PTS is an inclusive Jewish community where everyone can find peace, inspiration, and their own connection to Judaism.
We invite you to be part of our community. Worship with us, study with us, make friends, find peace under our sukkat shalom.
Peninsula Temple Sholom is a vibrant Reform Jewish congregation in Burlingame, Calif., a suburb of San Francisco, close to SFO Airport.
The PTS Community Seder will be Tuesday, Apr. 11. Join us for a festive, meaningful and delicious celebration. Sign up by April 3.
Click here to learn more and RSVP!
The session below has been postponed. When it's rescheduled, information will be on the PTS calendar and the sholom.org home page.
Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30-8:30pm (postponed)
“Creating Successful Transitions – Maintaining Quality of Life in Later Years.” A panel discussion to learn about and share strategies and resources used by those in the know. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or for more information.
An afternoon of solidarity between Muslims and JewsSunday, Feb. 26, 3:00-5:00pm, at PTS
If we don't stand up for others, then who will be left to stand up for us? Join us in conversation. Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Jewish Muslim Partnership.
It’s getting easier to remember what time to come for services. Starting in February. most Friday-evening Shabbat services will begin at 6:30pm.
This change includes regular Kabbalat Shabbat services, Hava Nashirah services, and family services. They’ll all begin at 6:30pm. Note: Tots ‘n’ Torah will continue to begin at 6:00pm.
See the Adult Learning page for all the details and to register.
Photo Essays on the Changing Nature of our CommunityFeb. 1 – Apr. 20, in the Foyer
Lehrhaus Judaica and Building Jewish Bridges present This Is Bay Area Jewry, a photo essay exhibition showcasing the range of diversity in our community. The exhibition features 17 intimate portraits of individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and levels of religious observance — from the North and South Peninsulas, San Francisco, Oakland/Berkeley, Contra Costa, and Marin.
The project is a combination of photographs and written profiles, shedding light on the unparalleled San Francisco Jewish community. Each person, couple or family profiled has loved ones who are not Jewish. The reality of Bay Area Jewry is that we are all touched by our non-Jewish family members. We invite you to meet these unique individuals – born Jewish and converts, LGBT Jews, and multicultural Jews all take center stage. Their paths to Judaism and spiritual connections may differ, but they are all Jewish.
Panel Discussion Wine & Cheese Event
Sunday, Mar. 5, 4 :00-6:00pm
Join us for a panel discussion featuring individuals from the exhibition and members of Peninsula Temple Sholom exploring issues of diversity in the Bay Area Jewish community. Wine and cheese will be served.
Monday, Mar. 6, 7:00pmCourtyard A
PTS' Social Action efforts are gaining momentum. At our next gathering, we will discuss programs, projects, and learning opportunities that will help our members (and their friends) make the world a better place. Come prepared with suggested action items and the energy to make them happen.
Thursday, Mar. 9, 6:30–8:30pm
You are invited to meet Home & Hope’s Staff and learn about volunteering at PTS.
It is impossible to make long-term change without community and supportive resources. Volunteers not only provide the tangibles of food and shelter, they bring hope and stability to families facing homelessness.Learn about the many volunteer opportunities for individuals and families such as setting up tents and cots, providing dinner, spending time with the guests, leading arts and crafts, helping with homework, or staying overnight with the families.
You can make a difference in the lives of the homeless families we serve. To RSVP for the training, please contact Sheryl Goldman at email@example.com, or Kathleen Shugar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Mar. 23, Mar. 30 and Apr. 7, 7:30-9:00pm
Led By Rabbi Lisa Delson
The Passover Haggadah is designed to help us tell the story of the Israelites exodus from slavery in Egypt to freedom. The 15 steps of the seder are set but the material surrounding it, how we tell the story, is up to us. Join Rabbi Delson in a three-week Haggadah Writing Workshop, where we will see how the seder is formed, look at other sources, and inspire each other to come up with a meaningful and engaging seder for your family and friends. Please click here to register for the course.
Sunday, Apr. 23, 6:00pm
North Peninsula CommunityYom HaShoah V'HaGevurah Commemoration
Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City
STAND NOT IDLY BY: Guest Speaker Gloria Holland Lyon
6:00pm Reading of martyrs' names6:30pm Service of remembrance
Free and open to the public!
Contact email@example.com with questions, martyrs' names to add, or if you are interested in participating.
Enjoy the night out with other PTS moms of preschool- and religious school-age children. We do the planning and you do the socializing.
Upcoming events are on Mar. 13 and Mar. 16.
To attend, host, or learn more about Ladies Night Out, contact Kathleen Shugar at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shari Carruthers at email@example.com.
This program is sponsored by Sholom Women.
Click here to download the latest flier with all the dates and events!
The Starr*Stevens Judaica Shop is operated by Peninsula Temple Sholom Women. We carry everything you need for a more beautiful Jewish home, including unique gift items for every occasion and lifecycle event. Visit us to see our extensive collection of tallitot.
For more information, click here!
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Fri Feb 246:30pm: Kabbalat Shabbat with Angela Gold - Chapel
Sat Feb 25No community Shabbat service this morning
Fri Mar 36:30pm: Kabbalat Shabbat - Sanctuary
Sat Mar 410:30am: Shabbat Morning Service - Sanctuary
We'd love to send your your college student a PTS College Pack!
Please click here for the form, where you can tell us all about how to reach your student.
Looking for a student trip to Reform Jewish summer camp or a youth trip-to-Israel program? In some circumstances, scholarship funds may be available from PTS. Please look carefully at these application forms for all the details, and call the office if you have questions.
Deadline for all of these applications is March 7, 2017.
Israel Trip Needs-Based Scholarship
Campership Needs-Based Scholarship
Alexa Paige Goldman Merit-Based Scholarship
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The PTS Mission
Whether in the synagogue, each other's homes, or the world beyond, Peninsula Temple Sholom creates a sacred space for those who are part of it.
We live Jewish values and apply the wisdom of our teachings to modern life through prayer, study and action.
We sustain Jewish culture through communal engagement in lifecycle events, the celebration of Shabbat and holidays, and the pleasure of laughing and learning together.
We strengthen our community by caring for one another and the world around us.
We honor our heritage and build a strong future by fostering connections with the Jewish people in the U.S., in Israel and around the world.
Peninsula Temple Sholom1655 Sebastian Drive • Burlingame • CA • 94010
A Reform Jewish CongregationMember, Union for Reform Judaism
Rabbi Dan Feder • Rabbi Lisa Delson • Rabbi Molly Plotnik • Cantor Barry Reich