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We are the Jewish Community of the Ojai Valley, preserving tradition while encouraging innovation in Judaism. We welcome you, whatever your Jewish background.

 

Meet Our Rabbi

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Rabbi Lisa

We are delighted that Rabbi Lisa Bock is our rabbi here in beautiful Ojai. Rabbi Lisa is our spiritual leader, leading our Shabbat services twice each month and all High Holidays. She is a Mussar leader and facilitator with the Mussar Institute, leads life cycle ceremonies, provides spiritual care to patients in hospice and their families, teaches in various settings, and joined the team of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning Instructors in 2014.

But, most importantly, she is a warm, embracing presence with an open ear for all of our spiritual needs.

Meet Our Cantor

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Cantor Mitzi

The Jewish Community of Ojai (JCO) welcomes Mitzi Schwarz as its Cantorial Soloist and Certified Chaplain to its clergy staff. She has been leading services as a Cantorial Soloist and Service Leader since 2001.

Her passion has always encompassed music, healing, teaching, and spirituality. She began this role to JCO in December, 2022 although she had already been on the pulpit during the previous two cycles of High Holy Day services.

Our people

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Young, old, from all walks of life, our community is inspired by our members.

Upcoming Events

  • Speaker Series: Principles of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    Speaker Series: Principles of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    Multiple Dates
    Mar 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Ojai, 530 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
    Medical emergencies can happen anywhere. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) has saved the lives of many. While waiting for a response from 9-1-1 call, those who know how to administer CPR can increase the chance of survival for a victim experiencing breathing and cardiac emergencies.
  • The Men's Club - March
    The Men's Club - March
    Multiple Dates
    Mar 21, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Location will be sent after sign up.
    The men's club is the place for the guys to hang out and have fun. What happens at men's club, stays at men's club! For members and prospective members
  • The Men's Club - February
    The Men's Club - February
    Multiple Dates
    Mar 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Location will be sent after sign up.
    The men's club is the place for the guys to hang out and have fun. What happens at men's club, stays at men's club! For members and prospective members
  • Bunco Night
    Bunco Night
    Multiple Dates
    Apr 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Ojai, 530 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
    Have fun playing this fun, easy dice game!
Hebrew School Survey
Hebrew School Survey
When
Time is TBD
Where
This an online survey

We would love to get to know you !

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