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The Peak - Passover is around the corner!

The Peak
For the week of March 31st- April 6th, 2017
4 Nissan - 10 Nissan, 5777

Our Seder

Passover begins Monday, April 10th.  Here is the Rabbinical Assembly Pesach Guide for 5777.  You can also check out our Home Page to enjoy a Passover video.


A message from Rabbi Caine:


"On Tuesday night April 11th, it is customary to hold a "Second Passover Seder."  I've decided that I'm going to host a very personal seder at my home, very Rav Nadav style, for members of Ner Tamid who want to come.  It won't be your typical seder!  It'll be my home cooked vegetarian fare, we'll eat outside under the stars, and instead of reading through the Haggadah, I'm going to jam the story of our exodus!  It's doing to be a musical experience, where I'm going to customize the seder using guitar and lyrics, very much like we do our special musical shabbats.  I'm going to pick around 7 or 8 songs that I love and I'm going to WRITE CUSTOMIZED LYRICS for the songs that reflect each stage of the seder. I'd love it if you could join us." 


Please note: the seder will start at 6pm, not 6:30.  If it's cold, bring a coat because we will be outside unless the weather is really inclement.


The cost is $18 per person, adults and children, and you can sign up on the front page of our website. Children are welcome if they can stay at the seder table and participate. We absolutely must have your RSVP and payment no later than Monday, April 3rd at 5pm. We look forward to breaking matzo with you!

This Week's Services

Friday, March 31st -Kabbalat Shabbat 7pm


Saturday, April 1st-9:30

Parasha Vayikra: Leviticus 1:1 - 5:26  Following the service we will have a birthday Kiddush for Eliyahou Hardoon and Jaxon Henning


Toby Dresslar's Bar Mitzvah will take place Saturday night, April 1st at 4pm.  


Sunday, April 2nd-9:15am  Minyan in the Library


Torah Study will be held April 2nd, but will not meet April 9th, 16th or 23rd.


Hebrew School resumes April 2nd.


Tot Hebrew School Program PJ LIbrary Story Time April 2nd - 11am in the Library



It Takes a Village

Sometimes we have things we need specific help with: the kitchen, preparing for a holiday, reorganizing storage.


And sometimes, we don't know what we need is what you have to offer. Confusing? Here are a few examples: Gigi Cohen is a wiz with our Facebook page.  Gerry Weitz has come forward to help with the website. Alex Mandel is working on another movie night.  What can you contribute?  Talk to a board member, the Rabbi or call the office.  THANKS!


To any members that have an outstanding balance: The first week of April you will receive an email titled "April Statement." Please review it for accuracy and contact immediately if there is a discrepancy.


Good Deed Day April 2nd

April 2nd is Good Deeds Day, and Ner Tamid needs YOU! We'd like some help organizing the kitchen before we have a cleaning crew come in for Passover cleaning, and our storage always needs sorting out.  If you can help that day, please email to let us know you will be here.  


Also, Motiv, the teen organization for Tikkun Olam will have a number of projects for teens from 6-8th grade and from 8-12 grade. See their website: for info on some great projects.

With many thanks

All those who have fulfilled their Gala pledges and donated toward Hadassah and Rosh Chodesh Shabbat.


Rae Harvey would like to thank everyone who donated toward and attended Hadassah Shabbat, and to Shari Michlovitz, Myla Stokes Kelly and Sylvia Bates for the delicious Kiddush.  


Debbie Delaney for the donation in honor of her father, Wally Lyons' yahrzeit.


Milly Hock for her donation to the Gala in honor of Rafi and Shuly Rokach.


Chuck and Debbi Gourley for a donation in honor of Chuck's mother, Helaine Gross' yahrzeit.


And thanks to Roz Weisberg and Roger and Polly Mandel for sitting in for Gina this week.

Things you never knew about the Rabbi

Want to know more about a previous incarnation of our rabbi's life, one where he programmed for Atari as a teenager?  You can listen to a recently published  interview with Rabbi Caine at:

A special exhibition of the art of
Arthur Lavine

“Street Photography Around the World” debuted Wednesday and will remain on display through April 3 at Gallery 21 in Balboa Park’s Spanish Village, 1770 Village Place. The exhibit featuring around 50 photos taken by the late Arthur Lavine of Rancho Bernardo and Dana Levine of La Jolla can be seen daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.


If anyone has an extra mahjong set, we'd love to keep it in the library so we know no matter who shows up there will be a mahjong set on hand for our mahjong games.  If you'd like to join, mahjong meets Wednesday nights at 7pm in the library and all levels of skill are welcome.


Also, one of our members has two twin sized foam mattresses available.  If you are interested, please email

Pictures from the Gala

Here's how to view the pictures from this year's AND last year's Galas:   Put in your name and email address.  There you go!  Click on any of the pictures to purchase them.  And enjoy!

Membership Directory

If you were not at the Gala, please stop by the office or Sanctuary next time you are at Ner Tamid and pick up one of the programs.  They contain a membership directory and many advertisers from Ner Tamid, so you will really find it useful throughout the year.


Attention, parents of 22-26 year olds:  Birthright is looking for your kids for a FREE 10 day trip to Israel.  Go to to register.


San Diego Jewish Food Festival

Delicious food for everyone at the San Diego Jewish Food Festival, Sunday, May 7th, 11am - 6pm, at Temple Adat Shalom.   An enlarged Kosher grill for flank steak sandwiches, Hebrew National Hot dogs and sliders, plus a vegetarian menu.  There will be Israeli dancing instruction and a wine and beer garden featuring Israeli and Kosher wines.  Tickets are $20, and if you buy them online before April 8th you get a 25% discount.  

Around San Diego

The People of the Bike are coming to San Diego! Join Hazon on San Diego APRIL 2, 2017 for the first ever, fully-supported San Diego Ride. Cycle 20, 36, or 60 miles past gorgeous beaches, through country roads, and over rolling hills. The ride will launch from Coastal Roots Farm in Encinitas. Proceeds from the San Diego Ride fund Hazon’s environmental activism and educational programs in the Jewish community of San Diego and the world. Register now at


Temple Adat Shalom invites you to a Yom HaShoah lecture and discussion with Professor Deborah Hertz on Wednesday, April 9th at 7pm.  The topic is The Roosevelts and the U.S. State Department Debate the Fate of Jewish Refugees.  Then on Sunday, April 30th at 2pm, Dr. Oded Brosh will be lecturing on his publication “Iran in 2025: Four Scenarios.  Both lectures are free.


San Diego has its own Jewish History exhibit - “Celebrate San Diego! The History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community,” at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park.  You can also attend Art & Heritage, Three San Diego Jewish Artists: Baranceanu, Braun & Sternberg.  It explores the artwork, lives, and Jewish heritage of three historically-important San Diego artists: Belle Baranceanu, Maurice Braun, and Harry Sternberg. And still a third exhibit: Making Matzo Memories: Passover Stories, songs and activities will be held April 9th from 11-4 and it's free!


Join the Fun! The San Diego Jewish Men's Choir is accepting new members for their 2017-2018 concert season. Please contact Ruth at 760-747-7237 or

Lifecycle events

Birthdays: Sophia Noorollah-4/2, Heather Schauder-4/2, Rebecca Thein-4/3 

Anniversaries: Ron Marcus and Keren Stashower-3/31, Andrew and Anat Greenberg-4/4, Becky and Brian Henning-4/6

Yahrzeits: Helaine Gross, mother of Chuck Gourley, Mack Arbeiter, father of Jason Arbeiter, Markus Schauder, father of Paul Schauder, Martin Rindenau, grandfather of Jen Klotzkin, Newton Shanbrom, father of Marcy Mazer, Sarah Goldstein, mother of Bette Fisher, Theresa Buhler, mother of Ellen Barnett, Wally Lyons, father of Debbie Delaney

Refuah Shleimah: Patty Thomas, Josh Burns, April Stokes, Michah Ilan ben Kalanit Sarah, Devorah bat Elishava, Jo Rundio, Sura Elka bas Chaiaka, Ze'ev ben Avner v' Shoshanna, Chaim Meir ben Eliyahu v'chava, Nechama Ita bat Zlata Chaya, Gary Philips, Levi Yitzchak ben Chaim Meir, Lynn Goodman, Addison Barrios, Sara Picard, Leon Lazarus (Leon ben Soreh Leah), Cal Hecht, Maureen Kahn, Gloria Goldstein, Linda Leiter, Arthur Oberman, Christina bat Norma, Len Goldberg, Chaim Zeleg Ha-Levi ben Shayna, Mindy Tenen's son, Jeffrey, Mitchell Freedman,Leonard Greenberg, Jarrod ben Maxine, Harold Fisher, Maryann Klein, Thelma Press, Marsha Alper, Rina Chaya bat Ilana v' Chaim Meir, Alexander Zanoni

We continue to remember:  Jim Freedman, Gerald Gilberg, Arthur Lavine, Evelyn Gabai, Yossi Harari, Andrea Ohman, Estelle Isaacson, Gerald Greenfield, A. Bernard Rapaport, Emil Yassy, Mary Powell, Evelyn Grossman, Lorraine Blostein, Larry Cooperman, Gale Kloeffler, Lidia Ribak

Ner Tamid Synagogue

Rabbi Nadav Caine

Administrative Director Gina Caplan

Sam S. Bloom Principal Becky Henning



12348 Casa Avenida
Poway, CA 92064


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