Welcome to
Congregation Beth Ami
of Santa Rosa

Events at a glance

Oct 16 (Mon) 10 a.m. Office reopens

Oct 17 (Tues) 11 a.m. Parshat HaShavua Torah study with Rabbi Miller

Oct 19 (Thurs) 6:30 p.m. Rosh Chodesh women go to SSU Jewish music series concert

Oct 19 (Thurs) 7:30 p.m. Doorways to Davening class with Rabbi Miller Rm. 12-13

Oct 20 (Fri) Nursery School reopens

Oct 20 (Fri) Religious School reopens

Oct 24 (Tues) 11 a.m. Parshat HaShavua Torah study with Rabbi Miller

Oct 25 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash class with Rabbi Miller

Oct 25 (Wed) 7:00 p.m. Israeli dancing in the Person Center if possible

Oct 27 (Fri) 5:30 p.m. Youth Education Service with Lisa Iskin and community dinner

Oct 28 (Sat) Israeli soldiers speak during and after services

Oct 29 (Sun) 3:30 p.m. Compassionate Conversations Social Action committee guides discussion for all

Oct 31 (Tues) 11 a.m. Parshat HaShavua Torah study with Rabbi Miller

Nov 1 (Wed) 10 a.m. Social Action at Rewood Empire Food Bank

Nov 3 (Fri) 6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat service followed by community Shabbat dinner

Nov 5 (Sun) 12 – 5:00 p.m. Fall Festival of Art has been postponed


We will reopen office Monday; Nursery school Friday

Dear Members and Friends,

It was so good to be together at the Healing Service October 14. Thanks so much to everybody.

The Beth Ami office will open Monday October 16, and the classrooms will be cleaned so the Nursery school and Religious School can open Friday October 20Chaverim will meet this Wednesday at Beth Ami as scheduled.

Youth Education special Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner

Youth Education of Congregation Beth Ami is preparing a special Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner for Friday October 27, to spread the comfort of Shabbat throughout our community. All ages are welcome.
Lisa Iskin and Rabbi Mordecai Miller will lead a musical service of peace and hope at 5:30 p.m. A community Shabbat dinner, prepared by Ahuva Simon Saar and our other talented volunteers, will follow at 6:30 p.m. NO CHARGE for dinner, but do RSVP by Wednesday October 25. 707-360-3000  office@BethAmiSR.org Shabbat community dinner

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 Friday, November 3, 2017 There will be no charge for this dinner, so we can get as many of us together as possible.
Make your reservation by calling or emailing the office by Wednesday, November 1. 707-360-3000 or office@bethamisr.org On the second through fifth Fridays of the month Kabbalat Shabbat Services begin at 7:30 pm.

Social Action

You can still bring food to for the pantry at Jewish Family and Children’s Service.(JFCS). Please consider these items as they are always in demand: canned tuna or chicken, peanut butter, boxed milk, low sodium pasta, and low sugar canned fruit and cereal. The bins and bags are found in the sanctuary lobby. The fires have made our donations even more critical.
We had a very warm conversation on Forgiveness on Sunday. The next dates for Compassionate Conversations are October 29,  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.
The next volunteering at the Redwood Empire food bank is Wednesday, November 1, 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.

 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 rabbi@bethamisr.org to make sure that the class is being held that evening. Classes are not held on Yom Tovim.

Ongoing Activities

“Daily Daven” morning and evening with Rabbi Miller in the chapel
–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.

Check out the current newsletter: Shofar September October 2017 for more events and details about the events listed above. Archived issues of the Shofar are also available online.

 Job Opening

Beth Ami has an opening for an USY Assistant (High School Youth group). Please see the job description 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 

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.