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
Week-at-a-Glance

Wednesday, December 17
Chanukah at Ojai Valley Inn, 5pm

Thursday, December 18
Walk with Sheila, 8am

Friday, December 19
Community Shabbat, 6pm

Sunday, December 21
Kindling Light in the Darkness, 4pm
(reservation required)
























































































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...
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Interested in the dates of the Jewish Holidays? Click here
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?

Start a beautiful Ojai morning with an invigorating group walk!  Our group starts and finishes with light stretching and walking time is 45 minutes.  We meet every Thursday rain or shine at 8:00AM inside the Ojai Museum Courtyard. For more info, send an e-mail to Sheila.

Board Members:

Bob Birk, Vice President
David Cohn
Naida Cohn
Alan Greenberg, Treasurer
Valerie Greenberg
Phil Moncharsh
Jackie Sherman, Secretary
Jeff Weinstein, President

This page was last updated: December 16, 2014
Location and Phone
530 West El Roblar
Meiners Oaks, California
805-646-4464
Mail
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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We've begun! Steel beams have been installed in the ceiling. Old wood center posts have been removed.  Click here for more 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 here...be patient, it's a large file.
The Temple Board of Directors met on December 8.
Click here to read about what went on...
The 2015 Ojai Valley Winter Shelter Program

The Ojai Valley Winter Shelter is manned by us on the first Monday of each month, December through March. Our first serving was on December 1.  You can read more about this mitzvah and the people involved in making it happen by clicking here...

P.S.  Please click here to make a donation to help defray the Temple's cost of supporting the program.
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...
Kindling Light in the Darkness
Chanukah Learning Celebration, Sunday, December 21
Join us for a creative Chanukah workshop led by Rabbi Adina Allen and Jeff Kasowitz.

As the sunset moves us from day to night, we’ll creatively explore the theme of darkness and light.  Held at a private home, please click here for more information and how to RSVP...

We're excited to bring Chai Mitzvah, an innovative study program, to Ojai!  We will discuss "Adult Rites of Passage" with Rabbi Lotker on Wednesday, January 7 at 7 pm-8:30 pm.

Join us as we participate in group and personal study, adopt a ritual/spiritual practice, participate in social action and celebration! All are welcome!!!

Click here for more info and reservations...
Please join us for the second session of Reading the Middle East on Wednesday, January 21 at 7pm.

Nomi Morris will once again be leading this informative and sometimes provocative program.

Please click here for more information and reservations.