Shabbat Service at Ragle Park, Sebastopol, Saturday, August 26, 10:30 AM
Celebrate the beauty of nature through an experiential Shabbat service outdoors at the gazebo in Ragle Park, 500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol. This service will be family-friendly and followed by a potluck picnic. No Torah Study on this Shabbat morning. Click here for directions to Ragle Park.
Deposit Due Sept 1 for May 2018 Congregational Trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico
Did you know that Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition settled in what is today New Mexico? Join Rabbi George and two dozen fellow congregants for a trip to explore the fascinating 500-year-old Jewish history of Santa Fe. Click here to download the flyer describing the trip. If you’re interested, a $100 per person deposit is due by September 1.
High Holy Days Begin Sept 21; Here Are Three Ways to Prepare
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.
Three-Session Class Uses Prayer Book to Explore Elul
The month of Elul is the time to prepare for the Holy Days by performing a heshbon hanefesh, an accounting of the soul, and asking ourselves if we are where we want to be in our lives and the lives of others. Join us Wednesdays, August 16, 23, and 30, at 7:00 PM as we use the beautiful High Holy Day prayer books to assist us in our heshbon hanefesh with its lovely writings, poetry, and prayers. Led by Rabbi George, Rabbi Stephanie, and CST member Melissa Kort. Free. Please RSVP to Denise at 707-578-5519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do You 10Q?
There is no better way to start preparing than signing up as a partner for 10Q! 10Q is a modern twist on the Days of Awe. 10Q will email you a question every day for 10 days that will give you an opportunity to reflect upon yourself, your life, the year you’ve had and the year ahead. Click #DoYou10Q to find out more and to register.
Sing with the CST Choir on High Holy Days
Shomrei Torah is seeking new participants for our volunteer High Holy Day Choir. Singing in the Choir is a great way to be part of the community and to contribute in a significant way during the Holy Days. Experienced and inexperienced singers are all appreciated and welcome. One rehearsal per week until Holy Days. If interested, please contact CST Choir Director, Sonia Tubridy at email@example.com.
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.
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.
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