This week's WNP Middle School News

Upcoming Session

No WNP Wednesday, Feb. 20 in observance of mid-Winter Break

Wednesday, Feb. 27 6-8 p.m.

Next session: Wednesday, Feb. 27 6-8 p.m. - Dinner will be Round Table pizza and fruit.

NFTY CWR’s 8th Grade Overnight - The 8th grade overnight is NFTY CWR’s shul-in for the newest members of our community, to come together for a one night NFTY experience. At the overnight, participants have fun making new friends while celebrating Shabbat, learning from interesting and exciting programs, and participating in social action projects. For more information and to register by 2/25, please click here.

PTBE & Beyond

Calling all WNP and Rishonim parents - We want YOUR voice in the community-wide listening campaign about Tikkun Olam at PTBE. Please sign up here for a special Wednesday or Sunday house party gathering, geared towards parents in our Ed programs, to share what matters most important to you about being a member of PTBE, and to hear from others!

Jewish Spirit and Appalachian traditions beautifully meet on common ground - Don’t miss our upcoming Musicians-in-residence, Nefesh Mountain. This incredible band brilliantly weaves bluegrass and Judaism to create a moving and spiritual musical experience like no other. Their musicianship is of the highest caliber and they bring a refreshing spirit to the world of Jewish music. 

Friday, Mar. 15, 6:30 p.m. Shabbat services - Nefesh Mountain will join Elana in leading us in soulful and uplifting worship.

Saturday, Mar. 16, 7:30 p.m. - A free concert experience that will blow your bluegrass socks off followed by a dessert reception. Please RSVP here.

Sunday, Mar. 17, 10:45 a.m. - A special concert for our Rishonim students and families.

The Nueva School Feminism Club is excited to host the 4th Annual Nueva Feminism Conference on Mar. 2! The conference is a public event open to people of all ages and genders, and we hope to raise awareness about gender equality and discuss Feminism in the 21st century. Topics addressed this year will include: intersections between Judaism and Feminism (Rabbi Lisa Kingston), the role and importance of people of color and women of color in American democracy (Aimee Allison), confidence and presenting our authentic selves (Joanna Bloor), and sexual assault/sexual assault prosecution through the Brock Turner case and more (Alaleh Kianerci). The conference is from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Nueva Upper School, 131 E. 28th Avenue in San Mateo. A bagels and fresh fruit breakfast from Noah's and a mediterranean lunch from Village Hummus are included. We hope to see you there! Register here.

“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 with an application deadline of March 31. All submittals will be reviewed with responses/scholarship amounts to families by April 12, 2019.Please click here for the application, and contact Steve Robertson (srobertson@ptbe.org) with any questions.

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

Travel to Israel this summer for FREE on Birthright! - Are you between the ages of 22-26 years old and interested in going on Birthright? Did you know that you can go to Israel this summer FOR FREE with other Bay Area people? There are only 4 trips this summer leaving from SFO, and we’d love for you to join one of them. Seats are filling quickly, so please apply soon. Dates and application located here. If you’re involved in the Jewish community but not eligible for Birthright, we want you to staff one of our trips! Please contact Eliezah Hoffman at the Jewish Community Federation with any questions.

For any additional WNP 6th grade related questions or concerns please contact Rabbi Lisa and for any additional 7th/8th grade related quesions or concerns please contact Rabbi Laura.

For Patti's Torah Trope class, here are the recordings to practice.