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.
Freedom Seder - March 23
Stories of Freedom: Mormon - Jewish Freedom Seder Sunday, March 23, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1000 Shell Blvd., Foster City
Please join us for the Peninsula's annual multicultural Freedom Seder. A Passover Seder tells the ancient story of Israelite liberation and exodus from slavery in Egypt. This year, we will explore our stories of freedom from both Mormon and Jewish points of view. The Seder costs $10 per person and includes a vegetarian dinner with traditional foods. Families welcome; suggested age, 10 and above.
The Freedom Seder is co-hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Peninsula Sinai Congregation. For more details please contact Karen Wisialowski of the JCRC at (650) 847-1715 or email@example.com or Debbie Grewal of LDS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study the Psalms!
PSALMS: Finding Ourselves in Biblical Poetry Taught by Rabbi Daniel Feder and Rabbi Rebekah Stern Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, 24; 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Book of Psalms is a Biblical compilation of lyric poetry. The Psalms use evocative language and imagery to address the full range of human experience, from ecstatic joy to deepest despair. Accordingly, Jewish tradition makes regular use of the Psalms, both as part of our prayer services, and during times of personal struggle, illness, and bereavement. Join us as we find our own voices and experiences echoed in the Psalms.
Purim in the Palace: Sat. night, Mar. 15
PURIM in the PALACE! An adults-only cocktail party! Saturday, March 15, 6:30-9:00 pm PTS Palace (Lillian Byer Social Hall)
Join us for heavy appetizers, dessert, drinks, music, mingling and much more. Cocktail attire and masks encouraged.
$36 per person. RSVP to Georgina Baca in the PTS office at 650-697-2266
Purimpalooza: Sunday, March 16!
PURIMPALOOZA! Sunday, March 16, 2014
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary • Family Megillah reading and costume parade!
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. • Carnival SPECTACULAR in the Lillian Byer Social Hall! • Carnival for PRE-schoolers on the PTS Playground!
Come in costome, bring your noisemakers! Invite Friends and Family!!!
Passover Community Choir Concert A Home & Hope Benefit Sunday, March 23, 3:00 p.m., Sanctuary
"You shall observe this day for your generations." “Yes even I, a child of the twenty- first century, came out of Egypt."
Get excited for a very unique Passover concert program.We will take three very different musical looks at three very different sources regarding the Passover celebration of today as compared with the Passover celebration described in the Torah.
Members of De Anza college choirs will join with our Peninsula Temple Sholom community choir for the performance of three musical pieces.The choirs will be conducted by our own PTS member and Professor of Music at De Anza College, Dr. Ilan Glasman.
Proceeds from the concert ticket sales will support Home & Hope, a cornerstone of the Social Action program at PTS. Home & Hope brings together congregants from all age groups, interests, and abilities to provide shelter and comfort for temporarily homeless families from San Mateo County. Learn more at www.homeandhope.net.
GIRL RISING - March 27
In Commemoration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, please join American Jewish World Service and Congregation Beth Am for an evening of film and dialogue!
Thursday, March 27, 2014 6:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Congregation Beth Am 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills
Join us for a hosted reception, film screening, and dialogue with Special Guest: Ruth W. Messinger, President, American Jewish World Service
The inspirational film, Girl Rising, spotlights remarkable stories of girls around the world overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. AJWS president Ruth Messinger will speak about We Believe, AJWS's campaign to promote the rights of women, girls and LGBT people worldwide.
Sholom Women's "Not-so Secret" Recipe for Success Ingredients: 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
Directions: 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, email@example.com. For more information and/or raffle tickets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tea party attire recommended!
Honoring Rabbi Stern: May 9
Save the Date: PTS Honors Rabbi Rebekah Stern
Friday, May 9 Dinner at 5:45 p.m. Hava Nashira Shabbat Service at 7:00 p.m
Please join us for a special Shabbat dinner and service in honor of Rabbi Rebekah Stern. Rabbi Stern will leave Peninsula Temple Sholom when her contract ends in June 2014, and take up a new pulpit position as Associate Rabbi across the Bay at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley. Please come help us celebrate and express our appreciation for Rabbi Bekah!
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., Mar. 19, 2014 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,email@example.com.
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 eScrip.com. 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.
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.