Welcome to
Congregation Beth Ami
of Santa Rosa

Events at a glance

July 19 (Tues) 11 a.m. Parsha of the Week class and discussion

July 20 (Wed) 7:00 p.m. Special meeting with Rabbi Miller

July 26 (Tues) 11 a.m. Parsha of the Week class and discussion

July 27 (Wed) 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Israeli dancing in the Friedman Center

July 27 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

Aug 2 (Tues) 11 a.m. Parsha of the Week class and discussion

Aug 3 (Wed) 10 a.m. Social Action at the Redwood Empire Food Bank

Aug 3 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

Aug 4 (Thurs) 7 p.m. Rosh Chodesh Av Songfest in the Courtyard

Aug 5 (Fri) 6 p.m. Services; 6:35 p.m. Barbecue dinner

Aug 9 (Tues) 11 a.m. Parsha of the Week class and discussion

Aug 10 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller


Shabbat Dinner & Services

NEW SCHEDULE: On the first Friday of the month evening Shabbat services are from 6:00-6:30 pm followed by dinner from 6:30-7:30. After dinner will be a speaker, special program, music, or just time to relax and visit. Ahuva Simon Sa’ar, Nancy Tisman, the Kitchen Committee, and friends have 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. The next dinner, on August 5, will be a barbecue.

Adult Education classes

Discover the Culinary Secrets Hidden within the Psalms Come join us! No previous experience needed! Bring your curiosity, your spirituality and your taste buds!! Congregation Beth Ami Adult Education proudly presents Sarah Miller’s exciting new series! “The Taste of the Temple” An exploration of the Daily Psalms through the Culinary Arts

Our Social Hall will explode with food, fun and friends Sundays 10:00am- 12:00pm. The workbook includes recipes and Psalms. The friends and memories will last a life time. The $50.00 fee covers food and workbook.

Put June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14 on you calendar Register by June 12th. Contact Nancy Tisman 562-882-7735 or ntisman@gmail.com

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.

Introduction to Judaism with Rabbi Miller: Thursday evenings 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. (Rabbi’s Study)
an introduction into the various elements of basic Judaism: Shabbat, Festivals, Dietary Laws, the Prayerbook, Israel. In addition we are viewing the series “Civilization: History and the Jews” narrated by Abba Eban to provide the class with a “bird’s-eye” view of Jewish History. At our last class we listened to various types of Jewish Music, cantorial, modern liturgical and Yiddish folk.

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.

Social Action Monthly at the Food Bank

The Social Action Committee organizes volunteers to help at the the Redwood Empire Food Bank on the first Wednesdays of the month. We will be going on Wed. July 6 from 10:00 -12:00. We would love to have you join us. It is a mitzvah to volunteer at the food bank and also a time to get together with friends and get to know people better. Call the office if you are interested.
Thank you to everyone in our community for supporting the JFCS food pantry. There is always need for gluten free products: pasta, cereal, crackers.

Ongoing Activities

“Daily Daven” morning and evening with Rabbi Miller in room 12/13
–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, Next dancing is July 13 and 27. See the Israeli Dance blog.

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

Job Opening

We are seeking a Director of youth Education. We are seeking a warm, energetic, innovative Director to join our synagogue leadership with an eye toward continued growth. Our ideal Director will develop and administer inspiring programs that instill a true love of Jewish learning, values, and tradition in the youth of our congregation. We are eager to welcome a Director of Youth Education whom we hope will also be an active member of our Beth Ami community. Compensation is generous. Click for job description: Director Youth Education

Applicants are invited to send a current resume and references by August 12th to Beth Ami’s Executive Director, Leah Frost, at bethamisantarosa@gmail.com. Include a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications.

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.