What's at Congregation Beth Ami
THE REDEDICATION OF OUR TORAH SCROLLS
Thank you, Rabbi Rue, for coming from Los Angleles to complete the repair of our four Torah scrolls, and thank you to the generous members of the congregation and community who made it possible. Our Siyum marked the completion of this effort, and in the process we learned a lot, celebrated, ate good food and enjoyed our talented musicians. Mazeltov to everybody!
SHAVUOT: A Night of Community Study
Tuesday, May 14 from 7 PM- 2 AM
Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette in Santa Rosa
Informal study will continue until dawn! This is our night of revelation - when the Children of Israel received Torah. And we are receiving it still today. Join rabbis and teachers from around Sonoma County as we look at the ways in which Torah is still coming at us; how our inherited and innovated wisdom informs who we are in the world.
Delicious dairy treats will be served. Childcare available until 9 PM. Formal study sessions run until 2 AM, after which informal study will continue for as long as teachers and students can hold out, ending with shacharit at dawn! Teachers include:
- Carolyn Shoshana Fershtman, PhD
- Rabbi Jerry Danzig
- Rabbi George Gittleman
- Reb Judith Goleman
- Reb Irwin Keller
- Rabbi Stephanie Kramer
- Rabbi Mordecai Miller
- Sarah Miller
- David and Andrea Rubinstein
- Rabbi Mendel Wolvovsky
This event is strictly scent-free and smoke-free. Please, please, be mindful so this holy night of study can be safe for everyone
Jews in The Civil War: May 19
Come learn about the untold and fascinating
story of Jews in the Civil War
with Dr. Mark Shapiro
Fighting for Equality: American Jewry During the Civil War
Sunday, May 19 from 2-4 pm
Lecture, Refreshments, Q & A
Join us at Congregation Beth Ami
$10 donation at the door would be appreciated
RSVP: 707-528-4222 x 306 or firstname.lastname@example.org
One Bay One Book April 17 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. .
Jewish LearningWorks' One Bay One Book Presents
Nathan Englander in Conversation
Sunday May 5 - Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
with Rabbi Menachem Creditor of Congregation Netivot Shalom and
Monday May 6 - Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto
with Sue Fishkoff, Editor, j. Weekly
Join us for a spirited conversation with best-selling author Nathan Englander, in this culminating event for Jewish LearningWorks' One Bay One Book. For the past six months Bay Area readers have been discussing What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, Englander's award-winning book. Now we hear the author himself share his thoughts about the themes and questions raised in this collection of short stories.
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ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS
All Adult Education Programs at Congregation Beth Ami are open to the entire community.
Unless otherwise indicated, all classes will meet in room 12/13.
Midrash Study, based on Louis Ginzberg'sThe Legends of the Jews
(translated by Henrietta Szold), taught by Rabbi Mordecai Miller,
Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm, starting February 13.
Debbie Niestat will continue her Parenting Support And Discussion Group based on the book Simplicity Parentingby Kim John Payne. This group will continue to meet on Sunday mornings (when the Sunday School is in session) at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary.
Hannah Caratti will lead a class of Yoga and Hebrew Chanting. This classwould meet on selected Fridays in the late afternoon to help you unwind with friends as you usher in the Shabbat. This class will be scheduled if there is enough participation. Please contact the office to indicate your interest.
Len Lyons will give a lecture on Black Jews in America on Wednesday evening, February 27, at 7:00 pm on the occasion of Black History Month. Professor Lyons is a prolific teacher and lecturer in many diverse fields, and has done extensive research on Black Jews in America, in particular Chicago and NYC. This event will take place in the Beth Ami Social Hall.
Conflict and Peacemaking in the Tenach
Tamar Landau will teach a 7-session course on Conflict and Peacemaking in the Tenach: the Rodef Shalom on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm, starting April 22. This is a course of studies sponsored by the Pardes Center for Judaism in Jerusalem, which has found enthusiastic reception in various venues in the US. We are thrilled to have Ms. Landau bring this course of study to Congregation Beth Ami. The cost for the Pardes Course Series will be $ 75.00 per participant. Click for pdf flyer
- Morning Minyans: There is a morning service at 8:30 every Sunday, with a light breakfast after services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
- Israeli Folk Dancing, approximately two Wednesdays a month at 6:30 pm, a month May 8 and 22, June 5 and 19
- Bingo: (formerly the game at Ursuline High School)
Sunday and Tuesday nights 6:45 pm Benefitting Congregation Beth Ami
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