Sukkot at TBT

Sukkot at TBT

We look forward to celebrating Sukkot with you! See below for TBT’s Schedule of activities for Sukkot   Monday, September 20th at 6:00pmMaariv Service in the Sukkah Please join us for Service in the Sukkah. You are invited to bring your own dinner to enjoy following the service. Click HERE to join the Zoom Meeting ID: 840 3539 9105 Passcode: 207247 Tuesday, September 21st…

The Akeda as Personal Challenge

The Akeda as Personal Challenge

The shofar blows, evoking its multifaceted symbolism of a wake-up call, spontaneous crying, music and a call to arms. We might take a moment to recall the first mention, an allusion really, to the shofar in Judaism.     Immediately we are transported back thousands of years and across the globe to the top of the Temple mount in Jerusalem. There…

BREAK THE TRAP : RETHINK, EXPAND, & MIRROR

BREAK THE TRAP : RETHINK, EXPAND, & MIRROR

#emotional-exhaustion Let me ask you to guess something: How many searches do you think are made on Google on a daily basis? Who thinks 900 Million? Who thinks 2 billion? Who thinks more than 5 billion? The number is about 5.5 billion searches per day. Now let me share with you another amazing fact: On August 16, 2013, Google was…

KI TAVO: RETHINKING AND FORGING OUR PATH TOWARD PERSONAL GROWTH.

KI TAVO: RETHINKING AND FORGING OUR PATH TOWARD PERSONAL GROWTH.

Parashat Ki Tavo is one of the two Tochecha Torah portions. Tochecah means rebuke. But this is not a friendly rebuke, not even a tough criticism. This rebuke is more of a threat. ARUR Ha’Ish, ARUR Ha’Am – cursed be the person, cursed be the people who fall into this or that behavior…Now, the lists of wrongdoings and curses are very explicit…

KI TITZEH:THE DAY TORAH BECAME A HORROR TALE

KI TITZEH:THE DAY TORAH BECAME A HORROR TALE

In 1845 Heinrich Hoffman wrote the famous —Struwwelpeter, or in its English version “Shockheaded Peter”. The book tells several stories, presenting pretty horrifying consequences of children’s misbehavior. It has a very clear methodology and goal, scaring children for the sake of preventing misbehavior. Even when written thousands of years earlier, this week’s Sidrah is Torah’s version of Shockheaded Peter. We…

WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR US TO STOP WHAT WE ARE DOING? : PARASHAT EIKEV #MENTALHEALTHMATTERS

WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR US TO STOP WHAT WE ARE DOING? : PARASHAT EIKEV #MENTALHEALTHMATTERS

What would it take for us to stop what we are doing? Eikev, the name of this Sidra means: since or because, but it also means heel, the part of our bodies that connects us to earth, the component upon which everything else stands. Tonight, originally, I wanted to talk about foundational – core values as a general concept. However…

High Holy Days 2021/ 5782

High Holy Days 2021/ 5782

Each year we aim to make the High Holy Days a time of spiritual transformation, communal connection, and personal reflection. What makes this year’s High Holy Days special is that our individual homes will become extensions of our spiritual home as our clergy and team stream soulful music and inspirational sermons from TBT into the minds, hearts, and souls of…

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update TBT OPERATING PRACTICES REGARDING COVID-19 FOR WORSHIP AND GATHERINGS EFFECTIVE: DURING THE HIGH HOLY DAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30 revised August 29, 2021   General Principles   These policies represent our best attempt to balance safety during the HHDs with the human need for personal interaction and spiritual connectedness to the synagogue, in accordance with scientific data, California regulations…

Selichot

Selichot

Saturday, August 28th Chavaya, Selichot Dinner, Havdalah & Service Join TBT as we prepare for the High Holy Days with Selichot. TBT will be hosting dinner, Havdalah, and a Selichot Service. See below for information about picking up a Rosh Hashanah gft bag! Click HERE to RSVP! Help sponsor the Selichot event! Silver- $100 Gold- $180 Platinum- $360 To become a sponsor, click HERE