Welcome to
Congregation Beth Ami
of Santa Rosa

Events at a glance

Sep 19 (Tues) noon Nursery School Apples and Honey Social

Sep 19 (Tues) 11 a.m. Parshat HaShavua Torah study with Rabbi Miller

Sep 20 (Wed) 8:00 p.m. Erev Rosh HaShanah service

Sep 21 (Thurs) 9:00 a.m. Rosh HaShanah service

Sep 21 (Thurs) 10:00 a.m. Children’s Rosh HaShanah service

Sep 21 (Thurs) 4:30 p.m. Tashlich service and picnic

Sep 22 (Fri) 9:00 a.m. Rosh HaShanah second day service

Sep 26 (Tues) 11 a.m. Parshat HaShavua Torah study with Rabbi Miller

Sep 27 (Wed) 7:00 p.m. Israeli dancing in the Person Center

Sep 27 (Wed) 7:30 p.m. Midrash class with Rabbi Miller

Sep 29 (Fri) 4:30 p.m. Pre-Kol Nidre Dinner

Sep 29 (Fri) 5:45 p.m. Kol Nidre Services

Sep 30 (Sat) 9:30 a.m. Yom Kippur Services, 7:45 p.m. Break Fast Dinner

High Holiday Services and Family Activities

We are looking forward to the coming High Holidays, which begin with Erev Rosh HaShanah (and champagne and honey cake) on September 20. It is our tradition to not charge for tickets to our High Holiday services, which are led by Rabbi Mordecai Miller and Cantor Yael Krieger. We would, however, appreciate your contacting the office to have complimentary tickets sent to you, or to arrange to pick them up when you come in. We do need to charge and request RSVPs for our pre-Yom Kippur and Break-fast post-Yom Kippur dinners. We keep those prices as low as possible, and have subsidies available if needed. Donations are, of course, enormously appreciated, and help us to keep doing this. Family High Holiday services on the first day of Rosh HaShanah and on Yom Kippur are from 10 a.m. until noon. Holiday Packets have been mailed to members. That information is also available online:
General High Holiday explanations and information: High Holiday Information Packet 2017
Dates and times of services and family activities: High Holiday Schedule 2017
RSVP and purchase Pre-Fast dinner, Break-the-Fast dinner, Lulav and Etrog: High Holiday Order form 2017
Support our teens, buy challah bags: Challah order form 2017

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. 

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)
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.