Posts By: beth-ami

Lot’s Wife as a case of Universal Justice

“Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice.” —Proverbs 24:17 The book of Genesis describes the wickedness of five cities, Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboim, and Zoar. Despite Abraham’s pleading and God’s willingness to spare the cities if at least two righteous people are found in each one,… Read more »

Racism and Social Justice

The committee on Racism and Social Justice has created a resource list for our membership. This list includes articles, videos, podcasts, books, etc. We hope it provides our congregants further enrichment and education on important social issues. We encourage congregants to contribute to the list. We would like this to be a list that grows… Read more »

Coping with Covid

It’s hard to believe that the Corona Virus Pandemic has become a daily reality for close to five months. Who ever could have imagined how profoundly it would affect our lives? Routine activities like dining out, getting a haircut, going to a school, attending a favorite public event have come and gone. Our lives –… Read more »

Kool Shul for 4-6 year-olds

KOOL SHUL is a special Shabbat for children ages 4 to 6 (younger siblings are welcome). It is held on the third Saturday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Beth Ami Library. There will be music and Shabbat friendly activities and crafts; we welcome old friends and new faces. The… Read more »

Nursery school in the Summer

The end of the school year is right around the corner and Summer Camp is on the horizon! How did that happen so fast?! We have begun registration for next school year and we are already full. However, there are still spots available for our Summer program. Summer is a fun-filled, water-filled and science-filled extravaganza,… Read more »

We have a new logo for our Religious School! Lev Simcha translates Joyous Heart! Thanks, Leanne. Please welcome our new usy advisor, Jeremy Lipsin. This year we also have a new Youth Commissioner—welcome Laura Alexander! Lev Simcha Religious School will be on Tuesday afternoons from 4–6 p.m. Parents are encouraged to join us the first… Read more »

USY’s Spring Activities

USY EVENT Sunday MAY 6th. We had a successful event this past weekend! The Earth/Israel event could not have been so amazing without the USY kids who helped set it up this morning and helped run some of the booths! Here is their draft schedule for May 6th. Please put it on your calendar and support… Read more »

Passover Scavenger hunt with PJ Library

Passover Scavenger hunt with PJ Library. Sunday, March 25, 2018, 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm, Oliver’s Market , 560 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa Come join us for an afternoon of Pre-Passover family fun as we explore Passover foods and symbols around Oliver’s Market! There will be a PJ Library story, music, snacks, and chance to win our raffle gift basket!… Read more »

A Singing Shabbat

Congregation Beth Ami presents a Singing Shabbat with Lisa Iskin Friday February 23rd. Kabbalat Shabbat 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Dinner 6:20 – 7:00 p.m. Religious School, Nursery School, congregants and the entire community are invited. It’s free, but RSVP! Singing Shabbat Lisa Iskin

What is a Mensch?

We are so fortunate to have our Beth Ami Community in these challenging times! There are so many admirable volunteers who share their time and talents with our children, families, and congregants. Thank you for being such amazing examples. You are showing us how to be and raise a Mensch. What is is mensch? Someone… Read more »