This week's Gesher l'Kesher News

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, March 17 9:00am-noon

Sunday, March 25 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

THIS Saturday, Mar. 17 9:00 am-noon - Gesher l'Kesher begins in the Sanctuary at 9:00 am for our “This Shabbat Rocks!” service followed by bagels in the foyer and grade level learning. Our Gesher theme this week is "Why do bad things happen in the world?" Kesher parents are invited (and expected) to stay for the Shabbat service. Our Kesher theme this week is "How do Stories Help us Remember?"

Next session: Sunday, March 25 11:30 am-1:00 pm for our Gesher l'Kesher Sunday Sandwich Hevre (SSH) - Please click here to sign up to help and to donate items.

Also on Sunday 3/25, arrive early to join Elana Jagoda and her band from 10:45-11:30 am for a special Passover concert featuring songs from her album Seder Song Revival and classics you love!  All in the community are welcome!

For any additional Gesher l'Kesher related questions or concerns please contact Rabbi Sara (

PTBE & Beyond.

K-8 Family Camp Returns! Registration is open and the early bird discount ends March 16 - We can’t wait to bring the magic of past years at Camp Newman to the Happy Valley Conference Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is with great excitement that we invite you to take part May 18-20, 2018. The Early Bird discounted registration ends March 16. Space is limited so don't miss out on this amazing weekend with family and friends. Download the forms here.

PJ Library / Wornick Preschool Academy: The Wonder of Water, Sunday, Mar. 25, 10 am-12 pm - Join us for fun learning activities with Wornick teachers, including water exploration, tie-dying, and Passover fun. Special musical guest is Melita Music. Especially for children ages 3 to 5 and their families. Co-sponsored by PJ Library®. Free admission. Light nosh served. Advance registration required.

North Peninsula Family Israel Trip - Spend December 23-January 3rd (2018-2019) exploring the sights, history, cuisine, and culture of Israel. There will also be a special opportunity for B'nai Mitzvah students to read Torah! This trip will be lead by Rabbi Lisa, facilitated by the experienced Daat Travel. There will be tracks for adults and kids alike and enough to engage both Israel experts and first timers! A full intinerary is here. To see all information including fees, please visit the trip website. This trip is in collaboration with our North Peninsula Partners: PTS, PSC, CBJ, and the PJCC so invite your friends too! 
Flights need to be booked soon so please reach out to let Rabbi Lisa know you are interested and to ask any questions by January 26th!

“Campership” Grants Available for Jewish Summer Youth Programs - Again this year, we are supporting PTBE children and teens who wish to attend Jewish summer camps and Israel programs. Grants come from a variety of sources in the temple. All grants are need-based and made on a rolling basis, with an application deadline of March 30. Please click here for the application, and contact Rabbi Sara ( with any questions.