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

Rabbi Barclay Interview in The Atlantic

Why Non-Jews Are Choosing Jewish Circumcision Ceremonies Some parents opt for traditional mohels, rather than doctors, to perform the procedure on their sons—even when they aren’t Jewish themselves. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/06/why-non-jews-are-choosing-jewish-circumcision-ceremonies/395552/

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

Upcoming Events

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
Sisterhood Dessert and Chat
Aug 19, 2015
7:00 pm
Join us for a yummy evening at the new Tifa in Westlake for dessert and conversation!
Friday Night Shabbat
Aug 21, 2015
7:30 pm
Sisterhood Meeting
Aug 25, 2015
7:15 pm
Join us for a Planning Meeting to discuss upcoming Sisterhood functions and activities.
Saturday Morning Shabbat
Aug 29, 2015
9:30 am
Men's Club Sunday Breakfast
Aug 30, 2015
10:00 am
Come join us for our  monthly Men’s Club breakfast! This will be a fun breakfast including bagels, lox, creamed herring, and eggs with the [...]
Talmud & Tobacco at Bogie’s
Sep 2, 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
Sep 4, 2015
6:00 pm
Join us for our final Summer-time Temple Ner Simcha Shabbat under the Stars for 2015. Picnic at 6:00pm ( Dairy/Parve). Shabbat Service begins at 7:00pm. [...]

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