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.

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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
Jackie Sherman, Secretary
Jeff Weinstein, President

This page was last updated: August 23, 2015
Location and Phone
530 West El Roblar
Meiners Oaks, California
P.O. Box 172
Ojai, California 93024
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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...
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Work continues! We've installed new floor tiles in the entryway and restrooms.  There are some other interesting things as well.  Click here to see photos...

You can also read the May Strategic Planning Committee report to the Temple Board here...

And you can read even greater detail and see the schematic drawings of the Social Hall renovation in the Committee's May Report to the Congregation patient, it's a large file.
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 July 20.
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Week at a Glance

Thursday, August 27
Walk with Sheila at Ojai Museum, 8am

Friday, August 28
Shabbat with Rabbi Mike and celebration of Naida and David Cohn 50th anniversary, 6pm

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...
Yes, Virginia.  We really do have a Hebrew school.  It is ably organized by Sheila Cohn and taught by our excellent Raphael Stoneman.  If you'd like to learn more, click here...
High Holy Days Prayer Books are new and improved!

The Rabbi loves them and you will too!
Take a look here...

And get yours now!
High Holy Days dates and times.
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Naida and David Cohn will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, August 28, and they are sponsoring a special evening at Temple. It will begin at 6:00 PM with a very musical Shabbat service led by Rabbi Michael Lotker and (almost) Cantor Jay O’Brien.

Join us for this very special evening as we enjoy praying, singing and clapping together. And who knows, something like that could even lead to dancing. Happy anniversary to Naida and David. 
Our Book of Remembrance and Celebration

Inscribe your loved ones in our Book of Remembrance, which will be distributed at Yom Kippur services. At the same time, send greetings to your synagogue family and friends in our Celebration section.  Click here to inscribe...

Not later than September 10!
Book of Remembrance
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Holy Days
Prayer Books
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