PTS is an inclusive Jewish community where everyone can find peace, inspiration, and their own connection to Judaism.
The High Holy Days offer us an opportunity for reflection, atonement, reconciliation, and celebration. Please save the dates:
Use these online forms to ease your High Holy Day preparations at PTS:
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 7:00–8:30 p.m.Wornick Day School, Foster City
Teshuvah (repentance) is the personal and communal spiritual task of the High Holy Days. We are invited to assess our deeds, to ask for and give forgiveness, and to make amends where possible. Join local rabbis who will discuss texts on repentance and share their beliefs about sin, forgiveness, and the human condition.
Rabbi Lavey Derby of the PJCC will moderate the discussion, and Rabbi Dan Feder is one of the panelists. Others participants are from Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Congregation Beth Jacob, and Peninsula Temple Beth El. PTS is a co-sponsor of the event.
The event is FREE but pre-registration is required—click here to reserve your seat today or call 650-212-7522.
Celebrate S’lichot!Saturday, Sept. 5, 7:00–9:30 p.m.
Learning Session & Schmooze in the Lillian Byer Social HallService in the Klein Spiritual Center: Lent Chapel
At 7:00 p.m., join Rabbi Dan Feder, Rabbi Lisa Delson, Rabbi Molly Plotnik, and Cantor Barry Reich as we explore writings and reflections from our new High Holy Day prayerbook, Mishkan HaNefesh, A Machzor for the Days of Awe. Schmooze over wine, soft drinks, and dessert.
Then, at 8:45 p.m., participate in the S’lichot service using the new prayerbook, Mishkan HaNefesh.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, (650) 697-2266.
Help Local, Low-Income Families on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
The High Holy Days are a time of reflection and celebration. As we take stock in the year that is ending and start preparing for the new year, it is important to remember our friends and neighbors in need.
For more than 30 years, our congregation has performed the mitzvah of collecting canned and packaged food items during our High Holy Days.The two beneficiaries of our congregational efforts are Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) of the North Peninsula and CALL Primrose Center of Burlingame; these are two wonderful organizations selected to receive our "Deeds of Loving Kindness."
Helping is easy. Please begin collecting your food items and prepare them for delivery during Rosh Hashanah andYom Kippur. Donation suggestions include:
Thursday, Sept. 10, 7:00 p.m.Klein Spiritual Center: Lent Chapel
PTS welcomes the return of John Rothmann, who will speak about the Iran nuclear agreement, covering the pros and cons. (No dinner will be served this evening.)
Sunday, Sept. 27, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Religious School Starts*4:30 p.m. Community Sukkot Service5:00 p.m. Food Truck Dinner6:00 p.m. Concert by Noah Aronson
Please join us for this fun-filled community-wide celebration for Sukkot! Following the Sukkot service, enjoy a no-host dinner with some of SF’s best food trucks! (Entrees approximately $10 each.) The evening will end with a concert from musician Noah Aronson!
*Please note that this event is instead of the regular morning religious school.
Sunday, Oct. 4, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Religious School StartsStudents will be in the classroom and there will be a Parent Education program as well5:00 p.m. Community Simchat Torah Service and Celebration with Band6:00 p.m. Dinner provided by La Corneta
Religious School and the Community come together for a PTS-wide celebration for Simchat Torah! The early evening will start with Religious School for the kids and an education program for parents. Following Religious School, there will be a Simchat Torah Service and Celebration accompanied by the Noam Eisner Band!
Two Thursdays Per MonthBeginning Oct. 8, 7:00 p.m.
Join this year’s adult B’nai Mitzvah class! Adults from all levels of Hebrew, including total beginners, are welcome. Classes will meet with Rabbi Lisa Delson two Thursdays each month. Participants will become B’nai Mitzvah together during our Erev Shabbat service on Friday, May 13, 2016. Pre-register with Rabbi Delson at email@example.com, (650) 697-2266.
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