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.
Saturday– September 19th
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
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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.