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December 2019 Important Announcements

GENERAL NEWS & IMPORTANT UPCOMING INFORMATION​​​

  • "EMBRACE-A-FAMILY" THIS HANUKKAH! TBT is thrilled to participate once again in Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley's 2019 "Embrace-A-Family" program to fulfill the Chanukah wishes of families and seniors who would otherwise go without gifts. Dreidel boards with wish cards identifying individuals' unique needs are now available in the office and Social Hall! Please stop by and pick up a wish card, then return your unwrapped gift and dreidel tag to the office by Sunday, 12/15, and put a large smile on someone's face! In addition to specific Chanukah items on the Dreidel tags, JFFSV will happily accept gift cards for places like Walmart, Target, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, and gas station that will help needy families year-round. For your shopping convenience, there is an online Target Gift Registry. For more information, contact Verrona Gore at vgore30@gmail.com.

  • 2019 HOLIDAY DINNER DRIVE! The annual Alameda County Community Food Bank Holiday Dinner Drive has been one of TBT's most remarkable fundraising efforts, and our support again this year is critical in providing thousands of holiday meals to those in need. But you’ll provide much more than healthy food. You’re providing energy and nutrition for children, security for seniors, and stability for families. Please give generously to this year’s drive. Your donation will make the holidays brighter for thousands of families. Donate online, or you can mail a check to the TBT PO Box address payable to “ACCFB”. For additional information on what your donation can provide, check out the flyer!

  • Our Shema Project is underway!  We have identified a handful of stellar facilitators who will be attending a training in early December. We intend to organize the listening circles to begin in January. Stay tuned for more details in our January bulletin!

  • On Thursdays, 12/5 and 12/19, we're offering the 2nd and 3rd sessions of an Adult Education course called "If The Future Is Female, Where Are We Now?" We have heard it said that "The future is female!” and that “This is the year of the Woman". What is changing? What does this mean for how we approach the world today? Wasn't the past just as "female"? Whatever your gender, come take a deeper look at the incredible stories of the women of the Torah and see how their legacies can provide perspective and wisdom to help all of us navigate the rapidly changing landscape of gender roles today. Classes begin at 7:30pm at TBT. All are welcome!  ​Cost will be $20 per class session. Please RSVP to Marla at education@bethtorah-fremont.org or 510-656-7141. Classes will be taught by our very own Rabbi Stacy Petersohn, who grew up at TBT. Rabbi Petersohn was ordained in 2017 through Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and can’t wait to engage you in this exciting conversation!​​​ ​

  • Join us for the WTBT Chanukah Fair and Celebration Event on Sunday, 12/8 from 11:00am to 1:30pm! Our Gift Shop will be open and fully stocked with Chanukah gifts, gelt, and candles. There will also be fresh food for sale including delicious latkes, hot dogs, and homemade baked goods! Please click here to sign up to help - assistance is needed in all areas including set up, baking and cooking, kitchen help, ticket sales, food sales, kids crafts and games, and of course the inevitable clean up. ​

  • Do you love the delicious, freshly-made burgers, shakes, fries, and salads served at The Counter Restaurant on Walnut Avenue and Paseo Padre Parkway? You can dine in or take out during daily business hours at The Counter all day on Wednesday, 12/11 (11:00am to 10:00pm) and TBT will receive 15% of the proceeds of each order. Please click here to print fundraiser flyer since you'll need to bring it with you for TBT to get 15% of the proceeds. Contact Laurie Ravenscroft at laurenravenscroft@comcast.net for more details.

  • Friday, 12/13 is the next Family Shabbat service. All families are welcome. The oneg will be sponsored by our Religious School families. 

  • On Sunday, 12/15, our Religious School families and teens will meet with senior members of our community at The Carlton for an Inter-generaltional Chanukah program from10:30am to 12:00pm. Religious School will begin at 9:30am as usual at TBT, and then we will then caravan to The Carlton.  Please contact Marla at education@bethtorah-fremont.org if you'd like to attend or for more information.

  • Join WTBT for a local community musical theater outing as Grand Performing Arts of Livermore presents Mary Poppins at the Cal State East Bay Theatre on Sunday, 1/12/20 at 2:00pm. Group Rate tickets are $22 (instead of $25) and may be purchased directly from WTBT President Cheryl Cohen at chercohen1@gmail.com. Cheryl is performing in the ensemble and is the Prop Mistress for this production and company! Over 100 talented company members ages 5 to 60 will be performing this full-length musical which includes original Broadway choreography! 

  • Attention seniors! Our Chaverim group for those age 60 and better be meeting at TBT at 11:00am on Wednesday, 12/18 to celebrate Chanukah together. There will be a short program led by Rabbi Schulman, followed by a light lunch that will include latkes and sufganiyot. Join us!

  • 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 pipz00@aol.com.

  • 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.