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August 26th - Friday 
6:00 pm Shabbat ReKEnnect- Back-to-School Kol Shabbat - in person.
Kabbalat Shabbat service will also be on zoom​​​​.
Dinner (please RSVP here)
Shabbat Tisch for Elul - finding the spirit of Teshuvah - in person only
August 27th - Saturday 
9:30 am Shabbat morning service with conversion students speaking - in person and on Zoom ​​​​​​

Oseh Maaseh Beresheet- Sunday, August 28th at 11:00 am
Join Rabbi Booth and Sarah Miller for an outing to Pebble Beach to welcome the new month of Elul. We will sing Hallel, tour the beauty of Tafoni, and enjoy a family-friendly outing. In memory of Ray Pestrong.

Meeting at Pebble Beach at 11 am. (37°14'09.2"N 122°24'57.8"W)  here the GPS link Please bring your own dairy lunch. Please RSVP here​​​​.
August 31 & Sept 14th - The Torah of Forgiveness
Join Rabbi Booth at his home for a study of the Talmud on repentance and forgiveness. Featuring a home-cooked pasta meal. 7:00 pm at 768 Paul Ave in Palo Alto. Feel welcome to bring a favorite dairy dessert.
September 18th at 6:30 am Sunrise Selichot Service. 
Join us at the Baylands for sunrise service & bird watching with Annetta Dean. Bring your favorite apple dish to share!

Sunrise service at 6:30 am, bird watching and apple treat around 7:30 am . registration is required 


L'OLAM VA'ED UPDATE -  TREE COUNT --------------------------

​​​​​​From our June 12th event with Climate Resilient Communities (CRC), here are four projects for which they’re looking for volunteers. If you’re interested, please call Shelly Lewis at 650-380-5125 or Nechama Tamler at 650-493-0502.

1.  RESILIENT HOMES: Providing East Palo Alto, Belle Haven, Redwood City and North Fair Oaks homeowners with resources such as air purifiers and double-paned windows to retrofit their homes for energy efficiency and safety upgrades.

2.  RAINGARDEN WATER CISTERN PROJECT: Building 25 raingardens and water cistern systems in East Palo Alto to address food and water insecurity.

3.  OUR COMMUNITIES OUR BAY (OCOB): Addressing pollution by surveying residents in Redwood City, North Fair Oaks, Belle Haven and East Palo Alto and providing health improvement technologies in their homes.

4. RINGWOOD AND COLEMENT TRANSPORTATION STUDY: Redesigning Ringwood and Coleman Avenues to better fit community needs and preferences.

We have surpassed planting 10,000 trees in our National Forests!! For $1/tree, you can keep our campaign going strong by CLICKING HERE.


We are now closed on Mondays & Saturdays.  Before you come by the office, please give us a call at (650) 948-7498 & dial "0" for reception desk, or you can also email us at

Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Friday: 9:00pm - 2:00pm

Everyone is welcome at our egalitarian Jewish community in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Palo Alto, California.
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