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Petaluma's Inclusive Center for Jewish Life

Community

Our sense of community is born of more than 155 years as a vibrant, multifaceted Jewish presence in Petaluma and its surrounding towns. Our Jewish Center at 740 Western Avenue has witnessed nearly 100 years of meetings, social gatherings, religious services and educational programs.

Since March 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic ended our ability to congregate together, our building has been silent. We have had to postpone or cancel events and grapple with the unknowns of reopening. Yet, through the marvels of modern communications, our community remains strong.

Religious services via Zoom are bringing even more people together than before. Members are reaching out to each other by phone to offer help and support. Informal Zoom chats offer opportunities for ideas and reflection. More of us are volunteering at the Food Pantry. Adult Ed classes are reaching more learners through the convenience of Zoom. Electronic newsletter readership has increased.

While we desire the return of face-to-face interactions, there are still places — such as the Caring Community, Food Pantry, Interfaith Group, Program Committee, Ritual Committee or Sisterhood —where you can get involved. Call the office at (707) 762-0340 or email office@bnaiisrael.net to get started.

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