May 2021 Important Announcements

GENERAL NEWS & IMPORTANT UPCOMING INFORMATION

  • TBT IS PHYSICALLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19. ALL OF OUR SERVICES AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ARE VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM.

  • The Temple Beth Torah students want our TBT community to help others in our larger community. They have been studying about Tzedakah and have learned: "And you shall love your neighbor as you love yourself." (Leviticus 19:18)  Therefore, our students are having a Tzedakah Campaign to benefit Abode Services. During the entire month of May, please contact Jill in the office at (510) 656-7141 to arrange a drop off of the following unopened packaged items. Click here for more information.

    • Socks (child and adult)

    • Underwear (child and adult)

    • T-shirts (child and adult)

    • Diapers

    • Wipes

    • Baby onesies

    • Band-aids

    • Hand sanitizer

    • Masks

  • WTBT and Hadassah Tri-City Are Co-Sponsoring a Women's Health Fair on Sunday, 5/23 from 10:00am to 12:30pm. An Evite went out on April 27. The schedule and registration tiers and instructions are as follows. A Zoom link will be sent out upon registration.

    • SCHEDULE:

      • 10:00   Zoom opens

      • 10:10   Welcome

      • 10:20   Dr. Leiphart from Washington Hospital speaks " Keep Calm and Practice Self Care" ....

      • 11:10   Kelly Rackham, 24 Hour Fitness, Active Aging "gentle exercise/movement activity"

      • 11:30   Don C. Reed, CA Stem Cell Advocate, " Updates in Stem Cell research as Related to Health/Medical Issues"

      • 12:20   Brief Reflection with Marla Zarrow

      • 12:25   Closing remarks​​

    • REGISTRATION TIERS:

      • $18 Chai

      • $36 Double Chai

      • $54 Triple Chai

    • ​CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

      • Choose "WTBT" as the Fund Designation​

      • Write "Women's Health Fair" in the "Other" field beneath Fund Designation

  • On Sunday, 5/16, Congregation Beth Emek and Temple Beth Torah will join together at 7:00pm for a virtual Shavuot Service celebrating the giving of the Torah. We’ve got a very special discussion planned to follow the evening service. This year’s topic is "From Sinai to Fremont: Reflections on a Rabbinic Journey". Rabbi Schulman will retire this summer and become TBT’s rabbi emeritus. CBE's Rabbi Milder will interview Rabbi Schulman as he reflects on a career that travels from Mt. Sinai (which the two rabbis climbed together some 40 years ago!) to Fremont. Topics include the changing practices of Reform Jews, the evolving role of the rabbi, and the way a rabbi’s theology has been transformed by the challenges he has faced. Click here to register for this event and to receive the link to join us online.

  • Temple 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.