Shabbat Shalom

Our community remains connected in worship…here online.. throughout the week.


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Friday Night 



6pm Oneg

Just like we do at the temple in the temple rotunda and bistro areas, come online (via zoom) with your nosh and let’s see, chat, and enjoy some time with each other before heading into Facebook Live for the service.

6:45pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Join us on Facebook Live (via the temple facebook page) for a special Shabbat service hosted at the home of Cantor Young and Rabbi David Young. Our communities (TBESOC and Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Fountain Valley) will all bring Shabbat in together.

New to zoom or facebook live? Here’s some help to get you started:
To log into a Zoom virtual meeting space:
1.    Open the Zoom desktop client.
2.    Join a meeting using one of these methods:
    • Click “Join a Meeting” if you want to join without signing in.
    • Sign in to Zoom then click “Join”.
3.    Enter the meeting ID number and your display name.
    • If you’re signed in, change your name if you don’t want your default name to appear.
    • If you’re not signed in, enter a display name.
4.    Select whether you would like to connect audio and/or video and then click zoom.
To Watch Facebook live:
    1. Sign into your Facebook account.
    2. Search Temple Beth El of South Orange County (look for our logo in the face spot).
    3. At the appointed time a post will show up with the prompt to watch live.
    4. Click the arrow and the video will begin at the current point the video is broadcasting.
    5. Once the live stream is over you can watch (or re-watch) the recording at the same location
Saturday Morning

9am Torah Study

Every Saturday morning, join us for a zoom conference call where we take turns facilitating a discussion of the week’s Torah portion.

Anytime Shabbat Morning Service

Join Rabbi K’vod and Elliot Feinon Shabbat morning. Rabbi K’vod prepared a video to follow along with the Saturday morning service beginning with Shocheyn Ad, and Elliot prepared a video of a D’var Torah on the weekly portion, Tzav


Shabbat Experience for Young Children

Tuesday Evening – Refuat Hanefesh Healing Service

Resources for Worship




Click on the links for the services you wish to download:

Link to Mishkan T’filah for Shabbat, offered by CCAR Press

Friday nights: Our clergy lead worship experiences on facebook live

Saturday mornings:
● Our lay-led Torah study group meets here at 9am
● Conservative Shabbat Morning worship is canceled

Tuesday nights: Refuat Hanefesh Minyanim (our healing service) will be facilitated by Marty Stein virtually

When we are able to return to the physical spaces of worship…

Worship Schedule

Friday Evenings

5:30pm Oneg (light appetizers)
6pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
A multi-generational joyous and participatory musical service, welcoming Shabbat with dancing, community, opportunities for reflection and inspiration.
April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 15, 22; June 5, 12, 19, 26 (BE Sisters leading); July 10, 17, 24; August 7, 14, 28 (Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton with Rabbi Sid Schwarz); September 4, 11, 18 (Erev Rosh Hashanah); Oct 2 (in the sukkah)

7:30pm Shabbat Service followed by dessert Oneg
A beautiful worship service in the mainstream Reform model using a variety of musical styles to create a warm and inviting worship experience. Typically, the last Shabbat of each month the choir sings.
April 10, May 8, June 26, July 31, August 21, September 25

Bringing Shabbat Home
Select Fridays, May 29, July 3, November 27, December 25
The synagogue will be not hold a service on these dates.
This is an opportunity to gather with new and old TBESOC friends and
observe Shabbat—“ceasing from rest”—outside of the synagogue setting.
Take advantage of this evening as an existing Small Group, or open up
your home to a fellow congregant and share how YOU observe Shabbat.

Soul Spark Shabbat Services
The soul Spark Ensemble and guest Velez on cello A  new Shabbat evening service featuring contemplative music, meditation, and wisdom to ignite your soul!
April 3, May 22

Outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat Services on the Lawn
with The Band of Milk & Honey and our Kol Haneshamah Adult Choir
Come enjoy an uplifting Shabbat of music and prayer in the fresh air with friends and family. Bring your picnic blankets!

April 24     Outdoor Shabbat celebrating Earth Day – 6pm
June 12     5pm oneg and dinner outdoors followed by 6pm service        
July 10       5:30pm Appetizer oneg followed by 6pm service
August 14  5:30pm Appetizer oneg followed by 6pm service

Saturday Mornings

9am Torah Study
Every Saturday
Explore the weekly portion in a warm and welcoming atmosphere where each participant has the opportunity to learn, listen and share. A brief lay-led service follows the study.

9:15am Conservative Service
Every Saturday, except when Jerusalem Shabbat*
Ivdu Et Hashem B’simcha (Serve the Holy One with Joy) blends high energy, joyous, participatory service with opportunities for meditation and contemplation in a warm and intimate community. Return to that moment at Mt. Sinai through traditional Torah reading while exploring its personal relevance to each one of us. Led by our rabbi and lay leadership.

9:30am Jerusalem Shabbat Experience*
Select Saturdays, April 18, May 9 at 9:30am
in the Sidney Eisenberg Chapel
On the streets of Jerusalem on Shabbat morning, the dew on the trees reflect sunlight sparkling diamonds, the air is crisp and still, and the peace is palatable. Joyous prayer pours out houses and little shteibls – the human song and the song of creation intertwined. Friends and family come together to eat, to share, and to immerse in words of life-giving Torah. One can’t imagine a Torah more relevant and real.

Be absorbed in a meditative and meaningful musical journey through the morning service
Enjoy transliterated and fully-accessible Hebrew prayer
Rejoice around the Torah with schnapps and sparkling cider
Eat and engage with community over lunch

Select Saturdays: Reform Shabbat Morning Service led by B’nai Mitzvah at 10am
Music is lead with guitar accompaniment by Cantor Natalie Young. The service takes place in our sanctuary. While the service is open to our entire congregation, you can expect that service attendees will primarily be guests of the b’nai mitzvah family. The bar/bat mitzvah student will lead the service from Mishkan T’filah, our Reform prayer book.

March 28 Cameron Levine
April 25 Andrew Lotterman
May 16 Irving Pincus
May 23 Matthew Far-Hadian
June 13 Noah Selvan
June 27 Simon Young
August 22 Sydney Elovitz
August 29 Maya Crane

Special Saturday Morning Programming for
Families with Young Children: Shabbat
May 9 at 10:30am
An abbreviated musical morning service and Shabbat
activities designed specifically for young families (with an
adult present followed by community Kiddush lunch and
time to connect with others.

During the Week

Refuat HaNefesh: Healing of the Soul Minyan
Tuesdays at 6:30pm
A prayer gathering held each and every Tuesday evening in the Sidney Eisenberg Chapel. This service enables those of us who are in mourning or observing a Yahrzeit to join with their Temple Beth El family for a 30 minute service filled with prayer, song and quiet moments of reflection to recite the Mourner’s Kaddish. The service is a fusion of prayers both in Hebrew and English, using the weekday prayer book, Siddur Eit Ratzon. All the Hebrew is transliterated and has beautiful, relevant explanations of the intentions behind the prayers.

*Oneg is a time for the community to come together and visit, with savory eats