Pride Parade in Santa Rosa
Join Beth Ami at the Pride Parade in Santa Rosa by meeting at Cancer Survivors’ Park at 10 to 11 a.m. June 2 for a Shabbat service led by Rabbi Miller before marching in the parade. There will also be services in the Beth Ami sanctuary starting at 9:30 a.m., led by Lee Feinstein.
The New Anti Semitism
Series of talks by Jewish organizations Responding to the New Anti-Semitism Sundays at 2:00 pm presented by the Israel Affairs committee. Learn what you can do to help those organizations on the front line, our first responders, putting out the fires of intolerance and hatred. Join Congregation Beth Ami to welcome speakers sharing with us their contributions to fighting the New anti-Semitism.
May 27: Meet Thor Gold of CAMERA Countering Media Bias, anti-Semitism in textbooks, and campus anti-Semitism
Shabbat Dinner & Services
Social Action has committed to providing dinner once a month for the residents. We will cook and serve our next dinner on June 13th. We hope you will consider being involved in this important effort. We have a list available of additional items needed to support this worthy cause. Pleases consider bringing items to the Beth Ami office or volunteering your time to cook or serve. Tikkun Olam!
Three day residency with author, scholar and activist Yiscah Smith
Three lectures by Yiscah Smith, a Jerusalem-based Jewish educator, spiritual activist and author. As someone who transitioned from a Chabad man to an observant woman, she is in constant dialogue with the question of authentic living and its spiritual dimension. Yiscah teaches at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and at the Conservative Yeshiva, both in Jerusalem. Sponsored by Congregation Ner Shalom, Congregation Beth Ami, and B’nai Israel Jewish Center. Please see Yiscah Smith residency for more information.
June 13, Wed. 7 p.m.— Congregation Ner Shalom
June 14 Thurs. 7 p.m.— Congregation Beth Ami
June 15, Fri. 1:30 p.m.— Bnei Israel Jewish Center
Adult Education classes
Midrash Class with Rabbi Mordecai Miller: Wednesday evenings 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Rabbi’s Study)
We examine the original text of the Midrash Rabba (the Great Midrash) on Genesis as well as an 18th Century commentary called “Eitz Yoseph”. These provide original insights into the Biblical text. Discussion is encouraged. Bi-weekly schedule. The next classes are February 14 and 21, and March 14.
Parsha of the week class and discussion with Rabbi Miller meeting Wednesday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Class will be cancelled on those Wednesdays which are actual Yom Tovim.
There is no charge for Rabbi Miller’s classes. Important: If you are interested in attending , please be sure to call Rabbi Miller at 707-889-6905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure that the class is being held that evening. Classes are not held on Yom Tovim.
“Daily Daven” morning and evening with Rabbi Miller in the chapel
Mornings–Monday thru Friday at 7:00 am
Sundays and national holidays at 8:30am, a light breakfast follows on 1st and 3rd Sundays
Evenings–Sunday through Thursday at 7:00 pm (check schedule for passover during the holiday)
If you need to say Kaddish or memorialize a special event, contact the office at 360-3000 one week in advance, and we will do our best to secure a minyan. The Torah is read Monday and Thursday, if there is a minyan.
Israeli Folk Dancing has moved to the Person Senior Center at Finley Rec Center. See the Israeli Dance blog.
Congregation Beth Ami is located in Northern California,in the heart of Wine Country in Sonoma County, about one hour north of San Francisco, and about one hour west of Napa.