Celebrate the High Holidays in Sonoma County in 2019

Strengthen our local community by being part of it!

The Days of Awe, the 10-day period including Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are almost upon us and there is a dizzying variety of ways you can plug into "doing Jewish" in Sonoma County. It's a time of year where there's a greater urgency to feel a sense of belonging to a community.

Whether you are single or married, have children or not, want traditional or cutting-edge, or prefer being outdoors, indoors, or online – there are options to fit your needs.

Come celebrate with us, we're saving you a seat!

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot Services

B’nai Israel Jewish Center, Petaluma

Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma, Petaluma

Congregation Beth Ami, Santa Rosa

Congregation Ner Shalom, Cotati

Congregation Shir Shalom, Sonoma

Congregation Shomrei Torah, Santa Rosa

Sonoma County Chabad Jewish Center, Santa Rosa

Wilderness Torah, Sebastopol


Community Meals for the Whole Family

Monday, September 30: Rosh Hashanah Community Dinner, Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma (Petaluma)


Free Tashlich Ceremonies and Observances

Monday, September 30: This beautiful, family-friendly ritual of letting go of what has held us back, is traditionally done at a body of water, during which we cast our sins into the water while singing and praying that we do better in the year to come.

12:45 pm – The Sonoma Plaza Duck Pond in Sonoma with Congregation Shir Shalom

2:30 pm – The Labyrinth, on the east side of Congregation Ner Shalom building in Cotati

4:00 pm – Water Street Bridge in Petaluma with B’nai Israel Jewish Center

4:30 pm – Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa with Congregation Shomrei Torah and Congregation Beth Ami

6:00 pm – Meditation and shofar blowing at Water Street Bridge in Petaluma with Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma


Even More High Holiday Events in Sonoma County

September 12: Babka Bake, Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma (Petaluma)

September 15: Book Discussion – This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared, Congregation Ner Shalom (Cotati)

September 21: Warm Up For the Holy Days with Storyteller Joel ben Izzy, Congregation Shomrei Torah (Santa Rosa)

September 22: Rosh Hashanah Children's Farmers Market, Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma (Petaluma)

September 26: Rosh Hashanah Storytime, Copperfield's Books (Petaluma)


Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy, safe, peaceful year ahead.


To find more Sonoma County events, visit our online community calendar.

We have also compiled a list of regional Sonoma County resources to help you participate in a wide variety of social and cultural events, family and children's events, and educational, religious, and volunteer activities.


September 05, 2019


Carol Appel