This week's K'tanim News

Upcoming sessions

Sunday, Dec. 16 4:00-6:00 pm

Sunday, Jan. 13 4:00-6:00 pm

Last session: In our last K’tanim session we learned all about saying the Shema before bedtime, and talked about our own family bedtime rituals. We wore our pajamas and decorated picture frames to keep the Shema close to our beds, while our parents learned with Rabbi Lisa. We finished with a story-time with Teacher Alison, and a hula hoop dance party! For more ideas on Jewish bedtime rituals, click HERE.

THIS Sunday, Dec. 16 4:00-6:00 pm - Every K’tanim session ends with a light pizza and salad dinner.

Next session: Sunday, Jan. 13

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 K'tanim related questions, please contact Rabbi Lisa ( or our new Tot Coordinator, Alison Levy (