High Holy Days Begin Wednesday, September 20; All Services at Shomrei Torah
Click here for High Holy Day information and the complete schedule of services.
Note: all services will be at Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road. Parking is limited. Please click here for important parking and shuttle bus information.
Special Shabbat and Rosh Hashanah Seder Celebration, Friday, September 22
Join us at 6:15 PM for a Rosh Hashanah Seder–way shorter and much lighter than a Passover Seder, but with equally delicious foods. Come ring in the Jewish New Year with friends and CST famly as we bless the different foods for the first time in the New Year, make punny jokes and learn about Jewish cultures around the world. $18.00 suggested donation for dinner. Please RSVP to the temple office so that we can order enough food. 707-578-5519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule of Rosh Hashanah Services
Thursday, September 21
All services at Congregation Shomrei Torah
Adult Service, 10:30 AM
Pre-teen Service (6th and 7th grade), 10: 30 AM
Teen Service, 10:30 AM
Tashlich Service, 4:30 PM, Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park
Friday, September 22
2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Service, 10:30 AM, Shomrei Torah
Rosh Hashanah Seder, 6:15 PM, Shomrei Torah
Saturday, September 23
Shabbat Shavuah Service, 10:30 AM, Shomrei Torah
New! Watch Shomrei Torah Services Online — Live or Recorded
Shomrei Torah now offers live streaming of most services right on your computer or mobile device. You can also watch past services stored in the archive. Just click below to start streaming live or recorded videos of Shomrei Torah services.
Congregation Shomrei Torah Presents Two Big Mouths, November 4 at 7 PM
Nationally known actors coming to Shomrei Torah for one performance only…Don’t miss it!Seating is limited, so get your tickets today. $18 adults, $10 students 12-21.
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See Photos of Recent Events and Connect With Us on Facebook
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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.
Learn All About Us At Shomrei Torah
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
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- 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