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Praying Is Like Jazz Playing

02/01/2024 09:00:28 AM


Cantor Yonah Kliger

"Praying is like playing jazz. You can play alone, but exciting things happen in sessions with other musicians, especially if you’ve played with them before… Sometimes we all pray in harmony, other times we pray at our own rhythm, at our own volume. Jewish tradition explores the inner...Read more...

annual congregational retreat

11/30/2023 09:30:00 AM


Rosa Whitten, Director of Education

As we are winding down 2023 and looking toward 2024, I want to invite you to deepen your sense of community at PTS by attending the congregational retreat. Having attended the retreat as a congregant in January 2023, before I became a staff member, I am delighted to now...Read more...

how i'm combating antisemitism with asap

11/01/2023 09:30:31 AM


Written by Emmett

My Story of History. Hate. Hope.

The Star of David pendant I wear nearly every day around my neck is not a traditional six point star. The two triangles joined together are missing parts, so that woven within the design is...Read more...

Four Species, One Congregation

10/01/2023 10:00:34 AM


Arlene Rosenberg, President

Beginning at sundown this evening, and continuing for the next seven days, Jews around the world will celebrate the festival of Sukkot. In addition to spending time in the booths or huts for which the holiday is named, the signature observance of this festival is the ritual of the...Read more...

jonah, god, and our capacity to change

09/25/2023 04:35:55 PM


Rabbi Dan Feder

Jonah, God, and Our Capacity to Change
Sermon Yom Kippur 5784
September 25, 2023

One of the benefits of being part of a religious community is that we are able to tap into a wisdom tradition, and during uncertain times, when we may feel...Read more...

living the good life

09/25/2023 04:23:47 PM


Rabbi Dan Feder

Living the Good Life: Making Room for Awe
Sermon, Kol Nidre 5784
September 25, 2023

In September, 2014, to celebrate my fiftieth birthday, my wife, Sandra, who knows me really, really well, took me to a concert at Davies Symphony Hall...Read more...

putting kindness at the center

09/22/2023 10:00:00 AM


Rabbi Dan Feder

Putting Kindness at the Center
Sermon, Rosh Hashanah
September 16, 2023

Near the end of the Torah, almost at the end of the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses instructs the community that every seventh year, they are to gather during Sukkot....Read more...

faith in a time of uncertainty

09/20/2023 12:00:43 PM


Rabbi Dan Feder

Sermon, Erev Rosh Hashanah
September 15, 2023

High Holy Day sermons feature two sometimes opposing features. Their themes represent the times, values, and priorities that span not only decades but centuries and millennia as well. But they are also...Read more...


08/31/2023 12:20:00 PM


Rabbi Dan Feder

As we usher in the new year, we are introducing a new name for our B’nai Mitzvah program, and it reflects core values in our Peninsula Temple Sholom community. At a joyful orientation for this year’s new cohort of youth who will celebrate their Jewish coming of age ceremony by leading a...Read more...


08/01/2023 10:01:41 AM


Lauren Silva, Director of Youth & Family Engagement

Every so often, I find myself falling down the rabbit hole of checking what programs or opportunities are available for Jewish young professionals like me. Since moving to the Bay Area, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Late Shabbat programs and JCC events for the...Read more...

Wed, February 21 2024 12 Adar I 5784