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4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95405, 707 360-3000

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Community Pesach Seder

led by Rabbi Miller
Welcoming all ages,affiliations, interfaith & LGBTQ communities, members and non-members
2nd Seder, Tuesday Night
April 15th, 2014, at 6 p.m.
Catered by Wine Country Kosher SEE FLYER AND ORDER FORM

Beth Ami and You presents: You Gotta Have Heart

Beth Ami and YouSunday April 6th, 10 to noon. Playground open 9:30.
Please join us for a child centered lesson on Passover and courage.
We'll be cooking, eating, playing and learning. See flyer for more details.

One Bay One Book

One Bay One BookGuide for the PerplexedBorrow a copy of Dara Horn's exciting suspense novel "A Guide for the Perplexed", read it and then come to talk about it on April 23. We will have a discussion group in the morning and another one in the evening. Copies of the book can be picked up from the office, during office hours.
To read more about the book, click here.

Lectures and classes

On February 27 a 4-session Adult Education class started 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 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

Israeli flagMay 4

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

Visit http://Birthday.IsraelUpdate.Info



Ongoing Activities

  • 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, April 2, 16, 30, May 14, 28.
  • Bingo cardsBingo: (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.


Congregation Beth Ami was founded in 1943