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Parashat Vayeḥi

This Shabbat
14 Tevet, 5780/January 11, 2020               
Parashat Vayei
Thank you to kiddush lunch sponsors:
Steve and Barbara Goldstein in honor of Steve’s 73rd Birthday and 60th Anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah.

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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


Thursday, January 9
Membership Committee – Join Us!
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 10
Young Adults Cocktails and Kabbalat Shabbat
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 11
Stretching into Shabbat
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Saturday, January 11
An Exploration of Shabbat Prayer and Study in Russian
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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

Saturday, January 11
Jewish Book Discussion Group
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 12
Neshama Body and Soul
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Sunday, January 12
Threads of Tradition
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 12
Beer with the Boys
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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

Thursday, January 23
Board Meeting
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  – sign up to participate
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, January 29
The Pianist of Willesden Lane – Theatreworks
7:30 – 9:00 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
LGBT Issues and Solutions

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

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


Lunch and Learn at Shir Hasash
An Afternoon of Comedy With Rachael Berman
Tuesday, January 14

11:30 a.m.
Rachael Berman, stand-up comedienne and CSH congregant, will regale us all with hilarious stories of her chaotic family life that will make you laugh until you cry!! View Flyer

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. 
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 

District 10 Candidates Forum 
Thursday, January 30

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
View Flyer 

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
View Flyer


Is There a Youth in Your Life in Need of a Bit of Inspiration on Their Jewish Journey?
Last day to apply for the The Balk Family Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund is Friday, January 17. More information
Support Jewish Religious Pluralism in Israel!
Sign Up to Support the VoteMERCAZ! Campaign in the upcoming World Zionist Congress Election which begins January 21.