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
at www.tbyjcal.org
          
 
           
 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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 SHABBAT AND EVENTS:

SHABBAT EVENING
Friday, November 21


5:15 pm, Mini Minyan
Led by Rabbi Gersh Zylberman,
Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz
and Cantor Jonathan Grant 
ECE's Multipurpose Room

5:30 pm, Wine & Cheese Reception 
Chapel Foyer

6:00 pm, Sing Along Shabbat 
Led by Rabbi Gersh Zylberman,
Rabbi Mark S. Miller 
and Cantor Jonathan Grant 
Morgan Chapel


SHABBAT MORNING 
Saturday, November 22

9:00 am, Torah Study
Led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller 
Marcus Library 


10:30 am, Shabbat Morning Service
Bar Mitzvah of Joshua Inlander
Led by Rabbi Gersh Zylberman
and Cantor Jonathan Grant 
Sonenshine Family Sanctuary


Sunday, November 16

9:00 am
- JCAL 

9:15 am Coffee Talk w/Rabbi

After a week off for JCAL Showcase, Rabbi Gersh returns this Sunday for “Coffee Talk” with parents in the library from 9:15-10:15 am.  Various topics of Judaism and parenting are discussed each week, and it’s a great way to connect with other parents while your child learns at JCAL.  


 
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Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)
  
Special Events

November 19, 12:00 pm
Wednesdays with the Rabbi

Rabbi Mark S. Miller
A DIP IN THE SEA OF THE TALMUD

For those of you who have wanted to open the Talmud, the foundation of our tradition,
this is an opportunity to not only learn about the Talmud, but to actually study it directly.
 
If you want to be personally connected to a holy text,if you enjoy learning for its own sake, if you want to be challenged and elevated, then you will find our sessions to be fruitful and meaningful.
 
For centuries, Jewish students have pored over the pages of the Talmud, sharpening their minds and joining in the arguments of the ancient Sages.  Let us continue the tradition!

TORAH THOUGHTS

When Esau returns home, exhausted from a day of hunting, he agrees to surrender his birthright for a bowl of soup that his twin brother, Jacob, is preparing.


Esau desires only instant gratification, and is willing to barter his future away for an instant’s satisfaction.


This is the difference between “Aah” and “Oy.”  When we do the right thing, first it will be “Oy” and later it will be “Aah.”  Jacob gave up soup that he wanted, “Oy,” for the birthright that would come later, “Aah.”  Esau ate the soup and was happy in the moment, “Aah,” but he lost the birthright and later regretted his impulsiveness, “Oy.”


We are b’nai Yaakov, children of Jacob.  We think about the future and are willing to accept “short-term pain for long-term gain.”  In that future, may we always have cause to exclaim, “Aah!”


Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Mark S. Miller

 

 

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.  www.friendshipshelter.org


Current Events


Watch Rabbi Zylberman give his High Holy Day sermons:
 

 Erev Rosh Hashanah

 
Kol Nidre
 
Yizkor
 



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.