Thursday, July 26, 2007

Next meeting moved to July 31

Due to scheduling conflicts, the next Brotherhood meeting has been moved forward one day. It's now Tuesday, July 31, 6:00pm.

We're meeting at
the Gau Poang restaurant, at 1208 South El Camino Real, San Mateo (cross streets: 12th/Hobart).

See this earlier post for the meeting agenda. All PTS Brotherhood members are invited to attend!

Alan Zeichick
Brotherhood Board

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Time to renew your Brotherhood membership

You may not have known this, but PTS Brotherhood operates on the same "fiscal" calendar as Peninsula Temple Sholom. That is, our year runs from July through June.

Guess what? It's July! That means it's time to renew your PTS Brotherhood membership. You can download the 2007-2008 membership renewal form here, or contact me at alan {at} zeichick {dot} org and I'll be happy to e-mail the form to you.

Thank you for your support of Brotherhood. Thanks to you, we're able to put on great programs for our members and serve the entire PTS community (including the Religious School). Even if you're not able to personally participate in many of our events, we appreciate that you maintain your PTS Brotherhood membership!

Alan Zeichick
Brotherhood Board

A tremendous year for PTS Brotherhood!

Have we got a year for YOU! The PTS Brotherhood leadership has been busy, busy, busy planning events for 2007-2008, and the list is LONG.

Here's what we've been planning, and it's time for you to get involved! Put these events on your calendar for attending, and also talk to us about participating behind the scenes.

We could use your help in planning these events, some of which are purely social for our Brotherhood members, and others of which are designed to serve the entire Peninsula Temple Sholom Community.

And now, a drum roll for our many 2007-2008 events:


Aug. 8: SF Giants Jewish Heritage Night
Sep. 3: Family picnic and softball
Sep. 9: Family BBQ and swim party at the PJCC
Sep. 23: Annual Sukkah building
Sep. 26: Annual Sukkah service and dinner
Oct. 18: Pizza & pool joint event with Beth El & Peninsula Sinai Brotherhoods
Oct. 28: Family dinner and bingo
Nov. 11: Chanukah toy drive begins
Nov. 12: Fall football poker tournament
Dec. 7: Annual latke fry and dreidel spin with Sholom Women
Dec. 16: Family bowling


Mar. 16: Annual Purim carnival
Mar. 23: March Madness poker tournament
Apr. 13: Parent/child pitch and putt tournament
May 11: Mother’s Day flower sale
May 18: End of school year BBQ


First Wednesdays: Monthly board meetings
Sunday mornings: Pirket Avot study w/ bagels & coffee

The more you put into Brotherhood, the more you get out of it. So, please mark these dates, come to a meeting (our next planning meeting is Wed., Aug. 1), or talk to a Brotherhood board member next time you're at Friday night or Saturday morning services!

Alan Zeichick
Brotherhood Board

Update 7/26: The next planning meeting date has been changed to Tuesday, July 31. It's still 6:00pm at Gau Poang.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Aug 1: Join us at Gao Poang!

Please join us on Wed., August 1, for the next meeting of the PTS Brotherhood board. It's at the Gau Poang restaurant, at 1208 South El Camino Real, San Mateo (cross streets: 12th/Hobart). There's parking behind the restaurant; food and conversation begins at 6:00pm.

We have a lot of great programs to discuss at this meeting:

• Wed., August 8: Our big presence at Jewish Heritage Night at the SF Giants. (First pitch: 7:15pm.) We hope you can join us! Read our flier for more details.

Mon., September 3: Family softball to fill up your Labor Day weekend.

• Sun., September 9: Back-to-school swim party and barbecue at the Foster City JCC.

• Sun., September 23: Sukkah building party at PTS

Hope to see you there!

Alan Zeichick
Brotherhood Board

Update 7/26: The meeting date has been changed to Tuesday, July 31. It's still 6:00pm at Gau Poang.

Monday, July 02, 2007

More Mitzvah Miles this Sunday

Calling all cyclists!

Following last month's very successful ride (19 attended!), the Mitzvah Milers are riding again. Mitzvah Milers is a tzedakah-oriented bicycling group based in Berkeley, but as you can see, they like the Peninsula too!

This is approx. 28 miles, 3 hours (plus post-ride coffee), 1000 feet of gentle climbing, sociable pace. Meet at the intersection of 92 & Canada Road at 8:15 am for a prompt 8:30 am departure. Park on Canada Road, on the South side of 92 (Canada Road terminates at 92).

This route will be a great tour of some of the most beautiful and quiet roads in Woodside and Portola Valley.

We will ride down Canada Road, turning right onto Olive Hill, then working our way over to Trip Road and Highway 84. We will then turn onto Portola Road , and turn right when we reach Willowbrook Road. Our return will be via Alpine, Portola, Mountain Home & Canada Roads. Socialize & coffee at the Woodside Bakery before the final stretch on Canada Road.

To sign up or learn more, contact Neil Heller, neilheller {at} comcast {dot} net.

A special Shabbat for Rabbi Feder

Can you believe it's been a year already since Rabbi Daniel Feder joined our congregation? It has, and what a wonderful year it's been!

On behalf of the PTS Brotherhood, I would like to invite you and your family to a very special Shabbat service this Friday night, July 6th, beginning at 7:00 pm in the main sanctuary.

Come celebrate this joyous occasion and continue celebrating with us at the Oneg in his honor following the service. The Oneg is sponsored by the PTS Transition Committee — that’s the group of volunteers who helped organize all the events celebrating Rabbi Feder’s arrival last summer.

We’ll also have some special comments from Karen Wisialowski, our temple’s president, marking this important milestone.

Please join us for this early service, and stay for the special Oneg. We look forward to seeing you there!

Alan Zeichick
Brotherhood Board