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

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  

Jewish Journal Article on Rabbi Barclay and Weddings

Years ago, long before I was ordained, I asked my friend Rabbi Larry Goldmark where he saw God. His response: “I see God when I marry a couple. The bride sees the groom; the groom sees the bride; but I see God standing in between them.” At the time, I thought it was a standard […]

Upcoming Events

Jun
1
Wed
2016
7:30 pm Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm
 TBD      .
Jun
17
Fri
2016
7:00 pm Shabbat Under the Stars @ Oak Canyon Community Park
Shabbat Under the Stars @ Oak Canyon Community Park
Jun 17 @ 7:00 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.
Jul
6
Wed
2016
7:30 pm Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm
 TBD      .
Jul
15
Fri
2016
7:00 pm Shabbat Under the Stars @ Oak Canyon Community Park
Shabbat Under the Stars @ Oak Canyon Community Park
Jul 15 @ 7:00 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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