Petaluma's Inclusive Center for Jewish Life

Special Events

Getting To Know You: A Pre-Oscars Mixer!

February 24, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of B'nai Israel, we invite our membership (current and prospective members) to join us at BIJC on Sunday afternoon, February 24, from 3-5 PM, prior to the nationally televised 2019 Academy Awards ceremonies. 

Savor wine, beer, soft drinks and delicious hors d'oeuvres as we welcome and meet newer members and enjoy the company of old friends. 

We will salute this year's Oscar nominees with our own voting party. Whoever picks the correct Oscar winners will receive a $100 gift certificate for Central Market.

Print this downloadable BALLOT to fill in your choices and bring to the party. Ballots will also be available at the door. 

In order to prepare for the event please RSVP as to how many adults and how many children in need of child care will attend. 

Free with RSVP by Feb 21, and $10 at the door. 

To RSVP: register online here. Child care provided. 

Questions? Contact the office at 707-762-0340 or email

B’nai Israel Jewish Center Community Cookbook

Now you can support the Sisterhood and Gan Israel Preschool at B’nai Israel Jewish Center by sharing recipes for your favorite kosher Jewish dishes in the 2019 BIJC Community Cookbook.

Deadline extended: Recipes will be collected until March 31.

Recipes are welcome from BIJC members and from area residents who are not members of the congregation.

We’d love to hear from you! The cookbook will include recipes in the following categories:

  • Appetizers & Beverages
  • Soups & Salads
  • Vegetables & Side Dishes
  • Main Dishes
  • Breads & Rolls
  • Desserts
  • Cookies & Candies
  • Jewish Holidays
  • Cooking with Kids
  • New Category Added! Breakfast and Brunch

For step-by-step entry instructions, click here. But fear not! If you are techno-challenged and still want to share, just send your recipes to the B’nai Israel office at 740 Western Avenue, Petaluma, CA 94952. Give us a call if you have any questions.


Contact Judy at (978) 660-3080 /, Ellen at (707) 559-5090 /, or Leslee at (707) 763-5136 /