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Classes with Wendy Bocarsky

March 23, 2014

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Jewish Couch Potato and others

  • Ah, the Mysteries of Life: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism

    Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:30- 8:30pm @ TBS

    An overview of Jewish Mysticism. We will explore the major trends, personalities and texts as well as contrast Jewish Mysticism with the views of other religious traditions and current pop-culture beliefs. If you leave with more questions than when you arrived, it will be a successful evening! Skeptics welcome!
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  • Daily Life in Israel: A Funny thing Happened on the Way to ….

    Wednesday, April 23rd @ TBS 12:00-1:30pm

    A lunch Time Class - A look at the humorous and often absurd side of living in Israel
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  • Hebrew Reading Workout

    Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm @TBS

    For those who can already read Hebrew but would like to improve their fluency and increase confidence. The texts will come from the siddur (prayer book) and will focus on reading proficiency with a little discussion of the meaning of the particular prayers thrown in. Not intended for those who cannot already recognize the Hebrew alphabet. This will be an intense workout----gym togs optional!
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  • Reflections of a Jewish Couch Potato

    Sunday April 27, 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm @ TBS

    Yet another episode of prime time TV with a Jewish focus will provide the framework for study. After viewing a program together, we will analyze the content for accuracy and delve into discussion on a specific topic.
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Stretch & K’Vetch Fitness Class for Adults and Seniors

February 13, 2014

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Join Barry Pearlman, a local NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer, for our adult fitness class right here at TBS.

Wednesday mornings at 10:45am & Sunday afternoons @ 3:00pm
Wed. 3/19 & 3/26 @ 10:45am
Sun. 3/23 & 3/30 @ 3:00pm

Come to any classes!

The goal of the class is to improve balance, increase flexibility and to have more functional strength for everyday activity.
Cost is $5 per session paid directly to Barry.  Please RSVP below.

For the best possible experience, please bring the following equipment:*(all can be purchased at Sports Authority, Dick’s, or Target)

  • Two dumbbells (2, 3, or 5 lbs)
  • One red or green elastic band with handles (whatever color you can comfortably work with)
  • One thick towel or exercise/yoga mat for floor exercises.

Please contact David Cohen with any questions ( / 714-628-4631)

  • No payment is due at registration. The cost is $5 per person each session, paid directly to the instructor at the time of the class.

    Please select the number of attendees for each class below:

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Sandwich Generation Adult Ed. Class, February 9, 10a.m.

January 25, 2014

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Sandwich Generation

We are blessed, one generation to the next. We are living longer,  our parents and children are getting older and we are in the middle sharing the blessings on both sides.

Join Rabbi Cohen on Sunday, February 9th at 10 a.m. as we ask what it means to be the “Sandwich Generation.” We will explore together Jewish perspectives on aging and care giving while reviewing practical advice for facing difficult questions.  There is no cost for this class but please RSVP below so we can be prepared with supplies for our discussion.

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Speaker Series with Todd Creager: The Long, Hot Jewish Relationship

January 20, 2014

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LongHotRelationshipThe Long, Hot Jewish Relationship!

Creating Passionate, Long-Term relationships – Jewish-Style

Combining concepts from his book, ”The Long Hot Marriage”, and the book by Dr. Ron Wolfson, “Relational Judaism”, Todd Creager promises to deliver a dynamic and useful presentation on how to create passionate and authentic relationships with a spouse, a partner, a friend, and yes – even with your congregation.  He will talk about the connection between depth and passion, the tremendous power of listening and receptivity, and our God-given ability to be interpersonally creative. He will also share some of his secrets of success with the thousands of couples he has helped for over 30 years.

Register for our class with Todd Creager here at TBS on Tuesday, April 29th at 6:30 pm

  • You may register one person per form submission and resubmit for additional attendees
  • Price: $8.00 Quantity:
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Discussion with AIPAC’s Jason Youdeem

December 31, 2013

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America and Israel: Promoting our Shared Values in a Time of Transition

AIPAC and Temple Beth Sholom cordially invite you for a discussion on the importance of the U.S. – Israel relationship: FEATURING Jason Youdeem, AIPAC Orange County & Long Beach Assistant Area Director

Friday, January 10th, 2014
Services 6:30 p.m.
Discussion 8:00 p.m.

About Jason Youdeem
Jason Youdeem is the Orange County Assistant Area Director for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. In his current role Jason organizes the political and grassroots efforts of the local pro- Israel community. His portfolio includes increasing community engagement in the political process, fundraising, recruiting and training AIPAC activists, and conducting briefings on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East.

Prior to his career at AIPAC, Jason worked for Relief International, a humanitarian NGO based out of
Los Angeles. Jason is a graduate of the University
of California Los Angeles, where he focused on Globalization and Political Science.


For more than half a century, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has worked to help make Israel more secure by ensuring that American support remains strong. From a small pro-Israel public affairs boutique in the 1950s, AIPAC has grown into a 100,000-member national grassroots movement described by The New York Times as “the most important organization affect- ing America’s relationship with Israel.”

Political advocacy is one of the most effective ways in which AIPAC works to accomplish its mission. Each year, AIPAC is involved in more than 100 legislative and policy initiatives involving Middle East policy or aimed at broadening and deepening the U.S.-Israel bond.

AIPAC works to secure vital U.S. foreign aid for Israel to help ensure Israel remains strong and secure. AIPAC is working to promote strategic cooperation between the two nations, to develop sound U.S. anti-terrorist poli- cies, to share homeland security techniques and tech- nologies, and to stop rogue nations such as Iran from acquiring weapons of mass destruction.


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The Jewish Couch Potato is Here Again!!

December 10, 2013

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January 12, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Library)

Back by popular demand! Many of us spend our leisure time in front of the television. But not all of that time is wasted as much can be learned from an hour of quality viewing. In this session we will view an episode of a popular program and analyze its Jewish content. Using rabbinic texts we will also discuss the ethical issues presented in the particular story. Of course, we will have what every good couch potato needs, coffee cake, fresh coffee and food for thought! We hope to see you there. The cost of the class is $7.00 per class/members and $14.00 per class/non-members, included for FLC famlies.
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Book Discussion – January 6

November 13, 2013

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MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. (LIBRARY)

Israeli novelist Govrin juxtaposes one women’s difficult search for personal and professional fulfillment against modern Israel’s quagmire of political and social issues. lana Tsuriel’s accidental death at the book’s opening quashes her vision for a revolutionary architecture project in Jerusalem. The project borrows concepts about land and property ownership from biblical texts and is intended to promote peace in a city perpetually in turmoil. Left behind are her journal notes, photographs and sketches. As the title suggests, Ilana’s work and private life unfold, often in dialogue with her deceased Zionist father, in a patchwork of musings justifying her personal and professional choices. AVAILABLE ON KINDLE AND NOOK.


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Summer Learning with Rabbi Donnell

July 1, 2013

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Get ready for a stimulating month filled with opportunities to expand your Jewish knowledge, spirituality, make new friends and visit with long time friends. We are excited to offer the thought-provoking Torah Tuesdays at Twilight series and An Evening with a Good Book with Soni Sanberg.
Register online today! 

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Shavuot Celebration

May 6, 2013

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Join us for a multidimensional Shavuot experience for all.
6:00 p.m. Yizkor Service – Sanctuary
Parents with students in Religious School from 4:15-6:15, students of parents who are in the service will stay with a religious school staff member in the education office. Atid students and parents are welcome to join us for this service before our evening programming.
6:30 p.m. Simple Dairy Dinner – Social Hall
Please RSVP to Marla at to let us know you will join us so we have enough food.  $5 donation per person is greatly appreciated.
7:00 p.m. Programming
Adult Learning: What’s with all the Dairy and the Connection to the Two Tablets?
8:00 p.m. Dessert and closing Siyum
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Torah, Where is my Portion

March 19, 2013

Comments Off you ever wondered how to find an actual portion in the Torah?  Join Cantor Reinwald for a workshop on what to look for and how to build the skill of identifying a starting place in any portion.  Bring your Hebrew thinking cap and a sense of curiosity, and you will get hands-on experience in how to do this.  Please RSVP to Cantor Reinwald at

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