Temple Bat Yahm Mission & Vision: A poem by President Patty Seyburn

To build lasting relationships.
To make these relationships into a community.
To create an environment of inclusivity.
To help each congregant develop a meaningful connection to Judaism.


Temple Bat Yahm Vision

We all have a vision of WHO WE ARE. Who we ASPIRE to be.
A vision requires IMAGINATION. A vision requires HONESTY.
A vision requires GROWTH and COURAGE. The ability to CHANGE.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me?

To be a Jew in the 21st century is to live amidst the great people of the world.
To EMBRACE our neighbors, and set ourselves apart.
To UNDERSTAND our role in history. To SHAPE our role for the future.

If I am only for myself, what am I?

Our LANGUAGE, our holy BOOKS, the land of ISRAEL, our RITUALS, our COMMUNITY.
The joys and sorrows that CONNECT us with EACH OTHER,
with our BEST SELVES, with G-d.
Our AIM: to be a place on the edge of the sea where Jews can GATHER,
Where we can do OUR SMALL PART in saving the world.

If not now, when?

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.

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.

​​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.

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,

Adult Education

Temple Bat Yahm has a variety of life-enriching programs to encourage the desire for study and adult Jewish Learning.

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.


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.