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The Peak - Congregational Meeting & Tisha B'Av (+ Jam Under the Stars POSTPONED one week)

The Peak for the week of 
July 28 - August 4, 2017
6 Av - 13 Av , 5777

This Week's Services

Friday, July 28- 6:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service on the Patio


Saturday, July 29 - 9:30 am

Parashat Devarim, followed by Talmud Study


Kiddish Lunch sponsored by Marilyn Steinweg in honor of the memory of her beloved husband, Walter Steinweg z"l


Sunday, July 30-9:15am  Minyan, followed by Congregational Mtg at 10am, followed by Torah Study


Monday, July 31- 7:00pm  Tisha B'Av Service at the Leichtag Commons, 441 Saxony Rd, Encinitas, CA


jam under the stars postponed one week!

Jam Under the Stars Kabbalat Shabbat Service with the Rabbi, Bob, Leo, Jon & Olivia is postponed until August 4th at 6pm!  Please join us then for pizza, beer, and live music outside in Rachel's tent next week.






congregational Meeting & Morah Rivka'S Activities for the Kids, followed by Rabbi's Torah Study
sunday July 30:
9:15am minyan
10am congregational meeting
10am Morah Rivka with Kids*
After Cong' mtg: torah study with the rabbi

*Hebrew Review and Other Fun Activities with Morah Rivkah, concurrent with congregational mtg & torah study, please rsvp to Morah Rivka prior to shabbat by emailing

monday night tisha b'av poetry + blues + Lamentations service outside at the leichtag commons july 31 7pm

Please join Rabbi Caine, David Hardoon, Becky Henning, Leo Jassy, Jon Pearl, and Bob Weinstein for a rare chance to take Ner Tamd ON THE ROAD!  The Leichtag Foundation has invited us to share our Tisha B'Av Service of poetry and creative ritual with the entire San Diego community at the Leichtag Commons at 441 Saxony Rd in Encinitas on MONDAY NIGHT AT 7:00PM.  


Rabbi Caine has put together a creative service including the Book of Lamentations sung by Morah Rivka in both Hebrew and English, folk-blues by the Ner Tamid House Band, and spoken word poetry.  Come support us in experiencing it!


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Ner Tamid is deeply appreciative of a large donation from the Ann and Andrew Spector Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation.


We encourage all members to follow in their example of tsedakah and synagogue-support by establishing funds through the Jewish Community Foundation.


Coming Up


Jam Under the Stars Kabbalat Shabbat:  Friday August 4, 6:00pm.  JOIN US NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT FOR LEO, OLIVIA, BOB, JON, and RAV NADAV Jamming Under the Stars in Rachel's Tent with Blues and Good Vibes, Kids Playing on the Playground, and Adults Enjoying Beer and Pizza, as a Special Musical Kabbalat Shabbat.


Kabbalah and Havdalah at the Rabbi's house - August 12th, 7pm.

Around San Diego




Jewish Community Day at Petco Park is coming up on Sunday, August 20 vs. Washington Nationals at 1:40pm. As part of the event this year, synagogues and Jewish organizations will have the opportunity to staff a Community Table during the pre-game social event in the Park at the Park, based on a minimum ticket commitment. We'd love to get to 20 from Ner Tamid!  The lowest priced tickets are $22, which includes a hot dog and a hat, if we order by July 20, and they go up from there.  Our point person is our member Doug Bergman at




Temple Adat Shalom's Action for Social Justice Committee will be hosting a Lunch, Panel Discussion and Screening of the Movie "Gender Revolution" on August 13, 2017 from 12:30-3 pm. The movie has Katie Couric exploring changing notions of gender.  Ner Tamid members are invited.  Register on the TAS website (click here).




The 11th Annual Women's Weekend will take place October 20th-22nd, 2017.


Shabbat Learning Opportunities


Biweekly Noon Presentations by Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Shabatay featuring popular topics from his legendary, popular course at SDSU on "Exploring the Bible:"


July 8: How Do We Define "The Bible"?

July 22: What Are the Differences Between the Two Creation Stories?

August 5: How Did Abraham Influence Each of the Monotheistic Religions?
August 19: What Family Problems Do We Find in the Book of Genesis?


Biweekly Talmud Study continues on July 29th at Noon!  Study Talmud --no background necessary-- following services on Saturday with David Hardoon, Rabbi Caine and Becky Henning!

Lifecycle events

Birthdays: Shea Polansky, Sara Blann, Gina Caplan, Bailey Ader, Ziva Caine, Victor Polansky, Debra Abel, Mitch Freedman, Roger Mandel, and Ron Marcus.

Yahrzeits: Mendel Adler (father of Daniel); Walter Steinweg (husband of Marilyn); Ben Frank (father of Jack); Bernice Cooperman (mother of Dan); Ethel Sperling (mother of Lorraine Waldman); Joseph Wolf (father of Bill); Lenora Rosenthal (sister of Milly Hock); Michael Pearl (brother of Jonathan); Paul Gourley (father of Chuck); Rose (Mother of Lea Segel); Sylvia Leblang (stepmother of Marty). 

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, Nechama Ita bat Zlata Chaya, Gary Philips, Addison Barrios, Leon Lazarus (Leon ben Soreh Leah), Maureen Kahn, Gloria Goldstein, Arthur Oberman, Christina bat Norma, Len Goldberg, Chaim Zeleg Ha-Levi ben Shayna, Leonard Greenberg, Jarrod ben Maxine, Maryann Klein, Thelma Press, Marsha Alper (Masha bat Nehama Ella), Nancy Linton, Rick Harris, Jack Frank, Charles Clark, Oizer ben Rivka,  Adrian Shaffler, Michael Gottlieb, Jessica bat Jean, Brian ben Alice, Jonah Joseph ben Reuven, Naen Ramos.

We continue to remember: 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, Marty Magaziner

Ner Tamid Synagogue

Rabbi Nadav Caine

Administrative Director Jamie Nadel

Sam S. Bloom Principal Becky Henning



12348 Casa Avenida
Poway, CA 92064


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