Congregation Ner Shalom


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Of upcoming services and events.

Children & Youth

Our "J School," offered collaboratively with B'nai Israel of Petaluma, runs kindergarten through high school.

Special Needs

Celebrations program for children and teens with special needs and their families.

Our Music

Ner Shalom is a wellspring of new music. See our music videos and learn our melodies by clicking above.

Reb Irwin & Our Spiritual Leadership

Or read Reb Irwin's blog.

Our Sobeslav Holocaust Scroll

Learn about our delicate Torah scroll and the community whose memory we honor.

Photo Gallery

Images from Ner Shalom events.

Scent-Free Policy

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Ner Shalomers

Welcome to Congregation Ner Shalom!

Ner Shalom is a Reconstructionist synagogue boasting a spirited and diverse community of people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Together we explore Jewish-centered paths of ritual, learning, song, community-building and mindfulness.

Ner Shalom offers Kabbalat Shabbat services to welcome the Sabbath, a wide range of classes, a book group, an elders group, Yiddish Tish, folk dancing, social justice projects, programs for teens, a religious school for our young people, and celebrations for kids with special needs and their families. We celebrate holidays together, support each other in times of need and mark the life cycle events of our members. We are proud to be a scent-free, smoke-free haven, safe for people with chemical sensitivities.

We welcome visitors, new members, interfaith families, LGBTQ folk, people with special needs - and you.

Above: Our Half-Congregational Photo! Some of our wonderful Ner Shalom members at our annual congregational meeting. May, 2011.

Pesach Around the Corner!

On this night, different from all other nights, we will find a few new ways to tell and hear our ancient story of slavery and freedom. We will use symbol and story and embodiment and improvisation. The night will be thought-provoking, laughter-filled and suitable for all generations. A delicious, [mostly] vegetarian dinner will be served. This event will sell out. To learn more and register, click on the picture above.

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Ner Shalom in the News

Press Democrat Spotlights Reb Irwin

An orthodox mix of careers challenges the imagination.
Click on the image below to see the article.

Read More About Ner Shalom's
Spritual Leadership Team
by clicking on the photo!

L-R: Chantleader Atzilah Solot, Chief Musician Lorenzo Valensi, Spiritual Leader Reb Irwin Keller, Rabbinic Intern Reb Shifrah Tobacman

Ner SHalom Music!

Kol Haneshamah
A Fast Sample of Ner Shalom's Music

Congregation Ner Shalom
A Reconstructionist Synagogue
of Sonoma & Marin Counties

Synagogue in the Santa Rosa Area

Congregation Ner Shalom is a Santa Rosa area synagogue, located in Cotati and serving Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Marin County and Sonoma County in Northern California. Synagogues are also called shuls, havurot, chavurot, temples or congregations. A Reconstructionist congregation is similar to a Reform temple or a Renewal havurah. All three are non-orthodox synagogues which practice egalitarian Liberal Judaism or Progressive Judaism. Our synagogue is about ten minutes away from Santa Rosa, CA. For driving directions from Santa Rosa or other locations, please click on the "contact us" link.

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