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? Visit us
 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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Friday, February 27, 2015

5:30 pm, Wine & Cheese Reception 
Chapel Foyer

6:00 pm, 
Shabbat Service 

Morgan Chapel

Led by Rabbi Gersh Zylberman

and Cantor Jonathan Grant
Sermon: Rabbi Gersh Zylberman

February 28, 2015

9:00 am, Torah Study 

Marcus Library

Led by Rabbi Gersh zylberman

10:30 am, Shabbat Morning Service

Morgan Chapel
Led by Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz
and Raymond Gruber

10:30 am, Bat Mitzvah of
Marguerite Sonenshine

Sonenshine Family Sanctuary

Upcoming Event Calendar

 April 11, 2015

This year's theme is Black & White. The event will be held at Celebrations by Turnip Rose in Costa Mesa.

This year's honorees are:
  • Steve & Jill Edwards
  • Robert & Carol Warsaw
  • Barry & Debbe Katz
  • Jon & Heather Kline
CLICK HERE for more information.

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Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)


Lunch and Learn
with Peter Walsh

World-Renown Clutter Organizer
March 4, Wednesday
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Main Social Hall
Delicious Lunch by Blueberry Hill for $36.00 per person.  
Reservations required. 

Contact the Temple at 949/644.1999
 to purchase tickets.

CLICK HERE to view upcoming speakers in this series.

Purim Presale Tickets
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Our Parashah this week begins with instructions for lighting the Menorah in the wilderness Tabernacle. Today, this tradition is universally reflected in synagogues of all kinds through the presence of a Ner Tamid
(Eternal Light), located above the Holy Ark. Why is light such an appropriate symbol for
G-d’s presence? The Etz Chayim Torah commentary suggests that it is
 “…because light itself cannot be seen.
 We become aware of its presence when it enables us to see other things.
Similarly, we cannot see G-d, but we become aware of G-d’s presence when we see the beauty of the world, when we experience
 love and the goodness of our fellow
 human beings…”(p. 503)

Shabbat Shalom, 
Rabbi Gersh Zylberman





Current Events

Watch Rabbi Zylberman give his High Holy Day sermons:

 Erev Rosh Hashanah

Kol Nidre

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.