Volunteers on the Mitzvah Garden Social Action Project
Home & Hope's Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, Nov. 23, 7:00 p.m.Peninsula Temple Beth El, 1700 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo
Includes reflections by Rabbi Corey Helfrand and Rev. Mary Graves. Please bring a pie or beverage to share at our traditional pie social immediately following the service. Co-sponsored by Peninsula Temple Sholom.
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
PTS BLOOD DRIVE
Sunday, Nov. 23, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., PTS Parking Lot (Blood Centers of the Pacific mobile unit)
Be a hero to someone in need! Maimonides said, “One of the most righteous forms of charitable giving is when we give anonymously -- when givers never find out who will receive the gift, and recipients never find out who gave it”. This is truly selfless giving, and is the purest kind of mitzvah. Help someone you may never meet to weather a tragedy, heal from sickness, or reclaim health! Bagels, coffee, and juice will be available for all participants. Religious School Parents: Drop your kids off at school and please come donate blood! Feel free to drop in, though it will likely be faster for you if you make an appointment ahead of time. To do so:
1. visit www.bloodheroes.com 2. click on “Donate Blood” (on the right) 3. type “PTS” into the top box4. click on “Peninsula Temple Sholom Donor Mobile”
For more information, please contact Debbie Kurzrock at
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES ￼
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
So much to learn, so much to do, in 2014-2015 / 5775.
Great scholars-in-resident and artists-in-residence like John Rothmann and Beth Schafer. Classes on topics ranging from Torah to parenting, cooking to Zionism. Days of Learning. Book discussions. College Commons with Hebrew Union College faculty. Studying with the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center's rabbis. Much much more.
Click to see the Lifelong Learning schedule for adult education — and celebrate our community of active, engage learners!
• As you celebrate with family and friends• As you remember a loved one• As you pray for healing of body and spirit• As you show thanks and appreciation• As you share with the less fortunate
Click here to learn more
Peninsula Temple Sholom is a caring Reform Jewish community that connects our rich traditions with contemporary life. Together we create a Sukkat Shalom, a warm and inviting shelter of peace. PTS is a welcoming place to pray, learn, heal, share our lives and work together to make the world a better place. We invite you to join us!
Family Service DinnerPreschool Tots 'n Torah DinnerShabbat Service Schedule PTS Employment Network Preschool Info Religious School Sholom Women Home and Hope PTS Bulletins Donate to PTSHow to Join PTS
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. Hineynu: We are here for one another.
Peninsula Temple Sholom1655 Sebastian DriveBurlingame, CA 94010Click for directions!
Rabbi Daniel J. Feder Rabbi Lisa DelsonCantor Barry Reich
Office: (650) 697-2266Preschool: (650) 697-2279Relig. School: (650) 697-5579
Office Hours9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mon-Thu9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Fri