This page was last updated: March 29, 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

Sunday, March 26
Rabbi Mordecai Finley, 10am​

Monday, March 27
Art 21, Ojai Studio Artists, 7:15pm

Thursday, March 30
Walk with Sheila at Ojai Museum, 8am

Friday, March 31
Community Shabbat, 6pm

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
The Temple Board met on March 13. 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. 
Spring Hebrew School session is starting March 20 at the Jewish Community of Ojai. 

Our school teaches beginning Hebrew reading and writing, Jewish holidays, and ethics and values to children Third Grade and up. Our 10 week sessions help prepare students for their B'nai Mitzvah training. 

For more info, call 646-4464, or contact Pearl at 646-1721.
Three compelling speakers will appear at
Congregation Am HaYam of Ventura County in the spring of 2017, each of them engaging, dynamic and thought-provoking.
Click here for more information about the program which begins on February 16.
New book review on the bulletin board!!!
Make your April 11
 Passover Seder reservations
by clicking here.

Deadline for signing up is
April 4

Seating is limited !!!

Passover Seder at JCO

Make your April 11 Passover Seder reservations by clicking here...

Seating is limited!

Deadline for signing up is April 4 !!!
From James Osher...

As Passover approaches I thought "let's have a community morning of traditional Passover making ". So mark your calendar 10-12am, Saturday April 8 at the JCO social hall. I will supply enough apples, walnuts, honey, cinnamon, and wine for the community Seder choroset. If you have your own secret ingredients please bring them, as well as personal chopping tools. I will also supply all ingredients for horseradish. This is a gender neutral all age event. In addition to our choroset and horseradish making, Pam Grau will be demonstrating how to cook nut cookies and nut sponge cake.