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

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

Backgammon Tournament – Feb 22

Join us for our next exciting and fun fundraising event, a Backgammon Tournament to be held on Feb 22, 2015 at Bogie's Visit: www.backgammonforcharity.org for full details and to register. Click here to download the full Backgammon Event Flyer PDF

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, [...]

Upcoming Events

Judaism 101
Mar 30, 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 [...]
Judaism 101
Apr 6, 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
Apr 11, 2015
9:30 am
Judaism 101
Apr 13, 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 [...]
Yom Hashoah Candle Lighting
Apr 15, 2015
all-day
We are writing to you about a unique Holocaust remembrance program . . . The Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs Yom HaShoah 1,000,000 Candle [...]
Talmud & Tobacco at Bogie’s
Apr 15, 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. [...]
Friday Night Shabbat
Apr 17, 2015
7:30 pm
Judaism 101
Apr 20, 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
Apr 25, 2015
9:30 am
Judaism 101
Apr 27, 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 [...]

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