How did you celebrate Rosh Hashanah this week? Were you able to gather together with family, pray together with congregants, or was it another holiday by Zoom?
My family joined Congregation Beth Am in 1976 when they moved back to California and I joined as an adult when my son was born in 1997. This Rosh Hashanah, we once again had services over Zoom - streaming in from my parents’ living room, we prayed, sang, and listented together.
Yavneh is excited to partner with the Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto to collect canned goods during the holidays. Given the current challenge of feasting together during the chagim (holidays), we have decided to turn it into an opportunity to give back as a community for Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). We will be collecting canned goods in conjunction with Tashlich (school-wide casting off ceremony) next week and again during our Sukkot celebrations.
Please send your child to school with non-perishable foods on Wednesday, 9/15
Kabbalat Shabbat and Games in the Hut
All Yavneh parents are invited to join us IN PERSON for Kabbalat Shabbat (grades 1-8) in Yavneh's Sukkah from 2:00pm-2:30pm. Games in the Hut will take place in the Sukkah from 3:00pm-4:30pm and will include board games and Jamba Juice sponsored by the YPA. We will have regular dismissal with the carpool lane or you can park and walk up to the front door to get your child. All students must be accompanied by a parent at Games in the Hut. Entry to the Sukkah is at the side gate, and masks are required.
Louise and Shelly Bernbaum, In Memory of Yosi Geshuri (Yosef ben David)
In The Community
Tue., 9/14@ 9:00am
Tuesday Moms' Circle @ JSV Family Center
Discussions and activities are inspired by the Jewish calendar and open to women of all faiths and backgrounds. This is a special time for grownups without kiddos. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Szancer, Imagine That!" A family-friendly exhibit @ JCC Lobby
The JCC opens the door to imagination and invites you into the fairy-tale world created by the famous Polish Jewish illustrator, Jan Marcin Szancer. We are offering a reception, kids workshop, and a virtual lecture!
JSV Women's Community Presents: LET'S TALK ABOUT S*IT @ APJCC Auditorium
Join us to talk about survival, persistence and tenacity. Featuring, cancer THRIVER and Yavneh English Language Arts teacher, Jenessa Schwartz, in an honest, uncensored conversation about what it takes to live through stage 4 colon cancer. FREE! Learn more and RSVP
Help Respond to the Current Refugee Crisis: Did you know that in Santa Clara County, Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley is one of only two nonprofits providing refugee resettlement services for families and individuals? Currently, JFS SV is assisting refugees from Afghanistan and other locations. Find out more here. Please contact Yavneh parent and JFS SV volunteer and board member, Jessica Intrator.
Our local chapter,HaZamir Silicon Valley, is having auditions and information sessions in August and September. Due to popular demand, HaZaPrep (a separate level for 7th-8th graders) is also starting this year, to compliment our existing program for 9th-12th graders. More info