Ways to Connect at TBS

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While we must step back from our physical gathering space within the walls of TBS, we continue to remain connected in spirit and through alternative ways of making personal connections. Join us for the following programs!


Online Classes and Programs

Virtual Second Night Seder

On Thursday, April 9 at 5:30pm we come together to retell the story of Passover. You can join us by clicking here to watch on TBS’ streaming page. Want to get involved, login to TBS’ Facebook page and interact with Rabbi Heidi and Cantor Reinwald.

Yizkor Services

Wednesday, April 15 at 10:00 am You can join Rabbi Heidi and Cantor Reinwald by clicking here to watch on TBS’ streaming page or you can login to the TBS Facebook page.

Shabbat ServicesTBS Video PageFacebook Live Join Rabbi Heidi and Cantor Reinwald Live from their homes!
Want to follow along in the prayerbook for Shabbat?
Check out Mishkan T’fillah online or purchase your own through kindle: Shabbat Version only $4.99 Full Version only $14.99

Virtual Torah Study April 11, 9:15am-10:15 am – Led by Norman Rosen, In the End, The Ends Justify the Means—Or Do They?  (Know What I Mean?)

You can access Torah Study this week, April 11 by entering the Zoom Meeting by clicking on this link. It should open immediately for you.

You might need to cut and pate the link below into your web bowser: https://zoom.us/j/910335196

Meeting ID: 910 335 196
Dial In: If you are calling in by phone:
One tap mobile 16699006833,,910335196#
If calling by a landline: +1 669 900 6833
When prompted for the Meeting ID dial: 910 335 196#

Religious School and Youth Connections: More to come April on Tuesday April 12.

Knotty Sisters of TBS Tuesday, April 7, 1:00-2:00 pm Click here to Zoom In To call in via phone, dial: 669 900 6833 Meeting ID: 720-436-176

Lunch and Learn with Jodi Kaufman – Tuesday, April 14 – noon-1:00 pm
Click here to Zoom In
To call in via phone, dial:
669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 703 869 327#
Login and join Jodi and some special guests for an hour of noshing and learning. 

Cantor’s Quarantined Bookworms Reading The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish (throughout April) Join the Facebook group here for more information.

A Virtual Trip to Europe – Saturday, April 11 at 12 noon. Cantor Reinwald will offer a three part, informal online presentation journeying through his February trip in Europe. This Saturday he presents Travel Diaries, Part I: Normandy, discussing the WWII history in Normandy and a trip to Mont St. Michel. These will be presented on FB Live on his personal FB page, so please become his friend by clicking here (even if you are his friend in the real world!). 


We are pleased to partner with Jewish Federation of Orange County on a volunteer platform to provide assistance to those who right now need a helping hand. If you’d like to volunteer for, or if you need some help with simple errands, pet walking, or if you’d like a check-in call from a supportive neighbor please visit www. JewishOC.org and click “I Want to Volunteer” or “I Need a Helping Hand.”  The links will take you to forms to fill out to get the process started.  You will be contacted soon after and matched with a volunteer or a neighbor in need. If you need help with this or have questions, please contact Alexandra Mars at Jewish Federation at amars@jffs.org.

Links to Resources

Need help? We are aware there are those who are not able to shop for essentials. If you are in need of assistance please be in touch with Rabbi Heidi
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Rhea Dorn’s niece, Dr. Liz Salsburg has some suggestions for what to do when at home: Go to a Virtual MuseumSan Francisco ExploratoriumLouvre Museum, ParisNational Gallery of Art, Washington DCMetropolitan Museum of ArtVan Gogh Museum, AmsterdamUffizi Gallery, Florence Italy Activities and Resources  Research an artist.  Choose a favorite painting or sculpture and create a copycat piece of art.  Choose a piece of art to focus on. Why do you like it and how does it makes you feel?  Choose two works of art to compare Zoo and Aquarium CamsSan Diego ZooZoo Atlanta Panda Cam

Jewish School Here are some ways to keep your child’s Jewish learning going! For our Hebrew students in grades 3-6: Kavanah Corner For our students in all grades: Judaic Learning For All Ages Emotional Well-Being: How to Manage Student and Family Anxiety During the Time of Coronavirus​​​​​​​ For our Preschool Families Keep your Preschooler Learning at Home Other Kids Activities “30 Days of Us” – Family Project 100 Activities To Do At Home During School Closures Art & Play Activity Guide for Kids in Quarantine Kosher Food

TVT Community Day School created TVT Eats Kosher to provide our community with additional support and comfort during these unusual times.  This service will be available to the community beginning Tuesday, March 24, with orders being accepted immediately here.
Here’s how the new food service works:
  • Pre-order online at TARBUT.com/EATS
  • Please order your meals the day prior to pick-up, by 9:00 PM
  • Select from the delicious TVT Eats special menu
  • Pay online with credit card when ordering
  • $60 per meal (feeds a family of 4-5)
  • $15 per take & bake pizza (6-8 slices)
  • $10 per dozen cookies
  • Choose your curbside pick-up time when ordering online
  • Pick-up time slots are available from 11 am-4 pm
  • Pick-up is in the Lower School parking lot  along the curb in front of the administration building (5200 Bonita Canyon Dr. Irvine CA 92603)
  • Please stay in your car, we will bring your meals to you
  • Instructions will be included on how to warm your pre-cooked meal at home
Due to kosher eateries in the area currently changing over their kitchens for Passover, we recognize that kosher meals may be hard to find.  I know it’s in the name, but I want to reiterate that this is a kosher meal, prepared in TVT’s kosher kitchen, by our fabulous chef Eric* and his team, working with our Mashgiach, Ilana Baumgarten.
*About Eric:
Eric attended Hotelschool The Hague in the Netherlands. He has worked for a variety of luxury hotels throughout Europe, Africa and in the US.  Eric learned Kosher cooking from his grandmother. When not cooking you can find Eric skiing, rock climbing or spending time with his family.
Donations of Equipment and Supplies The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) will begin accepting donations of protective equipment and supplies for use by healthcare  from corporations and businesses. Businesses that would like to donate can call the Orange County Public Information Hotline at (714) 628-7085. The following types of protective medical supplies will be accepted in only new and unopened containers and boxes: o   N-95, surgical masks and face shields (all sizes) o   Disposable gloves (all sizes) o   Eye protection o   Medical gowns: Disposable gowns and isolation gowns o   Antibacterial and disinfecting wipes
http://www.211.org/services/covid19   for finding 211 resources for finding food, resources for paying bills, accessing child care, and other essential services

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