February 2021 Important Announcements

GENERAL NEWS & IMPORTANT UPCOMING INFORMATION​​​

  • TEMPLE BETH TORAH IS PHYSICALLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, BUT WE ARE STILL OFFERING VIRTUAL SERVICES AND EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES.

  • During the past weeks, Rabbi Schulman has offered classes focused on three primary questions: Do Jews Have to Believe in God? Does God Reward Good People and Punish Bad People? The topic this past Tuesday was Where was God during the Holocaust? With the support of the students, Rabbi Schulman will offer two additional classes in his “Seeking God” series on Tuesdays 2/2 & 2/9 at 7:30pm. On 2/2 we will focus on Does God Answer Prayers? On 2/9 we will explore, How Do I Draw Closer to God? Attendance at previous sessions is not required. The course is open for any adult to attend. The course is open for any adult to attend, and there is no fee. Click here for the Zoom link

  • We look forward to another year of communal harmony, learning, and collaboration at the Tri-City Interfaith Council’s annual (virtual) World Harmony Day celebration on Saturday, 2/6. The event will take place from the comfort of our homes while following the county guidelines of maintaining physical and social distancing. The theme is "Models of Resilience in Faith and Cultural Traditions." The program will begin at 1:00pm and conclude at 2:30pm. Please note that pre-registration is required.

  • Join WTBT at 2:00pm on Sunday, 2/28 for a Virtual French Macaron baking demo with Renay Gaye! 

    • Check your email for the Evite coming in mid-February that will include a Zoom link and more information.

    • Donations of any amount are optional and can be paid by clicking here and choosing "WTBT Events" as the fund.

    • Don't receive the invite by mid-February? Contact rebbeone@aol.com.

  • TBT proudly announces the availability of scholarships for Jewish summer camps and programs, as well as Israel programs. Scholarships are made available through the Heather Citron Fund and the Lewis Fund. Additional scholarships are made possible by WTBT and the Debby Kaplan Fund. Application forms are available by contacting Jill Ziman at admin@bethtorah-fremont.org. The scholarship application deadline is Sunday, 2/28. Please note that if your child has never attended a Jewish summer camp before, there is an organization called One Happy Camper that provides financial assistance up to $1000. This funding provides need-blind grants to incentivize participation in overnight Jewish summer camp for first-time campers.

  • Wise Sons Jewish Deli is having another Pop Up Event at TBT on Wednesday, 2/17, and this time they are offering a DIY Challah French Toast Kit. Yum! You must pre-order your food online by 10:00am on Monday, 2/15, then come to TBT on 2/17 between 11:30am and 1:30pm to pick up your order. Purchases day of will not be available - you must order in advance, online only. Click "Pop Up", then choose TBT from the drop down menu, and click the arrow button to access our event's menu selections. 

  • Click here to pre-order your fresh baked Hamantaschen for Purim! Place your order no later than Monday, 2/15. Pickup will be at TBT on Sunday, 2/21. Cost is $10 per half dozen, or $18 per dozen. There are 5 types of dough including gluten free, parve, and vegan, and 8 different filling flavors from which to choose! Questions? Contact rebbeone@aol.com. Please note that the link to pre-order is slow to load and may appear blank for up to 10 seconds. 

  • Journey Into Judaic Art: Huppah, Ketubah, Mosaics, and More!

    • Join My Jewish Learning and artist Jeanette Kuvin Oren for a series of six classes on various Judaica arts.

    • Most of the classes will include an optional hands-on component.

    • Jeanette Kuvin Oren is an internationally acclaimed Judaic artist who has worked with more than 400 synagogues and organizations across the world.

    • She works in calligraphy, painting, papercutting, fiber art, and mosaic, glass and metal design.

    • You are welcome to join any or all of the following classes, but registration is required

    • All times listed are Pacific time zone. ALL SIX CLASSES ARE FREE!

      • Wednesday, 2/10 at 4:00pm

        • Introduction to Judaic Art and Meet the Artist

      • Monday, 3/8 AT 4:00pm

        • Art for Your Passover Seder

      • Monday, 4/19 at 9:00am

        • The Art of the Huppah

      • Tuesday, 5/11 at 9:00am

        • The Art of the Ketubah

      • Thursday, 6/10 at 9:00am

        • The Art of Jewish Needlepoint

      • Monday, 7/12 at 4:00pm

        • The Art of Jewish Mosaics

  • 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 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.

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