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The Peak - Torah Study resumes this Sunday!

The Peak
For the week of April 28th- May 4th, 2017
2 Iyar - 8 Iyar, 5777

This Week's Services

Friday, April 28th- 7pm  Kabbalat Shabbat


Saturday, April 29th - 9:30

Parashat Tazria Metzora- Leviticus 12:1 - 15:33


Sunday, April 30th-9:15am  Minyan in the Library


Torah Study will meet in the Rabbi's Study from 10am - 11:30am this Sunday



Note: Gina will be out of the office from time to time in the month of May, getting everything purchased, taking meetings to get Ner Tamid ship shape for a new Administrative Director. PLEASE call the office at 858-513-8330 before you stop by to make sure someone is here.



From Gina-

You have probably read the email from Marisa announcing that I will be returning to my home town of Philadelphia at the end of May


Can you help me prepare to leave by volunteering to get things in order at Ner Tamid before I go?  Big Mitzvah Day is Sunday, May 7th, 9 - 12. Please email me at or call the office at 858-513-8330 and let's get together to reorganize the kitchen and storerooms.


Besides, it will give me a chance to spend time with you!  Thank you!



The recipe for Rabbi's Passover Cholent

Many have asked for this recipe, but the original posted version named the wrong kind of beans to use.  Here is the correct recipe:

White Bean and Sage Cholent with Pesto

In a pot, sautee thickly diced onion with lots of olive oil and garlic.  When the onion goes soft, mix in oregano, basil, rosemary, and LOTS OF CHOPPED FRESH SAGE.  Mix together for 1 minute and then empty in cans of diced tomatoes and cans of small white NAVY (not pinto) beans --include all the juice from both and throw in a few bay leaves!  (If you want a thinner cholent, add a carton of vegetable stock.) Simmer it all for as long as you want, but really, you can eat anytime.  Separately, put in a blender lots of fresh flat Italian parslety with parmesan cheese, almonds, and olive oil, and blend until pesto forms.  Put the cholent in a bowl, drop a big dollop of fresh pesto on top, and enjoy.

A fun and FREE event for teens on Sunday evening

Motiv presents Operation Gratitude, a FREE celebration in honor of high school volunteers in 8th - 12th grade, Sunday, April 30th from 6:30 - 9:30pm on the USS Midway.  The party will feature flight simulators, live music, food, and giveaways.  To register for this event go to Teens need to bring their student ID for entry onto the ship. 

May will be a busy month!

May 13th is  Poker Night!  Mingling starts at 5:30, dinner at 6, Havdalah at 6:45 and the games begin at 7pm. We will be playing poker, mahjong and there will be a special all ages ROOKIES table for the casual player.  But you don't have to play to enjoy the evening!  Let us know what vegetarian side dish you'll be bringing to complement the pizza.  RSVP to or Mark’s cell: 619-540-0145. The Bergmans have graciously agreed to host. Call the office for their address.


May 19th Teens in 9-12th grade are invited to the Rabbi's House for dinner and learning. Parents are asked to drop their teens off (unless they drive!) at 6:30 and pick them up at 8:15pm.  RSVP by May 17th to 858-513-8330 or


May 20th is our first ever Saturday morning Family Service, abbreviated, awesome, with Rabbi Caine's inimitable insights. It begins at 9:30am.  Join us for Torah readings by 6th and 7th graders, and Adon Olam led by all the other students who join us.  6th and 7th grade parents, please consider sponsoring our bagel Kiddush luncheon in honor or your child's first, (or 2nd or 3rd) Torah reading. Other interested sponsors are also welcome!


On May 21st (Sunday) at 9:30am, there will be a BBYO presentation at the San Diego Jewish Academy. The idea is that we combine with other synagogues to form a group led by teens, with help from advisors. This presentation is for PARENTS, to gauge interest and plan a kickoff for the teens.


Also on May 21st (it's a packed weekend!) Ner Tamid will have a booth at Israelfest from 2:30 to 6:30 at the San Diego Jewish Academy.  Sara Reisman is looking for volunteers to man the booth, so please email Sara at or call the office to volunteer. It's going to be fun!

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. They are also conducting a Food Drive.  Please contribute canned goods, packaged food products or diapers.

Lifecycle events

Birthdays: Alan Peller - 4/30

Yahrzeits: Burt Mazer, father of Dr. Ted Mazer, Harriet Izabella Hicks, grandmother of Sara Blann

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, 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 (Masha bat Nehama Ella), Rina Chaya bat Ilana v' Chaim Meir, Alexander Zanoni, Nancy Linton, Rick Harris, Jack Frank

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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