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Petaluma's Inclusive Center for Jewish Life

Caring Community

When we think of "Jewish values" what comes to mind? Welcoming guests, comforting mourners, visiting the sick, feeding those in need, and more. Being part of B'nai Israel Jewish Center provides each of us with the opportunity to act on these values.

Are there ways you can help out in your community, such as providing meals, giving rides, or visiting the elderly or bereaved? Consider how you might strengthen your personal commitment to include these Jewish values in your life.

For more information about our Caring Community, or if you know someone who may benefit from the help of our Caring Community, please contact Rabbi Ted Feldman at (707) 765-2937 or, or the BIJC Office at (707) 762-0340.

Confidentiality is assured.

HINENI - I am here, I care, I will act


Chevra Kadisha of Sonoma County

Do you know:

For thousands of years Jews have practiced a beautiful tradition of assisting in the journey from death to burial with respect, kindness and sympathy.


Do you know:

There is a large community of volunteers in Sonoma County that participate in this mitzvah of preparing a person’s body for burial? Tahara is the ritual practice of the final mikvah.


Are you interested in learning more for you or a loved one? Come listen  and learn about this rich practice, where respect for the deceased is the guiding principle. This evening is open to all- from those who are curious to those that want to learn so they can participate in this beautiful mitzvah.

We will hold a training for persons interested in participating in the tahara, the ritual washing, on June 23, 2019, at 7 p.m. at B'nai Israel Jewish Center. If you are interested in attending please contact Naomi Richman at (707) 765-9844 or Nancy Dotti at (707) 322-1631.

Sat, September 21 2019 21 Elul 5779