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Congregation Beth Ami
of Santa Rosa

Events at a glance

April 23 (Sun) 3:30 p.m. “Listening” Compassionate Conversations with Rabbi Miller and Social Action

April 25 (Tues) 11:00 a.m. Parsha of the week class with Rabbi Miller

April 26 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

April 27 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening with Rabbi Miller

April 30 (Sun) 2:00 p.m. community event for Yom Ha’Shoah in the Friedman Center

May 2 (Tues) 11:00 a.m. Parsha of the week class with Rabbi Miller

May 3 (Wed) 10:00 a.m. Social Action at the Redwood Empire Food Bank

May 3 (Wed) 7:00 p.m. Israeli dance in the social hall

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

May 5 (Fri) 6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat service followed by Shabbat dinner and speaker Michael Vosler

May 7 (Sun) afternoon Noa Levy and Achi Ben Shalom concert

May 11 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening with Rabbi Miller

May 19 (Fri) Rockin’ Shabbat with Mia Cohen

May 30 (Tues) 8:00-11:30 p.m. Tikkun Leil Shavuot





Israel Tribute Variety Show

Sunday May 7: 1:00 p.m. Remembrance Service for defenders of israel; 2:00 p.m. Special performance for children by Noa Levy and Achi Ben Shalom; 2:30 Refreshments and israeli dance; 3:00 p.m. Variety show featuring Israeli artists Noa Levy and Achi Ben Shalom. The concerts are free, due to the generosity of our sponsors. Poster

Compassionate Conversations

Rabbi Mordecai Miller and the Social Action Committee are organizing a series of conversations in small groups, held in an attitude of openness and humility. Please read Rabbi Miller’s blog post to find out more about this series.
April 23, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.  “Listening”
May 28, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.  “Transformation”
June 11, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Rockin’ Shabbat with Mia Cohen!

May 19th: Mia Cohen is serving the B’nai Israel Jewish Center as the Rabbinic Associate. Mia has led numerous retreats, kids & family programs, Shabbat & Holiday services, and interfaith events and her beautiful singing makes for a lovely Shabbat experience. 5:30 p.m – Family Kabbalat Shabbat, 6:00 p.m. – Community Dinner, 7:00 p.m. – Rockin Shabbat service. Dinner $8.00 adults, $5.00 youth Religious school and Nursery school families free with RSVP by May 15.

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. The next dinner is May 5, featuring Michael Vosler speaking on what Jews should know about Christianity.

Ahuva Simon Sa’ar has kindly volunteered to prepare our Shabbat Dinner so that we can keep the price for adults at $16. Children age 5 and under are free! $16 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. To make sure everyone can enjoy a full dinner, we must have your reservation by noon on the Wednesday before the dinner. If you do not have a reservation we may not be able to serve you: 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 with Rabbi Miller

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. Bi-weekly schedule: March 29th is the next class; because of Pesach the following class is April 19th and then every two weeks.

Doorway to Davening with Rabbi Miller: Thursday evenings 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. (Rabbi’s Study). Next Doorways to Davening Class held Thursday April 13th and then every two weeks (April 27th), biweekly schedule to follow.

Parsha of the week class and discussion with Rabbi Miller meeting Tuesday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Class will be cancelled on those Tuesdays which are actual Yom Tovim. i.e. April 11th and 18th.

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

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.
As always we will be going to the Redwood Empire Food Bank on the first Wed. of the Month.  Next time  is April 5  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. Please see our blog at left for other Social Action activity.

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 6:00 pm (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 dances are April 19 and May 3 in the social hall. See the Israeli Dance blog.

Check out the current newsletter: Shofar March April 2017 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.