Musical celebration with Israeli musicians Noa Levy and Achi Ben Shalom as they sing us through 70+ years of Israeli music. Sunday, April 22, 2018.
10:30 memorial for Israel’s fallen, 11:00 the celebration begins, Israel Faire for children. FREE See 2018 Israel Independence celebration
ISRAEL FAIRE for kids: Grab your Passport! Prepare for adventure! Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Ami Nursery School, Religious School, and Community. Donations greatly appreciated. Israel Faire flyer
Explore Israel: Petting Zoo, visit a Shuk, an Archaeological Dig, Face Painting, Candle making, Salt Painting, Hair Wraps, Israeli snacks and music.
HaLayla HaGadol Fundraiser
Delicious dinners and brunches presented by the amazingly talented members of Beth Ami. Dinners April 28 and May 5, Brunches April 29. HaLayla HaGadol 2018
The New Anti Semitism
Series of talks by Jewish organizations Responding to the New Anti-Semitism Sundays at 2:00 pm presented by the Israel Affairs committee. Learn what you can do to help those organizations on the front line, our first responders, putting out the fires of intolerance and hatred. Join Congregation Beth Ami to welcome speakers sharing with us their contributions to fighting the New anti-Semitism.
March 11: Stand With Us: Supporting the Jewish People Around the World
March 25: JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa seek justice
April 8: ADL: To stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all
May 13: Amcha Initiative: focusing on faculty boycotters of Israel and campus anti-Semitism
May 27: CAMERA Countering Media Bias, anti-Semitism in textbooks, and campus anti-Semitism
new anti semitism flyer
Shabbat Dinner & Services
The next volunteering at the Redwood Empire food bank is Wednesday, April 4, from 10:00-12:00. Please consider doing a mitzvah. So many people in our community are in need of food assistance. Thanks so much. An exciting new project the social action committee is undertaking: The Palms Inn, is a housing program located here in Santa Rosa. This program provides permanent housing with supportive services for chronically homeless individuals. The program was begun in 2016 when the Palms hotel owner converted his hotel into housing for the homeless. Housing 128 residents, the program is administrated by Catholic Charities and funded by HUD, and the Veteran’s Administration.
On January 5th, CBA hosted a Shabbat Dinner and informative program presented by Akash Kalia, owner of the Palms, and his program manager, Thai Hilton. How is CBA involved? Social Action has committed to providing dinner once a month for the residents. We will cook and serve our next dinner on April 25th. We hope you will consider being involved in this important effort. We have a list available of additional items needed to support this worthy cause. Pleases consider bringing items to the Beth Ami office or volunteering your time to cook or serve. Tikkun Olam!
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. The next classes are February 14 and 21, and March 14.
Parsha of the week class and discussion with Rabbi Miller meeting Wednesday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Class will be cancelled on those Wednesdays 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 7:00 pm (check schedule for passover during the holiday)
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.