About Our Events:


When…approximately monthly, often tied to a Jewish Holiday.


Where…hosted by local members or, for larger events, in a local gathering spot.

Given the large geographic span of our membership, we generally hold events along the Highway 4 corridor (Murphys/Angels Camp/Copperopolis/Bar XX and the Hwy 49/108 corridor in Sonora & Jamestown.


Cost…Most events are free, "Pot-Luck” affairs.  There is a fee to attend our catered Passover Seder that helps offset the costs.


Who can attend...Members, their families & friends, Jews   who live in the area full or part time or are touring the area as well as anyone else interested in participating in a Jewish gathering.  Singles, couples and families are all welcome!


Dress...While we occasionally have a themed event where dressing for the occasion is encouraged, our events are generally “Mountain Casual”. 


 All In-Person Gatherings Cancelled or RescHeduled

due to Covid-19 Restrictions

in effect at this time


"Just as we are commanded to take positive steps to maintain good health, so are we obligated to avoid danger and injury.  Indeed, Jewish law views endangering one’s health as worse than violating a ritual prohibition."

...quote from "The Jewish Tradition" by Elliot N. Dorff

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to live together in unity!"                                        Psalm 133

2020-21 MLJC Events and Gatherings

Due to the continued Covid-19 situation and the fact that the Mother Lode Jewish Community has many members at high risk of complications from the infection, no in-person gatherings are currently scheduled.

Sept. TBD            - Saturday      - Selichot                        - TBD

Sept. TBD            - Sunday        - Rosh Hashanah              - Murphys

Oct. 18              - Friday          - Sukkot                         - Copperopolis

Nov. 10              - Sunday        - Educational Session        - Columbia


Nov. 15              - Friday          - Kabbalat Shabbat            - TBD

Dec. 7                - Saturday      - Torah Service                 - TBD

Dec.  28             - Saturday      - Chanukkah                     - Murphys

Jan. 18              - Saturday       - Havdalah & Game Night  - Sonora

Feb. 9                - Sunday         - Tu B'Shevat                    - Sonora


Feb. 28               - Friday           - Kabbalat Shabbat           -Columbia

Mar. 14              - Saturday       - Purim                            - Murphys

Apr. 10               - Friday           - Pesach                          - Sonora

Apr. 21               - Tuesday        - Yom Hashoah                - TBD

May 7              - Sunday         - Workshop                      -Via ZOOM      - Sunday         - Cemetery Clean-Up        - Sonora

May 17               - Sunday         - Lag B'Omer                   - Bar XX

May 30               - Saturday       - Shavuot Tora Service      - TBD  

Jun. 12               - Friday           - Kabbalat Shabbat           - TBD

June 21               - Sunday        - Israel Celebration            - TBD

June 19              - Friday    - Shabbat Service - via ZOOM

June 28              - Sunday    - Annual Meeting & Pool Party - Murphys

Call 209-533-1650 for information.

Shabbat Shuvah
Saturday– September 19th



Shacharit Services

To be Resumed Once the Covid 19 Pandemic is Over

Held on the first Sabbath of the Month at  member's homes. 

Open only to members and Active Supporters

Join or Renew
your Membership

Friday, June 19th Online Service

How the "Other" Saved the Jews

from 7 pm via ZOOM 

Rabbi Andra Greenwald will lead the service.

We will be using the Gates of Prayer Siddur to guide us through the evening.

It is not at all necessary to have a copy of this prayer book.

Just click here or on on the membership tab above.

Call 209-533-1650 for more information about our events or membership. 

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