This week's Rishonim News

Upcoming Session:

Sunday, Nov. 18 9:30-11:30 am (Special K/1 Family Program)

No Rishonim Sunday, Nov. 25

Sunday, Dec. 2 9:30-11:30 am (Special 2/3 Family Program)

THIS Sunday, Nov. 18 9:30-11:30 am - K-2nd begins in the Sanctuary - parents are encouraged to attend.

K/1 Family Learning session THIS Sunday, Nov. 18 9:30-11:30 - K/1 students and at least one parent will be exploring the topic of homelessness and the Jewish responsibility to help. Our students voted to donate their collected tzedakah this year to Larkin Street Youth Services, a San Francisco based organization that empowers youth to move beyond homelessness. We will have age appropriate family conversations and do a project to continue to help homeless Youth through Larkin Street.

9:30-9:45 Tefilah with Elana and Songleaders

9:45-10:25 Parent Learning with Rabbi Laura

9:45-10:15 K/1 Class Time

10:15-10:25 K/1 Hafsakah (Recess)

10:30-11:30 Family Learning Program

Please plan to stay for the morning!

Winter Camp at Walden West! - All 2nd-5th Grade PTBE students are invited to attend Winter Camp at Walden West, December 14-16. Experience the magic of summer camp in winter! Please see this flyer to learn more and to register with Kim ( We're getting close to our minimum required attendees but may have to cancel. If you know you will be signing your child up, please let Kim know by THIS Friday morning, Nov. 16.

Save the Date 2nd & 3rd Grade Parents: Sunday, Dec. 2 will be a special Family Program during Rishonim.

PTBE & Beyond

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

Brotherhood Parent-Child Bowling Sunday, Nov. 18 11:45 am-2:00 pm - Join the fun at this annual event held at nearby Bel-Mateo Bowl in San Mateo. Due to 3rd-5th Grade Hebrew classes, this event will be held in two segments: from 12-2 pm or 1-2 pm. The cost is $20 per person (12-2) or $10 per person for one hour (1-2).  Pizza, soda and shoes are included. Everyone is welcome! Moms, Dads, grandparents and kids (Kindergarten and up). Please RSVP now to Darin Leviloff ( or call 650-766-2711. (Please indicate whether its two hours or only the second hour.)

BEW Gift Shop Chanukah Supplies - Our Gift Shop has all your needs including dreidles, wrapping paper, candles, Chanukiot, paper plates and napkins, and gifts for all ages. Proceeds help support our Education Program. Contact the temple office for the special holiday hours.

Tzedakah - In all of our education programs, we ask our students and families to participate in Tzedakah. This year, as a school, we voted and determined our Tzedakah will go to Larkin Street Youth Services. This important organization helps to empower young people to move beyond homelessness - and is San Francisco's largest nonprofit provider for young people experiencing homelessness. Please talk to your student about the importance of Tzedakah, send them with Tzedakah to contribute if possible (no matter the amount), and ask questions about what we're doing in your student's Ed Program to continue to teach them more about this important organization throughout the year.

Wornick Elementary School Open House Dec. 2, 9-11:30 am - Parents and children are warmly invited to visit classrooms, meet teachers, and enjoy hands-on activities. For more information about Wornick and to register, please visit:

Chanukkah Party and Concert with Elana Jagoda Dec. 6, 4-5:30 pm at The Reading Bug in San Carlos - Art activities and music with Elana Jagoda! For families with children ages 3-5. Light snacks will be served. Co-sponsored by PJ Library®. Free admission. Advance registration required.  

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.

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