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Yom Shishi, 27 Kislev 5775

Everyone interested in finding Jewish meaning and community is welcome.

We invite all to join us in celebration, worship, and pursuing justice and righteousness through our acts of lovingkindness and social action. We are a community based on inclusiveness, with open doors to people of all ages, to varied kinds of families, to those who are intermarried, to those who have chosen Judaism, to all individuals and families who strive to create a Jewish home. We seek dialogue and joint action with people of other faiths in the hope that together we can bring peace, freedom and justice to our world.  Please join us amid the rolling farmland, beautiful vineyards, and small town atmosphere that is our wonderful community.  

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Note from Rabbi Janice in response to terror attack in Jerusalem: 

We share the grief of people around the world who condemn terror, and who are shocked at the brutal murder of innocents at prayer in Jerusalem today. This attack in a house of worship is a cowardly act of violence whose sole intent is to cause death and suffering. We mourn the death of Moshe Twersky, Aryeh Kupinsky, Kalman Levine and Avraham Goldberg.  May their families and loved ones be comforted among all those who mourn in Zion and Jerusalem.   Jewish tradition directs us to the words of the Psalms in times of sorrow.  "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Pray that all who love her will be well. May there be peace within her walls. Peace, peace, peace for Jerusalem" (excerpts from Psalm 122). 

May the day come when we can beat swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks, a day of peace for all God's children.

Jerusalem: A Meditation (Revised)
Jerusalem,
You are mystery and wonder,
Secrets hidden and secrets revealed.
You are beauty in the hills
And holiness in stone.

City of Peace,
Why are you still besieged by nations?
Why are you held hostage from within?
What errant flight has the white dove taken?
What mission of love and mercy
Has drawn her away from her sacred home?

Jerusalem,
You are prayers and echoes,
Questions without answer,
Yearning and hope,
Radiance and splendor,
The heartbeat of generations.

Jerusalem,
You are my journey and my destination.
You are my dream
And you are my longing.
You are my joy
And you are my sorrow.
Will you be my consolation?

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Social Action

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Our community is actively involved with fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world. Learn more about the impact COT is making in our community.

Youth Group


COTTY logoWe offer combined social, educational, religious and social action programs  for Jewish teenagers in the North County.

Introduction to Judaism


helping-handsMiller Introduction to Judaism begins September 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm 

Curriculum  here

Listen to participants of this program.

For all the details,  go to the   Frequently Asked Questions 

PJ Library

Sign up for free Jewish books for children 6 months - 8 years.   Learn more about PJ Library and our children's programming

Find out more about our programming for families with young children. 
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Action Items

High Holy Day Food Drive for SLO Food Bank Coalition 

Please bring your non-perishable items to COT.  Our teenagers will be collecting food until the end of October.  

Don't know what to include?  Find out here! 

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You can read our President Ronald Becker's High Holy Day thoughts  here as well as learn all about our Board of Trusteess.

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