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 March & April Events & Gatherings Cancelled Due to Covid-19 Warnings
in effectat 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
Held on the first Sabbath of the Month at member's homes.
Open only to members and Active Supporters
"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to live together in unity!" Psalm 133
2019-20 MLJC Events and Gatherings
Due to the official health warnings emanating from the CDC regarding the current and increasingly serious Covid-19 situation and the fact that the Mother Lode Jewish Community has many members at high risk of complications from the infection, that we don't want to encourage the spread of the infection and that the infection is spreading near us, the Board of Directors has determined to cancel all events through the end of April effective immediately. May events TBD
Mar. 14 - Saturday - Purim - Murphys
Mar. 29 - Sunday - Workshop -columbia
Apr. 10 - Friday - Pesach - Sonora
Apr. 21 - Tuesday - Yom Hashoah - TBD
Events Scheduled for May - July are pending at this time .
May TBD - 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
July TBD - Sunday - Annual Meeting & Pool Party - Murphys
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
Call 209-533-1650 for information.
Saturday– September 19th
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Sunday, Mar. 29th Workshop
How the "Other" Saved the Jews
from 1- 3 pm in Columbia.
Rabbi Andra Greenwald will lead this session, which will be a survey of many of the non-Israelites and non-Jews who helped us to survive and thrive throughout the years.