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Parashat Devarim; Shabbat Hazon July 17, 2021, 8 Av 5781 Torah: Deuteronomy 1-3:22; Triennial 2:2-2:30 Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27 Not Just a Second Torah Ilana Kurshan With this week’s parashah we begin Sefer Devarim, the final book of the Torah and the one referred to by the Talmudic rabbis as Mishneh Torah – a second Torah (see, for instance, [...]
Parashat Matot-Masei July 10, 2021, 1 Av 5781 Torah: Numbers 30:2-36:13; Triennial 32:1-33:49 Haftarah: Isaiah 66:1-24 Diasporic Dispersal, Then and Now Ilana Kurshan The first of the two parshiyot we read this week, Matot, concludes with the request of two of the twelve tribes to remain on the near side of the Jordan River and [...]
Parashat Pinchas July 3, 2021, 23 Tamuz 5781 Torah: Numbers 25:10-30:1; Triennial 26:52-28:15 Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1 - 2:3 Why Should We Be Excluded? Ilana Kurshan Our parashah introduces the five daughters of Tzlofchad, who petition Moshe to be allowed to inherit a portion in the land of Israel after their father died leaving no male [...]
Parashat Balak June 26, 2021, 16 Tamuz 5781 Torah: Numbers 22:2-25:9; Triennial 22:2-38 Haftarah: Micah 5:6-6:8 Flawed Prophets Ilana Kurshan In commenting on one of the final verses in the Torah— “never has there arisen in Israel a prophet like Moshe” (Deuteronomy 34:10)—the midrash raises a surprising challenge from our parashah. While it is true [...]
Parashat Hukat June 19, 2021, 9 Tamuz 5781 Torah: Numbers 19:1-22:1; Triennial 19:1-20:21 Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33 Hukat – The Song that Wells Up from Inside Ilana Kursha Parashah Hukat is about the death of a generation and its leaders. Miriam and Aaron die, and Moshe is informed by God that he, too, will die before [...]
Parashat Korach June 12, 2021, 2 Tamuz 5781 Torah: Numbers 16:1-18:32; Triennial 16:20-17:24 Haftarah: I Samuel 11:14-12:22 Korah’s Take on Leadership Ilana Kurshan Our parashah features a serious and dangerous assault on Moshe’s leadership of the Jewish people. In the midst of the Israelites’ desert wanderings, a Levite named Korah rallies a group of two [...]
Parashat Nasso May 22, 2021, 11 Sivvan 5781 Torah: Numbers 4:21-7:89; Triennial 5:11-6:27 Haftarah: Judges 13:2-25 Grooming, Grieving, Grapes Ilana Kurshan Parashat Nasso introduces us to the nazir, a person who vows to take upon him or herself additional commitments so as to draw closer to God. A nazir vows not to drink wine or [...]

Annual Night of Jewish Learning. Tikkun Lyel Shavuot will take place on Sunday night, May 16th. Join Zoom Meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85266290198 One tap mobile +16699009128,,85266290198# Dial by your location +1 669 900 9128 Meeting ID: 852 6629 0198 Passcode: 394237 Contact Rabbi Rosenstein with questions or to sign up. Each session will be 12-15 minutes with a Q&A to […]

Join Zoom Meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83012559314 One tap mobile +16699009128,,83012559314# Dial by location +1 669 900 9128 Meeting ID: 830 1255 9314 Passcode: 270399 Beginning this week we will be conducting hybrid services via Zoom with limited in person seating. SEE update below! Gwen Schlumbolm is still available for those who need help. Her phone number is 951-970-5389. […]

Parashat Bamidbar May 15, 2021, 4 Sivvan 5781 Torah: Numbers 1:1-4:20; Triennial 2:1-3:13 Haftarah: Hosea 2:1-22 The Anesthetized Mishkan Ilana Kurshan Parashat Bamidbar describes the various responsibilities incumbent upon each of the three branches of the Levite clan, who transported the Tabernacle every time the Israelites broke camp and traveled. The sons of Gershon carried [...]
We've launched a NEW website for a NEW direction. We'll be reopening our doors starting Friday, May 7th!!!! Starting with members and then soon for guests. Looking for a new home? Sky is the limit. Temple Beth Sholom of Temecula is an exciting, inclusive, Interfaith Jewish congregation. Are all welcome. We serve the Jewish and [...]