Jan 9-11 Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Gary Kenzer, Executive Director, Honest Reporting FREE
Enjoy a weekend of learning and doing with HonestReporting’s USA Executive Director Gary Kenzer. Informational pdf: Honest Reporting weekend
Beth Ami and You: Hebrew for young children and families
It’s all in the Hebrew… Come learn everyday words and phrases with us in modern-day Hebrew. Our Sunday Beth Ami and You learning series is for families with children ages 2 to 6.
January 11th – Hebrew for your family and friends. Come learn the common words for all your family members including your pets. We’ll learn names of others like our neighbors and friends. And a few salutations along the way, too. Lauren will tell a story about what makes a family a family. The art craft will bring many months of fun learning and make believe play for the whole family. SUNDAYS 10:00am-12:00pm (Playground Opens at 9:30am) Congregation Beth Ami
Cost: $8 per child, $6 for Beth Ami Members All families welcomed–affiliated, Jewish or not. Light Snack included. Ask about family discounts. No one turned away for lack of funds or affiliation.
L’hitraot (See you then) Beth Ami& You Hebrew programs
Adult Education classes with Rabbi Mordecai Miller
Midrash Class: Wednesday evenings 7:00 – 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: 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.
Important: If you are interested in attending , please be sure to call Rabbi Miller (314) 308-3672 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 next date is a special extra December opportunity:
In January the Shabbat dinner will be January 9 instead of the usual first Friday. The community gets together at Beth Ami on the first Friday of each month (usually) for a delicious Shabbat dinner with catered kosher food and challah baked with love (and cardamon) by Irwin Margolese. Dinner at 6:00pm and Services with Rabbi Miller follow at 7:30 pm. $18 for member adults, $10 for children ages 6-17, and 5 & under are free – with a family maximum of $46. Non-members are $22 per adult, $10 for children ages 6-17, and 5 & under free. Make your reservation by calling the office at 360-3000.
A thank-you to our members: latkes by the board
December 21, 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. is our now-traditional Chanukah potluck with latkes peeled, grated, mixed and fried by the Beth Ami board. Click for information: Latkes by the board
Trip to South Africa
“Litvaks and Lions” Rabbi Miller and Dr. Diane Ashton are offering a unique custom-designed two-week tour to South Africa this coming June, 2015. The trip will provide an opportunity to explore, understand and discuss some of the contributions Jews have made to South African life in over a century, spend time in Cape Town seeing the natural beauty and culture, and go on safari in Kruger National Park as well as a gorgeous private reserve on the Kariega River. If you’re intrigued with the possibility of exploring this remarkable part of the world, please consider attending an informational meeting Thursday evening, November 13th, 7:00 p.m. in Beth Ami’s Multi-purpose Room (back of the Social Hall). Feel free to contact Rabbi at: firstname.lastname@example.org or to contact Diane at: email@example.com For a detailed itinerary please click on Litvaks and Lions itinerary and prices.
We are thrilled to announce that the book selected for Jewish LearningWorks’ One Bay One Book program for 2014-2015 is The Betrayers, the new novel by Latvian-born writer and filmmaker David Bezmozgis. Bezmozgis is the author of the award-winning collection Natasha and Other Stories and the novel The Free World.
“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 thru Thursday at 6:30pm
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 6:30 pm, December 3 and 17, January 7 and 21, February 4 and 18
Bingo: (formerly the game at Ursuline High School)
Sunday nights 6:45 pm Benefiting Congregation Beth Ami
Check out the current November December Shofar 2014 for more events and details about the events listed above.
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.
For more information about events and activities at our synagogue, please contact our office at (707) 360-3000.