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Nolan Gasser to Perform At Saturday, June 24th Morning Service

On Saturday, June 24, at 10:30 AM, a special Shabbat service will feature Shomrei Torah member and renowned composer Nolan Gasser, who, with the help of Cantorial Soloist Erica Wisner, will share a new melody he wrote just for us.  Free catered lunch to follow.  Please RSVP to the temple office at 707-578-5519 or denise@cstsr.org.

Catch the Fairground Fireworks from CST, the Best View in Town

Image result for fireworksTuesday, July 4, 8:00 PM gate opens at CST. There really is no better place to watch the Fairgrounds fireworks display than on our hill.  Bring your lawn chairs, snacks, drinks, and maybe something to share. Access is limited to those who pre-register. Limited to 2 cars per CST family.  RSVP by 4:00 PM on Monday, July 3, to the office at 707-578-5519 or denise@cstsr.org.

Rabbi Robinson Memorial Lecture by Rabbi Denise Eger on August 11

The August Rabbi’s Tisch on Friday, August 11, at 6:15 PM, will also be the annual Rabbi Michael Robinson Memorial Lecture, this year presented by Rabbi Denise Eger, a social activist for gay rights. Rabbi Eger’s presentation is entitled, “Healing the Soul, Healing the World–the Jewish Way of Tikkun Olam & Social Justice.” Rabbi Eger received her Master’s Degree from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1985 and was ordained in 1988. She is the immediate Past President of the Central Conference of America Rabbis, the largest and oldest rabbinic association in North America.  Please join us for dinner and this important talk.  $18.00 suggested donation for dinner.  Please RSVP to the office at 707-578-5519 or  denise@cstsr.org.  There is no Rabbi’s Tisch in the month of July.

Almost There! With Just a Little More Help… a New Playground

Thanks to generous donors, Shomrei Torah is two-thirds of the way to raising the funds to replace our obsolete play structure. Outdoor play time is a critical part of our education program, providing a valuable opportunity for children to interact, collaborate, and build community among their peers. Time outdoors also makes more attentive students indoors. Please make a donation to help us build a new playground for our newest members.

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Raise Money for Shomrei Torah with Every Purchase on Amazon

Did you know that you can earn a donation for Shomrei Torah of 0.5% for every online purchase you make on Amazon.com? Simply go to www.smile.amazon.com and shop the way you always do on Amazon — the same products, same service, same prices, same shipping and return policies. Just click on www.smile.amazon.com and search for Congregation Shomrei Torah Santa Rosa. Enrolling is simple — no personal information is required. Once you designate CST as your charitable organization, everything else is automatic.

See Photos of Recent Events and Connect With Us on Facebook

Have you liked Shomrei Torah on Facebook yet? If not, click here to visit our Facebook page. There you’ll find news about upcoming events, photos of past events, and other ways to connect with your synagogue community. Use this link or go to Facebook.com and search for Congregation Shomrei Torah Santa Rosa.

Shomrei Torah Congregant in Critical Need of a Donor Kidney

Kidney donor neededRichard Lazovick is a kind and gentle man, a dedicated dad, and a solid member of this community. And both of his kidneys are failing. Richard spends every night, all night, connected to a dialysis machine while he waits for a donor kidney — a wait estimated to be eight years! Meanwhile, his kidney function continues to decline. Read More…

This Week’s Torah Portion

“It is a tree of life to all who grasp it, and whoever holds on to it is happy; its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all it paths are peace.” (Proverbs 3:17-18)

Welcome to Shomrei Torah

Walk to End Genocide, 4-18-2010 022Congregation Shomrei Torah is the welcoming home of progressive Reform Judaism in Sonoma County. Blending the traditional with the innovative, we are a diverse, inclusive and socially conscious community that provides a doorway to Jewish life through worship, study, social action, fellowship, and play.

Chanukah Party-1050158Join Rabbi George GittlemanRabbi Stephanie Kramer and Cantorial Soloist Erica Wisner at a Shabbat service, attend our popular Lifelong Learning events or participate in our community activities or social action initiatives. Children discover their Jewish identity in our thriving religious school. Click here to inquire about joining our congregation today.

Shabbat Services: Fridays at 6:15 PM, Saturdays at 10:30 AM
Second Friday of the month is a Rabbi’s Tisch

bimaAll Friday evening Shabbat services begin at 6:15 PM in the Sanctuary. Saturday morning services begin at 10:30 AM. The second Friday of every month is a Rabbi’s Tisch, an alternative Shabbat experience consisting of a catered dinner followed by a lively discussion led by our clergy and guest speakers.  RSVP’s greatly appreciated. The suggested tisch donation is $18. If you or your chavurah would like to sponsor a tisch, please contact the office.

Shomrei Torah Supports Interfaith and Same-sex Marriage

Congregation Shomrei Torah is a welcoming community for households of every variety. Our clergy are available to marry interfaith and same-sex couples, and our facilities are available to host weddings and other life-cycle celebrations. Click here to read about interfaith households at Shomrei Torah. Please call the office to learn more, or to arrange a conversation with one of our rabbis.

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