'An extraordinary performer... at times heartbreakingly poignant, at others, laugh-out-loud funny. Utterly charming, thoroughly recommended.’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
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!
Please join us for a traditional Seudah Shelishit. We will sit together at the table, eat a light meal, sing songs, tell stories until the end of the Sabbath, and culminate our time together with Havdalah as we celebrate the coming of the new week.
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. 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!
for an insanely satisfying Jewish Pop-Up in beautiful wine country:
a little study, a little viticulture, cool people, and the tickle of wine on the tongue
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!
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.
A Countywide Day of Fasting and Good Works to Honor Ramadan, sponsored by "Of One Soul"
Dawn thru Sunset, culminating in a festive meal at King Falafel in Sebastopol.
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!
These two performers are Bay Area treasures. Do not miss this special night!