This page was last updated: January 20, 2017
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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, January 19
Walk with Sheila at Ojai Museum, 8am

Friday, January 20
Shabbat with Rabbi Mike, 6pm
followed by a pot luck dinner.
Please bring a main course or large salad plus wine or other beverage. No pork or shellfish. We will provide dessert.

Monday, January 23
Art 21, 7:15pm

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 December 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, President
Mario Cepeda
Deborah Finley Delamore
Lynne Goldfarb, Vice-president
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. 
Creative Community Shabbaton with
The Jewish Studio Project
February 24 & 25, 2017

The Shabbaton will include a spirited and song-filled Friday night service, a Saturday morning creative Torah study session and a Saturday evening havdalah service and live concert. Click here for more information...

and here for more about The Near and Far
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...

The Social committee is pleased to announce a very special book review. The author is Gaelle Lehrer Kennedy and the book is “Night in Jerusalem”. Gaelle is a member of our JCO.

For those of you who have read the book, this will be an opportunity to discuss the nuances of the book directly with the author. For those who have not read it, you can check out the following links if you want to buy and read the book in advance (recommended) or just read the synopsis and opinions written. It is a fairly quick read and once you start it, you will not want to put it down. Click here for more information about the book.

Please come to the JCO to meet Gaelle on
Monday, January 30th at 7 pm.

Monday, January 23, 7:15pm - 8:30 pm - In our Social Hall

"Art 21"
This award winning PBS series is hosted by Ojai Studio Artists. Join us as we watch the show and discuss current issues through art.

 Suggested donation $10. All invited.

More info here...

We have a new JCO President!
Please click here to read Pat Allen's message...