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September Announcements

  • Masks are OPTIONAL (but recommended) to attend all in-person events and services

    • Remember that if you don't feel well or are experiencing any cold-like symptoms, please stay home and attend services virtually.

  • This year we're asking all in-person attendees to RSVP for all High Holy Days services to ensure we have adequate seating and Rosh Hashanah morning childcare resources available. Please click here to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you!

  • HIGH HOLY DAYS ASSISTANCE NEEDED! Please contact Cheryl Cohen at if you can help with simple administrative tasks and/or would like to be an Usher during the High Holy Days services. There will be a brief Zoom meeting before the High Holidays on preparing to Usher.

  • PLEASE DONATE TO OUR ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE. Our High Holiday Food Drive, in conjunction with the Alameda County Community Food Bank, has begun! The Food Drive is virtual and will be in effect through Friday, 9/29. ​Help us and our mascot Hungry Chaim exceed our goal of $5,000! We're currently at only 9% of our goal. Every dollar donated provides 2 meals for those in need in our community. ​Click here to donate today!

  • REVERSE TASHLICH AT LAKE ELIZABETH IN CENTRAL PARK. During the Tashlich service, we cast our "sins" into the water. On Sun, 9/10, we will do the opposite and remove human "sins" (plastic and other marine debris) from the water at Lake Elizabeth. Please bring gloves, a grabber of some kind, and some XL (13 gallon) trash bags, Snacks will be provided. Click here to register to attend AND to view the meeting point

  • WISE SONS ROSH HASHANAH POP UP! Wise Sons Deli is having a Rosh Hashanah Pop Up Event at TBT on Thu, 9/14! You must pre-order your food in advance online no later than 9am on Tue, 9/12. Click here to start your order. Choose "Pop Up at Beth Torah (Fremont)" from the drop down menu to access our menu selections, then to come to TBT between 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Thu, 9/14 to pick up your contactless order. TBT is not offering a Yom Kippur Pop Up. 

  • WOMEN OF TEMPLE BETH TORAH MEMBERSHIP DRIVE! Ladies, last call to register for or renew your WTBT membership! Please click here to register for 2023-2024 to join with the Women of TBT to meet and socialize with your fellow TBT women to laugh, learn, and make an impact in our world.

  • We're always looking for TBT community members to sponsor events, whether fun, educational, religious, or all three. Do you have an idea? Maybe you're thinking about the possibility of another game night? A paint and sip night? A community nature hike? Click here to start the process of bringing your ideas to life

  • 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!


Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

Wanda Rothstein ~ in memory of Sophie Schperberg

Hannah Brodzinsky ~ in commemoration of Rick Brodzinsky's unveiling


General Fund

Betty Rogoff ~ in memory of Clara Vermont

Eric Roth ~ in memory of Carol Cordoba

Mara Sheade & Family ~ in memory of Eileen Teitel

Martha Garcia ~ in memory of my grandfathers Barney Dryfuss and Alfred Leeson

Miriam & Abe Mazliach ~ in memory of David Gimpel

Education Fund

Martha Garcia ~ in memory of my grandmothers, Isabel Dryfuss and Rose Leeson


Interpreter’s Fund

Arlene Cohen Hitchcock & Family ~ in memory of Frances Cohen


Music Enrichment Fund

Martha Garcia ~ in memory of my father Daniel Leeson and uncle Lewis Leeson


Rabbi Eve Ben-Ora Teacher Enrichment Fund

Martha Garcia ~ in memory of my aunt Ruth Singer


Social Action Fund

Carol Schneider

Marla Zarrow, Charlie Skidmore, & Family ~ in memory of Phyllis R. Zarrow

Karen & Ted Bresler

Audrey & Stewart Perlman

Terri Gladish ~ in memory of Jerome Salzman


High Holiday Appeal

Martha & RIchard Garcia

Bessie & Randy Rosenberg

Dalia Vernikovsky

Temple Beth Torah Legacy Circle

  • Susan Amouroux

  • Jackie Bazley

  • Joseph & Monique Bradley

  • Christina & Elliot Broadwin

  • Hannah Brodzinsky

  • Rick Brodzinsky*

  • Janette & Mark Buechler

  • James Cohen

  • Rosalind & Harry* Citron

  • Michelle & Alan Eisenbruck

  • Verrona Gore & Steve Barncord

  • Babe & Barney* King

  • Jill Maleson

  • Barbara & Herbert* Nagel

  • Ronnie & Jim Petersohn

  • Rabbi Stacy Petersohn

  • Sean Raman

  • Rosalie & Herman Rosenbaum

  • Bessie & Randy Rosenberg

  • Megan Sadiua

  • Jack A. Samosky

  • Susan & Sheldon Schwartz

  • Rabbi Avi Schulman

  • Mara & Jeff Sheade

  • Florence* & Bert* Silver

  • Leslie & Dan Strauss

  • Shirley Wein

  • Phoebe & Alan Weiner

  • Marla Zarrow & Family

  • Ann & Geoffrey Ziman

  • Jill & Pip Ziman

  • Anonymous (7)

*z’’l – in blessed memory

September Fund Contributions


September 1

  • *Anatoly Bernstein

  • David Birschtein father of Marci Roth

  • *Dora Brand grandmother of Sharon Sacks

  • Isabel Singer Dryfuss grandmother of Martha Garcia

  • Helga Eagle mother-in-law of Jo Eagle

  • *Reuben Gilford

  • *Celia Glattenberg Grossberg

  • Paul Katz stepfather of Phyllis Dimino

  • *Anna Sorokin

  • Chris Toth husband of Susan Toth

September 8

  • Jack Berenbaum brother of Babe King

  • *Elise Harrosh

  • *Marian Hillman

  • Rose Sandow Leeson grandmother of Martha Garcia

  • *Mark Levine

  • *Hugo Michenfelder

  • *Asia Micinic

  • Phillip Naftaly father of Arthur Naftaly

  • *Maria Shtivelman

September 15

  • Milton Brodzinsky uncle of Hannah Brodzinsky

  • *Joseph Chicheportiche

  • Doris Constance Creelman sister-in-law of Ann Anderson

  • Rose Gittleman great aunt of Susan Toth

  • *Morris N. Kirshner father-in-law of Susan Fisher-Kirshner

  • *Abraham Levitt

  • *Murray Platkin

  • *Harold R. Sacks

  • Celeste Jacqueline van Swieten aunt of Jennifer van Stelle

September 22

  • Nesta Cecily Buechler mother of Mark Buechler

  • *Sarah Chicheportiche

  • Phyllis Cohen mother of James Cohen

  • *Josephine Cohn

  • Sally Dimino mother-in-law of Phyllis Dimino

  • *Rose Elfant mother of Betty Rogoff

  • Michael Fitz-Enz brother-in-law of Katie Scott

  • *Chayim (Hyman) Grossberg

  • Alec Grossman father of Carol Schneider

  • *Abraham Hertzberg father of Michelle Eisenbruck

  • *Samuel Hillman

  • Roslyn Eagle Klaus aunt-in-law of Jo Eagle

  • *Sarah Levitt

  • Joseph Zachary Levy brother-in-law of Lulu Levy, uncle of Matthew Levy

  • *Esther Mitzmacher

  • *Bea Samrick


September 29

  • *Dorothy Barash

  • *Abe Bloom

  • Ruth Brodzinsky aunt of Hannah Brodzinsky

  • *Jennie Buckwold

  • Ezat Ehsanipour sister of Bahieh Ehsanipour

  • *Dorothy Golding mother of Susan Amouroux

  • C.S. Justman grandfather of James Cohen

  • *Marlee Knight

  • Frank Riback father of Leslie Rothbach

  • *Joseph Rosen

September Yahrzeits

Zecher Tzaddik Livracha - “May the Memory of the Righteous Be For a Blessing.” 

A * before the names below signifies that a Memorial Plaque will be lit in their memory.


Tree of Life Commemorative Plaques

Would you like to memorialize a beloved family member or friend who is no longer with us? Have you had a memorable family happening this year, such as a new baby, an engagement, a wedding, or a Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Think of how wonderful it would be to put a leaf on our beautiful Tree of Life in commemoration of a loved one's memory, or a joyous event. In the years to come, you will see the leaf, and the blessed memories of loved ones or of happy occasions will come to mind again. 

Purchase a leaf on our Tree of Life or a memorial plaque, and engrave the names of special people or special life moments forever. The cost for a leaf is $180, and the cost for a memorial plaque is $500. Credit card payments for leafs and memorial plaques can be made from our Payment and Donations page, but please be sure to inquire with Mara in the office to provide her with details for the personal engravings.

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