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 and Rabbi Stephanie Kramer 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.
Second Annual Jewish Food Fest is August 18
Pet Blessing, Sunday, June 9, 10:30 AM to Noon
Well-behaved pets are invited to be blessed by Rabbi George on Sunday, June 9 at 10:30 AM. You can also feed and pet farm animals, see llama shearings, and meet alpacas.
RSVP to the Shomrei Torah office. Please, no high heels or unattended pets at any time. All household pets are welcome.
B2B@CST — New Networking Group, June13, 7 – 8:15 AM
Shomrei Torah’s new networking group launches Thursday, June 13, at 7 AM when business and professional members gather in the Kolbo for breakfast, conversation and a little business-building. There will be raffles, prizes and no charge to attend.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 5, to Stormy Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Bailyn at email@example.com.
Onstage at ST: “Wrestling Jerusalem,” June 15 at 6:00 PM
A one-performer play, “Wrestling Jerusalem” written and performed by Aaron Davidman, will be presented June 15 at 7:00 PM in the Shomrei Torah Sanctuary. A reception for the playwright begins at 6:00 PM.
The play brings together different voices–American, Israeli and Palestinian–to explore some of the most provocative issues of our time.
“Wrestling Jerusalem” was commissioned by Theatre J of Washington D.C. and developed in part by The Jewish Theater San Francisco, Sundance Institute Theater Program and Playwrights Foundation. Aaron Davidman is known to Bay Area audiences as an actor, director and playwright and was the former artistic director of Traveling Jewish Theatre.
View the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at Shomrei Torah
The best place to see the Sonoma County Fairgrounds’ 4th of July fireworks is from Shomrei Torah. Join the Men’s Bagel Club for live music, magic, face painting, popcorn, ice cream, and the very best view of “Red, White & Boom.” Bring a potluck dessert to share; non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.
This even is open to Shomrei Torah members and their guests. The gate opens at 7:30 PM with entertainment starting at 8. Reserve your place by calling the office at 578-5519. Advance purchase price is $12 per adult, $6 for teens; children 12 and under are free with an adult. Parking is limited; please consider carpooling.
Shomrei Torah Men’s Retreat, October 18-20
In a setting among the rolling wooded hills west of Napa, the men of Congregation Shomrei Torah will gather for a weekend of camaraderie, contemplation and kibitzing. A wonderful opportunity to form new relationships and foster current friendships. Only $250 for two nights lodging, all meals, and a rich program of Shabbat services, yoga, sports, wine tasting, educational programs, hiking, and fellowship. Download the Registration Form.
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 $10, or you may purchase a yearlong “package” for a suggested donation of $100. If you or your chavurah would like to sponsor a tisch, please contact the office.