TAJ E-NEWS 2018 11-18-18

TAJ E News


Thanksgiving to all our family and friends of TAJ!

Let us remember the true Hebraic Roots

of this American holiday.

The Puritans were greatly influenced by the

Jewish people and celebrated

the feasts, especially Sukkoth.

They were unable to celebrate sukkot due to their

transatlantic voyage to the New World.

After they landed and got situated,

they made a festive meal or a belated Sukkot to the Lord.

We have a lot to be thankful for.


As we all know, a whole town was wiped out

in Northern California....Paradise.

You may not know this, but there was

a Messianic Congregation there.

Alanna, a forever friend of TAJ, has asked me to

send this request out.

Alanna's best friend....her sister and brother in law and their 

four kids just lost their home to the fires in Paradise.

They are hoping to relocate to S. California.

They are trying to find someone who might take them in

as they get back on their feet.  

The kids are 6,8 ,10 and 12.

Any thoughts???


KRAV MAGA (Israeli Self-Defense)  WEEKEND

Our E-Team is bringing back Ron Finstuen and his wife, Yiska

on the December 1st weekend.

 Our tentative schedule is:

Shabbat (12-1)

1pm-3pm  Adonai's Defense for Women Krav Maga

Women, a close, trusted man may participate with you:  husband, father, brother, fiance, trusted longtime friend, etc.  He will help you learn and he will learn as well. His fee is the same as yours. 

3:30-5:30  Sword of the Spirit

The first hour Ron will demonstrate Biblical sword techniques as a way to teach spiritual warfare.

The second hour, we will have a choice of classes:

1.  Ron will teach Practical weapons defense, showing

how to use everyday items, like phones and keys, in self defense.

2. His wife, Yiska will teach "swords and Flags".

She will take the training from the first hour

and teach a choreographed dance using swords and flags.

6:30-8:30 Shomer (special training for E Team only) 

 Sunday  (12-2)  

3pm-4pm  Senior Citizens Self Defense 

4:30-6:30  knife and gun follow up (for students who took class last time) 

7:30-8:30  Krav Maga Retsev

 Great for beginners. Basic, fundamental escape techniques. It will be in the second half of the women's class.  Anyone not in that class is welcome to join this one. 

Monday (12-3)  

 1pm -5pm follow up classes

 6pm-9pm basic gun and knife defense (for first time students)


Tuesday (12-4)  

1pm-5pm follow up classes

Cost:  15 dollars an hour.

Also, we will have Ron and Yiska talk on Shabbat morning.

Since space is limited, please pre-register

Make sure you sign up with Kevin Brown .

His email is [email protected]


Thank you to Kevin Brown and Brian Brough (our coordinators)

and the E-team.


 Reg Deuning

Doris Garcia

Ingrid Rengifo

Jana Baxter

Diana Qrong

Karen Farley

Chris Oropeza


Greg Davis

John Lamb

Rick Coe

Nader Fakhravar

We all know that HaShem has His protective hand over us.

In these difficult times, He wants us 

to rely on Him but also partner with Him

as we protect our congregation.

We thank Sal, our security guard, for his

good advice to enhance safety.

Wednesday, November 21 2018

 NO Bible Study this Wednesday 7:30 pm

   HaYesod tonight with Margarita

Music and Dance Rehearsal 


Shabbat, November 24th Vayishlach

9 am tefillah (morning prayers)

10 am Services

noon:  special ONEG

1:30 pm Rabbi's Corner


Happy 75th Birthday

to Ernie Guevara!!


Happy Birthday

to Nathaniel Davis!


Happy 91st Birthday to my 

dear mother, Marilyn Sylvester


 Thank you Lord

for your healing powers

over our dear sister, Marianne Wegener!

We also thank you for Margarita Deuning 

who did a great job filling into the very large shoes of Marianne.


Rabbi Corey and his forever bride, Hilary