This week's Rishonim News

Upcoming Session:

No Rishonim Sunday, Feb. 25

Friday, Mar. 2 6:10 pm Purim Community Shabbat Dinner

No Rishonim Sunday, Mar. 4

Sunday, Mar. 4 Purim Carnival 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, Mar. 11 9:30-11:30 am

Friday, Mar. 2 Purim Community Shabbat Dinner - Wear a costume and join in the fun as we celebrate Purim! Our evening begins with the Tree of Life Shabbat Service at 5:30 pm (for families with 3rd grade and younger) followed by Shabbat dinner at 6:10 pm. Our Shabbat Hallelu Service will be a Beatles Shabbat Sing-a-long! It will be fun for families too! Hallelu will begin by 7:15 pm. Please click here to RSVP for dinner to let us know you will be attending. If you're not already signed up for the Shabbat Community Dinners, we can bill your account: Adults 13+ $20, Kids 5-12 & Seniors $15, and Kids under 5 are Free.

Purim Carnival Sunday, Mar. 4 10 am-1 pm - WE NEED YOUR HELP! The PTBE Purim Celebration and Carnival is scheduled for Sunday Mar. 4 but the Carnival will only happen if we have volunteers. On Sunday morning Mar. 4, we will celebrate the joyous holiday of Purim beginning at 10 am with Purim songs, hearing the Megillah, and see our clergy tell the Purim story as you've never heard it before. At 11 am, we'll enjoy food and fun carnival games. We need many other volunteers to help the day of the carnival so please sign up.
Here's how it works in 2 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp Genius
2. Select the activity you want to volunteer for and enter your information (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp Genius)
Note: SignUp Genius does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Kim to sign up manually.
We would love to see 5th and 6th Grade students volunteering to run games at the Purim Carnival with the help of at least 1 adult.

SAVE the DATE: Rishonim Sunday, Mar. 11 9:30-11:30am - This session will feature a special comedy performance by The Bible Players. See this flyer for more information.

For any Rishonim related questions or concerns please contact Rabbi Lisa.

PTBE & Beyond

It's MISHLOACH MANOT Time at PTBE! Your MISHLOACH MANOT boxes are packed and ready for pick up! Rather than delivering this year, all boxes for education program families (Gehser l'Kesher, Rishonim and WNP) will be at PTBE for PICKUP on the following dates: Wednesday 2/28 (for ALL WNP students) and Sunday 3/4 for all other students (at the PURIM CARNIVAL). Please be sure to stop by and pick up your box. If you have any questionsplease email pbarasch@yahoo.com and she will resend it to you.

K-8 Family Camp Returns! - Registration is open! 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.

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 (rabbisara@ptbe.org) with any questions.