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Rabbi’s Corner: The Old Shall be Made New, And the New Shall be Made Holy

My mother’s Yemenite Wedding Ring Havdalah Spice Box (sitting in a stand) My heart is overflowing with gratitude for the wonderful celebratory Installation weekend this past Shabbat. Thank you for partnering with me on this journey of growth and renewal, Jewish living and learning. Here are my words from the Saturday evening Installation. Shabbat Shalom! […]

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Book Chat: People Love Dead Jews

Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 10:30 AM in the Chapel. Join Temple Beth Sholom’s Book Club; The Adult Education committee will continue to present Book Chats led by the talented Soni Rice and supported by Cindy Grossberg. In our next chat we’ll discuss People Love Dead Jews by Dara Horn. Renowned and beloved as a […]

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Jews on the Move: How Migration, Supported by Philanthropy, Remade and Continues to Remake the Modern Jewish World.

Saturday, January 21, 2022 at 5:00PM in the Chapel Baron Maurice de Hirsch was one of the emblematic figures of the nineteenth Century and the most influential Jewish philanthropist of his time.  Today Hirsch is less well known that the Rothchilds, or his counterpart Andrew Carnegie, yet, he was to his contemporaries, the very embodiment […]

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Gatsby Gala

TBS ECC Invites you to join us for an evening of fun and fundraising! Enjoy dinner while participating in “Vegas” tables, dancing, raffles and silent auction. Event proceeds benefit our ECC children. February 11, 2023 6:00pm – 10:00pm REGISTER HERE

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Rabbi’s Corner: Kadimah! Celebrating our New Journey

“Shehechikyanu” – Artist: Ian Kochberg (collection Of Rabbi Sharon Sobel) זֶה־הַ֭יּוֹם עָשָׂ֣ה יְהוָ֑ה נָגִ֖ילָה וְנִשְׂמְחָ֣ה בֽוֹ (Zeh hayom asah Adonai, nagila v’nismicha vo), “This is the day God has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalms 118:24) This evening at our Erev Shabbat service, we begin our Installation celebrations, formally celebrating the exciting new journey TBS and I embarked on […]

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Toy and Gift Drive

Donate a toy and bring a smile to a child’s face this holiday season! TBS is partnering with the Friendly Center to reach the goal of providing toys and gifts to 400 local families (about 1,000 children). They can’t do this without the support of caring individuals like you. Friendly Center is a nonprofit organization […]

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Rabbi’s Corner: Kristallnacht and Veteran’s Day

Wednesday (November 9th) was the commemoration of Kristallnacht – The Night of Broken Glass. This is the anniversary of that horrific event in 1938 when the Nazis in Germany sent their thugs on a murderous pogrom: violence and destruction of Jewish property and persons, looting, killing, and setting into motion what would become the greatest […]

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Special Shabbat morning Torah Study with Guests: Rabbi Emeritus Shelton J. Donnell and Rabbi Lawrence Englander

In honor of Rabbi Sharon Sobel’s Installation as the new Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth Sholom of Orange County, TBS’s beloved Rabbi Emeritus, Rabbi Shelton Donnell, and Rabbi Sobel’s dear friend and installing Rabbi, Lawrence Englander will co-lead Shabbat morning Torah Study: Saturday, November 19, 2022 10:30 AM (Please note change of time from our regular […]

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Reels and Repartee: “Image of Victory”

Join us for a Zoom discussion on the movie “Image of Victory” Directed by Avi Nesher (2021) December 13, 2022 at 7:00pm REGISTER HERE In 1948, Hassanin joins a platoon going to Palestine to liberate farmers. While documenting their mission, Hassanin’s values are tested and both sides reevaluate what they understand about war. Movie is […]

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Planning for Incapacity

Presented by Todd Litman December 7, 2022 at 6:00pm REGISTER HERE This class is a follow up to a presentation regarding support for Care Takers. Please join us as we present a Wednesday evening session on the issues related to issues facing individuals who can no longer make important personal decisions that affect their care. […]

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