December 2020 Important Announcements


  • JFSSV's Embrace-A-Family Program began last week and will run through Friday, 12/18. This year, the program is 100% virtual, and will be run differently than you're used to. We are unable to provide Dreidel Tags in the social hall as in past years, but we very much support this program and don't want it to be missed or forgotten! Won't you please sign up to provide a gift card to someone in need? It's such a mitzvah! Please contact Martha Garcia at if you have any questions or encounter any technical issues. If you would like to participate in this program but prefer not to do so online via credit card, please contact me at to discuss other options. 

    Please follow these steps carefully:

    • Click here

    • Choose one of the following two options by clicking "Sign Up" next to your choice:

      1. Purchase a "Dreidel Wish" gift card, and JFSSV will ensure that it goes to the designated individual

      2. Donate to one of four funds: COVID Emergency, Shabbat Meal, Refugee Housing, or Refugee Transportation

    • Once you've made your choice(s), click "Submit and Sign Up" at the bottom of the page

    • Fill out your contact information, then scroll to the bottom and click "Sign Up and Pay Now

    • Add your credit card information and click "Next", then add your email and click "Confirm"

    • There will be a service fee of 5% of the total purchase price plus an additional $0.50 per transaction

  • If you know of any congregants, or any family members or friends who would like to receive email communication from TBT, please forward them this link to subscribe. It's quick and easy - they just add their email address and name, and voila - they're automatically subscribed!  

  • Beth Torah has created a Legacy Endowment with the Jewish Federation and Foundation of the East Bay. For more information, please contact Pip Ziman at

  • Donating to TBT is so easy, you can do it while you shop online with the Amazon Smiles program. Please visit our Online Fundraising page to learn more and to sign up for free! Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases back to TBT.

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