HAR-EL, MEMBER URJ, THE MODERN JEWISH EXPERIENCE

-A REFORM APPROACH. est. 2004

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  • Opportunties for families to worship together
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  • Tu B' Shbat Interfaith Seder-2021
  • Galen stepping out course at the Galen Palm Desert slide
  • Cantor Joe Gole leads music Shabbat slide
  • Gathering for group dinner prior to Cultural Performance slide
  • Summer Services in the chapel slide
  • Interfaith Tu BShvat seder
  • A little Early History of Har-El slide
  • First Interfaith Seder with S Margarets Episcopal Church
  • interfaith passover seder

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Har-El Congregation, Member, URJ

Services and Office at St. Margaret’s Episcopal

Church

47-535 Highway 74

Palm Desert, CA 92260

COVID Temporary Mailing Address:

C/o L. Zionts, Administrator

106 Piazza Perrone

Palm Desert, CA 92260 

Phone: (760) 779-1691

Email: harelurjpd@gmail.com

Web Address: harelurjpd.org

Weekly Shabbat Services 5:00 PM

Friday Evening Shabbat Services

5:00 PM Conducted by Rabbi Richard Zionts

and Cantor Joseph Gole

Saturday Torah Study

11:00 AM Conducted by Rabbi Zionts

January – February Torah Portions

January 1—Va-Eira

January 8—Bo

January 15—B’shalach

January 22—Yitro

January 29—Mishpatim

February 5—T’rumah

February 12—T’tzaveh

February 19—Ki Tisa

February 26—Va-Yakhel

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Taking a Breath for Life: URJ’s Actions to Build Resilience

Taking a Breath for Life: URJ’s Actions to Build Resilience jemerman January 19, 2022

On Tu Bishvat we celebrated trees and a season of new growth. I've been doing lots of thinking about trees, as I frequently do, and the role they play in providing oxygen for the planet. At the Union of Reform Judaism, we provide oxygen to our communities by creating compassionate spaces for our participants to grow and thrive. We can respond to current and future challenges by fostering resilience that reflect our Jewish values.

For Colleyville, Texas

For Colleyville, Texas jemerman January 18, 2022

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The Worst Ninety Minutes in Jewish History

The Worst Ninety Minutes in Jewish History jemerman January 14, 2022

Eighty years ago on January 20, 1942, the infamous Wannsee Conference took place in a large lakeside three-story mansion in suburban Berlin. Fifteen Nazi German leaders attended the meeting that coordinated plans to "orderly execute" ---murder--- millions of Jews during World War II.

“Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children”

“Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children” jemerman January 11, 2022

The upcoming holiday of Tu BiShvat -- the birthday of the trees - brings back a memory of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In the museum is an enormous cross-section of a giant sequoia tree. Standing before it is a sublime experience. The cross-section overwhelms you with its sheer size, inspiring questions about the size of the tree it was cut from.