Families with younger children (roughly toddlers through grammar school) though all are welcome meet twice a month during the school year on Friday afternoons to bake challah, do art projects, and welcome Shabbat together. Often a potluck Shabbat dinner follows. Our family havurah works on a service project each year and we support children going to Jewish summer camps and other programs of interest.
Bar and Bat Mitzvah Study
In the year prior to becoming bar or bat mitzvah, students work with Rabbi Margaret Holub to study
Torah and become proficient in helping to lead a Shabbat service. In addition students work privately with a tutor to learn to read and chant their Torah portion in Hebrew. Ordinarily people in our community become Bar or Bat Mitzvah shortly after their thirteenth birthdays. But we have had people as old as 82 years old become Bar or Bat Mitzvah and students of all ages are welcome.
Jewish Summer Camps:
Reform Jewish summer camp in Santa Rosa, CA for children entering grades 3 to 12. Newman inspires campers to apply the Jewish values learned to their daily lives, bettering themselves, their communities and the world.
Established in 1956 in Ojai, California, Camp Ramah provides year-round opportunities for campers, staff and program participants from across the United States and around the world to expand their own creativity, learn from dynamic teachers and specialists, explore being Jewish in today's world and experience the beauty of nature. Young people at Ramah develop leadership skills, lasting friendships and a strong Jewish consciousness. Ramah is more than a camp; it is an extended family where friendships forged and experiences gained last a lifetime.
Camp Tawonga has been a leader in Jewish camping since 1925. Located just outside Yosemite National Park on the Tuolumne River.