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November 2019 Important Announcements

GENERAL NEWS & IMPORTANT UPCOMING INFORMATION

  • "EMBRACE-A-FAMILY" THIS HANUKKAH! TBT is thrilled to participate once again in Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley's 2019 "Embrace-A-Family" program to fulfill the Chanukah wishes of families and seniors who would otherwise go without gifts. Dreidel boards with wish cards identifying individuals' unique needs are available in the office and Social Hall beginning Friday, 11/15! Please stop by and pick up a wish card, then return your unwrapped gift and dreidel tag to the office by Sunday, 12/15, and put a large smile on someone's face! In addition to specific Chanukah items on the Dreidel tags, JFFSV will happily accept gift cards for places like Walmart, Target, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, and gas station that will help needy families year-round. For your shopping convenience, there is an online Target Gift Registry. For more information, contact Verrona Gore at vgore30@gmail.com.

  • 2019 HOLIDAY DINNER DRIVE! The annual Alameda County Community Food Bank Holiday Dinner Drive has been one of TBT's most remarkable fundraising efforts, and our support again this year is critical in providing thousands of holiday meals to those in need. But you’ll provide much more than healthy food. You’re providing energy and nutrition for children, security for seniors, and stability for families. Please give generously to this year’s drive. Your donation will make the holidays brighter for thousands of families. Donate online, or you can mail a check to the TBT PO Box address payable to “ACCFB”. For additional information on what your donation can provide, check out the flyer!

  • Beginning Thursday, 11/21, we're offering a new Adult Education course called "If The Future Is Female, Where Are We Now?" We have heard it said that "The future is female!” and that “This is the year of the Woman". What is changing? What does this mean for how we approach the world today? Wasn't the past just as "female"? Whatever your gender, come take a deeper look at the incredible stories of the women of the Torah and see how their legacies can provide perspective and wisdom to help all of us navigate the rapidly changing landscape of gender roles today. Class will be offered on three Thursday evenings this fall with potential for three more sessions in the spring. Classes run from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at TBT. All are welcome!  ​Cost will be $20 per class session, or $50 for the 3-part series. Please RSVP to Marla at education@bethtorah-fremont.org or 510-656-7141. Classes will be taught by our very own Rabbi Stacy Petersohn, who grew up at TBT. Rabbi Petersohn was ordained in 2017 through Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and can’t wait to engage you in this exciting conversation!

  • Part 1 on Thursday, 11/21: All About Eve

  • Part 2 on Thursday, 12/5: Let's Talk About Sex, Baby

  • Part 3 on Thursday, 12/12: Tough Mother Love

  • FYI - the WTBT gift shop will be open on Sunday, 11/10 from 9:30am to 12:30pm.​

  • Challah bakers and challah eaters of all ages: Join Rabbi Eve Ben-Ora for a special morning of Challah Baking on Sunday, 11/10 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Religious School parents are encouraged to stay with their student(s) during this event. Donations from the heart graciously accepted at the door to support future WTBT programs for our Religious School students and their families. And yes, there will be gluten-free options!

  • BINGO! is back on Saturday, 11/16. Doors open at 7:00pm. Costs are $10 for 1 card for 5 games, or $35 for 4 cards for 5 games. Our 50/50 raffle tickets are $1 each all night. Delicious snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Bring your friends and join us for some games, food, and fun! 

  • Calling all teens! There will be a special Sababa Sunday event at TBT on Sunday, 11/17 from 12:15pm to 2:00pm. Our teens will have the opportunity to participate in their own teen-focused Listening Session as part of the community-wide Shema Project. We hope to have as many TBT teens there as possible. Please RSVP to Marla at education@bethtorah-fremont.org.

  • Join the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom and our Muslim neighbors at the Islamic Society of the East Bay (33330 Peace Terrace Way, Fremont, 94555) as we honor and pray for our First Responders ​on Friday, 11/22 at 1:15pm. A Thanksgiving potluck will follow - please sign up to bring an item.  Modest attire is requested: long skirts, pants, or dresses, 3/4 length or long sleeve shirts, and headscarves.

  • Monday, 11/25 at 7:30pm - Come celebrate our unity at the annual Tri-City Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at St. Joseph Catholic Church. This year's theme is “Growing in Unity". The liturgical fabric of the service is rich in readings from sacred prayers, chants, songs, as well as beautiful traditional costumes, dancers, and musicians. You are welcome to bring food to share at the reception following the service.​

  • HOLD THE DATE on Sunday, 12/8 from 11:00am to 1:30pm - Join us for the WTBT Chanukah Fair and Celebration Event! Our Gift Shop will be open and fully stocked with Chanukah gifts, gelt, and candles. There will also be fresh food for sale including delicious latkes, hot dogs, and homemade baked goods! Please click here to sign up to help - assistance is needed in all areas including set up, baking and cooking, kitchen help, ticket sales, food sales, kids crafts and games, and of course the inevitable clean up. 

  • 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.