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Parshat Noaḥ

Parshat Noaḥ

This Shabbat
4 Ḥeshvan 5780/November 2, 2019
Parshat Noaḥ
Candle lighting: Friday, November 1, 5:51pm    
Shabbat Kiddush Lunch Sponsored by:
Donors to the Kiddush lunch fund.

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Help Keep Services Fragrance-Free You may not be aware that many people are sensitive and/or allergic to perfumes, colognes and other fragrances found in products such as lotions and deodorants. Please be mindful of those around you and refrain from wearing scented deodorants, lotions, perfumes, colognes, etc. when attending services.

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

Pre-make Beef Stew for Homeless Dinner Tikun Olam Team is asking you to make a very easy oven baked beef stew (Recipe will be supplied) to be served at HomeFirst Shelter on Christmas Eve.  If you can do this or have questions, please email Dorothy. 

New Tot Event Notification Group!We are trying out the Remind app as a way of keeping parents informed of upcoming events for tots at Beth David and we would love for you to join our group! You will only be added if you choose to join! Click here to sign up.


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. 

November 15
Sigd Celebration @ 6:00pm

Join us for a remarkable evening to celebrate the Ethiopian Jewish holiday of SIGD. Begins with Kabbalat Shabbat with an African Flair followed by dairy potluck Shabbat dinner and Ethiopian, Jewish speaker – Beza Abebe. Signup online or call the office at 408-257-3333. Free for CBD members, $5.00 for non-CBD members. 


Friday, November 1
Speaker Shabbat – Judiasm: The Path of Wisdom
6:00 – 9:00 p.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
CBD Women Movie and Discussion Group
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 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.

Thursday, November 7
Strategic Planning Discussions
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 9
Stretching Into Shabbat
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Saturday, November 9
Ruach (Energy) of Shabbat
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, November 9
An Exploration of Shabbat Prayer & Study for Russian Speakers
10:30 – 11:30 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.

Wednesday, November 13
Getting Your Ducks in a Row – Session 2
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 14
Ladies Who Lunch
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Friday, November 15
Sigd Celebration
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 16
Donate Life Shabbat & Legacy Giving Shabbat
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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


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

Kehillah Jewish High School Open House
Sunday, November 3, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. 
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 Middle School Information Night
Tuesday, November 5, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
View Flyer

Networking Opportunities Jewish Legal Professionals and Students
Thursday, November 7 
Cardozo Society has two networking opportunities lined up for Jewish legal professionals, including students. More information

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

Common Ground through Common Sound!
Monday, November 18, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Polyphony Foundation closes the distance between Arab and Jewish communities in Israel through music while serving as a worldwide model for cooperation based on cultural exchange, dialogue and partnership. 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.
View Flyer 

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.
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