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Parashat Toldot

This Shabbat
2 Kislev, 5780 / November 30, 2019
Parashat Toldot
Shabbat Kiddush Lunch Sponsored by:
The Leitner family in honor of the babynaming of their granddaughter Maya Leitner

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November 29
Shabbat @ Home – More Information
December 6
Services @ Beth David
December 13
Musical Shabbat with live music by Lior Ben Hur – More information

Is There a Youth in Your Life in Need of a Bit of Inspiration on Their Jewish Journey?
The Balk Family Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund can help! Nominations for summer 2020 resident camp scholarships are being accepted now.
Please remember these are not merit-based scholarships. We offer substantial aid, not based on academic results or activities, but, rather, to awaken a student’s Jewish identity. More information

Too Frantic on Fridays to Remember to Buy the Challah? ChallahFresh delivers Irving’s Premium Challah directly to your home, automatically.
One percent of all proceeds will go to local Jewish organizations, which will be chosen by ChallahFresh’s board of rabbis. For more information,

Qualified Charitable Distribution
If you are over 70 ½ years old and have a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA), making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) might be right for you!  More information

Hearing Assisted Audio Now Available!
Thank you to Lance Glasser for installing Listen Everywhere, a Wi-Fi based assistive listening system! This system utilizes phones, earbuds, headphones Bluetooth connected hearing aids or Bluetooth capable cochlear implants. The use of the system is simple. Click here for more information. 


Sunday, December 1
Beer with Boys 
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 4
CBD Women Movie and Discussion Group
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 7
Mindfulness and Meditation Through the Hasidic Lens
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Saturday, December 7
Tot Shabbat
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Sunday, December 8
Men’s Club Monthly Meeting 
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, December 8
Understanding Muslim Neighbors
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 8
What Makes Music Sound Jewish?
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 10
Information Meeting on Proposed Bylaws Amendments
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 12
Ladies Who Lunch
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 12
Membership Committee Meeting
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, December 13
Musical Shabbat with live music by Lior Ben Hur
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 14
Shabbat Hike with Rabbi Alpert
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 14
Stretching into Shabbat
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Saturday, December 14
Jewish Book Discussion Group
After lunch, approx 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 15
Hazak Chanukah Extravaganza – RSVP by 12/10
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 18
Annual Meeting
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 22
Hanukkah Potluck for 4th – 10th Graders and Families
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

January 5, 2020
Purim Shpiel Auditions
1:00 p.m.


Coat and Warm Clothing Drive – Through December 15 – Many people in Santa Clara County are truly cold at this time of year and don’t have adequate clothing to get themselves warm. Please look through your closets and drawers for warm items: coats, sweaters, socks and other warm clothing plus sleeping bags and blankets. Some congregants shop at thrift stores for these items to donate.  Bring them to CBD or the JCC and deposit them in the front hall receptacle. The Tikun Olam Team will be delivering them where they will be given away at no cost to the recipient.

Embrace A Family – View flyer  

Family Day of Code, Tinkering and Play at Yavneh Day School
Sunday, November 17, 11:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Get ready to be the next STEAM pioneer like Albert Einstein, Marie Curie and Leonardo DaVinci. Age-based coding, robotics and tinkering sessions for preK-8th grades. Free of charge and open to all! View Flyer

Yavneh Kindergarten Readiness Program for Parents 
Tuesday, November 19, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
View Flyer 

24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week
Tuesday, November 19
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos
Tiffany Shlain, author of a book about her commitment to unplugging her phone on Shabbat, will be speaking about how taking breaks from the phone brought her family closer. Get tickets 

Yavneh Kindergarten Information Nights
Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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An Evening Conversation with Professor Aaron Hahn Tapper at Yavneh Day School 
Wednesday, December 4th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Register for Event  

New! Erev Nigun v’Neshamah: Song & Spirit Nights
Thursday, December 5, 7:45 – 9:00 p.m.
These new evenings are our time to celebrate and meditate through sharing music together. Join our circle of song, using words and melodies that inspire us spiritually, with a pause between for breathing and quieting the mind. Some songs might be familiar and others fresh and new. No experience necessary, just an open heart and willingness to open your voice. Held at a private home. Email for address

Latkes and Laughs
Sunday, December 8, 5:30 p.m.
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Temple Emanu-El Holiday Fair
Sunday, December 15, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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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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