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

Sep
23
Sun
2018
12:00 pm Decorate the Community Succah @ Rabbi's House
Decorate the Community Succah @ Rabbi's House
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm
Decorate the Community Succah @ Rabbi's House | Westlake Village | California | United States
Bring flowers, decorations, and come decorate the Community Succah in preparation for Sukkot:  the one holiday where we are commanded to be joyous!
6:00 pm Pot Luck Community Dinner in the... @ Rabbi's House
Pot Luck Community Dinner in the... @ Rabbi's House
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm
Bring family and friends as we welcome the holiday of Sukkot with a Pot Luck dinner at Rabbi Barclay’s home in Westlake Village.   Celebrate this ancient holiday over a great meal with the community.  Parave/Dairy[...]
Sep
24
Mon
2018
7:00 pm Adult Ed in the Succah: Keeping... @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Adult Ed in the Succah: Keeping... @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm
Adult Ed in the Succah:  Keeping the High of the High Holy Days Throughout the Year @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence | Westlake Village | California | United States
How can we keep the deep and uplifting spiritual feeling of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur services, and continue on that path throughout the year? The holiday of Sukkot is the beginning of the process,[...]
Sep
26
Wed
2018
7:00 pm Hookah in the Succah! @ Rabbi's House
Hookah in the Succah! @ Rabbi's House
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm
It’s time for the annual Hookah in the Succah!  This event, developed originally by Rabbi Barclay years ago, has been copied by synagogues all over the country…so come experience the original!  Celebrate Havdalah and Sukkot[...]
Sep
27
Thu
2018
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
Sep 27 @ 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[...]
6:00 pm Mahjongg
Mahjongg
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm
Mahjongg @ Westlake Village | California | United States
Come learn and play Mahjongg with the Sisters of Simcha. Email for the actual location as it changes from time to time. See you there!
Sep
28
Fri
2018
6:30 pm Sukkot Shabbat Rabbi’s Tisch @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Sukkot Shabbat Rabbi’s Tisch @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm
Sukkot Shabbat Rabbi's Tisch @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence | Westlake Village | California | United States
Potluck “Rebbe Tisch” Shabbat dinner Based on the Hasidic concept of “The Rabbi’s Table”, we will share stories and songs with Rabbi Barclay, Cantorial Soloist Benny Lipson, and other special guests as we gather for a[...]
Sep
30
Sun
2018
1:00 pm Pizza in the Hut @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Pizza in the Hut @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm
Pizza in the Hut @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence | Westlake Village | California | United States
Bring the kids big and small as we come together for vegetarian and cheese pizzas in the warmth of the Community Succah at the Rabbi’s House in Westlake Village.  Swimming will also be available for[...]
Oct
1
Mon
2018
7:30 pm Simchat Torah @ Sanctuary
Simchat Torah @ Sanctuary
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm
Simchat Torah @ Sanctuary | Westlake Village | California | United States
Celebrate the renewal of the Torah in this joyous service for the whole family!  Bring the children and let them dance with the Torah; and hear the words of the most sacred text in Judaism. [...]
Oct
3
Wed
2018
7:30 pm Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Oct 3 @ 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[...]