Mission Statement

The mission of B’nai Israel Jewish Center is to provide an inclusive center for Jewish life that addresses the cultural, religious, spiritual, educational, and social needs of those who wish to identify with the Jewish community in Petaluma and surrounding areas.

Welcome to B’nai Israel Jewish Center!

The High Holidays Are Coming

B'nai Israel Jewish Center invites you to Return, Reflect, & Renew

Service Schedule

Rosh Hashanah

Sunday Evening, September 13
Rosh Hashanah Eve

7:00pm Services

Monday, September 14
First Day of Rosh Hashanah

9:00am Shacharit
9:30am Family Service
10:15am Torah Service
11:15am Sermon
4:00pm Tashlich at Water Street Bridge

Tuesday, September 15
Second Day of Rosh Hashanah

9:00am Services

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, September 22
Eve of Yom Kippur - Kol Nidre

6:45pm Services

Wednesday, September 23
Yom Kippur Day

9:00am Shacharit
9:30am Family Service
10:15 Torah Service
11:15am Sermon
11:30am Yizkor
4:00pm Readings & Reflections
5:15pm Mincha
6:30pm Concluding Service - Neilah
7:45 Break the fast (Sponsored by BIJC sisterhood)

* Childcare for special holiday programming will be provided for the following services:

Rosh Hashanah, Day 1
Monday September 14

Yom Kippur
Wednesday September 23

Shabbat Shuva

The Shabbat of Return

September 19

In the midst of our 10 days of repentence is our holy Shabbat, Shabbat Shuva, where the themes of return and repentance continue to be highlighted in the rituals. Join us for a Shabbat of song, prayer, reflection, and celebration.


Saturday morning, Traditional Shabbat Service

  • 9:45 Shacharit
  • 10:30 Torah Service
  • 11:45 Kiddush luncheon

Saturday eventing, Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble at The Petaluma Museum - 7:00pm
In the midst of wonderful evening of Klezmer music, Rabbi Feldman and Mia Cohen will be presenting a taste of the High Holiday season.

High Holiday Prep

with Rabbi Ted & Mia
Wednesdays Aug. 26, Sept 2, & Sept 9

The late Rabbi Alan Lew was a master of the human spirit. His book, This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared, will serve as a guide as we look to welcome the new Jewish year, 5776.

Please join us for this special series of preparing our minds and hearts to open to the new possibilities that Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur offer us. Come for one or come for all of the Wednesday night classes. No preregistration required.

The book is available at Amazon.com in either Kindle or hardcover.

August 26
The Horn Blew and I Began to Wake Up: Elul

September 2nd
This is Real and You are Completely Unprepared: Selichot

September 9th
The Horn Blows, The Gates Swing Open, And We Feel the Winds of Heaven: Rosh Hashanah

Celebrate Sukkot With Octopretzel

September 27, 2015 at BIJC
Free to everyone - donations welcome!

  • 3:30-4:00 - Arts & crafts projects and games
    4:00-5:30 - Musical performance with Octopretzel

Octopretzel's show is as exuberant as their whimsical name. The band creates engaging music, inspiring curiosity, wonder and appreciation for the world we live in. Their skilled musicianship and magical way with children guarantees a danceable, singable and super-fun experience for the whole family. You can learn more about Octopretzel at their website. Questions? Contact Mia Miriam Cohen at mia@bnaiisrael.net.

Co-sponsored by Gan Israel Preschool, J School and PJ Library.

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