Orange County's Premier Reform Temple
Temple Bat Yahm is a welcoming Jewish Reform Synagogue in Orange County, California.  Our congregation includes over 600 families from the nearby towns of Newport Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, and Laguna Beach.  Our clergy, led by Senior Rabbi Gersh Zylberman, includes a team of Rabbi's, professional Jewish educators and an ordained Cantor.  We are proud of our nationally accredited Jewish Preschool, innovative religious school, our thriving adult education programs, the strong calendar of social events, our beautiful High Holiday services, and many other programs that make Temple Bat Yahm a center of Jewish Life.  Call, click or visit us today. 

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High Holy Days 5775
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  Jewish education is at the core of our tradition. Join us for various types of Adult Education.
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  Educating our future
one Jewish &Hebrew lesson a time.

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What makes JCAL different? 

 The TBY Preschool dedicates its days educating our young ones. Learn why it is NAEYC Accredited!
Visit TBY Preschool
 Women of TBY  Join us for movie night and other fun events! See more.
  Temple Bat Yahm stands with Israel and supports organizations which help aid our brothers and sisters in defending our homeland.  See more.
Visit Orange County's Premier Judaica Gift Shop - Bat Yahm Gifts!
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Interested in learning more about Jewish practices for lifecycle events?

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TBY YouTube Live

TBY Blog

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Friday, October 24

5:15pm Mini MInyan
Margolis Youth Lounge
Led by Rabbis Gersh Zylberman,
Rayna Gevurtz and Cantor Jonathan Grant
Followed by Shabbat Dinner
Packard Hall
Please RSVP 949/644-1999

5:30pm Wine & Cheese Reception

6:00pm Shabbat Service
Sonenshine Family Sanctuary
Led by Rabbi Gersh Zylberman,
Rabbi Mark S. Miller 
and Cantor Jonathan Grant

Saturday, October 25

9:00am Torah Study - Marcus Library
Led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller

Shabbat Morning Service
Morgan Chapel
Led by Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz
and Raymond Gruber

10:30am Emma Horn's Bat Mitzvah
Sonenshine Family Sanctuary

Sunday Morning
         9:15am - Coffee Talk  (All are welcome!)      

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Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)
Special Events

October 26, 7:00pm
TBY Book Club
The Ghost Writer
by Philip Roth
in the Youth Lounge

October 29, 12:00pm
Wednesdays with the Rabbi
Rabbi Gersh Zylberman
will continue his once-monthly sessions on Current Events through a Jewish lens.
Rabbi Miller led the first session of Wednesdays with the Rabbi last October 22nd.
His next sessions will take place at noon in the Library on November 5th and 19th, and December 17th, 2014.
The dates for our 2015 classes will be announced.


For those of you who have wanted to open the Talmud,the foundation of our tradition, this is an opportunity to not only learn about the Talmud, but to actually study it directly.

If you want to be personally connected to a holy text, if you enjoy learning for its own sake, if you want to be challenged and elevated, then you will find our sessions to be fruitful and meaningful.

For centuries, Jewish students have pored over the pages of the Talmud, sharpening their minds and joining in the arguments of the ancient Sages. Let us continue the tradition!

In this week’s narrative of the Tower of Babel, we find a cautionary tale. The builders were more concerned with the structure and less concerned with the people involved in the construction. The Midrash teaches that

if a man fell from the tower and was killed, no one grieved. But, if a brick fell from the tower they all grieved because their time
was held up, waiting to manufacture,
another brick!
This speaks to our time when materialism has taken pride of place over relationships.
We mistakenly think that the more we can have
and the more we can do should take precedence over what
and who we are. In the pursuit of material abundance, so many have given up so much
 for so little.



Featured Upcoming Events
Mark Your Calendars!

TBY is being honored by Friendship Shelter as the Outstanding Volunteer Organization on
November 14th at their annual gala.  Our longstanding relationship with the organization has been through our food drive, JCAL, Mitzvah Day, and numerous other connections.  Friendship Shelter has been rebuilding lives for more than 25 years through its self-sufficiency program, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for the homeless of
Orange County.

Visit their website for more information.

Current Events

Watch Rabbi Zylberman give his High Holy Day sermons:

 Erev Rosh Hashanah

Kol Nidre

Orange County Rally for Israel 
Samueli Jewish Campus
July 29, 2014

Click here to read
Rabbi Zylberman's address
to several thousand Israel supporters.



American Conference of Cantors
Celebrates 60th Anniversary!

ACC was recognized at the recent URJ Biennial Conference in San Diego.  Click on link to watch and listen to the beautiful performance by many of the Cantors attending the conference, including our very own
Cantor Jonathan Grant.

Click here for performance.