Welcome to
Congregation Beth Ami
of Santa Rosa
California.

Events at a glance

Aug 24 (Wed) 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Israeli dancing in the social hall

Aug 24 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

Aug 30 (Tues) 11 a.m. Parsha of the Week class and discussion

Aug 31 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

Sept 2 (Fri) 6 p.m. Service; 6:30 p.m. Shabbat dinner

Sept 6 (Tues) 11 a.m. Parsha of the Week class and discussion

Sept 7 (Wed) 10 a.m. Social Action at the Redwood Empire Food Bank

Sept 7 (Wed) 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Israeli dancing in the social hall

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

Sept 8 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening with Rabbi Miller

Sept 13 (Tues) First day of Religious School for grades 5-8

Sept 13 (Tues) 11 a.m. Parsha of the Week class and discussion

Sept 14 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash Study with Rabbi Miller

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

Sept 16 (Tues) Religious School for all grades

Sept 18 (Sun) 2:00 p.m. ERASED: Babi Yar, the SS and Me

Sept 20 (Tues) 11 a.m. Parsha of the Week class and discussion

Sept 21 (Wed) 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Israeli dancing in the social hall

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

Sept 22 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening with Rabbi Miller

Sept 24 (Sat) Slichot services

Sept 29 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening with Rabbi Miller

 

 

ERASED: Babi Yar, the SS and Me

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Ami
On two days in 1941, Nazi Death Squads murdered 33,771 Jews at the Babi Yar ravine in Kiev, Ukraine. Erased: Babi Yar, the SS and Me is a dramatic memoir with song that commemorates the tragic events at Babi Yar, and explores the author’s personal and communal response to the Holocaust. See Flyer
Sponsored by:
The Alliance for the Study of theHolocaust and Genocide
Sonoma State Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
Congregation Beth Ami
Admission: Free of Charge
We welcome donations to benefit The Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide in Loving Memory of our dear friends, Sylvia Sucher, Lillian Judd and Betty Kale. Suggested Donation: $9-$18.00 or more.
Please call 707-360-3000 or email office@BethAmiSR.org with the number of seats you need.

Shabbat Dinner & Services

NEW SCHEDULE: On the first Friday of the month evening Shabbat services are from 6:00-6:30 pm followed by dinner from 6:30-7:30. After dinner will be a speaker, special program, music, or just time to relax and visit. Ahuva Simon Sa’ar, Nancy Tisman, the Kitchen Committee, and friends have 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. Please RSVP by noon the Wednesday before the dinner: 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.

Doorway to Davening with Rabbi Miller: Thursday evenings 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. (Rabbi’s Study)
Starts September 8, 15, 22, 29. Part One: Exploring the Machzor (High Holy Day prayer book)

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.

Social Action Monthly at the Food Bank

The Social Action Committee organizes volunteers to help at the the Redwood Empire Food Bank on the first Wednesdays of the month. We will be going on Wed. Sept. 7 from 10:00 -12:00. We would love to have you join us. It is a mitzvah to volunteer at the food bank and also a time to get together with friends and get to know people better. Call the office if you are interested.
Thank you to everyone in our community for supporting the JFCS food pantry. There is always need for gluten free products: pasta, cereal, crackers.

Ongoing Activities

“Daily Daven” morning and evening with Rabbi Miller in room 12/13
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 6:00pm (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, Next dancing is August 10 and 24, September 7 and 21. See the Israeli Dance blog.

Check out the current newsletter: Shofar newsletter summer 2016 for more events and details about the events listed above. Archived issues of the Shofar are also available online.

Job Opening

We are seeking a Director of youth Education. We are seeking a warm, energetic, innovative Director to join our synagogue leadership with an eye toward continued growth. Our ideal Director will develop and administer inspiring programs that instill a true love of Jewish learning, values, and tradition in the youth of our congregation. We are eager to welcome a Director of Youth Education whom we hope will also be an active member of our Beth Ami community. Compensation is generous. Click for job description: Director Youth Education

Applicants are invited to send a current resume and references by August 12th to Beth Ami’s Executive Director, Leah Frost, at bethamisantarosa@gmail.com. Include a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications.

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.