29500 Via Princesa
Murrieta, CA 92563
(951) 677-7350
Fax (951) 698-3472

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Upcoming Events

First Friday's
April 4th @ 6pm

A Rock'n Friday night service for the whole community! 
Potluck dinner to follow
Passover Model Sedar
Religious School
Sunday April 13
11 AM
Passover 2nd Sedar
Tuesday April 15
5:30 PM
Open to all - RSVP
see flyer
San Deigo Celebrates Israel
Yom Ha-atzmaut
May 18th
Nobel Field
11AM - 4pm
see flyer

Email Sherry Reiter for info on fundraisers.


Congregation B'nai Chaim, A 'Full Service' warm and welcoming trans-denominational Jewish Synagogue in Murrieta (and serving the greater Temecula Valley), wants to serve your needs and those of your family. Established in 1972, our congregation continues to grow and attract people of all ages and all types of religious backgrounds, including inter-faith couples.

embership applications are available at the office, call the office to pick one up or have one sent to you.
Current Newsletter
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We cordially invite you to attend these services and functions. You are welcome to invite your Jewish friends, as the entire Jewish Community is invited to participate.
Services begin at 7:30 PM on Fridays and 9:30 AM on Saturdays.

See our Calendar page for Holidays and other events

NJOP Reading Class - See Education section below.
Friday Evenings
 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Mornings
 9:30 a.m.
Family Services
3rd Friday

Rabbi Barry Ulrych is
the Spiritual leader and Cantor of Congregation Bnai Chaim in Murrieta, California. He previously served as a Rabbi of East Side Synagogue in New York City, and as an Educator and Curriculum Development Consultant to the American Jewish Heritage Organization. His career as a Rabbi in New York City and Long Island, has included Bnai Jeshurun Congregation NYC and Congregation Tifereth Israel of Greenport, LI. He currently serves on the Ecumenical Council of Temecula and Murrieta.



We are located along Murrieta Hot Springs Road east of Margarita Road and west of Winchester Road. We are close to the freeways, just east of the interstate 215 and 15 in the city of Murrieta. We serve families from south Riverside area, Lake Elsinore, Sun City, Romoland, Menifee, Perris, Hemet, Wildomar, Temecula, Corona and even north San Diego county areas. We welcome you to come visit a Shabbat service and our gift shop.

You are most warmly invited to visit with us, and consider making Congregation B'nai Chaim a part of your life!

Map of 29500 Via Princesa, Murrieta, CA 92563

Congregation B'nai Chaim will be offering adult education classes to the community.

The NJOP Reading Class scheduled for Tuesday, November 5th, is cancelled and will instead be held on Thursday, November 7th, at 7:00 p.m.

Please mark your calendars accordingly, we will look forward to seeing you on Thursday.
For information or to sign up for study courses please call the Congregation B'nai Chaim Office at
(951) 677-7350


Our gift shop is the largest Judaic Gift shop in the Inland Valley. We carry a complete line of Tallit, Tallis bags, Kippas, Jewelry, Menorahs, Bar and Bat Mitzvah items and items for all of your Holiday needs. Our prices are better than you can get On-line, and there are no shipping costs. We also carry a complete line of non-Judaic gifts for weddings and anniversaries.

Click here to go to our web page.

Sign up to earn 4% w/your Albertsons /Sav-on Preferred Members card. Go online or in store to add the info "in the Community" partners area-

Click here for more info.


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Men's Club:
Current & "New members" welcome to join in all activities of the Men's Club. To join, contact the office for membership forms.

Congregation B'nai Chaim Men's Club is dedicated to supporting the congregation, our members and the community at large. We provide Tikum Olam, Social activities and spiritual activities to strengthen the bonds to our faith and each other. Please join us and help make a difference.
We meet every 4th Thursday of the Month at 7PM at the Temple Chapel.
Men's Club Summer BBQ
Aug 11th, 2013
At the home of Irv Michlin
Please RSVP to anthonyreiter@yahoo.com

Sisterhood Sisterhood:
The women of Congregation B'nai Chaim are looking for a new President and interested members. Anyone interested in Sisterhood contact the office.
Sisterhood Meetings:

Hebrew-Religious School Calendar 2012-2013
  Thursdays Sundays
SEPT.   30
OCT. 4, 11, 18, 25 7, 14, 21, 28
NOV. 1, 8, 15, 29 4, 18
DEC. 6, 13, 20 2, 16
JAN. 17, 24, 31 13, 27
FEB. 7, 14, 21, 28 3, 10, 17, 24
MARCH 7, 14, 21 3, 10, 17, 24
APRIL 11, 18, 25 7, 14, 21, 28
MAY 2, 9, 16 5, 19
Veteran's Day
(No School)
Sunday Nov 11, 2012
Hanukkah Dec 9, 2012 (eve)
Dec. 23 2012 to Jan. 10, 2013
Presidents day
(No School)
Sun Feb 17, 2013
Purim Carnival Sunday Feb 24, 2013
Passover 1st night March 26, 2013 (Eve)
March 28, 2013 to April 4, 2013
Motherís Day
(No School)
Sun May 12, 2013

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