Lifelong Learning

Torah Study

…and Breakfast for the Hungry Hearted is held every Shabbat morning at 8:45AM in our Kolbo Room.

All are welcome, of any age, including beginners to Torah study. Sessions are led by Rabbi George, Rabbi Kramer, and by lay leaders. The best opportunity for ongoing in-depth discussion of Torah and related writings.

Please see our Calendar for dates.



rosh chodesh logoCalling all Shomrei Torah women:

Come and join our Rosh Chodesh women’s group. It is a custom for women to gather for celebration and sisterhood every month at the time of the new moon.  The meetings may be at a private home, or at an outdoor setting (under the actual moon!–weather permitting).

Each month will focus on a specific Jewish spiritual theme (from Kabbalah, mussar (Jewish ethical teachings), or a Biblical source).  We will meditate, chant, sing, dance, study, and discuss in order to deepen our connection to the sacred, to ourselves, to each other and to the community. We hope you will join us!


Please contact: Alissa Hirshfeld-Flores (certified Jewish Spiritual Director) at or Rabbinic Pastor Judith Goleman at

See our calendar for upcoming dates.


Lifelong Learning Classes


What’s in a Name?  Choosing a Hebrew Name

1 Session: February 17, 2016 from 7-8:30pm

An interactive workshop on the importance of Hebrew names.  Rabbi Kramer will guide everyone to choose their own Hebrew name.  Open to people of ALL ages!  To sign up for this class, email or call 707-578-5519.

Taught by Rabbi Kramer



A Taste of Mussar: An Introduction to the Study and Practice of Jewish Spiritual Ethics

5 Sessions: February 14, 21, 28, March 6, 20, 2016 from 3-5pm

A solid introduction to what the study of Mussar is all about and what it offers.  You will experience for yourself how transformational Mussar can be, and you will see how Mussar can bring you a deeper understanding of yourself and give you valuable tools to live a better, more fulfilling life.  To sign up for this class, email or call 707-578-5519.

Taught by Sharon Schwartz


David and His Women

3 Sessions: March 2, 9, 16 from 7-8:30pm

Rabbi Kramer will discuss why David is the most developed character in the bible.  Through stories, we get to see David from his youth all the way until he is on his death bed.  David is a warrior, lover, politician, betrayer and leader.  Come learn what makes David a fascinating man. To sign up for this class, email or call 707-578-5519.



Film Series

  • “American Jerusalem:  Jews and the Making of San Francisco”

Sunday, March 13 from 3-5pm

Dr. Marc Dollinger will discuss the history of the Jews in the Bay Area.

  • “A Home on the Range:  The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma”

Sunday, March 27 from 3-5pm

Henry Shreibman Ph.D and rabbi has taught for many years in comparative religion, history, ethics and philosophy

Bonnie Burt has been documenting Jewish life for 20 years.


Registration is appreciated, please email or call 707-578-5519.


Introduction to Hebrew for Adults

This ten session course will teach the fundamentals of Hebrew reading as well as the structure and meaning of the Shabbat morning liturgy. This class is designed for those who want to be able to follow along in Hebrew during services. No previous knowledge required. This class is $150 for ten sessions and all materials. To sign up for this class, email or call 707-578-5519.

Scholarships available upon request.

Class Dates:

  • July 30 – 1:00-2:30pm
  • Aug 3 – 7:00-8:30pm
  • August 13 – 1:00-2:30pm
  • Aug 17 – 7:00-8:30pm
  • August 27 – 1:00-2:30pm
  • August 31 – 7:00-8:30pm
  • September 3 – 1:00-2:30pm
  • September 10 – 1:00-2:30pm
  • September 17 – 1:00-2:30pm
  • September 24 – 1:00-2:30pm