This week's Kesher News

Upcoming sessions (Preceded by 3rd-5th Grade Hebrew Kitah 3:45-4:45 p.m.)

Fall Opening Session: Wednesday, September 11 3:45-6:00 p.m.

K-12 Registration for 2019-2020 is now open - Please check your mail for a letter describing our exciting Education Program options. You may access our program brochure here. You can also register online here. Remember to select the program (K'tanim, Kesher, Rishonim, etc.) and grade from the drop-down menu. Log in with your email address and enter your password (click on the "forgot password?" link to have a new one sent to you). One password is shared between the parent email addresses (usernames). Deadline for registration is May 28, 2019. (All emailed forms should be sent to Maria. If you have a child in 3rd-5th grade, please remember to also register for either Hebrew Kitah (Class) or Chevruta (Tutoring).

Date request packages for 2021-2022 B’nai Mitzvah have been mailed to all 4th grade families and families of 3rd graders with birthdays before December 15, 2009. You will find lots of information in the package to help you pick your dates. We are asking families to opt into sharing a B’nai Mitzvah date with another family. Please note that those who volunteer for a double service will have priority in their choice of dates. If you prefer to get your own date, we’ll do our best to assign you one within 3 months of your student’s birthday. In the case that we don’t have enough volunteers for a shared service, we may need to assign a shared date. Please return your request form to the temple office by Monday, May 20 if you would like your request to be considered in the initial round of date assignment. If you wish to talk to a rabbi about any concerns or special situations, please email Maria Turenne or call 650-341-7701, x 229. If you have any question about the date assignment process, please email Anita Siu or call 650-341-7701, x 235.

PTBE & Beyond

PTBE "State of the Congregation" Town Hall Meeting - Please join us on May 28 at 7 p.m. 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.

Shavuot Torah Trek - Join us for a hike at Laurelwood Park with your clergy on Saturday, June 8 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. RSVP here to let us know you're coming!

Shavuot Yizkor Service and Blintz Brunch - On Sunday, June 9, join us for a Yizkor Service starting at 10:00 a.m. and followed by a Blintz Brunch.

JCC Maccabi Sports Camp - Registration for summer 2019 is open! Sign up for a two-week session at their website, or contact Josh Steinharter ( for more information!

Camp Newman Summer 2019 Registration Opened Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Click here to learn more.

For any Kesher related questions, please contact Rabbi Lisa (