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Parashat Va-yeitzei

This Shabbat
9 Kislev, 5780 / December 7, 2019
Parashat Va-yeitzei
Shabbat Kiddush Lunch Sponsored by:
The Spector family in honor of the 50th anniversary of Walter’s Bar Mitzvah & Dan Gildenberg in honor of his daughters’ Adult B’not Mitzvah

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December 6 @ 6:30pm
Services at Beth David
December 13@ 6:30pm
Musical Shabbat with live music by Lior Ben Hur at CBD More information
December 20 @ 6:30pm
Neshama L’Shabbat Taught by Rabbi Alpert. This practice combines movement and spiritual reflection.

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,

Helpful Year-End Tax Reminders
The tax deduction deadline for year 2019 giving is coming up. Please plan accordingly for making tax-deductible donations and payments. Click here for more info. 

Jewish and/or Cantorial Studies
Scholarships Available!Is your high school senior interested in majoring in Jewish Studies? What about possibly becoming a cantor? If so, scholarships are available for Fall 2020 in the Jewish Sacred Music Program. For more information and applications please see the Borns Jewish Studies Program click here or email


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
An Exploration of Shabbat Prayer and Study in Russian 
10:30 – 11:30 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  

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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