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”. 


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

2021 - 2022 MLJC Events & 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 scheduled for the remainder of 2021.

Call 209-533-1650 for information.

Sept. 10            - Friday           - Shabbat Shuva                  -  6:00 pm      - via Zoom        led by Rabbi Andra 


Sept. 25            - Saturday       - Sukkot                              -  4:30 pm      - via Zoom

Oct. 15              - Friday           - Evening Shabbat Service    -  TBD            - via Zoom        lay led

Nov   7              - Sunday          - Book Club                        - 10:00 am     - via Zoom       



Dec.  4               - Saturday        - Chanukkah                      -  5:30 pm      - via Zoom


Jan.   9               - Sunday          - Book Club Meeting          - 10:00 am     - via Zoom

Jan. 15               - Saturday         - Tu B'Shevat Seder          -    1:00pm      - via Zoom


Feb. 12               - Saturday        - Morning Shabbat Service  - 10:00 am     - Led by Gwen via Zoom

                                                                                                              & Outside in Columbia*

Mar. 19               - Saturday          - Purim Party                    -  2:00 pm     - via Zoom & outside in Murphys*

Mar. 27               - Friday               - Passover Torah Study     -  1:00pm      - Led by Rabbi Andra via Zoom


Apr.  16               Saturday           - Pesach                          - 3:00 pm     -  via Zoom and outside in Columbia*

May    1              - Sunday              - Workshop                      - 1:00 pm     - Led by Rabbi Andra via Zoom

                                                      Exploration of Obscure Jewish rituals and practices

                                                      Everything You Ever Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask!                    

June 19              - Sunday              - Annual Meeting & Pool Party/w Potluck  - Murphys


Oct.    1              - Saturday            -  Shabbat Shuva                - TBD           - Led by Rabbi Andra, location TBD

                                                            We will need Torah readers.

* Weather permitting

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Seder Shopping List

A bottle each of white and red wine or grape juice; Wheat (crackers) or Almonds;

Fig, grapes or raisins;

Pomegranate, Mangos, bananas, avocados, oranges, sabras; Olives, dates, peaches, or apricots;


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Book Club

Next Meeting:  January 9th

  10 am via ZOOM

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

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