For our May 3rd Shabbat dinner the Social Action Committee is bringing us a speaker: Gary Saperstein, Development Director for Face to Face. The mission of Face to Face is to end HIV in Sonoma County while supporting the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS. They offer comprehensive support services to people living with HIV disease in Sonoma County. All services are provided free of charge.

Join us for Kabbalat services at 6 pm live and on Zoom followed by a scrumptious milchik dinner prepared by David Kahn, with help from many volunteers.

Please make your reservation by the preceding Wednesday at noon. $18 for members age 12 and up. $24 for age 12 and up non-members. $9 for Under 12. Some scholarships available. Call 707-360-3000 or email

Gary Saperstein:

A Sonoma local for the past twenty years having moved from New York, Gary has truly found his home in the heart of Wine Country. Surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards Gary believes that he lives in one of the most beautiful and special places in our country. Gary has worked in hospitality for his entire career; in the restaurant business both in New York and in Wine Country. From working at the world class Auberge Du Soleil to the renowned, “the girl & the fig” Gary has created relationships with many local winemakers, restaurateurs and hoteliers over the years. Gary has been on the board of the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau and was appointed to be on the Board of the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau. Along with a business partner Gary is the Co-Founder of Out In The Vineyard, an LGBTQ Tour and Event company based here in Sonoma. Gay Wine Weekend has made many LGBTQ lists of “must attend” events around the world. For the past 5 years Gary has worked as the Development Director at Face to Face, the Sonoma County based non-profit whose work has been rooted in HIV since 1983. Today the organization is one part fierce compassion and one part practical care. He looks forward to working with many industry insiders to bring incredible Wine Country experiences to his “Out In The Vineyard” guests while raising funds for Non-Profits such as Face to Face.