CBS Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration

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We invite you to our community celebration of
Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day)!
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Sunday, May 15, 3 - 5:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Sholom
301 14th Avenue

On May 14, 1948, the Jewish leadership, headed by future Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, announced the establishment of the State of Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people. Join us to celebrate the 68th anniversary of this momentous event!

There will be fun, food, and activities for the whole family:

MUSIC – Israeli musician Lior Ben-Hur and his band, Sol Tevel, will perform in Koret Hall — come ready to dance!

FILM – Screening of Dancing in Jaffa in the SF Schoolhouse (on CBS campus)

FAMILY FUN – A variety of activities for families and kids on Eva Gunther Plaza

FOOD – Israeli goodies & drinks

REFLECTION – Schmoozing and reflecting on Israel's accomplishments and challenges in the last 68 years

Adult general admission is $10 and children attend for FREE!
All attendees must RSVP via Universe.
(When RSVPing for children, please add their age in the surname field -- for example, "Marx, 6.")

This program is brought to you by Congregation Beth Sholom’s Achshav Yisrael, with the generous support of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Logos ABOUT ACHSHAV YISRAEL: Achshav Yisrael’s mission is to provide quality programming about Israel to Congregation Beth Sholom and the broader community. Achshav Yisrael programs are open to all age groups and will occur on a regular basis. We intend to create a safe space at CBS for community exploration of Israel.

Achshav Yisrael Steering Committee Members: Eileen Auerbach, Becky Buckwald, Sandra Cohen, Betsy Eckstein, Eva-Lynne Leibman, Ephraim Margolin, Lucia Sommers


Image credit: Lior Ben-Hur with Sol Tevel, by Marc Hors for Beats Photo.com

"From Pioneers to City Slackers"

AchshavYisraelLogoSunday afternoon, the Achshav Yisrael committee of CBS, in partnership with the Jewish Film Institute, presented its second program, "From Pioneers to City Slackers: The Evolving Image of Israelis On the Silver Screen," in Koret Hall.

Dr. Eran Kaplan, an expert on Israeli film and the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Israel Studies in the Department of Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University, provided a full house with an engaging, provocative, and occasionally humorous survey of the portrayal of the Zionist ideal (and complicated reality) in Israeli cinema from 1936 to the present day.

Following the screening and lecture, guests gathered in small groups for intimate discussion of the ideas presented by Dr. Kaplan. CBS heartily thanks the Achshav Yisrael committee for its work on this program!

Check out some photos from the program below, and visit the CBS Facebook page for more on the program.

ABOUT ACHSHAV YISRAEL: Achshav Yisrael’s mission is to provide quality programming about Israel to Congregation Beth Sholom and the broader community. Achshav Yisrael programs are open to all age groups and will occur on a regular basis. We intend to create a safe space at CBS for community exploration of Israel.

Achshav Yisrael Steering Committee Members: Eileen Auerbach, Alex Bernstein, Becky Buckwald, Sandra Cohen, Betsy Eckstein, Eva-Lynne Leibman, Lucia Sommers

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"From Pioneers to City Slackers"

AchshavYisraelLogoBuy your tickets for Achshav Yisrael's Second Event!

Achshav Yisrael's second event, "From Pioneers to City Slackers: The Evolving Image of Israelis On the Silver Screen," will take place on Sunday, November 15, from 3-5 p.m. in Koret Hall.

Israeli cinema is cutting-edge and exciting, and offers a wonderful glimpse into the nuances of Israeli society. During the program, we'll learn about the evolution of Israeli cinema with Dr. Eran Kaplan, an expert on Israeli film and the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Israel Studies in the Department of Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University. This will be an interactive presentation, including film clips, a conversation with Dr. Kaplan, and a chance to dialogue on the issues.

This event is presented in partnership with the Jewish Film Institute.

Tickets are $10 per person.

Parents, please note that childcare for kids one year and older will be available on-site for the cost of $5 per child. This fee can be paid directly on the ticket sales page.

Click here to purchase your tickets, or visit the CBS Facebook page and click the "Buy Tickets" tab.

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ABOUT ACHSHAV YISRAEL: Achshav Yisrael’s mission is to provide quality programming about Israel to Congregation Beth Sholom and the broader community. Achshav Yisrael programs are open to all age groups and will occur on a regular basis. We intend to create a safe space at CBS for community exploration of Israel.

Achshav Yisrael Steering Committee Members: Eileen Auerbach, Alex Bernstein, Becky Buckwald, Sandra Cohen, Betsy Eckstein, Eva-Lynne Leibman, Lucia Sommers

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