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BE Sisters Membership Tea
Sunday, November 3, from 2-4 pm

Honoring Famous Jewish women, our annual Membership Tea this year gladly presents as guest speaker, our very own Bonni Pomush, Executive Director of TBESOC. Come learn a little about BE sisters, meet other women of our congregation, and find out what we have planned for the coming year


OC Mega Challah Bake
Thursday, November 14 at 7:00pm
Momentous Sports Center
14522 Myford Rd. Irvine, CA 92606
Coinciding with the international Shabbat Project, this year’s OC Mega Challah Bake is sure to draw HUNDREDS of women—and men—from across Orange County in joy, unity and inspiration. According to San Diego’s JCC Challah Bake, more than 1500 cities in 97 countries are expected to participate this year! Sara Briman, a previous keynote speaker and winner of the 2013 American Academy of Hospitality Science’s Five-Star Diamond Award for her challah recipe, explained that “the secret behind a good challah is not the pastry, but the prayer behind each ingredient.” So wash those hands, don that apron and get ready to knead, braid and connect with the wider Jewish community. Follow facebook.com/OCMegaChallahBake  or www.ocmegachallahbake.com




Interfaith Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 24 at the Orange County Islamic Foundation, Mission Viejo
Every year Temple Beth El of South Orange County partners with our friends from Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church (Mission Viejo) and the Orange County Islamic Foundation (Mission Viejo) to create Thanksgiving food baskets in support of Families Forward, a non-profit organization committed to helping local Orange County families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Each
of these three houses of worship are asked to donate specific items which need to be collected, delivered to the host congregation’s
site, organized, assembled into food baskets, and transported to Families Forward in Irvine for holiday distribution to needy families.
This is an event for ALL ages as holiday greeting cards and other decorations are created by children to accompany the baskets. In years past our community has helped provide over 200 meals in this annual collaborative event. To volunteer please contact Jodi Halbreich
at jodihalbreich@hotmail.com or 949-439-5726, or Luz Diaz at laluzdecapistrano@gmail.com or 949-735-3875


TBESOC Women’s Retreat
Friday, May 1-Sunday, May 3 at Pala Mesa Resort, Fallbrook
Connect with the women of Temple Beth El of South Orange County on an unforgettable Shabbaton! For over 20 years,TBESOC women have gathered for a themed weekend retreat filled with friendship, spirituality and self-discovery led by clergy, committee chairs and Jewish women from our community. And while you’re anxiously awaiting May to arrive, please help ensure that all women have the opportunity to participate by attending Latke & Vodka and Babka! on December 17, our super fun fundraising event for the TBESOC Women’s Retreat Scholarship Fund. Look for registration information and more details this fall, or contact Cat Mirsky and Hilary Rosen at tbewomensretreat@gmail.com