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The home of progressive Reform Judaism in Sonoma County

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Close to Home: Bigotry puts everyone at risk

An article by Rabbi George in The Press Democrat |  January 12, 2020

When my father grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, in the 1940s, bigotrytoward Jews was ubiquitous. He shared with me painful memories of restaurant and hotel signs reading, “No n------, dogs or Jews.” Farther north in Chicago, my mother had similar childhood encounters...READ MORE.

Read more from Rabbi George HERE.


All Events
  • Tuesday ,
    JanJanuary  28 , 2020
     
     
    YES, YOU COUNT!

    Tuesday, Jan 28th 7:00p to 9:00p
    Join your fellow CST congregants in conversation and learning how you can make a difference for Social Justice NOW! Members only please. Tuesday, January 28, 7:00-9:00 PM Please RSVP to the office if you would like to attend. What does it take to organize and mobilize Shomrei Torah? YOU! We’ll learn from the pros: Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller from RAC-CA (Religious Action Center) and Susan Shaw from NBOP (North Bay Organizing Project). As you’ve heard, it’s not ours to complete the work, but ours to keep at it. Join Rabbis George and Stephanie and your fellow CST congregants for what promises to be a high-energy evening of learning and conversation! We hope to see you there.

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  1 , 2020
     
     
    Sweet Shabbat Mornings

    Shabbat, Feb 1st 12:00p to 1:00p
    Sweet Shabbat Mornings Potluck Lunch Judaism and Environmental Ethics with Rabbi George Saturday, February 1, 12:00 PM Please RSVP with what potluck dish you will be bringing. Rabbi George will be speaking at this potluck about Judaism and environmental ethics. The Religious Practice Committee will be hosting more special gatherings like this one on a number of Saturday Morning Shabbats this year. The next date is Saturday, May 23. Please join us for these special events!

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  • Wednesday ,
    FebFebruary  5 , 2020
     
     
    Zohar with Daniel Matt, facilitated by Rabbi George

    Wednesday, Feb 5th 6:30p to 8:30p
    Classes held over 5 Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30, dates below RSVP to the office The Zohar is the heart of Kabbalah, and perhaps the most complex and challenging book in the Jewish Cannon. Utilizing Dr. Matt's recent translation and his video lectures we will take a dive in to this deep, murky and meaningful corpus of Jewish wisdom. No previous knowledge is necessary (We will all be lost together!)

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  • Sunday ,
    FebFebruary  9 , 2020
     
     
    Constantine Cooking Class with Eva Thomas-El Beze

    Sunday, Feb 9th 12:00p to 2:00p
    Free, but no-show cancellation fee, spaces are limited, RSVP to the office. The recipes were handed down generation after generation and Eva is excited to share her rich culture of Arabic and Berber cuisine. Come explore how Jews in Algeria eat, gather and celebrate. We will learn how to make a variety of dishes that are sure to impress at your next event!

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  • Wednesday ,
    FebFebruary  12 , 2020
     
     
    Zohar with Daniel Matt, facilitated by Rabbi George

    Wednesday, Feb 12th 6:30p to 8:30p
    Classes held over 5 Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30, dates below RSVP to the office The Zohar is the heart of Kabbalah, and perhaps the most complex and challenging book in the Jewish Cannon. Utilizing Dr. Matt's recent translation and his video lectures we will take a dive in to this deep, murky and meaningful corpus of Jewish wisdom. No previous knowledge is necessary (We will all be lost together!)

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Ongoing Events at CST

Mindfulness Meditation with Rabbi George

Are we happy?  Are we living the life we want to live? As we learn to quiet our minds, we see our truth more clearly, and open a path to living a fuller, happier, healthier life… read more and register HERE.


Men’s Retreat

Friday-Sunday, April 24-26

Join us at the beautiful Marconi Conference Center overlooking Tomales Bay.  For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

 


SAC Soup Brigade

 For the 7th year, CST's Social Action Committee has stepped up to provide soup every Thursday night through February and March.

There are 2 opportunities for YOU to volunteer!  1) Bring Soup   2) Serve Soup

For more detailed information and to sign up, click HERE. If you have questions, please email Peter Copen.


Women’s Retreat

Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25

Women of CST, join us for our 12th biennial Women’s Retreat held at the beautiful Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma.  For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.


Summer Camp

Don’t miss out on an amazing experience at any of the incredible Jewish summer camps available in California! Check out Bay Area Jewish Camp Collective  and Jewishcamp.org,or contact Morgan at youth@cstsr.org to find the right summer fit for you! CST camp scholarships are available, download the form HERE.


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