Jun
16
9:30 AM09:30

Chicken Soupers Volunteers Needed

Chicken Soupers needs volunteers this Sunday, June 16 from 3:30 - 5:30PM to deliver meals to clients from Jewish Famly and Children’s Services. This is an excellent opportunity to perform gemilut hasadim (“the giving of loving-kindness”), and a deeply meaningful way for you to get involved!

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CBS Book Group - Yosl Talks to God
May
19
9:30 AM09:30

CBS Book Group - Yosl Talks to God

Zvi Kolitz was a Lithuanian Jew who left Europe in 1940 for Jerusalem and become a ardent Zionist freedom fighter. Shortly after the end of WWII, while visiting Argentina, he wrote a powerful short story, "Yosl Rakover Talks to God", the last confession of a fictional Jewish man who died in the Warsaw Ghetto.

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Wide Open Spaces: Passover Themes; Exile and Freedom
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Wide Open Spaces: Passover Themes; Exile and Freedom

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Women of CBS Presents:
Wide Open Spaces: Passover Themes; Exile and Freedom


Please join Alana Ain and special guest Sarah Waxman, founder of At the Well, for this Passover discussion on themes of personal exile and freedom. 

Click HERE to read 'Four Questions with Sarah Waxman' on the CBS blog to get a quick preview of what to expect at Tuesday's event at CBS.

DATE: Tuesday, April 9
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
PLACE: MMR
RSVP: Click here | alana@bethsholomsf.org

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Achshav Yisrael Presents: The Upcoming Israeli Elections
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Achshav Yisrael Presents: The Upcoming Israeli Elections

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THE UPCOMING ISRAELI ELECTIONS

When: Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3-5 p.m.
Where: Koret Hall, Congregation Beth Sholom, 301 14th Avenue (@Clement Street)

TICKETS:  Adults: $15 in advance ($20 at the door)
17 & under: FREE.

How does the Israeli political system differ from the US political system? How does the Israeli political system work? Why are elections being held now?

Join Achshav Yisrael for another stimulating presentation by Professor Eran Kaplan. Professor Kaplan will guide us through the intricacies of Israeli politics and educate us on how the upcoming Israeli elections will determine the next government of Israel.

Professor Kaplan, an Israeli-American, holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Chair of Israel Studies at San Francisco State University.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.


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Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition

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Join us at Beth Sholom for a four-part class taught by Lehrhaus Board President and CBS congregant, Howard Simon, and Rabbi Dan Ain. 

This class is a study of violence and non-violent resistance by Jews in different periods of Jewish history.
1st session (February 5): study the uses of violence in the Torah and rabbinic interpretations of those violent events.
2nd session (February 19): delve into an episode of Jewish struggle against Rome in first-century Jerusalem, as a possible early example of the method of non-violent resistance Gandhi later would call satyagraha.
3rd session (March 5): consider the turning inward of Jewish violence during the First Crusade in the form of kiddush ha’shem.
4th session (March 19): explore correspondence exchanged in 1938 between Gandhi, Martin Buber and other Jewish leaders regarding potential Jewish responses to Nazi oppression and, specifically, to Kristallnacht.

DATE: Tuesday evenings – March 5, 19
TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
PLACE: Board Room
FEES: As a nonprofit, Lehrhaus relies on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. Please evaluate your own ability to pay, and select the option that makes it possible for you to participate. To inquire about pricing or scholarships, please contact Lehrhaus Judaica directly or REGISTER NOW.

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OFFER Shabbat Service This Friday! ALL ARE WELCOME!
Mar
22
to Mar 23

OFFER Shabbat Service This Friday! ALL ARE WELCOME!

Korban / OFFER Shabbat 

Join us on the fourth Friday of each month for a prayerful experience that is both inspired by - and led by - members of our community. 
Used colloquially to mean sacrifice, Korban is a Hebrew word: An offering that is brought for the purpose of drawing nearer to others and to G-d. 
Meeting in Makom Sholom, each Korban Shabbat is determined by the offerings brought by those present, including but not limited to music, readings, movement and meditations.

Through our offerings and willing engagement, we create a holy community, one in which G-d's presence is brought close. Korban Shabbat is an evening of sharing your own personal connections and avenues to prayer with members of this community.

Committing an offering is not required to attend. If you are interested in giving an offering, please contact Kelsey Russom.
Past offerings have included song, mediation, poetry, teachings - but are not limited to these - Feel free to offer your own connection to prayer.

What to Expect:
*Beginners in all areas welcome / encouraged 
*Sitting on floor cushions / benches: comfortable clothing 
*Geared towards grown-ups / mature teens -- For Ages 16 and older 
*A safe space that is open, respectful and conducive to sharing

DATE: Friday, March 22
TIME: Service, 6:30 p.m., Dinner 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: Makom Sholom
COST: Free! All are welcome. Bring a friend!

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Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition -Last Class
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition -Last Class

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Join us at Beth Sholom for a four-part class taught by Lehrhaus Board President and CBS congregant, Howard Simon, and Rabbi Dan Ain. 

This class is a study of violence and non-violent resistance by Jews in different periods of Jewish history.
1st session (February 5): study the uses of violence in the Torah and rabbinic interpretations of those violent events.
2nd session (February 19): delve into an episode of Jewish struggle against Rome in first-century Jerusalem, as a possible early example of the method of non-violent resistance Gandhi later would call satyagraha.
3rd session (March 5): consider the turning inward of Jewish violence during the First Crusade in the form of kiddush ha’shem.
4th session (March 19): explore correspondence exchanged in 1938 between Gandhi, Martin Buber and other Jewish leaders regarding potential Jewish responses to Nazi oppression and, specifically, to Kristallnacht.

DATE: Tuesday evening – March 19
TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
PLACE: Board Room
FEES: As a nonprofit, Lehrhaus relies on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. Please evaluate your own ability to pay, and select the option that makes it possible for you to participate. To inquire about pricing or scholarships, please contact Lehrhaus Judaica directly or REGISTER NOW.

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LISTEN Kabbalat Shabbat service with the Horowitz and Segelstein duo of Veretski Pass
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

LISTEN Kabbalat Shabbat service with the Horowitz and Segelstein duo of Veretski Pass

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LISTEN Kabbalat Shabbat service with the Horowitz and Segelstein duo of Veretski Pass

Local heroes and internationally acclaimed figures in the klezmer revival, this husband and wife duo of Cookie Segelstein, violin, and Joshua Horowitz, keyboard and cimablon, consistently push the boundaries of Jewish instrumental

music revivalism through exciting collaborations, rich compositional experiments and groundbreaking research. Taking its name from the mountain pass through which Magyar tribes crossed into the Carpathian basin to settle what later became the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Veretski Pass offers a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. The trio plays Old Country Music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. For this event, Veretski Pass will be joined by series curator Jeremiah Lockwood in presenting interpretations of cantorial liturgical classics.


DATE: Friday, March 15
TIME: Nosh, 6 p.m. || Service, 6:30 p.m. || Dessert to follow
PLACE: Gronowski Family Chapel
COST: Free! All are welcome. Bring a friend!

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