May 2022 Important Announcements

GENERAL NEWS & IMPORTANT UPCOMING INFORMATION​​​

  • Join us as Temple Beth Torah participates in the Fremont Green Challenge. In the coming months, we will be challenging ourselves as households and as a community to reduce our carbon footprint and to live greener lives. Each action you choose to take on will bring us closer to our goal of having 60 greening actions in our community before our 60th anniversary in June! We need your help to accomplish this audacious goal! Check out www.fremontgreenchallenge.org for more information, and check out our FGC 60 by 60 page for instructions on how to participate.​​

  • The Social Action Committee is hosting a donation collection for Afghan Refugee families still arriving from Afghanistan. You can drop off your donations at TBT on Sunday, 5/1 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Can't make it to either? Email socialaction@bethtorah-fremont.org to arrange a pickup. Please see the Social Action page for the list of items being accepted.  

  • A community who remembers together, changes the world together. Please join TBT and the Tri-City Interfaith Council as we gather for our annual Yom HaShoah Remembrance Service on Sunday, 5/1 at 7:00pm. We will hear speaker Lisa Tabak, a 2nd generation survivor; her mother, Edith Weiler, had a temporary plan to hide from the Nazis in a farm loft that turned into a four year stay. This multi-access event will be available to attend in-person at Temple Beth Torah or virtually on Zoom. This event is open to the public - for those of all religions and the secular community. Please register by Friday, 4/29 to attend.

  • Many think that Jews in Israel fall into one of two camps - Religious and Secular - but there is a flourishing and growing community of Jews who don’t stand by that binary. In “Az...Atah Reformi? - Progressive & Reform Judaism in Israel", the next session of our "What We Didn't Learn in Hebrew School" series, we'll learn about the challenges and the beauty that Reform and Progressive Jewish communities in Israel experience. Please register by Monday, 5/2 to receive the Zoom Link. A $5 donation to the Education Fund is suggested.​

  • End of life planning is something we will each have to do for ourselves or our loved ones. How do we make these plans in a way that reflects our values and the legacy we want to leave behind? "Death and Taxes: Planning for the Inevitable" is a multi-access Expert Panel & Bagel Brunch event on Sunday, 5/15 at 10:00am. We'll explore the different spiritual and practical lenses through which we can look at end of life planning. Click here for details and to register by Wednesday, 5/11 to attend this event.

  • On Friday, 5/20, our Friday Shabbat Service will be a special "thank you" and send off for Student Rabbi Ari Yovel. Please join us! 

  • 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!

.....AND THINKING AHEAD TO JUNE!

  • Join us Saturday, 6/4 at 7:30pm for our annual joint celebration of Shavuot with Congregation Beth Emek of Pleasanton. The program will take place at TBT this year, and will be led by Rabbi Zoe. The service will be followed by the always-lively Shavuot text study. Please join us for this wonderful event that brings our two congregations together!

  • What do you think it was like to be at Mount Sinai? Join us at TBT on Sunday, 6/5 at 12:00pm for the Shavuot edition of "Soulful Storytime" with a special Ice Cream Social to follow! It will be a morning to remember, filled with stories, crafts, friends, and ice cream! All are welcome - this event is for those young of age and young of heart. Masks will be required for all, and proof of vaccination is required for all who are eligible. Click here to register by Friday, 6/3

  • The soul of Temple Beth Torah is found when we weave all of our stories together. As we celebrate 60 years of TBT, we want to hear your memories of where we’ve been and your dreams of where we’ll go. Join us in creating a community collaborative poem that will be shared at the special 60th Anniversary Shabbat Service on Friday, 6/24. Click here for more information and to contribute. Materials will also be available at in-person events through Friday, 6/12 on which to write your contributions. 

  • TBT is seeking donated items for the Silent Auction happening at our 60th Anniversary Gala event on Saturday, 6/25. Click here to view a list of suggested items. You can donate yourself, or ask friends and colleagues in the community who may want to donate for the local business exposure. TBT is a 501C-3 non profit organization, so all donations are tax deductible. To donate or for questions, please email events@bethtorah-fremont.org.

  • Wish TBT a Happy 60th Anniversary by placing a personal greeting in the program that will be distributed at the Cabaret event on Saturday, 6/25. Greeting prices are $18 for a 1/4 page, $36 for a 1/2 page, or $72 for a full page. Please send your greetings to events@bethtorah-fremont.org and pay for your greeting here. Choose "Other Payment", then write "60th greeting" in the Comments section under Payer Information. The deadline to submit and pay for personal greetings is Friday, 6/17.