Services

Worship Schedule:On Shabbat

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.
October 18 (Sukkot); November 1, 22; December 6 & 20.

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.
October 11, 25; November 8 (Soul Spark Shabbat); December 13 & 27.

 

Sukkot

Monday, October 14 at 9:30am
Conservative service in the chapel (bring your lulav and etrog set), followed by lunch in the sukkah.

Tuesday, October 15 at 9:30am
Conservative service at K’hilat Horim (A Holy Community of our Parents), Heritage Pointe, 27356 Bellogente, Mission Viejo. Please RSVP to Myra Rubin at mrubin@heritagepoint.org if you’d like to join for lunch.

Saturday, October 19 at 9:15am
Conservative service in the chapel, followed by Kiddush lunch in the sukkah

Shemini Atzeret
Monday morning, October 21 at 9:30am
Conservative service with Yizkor

Simchat Torah
Monday evening, October 21
5:30pm Dinner
6pm Kindergarten Consecration in the chapel
6:30pm Family Torah Celebration with The Band of Milk & Honey in the chapel
6:30pm Conservative Ma’ariv Service in the adult library
7pm Dancing with the Torah in the chapel
7:30pm Conservative Torah Service in the adult library

 

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!

November 8, 2019 at 7:30pm

 

 

 

Bringing Shabbat Home

This is an opportunity to gather in each others’ homes with new and old friends. Take advantage of this evening as an existing Small Group or try a taste of the Small Group experience.

Shabbat services will not take place on November 29 at Temple Beth El, but we will provide easy-to-use resources to create a meaningful and engaging Shabbat dinner experience. Click here to learn about this years program.

Be a HOST
If you would like to host, you may invite as few as one or two others to your home, or you may choose to make it a bigger gathering. You may choose to have it be a potluck or you may serve the meal. The choice is yours. Enjoy!

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*

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

November 16 & December 21

 

10am Reform Shabbat Morning Service

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.

Shabbat Katan

(Formerly Tot Shabbat Playspace)
Celebrate Shabbat in a fun-filled experience appropriate for young children. Starting with Shabbat arts & crafts and an age appropriate Shabbat service, we then create a Torah parade and Shabbat lunch with the Saturday morning congregants.

Friday Evening at 4:15 pm; September 20, October 18, November 22, 

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