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

Passover: A Time To Become More Aware

  Isn’t it great? Spring is here! The flowers, trees, animals, birds and all aspects of life are starting to wake up. While our Catholic brothers and sisters are in the midst of Lent, Jews around the world are starting to anticipate our great spring festival, Passover, which is just around the corner. Also known as […]

Exciting New Bnei Mitzvah Program – TNS changes the Jewish Education Model

  Chevre (friends): I am beyond excited to announce first to our community, and then to the general Jewish community at large, that Temple Ner Simcha will now be offering all Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation at no financial cost, including there will be no financial cost for any tutoring. No longer will finances be […]

Jewish Founding Fathers

Many people do not realize the influence of Judaism upon our founding fathers. As you celebrate this weekend with your family, please remember some of the many gifts Judaism has given to our nation:   Haim Solomom (1740-1785) was a Polish-born businessman who lived in New York City.  By helping Robert Morris, the chief financier […]

Acorn Article on Benny Lipson; TNS new Cantorial Soloist/Songleader

The irony of hate | Opinion Typically, I try to keep politics off of the pulpit. I believe the job of clergy is to help people deepen their relationship with God, and I recommend only that everyone act ethically and become active and involved in their political passions.

Upcoming Events

Jul
18
Thu
2019
4:30 pm Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Jul 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom | Westlake Village | California | United States
Preparation for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual.  Held in the classroom downstairs at 880 Hampshire Rd. in Westlake Village.  This is our free Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program, and there is no financial obligation for any tutoring, the[...]
Jul
19
Fri
2019
7:00 pm Shabbat Under the Stars @ Deerhill Community Park
Shabbat Under the Stars @ Deerhill Community Park
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for our famous Temple Ner Simcha Shabbat Under the Stars at our new outdoor location, Deerhill Community Park in Oak Park.  Come experience the wisdom and joy of Rabbi Barclay, Cantor Benny, Mat[...]
Jul
25
Thu
2019
4:30 pm Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Jul 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom | Westlake Village | California | United States
Preparation for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual.  Held in the classroom downstairs at 880 Hampshire Rd. in Westlake Village.  This is our free Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program, and there is no financial obligation for any tutoring, the[...]
Jul
26
Fri
2019
7:00 pm Shabbat Under the Stars @ Deerhill Community Park
Shabbat Under the Stars @ Deerhill Community Park
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for our famous Temple Ner Simcha Shabbat Under the Stars at our new outdoor location, Deerhill Community Park in Oak Park.  Come experience the wisdom and joy of Rabbi Barclay, Cantor Benny, Mat[...]
Aug
1
Thu
2019
4:30 pm Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Aug 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom | Westlake Village | California | United States
Preparation for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual.  Held in the classroom downstairs at 880 Hampshire Rd. in Westlake Village.  This is our free Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program, and there is no financial obligation for any tutoring, the[...]
Aug
2
Fri
2019
7:00 pm Shabbat Under the Stars @ Deerhill Community Park
Shabbat Under the Stars @ Deerhill Community Park
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for our famous Temple Ner Simcha Shabbat Under the Stars at our new outdoor location, Deerhill Community Park in Oak Park.  Come experience the wisdom and joy of Rabbi Barclay, Cantor Benny, Mat[...]
Aug
3
Sat
2019
10:00 am Tot Shabbat Play Date @ Address Emailed to RSVP's
Tot Shabbat Play Date @ Address Emailed to RSVP's
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Let’s get the kids together to burn their energy while the adults relax and chat. Bring a potluck snack if you like. The location will be at Ashley’s house, and the address will be emailed[...]
Aug
4
Sun
2019
5:00 pm Men’s Club & Sisters of Simcha P... @ Temple Ner Simcha
Men’s Club & Sisters of Simcha P... @ Temple Ner Simcha
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Men's Club & Sisters of Simcha Planning Meeting @ Temple Ner Simcha
Join the Men’s Club and Sisters of Simcha for their monthly meeting to discuss, brainstorm, and help with organizing temple events. This is an open meeting to all congregants, and you do not have to[...]
7:00 pm The Simcha Series: A Celebration... @ Temple Ner Simcha
The Simcha Series: A Celebration... @ Temple Ner Simcha
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Simcha Series: A Celebration of Jewish Arts @ Temple Ner Simcha
Temple Ner Simcha in Westlake Village is proud to present, “The Simcha Series: A Celebration of Jewish Arts”. This monthly series, sponsored in part by Valley Oaks Cemetery, features some of the greatest Jewish artists[...]
Aug
7
Wed
2019
7:30 pm Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm
Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn | Westlake Village | California | United States
 Join Rabbi Barclay and the TNS Men’s Club for an evening of adult education as we explore Jewish thoughts and beliefs on a series of topics that are meaningful in the 21st century.  Complimentary premium[...]