We would like to welcome your interest in our group. Our group has been formed to serve the relatively small Jewish community of the Mother Lode area in Northern California (Amador, Calaveras,Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties). MLJC has actually existed for about 26 years, but is still growing. There are many of us in the Mother Lode looking to meet and worship with other people of our faith. We now have our own rabbi and two Torahs of our very own (the first of which was dedicated in 2003).
Our group currently holds one Shabbat service or other Jewish holiday celebration each month and sometimes have additional activities. Our services are usually held at private homes. We also try to have adult education and children's Sunday School classes. We recently have been meeting at members' homes. Since we don't have our own building so meeting places are always subject to change. We also try to get together for all the special Jewish holidays, including the High Holydays, sometimes in rented space to accommodate a large turnout.
Our annual dues are pay-what-you-can-afford but we hope it will be at least $100 per family with additional costs for Sunday School ($100 yr. for the first child, $75 yr. for the second, additional children free). We usually collect dues in September before the High Holydays. We are a nonprofit group listed as such with the IRS.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information or might wish to become a member. You may also inquire or sign up on our membership page: http://www.motherlodejc.org/MLJCMember.