This page was last updated: December 7, 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, December 8
Walk with Sheila at Ojai Museum, 8am

Friday, December 9
Community Shabbat and Homeless Presentation, 6pm

Monday, December 12
Temple Board meeting, 7pm

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 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 November 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, 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

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. 
It was a spectacular Cabaret evening! The house was standing room only.
Our heartfelt thanks to all those who planned and participated in it.

You can see a little bit of it on YouTube by clicking here...
At the Friday Night Service on December 9th at 6:00 PM there will be a presentation on “Homelessness” by John Gottesman, former President of JCO, and Rick Raines, Coordinator of the Ojai Valley Winter Shelter program. Click here for more info...
On December 2, 2016 we had a memorial service dedicated to the memory of Naida Cohn. Naida was a very special person in our community who contributed her time, intelligence and uniqueness to the success of the Jewish Community of Ojai. You can read the words that her husband, David, offered to us at that service by clicking here...
With Hanukkah coming up, 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...
Rabbi Lotker has some thoughts about here to read them