Posted by Editor: FDBobko
April 21, 2022           

Rabbi Moshe Tome Heyn 
Coastside Jewish Community
Buffy Martin Tarbox
Communications Manager for the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA 
Article by Joe Brennan
Photos by EJ Dieterle
Today we heard from two speakers Rabbi Moshe Tom Heyn, A.K.A. Reb Moshe,  of the Coastside Jewish Community and Buffy Martin Tarbox, named in honor Buffy St Marie, of the Peninsula  Humane Society.
Moshe Tom Heyn is a rabbi, musician, chaplain, surfer and spiritual activist who practices and teaches a synthesis of humanism and mysticism. Born and raised in Baltimore, he received his musical training at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He later earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and his Master’s degree and Rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College.

In the twenty-plus years since his ordination, Rabbi Heyn served congregations, schools and nonprofits in Ohio, Vermont and South Florida. He has been active in rabbinic associations and interfaith councils, has received numerous awards, and is widely-known as a genuine rabbi, chaplain and friend. As a musician, he has performed around the country as a soloist, with his band MAMASH, and as one of Cincinnati’s Three Jewish Tenors.
In July 2019, he returned to the Bay Area (where he previously lived as a young adult) and decided to make his home in Half Moon Bay. In addition to his work as a Hospice Chaplain for VITAS Healthcare, he is proud to serve as the Spiritual Leader of Coastside Jewish Community.
Reb Moshe gave us an idea of what the CJC has been up to for its 30 years on the coast. As a faith based organization it has a regular worship, mainly Shabbat from Friday evening through Saturday, and a calendar of holidays and activities. They do not have a physical home but gather for ceremonies at various locations such as the Seders they have held at the Odd Fellows Lodge. This year’s recent Seder was held in three homes linked by Zoom, a fading sign of the times. To best report on the CJC I have appended their informative news letter I received on Friday, see below at the end of the Club Meeting notes section.
Buffy Martin Tarbox serves as the Communications Manager for the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA.  Prior to joining the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA in 2017, Buffy worked as a political consultant managing more than 60 political and advocacy campaigns throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  She earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Nevada. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and their cat.
Buffy provided every member with the informative annual copy of PawPrint their quarterly newsletter distributed by and throughout the County. Her talk entitled About Peninsula Humane Society was a well delivered Power Point presentation on the history of the Society plus the programs and services it delivers to San Mateo County residents be they two or four legged, feathered of scaled! PHS & SPCA has three physical locations to deliver on their mission:
    The Coyote Point Shelter, a partnership with and partially funded by S.M. Co.
    Services provided; Lost/Found, Animal Intake, Spay/Neuter, Animal Control 
    Located at 12 Airport Boulevard, SAnMateo, CAlifornia 94401
    The Tom & Annette Lantos Center for Compassion
    Services provided: Adoptions, Education, Wildlife and Administration 
    Located at 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame, California 94010
    Pick of the Litter Thrift Store offering treasures for you and your pet(s).
    Located at 1127 Chula Vista Ave. Burlingame; 
    Hours Mon-Sat 11:30am - 5:30PM and Sunday 12 - 4PM
Two wonderful offerings of the PHS I learned about from Buffy’s talk are their Pet Assisted Therapy and Paws for Tales Programs. 
In the Pet Assisted Therapy Program volunteers with their specially trained pet therapists visit healthcare facilities, schools, libraries, drug rehab and correctional facilities. These visits help alleviate anxiety, depression and lonliness…and are fun for all!
In the Paws for Tales Program young children with anxiety read aloud to animals, who may not understand what’s being read to them but the children become less anxious and more confident as they read aloud to a non-judgemental audience!
They never put down an animal, animals don’t “timeout” at PHS. 
They do accept donation of pet paraphernalia such as dog dishes, toys and blankets. They cannot accept beds or quilted blankets as pets can scratch them open and ingest the stuffing. Nor can they accept any opened food containers and the law forbids them accepting any medications. They accept automobile donations @ 650-340-7022x348
They are supported largely by donations from friends and pet owners just like you.
Their main contact number is 650-340-7022 and online at PHS-SPCA.ORG

Club Meeting - April 21, 2022


Pledge of Allegiance  - 

Inspirational Thought - 

Guests - 


Announcements - 

Coastside gives is fast approaching and heart felt appeals were made for members to reach out to friends, family and strangers and ask them to donate to our Club’s campaign. Our goal is $12,000 which represents many small donations in response to the many asks each one of you make. Liz previously sent out details and a script for your solicitations, please make teh asks for us and our good causes.


Relay for Life is a one day event at Terra Nova High School in Pacifica on July 16th
Please join our team and support us on there Fundraising dates:
June 9th fundraiser  at Lawyers Title  5:30 to 7:30.
Luminaries June 25th  12 to 3 at my house. 2180 st Andrew's Rd. 
To join the team visit: 
At Tuesday’s Board Meeting we:
- voted to establish our our Club Zoom account watch for the new contact information.
    Big thanks to Mary who has hosted us on her account and shepherded us along!
- Determined to have an Alumni Luncheon on June 2nd for our 50th Anniversary year.
- Discussed how to handle delinquent dues, if this effects you please talk to us so we can work it out
- Youth Protection training for every Rotarian in contact with youth must be updated. You will receive an email invitation to take the on line course and test, then we will arrange for the fingerprinting to be done.
Pres. Joe's Weekly 'States of the Union' Quiz - IDAHO

We visited “The Gem State” of Idaho for which I will just share this one anecdote:

Today’s visit to a State was to Idaho where there was a tempest in a tea pot about the motto on thier license plates: FAMOUS POTATOES. Seems Idaho was sued by an individual who claimed bias to Potato Farmers (Idaho produces 1/3 of the nations potatoes). A radio station waded into the fray and created a license ring which covered the offending motto with recognition of something much more prevalent in Idaho than potatoes. It converted the license plates to read: FAMOUS POTHOLES!  :)

Marble Game cryingsurprisewink 


NOTE FROM PRESIDENT JOE: To best report on the CJC, I have appended a section of their informative news below that I received on Friday:

Click HERE to join us at 5pm for our Kabbalat Shabbat Service with CBI in Colleyville, TX
Our Introduction to Coastside Mussar series begins this Tuesday (4/26) when we welcome a new cohort of beginning students. If you would like to know more without having to make a commitment, you can see our ad on the global platform,,watch this one-minute video, or RSVP here.
Today is the 6th day of the Omer. Tonight we count the 7th day. Here is a nice meditation by Rabbi Yael Levy.
Upcoming Events of interest for CJC members & friends:
TONIGHT Fri, April 22 at 5pm - Kabbalat Shabbat "Shul-hopping adventure"with our friends at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, TX. Here is the members-only Zoom link:
(If a password is required, it's 180613.)
Sun, April 24 at 9:30am - Family Circle meets. Families with young children are welcome to join us. Email Todd for more information.
Tues, April 26 at 7pm - Introduction to the PRINCIPLES of Coastside Mussar, a free one-hour introductory session. Click here to register. 
Fri, April 29 at 6pm - Family Shabbat in Pacifica. To RSVP, email Sharon.