Welcome to
Congregation Beth Ami
of Santa Rosa

Events at a glance

June 15 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening with Rabbi Miller

June 18 (Sun) 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Yoga and Hebrew Chanting with Hannah Caratti

June 20 (Tues) 11:00 p.m. Parsha of the Week with Rabbi Miller

June 21 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

June 27 (Tues) 11:00 p.m. Parsha of the Week with Rabbi Miller

June 28 (Wed) 7:00 p.m. Israeli dance in the social hall

June 28 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

June 29 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening with Rabbi Miller

July 5 (Wed) 10:00 a.m. Social Action at the Redwood Empire Food Bank

July 7 (Fri) 6:00 p.m. service followed by Shabbat Dinner with Paul Gullixson


 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 July 7, and we are excited to tell you that Paul Gullixson, editorial page editor of the Press-Democrat will be our guest speaker that evening. He will be speaking about the process of gathering news and the issues of “fake” news.

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

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 June 15 and then every two weeks (June 29), 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.

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.

 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 dates are June 14th and 28th in the social hall. See the Israeli Dance blog.

Check out the current newsletter: Shofar May-June 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.