This page was last updated: February 20, 2017
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A contemporary congregation serving the entire Ojai Valley. Offering a wide array of services to Jews of all denominations.
Your Temple in the Ojai Valley
Week at a glance


Thursday, February 23
Walk with Sheila at Ojai Museum, 8am


Friday, February 24
Shabbaton Shabbat service, 6pm 

Saturday, February 25
Shabbaton Torah study, 10am
Community Havdalah, 7pm
Shabbaton Concert, 7:45pm



The weekly Torah portion can be found at the Union for Reform Judaism website.....click here

or, get another point of view at the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism...click here

Interested in the dates of the Jewish Holidays? Click here
Our Social Hall is complete.
Click here for a 360 degree tour.

You can also get the same panorama of our sanctuary by clicking here...
The Temple Board met on January 9 and January 14. Click here to see what went on...
Todah Rabah!

Want to thank someone who has done something special for the Temple and our members? You can do it by simply sending us a note.  Click here to see how it works...
Interested in learning more about the various committees that keep the Temple humming? We strongly encourage you to read about them and, if intrigued, contact the chair of your choice to discuss your participation in what interests you. Click here...
Your donations are always appreciated. If you wish, you can use your credit card to pay your membership dues, purchase commemorative plaques, enroll in our special classes, or just make a contribution to our general fund.  Click here for more information...
You've asked us to provide a means for telling other congregants about things of personal interest to you. You can post items of interest to you, and others may add comments to your postings. Visit the Bulletin Board by clicking here or on the menu button on the left side of the screen.
Wanna go for a Walk with Sheila?

It's never too late to start exercising and what better way than with a group friends. You can catch up on their lives, gossip a little and enjoy the fresh Ojai morning air. We do a different walk every week...usually about 3 miles or 7-8,000 steps, almost a whole day's quota. Hope to see you at 8am on the west side of the Ojai Valley Museum courtyard on Thursday mornings, rain or shine.
A message from our Membership Committee tells you how you can help expand our Jewish presence in the greater Ojai Community. Your invitation can be found by clicking here.... 

Interested in membership?...application available here
Join our mailing list to receive periodic e-mails
about Temple activities and events...
Board Members:

Pat Allen, President
Mario Cepeda
Deborah Finley Delamore
Lynne Goldfarb, Vice-president
Alan Greenberg, Treasurer
Jerry Hittleman, Secretary
Natalie Jones
James Osher
Sylvia Raz

Location and Phone

530 W. El Roblar
Meiners Oaks, CA 93023
805-646-4464

Mail...P.O. Box 172
Ojai, CA 93024
Please consider leaving a bequest to Jewish Community of Ojai in your will or estate plan. This is an excellent way to help ensure the long-term economic strength of our congregation. For more information, please contact John Allen at 708-567-6650. 
Creative Community Shabbaton with
The Jewish Studio Project
February 24 & 25, 2017

The Shabbaton will include a spirited and song-filled Friday night service, a Saturday morning creative Torah study session and a Saturday evening havdalah service and live concert. Click here for more information...

Parents might be wondering about Jewish holidays and how to teach them to their children. Right now we are offering a class in beginning Hebrew from 3rd grade and up. We run 10 week sessions; our next session will start in January.  Please click here for more info...
We have a new JCO President!
Please click here to read Pat Allen's message...
Album Release Concert

The Near And Far

Saturday February 25th

Join us for this special evening of new Jewish music!
This concert and album release party mark the debut of
 the uplifting and transcendent
 Jewish music by The Near and Far
 (featuring Jeff Kasowitz and
local Ojai Valley musicians)
 and will showcase tracks and stories from
 their new album, Arba’im Shanah.

7PM Havdalah / 7:45 Concert

Part of the Creative Community Shabbaton presented by
 The Jewish Studio Project.
Supported by The Jewish Federation of Ventura County

Click here for more info about
 Jeff and the Jewish Studio Project
Please click on Add to Cart to purchase tickets for the Saturday evening concert
Shabbaton Concert
Questions or Comments?
Three compelling speakers will appear at
Congregation Am HaYam of Ventura County in the spring of 2017, each of them engaging, dynamic and thought-provoking.
Click here for more information about the program which begins on February 16.
We've changed the Calendar Page. It is now a Google Calendar which stretches for several months and allows more information. It also can be viewed weekly or monthly. Check it out here...
Creative Community Shabbaton
with The Jewish Studio Project
February 24 and 25
Scroll down for more info
New book review on the bulletin board!!!
On Sunday, March 5 at 1PM JCO will present a Sing-Along. All are invited. Refreshments will be served. Come have fun singing some of your favorite tunes. Your song leaders will be Carey Appel and Sid Cohn, accompanied by Tilford Jackson on keyboard. We suggest a donation of $10. Please send Sid an email if you plan to attend. Or call 805-640-8878.