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

First Annual Charitable Plop

The First Annual Charitable Plop, our first fundraiser of the year, was a great success! With your help we involved over 125 people in online donations, raised over $8000, and had a fun time! The Ventura County Star wrote: Charo, the goat, wasn’t in a particularly cooperative mood at Temple Ner Simcha’s fundraiser Sunday. Fortunately, [...]

Men’s Club December Talmud & Tobacco Study Session

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 [...]

Dreams and Dreaming in Jewish Tradition Talmud Study Session

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 [...]

Upcoming Events

Judaism 101
Feb 2, 2015
7:30 pm
A class for those interested in learning more about Judaism (including those interested in exploring conversion).  Come learn with Rabbi Barclay with this free series of classes [...]
Tu B’shvat Seder
Feb 3, 2015
10:00 pm
The first ecological holiday, Tu B’Shvat is a mystical holiday in which we use nature to understand ourselves at the deepest of levels. Practiced [...]
Talmud & Tobacco at Bogie’s
Feb 4, 2015
7:30 pm
The Environment, Nature, Animals, and Judaism: A class in honor of Tu B’Shvat (and our recent goat event) In this month’s Talmud and Tobacco [...]
Friday Night Shabbat
Feb 6, 2015
7:30 pm
Judaism 101
Feb 9, 2015
7:30 pm
A class for those interested in learning more about Judaism (including those interested in exploring conversion).  Come learn with Rabbi Barclay with this free series of classes [...]
Saturday Morning Shabbat
Feb 14, 2015
9:30 am
Judaism 101
Feb 16, 2015
7:30 pm
A class for those interested in learning more about Judaism (including those interested in exploring conversion).  Come learn with Rabbi Barclay with this free series of classes [...]
Friday Night Shabbat
Feb 20, 2015
7:30 pm
Judaism 101
Feb 23, 2015
7:30 pm
A class for those interested in learning more about Judaism (including those interested in exploring conversion).  Come learn with Rabbi Barclay with this free series of classes [...]
Saturday Morning Shabbat
Feb 28, 2015
9:30 am

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