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

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: March 28, 2015
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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Work continues! We've installed new floor tiles in the entryway and restrooms.  There are some other interesting things as well.  Click here to see 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 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 last serving was on March 2. 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...

The Temple Board met on March 9.
Click here to see what went on...
We held our kick-off Youth Group Event on January 31. By various measures the evening was a solid success and a catalyst for future events. The turnout of participants and enthusiasm was beyond expectation. Click here to see what Prez Jeff has to say about it and to see some smiling faces.
Week at a Glance

Thursday, March 26
Walk with Sheila at Ojai Museum, 8am

Friday, March 27
Community Shabbat, 6pm

Saturday, March 28
Movie at Temple, 7:30pm

Wednesday, April 1
Reading the Middle East, 7pm
Admission fee
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...
Please join us as we embrace the traditions of our people.
At Our Community Passover Seder

Soule Park Golf Course Banquet Room
Saturday, April 4 at 6pm
Seder led by Rabbi Michael Lotker and music by Bob Birk



We're sold out, but if you want to be put on a wait list, please send an e-mail to Sheila...

Reading the Middle East ...A Book Series...Last Session
Nomi Morris continues her discussion series on Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm

We invite you and your friends to read, learn and share insights from both a literary and political perspective.
Click here for more information and registration...
Interested in serving on our Board of Directors?
Click here to learn more...
A Friday night to remember why we have a shul in Ojai.
A story by Fred Rothenberg...click here
Movie Time!

We will be showing the film The Other Son on Saturday at 7:30pm. This film makes you wonder What if?  More info here