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 here

or, get another point of view at the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism...
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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?

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.
Board Members:

Pat Allen
Bob Birk, Vice President
David Cohn
Naida Cohn
Deborah Finley Delamore
Alan Greenberg, Treasurer
Irene Hoos
Jackie Sherman, Secretary
Jeff Weinstein, President

This page was last updated: October 4, 2015
Location and Phone
530 West El Roblar
Meiners Oaks, California
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 resumes! After a long wait, we've finally got our County permit to continue construction. Here's a photo of the start of framing the south wall.  Many thanks to Alan Greenberg and David Cohn for moving us forward.

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 patient, it's a large file.
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 September 21.
Click here to see what went on...
Week at a Glance

Thursday, October 8
Walk with Sheila at Ojai Museum, 8am

Study group with Rabbi Lotker, 7pm
registration required.

Friday, October 9
Community Shabbat followed by the movie No Place on Earth, 6pm

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...
Yes, Virginia.  We really do have a Hebrew school.  It is ably organized by Sheila Cohn and taught by our excellent Raphael Stoneman.  If you'd like to learn more, click here...
High Holy Days Prayer Books are new and improved!

The Rabbi loves them and you will too!
Take a look here...

And get yours now!
Community-wide Simchat Torah Celebration sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Ventura at Temple Beth Torah, Sunday, October 4, 5:30pm.
Join us as we dance, study, pray and rejoice together. Featuring the Ventura Klezmer Band. Everyone is invited. Click here for more info...
A monthly study group facilitated by Rabbi Lotker
based on Dennis Prager's book: Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism.  Second Thursday of each month beginning October 8th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Temple.  Click here for more info and registration...
a new way into old stories

Come and play with art materials and Torah texts. This small group experience will take place in a private art studio.

Four weeks, Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov.6
Fridays 2:00-4:00 Cost: $9 all 4 sessions  
Click here for more info and registration...
We'd really like you to participate in the food drive for the Help of Ojai pantry. Click here to see a painless way of doing that...
On Friday, October 9 we will have a short community led Shabbat service followed by the film No Place on Earth. In 1942, 38 men, women and children slide down a cold, muddy hole in the ground, seeking refuge from the war...
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