Orange County's Premier Reform Temple
Temple Bat Yahm is a welcoming Jewish Reform Synagogue in Orange County, California.  Our congregation includes over 600 families from the nearby towns of Newport Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, and Laguna Beach.  Our clergy, led by Senior Rabbi Gersh Zylberman, includes a team of Rabbi's, professional Jewish educators and an ordained Cantor.  We are proud of our nationally accredited Jewish Preschool, innovative religious school, our thriving adult education programs, the strong calendar of social events, our beautiful High Holiday services, and many other programs that make Temple Bat Yahm a center of Jewish Life.  Call, click or visit us today. 

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High Holy Days 5775
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  Jewish education is at the core of our tradition. Join us for various types of Adult Education.
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  Educating our future
one Jewish &Hebrew lesson a time.

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What makes JCAL different? 

 The TBY Preschool dedicates its days educating our young ones. Learn why it is NAEYC Accredited!
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 Women of TBY  Join us for movie night and other fun events! See more.
  Temple Bat Yahm stands with Israel and supports organizations which help aid our brothers and sisters in defending our homeland.  See more.
Visit Orange County's Premier Judaica Gift Shop - Bat Yahm Gifts!
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Interested in learning more about Jewish practices for lifecycle events?

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TBY YouTube Live

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Friday, October 3, 8:00pm
  Kol Nidre Service

Saturday, October 4
9:00am Children's Service
10:30am Main Service
1:30 - 5:30pm Interlude Shiurim
5:30pm Yizkor
6:20pm Neilah, Havdalah
7:10pm Break Fast

Click the "youtube" box on the left panel to watch High Holy Day Services.

Torah Thought

An old man went to Temple every Shabbat and every festival. Because he was hard of hearing, he couldn’t really hear the sermon or the cantor singing. His eyes were bad so he couldn’t read the prayer book. When asked, “Why do you go each week when you can’t read the book or hear a single word?” he replied, “I want my neighbors to know which side I’m on.”On the Sabbath of Sabbaths (Yom Kippur) and every Shabbat of the year the Jewish people need to know what side you are on. Your presence helps us feel more like a community, less isolated and alone. Your being here at Temple, even  if you just sit quietly or read a book, strengthens those Jews who are committed to Jewish life. And your praying, your singing, and even your silence help create an ambiance which helps others pray.

Gmar Chatimah Tovah – may you and your loved ones be sealed in the Book of Life.

- Rabbi Zylberman


Saturday, September 27
9:00am Torah Study - Marcus Library
Led by Rabbi Miller

Shabbat Morning Service
10:30am Morgan Chapel
Led by Rabbi Gevurtz & Rabbi Zylberman

Sunday Morning
JCAL 9:00am
Coffee Talk 9:00am

Upcoming Event Calendar

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Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)
Special Events


Saturday, October 4
1:30pm - Rabbi Gevurtz: Adeidat Yitzhak, the Binding of Isaac: Another take on one of the most difficult texts in our sacred tradition.

2:30pm - Rabbi Zylberman: Mishkan HaNefesh - exploring the forthcoming new High Holy Day prayerbook

3:30pm - Rob Greenfield, MD and Rabbi Zylberman: Spirituality and Health - Your Prescription for Life

4:30pm - Rabbi Miller: The Shema - the most oft-expressed and least understood prayer that is not a praye

Click the "youtube" box on the left panel to watch High Holy Day Services.

Sunday, September 28, 9:00am
Crystal Cove State Beach Clean-up
with JCAL at Reef Point
Everyone welcome to help keep our beaches clean!
Contact Barry Koff to volunteer -

Saturday, October 4
Annual Yom Kippur Food Drive

Please bring non-perishable food items
(no glass please!)

Monday, October 6, 9:00am-12:00pm
Food distribution
Contact Henry Kraft with questions or to volunteer -

Wednesday, October 22
10:30am - 4:45pm
TBY Fall Blood Drive

Click here for details.

Check out our list of on-going and special activities at TBY!!!
Featured Upcoming Events
Mark Your Calendars!

TBY is being honored by Friendship Shelter as the Outstanding Volunteer Organization on
November 14th at their annual gala.  Our longstanding relationship with the organization has been through our food drive, JCAL, Mitzvah Day, and numerous other connections.  Friendship Shelter has been rebuilding lives for more than 25 years through its self-sufficiency program, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for the homeless of
Orange County.

Visit their website for more information.

Current Events

Watch Rabbi Zylberman give his sermon after returning from Israel

Orange County Rally for Israel 
Samueli Jewish Campus
July 29, 2014

Click here to read
Rabbi Zylberman's address
to several thousand Israel supporters.

American Conference of Cantors
Celebrates 60th Anniversary!

ACC was recognized at the recent URJ Biennial Conference in San Diego.  Click on link to watch and listen to the beautiful performance by many of the Cantors attending the conference, including our very own
Cantor Jonathan Grant.

Click here for performance.