This week's Confirmation News

Upcoming Sessions:

Fall Opening Session: Sunday, September 22 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (10th grade only, one Sunday a month) - The year-long journey of Confirmation is one of the most exciting opportunities 10th-graders have to explore Jewish identity on their own terms, and to develop their leadership skills in their peer community. Each month, our Confirmation Cohort will meet directly with clergy for an hour before the PTBE High program to explore topics unique to becoming a Jewish adult, and they will celebrate this milestone with a ceremony in the Spring.

PTBE & Beyond

High Holy Days at Crowne Plaza Hotel - Our High Holy Days Brochure is now available to download and on our website. Packets will be mailed on September 12th, but they will be available to Religious School families for pick-up September 8-11. If you'd like to pick yours up, RSVP here.

Save the Date: Torah Party Shul-in for all 2nd-5th Graders - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19 - 9:30 a.m. Sunday, October 20. Get to know your PTBE classmates and celebrate Torah through a fun overnight at the temple. Sleep in the Sanctuary under the Ark! Breakfast Social for 2nd-5th Grade parents 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Sunday. RSVP by Sunday, October 6th to Youth Educator Ashley Jerome at

Teens and Parents - Check your email for a NEW teen-only newsletter, focusing on events for teens at PTBE and in the community, and opportunities to be involved! If you are a teen or parent of a teen, sign up here.

Volunteer Opportunities at Bay Area Friendship Circle - Even if you are not in the Rishonim, you can still be involved with our tzedakah partner, Bay Area Friendship Circle. They welcome adult and teen volunteers. Learn more and sign up here.