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Parsha of the Week: 
Vayigash: Genesis 44:18-47:27

Judaism of the Week: Praying for rain

If you don't pay close attention to the daily prayers in Judaism, you might not know that there is a time we pray for rain, and a time when we pray for dew. With the onset of the winter season (and potentially Godzilla El Nino), let's find out about how and why Jews pray for rain, and be grateful that while we're far from eretz Yisrael, our experience with the land here isn't much different and we can identify!
Parshat Vayigash: The Moral Compasses of Reuben, Joseph, and Judah

December Community Calendar

  • Dec. 13, Sunday @ 11:15 am - Adult Ed w/Rabbi Chorny at the home of Susan Stern-Pearl
  • Dec 18, Friday @ 6:15 pm Erev Shabbat Services
  • Dec 22, Tuesday - Fast Day! Asara B'Tevet
  • Dec 25, Friday @ 6:15 pm Erev Shabbat Services
  • Dec 26Saturday @ 9:30 am Shabbat Services
Join us for our Community potlucks!  Bring your favorite 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
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
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Hanukkah starts Dec 6 -14. Join our community in celebration downtown at the Mission, starting at 5 pm nightly.

Klein Community Room
We need your help in reaching our $50,000 goal
for the Klein Community Rm.   Please donate with Paypal via our website or contact Armin Bandari.
Happy Birthdays
Dec 14 - Paul Haueter
Dec 14 - Judy Blatter
Dec 14 - Ruth Starr

Happy Anniversary!
Dec 11 Kristin & Yishai Horowitz

Share a Simcha!
Send us your simchas! New house? New baby? New business venture?
Community Prayers:
  • Maxie Canant
  • Jody Eastman
  • Sophie Fishman
Tevet 2, Dec. 14, Sarah Titefsky ,
Grandmother of Jayne Cohen
Tevet 3, Dec. 15 Sidney C. Levine,
Father of David Levine
Tevet 3, Dec. 15 Felicia Morris,
Former partner of Jules Hock
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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