Volunteers on the Mitzvah Garden Social Action Project
Family-to-Family is a beautiful way for you to reach out and help others less fortunate during the holidays. You can “adopt” an entire family, or just purchase gifts for an individual family member. Here’s how it works:
1. Click here for the web page specific to PTS.
2. Browse the list of people and their wishes.
3. Select the item/s you wish to donate by clicking the button underneath the item.
4. After you have purchased the item/s (suggested value for the gift cards: $25+), please bring it/them to PTS and place the tagged item/s with the name and age of the person you adopted in the bins in the Temple foyer designated for the location (Jewish Family Children Services or Shelter Network).
The items must be unwrapped, and tagged with the individual's LOCATION, FAMILY NUMBER, NAME, and AGE attached.
The last day to donate is December 14.
Thank you for reaching out to help someone who truly needs your help!
PTS Cyclists Monthly Ride
Sunday, Nov. 30, 8:45 a.m. Cañada and Edgewood Roads
Please join us for an informal, Kolot-inspired bicycle ride on the last Sunday of each month. (2015 dates TBA) We will roll promptly at 8:45 a.m. from Cañada and Edgewood Roads. The social-paced rides will be 25-35 miles in length, include moderate climbs such as Old La Honda and (east) Alpine Road, and have several regroups. Contact Neil Heller at
Rabbi Eric Weiss, Scholar-in-Residence
Friday, Dec. 56:30 p.m. Sermon: Building a Community of Care
Saturday, Dec. 6 9:00 a.m. Saturday Torah Study10:30 a.m. Lay Minyan D’var Torah with Healing Center Staff
Sunday, Dec. 79:00 a.m. Parent Education with Healing Center Staff
Rabbi Eric Weiss, the Executive Director of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, is formally trained in Jewish education, clinical pastoral care, and spiritual direction. He is a spiritual direction supervisor, and is a co-founder of Grief & Growing: A Healing Weekend for Individuals and Families, co-sponsored by Sinai Memorial Chapel and Jewish LearningWorks. This program is funded by a grant from the Jack and Elisa Klein Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.
Family & New Member Chanukah Dinner
Friday, Dec. 19
5:45 p.m. Dinner. Cost: Free for New Members / Adults, $14 / Children Under 12, $10. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Click here to RSVP online.
7:00 p.m. Chanukah and Hava Nashira Shabbat Service, including a special blessing for new members.
8:30 p.m. Oneg Shabbat with Sholom Women Dreidel Spin and the Famous Latke Fry, including delicious sufganiyot.
Join us as we celebrate Chanukah as a community and welcome our new members. Bring your family chanukiyah and candles!
November is Social Action Engagement MonthNovember is About Thanksgiving
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Monday, Nov. 24 - Friday, Dec. 5
The Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) food pantry in San Mateo provides staples to elderly, émigré, disabled, and other at-risk clients who face temporary or long-term food insecurity. Volunteers are needed to help local clients by filling the shelves with food and other necessities. During the third week of November, the PTS Community will have the opportunity to select grocery items from a “wish list” to donate. Deliveries will then be made to the JFCS San Mateo offices during the fourth week of November or first few days of December. There are also year-round opportunities for individuals and families to assist, whether donating groceries or taking monthly inventory in the pantry. Together we can make a difference for our neighbors in need!
Please look for more details and a link to sign-up in the weekly PTS E-Schmooze. If you are interested in participating, please send your name and email address to Susan Oser at
Missed sermons from Rabbi Feder or Rabbi Delson? Want to read them again, or share with your family and friends? Here they are:
Standing with Israel (Rosh Hashanah - Rabbi Feder)
Hearing God's Voice 5775 (Rosh Hashanah - Rabbi Delson)
Being There: Sacred Connectedness (Kol Nidre - Rabbi Feder)
Nitzavim 5775 (Yom Kippur - Rabbi Delson)
Click here to learn about the Union for Reform Judaism!
Click here to read the URJ's Weekly Briefing Newsletter
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