Thursday, October 17, 7PM
The celebration of Sukkot encourages us to think about the importance of shelter and housing. Together, we will watch Tomasz Biernacki’s thought-provoking documentary about the homeless crisis in Seattle. Join us for a discussion after the movie with Mary Anne DeVry, Westside Interfaith Network.
October 12, 2019
The Rivkin Center’s mission is to educate women (and men!) from all walks of life and across all ages on the risks, prevention methods, and sign and symptoms of breast and ovarian cancer. During this fun, frank workshop, health instructors and facilitators share their cancer journey and educate on ovarian and breast health through games and Q&A segments. Attendees are given tools to assess their personal risk for ovarian and breast cancer. All are welcome.
Tickets for the High Holidays are available now! Use the form below to purchase.
The early bird price of $180 per ticket is available until Friday, September 13th.
Cost: Each ticket is a requested donation of $200 which must be paid ahead of time. This donation helps cover the costs of High Holiday programming, staffing, and supplies. Please note that Beth Shalom does not sell tickets to individual services or days for the High Holidays. Unfortunately, we cannot “divide up” a ticket for someone only looking for a single service. Requests for reduced rates are handled by the Front Office. Please call at least one week in advance.
Young adults (up to age 32): You may receive High Holiday tickets at no charge. (Donations are gratefully accepted via our Donation Page.) You must register in advance to receive tickets.
Beth Shalom Members: You will have tickets for each adult in your family mailed to you automatically; children up to age 22 do not need separate tickets. Please only use this form if you will be bringing guests and need to buy extra tickets, or if you would like to reserve young adult tickets for your children over 22 (up to age 32).
Members of Other Synagogues: Beth Shalom honors reciprocal tickets for other Conservative congregations; you don’t need to fill out this form. Out of town visitors who present a letter of good standing from their Conservative home synagogue will receive tickets at no charge. Please bring the letter to the office, or have your synagogue mail, email, or fax it to us by September to receive your tickets on time. Reciprocity tickets will be held at Will Call, unless a local address is provided for mailing.
Non-Members (or members to be, we hope!): If you decide to join Beth Shalom within three months of the holidays, your ticket purchase price will be applied to your first year’s dues.
A full schedule of High Holiday programs and events can be found here.
Join CBS member Tamar Libicki for a three-session course where we will create festive holiday decorations for Sukkot. Art from the class will be used to decorate at CBS or you can take it home for your own sukkah!
No cost, no RSVP needed. Come to as many sessions as you would like! Supplies provided.
3 sessions. Wednesdays, September 11-25, 8-9pm
Selichot Program and Service
Saturday evening, September 21 at 8:30pm
8:40pm: Project Zug Kickoff and Learning- “Tzedakah: the Jewish Approach to Giving”
10:15pm: Klezmer Selichot, led by Carl Sayres
“But teshuvah (repentance), tefillah (prayer), and tzedakah (giving) avert the severity of the decree.”
We chant these words during the climax of the musaf service on Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur. And indeed, on those days, we occupy ourselves with the work of repentance and prayer. But we rarely explore tzedakah connected to the High Holidays (perhaps because of the restriction on handling money on those days). As we prepare for the High Holidays with selichot, join us in taking the opportunity to learn together about the mitzvah of tzedakah and the role that it can play in changing our lives and changing our world.
We will learn texts from “Tzedakah: the Jewish Approach to Giving,” a Project Zug curriculum by Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, President and CEO of the Hadar Institute. This pre-selichot program will also be the official kickoff of our partnership with Project Zug, and a great opportunity to learn more about how the project works, to find a chavruta (a learning partner), and to explore the course offerings that the CBS community has access to for the coming year.
More about Klezmer Selichot:
The Selichot service starts the process of opening our hearts for the Yamim Noraim, awakening our thoughts of forgiveness and teshuvah (repentance), and preparing us for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Music is such a powerful tool for chiseling away at the walls that keep us from teshuvah. This year’s Selichot service will be filled with music, both new and old, accompanied by Klezmer musicians. Please join us for a very special Selichot service filled with singing and the sounds of Klezmer music.