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Parsha of the Week: 
Vayetze: Genesis 28:10-32:2

Judaism of the Week: Family Purity

This week's parsha involves a lot of baby making. A LOT. So, when it's behind closed doors, it's not our business, right?

Well, there are some mitzvot related to interrelations of married couples, very specifically, the laws of Niddah and Mikveh. You can learn more about them here.

If you haven't taken advantage of our beautiful sea to dip before a special occasion or Yom Tov, perhaps we suggest you try it. It can be transformative (if not a little exciting . . . Pirate's Cove is a great option).
Parshat Vayetze: The Real Housewives of Canaan
Rachel vs Leah: Baby Making Competition!

Community Calendar

  • Nov 15, Sunday @ 11:15 am Adult Ed
    • How should I stand? Join us as we encounter the Jewish prayer service, it’s parts, and procedures. Led by Rabbi Chorny, we will learn about the origins of formal Jewish prayer, the structure of the service, essential guidelines for participating, and differences between private and public prayer.
    • At the Bandari home. Lunch is provided.
  • Nov 20, Friday @ 6:15 pm Erev Shabbat Services
  • Nov 27, Friday @ 6:15 pm Erev Shabbat Services 
  • Nov 28, Saturday
    • @ 9:30 am Shabbat Services 
Join us for our community potlucks! Bring your favorite veggie dish to share: salad, main course, or dessert!
Serve the homeless on Christmas!

The SLO Jewish community has provided our county’s homeless with an unforgettable feast and entertainment on Christmas Day for 18 years. Please join us! If you're able to cook and/or participate at this event, please sign-up here.

Provide warmth for the homeless!

As we anticipate an unbelievably wet winter, please help us provide warm, dry clothing to those without shelter. You can donate either by visiting the United Way SLO website or mail a check to: United Way SLO at PO Box 14309, SLO, CA 93406 ~ Please write ‘Coats for Christmas’ in the memo!!
 
Thank you for your ongoing generosity and support!
Sheri Eibschutz -594-1999
Tzaddikim needed!
Lead our davening!
Please volunteer to read Torah, Haftarah or give the D’var Torah in our friendly, supportive lay-lead Friday and Saturday Shabbat Services.  Contact Mike Sommer at michael.sommer@gmail.com.
Help make a minyan!
Fridays at 6:15 pm &
Every 2nd & 4th Saturday at 9:30 am
Join us every:
1st Sat: 
10:30 am Torah study

6:30 PM: Seudat/Havdalah
Community News:
 

The TNS SistaHood is officially launched. If you are interested in joining, please email Jody to get added to the list and sent the current email. Hope you can join us!

 
Rabbi's Message
For many of us, Chanukah is a “nice” holiday, with good food, candles, and singing. And that’s wonderful.  However, while we’re enjoying our latkes and spinning our dreidles, we often lose sight of the special opportunity with which this eight-day celebration presents us to bring spiritual light into our world through Mitzvot.  . . Get to know the feeling that you have done something easy that makes a difference. Flex your mitzvah muscles.
Share a Simcha!
 
Send us your simchas! New house? New baby? New business venture?
Community Prayers:
  • Maxie Canant
  • Jody Eastman
  • Sophie Fishman
Yahrtzeits:
Kislev 7, Nov. 19 Moosa Neydawood,
Relative of Saeed Niku
Feel free to email your davening needs to us to be included. Would you like to memorialize your loved one on the plaque at TNS? Click to find out more!
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