TSSB E-NEWSLETTER:
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18, 2017
THOUGHTS FROM YOUR RABBI: Take Action.

Shalom to all our dear TSSB family,

With the holidays behind us, it is time to put our prayers into action!
 
We are all aware of fire devastation in northern California. Entire neighborhoods and businesses have been utterly destroyed.
 
I received an urgent message from a colleague in Santa Rosa. Here is a link to an article to how his Temple community is a hub for food and shelter for
Evacuees from the area.
 
There is also a link to donate . I just donated and urge each of you to open your hearts and donate too.
Every amount, large or small makes a difference. 
 
In addition to our prayers for healing the injured, comforting those who mourn and asking for
protection and courage for the firefighters, OUR DONATIONS will make a difference.
 
Additionally, Rabbi George Gittleman of Congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa, CA, has asked people to email:   fire@cstsr.org  for other ways to help. He reports that gift cards to stores like Target or Amazon etc. are needed as well as donations to help defray costs of free meals and other services the synagogue is offering the community.
 
Gift cards can be mailed to:
Congregation Shomrei Torah
2600 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
 
Donations can be made to Rabbi Stephanie Kramer’s Discretionary Fund at that address, with a note saying that the money is in response to the fires.
 
Please take action and do what you can now!  
Todah, thank you.
 
Blessings,
Rabbi Toba August
ADULT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:
“WHAT TO EXPECT” SERIES 
“What to Expect” from Genesis: Early Bible Narratives
Three Classes Thursday Evenings 7–8:30pm 

Class One: Thursday November 2nd
Eve Did Not Sin! God wanted her to eat the apple…find out why.

Class Two: Thursday November 16
Abraham the Dreamer: The First Family - and their dysfunctions! 

Class Three: Thursday November 30
Love, Jealously and Sibling Rivalry in our Biblical Families: Can you relate? 
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL UPDATES
Our students had a fun day on Monday celebrating the holiday of Simchat Torah…when we commemorate finishing the Torah cycle and beginning its reading all over again! The students learned Israeli dances and concluded the day with an All-School dance session with our Torah.

Next week, the students will begin their Judaic curriculum. After learning about Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah, the teachers are eager to begin grade-based classroom learning about our Biblical stories, Jewish values, doing mitzvot, making ethical Jewish decisions and so much more!

LOOKING AHEAD:
Parent Committee meeting – Mon., Nov 13 @ 4:15pm
NO SCHOOL – Monday, November 20th
SHABBAT UNDER THE STARS
We had a wonderful Shabbat service under the stars this past Friday, although very well attended it felt intimate. Being surrounded by so many members made it feel really special. The kids enjoyed getting to shake the Lulav with the Rabbi and many of them dined together under the sukkah. It was a fun, relaxing and meaningful service by our Rabbi and Cantor.
ONEG SPONSORSHIPS
Thank you to the Zuckerwise Family for sponsoring our recent “Shabbat Under the Stars” Oneg. 

When you sponsor an Oneg you help provide fruits, vegetables, cheese, wine, delicious cookies and other baked goods to celebrate the joy of Shabbat. You can also consider co-sponsoring an Oneg with another family. We are looking to fill Oneg sponsorships for the rest of the year. Please contact Maya .
TSSB FALL FAMILY FUN MOVIE NIGHT - Sunday October 29
You don’t want to miss this party, it will be out of this world! Please join us on Sunday October 29 th  from 5:30-7:30pm for our Fall Family . This event will be graciously hosted by the Rosenberg Family. We will be showing a family friendly Halloween themed movie (E.T.). We will have a craft, dinner and yummy treats. **Bring a blanket for the lawn. Address will be sent out upon RSVP. Please RSVP   HERE .
SAVE THE DATE:
GRATITUDE SHABBAT
Friday November 3, 2017
Services are at Temple Shalom
5:45pm - Young Family Service
6:30pm - Dinner
7:15pm - Gratitude Shabbat for the more mature crowd
RSVP to come!
SAVE THE DATE:
TSSB FAMILY CAMP IN FEB 2018
Friday February 23 - Sunday February 25th
At the Shalom Institute in Malibu
For rates, accommodations, and programming please view the flyer here.
RABBI HOTLINE
If you need to reach the Rabbi in the event of a loss or other personal matter please call her cell at 310/995-4530.
Mon. October 23
Religious School
4 – 6pm
Drop off and snack from 3 – 3:45 in Parker Hall.


Mon. October 30
Religious School
4 – 6pm
Drop off and snack from 3 – 3:45 in Parker Hall.


Sunday October 29
October Temple Shalom Fall Family Movie Night
5:30-7:30pm
RSVP HERE .
(Details will be emailed upon RSVP)

Thurs. November 2
Adult Learning Series: “What to Expect” from Genesis: Early Bible Narratives
(Three Classes)
7-8:30pm
Class One: Eve Did Not Sin! God wanted her to eat the apple…find out why 


Fri. November 3
Gratitude Shabbat
at Temple Shalom
5:45pm - Young Family Service
6:30pm - Dinner
7:15pm - Gratitude Shabbat for the more mature crowd
RSVP to come!


Mon. November 6
Religious School
4 – 6pm
Drop off and snack from 3 – 3:45 in Parker Hall.


Mon. November 13
Religious School & Parent Committee Meeting
4 – 6pm
Drop off and snack from 3 – 3:45 in Parker Hall.
Parent Committee Meeting is at 4:15pm


Thurs. November 16
Adult Learning Series: “What to Expect” from Genesis: Early Bible Narratives
(Three Classes)
7-8:30pm
Class Two: Abraham the Dreamer – The First Family -and their dysfunctions! 


Mon., November 20
NO SCHOOL


Mon. November 27
Religious School
4 – 6pm
Drop off and snack from 3 – 3:45 in Parker Hall.

Thurs. November 30
Adult Learning Series: “What to Expect” from Genesis: Early Bible Narratives
(Three Classes)
7-8:30pm
Class Three: Love, Jealously and Sibling Rivalry in our Biblical Families: Can you relate?


SAVE THE DATE:
Friday Feb 23 to
Sunday Feb 25, 2018
Temple Shalom Family Camp at the Shalom Institute in Malibu
For rates, accommodations, and programming please view the flyer here.














Please contact Maya Brewer for any questions about
Temple Shalom of The South Bay:  director@templeshalomsb.org