Explore and renew your connection to Judaism in Idyllwild.

About Us

Temple Har Shalom was established in 2014 to unite the Jewish population in this mountain village by appealing to a diverse community. Temple Har Shalom is a vibrant, engaging,  and welcoming congregation for everyone from the youth to the senior, the observant to the unaffiliated, secular to the cynics, activists and the passive, and to those seeking to explore and renew their connection to Judaism.

Our community is known for its diversity and we will work towards igniting sparks of life and creating a sense of belonging, community and a life of purpose here without any judgment.

Services and Study

Shabbat Candle Lighting

Friday Night Candelighting at 6:00 PM on Zoom

Friday, April 5 st at 6:00 PM with Rabbi Malka
Friday, April 12th at 6:00 PM with Rabbi Ilana
Friday, April 19th at 6:00 PM with Colleen Mason
Friday, April 26 at 6:00 PM with Rabbi Ilana

Friday, May 3 with Rabbi Malka
Friday, May 10 with Rabbi Ilana

Friday, May 17 with Kerry Abram.
(No Candelighting on May 24th)
Friday, May 31 Shabbat Services with Rabbi Ilana at St. Hughs and on Zoom at 6:00 pm

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Read & Study with Rabbi Malka

Rabbi Malka’s Book Study is now being sponsored by members of the study group.  We will be meeting the first four Saturdays of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 on Zoom for the months of April, May and June.

April 6,13, 20 and 27
May 4,11,18 and 25
June 1,8,15 and 22

Rabbi Malka will lead us in study of the Psalms.

Do you wonder sometimes about times before ours that were as disturbing? There is one book that unequivocally answers the question: YES!  Psalms, the eternal healing balm written by someone who brilliantly expresses the full range of the human heart: exaltation, terror, despair, and hope, to name a few. Whether King David, G!d’s most beloved, wrote them isn’t important. We read the 150 poems for all moods and feelings before a wedding, at a sickbed, and before a burial. Some of us carry a tiny version to read in idle moments. Most psalms are part of our prayers. We share this literature with other people, too. So, if you aren’t friends with this magnificent book, here is your chance!

Please join us as often as you can.

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Meeting ID: 890 8527 3578
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Upcoming Courses

Wednesday April 17th from 6:30-8:00 pm, Rabbi Ilana will teach a special class on Passover and its meaning for this moment in our world and in our lives.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89085273578?pwd=MXNuSUFBVmVRNERvMHgwdStRTGhCdz09

Meeting ID: 890 8527 3578
Passcode: 214519

To Join us by Telephone dial:
+1 669 900 6833
Listen for prompts to put in:
Meeting ID: 890 8527 3578