This week's Rishonim News

Upcoming Session:

Sunday, Apr. 15 9:30-11:30 am

Sunday, Apr. 22 9:30-11:30 am

THIS Sunday, Apr. 22 9:30-11:30 am - K-2nd begins in the Sanctuary (parents encouraged to stay). All 3rd-5th begins in class.

Next session: Sunday, April 29 9:30-11:30 am - Parents are invited to stay for a tour of our new kitchen with Lorna Siepser at 9:45 am.

Friday, May 4 Community Shabbat Dinner and An Evening of Appreciation for Rabbi Sara - 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 begin by 7:15 pm and be followed by a celebratory oneg. Please click here to RSVP for dinner to let us know you will be attending.

K-12 Registration is now Open for 2018-19 - Please check your mail for a letter describing our exciting Education Program options. You can also visit our website ( and register online here. Remember to select the program (K'tanim, Kesher, Rishonim, WNP Middle School or High School) and grade from the drop-down menu. Log in with your email address and enter your password (click on the "forgot password?" link to have a new one sent to you). One password is shared between the parent email addresses (usernames). Deadline for registration is May 14, 2018. (All emailed forms should be sent to Kim at If you have a child in 3rd-5th grade, please remember to also submit the appropriate Hebrew Scheduling Form for either Kitah (Class) or Chevruta (Tutoring).

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

PTBE & Beyond

DEADLINE EXTENDED: K-8 Family Camp Returns! Registration is open and the deadline to register is April 17 -  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. Space is limited so don't miss out on this amazing weekend with family and friends. Download the forms here.

See Camp Newman's 2018 Summer Home! Open House & Family Fun Day with URJ Camp Newman & PJ Library Sunday, May 6, 11:30 am-2:30 pm. Located at Cal Maritime, come visit Camp Newman's 2018 summer home. FREE admission, but RSVP required by 4/30. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

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!