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Fundraiser Celebrates the Tenth Anniversary of our Synagogue Campus

Join us in celebrating the first 10 years in our home on the hill.  Luscious homemade desserts, drinks, specialty cocktails, raffle, entertainment, buy-ins and more at the only major fundraising event of the year.  Learn more and purchase tickets here.

What’s a buy-in? Find out here.

FROM THE GROUND UP: Mud, Miracles, and Marching our Torahs to Our BVR Home
On Friday, June 2, at 6:15 PM, Dianne Smith, former CST President and the Chair of our BVR Building Council during both our land search and building years, will make a special presentation during the Erev Shabbat service, including images and stories of the true grit, determination, fun, and satisfaction CST members experienced in the process of planning and building the synagogue campus.

Men’s Bagel Club Meets Sunday, June 4, at 9:00 AM

The Men’s Bagel Club will welcome Rabbi George and other Shomrei Torah travelers as they describe their Eastern European journey. Join us for bagels, lox, and all the trimmings for
just a $7.00 donation. RSVP to either Rick at707-539-6736 or Jerry at 707-829-1388 or to cstbagelmen@gmail.com.  As always, ladies are welcome.

June Rabbi’s Tisch: Rabbi George on “Chai-lites From Our Recent Trip to Central and Eastern Europe”

Image may contain: 27 people, people smiling, people standing, crowd and outdoorOn Friday, June 9, at 6:15 PM, Rabbi George will share highlights of the congregational trip to Central and Eastern Europe. The evening begins with Shabbat prayers and a delicious catered dinner, and concludes with Mi’Shebeirach and Kaddish.  $18.00 suggested donation for dinner.  Please RSVP to the temple office by Wednesday, June 7 so that we can order enough food: 707-578-5519 or denise@cstsr.org.

New Class: Introduction to the Psalms

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 7:00 PM-Kolbo Room
Psalms are the heart of the Hebrew Bible, a source of prayer and reflection for Judaism and Christianity.  This three-week series taught by Rabbi George, will esplore the history, use and meaning of the Psalms from a Jewish perspective. No previous knowledge is necessary and all are welcome.  Free.  RSVP to the temple office at 707-578-5519 ordenise@cstsr.org.

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

Image result for smile amazon logoDid 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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