Memorial for Shira Hadditt
Jul
9
3:00 pm15:00

Memorial for Shira Hadditt

A public memorial for our beloved Marylou Shira Hadditt, organized by Congregation Ner Shalom and the women of the Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County. Held at Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza in Cotati. Together we will remember this remarkable woman of grit and fire.

Shabbat with Reb Irwin
Aug
4
7:00 pm19:00

Shabbat with Reb Irwin

Beautiful music and soulfulness and a teaching from Reb Irwin. If you haven't been to a Friday night recently to hear the intensely beautiful music the Good Shabbos Band brings us, you're missing out.

Summer of Love Dance Party!
Aug
12
8:30 pm20:30

Summer of Love Dance Party!

Featuring The THUGZ – which stands for "tribal hippie underground zone." Self-described as "purveyors of Cosmic Americana & Old Time Psychedelic Music," the Thugz performs music that will take you back to the day, including Grateful Dead covers and originals inspired by the Dead, Dylan, the Beatles and even Miles Davis.

Congregation Ner Shalom sits in what was once the Cotati Cabaret which, in the 1980s, was one of the premiere northern California rock and roll venues. The Thugz will perform on the same well-worn stage where Jerry Garcia performed in a side band he created with John Kahn, called Reconstruction.

Wine, beer and [legal] munchies will be available for purchase. There will be a raffle and a hippie era fashion show. So come out in your bell-bottomed best and strut your stuff!

Shabbat with Reb Irwin
Aug
18
7:00 pm19:00

Shabbat with Reb Irwin

Beautiful music and soulfulness and a teaching from Reb Irwin. If you haven't been to a Friday night recently to hear the intensely beautiful music the Good Shabbos Band brings us, you're missing out.

Shabbat with Reb Irwin
Sep
1
7:00 pm19:00

Shabbat with Reb Irwin

Beautiful music and soulfulness and a teaching from Reb Irwin. If you haven't been to a Friday night recently to hear the intensely beautiful music the Good Shabbos Band brings us, you're missing out.

Messengers of Peach Chant Evening
Sep
8
7:30 am07:30

Messengers of Peach Chant Evening

Join us in a deeply settling and enlivening journey from sound to silence, silence to sound. Together we weave sound and breath, connecting deeply, exploring and opening doorways of consciousness. This is a night suitable for Jews and non-Jews.

Sep
15
7:00 pm19:00

No Shabbat Service

There is no Shabbat Service this evening. Enjoy your Shabbat at home, and we will see you Saturday night for Selichot, to begin our High Holy Days.

Selichot
Sep
16
8:00 pm20:00

Selichot

Selichot is one of the most beautiful rituals of our year, an opportunity to move as a community into a deeper place of gentleness, forgiveness, expansiveness and beauty. Stories, short teachings, meditation, some of our favorite High Holy Day songs, and a shofar blast at the end.

Rosh Hashanah Day
Sep
21
9:30 am09:30

Rosh Hashanah Day

We move deeper into the spirit of the Holy Days: children's service, adult contemplative service, Shofar service, Storahtelling, and Tashlikh.

Yom Kippur Day
Sep
30
9:30 am09:30

Yom Kippur Day

We move deeper into our work of teshuvah, finding the road back to our own selves, working to repair our hearts, our relationships and the world we share.

Shabbat with Reb Irwin
Oct
6
7:00 pm19:00

Shabbat with Reb Irwin

Beautiful music and soulfulness and a teaching from Reb Irwin. If you haven't been to a Friday night recently to hear the intensely beautiful music the Good Shabbos Band brings us, you're missing out.

Shabbat with Reb Irwin
Oct
20
7:00 pm19:00

Shabbat with Reb Irwin

Beautiful music and soulfulness and a teaching from Reb Irwin. If you haven't been to a Friday night recently to hear the intensely beautiful music the Good Shabbos Band brings us, you're missing out.

Shabbat with Reb Irwin
Nov
3
7:00 pm19:00

Shabbat with Reb Irwin

Beautiful music and soulfulness and a teaching from Reb Irwin. If you haven't been to a Friday night recently to hear the intensely beautiful music the Good Shabbos Band brings us, you're missing out.

Shabbat Service
Nov
17
7:00 pm19:00

Shabbat Service

Beautiful music and soulfulness. If you haven't been to a Friday night recently to hear the intensely beautiful music the Good Shabbos Band brings us, you're missing out.

Shabbat Service
Dec
1
7:00 pm19:00

Shabbat Service

Beautiful music and soulfulness. If you haven't been to a Friday night recently to hear the intensely beautiful music the Good Shabbos Band brings us, you're missing out.

Messengers of Peace Chant Evening
Dec
8
7:30 am07:30

Messengers of Peace Chant Evening

Join us in a deeply settling and enlivening journey from sound to silence, silence to sound. Together we weave sound and breath, connecting deeply, exploring and opening doorways of consciousness. This is a night suitable for Jews and non-Jews.

Dec
15
7:00 pm19:00

No Shabbat Service

There will be no Shabbat service on December 15th. Enjoy your Shabbat at home, and we'll see you tomorrow for the Chanukah party or next week for Winter Treasures!


Shabbat Eve Outdoors
Jun
16
7:00 pm19:00

Shabbat Eve Outdoors

Beautiful music, beautiful prayer, beautiful community on a beautiful night. Join us outdoors. We will meet either in our own yard or across at La Plaza Park. Sign up for eBlasts to know final location.

Messengers of Peace Chant Evening
Jun
9
7:30 pm19:30

Messengers of Peace Chant Evening

  • Ner Shalom

Join us in a deeply settling and enlivening journey from sound to silence, silence to sound. Together we weave sound and breath, connecting deeply, exploring and opening doorways of consciousness. This is a night suitable for Jews and non-Jews.

Holly Near
Jun
3
8:00 pm20:00

Holly Near

Holly Near brings to the stage a unique combination of highly trained vocal power, delightful humor, poetic reflection and a lifetime of fearless activism. She will be accompanied by Cotati resident Jan Martinelli on piano. We are delighted to present this wonderful program of Songs and Stories!

Shabbat with Reb Irwin
Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

Shabbat with Reb Irwin

Beautiful music and soulfulness and a teaching from Reb Irwin. If you haven't been to a Friday night recently to hear the intensely beautiful music the Good Shabbos Band brings us, you're missing out.

Hidden & Revealed: A Night of Learning
May
30
6:30 pm18:30

Hidden & Revealed: A Night of Learning

A night of joyous learning to honor Shavuot, our holiday of revelation. Come for a chunk of it or all of it. Or just for the cheesecake. Study will include text, movement, music, memory and meta-siddur. Teachers include Rabbi Meredith Cahn, Gesher Calmenson, Sally Churgel, Shoshana Fershtman, Reb Judith Goleman, Barbara Lesch McCaffry, Gale Kissin, and Reb Irwin Keller.

Ner Shalom Oasis
May
24
6:00 pm18:00

Ner Shalom Oasis

A moment of calm in your busy week of work, worry, and activism. Each week one of our Ner Shalom spiritual leaders – Leiah Bowden, Reb Judith Goleman, Atzilah Solot, Sheridan Gold or Reb Irwin Keller – will bring you some mix of chant, prayer, meditation and instrumental music. You can tune in live on our Facebook Page.

Ner Shalom Oasis
May
17
6:00 pm18:00

Ner Shalom Oasis

A moment of calm in your busy week of work, worry, and activism. Each week one of our Ner Shalom spiritual leaders – Leiah Bowden, Reb Judith Goleman, Atzilah Solot, Sheridan Gold or Reb Irwin Keller – will bring you some mix of chant, prayer, meditation and instrumental music. You can tune in live on our Facebook Page.

Messengers of Peace Chant Evening
May
12
7:30 pm19:30

Messengers of Peace Chant Evening

  • Ner Shalom

Join us in a deeply settling and enlivening journey from sound to silence, silence to sound. Together we weave sound and breath, connecting deeply, exploring and opening doorways of consciousness. This is a night suitable for Jews and non-Jews.

Ner Shalom Oasis
May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Ner Shalom Oasis

A moment of calm in your busy week of work, worry, and activism. Each week one of our Ner Shalom spiritual leaders – Leiah Bowden, Reb Judith Goleman, Atzilah Solot, Sheridan Gold or Reb Irwin Keller – will bring you some mix of chant, prayer, meditation and instrumental music. You can tune in live on our Facebook Page.

Annual Congregational Meeting
May
7
12:00 pm12:00

Annual Congregational Meeting

A chance to look at our accomplishments, our goals and our needs. We need you there. Open to all Ner Shalom members in good standing. Ner Shalom provides bagels and lox.

Death & Dying: Jewish Custom and Outlook
May
3
5:30 pm17:30

Death & Dying: Jewish Custom and Outlook

  • Ner Shalom

Wednesday, May 3 ~ 5:30-7pm
Taught by Reb Judith Goleman and Reb Irwin Keller

Sometimes people find themselves at a loss in the face of loss: not having a clear idea how to be with someone who is dying, how to mourn and how to remember. In this introduction to Jewish practice, Rebs Judith and Irwin will explore the wisdom that our Jewish tradition has to share.

Passover Seder: Birthing Change
Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

Passover Seder: Birthing Change

  • Ner Shalom

The evening will be thought-provoking, laughter-filled, and suitable for all genders and all generations. Bring your favorite conversation partners and organizing buddies. A delicious catered dinner (vegetarian plus fish) will be served. If you can, please contribute to "Elijah's Plate" when you purchase your tickets, to help make it possible for those who cannot afford it to participate.

Messengers of Peace Chant Evening
Apr
14
7:30 pm19:30

Messengers of Peace Chant Evening

  • Ner Shalom

Experience the magic of Hebrew chant! 
Join us in a deeply settling and enlivening journey from sound to silence, silence to sound. Together we weave sound and breath, connecting deeply, exploring and opening doorways of consciousness. This is a night suitable for Jews and non-Jews.

Sapling Hike for Families with Young Children
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Sapling Hike for Families with Young Children

  • Helen Putnam Regional Park

Led by Janet Rae Jorgensen and Kamala Brown
Helen Putnam Regional Park
411 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma

The hills are alive with green and burgeoning wildflowers beckoning us to explore the days of spring. Join us for a saunter, complete with story and song just in time for welcoming Passover. All families with children are welcome. Meet at the children's playground across from the parking lot. 

Erev Shabbat
Apr
7
6:45 pm18:45

Erev Shabbat

  • ner shalom

Welcome Shabbat with song and soulfulness and a teaching from Reb Irwin. 
Oneg shabbat sponsored by Ariana Elster.

Alison Luterman: The Largest Possible Life
Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Alison Luterman: The Largest Possible Life

  • Ner Shalom

Join New School host, Reb Irwin Keller, for an evening of talk with poet and playwright Alison Luterman about how we live our lives to the fullest, and how we tell our stories – turning our days into poetry, written sometimes in ink and sometimes in flesh and blood, breath, and action.

Messengers of Peace Chant Evening
Mar
10
7:30 pm19:30

Messengers of Peace Chant Evening

  • Ner Shalom

Experience the magic of Hebrew chant! 
Join us in a deeply settling and enlivening journey from sound to silence, silence to sound. Together we weave sound and breath, connecting deeply, exploring and opening doorways of consciousness. This is a night suitable for Jews and non-Jews.