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The Peak - Please join us for Mitzvah Day this Sunday

The Peak
For the week of May 5th- May 11th, 2017
9 Iyar -  15 Iyar, 5777

This Week's Services

Friday, May 5th- 7pm  Kabbalat Shabbat


Saturday, May 6th - 9:30

Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim- Leviticus 16:1 - 20:27  Alex Noorollah's Bar Mitvzah and sponsored Kiddush


Sunday, May 7th-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-

Sunday is Mitzvah Day from 9am - noon. Please join us to help reorganize the kitchen and clean and reorganize our storage areas.  All are welcome, the more the merrier!  Please help us get Ner Tamid looking good for our next Administrative Director.  THANKS!



Plans are shaping up for a goodbye party for Gina on May 21st.  It's a busy day, but the party begins at 11am and continues after school lets out, so that anyone who would like to say goodbye can join us. Please email Gloria Ekelchik or Christa Mandel - or to get in on the planning or ask a question!  See you there!


May IS 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!


Join Rabbi Caine and other rabbis from around San Diego to study and celebrate Leil Shavuot Tikkun, May 30th at 7pm at the San Diego Jewish Academy. This year's topic is 6 Days that Shaped 50 years: Jewish Teachings and Perspectives on the 6 Day War and Its Aftermath.  No cost, no RSVP needed.


Ner Tamid will hold Shavuot Services on May 31st at 9:30am, with Yizkor at about 11am.

Thanks to 

,Arnie and Lanny Ladis who made a donation in the name of Mitchell Freedman to wish him a speedy recovery and renewed good health


Fred and Shirley Sharff for a contribution in honor of Fred's mother, Sophie's yahrzeit


Andrea Brass for donations In memory of her beloved and devoted father, Frank Brass, on his yahrzeit​...always in my heart, and the birthday of Sylvia Brass on May 3rd. In memory of my cherished mother, Sylvia Brass, on her birthday...deeply missed and always with me.


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.


San Diego Jewish Film Festival Screening

Presenting the film The Pulitzer at 100 on Wednesday, May 24th at 7pm at the Lawrence Family JCC.  Tickets are on sale now at

Lifecycle events

Birthdays: Diana Mass-5/6, Anat Greenberg-5/6, Sierra Cohen-5/8, Amy Spilkin-5/8, Matthew Chauvin-5/9, Jeanne Birnkrant-5/9, Jenny Raz-5/11, Andrew Greenberg-5/11

Yahrzeits: Franklin Brass, father of Andrea Brass, Helen Goldberg, mother of Naomi Lender, Jacob Mandel, father of Yasmin Kloeffler, Jacob Schreiber, grandfather of Ruth Licht, Meyer Ben Yitzak Raif, father in law of Sara Raif, Shirley Schlachter, mother of Ted Schlachter, Sophie Sharff, mother of Fred Sharff

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, 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 

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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