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​​​​​​​This Week's Torah Thought

From Rabbi Zylberman

There used to be an erroneous belief that the Jewish community was spared the challenge of addiction. The truth is, of course, that we wrestle with this issue too. While in the past the topic was taboo, today we understand that if we want to tackle this problem we need to be more open about it. Those suffering from addiction, as well as their loved ones, need and deserve our community support. During services this Friday night we will hear from the Executive Director of the Jewish Addiction Awareness Network, Marla Kaufman. I urge you to come hear what she has to teach us.

Strength of tradition and warmth of community are at the heart of our congregation, yet we are so much more. We are a center for Jewish life, a home away from home where you and your loved ones can share with us in the life-long Jewish journey of learning and discovery.  

Whatever your background, age, or stage of life, we invite you to get to know us by checking out our diverse programs, worship services and special events.  We hope that you will find TBY at the center of your Jewish life. LGBTQI+ and Interfaith couples and families welcome!

It is with profound sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our beloved Rabbi Mark S. Miller.

Rabbi Miller touched the lives of countless individuals during his four decades as spiritual leader of our congregation. His lasting impact as a teacher and exemplar of Judaism and Jewish values is inestimable.

A brief funeral service, conducted by Rabbi Zylberman and Cantor Grant, will take place at Temple Bat Yahm on Sunday, April 8th at 4:00 pm followed by a private interment in New York.

Rabbi Zylberman and Cantor Grant will lead a shiva minyan at Temple Bat Yahm on Wednesday April, 11th at 7:00 pm during which we will also mark Yom haShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Our hearts go out to Rabbi Miller’s dear family: his wife Wendy, his children Ariella, Talya, Eliya, Jacob and Neely, son-in-law Jarret Calmenson, his brother Scott Miles and his mother Renata Zaks.

The family has requested privacy at this time. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family, care of Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback Street, Newport Beach, 92660.

Zichrono Livracha, may the memory of Rabbi Mark S. Miller be an eternal blessing.