Rabbi’s Tisch

Rabbi’s Tisch

On the second Friday of each month, join your CST family for a Rabbi’s Tisch (table) in lieu of regular Friday night Shabbat Services.

All Tisches take place at 6:15 PM and include a brief service (including Mi’Shebeirach and Kaddish), communal dinner and a special program.

$18 suggested donation for the catered dinner, please RSVP by calling (707)578-5519 or emailing denise@cstsr.org.



December Tisch: Rabbi Zelig Golden, Founding Director, Wilderness Torah: Awakening Earth-Based Judaism

Fri, Dec 14, 2018 6:15pm

Judaism is rooted in an ancient relationship to the earth, a relationship severed by our history. As the next generation seeks authentic ways to renew Judaism, while addressing the issues of our time, like global climate change, there is a rapidly growing movement to return Judaism to its earth-based roots. Rabbi Zelig will share the story of Wilderness Torah using his personal story and by exploring primary texts including Torah, Talmud, Chasidut, and Kabbalah.

Rabbi Zelig received rabbinic ordination from ALEPH, the Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and a Masters in Jewish Studies from Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union. Zelig was ordained Maggid by Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi ztz”l on Lag B’Omer 5771. He previously worked as an environmental lawyer, including a 2010 landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory protecting food and farms.

January Tisch: Penny Wolin – Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry

Fri, Jan 11, 2019 6:15pm

“Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry” is an original work of art and scholarship that investigates the extraordinary skill of the photographic witness. Alfred Stieglitz, Annie Leibovitz, Helen Levitt, Lauren Greenfield, Arnold Newman, Robert Frank and scores of other photographers created and continue to build the visual lexicon of American culture.

For over eight years photographer and author Penny Wolin traveled across America, photographing and interviewing more than 70 of the leading and most original Jewish photographers in history. This book and exhibition is the culmination of these unprecedented face-to-face encounters.

Penny Wolin is the recipient of two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and one from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is held in such institutions as the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the New York Public Library, the Santa Barbara Art Museum and the Wyoming State Museum. She divides her time between Sonoma County and Santa Barbara.