Your Temple in the Ojai Valley
A contemporary congregation serving the entire Ojai Valley.  Offering a wide array of services to Jews of all denominations.

Interested in membership?...application available here

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

or, get another point of view at the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism...
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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.... 
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.
Board Members:

Pat Allen
Bob Birk, Vice President
David Cohn
Naida Cohn
Deborah Finley Delamore
Alan Greenberg, Treasurer
Irene Hoos
Jackie Sherman, Secretary
Jeff Weinstein, President

This page was last updated: November 25, 2015
Location and Phone
530 West El Roblar
Meiners Oaks, California
P.O. Box 172
Ojai, California 93024
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Construction update...

We are now well into the creation of the Social Hall.  Click here to see what the hall will look like when it is completed.
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...
The Temple Board met on November 16
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Week at a Glance

Friday, November 27
No Shabbat service

Sunday, November 29
Youth group outing to Museum of Tolerance

Note: Ki Tov will not meet on November 24 but will resume on December 1.

Sunday, December 6
Annual Hannukah event at the Ojai Valley Inn, 5-6:30pm...Please bring coats in good condition to donate

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...
Leeram Stoneman bar mitzvah, Saturday, December 12 at 10am.

Help us celebrate Leeram's special day. For the last 3 years Leeram has been working hard studying and preparing for his bar mitzvah. He loves playing for the Ojai Eagles. Relatives from Israel will join in the celebration.
El Nino Alert:
 "Ready Ventura County" is a service that provides alerts to citizens about weather and other hazardous conditions in a timely fashion via email, text or phone. 

Everyone is encouraged to go on the Ventura County website and register and create a profile both for your home and for your business. There is helpful information online as well as a way to register any special needs you may require in case of a need to evacuate.

If you would like to register but feel you need help to navigate the website and complete the registration process, please contact: Pat Allen 708-341-2895, or Margo Haas at 805-640-1085

Ki Tov
a new way into old stories...
Come and play with art materials and Torah texts. This small group experience will take place in a private art studio. 
2:00-4:00 Cost: $9 all 4 sessions  
Click here for more info and registration...
A new Fundraising Committee has been formed for the Temple. The purpose will be to coordinate, support and oversee fundraising efforts initiated by Temple committees and to design fundraising plans to be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval. Members in good standing are invited to volunteer to serve on this committee.

Please join us for the first meeting, to take place on Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 PM in the Temple library. For more info or to volunteer, please e-mail John Allen
On Saturday, December 5, at 7:30, we will be showing the film "My Father and the Man in Black".

Directed by John Holiff, this documentary uses archival footage from film clips, audio diaries and recordings between Johnny Cash and his behind- the- scenes manager Saul Holiff. More than an intense portrait of Johnny Cash, this film also shows the complicated relationship between a father and his son. This film is open to the public, there is no charge.

Click here for more info about the film...