6 Nisan 5779 / April 11, 2019 
Metzora
Leviticus 14:1-15:33
K-12 Education Program Newsletter 4/11/19
Shabbat dinner
Community Shabbat Dinner
Friday, May 3, 6:15-7:15 p.m. - Join us for our last Community Shabbat dinner of the year. Our evening begins with the Tree of Life Shabbat Service at 5:30 p.m. (for younger families 3rd grade and below) followed by Shabbat dinner beginning by 6:15 p.m. Our Shabbat Hallelu Service (for families with older children) will begin at 7:15 p.m. Please  click here to RSVP for dinner by Monday, Apr. 29 so we can plan food and seating accordingly. Cost: $20 adults; $15 children & seniors; free for children 5 and under.
Upcoming Sessions:
No 3rd-5th Hebrew April 11
Confirmation Dinner - Friday, Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Rishonim - Sunday, Apr. 14 9:30-11:30 a.m. (2nd/3rd SSH)
3rd-5th Grade Hebrew - Sunday-Thursday, Apr. 14-18
K'tanim - Sunday, Apr. 14 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Kesher - Wednesday, Apr. 17 4:50-6:00 p.m.
WNP Middle School - Wednesday, Apr. 17 6:00-8:00 p.m. Parents invited at 7:40 p.m. to hear about program updates for next year!
WNP High School - Wednesday, Apr. 17 6:00-8:00 p.m. Parents invited at 7:40 p.m. to hear about program updates for next year!
No Rishonim , 3rd-5th Hebrew, Kesher or WNP Middle School April 21-25
Rishonim - Sunday, Apr. 28 9:30-11:30 a.m.
3rd-5th Grade Hebrew - Sunday-Thursday, Apr. 28 - May 2
Kesher - Wednesday, May 1 4:50-6:00 pm
Community Shabbat Dinner - Friday, May 3 6:15 p.m.
FRIENDLY REMINDER: GATE SECURITY
The security of our community is of paramount importance and we appreciate your help in creating a culture of security. We ask that you do not prop open the front gate or building doors at any time. If you need a reminder of the Gate Access Code, please contact the temple office.
RISHONIM
This Sunday, Apr. 14 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Rishonim 2/3 SSH: Sunday, Apr. 14 9:30-11:30 a.m. We're so happy to have our 2nd and 3rd grade Rishonim students helping to make about 350 lunches for hungry people in our county for our first Sunday Sandwich Hevre (SSH) of the school year on Sunday, April 14. An email has been sent out to 2nd- and 3rd-grade parents. Online signups for donations and volunteering are located here. Please direct questions to Rabbi Lisa.

No Rishonim Sunday, Apr. 21 due to Passover

Next Session: Sunday, Apr. 28 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Community Shabbat Dinner Friday, May 3, 6:15-7:15 p.m. - Join us for our last Community Shabbat dinner of the year. Our evening begins with the Tree of Life Shabbat Service at 5:30 p.m. (for younger families 3rd grade and below) followed by Shabbat dinner beginning by 6:15 p.m. Our Shabbat Hallelu Service (for families with older children) will begin at 7:15 p.m. Please  click here to RSVP for dinner by Monday, Apr. 29 so we can plan food and seating accordingly. Cost: $20 adults; $15 children & seniors; free for children 5 and under.

For any additional Rishonim related questions or concerns please contact Rabbi Lisa ( rabbilisa@ptbe.org). 
K'TANIM
This Sunday, Apr. 14, 4-6 p.m . - K’tanim will be celebrating all things Passover! We will welcome special guest Elana Jagoda Kaye to teach us songs from her Passover album, “Seder Song Revival.” This will be our last Sunday session for the school year.

Community Shabbat Dinner Friday, May 3, 6:15-7:15 p.m. - Join us for our last Community Shabbat dinner of the year. Our evening begins with the Tree of Life Shabbat Service at 5:30 p.m. (for younger families 3rd grade and below) followed by Shabbat dinner beginning by 6:15 p.m. Our Shabbat Hallelu Service (for families with older children) will begin at 7:15 p.m. Please  click here to RSVP for dinner by Monday, Apr. 29 so we can plan food and seating accordingly.

For any additional K'tanim related questions or concerns please contact Alison Levy ( alevy@ptbe.org) or Rabbi Lisa ( rabbilisa@ptbe.org). 
KESHER
Wednesday, Apr. 17 4:50-6:00 p.m. - Dinner will be Chinese food.

No Kesher Wednesday, Apr. 24 due to Passover

Wednesday, May 1 4:50-6:00 p.m.

Community Shabbat Dinner Friday, May 3, 6:15-7:15 p.m. - Join us for our last Community Shabbat dinner of the year. Our evening begins with the Tree of Life Shabbat Service at 5:30 p.m. (for younger families 3rd grade and below) followed by Shabbat dinner beginning by 6:15 p.m. Our Shabbat Hallelu Service (for families with older children) will begin at 7:15 p.m. Please  click here to RSVP for dinner by Monday, Apr. 29 so we can plan food and seating accordingly.

For any additional Kesher related questions or concerns please contact Rabbi Lisa ( rabbilisa@ptbe.org).
3rd-5th Grade Hebrew
 
No Hebrew Thursday, Apr. 11

Sunday-Thursday, Apr. 14-18

No Hebrew Apr. 21-25 due to Passover

Sunday- Thursday, Apr. 28 - May 2

Home Practice assignments for Hebrew here.

For a refresher - Alef Bet and vowels are here

For any Hebrew related questions or concerns please contact Rabbi Lisa ( rabbilisa@ptbe.org). 
WNP MIDDLE SCHOOL
6th Grade Hebrew at Home Review - Please click on this link to review Cantor Elana’s Dropbox link.

Wednesday, Apr. 17 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Dinner will be Chinese food. SMRTY will speak with the 8th grade on "What I Wish I Knew in High School" during the first hour. The 7th grade will speak with Rev. Kristi about Interfaith activism during Mitzvah Corps and then have their regularly scheduled electives. 6th graders will have their normal schedule. We welcome parents to come at 7:40 p.m. to hear about exciting updates to our program offerings for next year!

Wednesday, May 1 Schedule Change - There will not be WNP at PTBE. Please join us at Congregation Beth Jacob for the Community-wide Yom HaShoah commemoration.

Calling all 8th-12th graders! - Join NFTY Central West Region for a weekend in the Redwoods at YMCA Camp Jones Gulch as we bring our Kehilah Kedosha together for the final event of the year. We will celebrate shabbat through laughter and music, say goodbye to our Seniors, welcome new members into our community from all grade levels, and have some seriously BIG FUN. All first time participants receive an additional $100 off! We can’t wait to see you! More info here.

For any additional 6th grade related questions or concerns please contact Rabbi Lisa ( rabbilisa@ptbe.org) and for any additional 7th/8th grade related questions or concerns please contact Rabbi Laura ( rabbilaura@ptbe.org).
WNP HIGH SCHOOL
Confirmation Dinner, Friday, Apr. 12 - Thank you to everyone who RSVP'd. We look forward to being with you for Shabbat services followed by dinner tomorrow.

Wednesday, Apr. 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (6:00 for those signed up for dinner) - Dinner will be Chinese food. We will do a fun Passover-related activity, and then at 7:10 p.m SMRTY will meet with High School to discuss next year's events and elections. We welcome parents to come at 7:40 p.m. to hear about exciting updates to our program offerings for next year!

Confirmation Only: Wednesday, Apr. 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Dinner will be Matzah Ball soup and salad from Urban Bistro.

Special Opportunity for Teens and Parents: Saturday, Apr. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join professional chef Aliza Bishulim for a fun, hands-on celebration of Mimouna, a North African Jewish celebration held the day after Passover, marking the return to eating all kinds of delicious bread products. Learn to prepare traditional homemade mufleta, mini knaffe, mini baklava and herbal tea and talk about the connection between food and Jewish identity.
Space is limited-please RSVP by Apr. 21 to reserve your spot. The price of admission is $15 per person. No refunds for cancellations after Apr. 21.

Wednesday, May 1 Schedule Change - There will not be WNP at PTBE. Please join us at Congregation Beth Jacob for the Community-wide Yom HaShoah commemoration.

Calling all 8th-12th graders! - Join NFTY Central West Region for a weekend in the Redwoods at YMCA Camp Jones Gulch as we bring our Kehilah Kedosha together for the final event of the year. We will celebrate shabbat through laughter and music, say goodbye to our Seniors, welcome new members into our community from all grade levels, and have some seriously BIG FUN. All first time participants receive an additional $100 off! We can’t wait to see you! More info here.

For any additional High School related questions or concerns please contact Rabbi Laura ( rabbilaura@ptbe.org). 
PTBE & BEYOND

Apply Now for Jewish Women's Archive's Rising Voices Fellowship - The Rising Voices Fellowship (RVF) is a national, ten-month program that brings together Jewish, female-identified teens in 10th-12th grades who have a passion for writing, demonstrated interest in social justice issues, and a strong interest in Judaism and feminism. Applications can be submitted now and are due by April 15, 2019 . Submission information, deadlines, and additional materials are available on our website:  https://jwa.org/risingvoices. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Larisa Klebe , JWA Associate Director of Programs and Education.

Calling all WNP and Rishonim parents - We want YOUR voice in the community-wide listening campaign about Tikkun Olam at PTBE. This is your last chance this spring to share stories with other PTBE members and build a social justice community. We have meetings scheduled on Sunday, April 14; Wednesday, April 17; Wednesday, April 24; Thursday, April 25; and Sunday, April 28. Please see the sign up sheet for more details.

Yom HaShoah - On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Congregation Beth Jacob will host a community-wide commemoration featuring Special Guest Speaker Lily Robinson, who will share the story of how she and her family survived the Holocaust in Bulgaria. Reading of Martyrs' Names will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a Service of Remembrance at 7:00 p.m. followed by a dessert reception. Services will be held at Congregation Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City. For more information, transportation assistance, and to submit names for the list of martyrs or of recently deceased survivors, email the planning committee .

Host Families Needed for Teens - Local host families are needed for teens coming in July from Cyprus (Christian Greek Cypriots and Turkish Muslim Cypriots) and from Israel/Palestine (Christian, Jewish and Muslim teens in partnership with Jerusalem Peacebuilders). The teens are placed in pairs in host families - one teen from each side of the conflict. The teens are trained in peacebuilding, leadership, and communication skills.
If you are interested in hosting either this year or in the future, or want more information, please contact the local host coordinator, Becky Stirn. Potential hosts for July 2019 are asked to contact Becky ( beckys@friendships4peace.org) in the next few weeks. Learn more here...

Camp Newman Summer 2019 Registration is Open - Click here to learn more. 
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Connect with us
Contact Us:
Rabbi Lisa Kingston, Rabbi/Educator, Director of Rishonim, Kesher, K'tanim, and 3rd-6th Hebrew: rabbilisa@ptbe.org
Rabbi Laura Rumpf, Rabbi/Educator Director of 7th/8th grade and High School: rabbilaura@ptbe.org 
Kim Beauchamp, K-12 Education Program Manager: kbeauchamp@ptbe.org