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Har Shalom News

Save the date and get ready to shop for all your holiday needs. Guests will have the option to browse in-person or virtually with a personal shopper. We’ll have everything from candles and menorahs to home decor, clothing, activities, games and even pet toys! Sign-up here for your 30-minute shopping slot


Would you like to learn Hebrew? 

We need 8 participants for our Introduction to Hebrew class to be a go! Meet weekly for 6 weeks and build a foundation for reading Hebrew during services and holidays. Classes start January 2022 and requires the purchase of one book. Classes will meet via Zoom or in-person depending on feedback from registrants.Contact Beth Hammer if interested.

New Additions to the CHS Library

Because God Loves Stories: An Anthology of Jewish Storytelling; edited by Steve Zeitlin
"Why were human beings created?" goes a traditional Jewish saying. "Because God loves stories." Storytelling has been part of Jewish religion and custom from earliest times and it remains a defining aspect of Jewish life. In Because God Loves Stories, folklorist Steve Zeitlin assembles the work of thirty-six Jewish storytellers, each of whom spins tales that express his or her own distinctive visions of Jewish culture, from ancient tales and classics re-imagined to contemporary family stories, parables and humor. 

The Lion Seeker by Kenneth Bonert
A powerful family saga, The Lion Seeker is a thrilling ride through the life of Isaac Helger, from redheaded hooligan on the streets of Johannesburg to striving young man on the make. Growing up in the shadow of World War II, Isaac is caught between his mother’s urgent ambition to bring her sisters to safety out of the old world and his own desire for the freedoms of the new. But soon his mother’s carefully guarded secret takes them to the diamond mines, where mysteries are unveiled in the desert rocks and Isaac begins to learn the bittersweet reality of success bought at truly any cost.Multiple award winner, including the National Jewish Book Award for fiction, and the Canadian Jewish Book Award.   

Embracing Judaism: Personal Narratives of Renewed Faith by Debra Gonsher Vinik
Growing out of the author's work as the writer and producer of a TV documentary about adult Jews with little or no Jewish education who are looking to re-examine the spiritual path within Judaism, this book examines, through personal narratives, the journeys of a wide range of people who have become more connected to their Jewish faith, and who seek to learn, understand and reaffirm their Jewish  heritage.

Beyond Har Shalom

Diversity Symposium 2021

CSU is hosting an online diversity symposium October 25-29. This event is open to the public, CSU faculty, staff, and students. Among the variety of sessions offered, one of the keynote speakers is Yavilah McCoy, the founder of Ayecha, a nonprofit Jewish organization that provided Jewish diversity education and advocacy for Jews of color in the United States. Registration for the symposium and a list of sessions can be found here:

Tue, October 19 2021 13 Cheshvan 5782