eNews September 10 - 16, 2021 | 4 - 10 Tishrei, 5782


Don't Miss Out! Join us for

Kol Nidrei and Yom Kippur Services!

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May you be inscribed for a Good Year!

High Holidays Schedule

Erev Yom Kippur - Kol Nidrei - September 15, 7pm | 9 Tishrei, 5782

Yom Kippur - September 16, 2021 | 10 Tishrei, 5782

(all day starting at 10 am)

Kol Nidrei and Yom Kippur services will all be offered hybrid (both on-line and in-person at Adelson Educational Campus).

EVERYONE is welcome to join us virtually!

To attend in-person, you must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination by submitting your card to the Congregation P'nai Tikvah office in advance of the High Holy Days services. NO ONE without prior RSVP and approval will be allowed into the synagogue. NO exceptions!

In-person attendance will be granted for members and their immediate family but each must be registered individually. Upon arrival at Adelson Educational Campus, security requires that you have already registered and that the name registered matches your identification. During in-person services, masks will be required over mouth and nose at all times. The only unmasked participants will be on the bimah.

Photocopies of vaccination cards may be emailed to the Congregation P'nai Tikvah office at info@pnaitikvahlv.org.

L'Shana Tovah!

Congregation P'nai Tikvah Board of Directors

Register HERE!

Shalom Virtual Open Mic Poetry Reading

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During Yom Kippur Break - Hour one 

Bring to share a Poem, Short Story, or Song to share during the Yom Kippur break that is relevant to the Day (Family Friendly Please).Time limits of 4-6 minutes depending on the number registered.

Click the link to Register.




It is time to update our membership records. Click below to register or renew online or you can click to download a current membership packet below.  

Register Online HERE!
Download Printable HERE!
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Shabbat Services

September 17, 2021 | 11 Tishrei, 5782

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Friday, September 17th, 7:30

Welcome in Shabbat with songs and prayer as a community led by Rabbi Jamie Hyams, Cantor Marla Goldberg, and Maestro Tim Cooper. Friday, September 17, 7:30 pm. To R.S.V.P. Kabbalat Shabbat via email, SUBJECT LINE: “KABBALAT SHABBAT” at servicesrsvp@pnaitikvahlv.org or call us at 702-436-4900 and instructions will be sent to you. 

Our Shabbat prayer book may be downloaded HERE!

The Old Service Guide (Prayers and Songs) can be downloaded HERE! 

It is also traditional to give Tzedakah (donate funds) for Shabbat if you are able:


Shabbat Morning Torah Study 

September 18, 2021 | 12 Tishrei, 5782

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Join new and old friends for a spirited and engaging online Torah study.

When: 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance Here!

Zoom meeting login information will be emailed with registration confirmation.

Questions? Email us at: ServiceRSVP@pnaitikvahlv.org

Follow Parashat Ha' Azinu | in the Torah: Devarim | Deuteronomy 32:1 - 32:52

Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1 - 22:51

or check out Rabbi Sacks HERE! 

Family friendly version for Rabbi Sacks Parashah HERE!

Virtual Sukkot

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סוכות חג שמח

Chag HaSukkot Sameach

Join us for Virtual Sukkot Monday, September 20th at 7:00 pm pst

Click link below to R.S.V.P. online.

Sukkot R.S.V.P.



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Join us to light candles as a community with friends far and near.

Friday, September 24th and October 8th, 22nd and 29th @ 6:30 pm PST

To R.S.V.P. email: ServicesRSVP@pnaitikvahlv.org SUBJECT LINE: "Candle Lighting" to email your reservation. Instructions for connecting will be in your confirmation.


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iEngage: Foundations for a New Relationship Class:

Join Rabbi Jamie for Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship, an exploration of the significance of Israel for Jewish life. Engaging Israel is a series of nine lectures and conversations with scholars from the Shalom Hartman Institute that responds to growing feelings of disenchantment and disinterest toward Israel among an ever-increasing number of Jews worldwide by creating a new narrative regarding the significance of Israel for Jewish life. Lecture and discussion participants include Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, Dr. Tal Becker, Yossi Klein-Halevi, Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Prof. Gil Troy and others. This class will be taught online using the video modules followed by live, interactive group discussion.

Time: Online, Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm 

Dates: 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 1/5/22, 1/19/22, 2/2/22

*Limited scholarships are available, email for more information.

Email Rabbi Jamie with questions and for more information at RabbiJamie@pnaitikvahlv.org.

Register HERE!


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Hands-on, experiential learning of Judaism and Hebrew makes Jewish education fun and meaningful for our youngsters from Kindergarten through B’nai Mitzvah. 

Cost for classes—$450 plus $50 fees for text. Classes now in session.

Gan and 1st Graders: (ages 5 and above)

Matchilim: 2nd-3rd Graders

Chalutzim: 4th to 6th Graders

Solelim: 5th through 7th Graders—our pre Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation

Registration is now open for the 2021 – 2022 year for Jewlicious Learning. Sign up by calling (702) 436-4900 or email info@pnaitikvahlv.org.

NEW Community Class Offerings

Introduction to Judaism Class Series

with Rabbi Debi Lewis

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Join Rabbi Jamie and her BFF Rabbi Debi Lewis for Intro to Judaism. Rabbi Lewis will be the primary teacher and Rabbi Jamie will be the co-pilot.

  • Are you Jew curious?
  • Were you born Jewish, but you want to know more?
  • Are you interested in finding out about conversion?
  • Is your partner Jewish and you want to participate more fully?

If any of these describe your interest, then this class is for you!

October 12, 2021-April 12, 2022

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15 pm 

Classes are held weekly in person at the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara and on Zoom.

Registration Cost: $180

We are offering tuition discounts for those who would otherwise be unable to attend.   

For more information and to register

Click HERE!

Rosh Chodesh Viewing Party

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Sunday, October 10 , 7:00 pm - Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan

This Zoom event celebrating the first new moon after the High Holy days, will be a discussion of the movie Lansky.  

Participants can watch the movie on Amazon (you do not need Prime membership to rent the movie or available at Red Box). For those who would like to have a group watching experience, we will set up a watch party (you do need Amazon prime to join the watch party) for 2:00 on October 10.  

Please RSVP if you plan to attend the discussion group or the watch party.

Click link to R.S.V.P.

Rosh Chodesh R.S.V.P.

Community Prayer

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Avinu Malkenu

Avinu Malkenu,

There are things we have done,

and things we have left undone

where we have missed the mark.

Please forgive us for our complacency

as we watch our planet and its inhabitants 

suffer through drought, floods, fires,

and stifling heat;

as we witness people in need

Including fleeing refugees;

as we hear in our country

ugly vitriol between opposing

points of view.

Help us as individuals

and as a community

to work for the better,

and not just wring our hands.

Please forgive us.

This pandemic has made us even more appreciative of our family,

friends and community.

We take nothing for granted.

We ask our brothers and sisters 

how we can make amends. 

We are willing to speak,

to act,

to return,

to make teshuvah.

Help us to forgive those

who have wronged us.

Let us be gracious and

understanding, just as

You, our Wellspring

are with us.

We are grateful to gather

in person and on zoom

as we pray the familiar prayers

and the melodies stir our souls.

Avinu Malkenu,

may we be sealed for a good year.


Congregation P'nai Tikvah

Shoe Drive Mitzvah Project

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Congregation P'nai Tikvah is having a fundraiser collecting gently used shoes benefitting both CPT and underserved nations as recipients of the donated shoes. All who can participate, hurray!! 

For more information check out our website HERE!

Please feel free to contact Kristen Jaeger: 702-600-9835 with any questions.

Thank you for participating in this beneficial project!


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