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Recording of this week's class: Climbing Jacob's Ladder

Climbing Jacob's Ladder  (click for audio)
Jacob's dreams of angels climbing a ladder to the sky...

He loved Rachel but was given Leah instead...
(Portion of Vayeitzei)

JOIN US WEEKLY on Thursday nights for Let's Learn Parsha!

 

To join the class on Zoom: jbayarea.org/zoomlink 
Free of charge! 

Join us for IN-PERSON Services this Shabbat!

Come join us for Minyan this Shabbat morning, Nov. 28

  • 9 am - Kabbalah Class 
  • 10 am - Start of Shacharit morning service
    Main part of service: 10:45 am
  • Torah portion of Vayeitzei - Jacob travels and dreams and the first family of Israel is born

SAFETY MEASURES: Spread-out seating, face-maskes, hand-sanitization and enhanced air-filtration. 

One week to Matching Campaign!

The annual end of year Day of Giving - Matching Campaign is coming up soon!

Save the campaign date of Sunday, December 6, 2020. 

We look forward to your generous participation, in addition, If you might be interested in joining as a Matcher, please contact the Rabbi.

Your support is needed this year more than ever. We need you to partner with us in providing vibrant Jewish community, learning and celebration in the Bay Area - today, every day and into the future as well!

Chanukah On The Strand (Tent.)

Save the date for Chanukah on the Strand!

Tentative: Sunday, December 13 at 6 pm 

Festive outdoor Menorah lighting ceremony, greetings, music and more!

(Socially distanced, masks and safety protocols in place). 

Bay Area Jewish Calendar

You should have likely received the Bay Area Jewish Calendar this week.

We hope you will enjoy the Jewish calendar resources and information.  

Note: Yahrtzeit dates from the Jerusalem of Gold board are included. Also, be sure to check out the photo album display on the first last pages of the calendar!

Announcing: Pre-Thanksgiving SHABBAT Dinner to Go!

Get your family into the holiday feeling with a

PRE-Thanksgiving SHABBAT Dinner to Go! 

For FRIDAY, Nov. 20 

Order form is now open 

Each homemade Shabbat dinner-to-go will include:

  • Grape Juice
  • Challah Roll
  • Matzah Ball Soup 
  • Cranberry-Almond Chicken w/ Rice
  • 2 Delicious Side-Dishes
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake for Dessert 

Dinners will be available for pick up on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. 

Remember, this is for the Shabbat BEFORE Thanksgiving (not the one after).

ORDER ONLINE - Limited availability, please order soon. 

This Shabbat - Minyan Tomorrow!

Come join us for Minyan this Shabbat morning, Nov. 14! 

  • 9 am - Kabbalah Class 
  • 10 am - Start of Shacharit morning service
    Main part of service: 10:45 am
  • Torah portion of Chayei Sarah - The Life of Sarah. Sarah's passing, and the first Jewish wedding... 

SAFETY MEASURES: Spread-out seating, face-maskes, hand-sanitization and enhanced air-filtration. 

Listen - Parsha Class

  • Listen to last night's Parsha class - "Chayei Sarah" - Sarah's Life & The First Jewish Wedding!
  • Join us weekly, Thursdays at 7:00 pm, for Let's Learn Parsha! To join in: jbayarea.org/zoomlink 

Kabbalah class is on

Get a peek into the 'soul' of the Torah with our Shabbat morning Kabbalah class!

Join us for Kabbalah class on Shabbat mornings at 9:00 am.

Spread-out seating, masks, etc. 

Not too late to join JLI course!

The new JLI course Secrets of the Bible, was off to a great start this week!

We still have 5 fascinating lessons to cover - come and join us! 

TWO options available:

Upcoming JLI lessons:

Lesson 2 - THE GREAT FLOOD
How do you see past another's failures?

Lesson 3 - JACOB & ESAU
Will the real you please stand up?

Lesson 4 - JOSEPH & HIS BROTHERS
Your life and its goals: are they compatible?

Lesson 5 - THE GOLDEN CALF
Why is inspiration so short-lived?

Lesson 6 - KORACH'S MUTINY
Does a higher station make You a better person?

WATCH THE TRAILER

Overview of JLI Course

 Secrets of the Bible
COURSE OVERVIEW

Lesson 1 - FORBIDDEN FRUIT
Would you choose knowledge over paradise?

Lesson 2 - THE GREAT FLOOD
How do you see past another's failures?

Lesson 3 - JACOB & ESAU
Will the real you please stand up?

Lesson 4 - JOSEPH & HIS BROTHERS
Your life and its goals: are they compatible?

Lesson 5 - THE GOLDEN CALF
Why is inspiration so short-lived?

Lesson 6 - KORACH'S MUTINY
Does a higher station make You a better person?

WATCH THE TRAILER

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