Temple Bat Yahm is a Center for Jewish Life

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.  We celebrate life's joys and rally around each other in times of challenge.  With Judaism at the center, we bring meaning to our lives and contribute to building a better world through acts of kindness (gemillut chasadim) and righteous giving (tzedakah). 

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. 
TBY Areas of Specialty:

TBY Preschool
TBY has offered Early Childhood Education to our families and the greater community since 1983 and is the only Jewish preschool in Orange County that has achieved accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) AND United Way's Five Star Quality Center Ranking. 

Please contact Preschool Director Karen Albert at 949.644.6563 or kjalbert@tby.org for more information about:
  • Preschool for your child
  • In the Beginning sessions for new moms and babies
  • Parent-Toddler classes
  • Full Inclusion Preschool Project
    In partnership with the Family Philanthropy Venture Fund of Jewish Federation & Family Services.
  • Camp Yahm Yahm
Visit the Preschool Page

Religious School Learning
TBY also offers an innovative, experiential Religious School program called JCAL, the Jewish Center for Arts and Learning, which teaches Judaism to our children through electives. 

  • Fine Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Technology
  • Cooking and Crafts
  • Social Action

Please contact Religious School Director Barry Koff at 949.644.6563 ext. 328 or bkoff@tby.org for more information about this program and to learn about the three new comprehensive Hebrew options. 

Visit the Religious School Page

Social Action
Our belief is that "every day is mitzvah day!"  Programs include, but are not limited to:

  • School Supplies Drive for the Abayudaya Jewish of Uganda
  • JCAL participation in the Annual United Interfaith Hunger Walk
  • Yom Kippur and Purim to Passover Food Drives
  • American Red Cross Blood Drives

We are always looking for new opportunities to perform "tikkum olam" - the repairing of the world.  If you have any suggestions, please call the Temple office at 949.644.1999. 

Visit the Social Action Page

Adult Education
Temple Bat Yahm has a variety of life-enriching programs to encourage the desire for study and adult Jewish Learning including:
  • Wednesdays with the Rabbi
  • TBY Book Club
  • Special Shabbat Speaker Series
  • Coffee Talk with Rabbi Zylberman
  • Torah Study
  • Special Guest Speakers

Visit the Adult Education Page

Women of Temple Bat Yahm

The Women of Temple Bat Yahm (WTBY) has shaped our congregational life for more than 30 years.  With over 230 members and growing, WTBY:

  • Connects us socially and spiritually to our Reform Jewish values and our community
  • Contributes to our Temple
  • Serves the local community
  • Sustains national and international programs

Visit the Women of TBY Page

Interfaith & Outreach
Temple Bat Yahm is committed to being a meaningful spiritual home for all of our members, regardless of background, age, stage of life, gender or sexual orientation.  Whether you are Jewish or the non-Jewish member of a Jewish family, you can find a home at TBY. 

Visit the Interfaith & Outreach Page


Temple Bat Yahm has over 640 member families.  Getting to know them all would be impossible!  Come to programs or better yet, be a part of a Chavurah!

At TBY, a chavurah is comprised of a small group of member families who come together to socialize, learn, and enjoy Jewish living with their family and friends.  Each group chooses its own direction, activities, and purpose.  

Click here to access the Chavurah Application

Moishe House Orange County
Temple Bat Yahm is happy to support Moishe House Orange County, an organization focused on bringing fun programs and events which Jewishly engage Orange County's 20- and 30-somethings.  By partnering with Moishe House, TBY can expand its reach and help connect young adults to each other and the Jewish community.

Visit Moishe House

Click here to view the above information in a pdf document.