This page was last updated: April 25, 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, April 27
Walk with Sheila at Ojai Museum, 8am

Friday, April 28
Community Shabbat, 6pm
The JCO Band will be there along with several of our choir members!

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. 
President Pat has some thoughts about the work the Temple Board is doing on a Statement of Culture. You can read her message here...

There are also two open house sessions scheduled. One on May 11 from 5-7pm and the other on May 13 from 10-12. We sincerely invite your participation.
Members of JCO are invited to apply to join the Board of Directors by submitting their names to Jerry Hittelman, Secretary, at by May 14, 2017. For details about what is involved in serving on the BOD, please contact Pat Allen, President at
The JCO Passover seder was held on Tuesday, April 11. The event was a great success due to the efforts of our community members.
 Please click here to read more and to see some photos.