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Ner Shalom

Meeting Lilith, Starting a Dialogue

Cotati, CA
The mythical figure of Lilith was Adam’s first wife and Eve’s predecessor, according to Jewish legend. A symbol of our independent, rebellious, sensual, courageous, passionate, rageful potential, this ancient archetype can... read more

Trauma Healing through Jewish Practice*

Cotati, CA
The ancient Rabbis teach that we should celebrate Passover as though you yourself are coming out of Egypt. How does the embodied practice of the Passover Seder allow us to work through communal and personal trauma? How is ... read more

Yiddish Tish, April, May, June 2021

Cotati, CA
Yiddish Tish – A Taste of Yiddish for EveryoneLed by Reb Irwin Keller3 Dates, Come for One or All

Raising Anti-Racist Kids

Cotati, CA
Join us on the first Wednesday of the month as we continue to join together in thoughtful dialogue on how we as parents can raise race-conscious and anti-racist children. What tools, questions, and guidance can we give our... read more

Where You Go I Will Go: Same-Sex Marriage & Jewish Law

Cotati, CA
In 2015, same-sex marriage became legal across the US. Changing “bride” and “groom” to "spouse" on licenses was all it took to put marriage equality into effect. But Jewish marriage ritual is trickier; its words are based ... read more

The Letters of Creation - The Last 5 Letters

Cotati, CA
An ancient Jewish tradition tells us that the letters of the Hebrew alephbet are the building blocks by which G-d created and continues to create the world.  In this series of meetings we will engage the letters one at a t... read more

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Cotati, CA
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Past Events

Racism and Anti-Semitism

Racism and Anti-Semitism

Cotati, CA
Racism and Antisemitism: Parallel and Intertwining Strategies to Divide We will look at the histories of racism and antisemitism in America, examine their origins, what their functions are, and some implications for activism and for the Jewish community today. One aspect will be examining the de...
Sun, Feb 21 2021 11:00 AM Sun, Feb 28 2021 12:00 PM

The Letters of Creation - Next 5 Letters

The Letters of Creation - Next 5 Letters

Cotati, CA
An ancient Jewish tradition tells us that the letters of the Hebrew alephbet are the building blocks by which G-d created and continues to create the world.  In this series of meetings we will engage the letters one at a time and, as we choose to do, respond to them with our own creativity. Each...
Mon, Jan 25 2021 12:00 PM Mon, Feb 22 2021 1:00 PM

The Snake and Eve

The Snake and Eve

Cotati, CA
Please join Sheridan Gold and her mother Sharlya as they discuss sharing their adult bat mitzvahs on October 24, 2000—across the miles in the time of Covid-19.  How they studied, laughed, and learned together, guided by their rabbis—socially distanced, of course—and composed their drashot.  Sheri...
Wednesday, February 10 2021 12:00 PM 1:30 PM

Rebbe To Rabbi

Rebbe To Rabbi

Cotati, CA
The remarkable Irwin Keller moves from Rebbe to Rabbi when he is ordained (receives smicha) on January 10th.  We are pulling out all the stops to celebrate him with a robust Zoom gathering of music, poetry, laughter and love. This multi-media event, hosted by Ben Schatz of Kinsey Sicks fame, will...
Sunday, January 24 2021 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

The Cosmic Tree of Life in Kabbalah

The Cosmic Tree of Life in Kabbalah

Cotati, CA
Using a combination of text study and experiential learning, we will engage in a psychospiritual journey to explore the meaning of a core symbol of kabbalah, the Cosmic Tree of Life. Open to beginners and those with experience in kabbalistic study and meditation.
Tuesday, January 19 2021 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

RecordYourMazal

RecordYourMazal

Cotati, CA
On Sunday, January 24th at 5 pm PST, we will celebrate Rabbi Irwin Keller with a zoom show featuring lots of performers.  We'd like you - as a member of our shul - to add your two cents. Here's how it works. You will be invited to offer a SHORT congratulations which will be recorded.  Those congr...
Fri, Jan 15 2021 2:00 PM Tue, Jan 19 2021 6:00 PM

Speaking of Death

Speaking of Death

Cotati, CA
Facilitated by Sharon Ziff, RN with guest speakers Ari Hilton and Reb Judith Goleman Speaking about Death won’t make it happen any sooner.  In fact, studies have shown that being prepared for that final chapter of life brings a comforting preciousness to the days of our lives and may help relie...
Monday, January 11 2021 12:00 PM 1:15 PM

Yiddish Tish Jan, Feb, Mar 2021

Yiddish Tish Jan, Feb, Mar 2021

Cotati, CA
Yiddish Tish – A Taste of Yiddish for EveryoneLed by Reb Irwin Keller3 Dates, Come for One or All A Zoom gathering to read the work of Yiddish writers in the original; translate together; discuss, laugh and enjoy. And miraculously, no previous Yiddish knowledge is required. Please register and ...
Wed, Jan 6 2021 12:00 PM Wed, Mar 3 2021 1:00 PM

Nitzanim Seventh Night of Chanukah

Nitzanim Seventh Night of Chanukah

Cotati, CA
Let's come together for the Seventh Night of Chanukah and explore the darkness together.  What is special about this time of the year? What scares you about the dark?  Bring your favorite Menorah and the story that it wants to tell us.  Also, some paper, scissors and your choice of drawing mat...
Wednesday, December 16 2020 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

The Mysteries of Chanukah

The Mysteries of Chanukah

Cotati, CA
The Mysteries of Chanukah A Mini-Retreat with Reb Irwin KellerSunday, December 13th  ~   Noon-3:00 pm AND 6:30 - 7:30 pmProceeds from the event go to round out the Ner Shalom Season of Giving. Darkness and light. Hiddenness and revelation. The Divine and the Human spinning together like a dreyd...
Sunday, December 13 2020 12:00 PM 7:30 PM

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