Simcha Sunday Participants 2014

Schedule of the day

Take a look at our diverse list of food vendors, community resources and artists who will be at Simcha Sunday - they want to get to know you! 

The JCC presents an array of traditional Jewish foods every year at Simcha Sunday. This year we're offering:

  • Grilled Hebrew National hot dogs with gourmet condiment bar
  • Knishes: potato and spinach with salad  - from Miller's East Coast Deli
  • Bagels and cream cheese
  • Beverages
  • Dill pickles
  • Home-baked cookies, cupcakes, cakes, savory and sweet kugel (provided by the Friendship Circle)

Food - Other Vendors

  • Nature's Serving, World Food, FastNature's Serving provides mobile mediterranean cuisine in their Eureka CA-based food truck, serving Humboldt County with fine falafel, pita and other specialty foods of Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Community Resources Main Auditorium

  1. B'nai Israel Jewish Center and B'nai Israel Sisterhood Gift Shop
  2. Chabad Jewish Center
  3. Congregation Beth Ami, Gift Shop and Nursery School
  4. Congregation Ner Shalom
  5. Congregation Shomrei Torah, Gift Shop and Religious School
  6. Hadassah of Petaluma
  7. J Street
  8. Jewish Community Free Clinic
  9. Jewish Community Relations Council
  10. Jewish Family & Children's Service
  11. Remember Us: The Holocaust Bnai Mitzvah Project

Childrens' Area - Dining Room


  1. Ruthie Bitton, original art. Her painting "Jerusalem Memories" was selected for our 2014 publicity
  2. Tuba LoonsCarol Vanek: greeting cards, matted prints, Shabbos matchboxes, whimsical art
  3. Laura Margolis, hand made copper jewelry
  4. Eileen Gayle, Vela Vino elegant wine glass covers
  5. Anne's Creations, Anne Brisgel, Hanukkah story books, aprons, little girls' purses, hand made fabric items

Schedule of Events on Main Stage in Auditorium

Noon-12:30 Sonia Tubridy on accordian

12:30-1:15  Mama Loshn set

1:15-1:30 Challah judging contest

1:30-2:00 We're celebrating Fiddler On The Roof's 50th anniversary with a Sing-Along featuring Sonia Tubridy, Jalena Mays, Janine Bamberger, Sandy Andresen, Steve Einstein and Alby Kass

2:00-3:00 Bruce Bierman (Jewish dance maven) 15 minute dance lesson then dancing with Mama Loshn

3:00-4:00 Music jam session with drum circle. Extra performers to be announced.

Mama Loshn: "An estatic and poignant musical adventure from the Old World Shtetl and beyond." 

  • Gale Kissin, Vocals
  • Suzanne Shanbaum, Guitar
  • Rhonda Findling, Percussion 
  • Guest Musician Mike Margulis


Special Thanks