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?

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:

Bob Birk, Vice President
David Cohn
Naida Cohn
Alan Greenberg, Treasurer
Valerie Greenberg
Jackie Sherman, Secretary
Jeff Weinstein, President

This page was last updated: May 23, 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.
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 May 11.
Click here to see what went on...
Week at a Glance


Thursday, May 21
Walk with Sheila at Ojai Museum, 8am

Friday, May 22
Shabbat with Rabbi Mike, 6pm

This Shabbat, in honor of the holiday of Shavuot, Rabbi Lotker will be reading and teaching from the Book of Ruth.





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...
Mostly Kosher klezmer band performing at Temple Beth Torah on Saturday, June 6 at 7:30pm.  No admission fee but donations are welcome.  Limited seating.  Click here for more information and reservations...
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...
Member dues for the year beginning June 1 are due now. We offer the ability to pay your dues via credit card or in lump sum. Please visit this page to select your dues category and payment method. Thank you very much for your continued membership.
The Jewish Federation urges you to sign a petition to the UC Board of Regents that will make a very big difference in the lives of thousands of Jewish students on UC campuses across California.  Click here to read about it and to sign the petition...