Welcome to
Congregation Beth Ami
of Santa Rosa

Events at a glance

July 23 (Sun) various times “HaLayla HaGadol-style” Food Adventure fundraiser

July 24 (Mon) 6:40 p.m. carpool Rosh Chodesh Women go to Hannah Caratti’s Yoga Studio

July 26 (Wed) 7:00 p.m. Israeli dance in the social hall

July 31 (Mon) 8:15 p.m. Tisha B’Av service

Aug 1 (Tues) 7:00 a.m. Tisha B’Av morning service

Aug 2 (Wed) 10 a.m. to noon Social Action at the Redwood Food Bank

Aug 4 (Fri) 6:00 p.m. Shabbat dinner with grilled chicken

August 25 (Fri) Nursery School and Religious School Open House


Summer Sunday food fest fundraiser on July 23rd

Six families will open their homes, each offering a sumptuous meal for your pleasure at various times during the day and evening. Spend some festive hours with congregants and friends. Excellent food and drink, great company and stimulating conversation are yours! See what’s in store by opening this pdf Summer Sunday HaLayla HaGadol 2017, then RSVP by July 15.

Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av, the 9th of Av, is a solemn service, the evening service by candlelight, to commemorate the destruction of the Temple and other tragic occasions in Jewish history. The Book of Lamentations is chanted in a mournful melody. The evening service is at 8:15 p.m. on July 31. A morning service is at 7:00 a.m. on August 1. Rabbi Miller has acquired new booklets from a special donor source and is eager to share them with you.

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 August 4. It will feature grilled chicken.

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. Classes will be on hiatus during July and August.

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 29. Classes will be on hiatus during July and August.

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. Classes will be on hiatus during July and August.

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 July-August 2017 for more events and details about the events listed above. Archived issues of the Shofar are also available online.

 Job Openings

Beth Ami has openings for an USY Assistant (High School Youth group) and an opening for a Hebrew Teacher on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 3:30 – 6:00 PM. Please see the job descriptions and for more information, Contact Judy Kupfer, Director of Youth Education atCongregation Beth Ami, Santa Rosa rs@bethamisr.org *  707-360-3000  Job Description USY assistant Job Decription Religious School Teacher


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.