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Rabbi’s Corner: Opening Our Hands and Hearts

I have always lived in places where the issue of homelessness was present and growing: Boston, Jerusalem, New York City, Toronto, Chicago and now here in Orange County. In New York City, Boston and Toronto, ‘Faith-Based Shelters’ tried to address some of the immediate needs of the homeless, especially in the winter. Synagogues, churches and […]

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Rabbi’s Corner: Summer Challenge Check-In

At the end of May, I proposed a “Summer Challenge” (see below for details). This challenge has no bounds: it is for everyone, every age, and every circumstance. It can be approached as a philosophical exercise, an emotional exercise, a spiritual exercise, or just simply to challenge yourself. We are now one month away from […]

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Havdalah in the Park

Join Your TBS Family for a Picnic and Havdalah service Saturday, August 26 4:00 – 7:00pm at Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim 7600 E. La Palma between Imperial Hwy & Weir Canyon Road (Pavilion #7 – Parking is directly across.) Register Here

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“Nachamu, Nachamu – Comfort, oh Comfort My People”

(The front covers of the major Israeli newspapers on 7/25/23. The text at the bottom says: “It is a black (dark) day for Israeli Democracy.”) This Shabbat has a special name: Shabbat Nachamu – Shabbat of Consolation. The name is derived from the opening words of the Haftarah for this week, Isaiah 40:1-26. This Haftarah speaks of comforting or consoling the […]

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Echoes of Elul 5783 / 2023

TBS is pleased to announce the return of our popular blog called Echoes of Elul, beginning on August 17. Submissions now being accepted. Our theme is: Strengthening Bonds. Echoes of Elul 2023 Submission The Echoes are a compilation of personal reflections, memories and insights we have experienced in the past year. Contributions are shared online […]

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Welcome Shabbat / Open House Shabbat

Longtime member? New member? Shul shopping? All are welcome to join us for a special Open House Shabbat Celebration for the whole family! Friday, August 4, 2023 5:00pm Shabbat Dinner* with children’s activities and campus tours (Catering by Pantries by Panache) 6:00pm Shabbat Service lead by Rabbi Sobel 7:00pm Ice Cream Truck Oneg *Dinner requires […]

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Sunday Funday

The successful community event for the whole family returns! Sunday, July 30 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Temple Beth Sholom Join us for brunch and beer, water play for kids, and learn how to bake a delicious chocolate marble cake. Register here

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Religious School: Registration Now Open!

Registration for Temple Beth Sholom of Orange County’s Sunday Religious School for students in Kindergarten through 7th grade is now open! The first day of school is Sunday, September 10th, so don’t wait to ensure your student(s) has their seat in class! You can complete the registration form by clicking here Simply complete the online […]

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Tisha B’Av

We invite you to join us in our beautiful Chapel for our Tisha B’Av meditative service: Wednesday, July 26 7:00 PM: Tisha B’Av Service and Reading of Eicha (The Book of Lamentations) – Temple Beth Sholom Chapel Tisha B’Av is an annual fast day in Judaism, on which a number of disasters in Jewish history […]

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