Welcoming Prospective Members
Bring Your Friends, Family and Neighbors Interested in Beth Am
Fridays in August, Picnic 5:30 PM; Service 6:15 PM; and Oneg Shabbat 7:30 PM, Outdoor Chape
All prospective members are invited to celebrate Shabbat with Beth Am every Friday in August then afterwards, get to know Beth Am clergy and lay leaders.
Get Ready for a Camp Newman Shabbat!
Join Beth Am Clergy and Community!
Friday, August 5, 4:00 to 9:30 PM, Camp Newman, 4088 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa
Get a taste of camp life with a special reception with the camp directors and a moving Shabbat service followed by dinner, singing and dancing! Register online.
Tot Shabbat Service
Fun Programming for Families with Children Ages 0-5
Friday, August 5, 5:15 PM, Service in the Sanctuary; Dinner in Rooms 5 & 6
Join together for an informal Shabbat evening with singing, blessings and dinner led by Beth Am clergy. Come connect with other families with young children! RSVP online by Wednesday, August 3 so we know how much food to order.
According to Kabbalistic tradition, in order to create the universe, God needed to pull back — to refrain from occupying all the space that existed, so that there would be an empty place in which the world could grow. This process was called, in Hebrew, tzimtzum — contraction. I have an image in my head of a great, huge, 100% all-encompassing God shrinking just a little — creating a small gap in God’s fullness so that the tiny little seed of creation would be able to take root. It reminds me of summers at Beth Am. Read more...
See what's going on at Beth Am in the combined July/August issue of the Beth Am Builder! The Builder provides coverage of this month's highlighted events and stories of note.
The prayer-life of Congregation Beth Am is both communal and personal, offering quiet, meditative moments as well as community celebration. First and foremost, our worship is musical and participatory, inclusive and intergenerational, egalitarian and welcoming. The Service Schedule shows who is speaking at each service and other information.
Beth Am is a warm and friendly congregation. Our members form deep, long-lasting friendships and are dedicated to meaningful worship, dynamic Jewish learning and compassionate care through all stages of life. Beth Am is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.
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For over 60 years, Congregation Beth Am has been sustained by the free will offerings of our members. Their heartfelt gifts of time, skill and financial resources have helped to create a place of remarkable physical and spiritual beauty.