PTS is an inclusive Jewish community where everyone can find peace, inspiration, and their own connection to Judaism.
We invite you to be part of our community. Worship with us, study with us, make friends, find peace under our sukkat shalom.
Peninsula Temple Sholom is a vibrant Reform Jewish congregation in Burlingame, Calif., a suburb of San Francisco, close to SFO Airport.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:00 pm
For all that you do…this evening is for you! With special guest Sandra Feder.
Please RSVP by Nov. 28 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 4:00-5:30 pm at PTS
Get to know other PTS families with young children. Members with children ages five and under are invited to meet up for a fun playdate. Please bring your own snacks and drinks.
RSVP to Em Pechardo at email@example.com.
Monday, Dec. 19, 7:00 pm
Caring Community is sponsoring a new Sholom in the Home Grief Discussion Group. This gathering is for people who have lost a parent in the last two years. Join other PTS members as we share stories and support each other through this challenging life stage. At a private home.
Please RSVP to Em Pechardo, who will tell you the location.
Friday, Dec. 30
5:30 Pre-Service Wine & Cheese6:00 Kabbalat Shabbat
Bring your own menorah and candles. We will light them all together. Stay after services for the special oneg and dreidel spin hosted by Sholom Women.
Thursday, Jan. 5, 7:00 pmHome of Joan Biederman, Foster City
This month’s title is An Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris
RSVP to Shelly Blecher at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 295-3525.
Monday, Jan. 16
First held in 2013, the Multifaith Day of Service was organized to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by creating an opportunity for our member organizations to share common values by participating together in community service projects.
Join Rabbis Feder, Delson, and Plotnik at this year’s Multifaith Day of Service. The day begins with breakfast for volunteers. Then, volunteers will split into groups and work together on over 25 projects that benefit our local community. Projects are family friendly with children 5 and up welcome at most projects.
Pre-registration required at http://peninsulamultifaith.org
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2:00-5:00 pm
Panim-el-Panim is a social justice initiative at PTS that emerged from Kolot, a commitment from the clergy and leadership to foster connections, deepen relationships, and engage in social justice work together as a congregation. Panim-el-Panim is a response to our community’s awareness of the need for bringing understanding and support for teens and young adults battling mental health issues.
Living with mental illness is a challenging road to travel. It is challenging because of the lack of coordinated care, because it is a silent disease, one that is difficult to discuss, because of the immense stigma associated with it and because we do not talk about it enough in our houses of worship.
We can make a difference. We can change this direction.
To learn more about our Day of Learning, and to register, please visit http://panim.sholom.org.
It’s getting easier to remember what time to come for services. Starting on February 3, 2017, all Friday-evening Shabbat services will begin at 6:30 pm.
This change includes regular Kabbalat Shabbat services, Hava Nashirah services, and family services. They’ll all begin at 6:30 pm.
Note: Tots ‘n’ Torah will continue to start at 6:00 pm.
Enjoy the night out with other PTS moms of preschool- and religious school-age children. We do the planning and you do the socializing. To attend, host, or learn more about Ladies Night Out, contact Kathleen Shugar at email@example.com or Shari Carruthers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is sponsored by Sholom Women.
Click here to download the latest flier with all the dates and events!
Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 pm, until Jan. 12
In her book, A Bride for One Night, Ruth Calederon, a member of Israel’s Knesset and a Talmud scholar, shares nine tales from ancient texts reimagined for our time.
Join Rabbi Delson for this engaging and entertaining introduction to traditional texts using material from Calderon’s book and from the Talmud itself.
Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 am
at II Piccolo Café on Broadway in Burlingame. Join Rabbi Plotnik to study together rabbinic thoughts on spirituality, dreams, prayer, and more.
The Starr*Stevens Judaica Shop is operated by Peninsula Temple Sholom Women. We carry everything you need for a more beautiful Jewish home, including unique gift items for every occasion and lifecycle event. Visit us to see our extensive collection of tallitot.
Additional hours for Chanukah:
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Fri Dec 96:00pm: Shabbat Tots 'n' Torah - Chapel7:00pm: Hava Nashira Shabbat Service - Sanctuary
Sat Dec 1010:30am: Shabbat Service - Sanctuary
Fri Dec 166:00pm: Kabbat Shabbat Service - Sanctuary6:15pm: Family Shabbat Service - Chapel
Sat Dec 17No community Shabbat service this morning
Looking for a student trip to Reform Jewish summer camp or a youth trip-to-Israel program? In some circumstances, scholarship funds may be available from PTS. Please look carefully at these application forms for all the details, and call the office if you have questions.
Deadline for all of these applications is March 7, 2017.
Israel Trip Needs-Based Scholarship
Campship Needs-Based Scholarship
Alexa Paige Goldman Merit-Based Scholarship
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The PTS Mission
Whether in the synagogue, each other's homes, or the world beyond, Peninsula Temple Sholom creates a sacred space for those who are part of it.
We live Jewish values and apply the wisdom of our teachings to modern life through prayer, study and action.
We sustain Jewish culture through communal engagement in lifecycle events, the celebration of Shabbat and holidays, and the pleasure of laughing and learning together.
We strengthen our community by caring for one another and the world around us.
We honor our heritage and build a strong future by fostering connections with the Jewish people in the U.S., in Israel and around the world.
Peninsula Temple Sholom1655 Sebastian Drive • Burlingame • CA • 94010
A Reform Jewish CongregationMember, Union for Reform Judaism
Rabbi Dan Feder • Rabbi Lisa Delson • Rabbi Molly Plotnik • Cantor Barry Reich