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The Peak of the Week: Kabbalah & Havdalah at the Rabbi's House!

The Peak for the week of 
August 11 - 18, 2017
21 Av - 28 Av , 5777

This Week's Services

Friday, Aug 11, 6:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat on the Patio


Saturday, August 12 - 9:30 am

Parashat Eikev, followed by Talmud Study


Sunday, August 13-9:15am  Minyan.






Come to the Rabbi's House (18387 Hampshire Lane) on Saturday Night from 7pm - 9pm for Wine & Cheese, Discussion of a Kabbalistic Text, and Havdalah. 




As Jamie completes her move, the office will only be open at lunch hours, though she is available by email.


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

Kabbalah and Havdalah at the Rabbi's house - August 12th, 7pm-9pm.  Wine, cheese, and elevated discourse.


Interested in our Torah School? Come to "Tot Taste of Torah" program, geared to 4 and 5 year olds. "Tots" will learn Hebrew words, sing songs and interact with a PJ Library story book. 

Followed by Family Service with Rabbi Caine and Cara Freedman

Friday, August 18, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Tot Taste of Torah Program

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Light dinner followed by family friendly services


Please RSVP to

New Students Special 

Free Kindergarten and 1st Grade Tuition!

And free synagogue membership to new Kindergarten and 1st grade families for one year! (you only pay a $180 processing fee)


Free "Catch-Up" Classes in the Summer

Free "catch-up" classes in Hebrew for new students in 2nd to 7th grade who register by August 15th.

Tuition for 2nd to 7th grade, twice a week Hebrew school : $950 per year, plus half priced-synagogue membership the first year of membership


contact for more information about the school

contact for more information on membership

Coming Up

FAMILY Service outside at Ner Tamid with Cara Freedman and Rav Nadav: 6:30pm  August 18th (preceded by Tot Taste of Torah - see above).


Poker and Mahjong Night at Rafi & Shuli's house:  Saturday night, August 26, 6pm.

Congregant looking for DRIVING help

"I am looking for someone to transport my four kids during the school year from Kearny Mesa to Poway for 2-3 days a week. It's in the afternoon at 3:30."  Contact the office.

Around San Diego



Girls Give Back is a unique teen leadership program for girls grades 9-12. Participants have the opportunity to meet local female leaders, learn about issues of gender equity, sharpen leadership skills, run an advocacy blog, and design and implement projects to improve the community. They're now accepting applications for the 2017/2018 school year.  Apply by August 31 to join us this fall! Get started at:


Questions?  Daria Tomsky, Girls Give Back Coordinator (858) 637-3042 |




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 August 11 and 25 at Noon!  Study Talmud --no background necessary-- following services on Saturday with David Hardoon, Rabbi Caine and Becky Henning!

Lifecycle events

Birthdays: Christa Mandel, BZ Henning.

Anniversaries: Jason & Marie Arbeiter, Irv & Diana Shelby.

Yahrzeits: David Weber (Carole Leblang's father), Ruth Leblang (Marty Leblang's mother), Edna Hecht (Merrill Gill's mother), Jeffrey Riemer (son of Charles and Rita), Yosef Harari (husband of Meg, father of Lydia and Dorit).

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, Ziva Gavriella bat Sarah.

We continue to remember: 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, Howard Eichenbaum.

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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