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

Shacharit Services

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.

Shabbat Shuvah
Saturday– September 19th



Passover Dinner
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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.

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



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