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.
Gaza, Dinner and Discussion
Wednesday, May 23, 6:15 PM
There have been so many articles written from many different points of view about the situation at the Gaza border. Many people have expressed concern about the situation. Our community represents a variety of opinions. We all share concern for the region.
If you would like a place to process your feelings, please join us for a simple meal and conversation: there is comfort in community.
Join us this Wednesday, May 23 at 6:15 PM, at Congregation Shomrei Torah. Dinner is free, but please RSVP to the temple office: (707)578-5519, or email@example.com.
Join Us as we Paint our Doors Gold
Thursday, May 31st at 5:30 PM
Please join us for a light meal followed by the painting of our front doors. All material and food will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (707)578-5519.
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
The clergy and the Board of Directors of Congregation Shomrei Torah would like to join in solidarity with Sacramento by painting the front doors of our synagogue gold. We urge other congregations, churches, residents, and businesses in Santa Rosa to join us in painting their doors gold. Why Gold? Watch this Video.
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.
HEAL, PAINT AND NOSH
Wednesday, June 6th, 7:00 PM
Join us for another evening of healing, painting and noshing. All supplies, wine, noshes and teacher are included. The evening will be facilitated by Shomrei Torah member, Lauren Kushins, owner of Art & Soul Music School.
This is your chance to gather with us for an evening of relaxation and FUN. Men and women and children over ten are all welcome. The painting is above. We will have step-by-step instructions; it’s easier than you may think.
$20.00 per CST member;$35 for non-members. Space is limited so reserve now. Contact Denise at email@example.com or 707-578-5519
Rabbi’s Tisch with Paul Gullixson
Friday, June 8, 6:15PM
*Please note that there is no Rabbi’s Tisch in July
Former Press Democrat Editorial Director Paul Gullixson will discuss the results of the June 5th primary election with an eye toward the much anticipated fall elections, which could bring a shift in Washington , D.C. politics. Paul will also discuss his own shift – from daily journalism to working at Sonoma State University as the communications director. $18 suggested donation for the catered dinner, RSVP to the temple office (707) 578-5519.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Babies & Bagels and Tot Shabbat
- STaRS Religious School
- B’nei Mitzvah Program
- Teens and College Students
- Young Adults
- Social Action and Environmental Action
- LifeLong Learning Classes
Watch Services Online
Congregation Shomrei Torah now streams all of our services! Click here to see a past service or event.
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