Shabbat is a time to be with family and friends. On the first Friday of the month, join us for Services (6:00 pm) and dinner (6:30 pm) with program to follow; invite your family & friends. You must make reservations by Wednesday the week of the dinner. Resilience. hope recovery flyer
May 3: Sarith Honigstein, Senior Director of Operations, IsraAID (US) Global Humanitarian Assistance, Inc. IsraAID is a leading humanitarian non governmental organization, committed to providing life-saving emergency relief and durable solutions for populations affected by natural disasters, epidemics and post-conflict situations. Since its inception in 2001, IsraAID has become synonymous with a rapid response to humanitarian crises. Its medical teams, search & rescue units, trauma experts, community specialists and other professionals have led international responses in natural disasters and civil strife around the world. After the initial emergency period, IsraAID shifts to long-term programs, all to accompany communities and governments as they strive to build a better tomorrow. As of 2017, IsraAID has responded to crises in 42 countries and has on-going programs in 17 countries. IsraAID was here, working in Sonoma County on October 9. Introduction by Bob Raful.
Sing in Shabbat with Lisa and Scott
Friday May 17 at 5:00 p.m.This evening will delight all ages! Dinner is only $5.00. Bring your friends, everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to the office: (707) 360-3000 At 5:15 p.m., Cowboy Scott Gerber and Lisa Iskin will sing with the kids, and Scott will perform some real cowboy rope tricks! Dinner is at 6:00. After dinner Lisa and Scott Sing in Shabbat!
An exciting project: We at Social Action Committee will have a few opportunities for us to make for a better world. Our Kehilla is known for its generosity. Thanks to everyone in advance for doing what you can ,whether it’s bringing food for the JFCS pantry or volunteering at the food bank.
We will be serving dinner at Palms on Wednesday, March 13th. Let us know if you can help.
We have also have planned to volunteer at The Redwood Empire Food Bank 6 times this year. We will meet at the food bank and pack fruit or veggies from 5:00-7:00 and then go out for a simple meal. The next volunteer evening is Wednesday, February 20. So every month we will be either serving at the Palms or volunteering at the food bank. Please consider joining us or helping prepare food.
Beth Ami has a drop-in book group that is open and free to all CBA members and friends. MY RUSSIAN GRANDMOTHER AND HER AMERICAN VACUUM CLEANER by Israeli writer Meir Shalev, is the next selection for the Adult Ed. Committee sponsored book group. It’s light and humorous and takes place in Israel. We will meet for discussion on WED., MAY 15, 7: 30pm in the CBA multi-purpose room. At the same meeting, a few “regulars” will give mini- book reports on other books that they have been reading lately. As always, all CBA members and friends are welcome.
We are and have been participating in the SF Jewish Community Library Book-in-a-Box Club. We have well-over 100 different books to choose to borrow. A few copies of Shalev’s books will be available in our office. Refreshments. Comments to Linda at 544-4532.
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.
Book of Judges class and discussion with Rabbi Miller meeting Wednesday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Class will be cancelled on those Wednesdays 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 email@example.com to make sure that the class is being held that evening. Classes are not held on Yom Tovim.
Gentle Yoga for Seniors with Alana Joy Eckhart: Sponsored by Friendship Circle & Congregation Beth Ami. 2nd & 4th Friday of each month, 2:30 – 3:30 PM, Sliding Scale Donation $5-$15 per class. Drop-ins and all levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a bottle of water as well as a yoga mat if you have one.
“Daily Daven” morning and evening with Rabbi Miller in the chapel
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 5:00 pm
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.
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.