, an interactive megillah reading, lots of alcohol (of course), and more!

It's going to be an absolute blast...and it's for a great cause! All proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to support and enhance CBS youth education programming: the CBS Family Preschool, Shabbat School, and USY teen activities.

We look forward to seeing you (or Esther or Donald Trump or Chewbacca) there! The megillah reading will begin shortly after 7 p.m.

General admission is free, but you will need to purchase $1 "activity tickets" to exchange for games, food, and drinks. Activity tickets will be available for sale the day of the event only. Raffle tickets are available for pre-sale via Universe -- click through to purchase them now! -- as well as during Megillah Gras.

Carnival games (Skee Ball, Slap Shot Hockey, Hamantaschen Toss, Tip the Clown, Mini Golf, Bounce House, Jug Tumble, Fishing Hole) = 1 ticket per play
Mixed drinks = 9 tickets
Beer/wine = 6 tickets
Non-alcoholic beverages = 2 tickets
Ice cream = 4 tickets
Falafel w/ the works = 6 tickets
Potato Knish = 3 tickets
Boureka = 2 tickets
Bag of popcorn = 3 tickets
Homemade Hamantaschen = 3 tickets for 2; 2 tickets for 1

General raffle tickets are $18/1 or $54/4.
Prizes available: A pair of San Francisco Opera tickets ($214 value); a pair of San Francisco Giants AT&T Park box seats (for mutually agreed-upon game); 4 passes to the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) guest passes ($48 value); a 1-year membership to the CJM ($75 value); a pair of San Francisco Ballet Repertory Season tickets ($200 value); house cleaning voucher - 2 cleaners for 2 hours (courtesy of Jewish Family & Children's Services); $250 Sports Basement gift certificate; all the fixings for an Italian dinner for 4 courtesy of Trader Joe's ($50 value); California Academy of Sciences tickets ($35 value each); 2 Good Shab-Box! Shabbat dinners to go; a $25 Shubert's Bakery gift certificate; a $25 Cole Hardware gift certificate; 2 passes (for up to 5 guests) to the Bay Area Discovery Museums; an original artwork by CBS community member Helen Leibman; 2 tickets to the San Francisco Zoo ($38 value); Salvestrin Winery complimentary legacy tasting (for up to 4 guests; $100 value)

Jackpot raffle tickets are $100/1 and $250/3.
Prizes available: 2 1-week, all-inclusive (except airfare) vacations in Cabo San Jose, Mexico; a five course small plate food and wine pairing at Sapphire Hill in Healdsburg for up to 10 guests in private room ($450 value)


Prizes available: a 1-week, all-inclusive (except airfare) vacation in Cabo San Jose, Mexico; one made-to-order Eva-Lynne Liebman challah design ($100 value); a ceramic nature platter made by our Preschool PreK students; 8-10 hours of babysitting (up to 2 nights) by one of our USY leaders (a $150 value); a collaborative artwork on canvas, also created by our Preschool PreK students; a $150 gift certificate to Miss Tilly's Ballet & Theater Arts; a 2-hour Creative Canopy sewing birthday party package for 4 children ($185 value)

Introducing the Good Shab-Box!

Our jobs, extracurricular commitments, and day-to-day chores keep us incredibly busy — too busy for our own good, according to physicians, sociologists, and rabbis. We’re aware of this unfortunate reality, but we generally shrug it off as the new normal. We’re hyper-connected and hyper-busy…and what is there for it?

GoodShabbox Well, CBS has a little something. Introducing Good Shab-Box! It’s no cure-all, but this is the real-deal happy meal!

Good Shab-Box! makes sit-down Shabbat dinners with your loved ones super easy. No cooking necessary!

CBS Executive Chef Jane Sykes is doing all the work, crafting Shabbat feasts that will delight your tummy, buoy your spirits, and generally put you in a Shabbat state of mind! She crafts these feasts...and then pops them in a box with your name on it! All you have to do is swing by CBS between 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on select Fridays (kicking off February 19) to pick up a delicious Shabbat dinner to go! (And if you’d like to attend Kabbalat Shabbat services before you head home for dinner, no problem! We'll have your Good Shab-Box! waiting for you following services.)

Each Good Shab-Box! package includes:

  • One main entree
  • One savory side entree
  • Salad with dressing
  • One dessert
  • Card with Shabbat blessing printed in Hebrew, English, and transliteration
  • Reheating instructions (each meal is provided cold or at room temperature)

What do these boxes of Shabbat goodness cost?

$25 per person (full meal)
$15 per person (entree only -- main and side)
$70 per family of 4 (2 adults; 2 kid-size portions)
$5 to add challah

Look for details about each Good Shab-Box! offering in our HaLuach weekly newsletter, or email the CBS office with any questions.