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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

  • It's Bunco Night!
    It's Bunco Night!
    Multiple Dates
    Apr 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Ojai, 530 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
    Spend a fun time playing this easy game!
  • Passover Seder 2024
    Passover Seder 2024
    Apr 23, 2024, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Banquet Hall at Soule Park Golf course, 1033 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
    Come and enjoy community at the 2024 Seder
  • JCO Book Club
    JCO Book Club
    Apr 25, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Ojai, 530 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
    The JCO Book Club for book lovers.
  • Ojai Valley Mishpacha  - Passover Seder
    Ojai Valley Mishpacha  - Passover Seder
    Apr 26, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Ojai, 530 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
    Family Shabbat and community dinner
  • The Men's Club -April Special: Matzo Brei brunch for the entire JCO community!
    The Men's Club -April Special: Matzo Brei brunch for the entire JCO community!
    Apr 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Ojai, 530 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
    The Men's Club is bringing you a special event this April
  • Speaker Series: The Beauty of Indigenous People
    Speaker Series: The Beauty of Indigenous People
    Multiple Dates
    May 01, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Ojai, 530 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
    Ojai artist Logan Maxwell Hagege will give us insight into his journey as an artist.
Hebrew School Survey
Hebrew School Survey
When
Time is TBD
Where
This is an online survey

We would love to get to know you !

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