This week's Rishonim News

Upcoming Session:

No Rishonim Sunday, Dec. 10

Sunday, Dec. 17 9:30-11:30am

Sunday, Jan. 21 9:30-11:30am

Rishonim Celebrates Chanukah, Sunday, December 17 - All grades will be celebrating Chanukah with parties in their classrooms. Parents are welcome to join from 9:30-10:15 for our community Chanukah celebration of singing in the Sanctuary. 

4th & 5th Grade Rishomim Family Learning Session December 17, 9:30-11:30am - 4th and 5th Graders and at least one parent are invited to play a life-size board game of "Chanukah-Land!" Each family should please bring a menorah from home to use as your game piece. There will be giant dreidel spinning, family conversations, and lots of fun!

Save the date: Friday, Jan. 19 Shabbat BaBayit (in the Home) - We will be celebrating "Shabbat BaBayit" - "Shabbat in the Home" of our K-5th families. This has been a wonderful experience in the past that we are looking forward to repeating. You will have the opportunity to meet other families with similar age children, share in Shabbat blessings, learn a little and enjoy dinner together! Please watch for a separate email to sign up to host and/or participate.

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

PTBE & Beyond

BEW Gift Shop has your Chanukah Needs covered - It's time for Chanukah shopping. Our Gift Shop has all your needs including dreidles, wrapping paper, candles, Chanukiot, paper plates and napkins, and gifts for all ages. The shop is open Wednesday's 3:30-6:30pm and Sunday's 9:00am-12:00pm.

Get ready for the Chanukah party of the year! We’ve heard PTBE has some talent, and we want to show it off! You don’t want to miss out as SMRTY brings back the PTBE Talent Show! It is open to any and all ages! Join us Saturday, December 16 for a Spaghetti Dinner, Talent Show and Silent Auction. All proceeds from the event benefit SMRTY scholarships and programming. Find our more by visiting

“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 Eric Stone ( with any questions.

"Get to Know Wornick" Information Sessions - Prospective parents are invited to the home of a current Wornick family to learn about how Wornick is preparing innovative and confident leaders with the knowledge and know-how to succeed in high school and throughout life. Connect with Wornick staff members and current parents. Light nosh will be served. Parents of transfer and Middle School families only, please. Address will be provided upon registration.

Wornick/PJ Library Preschool Academies Celebrate Chanukkah Sunday, December 10, 10am-12pm and Thursday, December 14, 4-5:30pm - Come celebrate Chanukkah with Wornick and the PJ Library! First up is all things "light" on Sunday, December 10 at Wornick from 10am-12pm. There will be fun candle and light activities, music with Mr. King and lunch. On Thursday, December 14 from 4-5:30pm, we'll be rocking out with Isaac Zones at The Reading Bug in San Carlos. Join us for music, art and snacks. For more information on both events, and to register, please go to

Get $1,000 for Jewish Camp! - PJ Library and PJ Our Way are giving subscribers up to $1,000 to attend Jewish overnight camp for the first time! The program, called PJ Goes to Camp, is now accepting grant applications for the summer of 2018. Click here to learn more.