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Parashat Shemot

This Shabbat
21 Tevet 5780/ January 18, 2020            
Parashat Shemot
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January 10
Young Adults Cocktails and Kabbalat – 6:30pm More information
January 17
Services at Beth David – 6:30pm 
January 24
Musical Shabbat – 6:30pm More information
January 31
Shabba-Tot – 5:30pm More Information


Saturday, January 18
Tot Shabbat
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Saturday, January 18
Menschlichkeit 101
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 22
Board MeetingView Agenda 
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 23
Dames Who Dine
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 24
Musical Shabbat
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 25
CBD Women’s Shabbat 
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 25
Approachable Torah
10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Sunday, January 26
Men’s Club Meeting
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, January 26
Mitzvah Day
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 26
AAi Mitzvah Day Cook and Serve –  Click here to donate
1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 26
Jewbilee: A Day of Jewish Learning
1:00 – 6:30 p.m

Wednesday, January 29
Hazak Event: The Pianist of Willesden Lane – Theatreworks
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 30
Israel Trip with Rabbi Alpert
7:15 – 8:00 p.m

Friday, January 31
5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 1
Mindfulness and Meditation 
10:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 1
Ruach (Energy) Shabbat 
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, February 1
Zip Code Dessert Event – RSVP by 1/22
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Sunday, February 2
World Wide Wrap
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, February 2
Super Bowl Pizza Party
3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 7
Speaker Shabbat:
LGBT Issues and Solutions

Saturday, February 8
Family Havdalah & Game Night
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 9
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, February 11
Arabs in Israeli Society  RSVP online by 2/4
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. 


Shape the next generation. Count them.
Respond to the 2020 Census and inform funding for educational programs that benefit our children, like after-school activities, school meal programs, and Head Start. It’s more than just a count, it’s an opportunity to shape the next generation. View flyer

South Bay Hebrew Day School Open House
Sunday, January 26

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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Jewbilee: A Day of Jewish Learning
Sunday, January 26
1:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Immerse yourself in a Jewish learning experience for all ages. At Jewbilee you can choose from many different Jewish learning workshops happening throughout the afternoon, with separate tracks for adults and children. This year’s theme is “The Stories We Tell,” with a keynote from storyteller Joel Ben Izzy. Schedule, tickets and more information:

Life Will Smile: Film Screening and Reception
Monday, January 27, 6:30 p.m.
at Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto
Join us for a special community event that celebrates integrity, courage, humanity, hope, and love of life — in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Life Will Smile is a compelling 40-minute documentary that tells the story of the complete survival of Europe’s only Jewish community during the Holocaust on the Greek island of Zakynthos. Book your tickets

The Violins of Hope 
Tuesday, January 28, 
5:30 – 9:00 p.m. 
NUMU (New Museum Los Gatos) | 106 E. Main St.
view this is an extraordinary collection of 70+ string instruments originally owned and played by prisoners in Nazi concentration camps during World War II and which have been fully restored over the last 20 years by the Weinstein’s. View Flyer 

International Holocaust Remembrance
Tuesday, January 28, 
1:30 p.m.
San Jose City Hall
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District 10 Candidates Forum 
Thursday, January 30, 
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
View Flyer 

Story Time Shabbats
Saturdays, February 1 4:30 – 5:30 pm
San Jose Public Library, Cambrian Branch
1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose
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Kol Tefilla 2020
January 31 – February 2

At Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles
A unique Shabbat worship experience of spirituality, innovation, creativity and building relationships around prayer. Join with old friends and make some new ones. Register at here

J-Fam Playgroup for Jewish Babies and Their Grownups 
Begins February 5

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J-Moms – Support group for moms with children under 3
Begins February 4

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Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope
February 9, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Congregation Sinai, 1532 Willowbrae Ave, San Jose
All are invited to attend Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope by Composer Jake Heggie and Librettist Gene Scheer. The Violins of Hope are a collection of string instruments, originally owned and played by Jewish musicians in concentration camps, which have been lovingly restored over the past two decades by renowned Israeli violin-makers Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein as a tribute to those who were lost. Click here for more info & to purchase tickets.

Mah Jongg
Sunday, March 8, 9:30 a.m.
Peninsula Sinai, 499 Boothbay Ave, Foster City
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On Going in the Community
Know someone with a new addition to the family?
Shalom Baby has special gifts to welcome newborns into our Jewish community! If you or someone you know has had a baby in the last 6 months, let PJ Library know and we will arrange a special goody-filled delivery. Click here to get started

Become a JFS Friendly Visitor – Make A Real Difference in the Life of An Isolated Senior!
As we put our best foot forward during this new Jewish year of 5780, consider taking action to enrich your life and the life of others.  JFS is in need of empathetic and committed volunteers to become Friendly Visitors.  A JFS Friendly Visitor is matched up with an isolated senior for a weekly or every other week visit and they form lasting friendships with the senior. Our Friendly Visitors say that they get so much more than they give. Contact Lori Cinnamon at

You are not alone! Mental Health Family Support Group
Second Monday of month, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m at Levy Family Campus More information

Grandparents Support Group
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Sponsor the Purim Shpiel
Deadline to sponsor is 2/11

All are encouraged to attend the annual Purim Shpiel (musical extravaganza) on Monday March 9. No tickets needed This year we are producing a Purim Shpiel program to be handed out at the performance. Please consider making a donation for Shpiel production. All sponsors will be listed in the program. More information

Hamantashen for Sale
Deadline to order is 2/28

CBD Women will be baking delicious Hamantashen for sale prior to Purim. $20 per dozen. Options include traditional and gluten free. Click here to download an order form or pay online.
Mishloah Manot
Fantastic Double Mitzvah Opportunity
Deadline to order is 2/26
Fulfill the mitzvah of sending sweets and greetings to other Beth David members for Purim, as well as supporting our Religious School, including myuchad, and other unique and distinctive youth programs. Click here to download an order form or pay online.