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Parshat B’reishit

Parshat B’reishit

This Shabbat
27 Tishrei, 5780/October 26, 2019
Parshat B’reishit
Candle lighting: Friday, October 25, 5:59pm    
Shabbat Kiddush Lunch Co-Sponsored by:
Donors to the Kiddush lunch fund and Steve and Helaine Green in honor of Steve’s 70th Birthday. 

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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! The scholarship fund perpetuates the memory and ideals of Beth David members Sheldon and Melvina Balk and their sons, Richard and David Balk and is intended to capture and light the spirit of Judaism in our youth, especially those who may seem apathetic about Jewish activities. 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


October 25
habbat @ Home
Create your own Shabbat experience @ home. More information

November 1
Speaker Shabbat: The Path of Wisdom.
Potluck 6:00pm, Services 6:45pm, Rabbi Kleinberg 7:30pm
Join us for potluck dinner, services and a discussion with Rabbi Kleinberg as he explores the ancient rabbinic roots of the Jewish path to wisdom.Please sign up online or call the office at 408-257-3333 by 10/31 so we know how many people to expect. More information     

November 8

Musical Shabbat @ 6:30pm
A participatory service accompanied by live music with Lior Ben Hur. 


Thursday, October 24
CBD General Board Meeting
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 26
Approachable Torah
10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Sunday, October 27
Strategic Planning Discussions
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, October 30
Minyan Tzedakah Allocation

Friday, November 1
Speaker Shabbat – Judiasm: The Path of Wisdom
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 2
Mindfulness and Meditation Through the Hasidic Lens
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, November 2
Tot Shabbat
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Sunday, November 3
Neshama Body and Soul
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, November 3
CBD Women Annual Business Meeting and Brunch
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 6
Tikkun Olam Team Meeting
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 6
Getting Your Ducks in a Row – Session 1
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 9
Stretching Into Shabbat
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Saturday, November 9
Jewish Book Discussion Group
After lunch, approx 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 10
Mah Jongg
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 10
Beer with the Boys
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 17
Understanding Muslim Neighbors – Session 1 
at Temple Emalu-el
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Love Film? Volunteers Needed for 2019 Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
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Pause with Pittsburgh
Sunday, October 27 @ 2:00 p.m.
We will be joining Pittsburgh, alongside hundreds of thousands of people around the world, in a virtual moment of pausing to remember the 11 lives lost at the Tree of Life Synagogue. A text message will be sent to those who sign up containing a video with a mourning prayer and the names of the 11 victims. View Flyer

Networking Opportunities Jewish Legal Professionals and Students
Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, November 7 
Cardozo Society has two networking opportunities lined up for Jewish legal professionals, including students. More information PJ Library Interactive Musical Experience 
Sunday, November 3 @ 10:00 a.m.
PJ Library is bringing back Carla Friend from Tkiya for an interactive musical experience. View Flyer

Monday, November 4 @ 6:30 p.m.
Monday, November 11 @ 4:00 p.m.
This film is set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93Queen follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City.  View Flyer 

Yavneh Kindergarten Information Nights
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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Kehillah Jewish High School Open House
Sunday, November 3, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. 
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Yavneh Middle School Information Night
Tuesday, November 5, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
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Yavneh Kindergarten Readiness Program for Parents 
Tuesday, November 19, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
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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

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 

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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