This page was last updated: June 22, 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

Monday, June 20
Yoga class, 5:30pm

Thursday, June 23
Walk with Sheila, 8am

Friday, June 24
Shabbat with Rabbi Mike, 6pm

Sunday, June 26
Tortoise Trip, 9:45am
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...
Some words from David Cohn relative to the passing of his wife, Naida...

Knowing that Naida was dedicated to the concept of community, my children and I have established the Naida Cohn Memorial Fund at the Jewish Community of Ojai to promote community. Donations would be deeply appreciated, but Naida would probably have preferred that her friends contribute their time, their money and/or their creativity to their own communities.

If you'd care to donate by credit card, please click on the Donate button...
The Temple Board met on May 2
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, July 18. Click here for more info...
JEWISH COMMUNITY OF OJAI is pleased to recognize and thank this group of talented, generous and devoted people who created our new home. One man needs to be singled out: he was on the job from conception to completion—sharing his expertise in fundraising, design, construction, purchasing, organization, leadership and elbow grease every step of the way. Thank you Alan Greenberg.
Click here to see the names of all the other wonderful artisans and workers who made it all possible.
Member Dues

Dues invoices for the year beginning June 1 will be in your mailbox shortly. 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. 
Visit the Tortoises
Come join us for a short field trip to the East End of Ojai to enjoy a private guided tour of the famous Tortoise Conservancy. Then lunch at Boccali's.

The date is Sunday, June 26th. We will meet at the Temple at 9:45am, and then caravan out to the site. Or we can provide directions to those living in the East End or Upper Ojai.  Click here for lots more info including a schedule of events.

If any questions, send an e-mail to Valerie