Temple Ner Simcha : A Place to Renew Yourself, and Your Connection to Judaism

Welcome to Temple Ner Simcha!

Temple Ner Simcha is an inclusive and welcoming synagogue that provides services, education, and a complete opportunity for Jews of all backgrounds and worship traditions to have a true home. We are committed to make every experience integrate joy and depth, and strive to constantly make our ancient traditions meaningful through practices that are between classic Reform and Conservative Judaism in observance, with spatterings of Kabbala and Hasidic thought interwoven throughout. We offer a complete religious education program to prepare children for their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs (with no additional Bar/Bat Mitzvah fees); and with regular classes led by Rabbi Barclay, guest lecturers from around the world, and dynamic programming, our adult education programs are second to none.

Latest News & Announcements

Men’s Club Sunday Breakfast!

This morning we had our third Monthly Men’s Club breakfast featuring great food, camaraderie and conversation. Don’t miss our next one!  Thanks to Bernie Cooper and his turtle Shooting Star for hosting!

Ner Simcha Contact Updater Online!

Help us keep your contact data up to date. Use our simple online Contact Updater to maintain your email address, physical address and phone information so we can effectively communicate with you. This really helps, and the process only takes a minute! Super Simple 1. Click here: CONTACT UPDATER 2. Enter your email address, and [...]

Jewish Journal article by Rabbi Barclay on Community Building

Rabbi Michael Barclay’s latest Jewish Journal midrash Building a Community on Individual Effort is now available. “Do not regard anyone with contempt, and do not reject anything, for there is no man who does not have his hour and nothing which does not have its place.” — Ben Azzai, Pirkei Avot 4:3

Acorn Covers Backgammon Points

The Acorn published a very nice article today on our upcoming Temple Ner Simcha Backgammon tournament. Check it out: Backgammon Contest Benefits Synagogue

Upcoming Events

Talmud & Tobacco at Bogie’s
Jul 1, 2015
7:30 pm
Join Rabbi Barclay for a fascinating exploration of Torah and Talmud accompanied by the aroma of fine cigars provided by the TNS Men’s Group. [...]
Saturday Morning Shabbat
Jul 11, 2015
9:30 am
Shabbat Under the Stars
Jul 17, 2015
6:00 pm
Join us for our another 2015 Summer-time Temple Ner Simcha Shabbat under the Stars. Picnic at 6:00pm ( Dairy/Parve). Shabbat Service begins at 7:00pm.
Sisterhood Garage Sale
Jul 19, 2015
8:00 am
This year’s Temple Ner Simcha Sisterhood Garage Sale will be at the Dwork residence, in the Westlake Hills neighborhood behind the main post office. Donation [...]
Men’s Club Poker Charity
Jul 19, 2015
11:00 am
We are having a poker charity event on Sunday July 19, 2015 at Oak Park Community Center, from 11 – 4:30 pm. This is our [...]
Friday Night Shabbat
Jul 24, 2015
7:30 pm
Talmud & Tobacco at Bogie’s
Aug 5, 2015
7:30 pm
Join Rabbi Barclay for a fascinating exploration of Torah and Talmud accompanied by the aroma of fine cigars provided by the TNS Men’s Group. [...]
Shabbat Under the Stars
Aug 7, 2015
6:00 pm
Join us for our next-to-last 2015 Summer-time Temple Ner Simcha Shabbat under the Stars. Picnic at 6:00pm ( Dairy/Parve). Shabbat Service begins at 7:00pm.
Saturday Morning Shabbat
Aug 15, 2015
9:30 am

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