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Parashat Vayishlaḥ

This Shabbat
16 Kislev, 5780 / December 14, 2019
Parashat Vayishla
Shabbat Kiddush Lunch Co-Sponsored by:
The Baird families along with regular donors in honor of Bob’s 80th birthday
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Food and Wine Tour of Israel with Rabbi AlpertClick here for a preliminary itinerary for the Beth David Food and Wine Tour of Israel, November 2020.  We will have a fantastic time touring and eating our way through the land of milk and honey!
Please email Rabbi Alpert if you are interested. 


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 for Families with 4th-7th Graders
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.

Saturday, December 14
Celebration of Light at Blaney Plaza 
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 15
Hazak Chanukah Extravaganza – RSVP has closed. 
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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

Thursday, December 19
Dames Who Dine
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

Friday, December 20
Neshama L’shabbat: Taught by Rabbi Alpert 
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 21
Menschlichkeit 101
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

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

Saturday, January 4
Mindfulness and Meditation Through the Hasidic Lens
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, January 4
Family Havdalah & Movie Night
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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

Monday, January 6
Singing Together for Change 
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 25
CBD Women’s Shabbat  – sign up to participate
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Temple Emanu-El Holiday Fair
Sunday, December 15, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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Connect –> Effect
Linking education, culture, and innovation
Sunday, December 15 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm 
Kehillah Jewish High School, Palo Alto
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Latkes & Ladoos: A Celebration of Light
Saturday, December 21, 5:30-7:30pm
APJCC Auditorium
Enjoy traditional foods and dancing for Diwali and Hanukkah. 
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Community Hanukkah Candle Lighting
Monday, December 23, 6:00 – 8:00pm
JCC Silicon Valley
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Roaring Camp Railroad Hanukkah Train
Thursday, December 26 
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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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