Learning Together

Find yourself a teacher, make for yourself a friend. – Pirke Avot 1:6

Torah Today

Saturdays, 9:00 am-10:00 am

Start your Shabbat morning with your rabbis! You’ll be led through a discussion-based study of the week’s portion. Be ready to engage in lively dialogue and debate as we invoke commentaries 

both traditional and current and seek 

anchors in the Torah for our modern, mobile lives. There’s nothing like Shabbat morning Torah study!



Summer Programming With Our Clergy

Torah Treks

Saturday, August 17, 10:00 am – Noon

Sawyer Camp Trail

Celebrate Shabbat in nature by joining Rabbi Molly Plotnik and your PTS friends for a beautiful hike. Find the meeting spot here and for more information, email Rabbi Plotnik.

Torah on Tap (PAST)

Wednesday, July 10, 7:00  – 9:00 pm

Grape & Grain, San Mateo

Join for interesting conversation and text study over drinks. Fro congregants young at heart, but 21+. Let Rabbi Molly Plotnik know you’ll be joining!

Can’t make it in July? We’ll see you August 7, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Kaffeehaus, San Mateo. (Past)

Movie Midrash

Sunday, August 18, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Who says movies can’t teach Torah? Join Rabbi Molly Plotnik and cinema student Noah Weisel as they break down the Jewish teachings hidden in Hollywood films. RSVP and learn more here!

Nurture the Wow

Thursday, August 29, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Join Rabbi Lisa Delson to talk about the joys and oys of raising young children. RSVP and learn more by emailing Rabbi Delson.


Classes taught by Rabbi Dan Feder: (Will be updated Fall 2019)

Back to the Source

Wednesdays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

A thoughtful, verse-by-verse examination of the context behind Torah teachings with Rabbi Feder. In small-group discussion we find real connections with the text, and with each other. This year, we’ll be starting our learning at Deuteronomy 30:1. Make it a regular part of your week!

Hot Topics Lunch Group

One Thursday per month, 12:00 pm

At the Law Offices of Norman Harris, 1220 Howard Ave., Burlingame
This is the ultimate brown bag lunch – you supply the food, Rabbi Feder supplies the food for thought!

Hot Topics @ Cafe Sholom

10:00 am – 11:00 am

In the PTS foyer

This lively roundtable discussion takes a contemporary look at Jewish thought and experience. Topics range from modern Jewish life and Israel to Jewish holidays, current events, and more.

Classes led by Rabbi Lisa Delson:

Intro to Judaism & Beginning Hebrew, Fall 2019 dates to come

Led by Rabbi Dan Feder & Rabbi Lisa Delson

This 14-session course is perfect for interfaith couples, non-Jews considering conversion, and congregants interested in an Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We’ll spend the first half of class learning how to decode Hebrew letters and vowel sounds. The second half of class will focus on Jewish topics from history to theology to holidays and more.



Wise Aging

A full life is not just filled with constant doing! Wise aging is an opportunity for each of us to integrate our life experiences as we journey toward wisdom and self-acceptance, a journey we take together. This class is based on resources by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal, primarily their book Wise Aging: Living with Joy Resilience and Spirit. Learning modes include text study, active listening, mindfulness meditation, exercises, reflection, and journaling – all experiences that help us acquire skills for making changes that will lead to a deeper sense of well-being.

Pre-registration and purchase of “Wise Aging” book required. Contact PTS office for more information.


Morning Talmud Study With Rabbi Molly Plotnik at Il Piccolo