Mitzvot for Sukkot
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Mitzvot for Sukkot

Join BEW for a salad bar and a good deed or two.

We will hear about Border Relief efforts and opportunities and create "Care Kits" to keep in our cars for those in need.

$10 for lunch and supplies at the door.

Please RSVP by October 6 so that we can get an accurate count and know how many bags to purchase materials for. Bring a friend and join in the fun! It won't be the same without YOU!

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Sukkot Celebration and Barbecue
Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

Sukkot Celebration and Barbecue

Perfect for families! This event is open to all and sponsored by the Brotherhood.

Cost: Adults $5 adults, $2 children, $15 families.

RSVP by Oct. 5.

Payment by check, cash, credit card or billing is requested at the time of RSVP. Please make checks payable to the Brotherhood.

Space is limited, so RSVP at your earliest convenience.

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Tashlich at Leo J. Ryan Park
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Tashlich at Leo J. Ryan Park

Tashlich, meaning to cast away, is a time for us to symbolically free ourselves of our sins by casting them into a body of water. Experience the emotional and symbolic casting away of our sins as we prepare to start the new year with a clean slate. A beautiful, short Erev Shabbat service will follow the Tashlich service.

We’ll meet on the hilltop area by the lagoon along E. Hillsdale Boulevard. Congregants are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy Tashlich before or after services. You can park on Hillsdale Boulevard, or across the street at the shopping center. Additional public parking is available off Shell Boulevard at Foster City Park and Recreation, and the Foster City Library.

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High Holy Days 5780
Sep
29
to Oct 9

High Holy Days 5780

  • Crowne Plaza Foster City-San Mateo (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our High Holy Days Brochure is now available for download here and on our holidays page. Packets will be mailed September 11. This year's edition includes all you need to know to attend our off-site services, and a schedule of all our High Holy Days services and offerings, including childcare.

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SF Giants' Jewish Heritage Night
Aug
27
5:00 PM17:00

SF Giants' Jewish Heritage Night

The San Francisco Giants will celebrate Jewish Heritage Night this year on Tuesday, August 27. Join your fellow temple members for a fun game night including a tailgate party! This year our tickets are located on the club level in section 230. Limited quantities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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"State of the Congregation" Town Hall Meeting
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

"State of the Congregation" Town Hall Meeting

Please join us 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.

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Community Shabbat Dinner
May
3
6:15 PM18:15

Community Shabbat Dinner

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.

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BEW's Pre-Seder Celebration
Apr
14
5:15 PM17:15

BEW's Pre-Seder Celebration

Our Annual Tradition Comes Alive Again!

Join Beth El Women and Sholom Women with daughters (ages 13+), mothers, grandmothers, sisters and friends as we prepare to celebrate Passover and Rosh Chodesh Nissan with our special "Pre Seder" experience led by Rabbi Laura Rumpf. A light seder supper will be served. We invite you to bring your favorite Passover dessert to share with 4-6 people.

Download the RESERVATION FORM and mail it in with your payment by April 5.

Reservations will not be accepted at the door.

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Brotherhood Meeting with Speaker Richard Rothstein
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Brotherhood Meeting with Speaker Richard Rothstein

Open to All Temple Members

PTBE Brotherhood Speaker Series presents Berkeley Professor Richard Rothstein, speaking on 'Education, Race, and Ethnicity.' 

Rothstein is the author of 'The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.' The book provides a national perspective on his recent work that documented the history of state-sponsored residential segregation. 

Richard Rothstein is a Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley's Haas Institute, a distinguished fellow of the Economic Policy Institute where he works on foreign policy issues of education and race, and a Senior Fellow (Emeritus) at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's Thurgood Marshall Institute.  He was formerly a Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley School of Law's Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy until the institute closed at the end of 2015.

Signed copies of 'The Color of Law' will be available at meeting for purchase . 

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Purim Carnival
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Purim Carnival

Join us Sunday, March 24 for the Purim Carnival including a new Tot Zone with bounce house.

Purim story and singing at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Costume contest with prizes at 10:40 a.m.

Carnival Games will be open 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wristbands for Unlimited Games: Pre-K or younger $10; Kindergarten and up $20.

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Jewish Spirit and Appalachian traditions beautifully meet on common ground
Mar
15
to Mar 17

Jewish Spirit and Appalachian traditions beautifully meet on common ground

  • Peninsula Temple Beth El (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Don’t miss our upcoming Musicians-in-residence, Nefesh Mountain. This incredible band brilliantly weaves bluegrass and Judaism to create a moving and spiritual musical experience like no other (listen here). Their musicianship is of the highest caliber and they bring a refreshing spirit to the world of Jewish music.

Friday, Mar. 15, 6:30 p.m. Shabbat services - Nefesh Mountain will join Elana in leading us in soulful and uplifting worship.

Saturday, Mar. 16, 7:30 p.m. - A free concert experience that will blow your bluegrass socks off followed by a dessert reception sponsored by the PJCC.

Sunday, Mar. 17, 10:45 a.m. - A special concert for our Rishonim students and families.

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Home & Hope
Jul
8
to Jul 15

Home & Hope

  • Peninsula Temple Beth El (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Home & Hope provides a safe haven for homeless families while helping them regain long term self-sufficiency. Volunteer to help make our guests comfortable with your gifts of time and food. It's guaranteed to be a rewarding experience.

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