This page was last updated: September 27, 2016
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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, September 29
Walk with Sheila at museum, 8am

Friday, September 30
Community Shabbat, 6pm

Sunday, October 2
Erev Rosh Hashanah, 7pm

Monday, October 3
Rosh Hashana, 10am




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 September 12
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, Vice President
Mario Cepeda
David Cohn, President
Deborah Finley Delamore
Lynne Goldfarb
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
Yoga at the temple
If you are a yoga enthusiast or if you have always wanted to give yoga a try, here is a wonderful opportunity. One of our members, Jackie Sherman, will be holding a yoga class at 5:30 PM on Monday, October 17. Click here for more info...
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. 
Members Directory Information

We are in the process of developing a new edition of our Members Directory, which will be available for pick-up at High Holiday services. The names and contact information of all members in good standing will be included. Please send John Allen an email if you wish to be listed by name only. 

This year we will be providing members the opportunity to inform each other about their businesses and services by running an ad in the back of the directory. What a great way to help build our community! 

Ads must be standard business card size & camera ready. The cost is $36 each. The deadline for submission is September 19. 

For information, please contact John Allen at 708-567-6650 or mail to: JCO, P.O. Box 172, Ojai, CA 93024

Join our newly formed Social Action Committee

The Social Action Committee was formed to create projects that benefit the general community and to participate in ongoing social action projects led by other local groups.  More details here...
Join us on the High Holy Days

We welcome the entire Jewish Community of Ojai to join us as Rabbi Michael Lotker conducts our High Holiday Services.

We do not sell tickets for the High Holy Days. Donations made in support of our programming and building are always gratefully accepted.

Click here for the schedule of our services.
Rabbi Lotker has some thoughts about forgiveness during the High Holy Days.
Click here...

Rabbi Lotker will speak about these subjects during High Holy Days...

Erev Rosh Hashanah...Digging deeply into teshuvah (repentance)

Rosh Hashanah...What do we know about God?

Erev Yom Kippur...What I love about Judaism

Yom Kippur...a work in progress
Save the date....Cabaret night
Saturday, November 5, 7pm

Singers, dancers, comics...and food too.
See our social hall dolled up and glittering. See and hear top performers as they mingle, jingle and entertain you. Nibble on finger foods, sip wine and have a great time.

More info to come
“BLESSINGS” - A celebration of Six New Windows recently installed in the JCO sanctuary in Meiners Oaks

Conversation with the artist followed by Reception

Wednesday, October 19th at 7:30 pm

Click here for more info...