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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


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

  • Hannukah, oh Hannukah!
    Hannukah, oh Hannukah!
    Dec 10, 2023, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Ojai, 530 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
    Let's celebrate Hannukah!
  • Bunco Night
    Bunco Night
    Multiple Dates
    Dec 20, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Ojai, 530 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
    Have fun playing this fun, easy dice game!
  • The Men's Club - December
    The Men's Club - December
    Multiple Dates
    Dec 21, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Ojai, 530 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
    The JCO men's club invites you to enjoy companionship, insightful conversation and activities.

We would love to get to know you !

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