Services & Dinners
. SOME SERVICES AND EVENTS RETURNING TO IN-PERSON AS WELL AS ZOOM
Sonoma county public health orders are now allowing us to conduct in person Shabbat morning services, and indoor meetings. We will also have the sanctuary open on Friday evenings when Rabbi Miller is on site. Our Shabbat services are a true hybrid with active participants on Zoom. Mask mandates have been lifted for our situation, though people can and do wear them. See Beth Ami Virtual Week for details.
Fridays on Zoom, also the sanctuary will be open when Rabbi Miller is on site: We begin at 5:45 p.m. with a song and a story for the kids (and the kid at heart), followed by Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Miller on first Fridays. On other Fridays, Lisa Iskin leads a short and very sweet musical Shabbat service at 6:00 pm, concluding with our communal Kiddush at about 6:30 pm. We hope that joining as a community in this way, will lift all of our spirits, with the beauty and holiness of Shabbat.
Saturday Shabbat morning services in person and on Zoom, 9:30 am, lead by Rabbi Mordecai Miller and congregants. There are hearing assistance devices for in-person attendees and captioning available on Zoom.
Saturday night Mincha starts about an hour before Havdalah time, followed by study of a prayer, Maariv and Havdalah: bring Havdallah candle, spicebox and wine.
Weekday: 8:00 a.m. Sunday through Friday mornings will be conducted on Zoom.
Weekday: 7:00 p.m. Evening services often include the musical leadership of Lisa Iskin
weekday Shacharit SIDDUR SIM SHALOM
weekday afternoon SIDDUR SIM SHALOM
weekday maariv SIDDUR SIM SHALOM
Beth Ami Virtual Week chart with Zoom links Beth Ami Virtual Week
Closed Captioning/ Live Transcript instructions Closed Caption Instructions for Beth Ami
Lag B’Omer and Shavuot
Members come join us for a Lag B’Omer Barbecue May 19th 5:00 p.m. in the Beth Ami Courtyard hosted by the Men’s Club. Kosher Beef Hot Dogs and Hamburgers and non-meat grilled items. Sides and condiments are parve or nondairy. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Please call 707-360-3000 or email the office by Monday, May 16th so we know how much food to make.
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: study the Book of Ruth, and eat Cheesecake
Saturday June 4th, Shavuot begins at Havdallah, 9:15 pm. Join Rabbi Miller then in a Beth Ami in-person Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, the traditional late night (or even all-night) study session that kicks off the Shavuot holiday, with coffee, cheesecake and study of the Book of Ruth.
Beforehand, at 6:30 pm, the sanctuary will be open for those who want to watch a live streamed program by United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism together. See the new Shofar for more information: page 15 for more about the holiday and morning services, and page 8 for more about cheesecake and blintzes.
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