This page was last updated: July 28, 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

Wednesday, July 27
Book review with Alice Rene, 2pm

Thursday, July 28
Rock painting with Sharon Butler, (class has been cancelled)

Friday, July 29
No Shabbat service

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 July 11
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, August  22. 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. 
Be A Helping Hand...the cycles of life periodically create times of need for each of us

We are organizing a committee of volunteers to help with some of those times of need. We will provide appropriate acts of kindness for members of our Jewish Community of Ojai. We will provide simple, heartwarming, meaningful things like chicken soup, a warm meal, a phone call, a ride to the doctor, a home or hospital visit. Our community will grow and become more vibrant as we support each other through periods of celebration and struggle. If you are a Temple member and want to help, please email James Osher

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?
Shabbat Under the Stars...August 19

Join Rabbi Mike at 353 Montana Road at 6pm as we celebrate Shabbat. Please bring food to share and a chair for your comfort.