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Family and Friends

"Reyim" means friends, and our friendships are the life of our community.

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Learning and Prayer

We look to the stories, wisdom, spiritual insights, and halacha of our tradition to bring meaning into our lives.

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Compassion and Social Action

Our community is defined by the core Jewish value of gemilut hasadim, compassion and loving kindness.

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The Second Step Annual Backpack Drive

Please support our fourth annual Second Step Backpack Drive, which provides child survivors of domestic violence with necessary school supplies.

This year we are being asked to fill 20 backpacks for youth in high school. Please send monetary donations to the office by July 26th, or you can donate using the Donate button below. You can learn more about The Second Step here.

Thank you, as always, for joining us as we strive to fulfill the mitzvah of areyvut, responsibility to care for those who need support in the Jewish and broader community.


P'nei Shabbat - Reyim Community Shabbat

To help our members meet new people in our growing community, build friendships and celebrate Shabbat together, we are initiating a Shabbat dinner exchange program called "P'nei Shabbat," meaning "faces (or 'presence') of Shabbat." The first dinner will be Friday evening, September 13.

Here's how this works:

  • Sign up by completing this short survey by August 15th. The survey relates to kashrut, food needs, distance to the host's home, and other preferences. This deadline is very important, as we will be pairing families that week.
  • Signing up means you will both host a Reyim member/family for Shabbat dinner and be hosted at another member/family's home during this year. Those who host on our first evening program on September 13 will be hosted in the spring.
  • Part of our vision is to create the opportunity for those who are being hosted at another family's home to join us at Reyim for Kabbalat Shabbat, which begins every Friday evening at 6:00 PM
  • This will be a fun and meaningful way to build our Reyim community, celebrate Shabbat together, and get to know each other better. The date of the first program will be Friday evening, September 13. Please be in touch with Abby Bracha or Rabbi Berman with questions.

  • Shabbat Under the Stars, Friday September 6th at 6:00 PM

    This annual event is a highlight of our summer programming and always has a great turnout from both current and prospective members. Join us for a meaningful Kabbalat Shabbat service outside in the courtyard followed by dinner prepared by the Ayen Chefs.

    Shabbat Under the Stars showcases the best attributes of our congregation – warm community, spirited davening and great food. It’s a great time to bring your friends, family and prospective members to experience Temple Reyim.

    Join us for our uplifting and wonderful service and dinner prepared by the Ayin Chefs. $15/adult, $6/child ages 5-13, family max of $40. RSVP by e-mailing, calling the office or selecting PayPal Add to Cart button below.

    Shabbat Under the Stars
    Shabbat Reyim

    Keren Reyim

    Keren Reyim is our annual appeal, and this year we are concentrating our fundraising efforts during the months of May & June. Keren Reyim is critical to our community. It completes our operating budget and helps us achieve our goal of a balanced budget for fiscal 2018. It covers everything, providing the very foundation from which all our efforts can, and will, grow. Click here for more information.

    To donate online using PayPal click the Donate button below.


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