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

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

Feb
28
Wed
2018
7:30 pm Purim Celebration and Reading of... @ Rabbi Barclay's Home
Purim Celebration and Reading of... @ Rabbi Barclay's Home
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday of Purim!  Dress up in any costume you would like, and come listen to the reading of the Megillah (Scroll of the Book of Esther).  Yell, scream, sing, and celebrate this holiday[...]
Mar
2
Fri
2018
7:30 pm Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm
Come join the TNS community as gather together in our sanctuary to celebrate the Shabbat.  With the wisdom of our Rabbi, the joyous music of Benny Lipson and special guests, and the wisdom of our[...]
Mar
5
Mon
2018
7:30 pm Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House | Westlake Village | California | United States
For Jews and non-Jews alike.  Come learn about Judaism in an enlightening and fun environment as we explore a survey of all of our tradition, beliefs, and practices from the beginning of Creation all the[...]
Mar
7
Wed
2018
7:30 pm Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm
 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[...]
Mar
8
Thu
2018
6:00 pm Mahjongg
Mahjongg
Mar 8 @ 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!
Mar
12
Mon
2018
7:30 pm Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House | Westlake Village | California | United States
For Jews and non-Jews alike.  Come learn about Judaism in an enlightening and fun environment as we explore a survey of all of our tradition, beliefs, and practices from the beginning of Creation all the[...]
Mar
16
Fri
2018
7:30 pm Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm
Come join the TNS community as gather together in our sanctuary to celebrate the Shabbat.  With the wisdom of our Rabbi, the joyous music of Benny Lipson and special guests, and the wisdom of our[...]
Mar
19
Mon
2018
7:30 pm Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House | Westlake Village | California | United States
For Jews and non-Jews alike.  Come learn about Judaism in an enlightening and fun environment as we explore a survey of all of our tradition, beliefs, and practices from the beginning of Creation all the[...]
Mar
22
Thu
2018
6:00 pm Mahjongg
Mahjongg
Mar 22 @ 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!