Welcome

Welcome

Congregation Shomrei Torah is the 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.

Our congregation 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 families at Shomrei Torah.

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

All 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. Click here to read this week’s Torah portion.

Read our monthly newsletter The VOICE.



STaRS Registration is Open!

K-7th grade: Register now for the 2018-2019 school year! Registration will take less than 5 minutes per student.

A deposit of $200 per student is due at the time of registration.

Register now by clicking HERE.

 


 Annual Meeting

Thursday, June 21, 6:15 PM
Please join CST’s president and board members for our annual meeting. We will begin with a free catered dinner and tabletop conversations, followed by a short business meeting and dessert.

Attendees will learn the status of CST’s current budget, and will vote on the budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. In addition, members will vote on new officers and board members. The annual meeting is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the finances and operations of the synagogue, while seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Meeting packets, including the proposed budget and the board and officer candidates, will be mailed to members.

At least 40 members must be present for the budget to be approved. To ensure we have enough attendees (and enough food!), please RSVP to the office by Friday, June 15.

 


Judaism as a Spiritual Practice:  Falling in Love with Judaism led by Judith Goleman

Sunday, July 1, 10:00 AM

In this class, we’ll do an hour of looking at some joyful and deep spiritual concepts held by early Kabbalistic/Hasidic Rabbis.

The second hour will look at the liturgy, the flow of the prayer service, as a way of moving toward an encounter with Divinity.

The third hour will take difficult sections of the Torah and see some ways the Rabbis over the millennia have filled them with light.

Judith Goleman, MFT, RP, has a psychotherapy practice in Sebastopol, California.  She was also ordained as a Rabbinic Chaplain in the Jewish Renewal Movement in 2011.  She has been a member of Congregation Shomrei Torah since 1975.

$18 for the class, please RSVP to denise@cstsr.org or call (707)578-5519.

 


Annual Rabbi Michael Robinson Memorial Lecture

Friday, August 10, 6:15PM

At the August Rabbi’s Tisch, our guest speaker will be Larry Robinson, who was a dear friend of Rabbi Michael Robinson and worked with him on many social action and human rights projects.

Larry Robinson is a potter, a poet and a long-time activist for social justice and the environment. Now retired from both politics and the practice of psychotherapy, he serves on the board of directors of the Center for Climate Protection and the board of trustees for Meridian University. He is the founder of Rumi’s Caravan and dedicated to restoring the oral tradition of poetry.

$18 suggested donation for the catered dinner, RSVP to the temple office: (707)578-5519 or denise@cstsr.org

 


Shomrei Torah Women’s Retreat

Friday-Sunday, October 26-28, 2018

Join us for our 11th Shomrei Torah Women’s Retreat.  The Women’s Retreat only comes around every two years! Escape for the weekend and discover what some of us already know: Shomrei women are the heart and soul of the temple.

Location: Westerbeke Ranch, 2300 Grove Street, Sonoma, CA 95476

Cost: $385 (all-inclusive), for scholarship information contact Rabbi Kramer, rabbikramer@cstsr.org

Download the registration form HERE.

Questions, or to be part of the organizing team, contact Chris Smith: cesmith@comcast.net


Activities and Events at Shomrei Torah

Click HERE for a listing of Spring 2018 events

Click HERE to read The VIEW: A Guide to Programs, Holidays & Special Events

 

 

 


Watch Services Online

Congregation Shomrei Torah now streams all of our services!  Click here to see a past service or event.

If we are currently streaming, you can watch by pressing “play” below.

 


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