This week's WNP Middle School News

Upcoming Session

Wednesday, Feb. 28 6:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, Mar. 7 6:00-8:00 pm

Dinner Update: While we undergo the kitchen remodel we are unable to save any leftovers. If your child is going to arrive after 6:25, there will not be any food for them. Please plan ahead. (We are donating to a local non-profit.)

Next session: Wednesday, Feb. 28 6:00-8:00pm - Middle school students will celebrate Purim together with a hamantashen filled Purim party featuring Gatsby Entertainment. Students are encouraged to wear a costume. There will be a prize for best costume! Dinner will be Amici's pizza and salad.

Purim Carnival Sunday, Mar. 4 10 am-1 pm - WE NEED YOUR HELP! The PTBE Purim Celebration and Carnival is scheduled for Sunday Mar. 4 but the Carnival will only happen if we have volunteers. On Sunday morning Mar. 4, we will celebrate the joyous holiday of Purim beginning at 10 am with Purim songs, hearing the Megillah, and see our clergy tell the Purim story as you've never heard it before. At 11 am, we'll enjoy food and fun carnival games. We need many other volunteers to help the day of the carnival so please sign up.
Here's how it works in 2 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp Genius
2. Select the activity you want to volunteer for and enter your information (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp Genius)
Note: SignUp Genius does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Kim to sign up manually.
We would love to see 5th and 6th Grade students volunteering to run games at the Purim Carnival with the help of at least 1 adult.

For any additional WNP related questions or concerns please contact Rabbi Lisa or Rabbi Sara.

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

PTBE & Beyond

It's MISHLOACH MANOT Time at PTBE! Your MISHLOACH MANOT boxes are packed and ready for pick up! Rather than delivering this year, all boxes for education program families (Gehser l'Kesher, Rishonim and WNP) will be at PTBE for PICKUP on the following dates: Wednesday 2/28 (for ALL WNP students) and Sunday 3/4 for all other students (at the PURIM CARNIVAL). Please be sure to stop by and pick up your box. If you have any questions, please email

K-8 Family Camp Returns! - 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. The Early Bird discounted registration ends March 16. Space is limited so don't miss out on this amazing weekend with family and friends. Download the forms here.

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!

“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 Rabbi Sara ( with any questions.