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Welcome to Shomrei Torah

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.


Passover Seder at Shomrei Torah

Saturday, March 31, 6:00 PM

Our annual Seder on the second night of Passover welcomes both members and non-members. Seating in the sanctuary is limited; please reserve your seat early to ensure your place at our Seder table. Passover at Shomrei Torah is more than the retelling of the ancient story of the Exodus; it honors our ongoing struggle for freedom, justice and equality. There is a place at the table waiting for you.

 

Reservations are required. Click HERE to reserve your spot online, or call the office at (707) 578-5519.


Social Action Goes to the Movies: The Bail Trap

Saturday, February 24 at 7 pm

A person is innocent until proven guilty, unless one is guilty of being poor.  The money bail system is unjust and one of the main feeders of mass incarceration.  This film explains the problem and how to fix it.  A panel discussion will follow the screening.  This event is FREE and open to the public.  Donations are appreciated, carpools encouraged.

Be involved… Democracy is NOT a spectator sport!

Read more about the Social Action film series Here.

 

 

 

 


Purim Carnival

Sunday, February 25 from 11:30am-1:30pm

Join us for a day of fun, Purim games, crafts, music and more!  COME IN COSTUME TO WIN A PRIZE! While the kids play, adults can relax and have a drink & nosh in the adult area.  This event is FREE and open to the public.  Food will be available to purchase.

 

 


Mary Poppins Purim

February 28 @ 6:15pm

CST’s annual Purim Spiel is always a fun, entertaining, and loud event.  This year, we’ll be having a SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS time!  This event is FREE and open to the public. Come in costume and enjoy hamentaschen!

 


 Dueling Cantors

March 3 at 7:30 PM

Come for Cantor banter and musical moxie!  Our beloved former Cantor David Frommer and Cantor Jamie Marx from Temple Sholom in Broomall, PA, will entertain us with an evening of fun, music, and silliness.  $36.00 admission includes nosh and beverages.  Reserve your seat now by calling the temple office at 707-578-5519 or email denise@cstsr.org.

 

 


Fighting FIRE with FIRE – One Pair of Candlesticks at a Time

Friday, March 16, 6:15 PM

We are deeply moved that people from across the country are continuing to offer support to those of us affected by the Sonoma Wildfires. Thanks to Judaica artist, Gary Rosenthal, 150 mothers and daughters from Jewish Women’s Connection of Atlanta created over 180 pairs of beautiful Shabbat candlesticks. Fifty pairs of candlesticks have been donated to our families affected by the wildfires.

Please join us to welcome Shabbat by lighting these gorgeous candlesticks. The candlesticks are gifts to those who would like a set, and will be available to take home.

 


Saturday, March 24, 7:00 PM

Although the recent wildfires are out, and the rebuilding plans have begun, the emotional and psychological impact of the tragedy remains with us all. Join us for a forum of mental health professionals to address the impact of the fires on the community. We will provide psycho-education about trauma and grief as well as guidance on self-care techniques. This evening is for everyone, whether you lost a home or business, were evacuated, have a loved one who suffered or have your house intact but are feeling the emotional impact of the tragedy.

This event is FREE and open to the public. We hope you can join us, as we all continue to support each other as we heal together!

 


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

 

 

 


Watch Services Online

Congregation Shomrei Torah now streams all of our services!  Click here to see a past service or event.

If we are currently streaming, you can watch by pressing “play” below.

 


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