Our Early and Late Services alternate weeks. 1st and 3rd week of the month: 6pm Welcoming Shabbat service (5:30pm nosh) 2nd and 4th weeks of the month: 7:30pm Traditional Reform Shabbat service, oneg (food and socializing) after.
6pm Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Services
March 13 (with Rabbi Allen Krause Scholar-in-Residence, Professor Daniel Matt), 20, 27; April 3, 17 (Unity
Shabbat Service), 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); October 2
(in the sukkah)
5:30pm Appetizer oneg (a time for the community to come together and visit over snacks)
6pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
A multi-generational, joyous and participatory musical service welcoming Shabbat with dancing, community and opportunities for
reflection and inspiration. The Band of Milk & Honey often plays during this service. On Shabbat Chai days, class will conclude with
a musical Shabbat Walk led by Cantor Young, reminiscent of some of our favorite Jewish overnight camp
memories of being “picked up” on the way to Shabbat celebrations in community. Please plan to arrive
fifteen minutes early to share in the joy of “living Shabbat” with our religious school students—l’dor v’dor,
from generation to generation.
Soul Spark Shabbat Services
Select Fridays, March 13, April 3, May 22
Join Rabbi K’vod, Cantor Young and guest musicians for a unique Shabbat
service that weaves meditation, contemplative and evocative melodies, and
mystical teachings to allow us a deeper awareness of sacred presence in
ourselves and each other.
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.
April 24 Outdoor Shabbat celebrating Earth Day – 6pm
June 12 5pm oneg and dinner outdoors followed by 6pm service
Followed by 6pm service
July 10 5:30pm Appetizer oneg followed by 6pm service
August 14 5:30pm Appetizer oneg followed by 6pm service
9am Torah Study
9:15am Conservative Service
9:30am Jerusalem Shabbat Service (on select Saturdays) April 18, May 9
10am services (when a child is becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah and conducts most of the service)
Saturdays, May 9 at 10:45am
This fun Saturday Shabbat experience will include a special Shabbat servie for young families (age birth to 6years with an adult present), Torah parade with the Saturday morning Jerusalem Shabbat service, and Kiddush lunch
6:30pm on Tuesdays in the Eisenberg chapel
Start your day with a mitzvah! Come and be part of a community minyan as congregants recite kaddish for their departed loved ones
Each summer, Kabbalat Shabbat Services are at 6pm, except the last Shabbat of the month which is a Traditional Service at 7:30pm.
**Jerusalem Shabbat Details:
Jerusalem Shabbat Experience
with the Band of Milk and Honey (& a little schnapps)
At 9:30am on select Saturdays: Select Saturdays, April 18, May 9 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
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.
Morning Conservative Services during Passover
Day 1 Thursday, April 9 at 9:30am
Day 2 Friday, April 10 at 9:30am at K’hilat Horim, Heritage Pointe
Day 7 Wednesday, April 15 at 9:30am
Day 8 Thursday, April 16 at 9:30am (Yizkor)
Revelation and Torah: Traditional and Mystical Understandings
Tuesday, May 12 at 7pm
Rabbi K’vod will guide us to a deeper connection to Torah, and the teachings and practices surrounding this celebration
of the Jewish People’s revelation on Mount Sinai.
Ascending the Mountain: An All Night Shavu’ot Experience
Tikkun Leil Shavu’ot on Thursday, May 28 starting at 7pm and continuing throughout the night
As a sacred window in time, the holiday of Shavu’ot invites us into an experience of personal and communal revelation.
More than a historical moment, the story of the Israelites receiving Torah at Mount Sinai is meant to be re-experienced
by us as an opportunity to receive guidance around how to live our lives more “soulfully”—with a deeper sense of
purpose and meaning. Join the community of Temple Beth El of South Orange County in an all-night journey using sacred texts, stories, meditation and
music to ascend the mountain of revelation to reveal a Torah that is personal, authentic, and life-giving.
Morning Conservative Services for Shavu’ot
Day 1 Friday, May 29 at 5:30am
Day 2 Saturday, May 30 at 9:15am (Yizkor)
HIGH HOLY DAYS
Slichot: A Gateway to the High Holy Days
Saturday, September 12
“But tshuvah [repentence], tfiilah [prayer] and tzedakah [charity] temper judgment’s severe decree,” from Unetaneh Tokef, High Holy Days liturgy.
8pm Dessert reception
8:30pm Havdalah and Slichot Service in the rotunda
Spiritual Preparation for the High Holy Days: Mikveh at the Beach
Sunday, September 13 at 9am at Diver’s Cove (Laguna Beach)
9am Renew your spirit for the High Holidays with a communal mikveh ceremony at the beach for both men and women.
Rosh Hashanah Services
Friday, September 18 Abbreviated Erev Reform and Conservative Services
Saturday, September 19 Day 1 Reform and Conservative Services with special programming for families with young children (including paid child care), followed by Apples & Honey
Sunday, September 20 Day 2 Conservative Service
Tashlich, Picnic Dinner and Havdalah
Sunday, September 20 at 5:30pm at the Dana Point Pier
Yom Kippur Services
Sunday, September 27 Abbreviated Kol Nidrei Reform and Conservative Services
Monday, September 28 Reform and Conservative Services (including Yizkor) with special programming for families with young children (including paid childcare); afternoon study session (with Steve Birch), and Avodah Meditation (with Rabbi K’vod and percussion accompaniment); Reform and Conservative Evening Services, concluding with Havdalah and break fast nosh
Saturday, October 3 Torah Study, Day 1 Conservative Shabbat Service, and Kiddush Lunch
Sunday, October 4 Day 2 Conservative Morning Service at K’hilat Horim, Heritage Pointe (Mission Viejo); BE Sisters Social in the Sukkah
Friday, October 9 Reform Shabbat Service
Saturday, October 10 Conservative Shabbat Service with Yizkor
Saturday, October 10 Dinner, Kindergarten and Religious/Hebrew School Student Consecration, Family Glow Party and Celebration, Conservative Services including dancing with the Torahs
Sunday, October 11 Simchat Torah Experience with Rabbi K’vod (off-site)