It's been tough.
We designed the Israeli Film Fest to FEEL GOOD.

  • Two delightful comedies!
  • Three truly inspired docs
  • Two exciting family dramas

Hands down.
You will LOVE these movies.
If you loved GRUMPY OLD MEN, you'll love Dov, a widower and retired postal worker who lost his pension, and is forced into a senior living facility. He hates it. He will do anything to break out and get his house back.

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE
Founded over thirty years ago, Friendship Circle is a program designed for Jewish older adults and is a year-round program of JCC Sonoma County.
FREE ZOOM
FAMSF Docent Anne Burns Johnson presents
HUNG LIU: Portraits of Promised Lands
Monday, April 25, 10:30 AM
Hung Liu (1948–2021) was a contemporary Chinese-born American artist, whose multilayered paintings established new frameworks for understanding portraiture in relation to time, memory, and history. Often sourcing her subjects from photographs, Liu elevated overlooked individuals by amplifying the stories of those who have historically been invisible or unheard. Having lived through war, political revolution, exile, and displacement, she offered a complex picture of an Asian Pacific American experience.


Zoom Programs are FREE. Please consider making a donation to help Friendship Circle programs remain accessible to all. We welcome donations made in any denomination.
FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE'S
ISRAELI LUNCH & A MOVIE
Tuesday, May 3rd, 12:30 pm
Join us for an all-inclusive four-course vegetarian lunch, with our special guest Evelyn Gurevitch, and then attend the Israeli Film Festival for an inspiring DOUBLE FEATURE on the healing power of art.
Meet at Sonoma Wine Shop / La Bodega, 2295 Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol at 12:30 PM for prior to the film.

A Program of JCC Sonoma County
DEADLINE TO REGISTER EXTENDED
Register by April 29th a NOON
The Annual Sonoma County Yom HaShoah Commemoration will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 2-3:30 p.m. via Zoom. The theme of this year’s commemoration will be “Speaking Up and Standing Up.” Three local Holocaust survivors or descendants – Eric Angress, Miriam Susan Dregéy, and Sandy Feldhorn – will be sharing how they were helped by “upstanders” who did the right thing – including a Gestapo officer, local families, a Hungarian soldier, and convent nuns.

The event will include musical performances, as well as candle lighting by Jewish and other Holocaust survivors and those targeted by genocide.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration by April 29th at Noon (deadline extended) is required to receive the Zoom link. To register for the commemoration and receive the Zoom link, please visit our JCC's website.

You can also use this link to add the names of victims of the Shoah remembered by members of our community in our annual Memorial Book. To make a donation to help support this event, please go our form specifically for donations and the Memorial Book here.

Questions can be sent to socoyomhashoah@gmail.com.
PASSOVER CATERING
LA BODEGA has converted to 100% vegetarian or vegan - a small change to help our planet. They also have a fixed-price dine-in Passover for 5 nights, as well as a Passover menu for take-out all 9 nights of Passover week.


Order at least one day in advance by calling 707-827-1832

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JEWISH AGENCIES TO SUPPORT IN UKRAINE

Jewish Federations (JFNA): updates about the situation in Ukraine, as well as opportunities to help.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC): executing evacuations, providing food, shelter, and urgent support for refugees, emergency hotlines, and more.

JCC Global has been focusing on sending help directly to the JCC's in Ukraine, the JCCs in Europe that are absorbing tens of thousands of refugees, and the Community Centers in Israel that are welcoming Olim and refugees.


The Jewish Agency For Israel (JAFI): has workers on the ground to rescue the nation’s Jewish community. For those who wish to come to Israel, they are facilitating that process.

IsraAID: IsraAID is partner of the JCC Movement and its signature program JResponse, and is the largest humanitarian aid organization in Israel.
JCC Sonoma County thanks you all for your support.
We're Open!
The JCC office is open once again! We'll be open for meetings and visits Monday to Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm. Appointments are recommended but not required. Please email office@jccsoco.org.
You are welcome!
Want us to advertise for your event? Send 60-90 word descriptions for events & programs open to the entire community to: office@jccsoco.org and sbrockman@jccsoco.org or call (707) 528-4222
Congregation Shir Shalom
252 West Spain Street, Sonoma CA 95476
 www.shir-shalom.org • (707) 935-3636 • info@shir-shalom.org

Friday, Apr. 22nd
6:30 pm Shabbat Under the Stars
One-World Ukrainian Relief Concert
See flyer HERE

Saturday, Apr. 23rd
9 - 10 am Torah Study
Special Passover Reading: Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17
Meeting ID: 830 3114 8984

Celebrate Shabbat - Together with One World Ukrainian Relief Concert
Friday Evening, April 22nd
Please make note of the time change: 6:30pm
Note: This event may take place indoors because of weather and other variables we need to take into consideration. If you do not feel well, please stay home. Brought to us with support of our own Sonoma Valley Interfaith. The event will take place on our Shir Shalom Campus / 6:30 pm. Click HERE more details

Congregation Shir Shalom's Yom HaShoah 
Holocaust Memorial Service via Zoom
Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30pm - via Zoom
Special Guest Speaker plus readings, stories and poetry, and Lighting of the Candles ceremony (link to be provided in next week's newsletter)

Please consider joining our Wednesday morning text study for the coming weeks as we delve into "Pirkei Avot - Ethics of our Ancestors" - the traditional reading for the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot. "Who is wise? Who is mighty? Who is rich? Who is honored?" Join us and find out!

Congregation Shir Shalom's 25th Anniversary
Congregation Shir Shalom is thrilled to be celebrating 25 years of Jewish culture and worship with a series of special events to commemorate the occasion. Please join us. For further details as they become available, and to register for these events, please go to www.shir-shalom.org.
  • SATURDAY MAY 21 – 8:00 AM HEIRLOOM, ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE SALE
  • JUNE 4-5 CLOSING EVENT (with the First Congregational Church)

HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY TO CONGREGATION SHIR SHALOM
85 La Plaza, Cotati, CA 94931

All of Ner Shalom's events are on zoom. If you are not receiving Ner Shalom's weekly eblasts, please contact Ner Shalom to be on the list, and you will receive the links to all events in your email. For more information about all Beit Midrash classes you can always find us on the Ner Shalom Website Calendar of Events.

SAVE THE DATE: JULY 10 --- A FESTIVAL OF JEWISH FOOD, MUSIC AND DANCE AT NER SHALOM!!!!

Friday, April 22nd at 7:00 pm
DIY Shabbat on zoom with Reb Irwin
DIY services at Ner Shalom are always lovely, lively, surprisingly deep and refreshing. Join us on zoom and co-create the service, or hang back and just watch and enjoy. This service is sponsored by Adrienne Momi in memory of Bessie Kay and Anna Greenstein.

April 24th at 10:00 am
Nitzanim Passover Stories
For families with young children

Sunday, April 24th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
"Rethinking Justice" Café
On Zoom
Rethinking justice means examining decarceration in the united states, which involves government policies and community campaigns aimed at reducing the number of people held in custody or custodial supervision. Decarceration, the opposite of incarceration, also entails reducing the rate of imprisonment at the federal, state and municipal level. Speakers will talk about the issues surrounding mass incarceration and the impact on individuals, families and communities. The following are the speakers for this event. Moderated by Elaine Leeder, board member of Congregation Ner Shalom and Workers Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California, Restorative Justice Facilitator. Click Here for more information.

Tuesday April 26th, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Nitzanim Hebrew School
For more information contact Shai.

Tuesday, April 26th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Reb Irwin teaches "The Honest Ruth"
The first of a 4-week class on the book of Ruth, held by Or Shalom of Vancouver. In this study of Ruth, expect text study, midrash, linguistic nerdiness, feminist manifesti, a queer eye, and even some Yiddish poetry! Click Here for more information.

Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Beit Midrash Presents
Letting Go: Conversations on Shmitah
Led by Reb Irwin
This is the shmitah year – the year of letting go, in which we leave our fields fallow and release debts. In this series we will look at shmitah-related texts and react to them, seeing what they inspire in us. This session looks at Rabbi Hillel's prozbul – a legal device that allows some debts to survive the shmitah year. What's behind this? What ideas might we draw from this about working with shmitah values in a complicated world full of compromise? Click Here for more information.

Friday, April 29th at 7:00 pm
Shabbat with Reb Irwin and Rinat

Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Minyan

Postcarding for Democracy
November Elections are Around the Corner
Ner Shalom's Social Justice Action arm has once again teamed with Reclaim Our Vote in a postcard campaign to encourage, inform and help, disenfranchised voters and people of color get to the polls. We invite YOU to be a part of this campaign. Click Here for more information on how to get the postcards.

Lullabies and Stories from Nitzanim
In addition to our shelf of bedtime stories, Nitzanim is now offering lullabies. This week, a Ladino lullabye sung by Reb Irwin. Find it here or click here for bedtime stories read by Janet Rae Jorgensen. We are slowly building up a lovely library of bedtime stories for your kids or grandkids – or you. A fun way to stay connected to Judaism and to your sense a childish wonder.

Music from the Good Shabbos Band
The Ner Shalom Good Shabbos Band has been recording and issuing music every week for our Friday night services and for you to enjoy at home. Click here to browse and listen.
PETALUMA'S INCLUSIVE JEWISH COMMUNITY
740 Western Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952 | Phone (707) 762-0430
Rabbi Ted Feldman Stuart Nissenbaum, President Gift shop website office@bnaiisrael.net Web www.bnaiisrael.net/
Sign up here to receive the BIJC newsletter.
Unless otherwise noted, all events are via Zoom and open
to all members of the Jewish community. 

Gan Israel Preschool is closed for Passover April 18–22.
The BIJC office will be closed on Friday, April 22.

Saturday Morning Shabbat Service is now being held in-person in the sanctuary of our Jewish Center. View our updated Covid-19 policy here.

Looking for ways to help Ukrainian Jews?
Click here for a list of Bay Area organizations compiled by The J that are assisting them or collecting money for nonprofits on the ground.

SHABBAT
In-Person & via Zoom
Shabbat Candle Lighting 7:35 p.m. Friday
Havdalah 8:37 p.m. Saturday

Passover Day VIII (Shabbat)
Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.
BIJC Sanctuary and via Zoom
Rabbi Feldman will lead Shabbat service on Passover Day 8. The service will include the traditional reading of Shir HaShirim, the Song of Songs, sung by Anna Heffron, Ruth Wilson and Alisa Goldberg, with portions to be read in English. Why is Shir HaShirim read at Passover? Click here to find out. Yizkor service will also take place. The Zoom link will open at 9:45 a.m. and the service will begin at 10. Click here to join.

YOUTH EDUCATION
  • Hebrew Language grades 5-7 Saturday, April 23, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Hebrew Language grades 3-4 Tuesday, April 26, 4:30-5:15 p.m. via Zoom
  • Hebrew Language grades 5-7 Tuesday, April 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom
  • Shabbat Connect, Saturday, April 30, 10-11 a.m.
For information or Zoom link, email hillary@bnaiisrael.net.  
 
NEWS AND EVENTS

We've got your Passover shopping covered
We have a great selection of Seder plates, matzah plates, candle holders, men's and women's jewelry, kippot/tallitot and collectibles! Browse our online catalogue, then call Gift Shop Manager Erica Stuart at (707) 762-0340 to place your order. In-person shopping available too, M-F 9AM-1PM. Please call ahead.

Sisterhood Book Club
Tuesday, May 24, 1 p.m.
New York Times bestselling author LaVyrie Spencer offers a story about falling in love, and finding the courage to follow your dream. Set in a small town in Georgia, Morning Glory spans two and a half years during World War II. The Zoom link will be emailed the day before.

Non-members and Sisterhood guests are welcome to join! If you would like to request the link invitation, email office@bnaiisrael.net

RSVP by May 23
Rabbi Ted's Retirement Party!
Sunday, June 5, 5:30 p.m., Foxtail Golf Course, Rohnert Park
Full details and registration link here. Note, you do not need to have an account to register.
In addition, members of the community are invited to share photos, remembrances and anecdotes about Rabbi Ted as part of a planned Memory Book. Send them to Erica Stuart at office@bnaiisrael.net, no later than Monday, May 16.

GAN ISRAEL PRESCHOOL
Gan Israel Summer Camp
We're filling up fast! Gan Israel Preschool is accepting applications for Summer Camp. The first week is June 20. Click here to see the weekly schedule and signup link. For more information, contact Director Teri Porter at (707) 763-5136 or Teri@bnaiisrael.net. Visit Gan Israel's webpage or Facebook page.

IN THE COMMUNITY
Mussar with Stephen Weiss
Tuesday, April 26, 9–10:30 a.m.
BIJC member Stephen Weiss will lead a Mussar Institute class for anyone interested in learning about Mussar, its tradition and its spiritual practice. Weiss notes that if Tuesday mornings do not work for people, there are other classes scheduled at different times in the week. To learn more about the class and how to register please click here.

Film Screening and Lecture series at Sonoma State
Thursday, April 28, 4 p.m., Schroeder Hall
The last event this four-part series will feature Liat Alon from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, paired with a screening of the Israeli film, Fill the Void. Alon will discuss women, agency and Israeli society on the screen. Free, registration required.


UPCOMING
  • Interfaith Food Pantry, Thursday, April 28. Info: foodbank@bnaiisrael.net
  • Exploring the Talmud with Rabbi Feldman is on break & will resume on Friday, April 29.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Annual BIJC Membership Meeting, Sunday, May 15, 7 p.m.

ADULT ED LECTURES via Zoom
  • Rabbi Feldman on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m. Info: rabbi@bnaiisrael.net
  • The Green Mitzvah Project returns, Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m. Details
  • Dr. Joseph Rosenstein and his book about Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers), Wednesday, May 18, 7 p.m. Details
The Zoom link will open at 6:45 p.m. for all lectures. Click here to join.

We Are Here
If you are in need of help, or if you know someone who is in need of help - whether for medical, financial, spiritual or any other reason - please contact Rabbi Ted Feldman (707-765-2937) or Rhonda Goodman (caringcommunity@bnaiisrael.net) so that we can reach out.
Hineni – I Am Here

B'nai Israel Jewish Center in Petaluma, CA, is the oldest Jewish community center between San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. Led by Rabbi Ted Feldman, BIJC is an inclusive community for Jewish life, addressing the cultural, religious, spiritual, educational and social needs of all who wish to identify with the Jewish community of Petaluma and surrounding areas. Want to learn more? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.
4676 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 360-3000 office@BethAmiSR.org 

Finishing Passover
We hope your Passover has been fulfilling. There are in-person and zoom morning festival services for days 1, 2, 7 and 8: YIZKOR THIS SHABBAT at around 11:30, after the Torah service. There will be Erev Chag zoom service at 6 pm Thursday, and Erev Shabbat story and service on Zoom only starting at 5:45 pm this Friday. Schedule here.

EVELYN GUREVITCH'S 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BRUNCH
MAY 15, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa, CA
LIVE ON ZOOM FROM 12:00-2:00 PM (a link will be sent to you).
IN PERSON FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WELCOME (only those fully Vaccinated & Boosted for COVID 19). Please RSVP via email to ellybubbi@gmail.com or phone at 415-265-9801 (ELLY COHEN). Include your names & email addresses and whether coming in person or via Zoom.
Your presence is the only present that we need!

A HORSE WALKS into a BAR: Our CBA book group is currently reading Israeli writer David Grossman's 2017 Winner of the Man Book International Prize, Israel's Emet Prize, the Albatross Prize given by the Gunter Grass Foundation and numerous other international awards. We still participate in the SF Jewish Community Library's Book Club-in-a-Box and borrow 12 copies of the same book from them. Have a few loaner's still available, including a copy in Hebrew. All CBA members and friends are welcome. Will probably meet for discussion in my backyard on Sunday, Apr. 24 --- after Passover. For further info and comments --- Linda (707) 544-4532.

Committee on Racism and Social Justice Meetings on the third Thursday of every month at 3:45 p.m. This month we are meeting with members of the North Bay Organizing Project of Sonoma County to discuss future projects and ways we can build a community relationship together. We would love for you to you to join us. Contact Carol Swanson to receive the committee's Zoom link. (swangirl@comcast.net)

Our Social Action Committee is volunteering at the Redwood Empire Food Bank on Wednesday, April 20th from 10:00-11:30 or 1:00 Please sign up on line at refb.org. Hope to see many of you there. More info contact Lyla Nathan @ lylanathan5@gmail.com.

CBA Israel Affairs Committee information and activities here

Israeli Dance Group: we are still dancing on Zoom but are hoping to return to in-person. See the latest blog post to contact Leanne if you'd like to be on the emailing list. https://bethamisr.org/category/israeli-dance/

Beth Ami is online every day with morning (8:00 am) and evening (7:00 pm) prayer and classes wth Rabbi Miller and congregants,
Rashi class 7:30 am daily.
Mishnah Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Midrash Wednesdays 8:00 pm.
TaNaCH Thursday 2:45 pm.
zoom on in: Here is a chart/calendar (You may need to hit Refresh) with zoom url. Links to prayerbook pdfs are at BethAmiSR.org
Lockdown Comedy has been running monthly since July 2020 with comedians from around the country and globe.

Our monthly Lockdown Comedy on Zoom is coming up TODAY Thursday April 21. See details and a tickets here.
Sonoma State Lectures
Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide

We are pleased to announce the 39th Annual Sonoma State University 2022 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series, “Persecution as a Political Weapon: Genocide Through the Ages,” on Tuesdays, January 25th to May 10th, 2022. More information on the lecture series is available on the website for Sonoma State’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies program at http://holocaust.sonoma.edu/.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

26-Apr, The Bosnian Genocide Deconstructed
Irfan Mirza, Lecturer and Activist, Voices of the Bosnian Genocide
Please join us on Tuesday, April 26th for the thirteenth lecture in the 2022 series on the Holocaust and Genocide via the Zoom platform from 4-5:15 p.m. Irfan Mirza will present “The Bosnian Genocide Deconstructed.” 
Mirza was a Member of Board of Trustees of Voices of the Bosnian Genocide, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization devoted to raising awareness and educating the public about the genocide that took place in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 1990s and the ongoing effects that the genocide is having on Bosnia and the world. 

Irfan also served on the Board of Trustees of the Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina in Washington D.C. The Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of Bosnian Americans and works to improve relations between the United States and Bosnia and Herzegovina. We know that his first-person account of his experiences in Bosnia during the genocide will be moving and hope you will join us.

To request the Zoom link, please e-mail alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture.

3-May, Genocide Today--The Rohingya of Myanmar / 
Ellen Kennedy, Ph.D., World Without Genocide
Please join us on Tuesday, May 3rd for the next-to-last lecture in the 2022 series on the Holocaust and Genocide via the Zoom platform from 4-5:15 p.m. Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide, will discuss the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar.
Kennedy received her B.A. degree in English and Psychology from the University of Michigan, master’s degrees in English and Communications from the University of Northern Michigan, and doctoral degrees in Marketing and Sociology from the University of Minnesota.

Kennedy is the founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide, which provides education about past and current genocides and advocates at local, state, and national levels for policies and legislation that promote peace and justice. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota.

To request the Zoom link, please e-mail alliance@sonoma.edu with your full name and the date of the lecture by noon April 26th.
Arbeter Ring Northern California

Rethinking Justice Cafe: examining decarceration
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022
3:00 PM— 4:30 PM PDT
On zoom: Register here
Free and open to the public - donations accepted
Ask your questions of advocates and former prisoners.
Learn and be a more informed force for justice.
Cosponsored by Tzedek Ner Shalom Social Justice Action Workers Circle/ Arbeter Ring Northern California
Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.
Rethinking Justice means examining decarceration in the United States, which involves government policies and community campaigns aimed at reducing the number of people held in custody or custodial supervision. Decarceration, the opposite of incarceration, also entails reducing the rate of imprisonment at the federal, state and municipal level. In this Social Justice Cafe speakers will talk about the issues surrounding mass incarceration and the impact on individuals, families and communities.

The following are the speakers for this event:
Arnie Fischman, former prisoner, Bend the Arc Co-Chair of Bay Area Criminal Justice Reform Committee and State and National Core Leader of national Jewish social action organization. Troy Williams, former prisoner, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (SF). Lesley Currier from Returned Citizens Theater Group (Marin - works with prisoners in San Quentin and parolees). Dameion Brown, former prisoner at San Quentin and participant in the Returned Citizens Theater Group. Henry Frank, former prisoner at San Quentin and artist, who will present his remarkable Native American based artworks.
www.klezcalifornia.org • Email: judy@klezcalifornia.org 415-789-7679

The Holocaust and the Exile of Yiddish: A History of the Algemeyne Entsiklopedye, with Barry Trachtenberg
Sunday, April 24, 2-3pm 
In the early 1930s in Berlin, a group of leading Eastern European Jewish intellectuals embarked upon a project to publish a Yiddish language encyclopedia to serve as a bridge to the modern world. However, soon after the Algemeyne Entsiklopedye (General Encyclopedia) was announced, Hitler's rise to power forced its editors to flee to Paris. The scope of the project repeatedly changed before its final volumes were published in New York City in 1966. Barry Trachtenberg will tell the story of this encyclopedia.
Presented online by Jewish Community Library. Co-presented by KlezCalifornia. No charge. More info and link to register.

Melodies from my Father's Ukrainian Homeland, with Cookie Segelstein
Sunday, May 1, 10am-11:45am
The klezmer trio Veretski Pass (Cookie Segelstein, Josh Horowitz, Stu Brotman) often digs deep into field research and also plays melodies learned from family members. In Cookie's family, she learned primarily from her father, who grew up near Veretski Pass, where Ukrainians were the majority population. The music in her home was a mixture of Jewish, Ukrainian, and Polish. Cookie will teach some lesser known Ukrainian melodies.
Presented online by KlezCalifornia. More info and register. Registration closes four hours before event begins.  No charge; donations encouraged.

Yes We Sang, hosted by Nigunim Chorus
Sunday, May 1, 3pm
Free concert/sing-along featuring songs popular among communities decimated in the Holocaust just 70-80 years ago, and songs dedicated to them. Presented in person (in Berkeley) and online by Nigunim Chorus. Co-presented by KlezCalifornia. More info and link to register. No charge; donations welcome

Yiddish Songs about Women (Yidish Lider Vegn Froyen), a 4-session course with Cindy Paley
Mondays, May 2 - 23, 5-6:30pm 
Join Cindy Paley to learn Yiddish songs about (and some by) Jewish women. These songs include everyday love ditties; an erotic, passionate tango; and songs about justice-seeking women of the labor movement. Other songs concern immigrant working women, partisan resistance fighters in the Holocaust, domestic abuse, and prostitution in Argentina. Songs by Chava Alberstein and Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman will be included, as well as lesser-known songs from the Ruth Rubin archive..Participants will learn songs and their backgrounds and most importantly, sing! You will listen to and practice with recordings, video clips, class videos, sheet music, and song sheets in transliteration and English translation. By singing songs repeatedly over a four-week period, you will remember them (and learn Yiddish vocabulary, too)! Register now to ensure that this course has enough people signed up. More info and register. Presented online by KlezCalifornia
Please register now to ensure the course has enough registrants to proceed.
Tuition: $80 for all four sessions.
Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble

Support Ukraine Benefit Concert Saturday May 7 at 7:00 pm
Paul Alexander, founder of Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble, has organized a Support Ukraine Benefit Concert which will take place in Petaluma. There will be a Polish dance ensemble, a Ukrainian folk choir, a Ukrainian violinist accompanied by his wife on piano, and TWO klezmer bands, Veretski Pass and Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble.

On the jubileeklezmer.com website, those who want to help the Ukrainian people can donate to one or more organizations working in and near Ukraine. Those who donate $50 or more on the jubileeklezmer.com website ONLY can request one ticket for each $50 or more donated. The links and directions for donating are on the website. You can also donate without choosing to get tickets.

If you want to come to the concert you should make your donation, and request tickets soon because this event will sell out. We are taking Covid precautions, so we are limiting seating to 100. At the top of the web page, it currently says TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE. Once they are gone, the top of the web page will say SOLD OUT, but you will still be able to donate to the highly-rated charitable organizations linked to on the website.

Those with questions can call Paul Alexander at 707-217-6780.
Community Member Highlight

EVELYN GUREVITCH’S 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BRUNCH
SAVE THE DATE - MAY 15, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa, CA
LIVE ON ZOOM FROM 12:00-2:00 PM (a link will be sent to you).
IN PERSON FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WELCOME (only those fully Vaccinated & Boosted for COVID 19). Please RSVP via email to ellybubbi@gmail.com or phone at 415-265-9801 (ELLY COHEN). Include your names & email addresses and whether coming in person or via Zoom.
Your presence is the only present that we need!
SONOMA COUNTY
2200 Range Ave. Suite 102, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
707-303-1500 707-303-1530 Seniors At Home

Lift Up Local Seniors and Families This Passover
Join our partners at JFCS in a community-wide mitzvah to provide Passover foods to our neighbors! Two years into the pandemic, those in need face increasing challenges with mental health, food insecurity, and isolation—especially during the holidays. With every gift of $36, you provide a Seder Sack filled with Passover foods and essentials to an isolated senior, an adult with disabilities, or a family in crisis. Donate now to JFCS’ Seder Snacks program at jfcs.org/sedersacks

JFCS Brings Needed Aid to Ukraine
Our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people whose lives have been shattered by the invasion. JFCS thanks our community for mobilizing quickly and showing an outpouring of support to help deliver funds that provide food and emergency aid inside Ukraine and refugee assistance in other countries. We are working closely with our colleagues there on the ground.

Additionally, JFCS can offer legal assistance if desired, helping to reunite refugees with relatives here in Bay Area, in Israel, or in other countries.

As the need for aid continues, there are several ways that you can help.

JFCS continues to offer comprehensive services and resources to the community. Our Seniors At Home Program, Safe At Home calls, palliative care, dementia care, and fiduciary services, in addition to JFCS loans and grants, tele-health counseling, legal immigration guidance, disability services, and a variety of volunteer opportunities.

As the county opens, we are excited to re-start some in-person services, including our in-person volunteer visitor program. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our application. For more information about services, visit https://www.jfcs.org or call 707-303-1500.

Interest-free Loans Available - Disaster Relief
Immediate support
Disaster-related losses
Rebuilding a home or buying a new house
Helping small businesses recover
Feel free to call (415) 546-9902 x110 before you apply.

Coronavirus Impact
Over $5 million is available for interest-free loans to help with financial hardships related to Covid-19.
  • Rent & mortgage payments
  • Food, insurance, & child care
  • Property taxes
  • Small business expenses
Click to apply. Coronavirus Impact loans - questions? Contact Valerie at (415) 546-9902 x110 or info@hflasf.org.
Ensuring Care for the underserved since 2001 50 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa 95404 Phone: 707-585-7780 | Fax: 707-585-7784 http://www.jewishfreeclinic.org

The Jewish Community Free Clinic
Drawing on the Jewish traditions of Tzedakah (charity) and Tikum Olam (repairing the world) we offer free health care services to anyone in need, without regard to religion. We offer an atmosphere of respect, empowerment, and partnership with our patients, and strive to assist them in attaining full health and well-being.
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