North Bay

Mendocino Coast Jewish Community

MCJC PO. Box 291 Little River , CA 95456
(707) 964-6146 [email protected]
Rabbi Margaret Holub [email protected]
Board Member Susan Tubbesing [email protected]

MCJC serves the North Coast from Gualala to Eureka. Rabbi Margaret Holub leads weekly Zoom candle lighting and hybrid Shabbat morning services. We celebrate holidays throughout the year, including nightly Hanukkah candle lighting and daily shofar sounding during Elul. The Hanukkah party and raffle in 2023 attracted over 100 participants with karaoke, dancing, and annual raffle.

Rabbi Holub creates popular classes during the year. During 2023, part-time Rabbi Paige Lincenberg led family and children’s programs, a monthly teen group, and prepared several b’nai mitzvah students. Programs led by members of the community include a mid-week Zoom conversation, providing comfort and support to many with health and mobility issues. The Elders Group meets on Zoom to share concerns and support. The Justice Group is focused on criminal justice, a path to citizenship, abortion rights and the local Indigenous community. A Younger Adults program brings together younger people and families to celebrate holidays. Rabbi Holub draws upon the Reconstructionist prayer book for Shabbat and the High Holidays, incorporating a wide range of resources to meet the needs of participants from different backgrounds and levels of Jewish education. Our monthly newsletter, the Megillah, is available on the website. We welcome participation in holidays and meetings from those on the coast and beyond via Zoom.