This page was last updated: July 22, 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, July 27
Walk with Sheila at Ojai Museum, 8am

Friday, July 28
Community Shabbat, 6pm

Monday, July 31
Temple Board meeting, 7pm
You are invited...click here








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
Over the course of the next year, we will have a wonderful opportunity to study with Rabbi Mike Lotker.

In September, a two-part adult education program beginning with “A Taste of Judaism” will be hosted by JCO in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Ventura County.

This “taste” or introduction will be followed by an in-depth study, “Jewish Literacy,” covering Jewish holidays, life cycle events, mysticism, sacred literature, history, spirituality and living a full Jewish life in 15 weekly sessions on Wednesdays, running from October 4 – January 24, 2018.

Click here for more info and registration...
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.

Click here to learn about two great musical events at local venues...
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:

John Allen, Treasurer
Mario Cepeda, Vice President
Deborah Finley Delamore
Lynne Goldfarb, President
Alan Greenberg
Jerry Hittleman, Secretary
Natalie Jones
Stacey Jones
James Osher
Sylvia Raz
Miriam Rosen

Location and Phone

530 W. El Roblar
Meiners Oaks, CA 93023
805-646-4464

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. 
Your annual Member Dues are payable on June 1
If you wish to pay by credit card, please click here.
Thanks very much
Monthly Food Collection-HELP of Ojai Food Pantry

Sponsored by the Social Action Committee, JCO will collect non-perishable foods & household supplies for the HELP of Ojai’s Food Pantry -- one of its Community Assistance Programs for low income and homeless residents.

Food collection bags will be distributed at the last Friday Night Service of each month. They should be returned before or at the first Friday Night Service of the next month and will be be stored in the Rabbi’s Study/Library. A continuous supply of bags will be available there. Guidelines for food & supplies purchases are printed on the bags.

We hope that members of the JCO community will combine shopping for this valuable program with their regular shopping trips. Every little bit helps someone in need in the Ojai Valley.

JCO President
Lynne Goldfarb has an update and an invitation to the July 31 Temple Board meeting...Read it here...
Our JCO Security Procedures can be found by clicking here...
Spotlight on Super Stars
You are invited to hear the songs of Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Al Jolson, Judy Garland, Elvis Presley and Barbra Streisand.
Saturday Aug. 5, 7:30pm at JCO
530 W. El Roblar, Meiners Oaks
For tickets, click on the Add to Cart button
or call Sheila at 805-640-8878
Members of JCO $20.00
Non-members $25.00
Seniors and students $18.00
Songs of the Stars
Questions or Comments?