Sunday, October 2 at 2 PM

Nature as Torah; Spiritual Structure in Native American Culture

Where: Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa

The program will also be available on Zoom.

A discussion and light refreshments will follow.


Professor Ben Benson is of mixed heritage, Jewish and American Indian. This has given him unique access to Native cultures in both North and South America. While serving as coordinator of Native American Studies at Santa Rosa Junior College, Professor Benson assembled a 3500-piece collection of Native Art for the Jesse Peter Museum, where he still serves as Director Emeritus. He regards being tutored by Native elders in Sonoma County as one of his most profound experiences. His multi-media presentation, at Congregation Beth Ami, will share the core features of the ancient Native American heritage of the North Bay region, which have fascinating similarities to our Jewish tradition.

Please RSVP to or call (707) 360-3000 for more information. The Zoom link will be sent to those requesting.
To protect all attending, we are asking that masks be worn indoors.
Sponsored by the Congregation Beth Ami Committee on Racism & Social Justice