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 

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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

Practicing Democracy

Practicing Democracy jemerman June 28, 2022

As we reflect on the United States' Independence Day, I am mindful that democracy also takes commitment and practice. Democracy takes practice because it still is not accessible to all.

Becoming BMitzvah

Becoming BMitzvah jemerman June 27, 2022

I love seeing how our students at Temple Shalom of Newton transform throughout the process of becoming BMitzvah. It's the end of my first year coordinating the BMitzvah program and my colleague Allison Lobron, an experienced leader in inclusion and social emotional learning, and I are hosting an end of year celebration for our BMitzvah students.

Reconciling the Past, Identifying a Pathway Forward

Reconciling the Past, Identifying a Pathway Forward jemerman June 21, 2022

For the past year, I have been engaged in deep reflection over my responsibility as a Canadian and proud Jew in addressing the horrors committed against Indigenous peoples.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs’ Remarks on Reform LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Rabbi Rick Jacobs’ Remarks on Reform LGBTQ+ Inclusion jemerman June 13, 2022

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), recently attended the 50th anniversary celebration of Beth Chayim Chadashim in Los Angeles, California, the world's first LGBTQ+ congregation. This is a excerpt taken from his remarks at the event.