This page was last updated: August 24, 2016
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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

Monday, August 22
Yoga class, 5:30pm

Thursday, August 25
Walk with Sheila at Ojai Museum, 8am

Friday, August 26
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
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 August 8
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, Vice President
Mario Cepeda
David Cohn, President
Deborah Finley Delamore
Lynne Goldfarb
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
Yoga at the temple
If you are a yoga enthusiast or if you have always wanted to give yoga a try, here is a wonderful opportunity. One of our members, Jackie Sherman, will be holding a yoga class at 5:30 PM on Monday, September 19. Click here for more info...
Have you paid your member dues yet?
Payments were due on June 1. 

If you wish to use your credit card or to make payments in installments, click here...

Thanks very much for your continuing membership!
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. 
Join us on Thursday, September 15 at 7pm for a great evening of comedy.

Bob Alper, Rabbi and stand-up comic (really) will appear at Temple Beth Torah.The event is jointly sponsored by JCO and TBT.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 at our PayPal site (you don't need a PayPal account.) Select the number of tickets from the drop-down menu and then click on the "Buy Now" icon.

Click here for more info about the show
Bob Alper Comedy Show
Questions or Comments?
Members Directory Information

We are in the process of developing a new edition of our Members Directory, which will be available for pick-up at High Holiday services. The names and contact information of all members in good standing will be included. Please send John Allen an email if you wish to be listed by name only. 

This year we will be providing members the opportunity to inform each other about their businesses and services by running an ad in the back of the directory. What a great way to help build our community! 

Ads must be standard business card size & camera ready. The cost is $36 each. The deadline for submission is September 19. 

For information, please contact John Allen at 708-567-6650 or mail to: JCO, P.O. Box 172, Ojai, CA 93024

When is?

Rosh Hashanah
Sunday evening, October 2
Monday, October 3

Yom Kippur
Tuesday, evening, October 11
Wednesday, October 12
If you've been wondering how to counter some of the xenophobic rhetoric in the news lately, please consider participating in the following event: 

People from diverse faith traditions, including Muslims, Christians and Jews, and their friends will join together to harvest fresh vegetables for Food Share on Labor Day 2016 at the Abundant Table Farm in Camarillo. After the morning harvest we will celebrate together with a farm fresh picnic on the farm! Our intention is to join together as neighbors to create positive relationships in our community through service, generosity and appreciation of our shared earth and its bounty, as well as those who labor throughout the food system.  

September 5, 9am to 1pm
The Abundant Table Farm - at McGrath Family Farms 1012 W. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo

​It's free...but you can register for the event here....
Join our newly formed Social Action Committee

The Social Action Committee was formed to create projects that benefit the general community and to participate in ongoing social action projects led by other local groups. Along with active project participation we plan to add an educational component to inform the congregation about the teachings of Judaism as they relate to social justice and action.

Next meeting at JCO is Saturday, September 10 at 2 pm.  For more info, send an email to Howard Hoos.

More details here...