Don't Delay - Enroll Today! Avoid the $150 Late Fee and Enroll by May 28!
11 Iyar 5779 / May 16, 2019 
Leviticus 21:1-24:23
K-12 Education Program Newsletter 5/16/19
Mark Your Calendars Now for Opening Sessions in the Fall:
Rishonim - Sunday, Sept. 8 9:30-11:30 am
3rd-5th Grade Hebrew - Sunday, Sept. 8
7th Grade Mitzvah Corps Passport - Sunday, Sept. 8 9:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Madrichim Fellowship - Sunday, Sept. 8 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Kesher (with Hebrew) - Wednesday, Sept. 11 3:45-6:00 pm
WNP 6th Grade - Wednesday, Sept. 11 6:15-8:00 p.m.
K'tanim - Sunday, Sept. 15 4:00-6:00 pm
Confirmation - Sunday, Sept. 22 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
High School - Sunday, Sept. 22 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Madrichim  Applications  - Applications are now open for students entering 8th grade and above next year. All returning and new  madrichim , please fill out  this application  and return or email it to Rabbi Laura by May 28. If you have questions about the new  Madrichim  Fellowship, or need an extension on your application, please contact Rabbi Laura (

Thank you all for such a wonderful year of learning here at PTBE. Whether you participated in Rishonim , Kesher, K'tanim or WNP, we all had unforgettable experiences and opportunities to connect with Judaism and one another.  

We want to extend a huge thank-you to the members of our education committee who worked with us all year to create new Jewish educational experiences for families and students for our upcoming school year. We love the process of continued reflection and evaluation of our programs to maintain a high standard of learning and engagement at PTBE. 

We thank the following participants:

Deena Bertolina (Chair)
Emily Abrams
Sharon Diamond
Marni Gerber
Susan Levin
Katie Wolff
Nicole Sorger
Greg Mand
Annette Kranzler
Nina Farabee
Audrey Samon

We wish you all a relaxing summer, and we can’t wait to see you soon at PTBE.

Best, Rabbi Lisa and Rabbi Laura
K-12 Registration for 2019-2020 Now Open!
Registration Deadline to Avoid the Late fee is Tuesday, May 28
 Please check your mail for a letter describing our exciting Education Program options. You may learn about our programs here . You can register online (preferred) or download registration forms on our website . Remember to select the program ( K'tanim, Kesher, Rishonim, etc.) and grade from the drop-down menu. Log in with your email address and enter your password ( click on the "forgot password?" link to have a new one sent to you). One password is shared between the parent email addresses (usernames). Deadline for registration is May 28, 2019. (All emailed forms should be sent to M ari a. If you have a child in 3rd-5th grade, please remember to also register for either Hebrew Kitah (Class) or Chevruta (Tutoring).

PTBE "State of the Congregation" Town Hall Meeting - Please join us on May 28 at 7 p.m. for updates on the past Temple year, a discussion of PTBE’s finances, another construction update and some exciting news about the High Holidays! This meeting will fulfill the Annual Meeting requirement in our bylaws, but will be held in Town Hall format, following on the success of our last Town Hall Meeting in March. RSVP to attend.

Shavuot Torah Trek - Join us for a hike at Laurelwood Park with your clergy on Saturday, June 8 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. RSVP here to let us know you're coming!

Shavuot Yizkor Service and Blintz Brunch - On Sunday, June 9, join us for a Yizkor Service starting at 10:00 a.m. and followed by a Blintz Brunch.

JCC Maccabi Sports Camp - Registration for summer 2019 is open! Sign up for a two-week session at their website, or contact Josh Steinharter ( for more information!

PJCC Camp Keff CIT for 10th-12th Graders - Share your love for camp by becoming part of Camp Keff's Counselor in Training program for stud ents entering Grades 10-12. Camps run June 24-July 19. Space is filling quickly so apply today! Call the Youth Program at 650.378.2704 or email

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