TBS of Temecula Weekly Newsletter 12-05-2019

Shabbat Vayetse
Torah Reading: Gen. 28:10-32:3
Haftarah Reading: Hosea 11:7-12:12

Torah Sparks: commentary on this week’s readings:


Shabbat Pot Luck Service for December

Will be held tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 6th at a private residence in Sun City. There is still time to reserve your place and tell us what you will bring! We can’t meet at the shul on that evening, as the Old Town holiday parade will be in full swing and the whole area will be closed to vehicles. RSVP to info@tbstemecula.org and we will give you the address.

Shabbat Chanukah 

Mark your calendar for December 27th. An additional December pot luck service will take place at a private residence in Lake Elsinore  as we once again celebrate Chanukah as a community. Last year’s service and Chanukah party was such a success, that we are doing it again! Bring your White Elephant gift along with your meal offering. RSVP to info@tbstemecula.org.

Shabbat Morning News

Please keep up the great job of bringing food for our onegs and Shabbat kiddish lunches. Continue to stay creative! We can always use casseroles, pasta sides and fruit. Cookies or cake are nice for dessert too. We know you love lunch after services, so please continue to be meritorious by being a bringer of food. 

Note: all food must be meat/meat by-product free. Check each and every ingredient, including oils found in the food items or used in cooking. Only vegetable oils are allowed. Foods must be pareve, vegetarian or vegan. If you find reading ingredient labels challenging, only buy products with a hekshur on it. (That’s the symbol that tells that the product is kosher). Questions? Contact Joyce Folman at shul or Rabbi Rosenstein at info@tbstemecula.org.

Friday Night News

Please join us for services this Friday night at 7:30 p.m.


The Miller Program – Introduction to Judaism class will start on Wednesday. January 8, 2020.

Classes will be held on either Wednesday or Thursday evenings, depending on what the majority of the students find most convenient. We will meet from 6-9pm. The course is at a minimum 18 sessions long, but could extend to 19 or 20 weeks. The course fee is $360. If two people from one household are attending class, the second person gets a 50% discount ($180). While the fee is firm, people with money constraints should talk to the rabbi. Don’t fail to take the class because of money.

Each session with begin with Hebrew reading. We will use theNJOP (National Jewish Outreach Program) adult reading program which is a no-frills method of teaching basic reading skills. I will supply those books to you for free. Each student will learn how to make sense of the squiggles and wiggles which is what Hebrew looks like to the uninitiated. In addition to learning to read Hebrew, you will study Jewish history, customs, ceremonies, laws and traditions. You will also explore moral ethics from the Jewish perspective. This class is appropriate for those working toward conversion as well as Jewish people who simply want a good overview of what Judaism is about.

There will be other texts books to purchase or read online. The full schedule of class dates, syllabus and the list of materials needed will be made available once we have full enrollment.

To enroll in the program, contact me at: rabbi@tbstemecula.org with your name, street address, email address and phone number.  Let her know if you prefer Wednesday or Thursday night or have no preference. Need more info? Email me or call the office at  951-679-0419.

What is Spiritual Care?

Spiritual care offers a type of support that recognizes and responds to the needs of the human spirit when faced with trauma, ill health or sadness brought about by changes in life style, circumstance, or the loss of a loved one. Whether you need help finding peace where you are in life or figuring out the next step, spiritual care offers care seekers a place to express their feelings and find support during times of challenge. Our weekly spiritual care group called Share and Care meets Wednesdays from 1-3 pm. The fee is $10 per session.

Individual confidential sessions are available by appointment with Rabbi Rosenstein on a weekly or as needed basis. Please contact Rabbi Rosenstein directly for immediate availability. $50 fee per session.

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