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Congregation Shomrei Torah


Planning is underway for multiple events honoring and celebrating Rabbi George’s many contributions and years of service to Congregation Shomrei Torah and the broader community. Mark your calendars to join fellow congregants at the activities below.


28 Years of Memories

Share your memories, good wishes, and fond farewells with Rabbi George in a Tribute Book that will be presented at his last Shabbat service.

Information about the Tribute Book can be found at . Submissions are due by May 19.


Legacy Circle Member Reception

Sunday, April 7, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Members of the Legacy Circle are invited to an afternoon reception, 3-5 p.m. in Santa Rosa. The event will include a short program honoring Rabbi George and his legacy of tikkum olam and tzedakah.

Legacy Circle members will receive an invitation in the mail and by email. Legacy Circle members may register to attend here.


Simcha Simcha! 

Sunday, May 19, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Come celebrate Rabbi George and Shomrei Torah’s 50th anniversary at the Simcha, Simcha event! The evening fundraiser (6-10 PM) will feature dinner, live music, dancing, and a few special auction items, and will take place at Sonoma County’s newest event venue, The Backdrop. Tickets for the celebratory event will go on April 1.

Sponsorship opportunities are available now -providing businesses, organizations, Chavurahs, and individuals the chance to show your support for Shomrei Torah and special gratitude to Rabbi George. Please visit for additional information.


Family Shabbat and Rabbi George Sendoff

Friday, May 24, 6:15 PM 


All are welcome to join this fun-filled STaRS Family Shabbat dinner and program with Rabbi George and Cantorial Soloist Erica Wisner. The kindergartners will be consecrated, this year's B'Mitzvah class will be recognized, and STaRS will honor Rabbi George. 

Dinner will be served. $18 member, $22 nonmember, kids 13 and under are free. Please register to attend.


Musical Shabbat Service composed by Nolan Gasser in honor of Rabbi George

Friday, June 14, 6:15 PM 


Join us for a special Shabbat service entirely composed by CST member Nolan Gasser in honor of Rabbi George. With Nolan at the piano, Cantorial Soloist Erica Wisner will be joined by two guest vocalists plus the Shomrei Shira choir.

Come for a musical Shabbat treat and stay for a delicious Oneg following the service. Click here for more information about Nolan. Free, but please register to attend.


Rabbi George's Final Shabbat Service

Friday, June 28, 6:15 PM


Rabbi Gorge’s final service. Please join us for Shabbat Shalom & L'hitraot (until we see each other again). We will be sending him off with his Tribute Book.

Free, but please register to attend so we have enough seats.

Sun, February 25 2024 16 Adar I 5784