Welcome to Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine

Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine (BJI) is The Shul of Orange County, CA. We are an innovative and warm Modern Orthodox synagogue, and the only synagogue in the area with up to three minyans a day.  

We offer a full range of both Ashkenazic and Sephardic services and classes for all ages on our campus.

Beth Jacob is home to the first and only Jewish Montessori Preschool in Orange County and a beautiful women's mikveh in a spa-like setting.

With an ever-growing, diverse membership, BJI enjoys a blend of Jews from many different backgrounds. Our mix of Americans, Brits, Europeans, Israelis, Persians, South Americans, Russians, and South Africans creates a unique flavor which permeates our environment, and fosters an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect.

High Holiday Youth Programming

CLICK HERE to learn more about Beth Jacob's Youth Programming for the upcoming High Holidays.

Beth Jacob Sunday Night Laughs

June 11th was a night of laughter and fun for the Beth Jacob Congregation as over 200 guests attended the first- and surely not the last- annual Sunday Night Laugh. The food was endless and the smiles were plenty as comedians Danniel Storrow and Avi Liberman cracked up the crowd with their hilarious jokes. Those in attendance believed it was the “best event ever” and wanted to know when Beth Jacob was planning more of these events. The food, the fun, the music and most of all the social interaction of those in attendance allowed the evening to excel and become one of BJI’s most enjoyable social events. Our very own President Allen Berazovsky started off the evening with his hidden comedic talents that gave the headliner a run for his money. The warm up comedian got the crowd ready for the comedic genius of Avi Liberman who did not disappoint as the constant laughter and audience participation kept the audience engaged and entertained. Once the laughter stopped, the music began as the 8 piece Chicago Tribute Experience took the stage to finish the night in style.

Fred Myers, the coordinator of the event, believes that his purpose for promoting the event for BJI was twofold: “It is no secret that any congregation needs to raise funds in order to make ends meet but fund raisers without a social component are one dimensional. The goal of my team was to have a fun event and raise money at the same time and I believe both objectives were accomplished. The team worked very hard at keeping the expenses down but not compromising the value what attendees got for the price of attending.” Fred continues by stating that “for me, the highlight of the evening was witnessing the BJI members and their guests enjoying the experience. This was a social home run and my thanks to my team of workers and all of those who attended. A special mention must go to Jose and his daughter Melisa. You have no idea how hard Jose works but what makes him special is nothing is too much trouble for him. Next time you see Jose please be sure to give him an ‘Atta Boy.’” From delicious food and dazzling jokes to music and more, the Beth Jacob Sunday Night Laugh was an event that no one will forget.

Beth Jacob Classes, Now on YouTube!

If you would like to see more videos like this one, click here to visit Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine's YouTube channel and view more classes from Rabbi Ciner.

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