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 we often have a speaker, special program, music, or sometimes just time to relax and visit. Next Shabbat Dinner is Friday, December 1, 2017.
This dinner is free, as we continue to find each other’s company on Shabbat a good way to heal from the fires. But do make your reservation by calling or emailing the office by Wednesday, November 29, 707-360-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions towards the dinners will be accepted with gratitude. On the second through fifth Fridays of the month Kabbalat Shabbat Services begin at 7:30 pm.
Congregation Beth Ami Fall Festival
Sunday, December 3 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. An Afternoon of Fun: Community artists exhibiting and selling their work
Beth Ami Judaica Gift Shop: Get ready for Chanukah! We have menorahs, candles, dreidels, decorations, Judaica, jewelry and more Sweet and Savory Treats, Music and Dancing, Raffle Fall Art Festival 2017
Artists: Booths available. Donations for raffle welcomePlease click here for vendor form: Call for artists and Artisans Contact Michele Baime 707-595-1419.
Family Chanukah: Latkes and Game Night
Sunday, December 17,4:00-7:30 p.m. in theCBA Social Hall Sixth Candle! bring your Chanukah menorah, candles and dreidels. Bring Cards and Board Games: Ping Pong, Twister, Bean Bag Toss, and Dreidel, of course. Also Sorry, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Chess, Bananagram, Sequence, Cards, Cribbage, whatever!
Potluck: Letters A-M desserts (parve or dairy); letters N-Z uncooked veggie salad, fruits, or veggie sticks
Potluck kashrut questions? Here’s a link to guidelines.
Latkes and trimmings cooked by the board!!!! Cost: Free for CBA members, Nursery School and Religious School. Please bring 2 non-perishable food or toiletry donations for the Jewish Family Service Food Bank RSVP to Beth Ami Office by Wednesday Dec. 13, or we won’t have enough latkes! 360-3000. FLYER
The next dates for Compassionate Conversations are November 19, December 17, January 28. All meetings are on Sunday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 in the sanctuary. Everyone is welcome. If you have any questions please contact Lyla Nathan, Ellen Mundell or Rabbi Miller.
Adult Education classes
Midrash Class with Rabbi Mordecai Miller: Wednesday evenings 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Rabbi’s Study)
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.
Doorway to Davening with Rabbi Miller: Thursday evenings 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. (Rabbi’s Study). Next Doorways to Davening Class held Thursday October 19.
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.
There is no charge for Rabbi Miller’s classes. Important: If you are interested in attending , please be sure to call Rabbi Miller at 707-889-6905 or email email@example.com to make sure that the class is being held that evening. Classes are not held on Yom Tovim.
“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 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 has moved to the Person Senior Center at Finley Rec Center. See the Israeli Dance blog.
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.