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Craft Classes—Wednesday Evenings During Temple School—Free

   Every Wednesday, starting October 16, 7:00‒8:30 PM, in the coffee lounge.
All are welcome to attend, beginner or advanced. All materials included at no charge. Led by Lenore Hindin or Adina Licht. Let your inner children come out to play!



Introduction to Kabbalah, Part 2 - with Peter Cardilla
   Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18 at 7:00 PM
This class is the second part of an introduction to Jewish mysticism. It explores its origins and development and its influence on religious and secular thinking. There will be a discussion of the content and symbolism of Kabbalistic writing, with emphasis on Kabbalah’s central work, The Zohar, and its parts. Students are encouraged to purchase a copy of the book Kabbalah: A Very Brief Introduction by Joseph Dan. Students who have taken Part 1 of this class are encouraged to return, and new students are welcome. The fee for this class is $50. 
Please register here.


Pizza in the Hut Simchat Torah Celebration
All School Family Service and Kindergarten Consecration
Sunday, October 20, 5:00 PM

You won’t want to miss this year’s Simchat Torah at TBE! We will begin in our TBE sukkah with “pizza in the hut” at 5:00 PM. Please rsvp to Sarah at with the number of adults and kids so we know how much pizza to order. Join us in the Sanctuary at 5:45 PM, for an all-school family service, which will also honor our kindergarteners as they begin their Jewish exploration with Temple School. After this, we move into the Social Hall. With our own variation of the joyous Simchat Torah traditional hakafot, we dance around with the Torah. Then we all help to unroll the whole Torah in a huge circle so that we can have the unique opportunity to glance at the Torah's entire glorious cycle. Sleepy children (and adults) will be able to leave early, but those who stay will nosh (snack) and schmooz (chat) together as we wrap up the celebration with a delicious oneg.


Shemini Atzeret Service at Chadeish Yameinu

Monday, October 21, 10:00 AM‒12:00 PM


Beth El Baby Bunch

Monday, October 21, 11:00 AM‒12:30 PM, in the coffee lounge.

Quality social time with parents and babies birth to age 3.


Women’s Song Circle
   Thursday, October 21, 7:00 PM
Have fun and build community by lifting our voices together in song. Contact Melissa, 479-3444, for the location. We look forward to singing with you!


Rock Shabbat

   Friday, October 25, 7:30 PM
Musical, spiritual, uplifting—for the whole family!



Adult B’Nai Mitzvah Class - with Rabbi ShifraWeiss-Penzias
   Sundays, October 13, 27, November 3, 17, 24 and December 8 at 12:30 PM

This class is for those who are planning to participate in our adult b’nai mitzvah service in February 2020. We currently have eight people in our cohort, but you can still join us. You don’t have to be a singer to chant Torah or lead the service. Hebrew reading is encouraged, but not required. Donation requested. Please contact Rabbi Shifra at


Rosh Hodesh Heshvan
   Monday October 28, at 7:00 PM
with Lenore Hindin
We welcome the new month of Heshvan. Please feel free to bring a round food to share (optional). All women are welcome. Bring your friends


A Taste of Mussar - with Rose Ashford
   Mondays, October 28, November 4, 11,18, 7:00‒8:30 PM
at Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal, 740 Front St., #170, Santa Cruz

This is a four week introductory class delving into the thousand-year old body of teachings and practices of Mussar, which provides distinctively Jewish answers to life’s questions. Mussar guides you in identifying your unique personal path of spiritual growth and offers practices to assist you on your journey. There is a class fee of $65, payable to the Mussar Institute. Please sign up for this class preferably two weeks prior to the start date by contacting Rose at Co-sponsored by Chadeish Yameinu.


Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue - with Andrew Goldenkranz
   Wednesday, October 30, 7:00‒9:00 PM at the home of Elise and Jim Atkins
Jewish tradition commands us to engage in repairing and improving the world. Why is this? In this salon, we’ll discuss a short text study to discover the background of our tradition of tikkun olam, review how it was applied in historical settings, and adapt this concept to some contemporary challenges.


   Saturday, November 9, 10:00 AM

Gentle yoga. All are welcome.


Sat, October 19 2019 20 Tishrei 5780