Tisha B'Av
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Tisha B'Av

Tisha B’Av commemorates the destruction of our Temple in Jerusalem in 586 BCE and again in 70 CE. We also consider and mourn all the losses and exiles we have faced as Jews over the centuries. This is also a chance to notice the exiles of today and the dangers facing the planet. We will chant from the Book of Lamentations, offer medieval kinnot (poetry of lament), sing together, and offer our blessings to all who are displaced and in danger.

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Ner Shalom Women's Retreat
Jun
21
to Jun 23

Ner Shalom Women's Retreat

Ner Shalom’s first-ever Women’s Retreat weekend, held at beautiful Walker Creek Ranch. An opportunity for the fabulous women of Ner Shalom to hang out, get to know each other better, and create community.

DATES: Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23, 2019. 

These are special dates not only because of Shabbat, but also because the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, occurs on June 21st.  What a congruence of wonder!

The location is wonderful Walker Creek Ranch, located in West Petaluma.  Even though it’s only a 30-minute drive from downtown Petaluma, it feels like it’s a thousand miles away, surrounded by lush forests and farmlands.  There is a beautiful swimming and boating pond that we will use as well.

We will celebrate this Solstice Shabbat with lots of Ner Shalom music and inspiration for your body, mind and spirit.  There will be workshops offered on Saturday afternoon and Sunday mid-morning.  The food at Walker Creek is delicious and fresh, with many options for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free, dairy free and whatever else free you need.  We will serve Friday night dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner; and Sunday breakfast and lunch.

There are four different levels of accommodations as listed below.  The prices include meals, facility use, and lodging.  There are no private bathrooms, although the semi-private residences have bathrooms down the hall.  The campers will use a centrally located bathhouse.  The economy housing has bathrooms within the dorm rooms as well as use of the bathhouse.

·        Camping among the redwoods:  $185 (bring your own tent)

·        Economy housing (dorm rooms with bunk beds and a shared bathroom):  $250

·        Semi-private rooms (shared bathrooms and room with two beds): $345

·        Private rooms (your own room with a shared bathroom): $440

We are charging what it costs – this is not a fundraiser.

We welcome your suggestions for workshops you might want to offer.  We will definitely have an art project and yoga.  Everything else is open!

In order to plan this event, we’re asking for you to register now, choose your sleeping accommodation, and put down a small deposit to reserve your space. Please note that space is limited. 

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have questions, suggestions, or want to help!

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Angels & Ancestors: A Shavuot Night of Learning
Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

Angels & Ancestors: A Shavuot Night of Learning

A night of rich learning to honor Shavuot, our holiday of revelation, This year we will lean into the mystical, exploring our lore and our own experience engaging with the unseen: angels, divine beings, ancestral guides. Everything from magic to ancestral healing to genealogical research. Come for a chunk of it or all of it. Or just for the cheesecake.

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