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January 2023 Important Announcements



  • Masks are OPTIONAL (but recommended) to attend all in-person events and servicesRemember that if you don't feel well or are experiencing any cold-like symptoms, please stay home and attend services virtually.

  • The office will be closed for winter break from Sat, 12/31 through Thu, 1/5 and re-opening on Friday, 1/6 for our first Shabbat Service of 2023.

  • We've updated our phone system! Generally, the phone will still be answered by a person during normal business hours, but please note it is now possible to leave private voicemails for staff, in addition to the general mailbox. Our number remains (510) 656-7141. 

  • A huge THANK YOU to everyone in our community who donated to JFS SV's annual "Embrace-a-Family" program! Your generosity is greatly appreciated by the families and older adults who received the gifts. Also, another huge THANK YOU to everyone who already made donations of sweats or cash to Fremont's Clean Start program at Hanukkahpalooza!  

  • The Social Action committee will continue accepting cash donations to Fremont's new Clean Start program! through 1/27/2023. 

    • Click here, then choose "Social Action" as your Fund Designation 

      • Directly below, in the "If Other, Please Specify" field, write Clean Start

      • Proceed to complete your donation

    • If you prefer to drop off new (tags on) adult-size sweatshirts or sweatpants, Janice from Social Action will be at TBT on Saturday 1/21/23 from 10:30am to 12:00pm. This will be the only onsite drop-off date. Questions? Email

  • Virtual Torah Study is on winter hiatus, but will resume on Sunday, 1/22/23 at 11:00am on Zoom. 

  • VIOLINS OF HOPE: STRINGS OF THE HOLOCAUSTViolins of Hope is a collection of restored violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. These instruments have survived concentration camps, ghettos, pogroms, and many long journeys to tell remarkable stories of injustice, suffering, resilience and survival. The Livermore-Amador Symphony orchestra will perform three concerts using the Violins of Hope at the Bankhead Theatre in Livermore on 2/5, 2/6, and 2/7. Click here to purchase tickets. Violins of Hope East Bay will be exhibited at the Livermore Valley’s Performing Arts Center’s Bankhead Theatre in Livermore from 1/30 through 2/12. This educational and historical exhibition will lead visitors through the horrors of the Holocaust as well as the hope of the violins with a message of tolerance and resilience.

  • 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 sign up. It's quick and easy - they just add their email address and name one time, and voila - they're automatically subscribed!

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