This week's Kesher News

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

No Kesher Wednesday, Dec. 12-Jan. 2

Wednesday, Jan. 9 4:50-6:00 pm

Parent Sign-ups for 2nd Trimester - If your child is signed up for Kesher dinners and you are able to lend a hand, please use this Sign Up Genius to simply fill in dates that you can be available. Rabbi Lisa will follow up with detailed instructions.

Next session: Wednesday, Jan. 9 4:50-6:00 pm

Shabbat BaBayit (in the Home) Friday, Jan. 25 - We will be celebrating "Shabbat BaBayit" - "Shabbat in the Home" of our K-5th families. This has been a wonderful experience in the past that we are looking forward to repeating. You will have the opportunity to meet other families with similar age children, share in Shabbat blessings, learn a little and enjoy dinner together! Please click here to sign up to host and/or participate.

PTBE & Beyond

“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 29. Please click here for the application, and contact Steve Robertson ( with any questions.

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

Chanukkah & Science Dec. 16, 10 am-12 pm at Wornick Jewish Day School - Join Wornick and PJ Library for a morning of fun hands-on activities. For families with children ages 3-5. Lunch will be served. Free admission. Advance registration required.

Bay Area Friendship Circle Winter Camp - Serving children and teens with special needs. We're holding a fun, action-packed 2-Day Winter Camp! Each camper is paired one-on-one with a trained teen volunteer, who provides friendship and support. A trained therapist is on site. A quiet sensory room and alternative activities are always available. Bring your own lunch and snacks. 

Day 1, 12/26: Location - Achieve Kids |3860 Middlefield Road | Palo Alto (drop off and pick-up is at Achieve Kids) An action-packed day full of activities including movement, music and art especially designed for our campers

Day 2, 12/27: Location - Pump It Up | 2919 Mead Ave | Santa Clara (drop off and pick-up is at Pump It Up)

Bouncing, climbing and jumping on inflatables followed by lunch and group games. 

Click here to learn more.

For any Kesher related questions, please contact Sarah Van Zanten (