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Bob Schneeweiss, Past Board Member, shares his comments as to how he feels about Zoom and Streaming vs. Live High Holy Day services. Click on this box. 

Do you have a bi-monthly comment? If so, please submit your thoughts by January 1, 2023 to harelurjpd@gmail.com


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Har-El Congregation, Member, URJ

Services and Office at St. Margaret’s Episcopal


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

Dec, Jan, Feb

December 3—Va-Yeytzei
December 10—Va-Yishlach
December 17—Va-Yeshev
December 24—Miketz—Shabbat of Chanukah
December 31—Va-Yigash
January 7—Va-Y’chi
January 14—Sh’mot
January 21—Va-Eyra
January 28—Bo
February 3—B’Shalach
February 10—Yitro
February 17—Mishpatim
February 24—T’rumah 

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

Remembrance and Beyond: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Remembrance and Beyond: International Holocaust Remembrance Day rj-admin-new January 27, 2023

What does it mean to remember? It is to live in more than one world, to prevent the past from fading, and to call upon the future to illuminate it.

Thinking Outside the (Tzedek) Boxes

Thinking Outside the (Tzedek) Boxes jemerman January 26, 2023

A camel carrying a load. A golden pair of balanced scales. An open heart and an open mind. These are three of more than two dozen artists' visions of justice and righteousness featured in the invitational exhibition, "Tzedek Boxes: Justice Shall You Pursue."

Tu BiShvat - Nature’s Invitation to Grow

Tu BiShvat - Nature’s Invitation to Grow jemerman January 25, 2023

Tu BiShvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees, is upon us. While it may not be the most celebrated new year in the Jewish tradition, there is a simple power to the holiday - the call for us to become attuned to nature and learn what it can teach us about personal growth.

Envisioning Home

Envisioning Home jemerman January 19, 2023

Some of the best stories from our tradition involve a question presented on one level that is answered on a completely different and surprising level.