This week's Rishonim News

Upcoming Sessions:

Fall Opening Session: Sunday, September 8 9:30-11:30 a.m. - Class lists will be posted with room assignments on the first day. All grades and parents will begin in the Sanctuary where our community will meet one another and students will meet their teachers. Parents, please plan to stay for the welcome service from 9:30-9:50 a.m. followed by a parent orientation with Rabbi Lisa in the Sanctuary from 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Our schedule is changing slightly for our 3rd-5th graders. Before or after Rishonim is the only time that the bagel table will be available to our 3rd-5th graders. If your child needs breakfast before they arrive at Rishonim, please plan to come early so they can be in class by 9:35 a.m. Our K-2nd graders can additionally access the bagel table during their Hafsakah. Please plan to have bagels finished before 9:30 a.m. as there is no food or drink allowed in the sanctuary.

It is a Rishonim custom to collect Tzedakah (act of Justice) in each class. Please send your student with small change or dollar bills to donate. At the end of the school year, the money we collect will be donated to Friendship Circle We encourage every student to participate. No amount is too small to make a difference!

Next Rishonim session: Sunday, September 15 9:30-11:30 a.m.

PTBE & Beyond

High Holy Days at Crowne Plaza Hotel - Our High Holy Days Brochure is now available to download and on our website. Packets will be mailed on September 12th, but they will be available to Religious School families for pick-up September 8-11. If you'd like to pick yours up, RSVP here.

Save the Date: Torah Party Shul-in for all 2nd-5th Graders - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19 - 9:30 a.m. Sunday, October 20. Get to know your PTBE classmates and celebrate Torah through a fun overnight at the temple. Sleep in the Sanctuary under the Ark! Breakfast Social for 2nd-5th Grade parents 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Sunday. RSVP by Sunday, October 6th to Youth Educator Ashley Jerome at

Teens and Parents - Check your email for a NEW teen-only newsletter, focusing on events for teens at PTBE and in the community, and opportunities to be involved! If you are a teen or parent of a teen, sign up here.

Volunteer Opportunities at Bay Area Friendship Circle - Even if you are not in the Rishonim, you can still be involved with our tzedakah partner, Bay Area Friendship Circle. They welcome adult and teen volunteers. Learn more and sign up here.

For any Rishonim related questions or concerns please contact Rabbi Lisa. To contact the Religious School office on Sundays, call the main office line and dial extension 226.