Women’s Group



2019:  Friday July 12 – Sunday July 14

The 2019 Retreat is scheduled for July 12 – 14, again at the Land of Medicine Buddha. Registration will open 3 months before the events.  Contact Kathy Merkin at ktmerkin@gmail.com if you have questions or thoughts on this program.

To register you can click here or download the paper form here.

In 2007 Rabbi Graff invited the women of Kol Emeth to the First Annual Women’s Retreat – titled Kol Isha, Voices of Women.  That year and for the subsequent ten years, women from all backgrounds have gathered at the Land of Medicine Buddha in the Soquel redwoods to take a break, sing, study, pray, hike and, most importantly, to connect with each other.  Over the years, more than 150 Kol Emeth women have attended at least one retreat.


The Women’s Study Group, a fixture of Kol Emeth for more than 10 years, generally meets on the first and third Thursday of the month, 11:00am-12:30pm.  We began with study of the weekly Torah portion and have expanded to studying other books of the Hebrew Bible.  We also have special holiday-oriented sessions throughout the year.

Come join us in exploring how our forefathers and foremothers were humans struggling with their special places in history, and how their experiences apply to our lives today, here in Palo Alto.  No special skills are required!

If you have any questions, contact Rabbi  Sarah Graff at Rabbigraff@kolemeth.org.  To be added to the Mailing List announcing classes, click here.



Everyone is welcome in our egalitarian Jewish community