Simcha Sunday Participants 2013

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! As of 3/25/13

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

  • Grilled hot dogs with gourmet condiment bar
  • Mediterranean plates
  • Matzah ball soup
  • Knishes
  • Bagels
  • Hot and cold beverages
  • Dill pickles
  • Home-baked cookies, cupcakes, cakes, savory and sweet kugel (provided by the Friendship Circle)

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  • Adafina Culinary: chopped liver, duck & salmon rillette, Les' pickled veggies, green tomato chutney, strawberry & tomato jam (ketchup), bruleed citrus marmalade
  • Farmer Freed: culinary salt blends
  • Straus Family Creamery:  super-premium quality, organic ice creams
  • 'NJoyBread! by Joy Danzig “Baked to order from my home kitchen to you”


Community Resources Main Auditorium



  1. Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide
  2. B'nai Israel Jewish Center 
  3. B'nai Israel Sisterhood
  4. Chabad Jewish Center
  5. Chevra Kadisha
  6. Community School of Jewish Learning (J School)
  7. Congregation Beth Ami (3 tables)
  8. Congregation Ner Shalom
  9. Congregation Shir Shalom (2 tables)
  10. Congregation Shomrei Torah (2 tables)
  11. Hadassah of Petaluma
  12. J Street
  13. Jewish Community Free Clinic
  14. Jewish Community Relations Council
  15. Jewish Family & Children's Services
  16. Remember Us: The Holocaust Bnai Mitzvah Project
  17. Tutorah
  18. Volunteers for Israel

Children's Area - Dining Room

Arts & Crafts Activities in the Children's Area

  • Beth Ami & You Family Education 
  • Chabad of Sonoma County Religious School 
  • Jewish Community Center, Sonoma County - decorate a wooden chai necklace and color a chai coloring page for our community chai banner
  • Shomrei Torah Religious School 



  1. Aimee Golant, Metal Art & Judaica, Aimee Golant: mezuzot, tzedakah boxes, menorahs, jewelry, seder plates, custom metal art & Judaica
  2. Anne's Creations, Anne Brisgel: adult bibs, bookmarks, padded storybooks, Chanukah decorations
  3. Jane Brenner Calligraphy and Design, Jane Brenner: commissioned art for ketubot, invitations, family trees, poems, birthdays.
  4. Mojon's Bench Wine Barrel Wood Products, Stephen Schwartz: hand crafted wood products from recycled wine barrels
  5. Nina's Joyous Judaica, Nina Bonos: originals, prints, notecards, jewelry
  6. Stacey Alysa Fused Glass, Stacey Dennick: mezuzot, dishes, earrings, jewelry boxes
  7. Tuba LoonsCarol Vanek: greeting cards, matted prints, Shabbos matchboxes, whimsical art
  8. Varda Rose: crocheted hats and jewelry
  9. Authors Sharon Porter Moxley and Susan Dregéy with their award-winning book, Among The Silent Giants: A Young Girl's True Adventures in A Wild Country

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Performers/Purveyors of Fun

  • Photobooth Sonoma: digital guest book - you get to take home a picture!
  • Temporary Fixations, Jennifer Hayes: henna tattoos
  • Bruce Bierman, Jewish dance maven, will be offering a dance workshop and dance jam!  

 Experience the pure joy of Yemenite, Hasidic, Klezmer and Israeli folk dance with Bruce as he fits the moves of the ancestors to the grooves of your own imagination. All levels welcome. Feel free to dance without shoes, bring a drum if you like, and any Jewish dance costume you feel good dancing in such as galabi's (men's gown), billowing skirts, handsome vests, scarfs, prayer shawls and the like.  


Mama Loshn: "An estatic and poignant musical adventure from the Old World Shtetl and beyond." 
Gale Kissin, Vocals
Suzanne Shanbaum, Guitar
Rhonda Findling, Percussion 

Orchestra Euphonos: featuring Peter Bonos and members of Church Marching Band performing Klezmer & Jewish folk music from Eastern Europe, America and beyond.
Peter Bonos, Euphonium, Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Jesse Shantor, Saxophones and Sousaphone
Annie Cilley, Fiddle and Alto Saxophone
Joshua Jackson, Cornet and Contrabass
Travis Hendrix, Clarinet
Kalei Yamanoha, Accordion, Trombone & Banjo

Special Thanks