Welcome to
Congregation Beth Ami
of Santa Rosa
California.

Events at a glance

Dec 5 (Mon) Jewish Pathways to Health, Longevity and Vitality -Wine

Dec 6 (Tues) 11:00 a.m. Parsha of the week class with Rabbi Miller

Dec 7 (Wed) 10 a.m. Social Action at the Redwood Food Bank

Dec 7 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

Dec 8 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening class with Rabbi Miller

Dec 12 (Mon) Jewish Pathways to Health, Longevity and Vitality -Food

Dec 13 (Tues) 11:00 a.m. Parsha of the week class with Rabbi Miller

Dec 14 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

Dec 15 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening class with Rabbi Miller

Dec 19 (Mon) Jewish Pathways to Health, Longevity and Vitality -Spas

Dec 20 (Tues) 11:00 a.m. Parsha of the week class with Rabbi Miller

Dec 21 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

Dec 22 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening class with Rabbi Miller

Dec 24 (Sat) 6:30 p.m. joint Beth Ami and Shomrei Torah Chanukah party

Dec 27 (Tues) 11:00 a.m. Parsha of the week class with Rabbi Miller

Dec 28 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

Dec 29 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening class with Rabbi Miller

Jan 3 (Tues) 11:00 a.m. Parsha of the week class with Rabbi Miller

Jan 3 (Tues) Jewish Pathways to Health, Longevity and Vitality -Excercixe

Jan 4 (Wed) 10 a.m. Social Action at the Redwood Food Bank

Jan 4 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

Jan 5 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening class with Rabbi Miller

Jan 6 (Fri) 6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat service followed by Shabbat Dinner

 

 

Joint Shomrei Torah and Beth Ami Chanukah Party

6:30 pm on Saturday evening, Dec 24, 2016 in the Beth Ami Social Hall. Members of both Shomrei Torah and Beth Ami will get together for Latkes and a movie. No-charge event. Add your own Chanukiah and candles to those of our shuls. Latkes with sour cream and apple sauce. Many fun salads and other side dishes. Desserts. Wine. Champagne too Begin Chanukah with all your friends and family! RSVP to the Beth Ami office. chanukah-flyer-2016

Shabbat Dinner & Services

On the first Friday of the month evening Shabbat services are from 6:00-6:30 pm followed by dinner at 6:30. After dinner will be a speaker, special program, music, or just time to relax and visit.

Ahuva Simon Sa’ar has kindly volunteered to prepare our Shabbat Dinner so that we can keep the price for adults at $14. Children age 5 and under are free! $14 for member adults, $8 for children ages 6-17 – with a family maximum of $40. Non-members are $18 per adult, $8 for children ages 6-17, and 5 & under free. Please RSVP by noon the Wednesday before the dinner: 707-360-3000 or office@bethamisr.org On the second through fifth Fridays of the month Kabbalat Services begin at 7:30 pm. Always check the calendar for any last minute changes. For more information see the Worship page.

Adult Education classes

Sh’mirat Ha-guf: Jewish Pathways to Health, Longevity and Vitality Coming December 5 to January 3, Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. with additional optional field trips. This course is free but includes a small materials fee. jewish-pathways-to-health-workshops

Midrash Class with Rabbi Mordecai Miller: Wednesday evenings 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Rabbi’s Study)
where 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. Next classes are September 28, then October 26.

Doorway to Davening with Rabbi Miller: Thursday evenings 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. (Rabbi’s Study) Resumes November 17.

Parsha of the week class and discussion with Rabbi Miller meeting Tuesday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Important: If you are interested in attending , please be sure to call Rabbi Miller at 707-889-6905 or email rabbi@bethamisr.org to make sure that the class is being held that evening. There is no charge for these courses.

Notes from Dr. Eric Thompson’s lecture on Elohim are available as a pdf: dr-eric-thompson-elohimlecture-notes

Social Action for the Winter

As the winter sets in, our thoughts go to those in need in our community. We are suggesting ways to do a mitzvah and make for a better the world. (Tikun Olam)
One: Please bring food to the  shul to fill the containers for the JFCS pantry.  They always need boxed milk, peanut butter, sardines, cereal, low sodium and glutton free items and teas and condiments in small sizes.
Two:  We will be distributing bags and purses to those in need of  a little TLC this fall.  There will be baskets in foyer for you to drop off travel sized notions, clean socks for men and women, tooth brushes and tooth paste, hygiene items etc.  So please start collecting and asking friends .  We will distribute bags starting in November.
Three: As always we will be going to the Redwood Empire Food Bank on the first Wed. of the Month.  Next time  is January 4  from 10:00-12:00.
Beth Ami is truly a giving Kehilla, and we want to thank everyone in advance for participating in these worthwhile activities.
Shana Tova,  Social Action Committee.

Ongoing Activities

“Daily Daven” morning and evening with Rabbi Miller in room 12/13
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 6:00pm (Starting February 14)
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, approximately two Wednesdays a month at 7:00 pm, We are on break now, back January 11. See the Israeli Dance blog.

Check out the current newsletter: shofar-newsletter-november-december-2016 for more events and details about the events listed above. Archived issues of the Shofar are also available online.

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.