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.
At our monthly December Talmud & Tobacco meeting last night we had 24 people engaged in an engaging, entertaining, and (forgive the pun) “enlightening” evening of discourse and discussion wrestling with issues of the War within and the War without, and how Hanukkah provides us the opportunity to take the external action of lighting lights [...]
This Wednesday, Rabbi Barclay and over thirty members of the community explored the Jewish understanding of dreams at our monthly Men’s Club Talmud & Tobacco study session. A special thank you needs to be expressed to all of you who shared personal dreams and allowed the group to collectively discuss and interpret them. The process [...]