Barbara Higbie in Concert
Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

Barbara Higbie in Concert

Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Barbara Higbie will take the stage at at Ner Shalom's Cotati Cabaret. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Higbie "one of the most exciting musicians I have heard, full of life and brilliant in her playing." Barbara Higbie is best known for her vivacious, lyrical recordings on the Windham Hill label.

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Isle of Klezbos in Concert!
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

Isle of Klezbos in Concert!

Musical Fun for the Whole Family!

NYC-based Isle of Klezbos approaches tradition with playful irreverence and deepest respect. Now celebrating two decades together, the soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-gal klezmer sextet has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998.

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Summer of Love Dance Party!
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Summer of Love Dance Party!

Get out your fringed leather vest and your love beads, and put a big peace sign on your calendar for August 18.

This night features 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. Come help keep this historic building alive!

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!

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!

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Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

Selichot Service

Wishing you a happy, healthy new year 5779.

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Tonight is the Selichot Service – Selichot is one of the most beautiful rituals of our year. Not a traditional prayer service, it is an opportunity to move as a community into a deeper place of gentleness, forgiveness, expansiveness and beauty. The service will include stories, short teachings, some meditation, some of our favorite High Holy Day songs and chants, and a shofar blast at the end. About one hour, soup to nuts. Free and open to all.

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Sep
10
9:30 AM09:30

Rosh Hashanah Day

Wishing you a happy, healthy new year.

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This day will include a Family Service at 9:30 and a simultaneous contemplative service for adults. Followed by a combined morning service, including Storahtelling.

At 1pm there will be a vegetarian potluck lunch, followed by a 2:30pm tashlich ritual.

 

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Yom Kippur Evening

Our biggest night of the year: soul searching, spirits rising, the Kol Nidre prayer, beautiful music from the Good Shabbos Band and the Ner Shalom Singers, poetry, prayer, uplifted community.

Note: It is customary to wear white this evening, and to don your tallit if you have one. Also, don't forget to bring a photo or memorabilia for the Memorial Table, for use at tomorrow's Yizkor Service.

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Sep
19
9:30 AM09:30

Yom Kippur Day

Wishing you a happy, healthy new year.

Watch this spot for details on the High Holy Days 5779.

At 9:30 AM there will be a Family Service for folks with young children and congregants who enjoy supporting them. Simultaneously there will be an Adult Meditative Service. At 10:30 we join together for the continuation of the morning service (child care available). Together we will move deeper into our work of teshuvah, finding the road back to our own selves, working to repair our hearts, our relationships and our planet.

After an early afternoon break, there will be afternoon study and healing service, followed by Yizkor Service and, ultimately, by our Neilah service, which will take us to dark.

A potluck vegetarian break-the-fast follows.

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Yiddish Tish
May
15
12:00 PM12:00

Yiddish Tish

A periodic exploration of poetry and short prose by great Yiddish writers. We read and translate from the Yiddish together, but no previous Yiddish knowledge required. Trust us on this. A chance to enter the culture and feel of Yiddish literature. There will also be great conversation, a little grammar, and many laughs. Bring your lunch.

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Yiddish Tish
Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

Yiddish Tish

A periodic exploration of poetry and short prose by great Yiddish writers. We read and translate from the Yiddish together, but no previous Yiddish knowledge required. Trust us on this. A chance to enter the culture and feel of Yiddish literature. There will also be great conversation, a little grammar, and many laughs. Bring your lunch.

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Raphael Trio
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

Raphael Trio

“These gifted musicians play with an almost palpable intensity. They launched into a detailed and emotionally gripping performance that allowed all to triumph both individually and collectively.” (Washington Post)

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