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

TORAH PORTIONS
Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

September 17—Ki Tavo
September 24—Nitzavim
October 1—Va-Yelech—Shabbat Shuvah
October 8—Ha’azinu
October 15—Shabbat of Succot
October 22—B’reysheet
October 29—Noach
November 5—Lech L’cha
November 12—Va-Yeyra
November 19—Chayyei Sarah
November 26—Tol’dot
December 3—Va-Yeytzei
December 10—Va-Yishlach
December 17—Va-Yeshev
December 24—Miketz—Shabbat of Chanukah
December 31—Va-Yigash

All Shabbat services and Torah Study remain on Zoom.
High Holy Day services offered streaming and live.
Contact harelurjpd@gmail.com for details.

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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, Elaine and Jerome Morgan. 

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Our Beginnings, in Haiku

Our Beginnings, in Haiku jemerman October 3, 2022

in the beginning Oneness breathed us into life we are unity

Rereading – and Reimagining – Sacred Story

Rereading – and Reimagining – Sacred Story jemerman October 3, 2022

"Tell me a story" is a constant refrain for those of us with children in our lives. Almost as often, when the last page is turned, the child looks up and asks, "again?" Sometimes, this is a joy. Sometimes, re-reading, and re-reading some more, becomes a burden.

Antisemitism Finally Hits Home for Me

Antisemitism Finally Hits Home for Me jemerman September 29, 2022

In the many years (57 to be exact) that I have been in an interfaith marriage, I felt somehow removed from antisemitism. I was raised in a Roman Catholic family, and, while there were a few comments from aunts and uncles when I got engaged, it was the 1960s, and I was in love. I believed we would figure it out as we went along.

Rebuilding After the Storms of Life: An Interview with Rabbi Joseph Meszler

Rebuilding After the Storms of Life: An Interview with Rabbi Joseph Meszler jemerman September 22, 2022

We sat down with Rabbi Joseph Meszler, author of "The Sukkah in the Storm: A Sukkot Story," to discuss the ways this story teaches children about strength, resilience, community, and asking for help.