Peninsula Temple Sholom - Burlingame, CA 
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April 19, 2014   19 Nisan 5774


Peninsula Temple Sholom is a Reform Jewish Congregation dedicated to meeting the spiritual, social and intellectual needs of its congregants. Together as an extended family with diverse Jewish backgrounds, we are committed to G-d, Torah and carrying on our Jewish traditions in a participatory, warm and nurturing environment.

Mimouna! Sat., Apr. 26  

Moroccan Mimouna
Sat., Apr. 26, 7-10 PM

Come celebrate the end of Passover at a Moroccan Mimouna Celebration!

Get your Caftan and Dancing Shoes on for some amazing Berber music and entertainment, delicious food and a special presentation of a Sephardic Sefer Torah to our PTS community. RSVP to Sholom Women! For questions, please contact Sharron Emergui at 650-342-3878, or email

Attend the Chai Tea, May 4  

Sholom Women's Annual Fundraiser
Chai Tea Luncheon: "Our Recipe for Success"

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 11:30 AM

Sholom Women's "Not-so Secret" Recipe for Success
1 Bunch of cheery committee members and volunteers
1 Dozen or so dedicated board members
25 Inspired and thoughtful past-presidents
2 Rabbis, packed with "seychel"
1 Cantor, filled with sweet melodies
5 Sweet office staff
1 Healthy dose of tradition

Blend ingredients well, taking care to bring out the best in all. Add memories and laughter to taste. Serve as often as possible and enjoy!

For nearly six decades Sholom Women has been bringing hearty nourishment for the body and soul to PTS families and always with something delicious to eat. This year is no different!

Please join us for a Gourmet "Chai Tea" Luncheon, Silent Auction & Raffle, Vendor Marketplace & Entertainment, plus the 2014 Woman of Valor Presentation to Sheryl Goldman!

Kindly RSVP by April 25 to Andrea Cohn, For more information and/or raffle tickets, please contact

Tea party attire recommended!

Yom Ha'Atzmaut  

Upcoming Events at PTS  
April 2014
04/19 -  Sephardic Minyan & Lay Minyan (10:30 AM)
04/21 -  Passover/Yizkor Service (10:30 AM)
04/23 -  Monthly Men's Breakfast (7:30 AM)
04/23 -  Board of Trustees Meeting (6:30 PM)
04/25 -  Pre-Service Oneg in the Foyer! (5:30 PM)
04/26 -  Sephardic Minyan & Lay Minyan (10:30 AM)
04/26 -  Sholom Women Mimouna (6:00 PM)
04/27 -  Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class (1:30 PM)
04/27 -  Mitzvah Chefs (2:00 PM)
04/30 -  Adult Education: John Rothmann (6:30 PM)
May 2014
05/02 -  Family Shabbat Dinner (5:45 PM)
05/02 -  Family Shabbat Service (7:00 PM)
05/03 -  Sephardic Minyan & Lay Minyan (10:30 AM)
05/04 -  Brotherhood Meeting (9:15 AM)
05/04 -  Sholom Women Chai Tea (11:30 AM)
05/04 -  Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class (1:30 PM)
05/06 -  Blankets of Kindness (10:00 AM)
05/09 -  Hava Nashira Shabbat Service (7:00 PM)
05/10 -  Sephardic Minyan & Lay Minyan (10:30 AM)
05/11 -  Mitzvah Chefs (2:00 PM)
05/16 -  Shabbat Tots 'n Torah (6:00 PM)
05/16 -  Family Shabbat Service (7:00 PM)
05/17 -  Sephardic Minyan & Lay Minyan (10:30 AM)
05/18 -  Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class (1:30 PM)
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Family Dinners & Services  

The entire congregation is invited to attend Family Shabbat dinners prior to Erev Shabbat services led by children in the PTS Religious School.


Mark your dates for these services:

Apr. 11, 2014: Led by 4th Grade <- NEXT!
May 2, 2014: Led by 7th Grade

Friends and Fellowship: Monthly Men's Breakfast  

Mark your calendar and drop in for the Monthly Men's Breakfast. Make friends, network, schmooze, and of course have breakfast before you head off to the office (or whatever you are doing that day).

The fun starts at 7:30am at Bay Watch, 1841 El Camino Real, Burlingame. It's near Lunardi's at the bottom of Trousdale.

Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Wed., May 21, 2014
Wed., Jun. 18, 2014

The no-host Monthly Men's Breakfast is a program of PTS Brotherhood, but you don't need to be a Brotherhood member to participate. For more info, contact Alan Zeichick,

Support PTS with eScrip  

There's an easy way to raise dollars for PTS - and it won't cost you a dime! Register your grocery-store club cards and credit cards with eScrip, and PTS earns every time you shop, courtesy of dozens of local participating merchants. Depending on where and how you shop, as much as 10% of the amount of your purchase can be credited to PTS!

Major participating merchants include Andronico's Market, Lundardi's Markets, Pak 'n Save and Safeway, Mollie Stone's, Lullaby Lane, Whole Foods Market, Trag's Market, Round Table Pizza, Lullaby Lane, Macy's, American Airlines, and many more! You can also shop online at the eScrip Online Mall, which has hundreds of brand-name merchants.

How do you sign up? It's fast, easy, and totally free. Just visit Easy! Indicate that you'd like to support Peninsula Temple Sholom (group code 136556178). (If you also register your kids' schools, eScrip will automatically split the donation between your schools and PTS.)

Thank you for your support!

Help is More Than a Four-Letter Word  

As a sacred community, Peninsula Temple Sholom is a sukkat shalom, a shelter of peace, for those in need of support during transitional moments in life.

Life is full of both challenges and blessings, and we are present to one another for the ups and the downs. Clergy and community members are here for you. Please let us know how we can care for you by communicating with our clergy or with Annie O'Keeffe, the PTS clergy executive assistant.

Although hospitals formerly communicated this information to us, due to current privacy laws we depend on you to let us know directly when you are in need of care. Hineynu: We are here for one another.

Home and Hope at PTS  


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If your contact information has changed - such as new email or postal address or phone number - please notify Georgina at or 650-697-2266. Thank you!

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PTS Employment Network  

Looking for a job? Looking for employees? The PTS Employment Network is here for you. By maximizing appropriate connections within our PTS family, our goal is to help PTS members who are under/unemployed to get back to work.

We are looking to find you if you are a Job Seeker or Networking Partner. Click here to learn more!

New Articles!!  
A Rabbinic Perspective, April 2014, by Rabbi Dan Feder
President’s Corner, April 2014, by Alan Zeichick
A Rabbinic Perspective, March 2014, by Rabbi Rebekah Stern
President’s Corner, March 2014, by Alan Zeichick
President’s Corner, February 2014, by Alan Zeichick
A Rabbinic Perspective, February 2014, by Rabbi Dan Feder
Update from the Rabbinic Search Committee, January 2014
President’s Corner, December 2013, by Alan Zeichick
Cantor Barry Tales, December 2013, by Cantor Barry Reich
A Rabbinic Perspective, December 2013, by Rabbi Rebekah Stern

Peninsula Temple Sholom
1655 Sebastian Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Rabbi Daniel J. Feder
Rabbi Rebekah Stern
Cantor Barry Reich

Office: (650) 697-2266
Preschool: (650) 697-2279
Relig. School: (650) 697-5579

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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Fri

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