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May 1 is the Deadline to Advertise in the 2017 Member Directory
Members and local businesses are invited to purchase an ad before May 1 in the new directory to promote your goods and services or to offer a personal expression of greeting or gratitude. The photo directory is the synagogue’s major fundraiser for 2017. Click here to learn more about advertising in the 2017 Directory
Upcoming at Shomrei Torah…
Friday, April 14, 6:15 PM: Rabbi’s Tisch with Rabbi George and Reb Irwin Keller on Love, Marriage in the Liberal Jewish Community
Saturday, April 22, 9:30 – 11:30 AM: Celebrate Earth Day on the Prince Memorial Greenway Help clean up the Santa Rosa Creek. Tools and refreshments provided. Meet at the Olive Park footbridge, near 105 Olive Street. RSVP if you can join us for the cleanup, or for more information: CSTEnvironmentalAction@gmail.com. After the clean up, continue on to Santa Rosa’s 8th Annual Earth Day Festival, 12 – 4 PM at Courthouse Square.
Sunday, April 23, 8 AM: Walk to End Genocide
Sunday, April 23, 6:15 PM: Yom Hashoah Commemoration
April 28-30: Weekend At Camp Newman: Congregational Retreat
You’re invited to join your Congregational Family for a fun and soulful weekend at beautiful Camp Newman, just twenty minutes east of Santa Rosa. Enjoy comfy cabins that include heat and private bathrooms or splurge for luxury accommodations. Fun includes hiking, wine and beer tasting, campfires, arts and crafts, Torah study–or sitting with your book surrounded by nature. Click here for pricing and to download the registration form. This is a popular event and always sells out, so book your space early.
Shabbat Service, Israeli Dancing and Free Dinner Celebration for Yom Ha’atzmaut
May 5 at 6:15PM Celebrate Israeli Independence Day with Israeli art, dancing and free dinner.
This event is sponsored by the Jewish Community Federation and Sterling Bank/Seligman Family Foundation
Sunday, May 7, 11:30 AM: CST Congregational Fair and Annual Meeting
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.
Apply Now for Summer Camp Financial Aid from Stein Campership Fund
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
Richard 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
Congregation 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.
Join Rabbi George Gittleman, Rabbi 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
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. 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.
Already a Member? Get Involved & Support Shomrei Torah
- Sign up for eScrip
- Buy a Judaica Gift Certificate
- Purchase our Oy to Joy Cookbook
- Join Shomrei Torah’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
- Purchase a Yahrzeit Memorial Plaque
- Adopt a Shomrei Torah Garden Plot
- Join a Chavurah Group
- Purchase a Leaf on our Kir Hakavod Wall