This week's Gesher l'Kesher News

Upcoming sessions

Friday, Jan. 19 Shabbat BaBayit (in the Home)

Saturday, Jan. 27 9:00am-noon

Shabbat BaBayit (in the Home) Friday, Jan. 19 - We will be celebrating "Shabbat BaBayit" - "Shabbat in the Home" of our K-5th families. Thank you to everyone who RSVP'd. Please remember to have someone stop by the office to pick up your Shabbat bag..

Next session: Saturday, Jan. 27 9:00am-noon - Gesher families will begin in the Fireside room. Kesher students will be on an excursion. Please refer to the separate email from Sarah Van Zanten with the details. Here is a copy of the permission slip you need to fill out and return to her.

Community Shabbat Dinner Friday, Feb. 2 - Our evening begins with the Tree of Life Shabbat Service at 5:30pm (for younger families with K-3rd grades) followed by Shabbat dinner at 6:10pm. Our Shabbat Hallelu Service (for families with older children) will begin by 7:15pm. Please click here to RSVP for dinner to let us know you will be attending.

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

PTBE & Beyond

San Francisco Women’s March Saturday,  Jan. 20 - Join PTBE congregants Nicole Sorger and Catherine Nelson at this year’s Women’s March in San Francisco. “The Women’s March San Francisco will unite along with multiple other cities in California (and other states) to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year.” Our group will meet at the Millbrae station at Northbound Platform 3 at 10:10, in order to take the 10:21 train together to the march. Make sure to arrive early to purchase BART tickets, or purchase the day before, as last year the lines were extremely long.
Register for the march here.
Email Rabbi Sara if you plan to meet up with the temple group:

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!

Tu B'Shevat Havdalah Pajama Family Concert Saturday, Jan. 27 4:00-5:30pm - Join us for an afternoon free concert at PTBE featuring Jason Mesches. See this flyer and RSVP here.

Wornick 2018-19 New Student Applications Due Friday January 19! For more information, and to begin the application process, please visit Wornick's Admissions Page.

“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 Kim Beauchamp ( with any questions.