November 2020 Important Announcements



  • Thank you to everyone who generously donated to Temple Beth Torah's Virtual Food Drive! We collectively raised $5,464 over the course of the High Holy Days! Since the Alameda County Community Food Bank is able to distribute $7 worth of groceries for every dollar we donated, that means our contributions are providing almost $38,248 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables and staple groceries for children, adults and seniors in Alameda County. There is no better gift than providing food - and hope - to those in need! Thanks again to all who donated!

  • ​The November 3 election has generated powerful emotions of anxiety, fear, hope, and resolve. On November 4, there is no guarantee we will know the election results, but we do feel it is important to provide a safe place for our congregation to come together and share with one another as we have so many other times in a supportive, respectful manner. We will meet together online at 7:30pm. Rabbi Schulman will moderate our Zoom gathering and ensure that everyone’s voice will be heard. Click here to join us.

  • Have you placed your online order from Wise Sons Jewish Deli? They are coming to TBT for a pop-up event on Wednesday, 11/11! You must pre-order your food online by 4:00pm next Friday, 11/6, then come to TBT on 11/11 between 11:30am and 1:30pm to pick up your order. Purchases day of will not be available - you must order in advance, online only

  • Parents, if you're thinking about 2021 summer camp possibilities, we have some exciting news about Camp Newman! Click here for details via video. Registration opens next week! 

  • A reminder that the WTBT Membership Zoom Tea is this Sunday, 11/1 at 2:00pm. If you are a paid WTBT member but have not received an Evite, please contact Cindy Monroe at or 650-520-6030 (cell and text). Don't forget that there is still time to register for WTBT membership by clicking here. 

  • The next K-12 Education Committee meeting is scheduled for Sunday, 11/8 from 12:30 to 1:30pm The first Adult Education Committee meeting of 2020-2021 is scheduled for Tuesday, 11/10 at 7:30pm. If you are interested in helping to decide what programs we should schedule for 2020-2021 please contact Cindy Monroe at or 650-520-6030 (cell and text).

  • "Diversity Through Israeli Art - Identity and Belonging" 

    • Tuesday, 11/10 at 7:00pm

      • From the melting pot to a fruit salad, Israeli society, much like other societies, is changing. Questions of identity and belonging have undermined earlier perceptions of what it was to be an Israeli and are setting new social and political agendas. We will explore the topic through three Israeli artworks. Israeli Vavi Toran has been an educator for many years training teachers and creating educational resources for Israel Education based on arts and culture. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public, but sign ups are required to receive the Zoom info.
        Click here to sign up. Questions? Contact Susan Mautner at

  • Wisdom and Inspiration in Challenging Times"

    • Sunday, 11/15 at 7:00pm

  • Diaspora-Israel Relations and the U.S. Presidential Elections: A Conversation with David Horovitz"

    • Wednesday, 11/18 at 12:30pm

      • David Horovitz joins us in conversation with Sue Fishkoff, as he will reflect on the potential ramifications of the U.S. presidential elections on diaspora-Israel relations and U.S.-Israel bilateral relations. He will also address other hot topics in the media as well as the role of The Times of Israel in covering the news in Israel. David Horovitz is the founding editor of The Times of Israel. Sue Fishkoff is editor of J. The Jewish News of Northern California. This virtual event is FREE and open to the public, but sign ups are required to receive the Zoom info.

      • Click here to sign up. Questions? Email

  • This year, our annual Embrace-A-Family holiday program will run from Wednesday, 11/18 through Friday, 12/18 and the dreidel board will be completely virtual. More information is coming very soon, so be sure to check future weeklies for more details. 

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 59th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is coming online. It will still be held on the Monday before Thanksgiving, on 11/23, at 7:30 pm, but it will be held on the Zoom platform. Advanced registration is required - please click here. The service will include prayers, readings, recorded music, and dance offered by several different faith and spiritual communities in the Tri-Cities. It will also include a brief sermon by TCIC President, the Rev. Jeffrey Spencer, which he has tentatively titled “Chairs and the Table.” 

  • 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​

  • 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.

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