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.
From Arab Spring to Arab Summer - or to Arab Winter? Fault Lines in the Arab and Muslim Worlds
College Commons with Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Dr. Joshua Holo, and Rabbi Dan Feder
Monday, December 2 7:00-8:30 PM in the Lent Chapel
The Arab Spring has turned into... what? That's the question we'll explore with Rabbi Reuven Firestone in College Commons, an interactive seminar at PTS. Rabbi Firestone and Joshua Holo, Dean of Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, will visit us via live video to recap the current events, explore the historical perspective, and make predictions about the future. We will listen to a fascinating lecture, and then engage interactively with Rabbi Firestone and Dr. Holo for about an hour. After that, Rabbi Dan Feder will continue the discussion here at PTS.
The Arab/Muslim world is changing rapidly, and this lecture will get to the heart of the issue. Don't miss it!
Rick Recht Returns!
Rick Recht Returns Family Shabbat - Service and Song Session
Friday, December 6 7:00 PM Family Shabbat Service, Sanctuary Song Session, Lillian Byer Social Hall
We welcome back top touring and electrifying Jewish rock musician Rick Recht. Together with our 5th graders, Rick will lead us in an engaging and musical Shabbat evening service. Then, join us as we sing our hearts out during a special Oneg Shabbat concert and song session following the service. This will be a Shabbat to remember!
This program is brought to us thanks to the generosity of the Monasch Program Fund.
Multifaith Day of Service - Jan. 20, 2014
The Peninsula Multifaith Coalition is pleased to host its 2nd Annual PENINSULA MULTIFAITH DAY OF SERVICE on Monday, January 20, 2014 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day).
Meet and serve with members of other faiths to do good work together for our community: Prepare and share a meal with homeless individuals and families; clean and refurbish a public school; sort donated coats for refugees; make beaded accessories and colorful pillowcases for Ukrainian orphans; and visit the elderly.
Last year we had nearly 200 people - THIS year we expect more. Come, join the fun!
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.
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,firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.