HAR-EL, MEMBER URJ, THE MODERN JEWISH EXPERIENCE

-A REFORM APPROACH. est. 2004

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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

May, June, July, August
TORAH PORTIONS

May 6—Kedoshim

May 13—Emor

May 20—Behar

May 27—Bechukotai

June 4—Bemidbar

June 11—Naso

June 18—Be-haalot’cha

June 25—Shelach L’cha

July 2—Korach

July 9—Chukat

July 16—Balak

July 23—Pinchas

July 30—Mattot-Massei

August 6—Devarim

August 13—Va-Etchanan

August 20—Ekev

August 27—Re’eh 

All services will be held on ZOOM until further notice. Email harelurjpd@gmail.com for ZOOM Invite.

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This website is made available through the generosity of Sandra and Robert Borns.

Maintained by the following Contributors:

Sylvia Duban, Joyce Grunauer, Jeff Louis & Barbara Devinki, Lynda & Barry Messinger, MItzi Webber, Rosa & Harris Weinstein, Lynda Weisbard, Jan and Miles Gordon, Lynda and Rabbi Richard Zionts, Bob Schneeweiss, David Suss and Sue Rappaport, Howard and Sherry Schor, Marvin Morgenstein. 

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

The Blessings of Adult Education: Far More than Knowledge

The Blessings of Adult Education: Far More than Knowledge sdolgov August 9, 2022

Lifelong learning, however, can be easier said than done. For many, as they enter adulthood, with its competing demands and obligations, setting aside time for learning – and especially for Jewish learning – can be challenging indeed.

One of the Greatest Love Stories of My Life

One of the Greatest Love Stories of My Life sdolgov August 9, 2022

On this Tu B’Av, may we all seek out those people who are on our team through despair and delight, who can forgive and seek forgiveness, who see us for who we truly are and support us on the journey to becoming whoever we will someday be. And if your Valentine’s Day candy stash has run out, send those you love a note of sweetness and gratitude instead. Happy Tu B’Av!

Staying Connected After the B’nei Mitzvah: a Teen’s Perspective

Staying Connected After the B’nei Mitzvah: a Teen’s Perspective jemerman August 8, 2022

A common sentiment among Jewish-affiliated teens seems to be, after your b'nei mitzvah, religious school is over, right? Sure, you might come back for confirmation in a few years, but there's no real reason to stay involved. You're Jewish. You know that, your family knows that, and your friends know that. Staying involved is kind of a waste of time. Right? Actually, no. Even if you've had your b'nei mitzvah, there are benefits to staying involved with your Hebrew School and your religious education.

Magical Thinking: Superstitions and Other Persistent Notions

Magical Thinking: Superstitions and Other Persistent Notions jemerman August 3, 2022

Whether it is a lucky bracelet or a hamsa keychain amulet, superstitions believed to bring good fortune or ward off the bad are almost universal. They are the inspirations for a provocative new art exhibition: Magical Thinking: Superstitions and Other Persistent Notions.