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

ShofarPalooza Concert on Aug 20

It’s Time for Shofarpalooza!  This special show features Master Musician and Comedian David Zasloff as he takes us on a journey of understanding and fun through the magic of his words and music.  Laugh, Learn, and Listen in joy and wonder as David uses the Shofar and stories to create a truly special evening. “David […]

The Jewish Black Swan – Article in the Jewish Journal

For centuries, there was a belief among zoologists that all swans were white. This all changed in 1697, when the Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh discovered black swans in Australia. His discovery shocked the world, and from it came the phrase “black swan event”: an unprecedented, unexpected event in human history that changes traditional understanding […]

Talmud & Tobacco Jan 6 Location Change

Men’s Club Talmud & Tobacco meeting is ON rain or shine tonight…however, Bogie’s is still undergoing renovation so we are moving the location to OLD OAKS CIGAR, 3006 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  Still 7:30pm.  Hope to see you there!

Unique Ark of Ner Simcha featured in The Acorn

When Westlake Village’s Temple Ner Simcha needed a new ark in which to house its Torah scrolls, members’ prayers were answered in a big way. Read full article from the Thousand Oaks Acorn of December 17, 2015: Read Full Article Here  

Upcoming Events

Jul
25
Mon
2016
7:30 pm Class: The Hidden Kabbala of Pr...
Class: The Hidden Kabbala of Pr...
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Kabbalah of Prayer: The Jewish prayer book has remained virtually unchanged for over 1100 years; because of the power that is inherent in its liturgy and structure.  In this series of adult education classes, we[...]
Aug
1
Mon
2016
7:30 pm Class: The Hidden Kabbala of Pr...
Class: The Hidden Kabbala of Pr...
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Kabbalah of Prayer: The Jewish prayer book has remained virtually unchanged for over 1100 years; because of the power that is inherent in its liturgy and structure.  In this series of adult education classes, we[...]
Aug
3
Wed
2016
7:30 pm Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm
 Money & Mitzvot:  Jewish Secrets, Practices, and Techniques on Wealth and Success What is money, and how does it relate to our Jewish practices?  Is it ok to pray for wealth; and if so, how?  What[...]
Aug
5
Fri
2016
7:00 pm Shabbat Under the Stars @ Oak Canyon Community Park
Shabbat Under the Stars @ Oak Canyon Community Park
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for our joyous Temple Ner Simcha Shabbat Under the Stars.  Come experience the wisdom and joy of our clergy and community in the presence of nature! Picnic at 6:00pm ( Dairy/Parve). Shabbat Service[...]
Aug
12
Fri
2016
7:00 pm Singles Shabbat Dinner
Singles Shabbat Dinner
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All souls have their partners, and sometimes the best place to find or meet someone is over a good kosher meal!  So come enjoy our Rebbitzin’s cooking at the Barclay home; see old friends; and[...]