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Congregation Ner Shalom

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85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

February 2017

Two Big Mouths

February 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Evening of humor and personal stories with Cantor Linda Hirschhorn and Naomi Newman, founder of A Traveling Jewish Theatre. $15-$30.

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May 2017

Mother’s Day Concert

May 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

British singer-songwriter Zoe Lewis's performance benefits the J School at B’nai Israel Jewish Center in Petaluma. Ticket includes pizza and soft drink. $15-$25; under 8 free.

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Hidden & Revealed: A Night of Shavuot Study

May 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

“Hidden & Revealed: A Night of Shavuot Study.” Cheesecake and learning from rabbis and scholars in the Sonoma Jewish community. Free with RSVP.

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June 2017

Holly Near

June 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Singer-songwriter and activist performs with local pianist Jan Martinelli. $15-$25.

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August 2017

Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Dance Party

August 12, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Wine, beer, raffle, hippie fashion show and performance by the Thugz playing Grateful Dead cover songs. Free.

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September 2017

Tending Our Hearts; Mending the Field

September 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Selichot service includes stories, meditations, singing, chanting and shofar. Free.

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December 2017

The gonifs

December 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Klezmer band led by singer Jeanette Lewicki performs. $20-$30.

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February 2018

Ner Shalom Social Justice Café

February 11, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Afternoon of food, drinks, music and learning. Elaine Leeder, sociology professor at Sonoma State University, will talk about women in the Jewish labor movement and ways Jews have influenced U.S. social policies. Free.

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Purim celebration

February 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Ner Shalom and B’nai Israel join for an adults-only Purim party and a table reading of the Megillah. Costumes encouraged. BYOB.

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March 2018

The Raphael Trio

March 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Chamber trio perform in celebration of a donation to Ner Shalom of a piano with a German Jewish backstory. Trio includes Susan Salm, whose parents owned the piano and were refugees from Nazi Germany. $20 and up.

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Yiddish Tish

March 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

An exploration of poetry and short prose by great Yiddish writers. Reading and translating, though no Yiddish knowledge is required. Bring lunch.

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From the Narrows: A Community Passover Seder

March 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Reb Irwin Keller and the Good Shabbos Band host a Sephardic-style pescetarian seder, with rice and legumes (kitniyot). Must buy tickets by March 28. $24 and up.

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April 2018

Daniel Cainer’s Gefilte Fish & Chips

April 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Storyteller and songwriter presents his multimedia show on being British and Jewish. $20-$30.

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May 2018

Blintzes for the Soul: A Shavuot Night of Learning

May 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Dairy delights and Torah study. Free.

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June 2018

Spirit, Gender and the Quest for Authentic Living

June 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Three-day residency with Israeli author, scholar and activist Yiscah Smith, a trans woman and former Chabad leader. Each talk has a different focus. Free.

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Two Big Mouths

June 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Naomi Newman of A Traveling Jewish Theatre and Cantor Linda Hirschhorn of Vocolot in a show about growing up Jewish that mixes storytelling, memories, midrash and music. $18-$25.

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July 2018

Isle of Klezbos

July 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

All-female, New York City-based klezmer band performs during its 20th anniversary year. $10-$30.

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August 2018

Summer of Love Dance Party

August 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Featuring Americana/psychedelic band Thugz and a hippie-era fashion show. Time-period dress requested. Tickets free for 2017 Sonoma fire survivors.

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December 2018

Ner Shalom Hanukkah party

December 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States

Pescetarian kosher potluck (by assignment) and lighting. RSVP required.

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February 2019

Our Love Is Here to Stay

February 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States
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Cabaret show by Holly Near and friends funds the care of Ner Shalom’s Steinway baby grand piano, which survived the Holocaust. $30-$40.

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March 2019

Raphael Trio

March 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States
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Classical trio performs two pieces by Felix Mendelssohn. Benefit concert for a piano that “escaped” the Holocaust, now under Ner Shalom’s stewardship. $25-$40.

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June 2019

Angels & Ancestors

June 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States
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"Untraditional learning” Shavuot event examines experiences with angels and other unseen beings. Bring dairy treats. Free.

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Anna Belle Kaufman

June 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States
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Artist and former Hollywood set designer discusses her personal, artistic and spiritual journey following the death of her son. Free; RSVP requested.

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July 2019

An Evening with the Riccardis

July 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States
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Cabaret duo known for their political satire songs performs a benefit for Ner Shalom. $25-$35.

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October 2019

Cotati Cabaret

October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States
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$25 – $35

British songwriter and musical storyteller performs multimedia show called “Daniel Cainer’s Weird & Wonderful Jewish Midlife Crisis.”

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“The Kinsey Sicks”

October 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States
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$35 – $48

The drag quartet, which released 2005 album “Oy Vey in a Manger,” performs its new show for a synagogue fundraiser. Adult themes.

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January 2020

Ner Shalom’s Social Justice Café

January 12, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States
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Free

Speakers talk about exploring immigrant and refugee rights. Includes organic Jewish food from Ner Shalom's cafe, music from the Ner Shalom Good Shabbos Band and raffle prizes. Money raised from cafe and raffle benefit Ner Shalom and Refugee Sanctuary Groups. Presented by the Ner Shalom Besere Velt Social Justice Committee.

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The Musers

January 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States
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$10 – $30

Local folk/rock band plays for a fundraiser at Congregation Ner Shalom.

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November 2021

“Kristallnacht Remembrance”

November 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States
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Free

Outdoor event recalling the violent intolerance of the past and addressing the growing intolerance of today. Masks required. Sponsored by Story Project.

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April 2022

Ner Shalom seder

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza,
Cotati, CA United States
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$53

Second-night outdoor community seder with catered vegetarian fare. Bring a coat in case it’s cold. Discount for members.

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