This week's Rishonim News

Upcoming Session:

No Rishonim Sunday, Oct. 22 or 29

Sunday, Nov. 5 9:30-11:30am

2nd-5th Grade Shul In at PTBE October 28-29 - This is a great opportunity to get to know each other a little bit better, and spend the night at the temple with friends. To find out more and to register, please click here. Registration will close October 25.
We have planned an evening of fun surprises, and dinner, dessert and breakfast in the morning are included!

Park Playdate for K/1 Families Sunday, October 29 10am-12pm at Beresford Park in San Mateo - Join other PTBE friends for a fun and relaxed morning of schmoozing and fun. PTBE will bring the snacks, bring yourselves and enjoy some time running around and making new PTBE friends. This is a great chance for our whole PTBE community to connect - whether you are in Gesher, Rishonim, Wornick, or waiting until the time is right for your family to start formal Jewish learning. Siblings welcome! So that we can be sure to have enough snacks, please RSVP to Rabbi Sara by Wednesday, October 25 ( We hope to see you at picnic area #2!

Next Community Shabbat Dinner Friday, Nov. 3 - 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. If you are signed up for these dinners, please click here to RSVP for dinner to let us know you will be attending.. If you are not signed up for these dinners, but would like to attend this one, please click here to RSVP to Cindi Serbin to let her know how many adults and children will be attending and if you have any dietary restrictions.

Next session: Sunday, Nov. 5 9:30-11:30am

Our 1st and 4th graders will be making over 350 sandwiches for Sunday Sandwich Hevre (SSH) Sunday, Nov.5 helping to feed hungry people in our community. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Parents can donate their time and sandwich supplies to help make this program a success. Please click here to sign up.

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

PTBE & Beyond

Shabbat Unplugged: Series Launch Saturday, Oct. 21 3:00-5:00pm at the PJCC - Unplug from online. Slow down, share a Shabbat with family and friends, and remember what it truly means to "be connected!" See this flyer for more information. Reserve your free space and register today!

Beth El Women Membership Brunch Sunday, October 29 11:00am - Join us for a fabulous brunch, prizes, and speaker. This is our gift to all paid-up BEW members. Don't miss a morning of good food, friends, and FUN! 
RSVP here by Friday, October 20, so that we can get an accurate count. Raffle items needed. If you have something special to donate such as unique art, gift cards you won't use, or a service you can offer, please email Dina Artzt or call 650.637.1693. 

BEW Gift Shop Chanukah Faire - Mark your calendars for our annual Chanukah Faire Sunday, November 5, 8:30am-12:00pm. Our Gift Shop has all your needs including dreidles, wrapping paper, candles, Chanukiot, paper plates and napkins, and gifts for all ages.
Shopping at our Gift Shop helps support the temple.