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Temple Sinai’s Wise Aging Committee presents:

Embracing Reality: Preparing Ourselves to Live with Dementia 

Rabbi Dayle Friedman

Sunday, November 22 from 1:00 to 2:15 PM.

Almost nothing scares Americans more than the prospect of living with dementia, yet most of us will contend with cognitive loss, whether in our loved ones, or in ourselves. This presentation will explore Jewish spiritual wisdom for coping with unwelcome experiences, and use it to cultivate our capacity to reframe–and maybe even befriend–forgetfulness. Pre-registration is required. Please, register in advance for this program:

Frena Bakery

Frena Catering


Let's keep Frena coming to Beth Jacob on Friday mornings! This Bay Area kosher bakery needs our support.

Due to COVID, Frena is only taking pre-orders via their website: 

Orders may be picked up on Fridays from 11:00-11:30 AM right in front of the shul. It's a great opportunity to casually see your shul friends (socially-distanced, of course) and to pick up your favorite babka and other treats. 

Holiday Dinner Drive

Alameda County Community Food Bank


The Holiday Dinner Drive benefiting the Alameda County Community Food Bank has begun! 

During the pandemic, requests for food assistance have increased by 50% in Alameda County. Let's take this opportunity to join the East Bay Jewish Community in responding to this need. The Koret Foundation will be matching all donations up to $25,000.

Participating is easy. Donate at or mail a check made out to ACCFB to Beth Jacob Congregation, 3778 Park Blvd, Oakland 94610. 

Don't forget to let the Food Bank know either online or in the memo of the check that the contribution is from Beth Jacob. We are in a friendly competition with other shuls in the East Bay to see who can raise the most funds and the most funds per member.  Thank you for your kind support of those in need in our greater Oakland community this year.


JFCS East Bay Jewish Community Safety Net


JFCS East Bay is offering emergency financial assistance, navigation services, mental health support, and food assistance (including home-delivered groceries for those who need it) to any East Bay Jew in need. Please be assured that people's confidentiality will be strictly protected.

For more information, contact, call (510) 704-7480 X716, or fill out a form at

Help Feed  Oakland's Homeless

Join the work of Temple Sinai and First Presbyterian Church by donating prepared foods to be delivered to homeless individuals. Donate a large aluminum pan of mac and cheese, spaghetti, or desserts such as cakes, pies, cookies. Drop food off at First Presbyterian Church by 11:00am on Sundays or 9:00am Mondays. For questions or more information, contact

Shalom Bayit

During Shelter-in-Place, many who already vulnerable to domestic violence have become more so. Shalom Bayit is working hard to respond to these members of our community.  

Please consider donating groceries or needed supplies via gift cards.
Gift cards can be mailed to P.O. Box 2883, Berkeley, CA 94702 or sent virtually to Gift cards can also be donated via the sites below.
Visa & Target :

Hebrew Free Loan Coronavirus Impact


Over $5 million is available for interest-free loans to help with financial hardships related to Covid-19. Loans offered to Jewish individuals throughout Northern California and to all employees of Northern California Jewish organizations (regardless of religion).
Loans can assist with needs such as:
·       Rent & mortgage payments
·       Food, insurance, & child care
·       Property taxes
·       Small business expenses
Loan amounts up to $20,000, repayment schedules vary. We can turn loans around in a matter of days, when needed.

Apply now

Questions? Contact Aimee at (415) 546-9902 x110 or

Kosher Food

Please join Beth Jacob in supporting our local Kosher Food businesses:

Afikomen - If you order books through, please designate Afikomen to receive a portion of the proceeds.

Boichik Bagels

Covenant Wines - Use code BETHJACOB for a 15% discount for Beth Jacob members.

Epic Bites Catering - See the Shabbat-to-go menu

Flying Falafel - The Berkeley store is now open for pickup & delivery.

Grand Bakery  - See their Sunday bagel box menu

Oakland Kosher Foods  - Including Shabbat-to-go

​​​​Pazit Dahan  - Shabbat-to-go 



Tue, December 1 2020 15 Kislev 5781