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Tempoarily Closed Due to COVID-19

NOW STREAMING

Beth Jacob Congregation Irvine, all of its services, classes, etc. are now streaming online!

It is with a very heavy heart that we have decided to discontinue even the smaller daily minyan that we have maintained. This is the consensus of the medical professionals and the halachic poskim. Beth Jacob is our spiritual home and temporarily closing the doors is a painful but necessary step. We live in a world where our knowledge and understanding of medical science must shape and guide the halachic steps we take.

There are many opportunities to connect with us virtually using Go To Meeting.
Please check our calendar for more information.

For more information on COVID-19 and our community Click Here.

BJI Coronavirus - Message from Rabbi

Upcoming Programs & Events

Apr
11
Musical Havdallah (Virtual)
Motzei Shabbat, Apr 11 8:15p
Apr
17
Kabbalat Shabbat (Virtual)
Friday, Apr 17 6:35p
Apr
18
Musical Havdallah (Virtual)
Motzei Shabbat, Apr 18 8:20p
Apr
24
Kabbalat Shabbat (Virtual)
Friday, Apr 24 6:40p
Apr
25
Musical Havdallah (Virtual)
Motzei Shabbat, Apr 25 8:25p

Today's Calendar

Erev Pesach
Taanit Bechorot
Virtual Sunrise Minyan / Talmud Class
: 6:25a
 
 
Virtual Daily Dose
: 12:30p
Candle Lighting
: 7:00p

View Calendar

For Virtual services, classes, and events use Go To Meeting!

https://www.gotomeet.me/RabbiCiner
If using a smartphone, first download the GoToMeeting App

You can also dial in using your phone.
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Access Code: 575-444-037

Welcome to Beth Jacob Congregation Irvine! 

... and welcome to our family!

We are an innovative, warm, vibrant, and diverse multi-generational Modern Orthodox synagogue serving the spiritual, educational, and social needs of our members.

We offer a full range of both Ashkenazic and Sephardic services as the only synagogue in Orange County with three minyanim a day. In addition we provide a broad range of Torah learning opportunities on all levels, an extensive chesed program, and youth and teen programming.

We pride ourselves in our warm and friendly atmosphere - please join us for a Shabbos, a weekday service, holiday service, educational class, or a social program and we are confident that you will find a warm and welcoming home. If you are planning to visit our Community please contact the office to arrange for Security access.

We look forward to seeing you and greeting you personally.

5780 - 2020 Sale of Chamez

[PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SELL YOUR CHOMETZ THROUGH RABBI CINER THIS YEAR, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW. IT IS PREFERABLE TO BRING THE FORM IN PERSONALLY TO THE RABBI TO EFFECT A KINYAN, BUT IT CAN ALSO BE FILLED OUT ONLINE, FAXED, MAILED, OR E-MAILED.]

PRINTABLE FORM

DELEGATION OF POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR SALE OF CHAMETZ

5780 - 2020

Be it known that I, the undersigned, fully empower and permit Rabbi Yisroel Ciner to act in my place, and on my behalf to sell all Chametz possessed by me, knowingly and unknowingly, as defined by Torah law and its rabbinic explanations and protections. This includes Chametz, possible Chametz, mixtures containing Chametz, and Chametz that adheres to, or is absorbed in, the surfaces of all cooking utensils and implements. Rabbi Ciner also has the right to lease out all locations in which the Chametz is stored, and to lease out right of access to those locations.

This sale includes Chametz at (please specify building address and locations within the building):

and other locations. A key to these locations will be available, from April 8 until at least April 16th, at the following address:

The estimated value of the Chametz I plan to sell is 

Rabbi Yisroel Ciner has the full right to sell and lease by transactions, as he deems fit and proper, and for such time which he believes necessary in accordance with all detailed terms and detailed forms as elucidated in the lengthy Bill of Sale. This general authorization is made a part of this agreement.

Also, I hereby give Rabbi Ciner full power of attorney to appoint a substitute in his stead with full power to sell and to lease as provided herein.  The above given power is in conformity with all Torah law and its rabbinic explanations and protections, and also is in accordance   with the laws of the State of California and of the United States.

  • I understand that delegation of power of attorney takes effect by symbolic acquisition of a physical item, or by verbal expression of agreement, or by hand-clasping, or by signing the contract below.
  • I understand that the sale of the Chametz, and leasing of storage space and access, for which Rabbi Ciner will be the agent, will be effective beginning at or before the morning of Wednesday, April 8th.
  • I understand that the sale of Chametz, and leasing of storage space and access, for which Rabbi Ciner will be the agent, will be complete and unconditional as detailed in the lengthy Bill of Sale which will be executed prior to Passover The purchaser will have every right to enter the addresses listed, and to make every use of the Chametz stored therein, as that Chametz will belong to the purchaser.

And to this I hereby affix my signature on the (date)

, Hebrew Year 5780.

Phone number between April 8 until at least April 16thif different

Below is my contribution to Congregation Beth Jacob of Irvine, California, for the purpose of maot chitin ('wheat fund' for those in need).

 

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Wed, April 8 2020 14 Nisan 5780