Time for some traffic problems— it’s the Purim Spiel!!
Yes, live from New Jersey, this year's Purim Spiel is coming soon. Close the bridges, don't let anyone escape, it's the Jersey Boys Megillah--- the show Chris Christie did not want you to see! With catchy tunes from Frank Valli and the Four Seasons, brilliant acting, and a story that never grows old.
Saturday, March 22, 8 p.m. $30/person for spiel and party
Join us following the performance to party with the spielers; continue the fun with music by the Megillah Band, dancing, wine, refreshments, Beth Ami-made hamentashen, and more.
Sunday, March 23, 2 p.m. $10/Adults,Children 12 & under free
Following the performance you shouldn’t leave hungry: have some Beth Ami-made hamentashen, tea, coffee and juice.
THE WHOLE MEGILLAH AT BETH AMI
Saturday evening March 15, Megillah reading at 8:30 pm (Maariv at 8:00 pm)
Sunday morning March 16 Purim with the Religious School: Megillah Reading at 9:30 am, Purim play by grades 6 and 7, Purim banquet, costumes of course! see flyer
Beth Ami & You
Sunday Morning Family Ed Program Series
Middot V’Mitzvot: Doing Good and Taking Care
Jewish Experiential Learning for Families with Children 2 – 6
Storytelling by Lauren ~ Fun Activities and Games ~ Light Snack
All Programs are Sunday Mornings from 10:00-12:00 (playground opens at 9:30)
March 9th: Purim-Palooza! Middah:Simcha/Joy Mitzvah: Matanot L’Evyonim/Gifts to the Poor See flyer
Shabbat Across America - Friday, March 7 - 6:00 pm
On March 7, Congregation Beth Ami will once again participate in Shabbat Across America as part of our Friday night dinner. Now is your opportunity to rejoice in the beauty of Shabbat as we explore some of the rituals and enjoy a delicious kosher meal. Shabbat Across America was designed for you by the National Jewish Outreach Program. In hundreds of synagogues like ours across North America, tens-of-thousands of Jews everywhere will celebrate Shabbat together on March 7, many for the first time.
Come alone, with your family, or bring your friends. We particularly welcome Jews who are not currently affiliated with a congregation and want a taste of a Shabbat evening of food, worship, and community. So, in addition to bringing yourself to the Shabbat Family Dinner that night, please let your unaffiliated Jewish friends know about this event. To encourage their participation, we are offering a special non-member adult rate of $10 for the dinner. The cost for an adult member is $18. Youths aged 5-12 are $9. Children under five are free. Donations to make the evening especially welcoming to our guests are appreciated.
Please call (707 360-3000) or email office@BethAmiSR.org the synagogue office with your reservations by Monday, March 3.
After our 6 p.m. catered dinner, there will be a special Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by our post-Bnei Mitzvah group, The Thirteenth Tribe, and there will be extra materials available to explain and guide everyone through the service.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Lectures and classes
On February 27 a 4-session Adult Education class will start on the topic "Forgiveness."
Classes will be free of charge and will be on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30, starting Feb 27 and extending to March 6, March 13, and March 27 (March 20 falls during school spring vacation so will not have a class.)
The topic of the class will be "Forgiveness." and will include Maimondes' view of Tshuvah; traditional views of the value of forgiving, situations in which it is appropriate, the act itself. Some contemporary writers, such as Simon Wiesthenal, may also be referenced. The class will be based on material Tamar Landau-Camarillo learned during a year's course of study at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem.
The course will be given only if at least 7 students preregister so if you plan to take the class, please notify Jeffrey Sheff at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
Tamar's class will also serve as preparation for another event:
Rabbi Sheldon Lewis, from Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto, will join us as a Shabbat scholar -in-residence the weekend of March 28. The main topic of his talks will be those addressed in his recent book "The Torah of Reconciliation." Friday March 28 will start with a "nosh at 5:30 p.m., then 6 p.m. services followed by dinner and talk at 7 pm.
Mark your Calendar
Sonoma County Annual Israel Day Celebrations at Beth Ami
(with Yom Hazikaron Observance)
Children's Program 9:30-noon
Lunch: A Taste of Israel noon - 12:30
Celebrations and a Toast 12:30 - 2 pm
- Come to the "Daily Daven," and daven Shacharit with Rabbi Miller. Daily Monday to Friday at 7:30 AM in the Sanctuary. Although we are a small group, we make up for it in enthusiasm. If you need a minyan to say Kaddish on one of these days, please let the office know at 707-360-3000 as early as possible, and we will endeavor to get enough people there to do so.
- The Morning Minyan meets every Sunday in the Sanctuary at 8:30 AM, followed by a light breakfast on the 1st and 3rd Sundays. 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, approximately two Wednesdays a month at 6:30 pm, March 5 and 19
- Bingo: (formerly the game at Ursuline High School)
Sunday and Tuesday nights 6:45 pm Benefitting Congregation Beth Ami
Check out the current Shofar for more events and details about the events listed above.
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.
For more information about events and activities at our synagogue, please contact our office at (707) 360-3000.