Spiritual Life

At Heritage Pointe, we honor our fathers and mothers as Jewish tradition teaches us. Our Rabbi, the Director of Spiritual Life, offers spiritual guidance and pastoral care to all our Residents and communicates with family members when appropriate. She visits all our Residents, especially those who are in the hospital and those on-site who need extra pastoral attention. She teaches weekly Torah/Jewish text study classes and leads a weekly “Shmoozing” group to discuss Jewish issues of the day. As a sacred community, we celebrate Resident simchas (happy occasions) and support each other when we experience tsuris (troubles). We infuse daily life with Jewish tradition.


In our pluralistic Jewish community, we honor the diversity of backgrounds and traditions of our Residents. By virtue of living at Heritage Pointe, all Residents are members of our congregation, K’hilat Horim (Community of Parents). We welcome family and local community members to join our Residents for worship and celebration.

We celebrate Shabbat with services every Friday night and Saturday morning. We celebrate Holy Days, festivals and other holidays as one community with services and special celebratory meals.

SHABBAT & Holidays/Services & Meals

When Public Health guidelines permit, our Shabbat, Holy Day and other holiday services are open to the community. Family and community members who wish to join us for holiday meals must contact our Director of Food Services, Julie Porter, to make reservations. Call the Front Desk or email Heritage Pointe observes prevailing Jewish Dietary Laws per Orange County Conservative Synagogues.

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toddler grandson watching grandfather light candle menorah with grandmother watching in background


Our Spiritual Life Committee takes care to ensure that we honor our community of parents in Jewish ways. The committee is comprised of Resident representatives and volunteers. David Zarnow, Vice-President of Spiritual Life, chairs the committee, and Rabbi Sherman, our Director of Spiritual Life, serves as staff to the committee. The committee strives to make Heritage Pointe a vibrant and joyous “Jewish Place,” and not just a place for Jewish seniors.



Honor your family member with a Yahrzeit Memorial Plaque on the Yizkor Wall of Heritage Pointe’s K’hilat Horim Synagogue and receive annual commemoration notifications. Your contribution of $180 per plaque will help us continue to meet the spiritual and congregational needs of our Residents.

Click here to download the printable Yahrzeit Plaque Request Form.

Yizkor book

Heritage Pointe Residents flourish and thrive in their golden years worshipping in our beautiful K’hilat Horim Synagogue. They are remembered through an act of tzedakah, an act of generosity, by families and friends. This Book of Remembrance helps commemorate these loved ones in deed by helping others in spiritual need. Click here for the newest printable Yizkor Memorial Book.

As an out-of-town daughter, I appreciate all the updates and the care you provide to Residents.

Debi Holman

Daughter of Ethel Lipetz


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