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

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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
Deborah Finley Delamore
Alan Greenberg, Treasurer
Irene Hoos
Jackie Sherman, Secretary
Jeff Weinstein, President

This page was last updated: February 8, 2016
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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Our synagogue now has a new lighting system that was installed with the purposes of enhancing the appearance of the Ark and the new backdrop behind the arc, and also providing better lighting for reading from the two podiums. A special thanks to Bob Barnett, the Becks, Barbara Hirsch and Alan Greenberg.

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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 January 18
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Week at a Glance

​Monday, February 8
Temple Board meeting, 7pm

Thursday, February 11
Walk with Sheila, 8am
Study with Rabbi Mike, 7pm

Friday, February 12
Community Shabbat, 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...
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...
Ki Tov, the creative arts Torah study is shutting down until further notice. Look for notice here when it resumes, most likely when the social hall is open for meetings. Send an email to Margo if you wish to be contacted personally when the group resumes.”
Some words from David Cohn relative to the passing of his wife, Naida...

Knowing that Naida was dedicated to the concept of community, my children and I have established the Naida Cohn Memorial Fund at the Jewish Community of Ojai to promote community. Donations would be deeply appreciated, but Naida would probably have preferred that her friends contribute their time, their money and/or their creativity to their own communities.

If you'd care to donate by credit card, please click on the Donate button...
The 2016 Ojai Valley Winter Shelter Program

The Ojai Valley Winter Shelter is manned by us on the first Monday of each month, December through March. Please click here to read more about it...

We can also use your help!
2016 Jewish Film Festival at Temple Beth Torah
February and March, 2016
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Book study ​session of "Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism" 
​(by Dennis Prager​ and Joseph Telushkin)​ facilitated by Rabbi Lotker. 

Thursday, February 11, 7 pm

If you've missed a few sessions, please come back and join us. We've had some very interesting discussions so far and expect more! The ​study group is designed for everyone. If you know anyone interested in joining us, please invite them. Inability to pay should not be a bar. We'd like a donation but all are welcome.