Welcome to
Congregation Beth Ami
of Santa Rosa

Events at a glance

Jan 17 (Tues) 11:00 a.m. Parsha of the week class with Rabbi Miller

Jan 18 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

Jan 19 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening class with Rabbi Miller

Jan 24 (Tues) 11:00 a.m. Parsha of the week class with Rabbi Miller

Jan 25 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

Jan 25 (Wed) 7:00 p.m. Israeli Dance in the Social Hall

Jan 26 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening class with Rabbi Miller

Jan 27 (Fri)Rockin’ Shabbat with Rabbi Tsvi Bar-David and Manar Azreik

Jan 28 (Sat) — 6:30 p.m. women’s group Rosh Chodesh Shevat Havdallah

Jan 31 (Tues) 11:00 a.m. Parsha of the week class with Rabbi Miller

Feb 1 (Wed) 10 a.m. Social Action at the Redwood Food Bank

Feb 1 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

Feb 3 (Fri) 6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat service followed by Shabbat Dinner

Feb 7 (Tues) 11:00 a.m. Parsha of the week class with Rabbi Miller

Feb 8 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

Feb 9 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening class with Rabbi Miller



Rockin’ Shabbat Dinner, Music, and Services

Rockin Shabbat with Rabbi Tsvi Bar-David and Manar Azreik January 27, 2017
Drumming & Sacred ecstatic prayers
5:30 p.m – Family Kabbalta Shabbat
6:00 p.m. – Community Dinner
7:00 p.m. – Rockin Shabbat

Dinner $8.00 adults, $5.00 youth
RS/NS families free with RSVP by January 25

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. 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

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

During the winter, 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. 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 6:00pm (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: january-february-shofar-newsletter-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.