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

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.

Torah Portion: Angels & Dreams – Jewish Journal Dec., 2016

Angels and Dreams | Torah Portion “A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read” (Bavli, Berachot 55a). This week’s Torah reading begins with the dramatic image of Jacob, having just departed for Haran, having one of the most famous dreams in religious history: “And he dreamt, and behold!

Jewish Journal Celebrates Our Cantor, Sam Glaser!!!

Celebrating the ‘Stages’ of Sam Glaser’s songs | Culture In the 25 years that musician and singer Sam Glaser has been performing, he’s recorded more than 20 albums and played venues big and small around the world. The Pico-Robertson resident does an average of 50 shows a year, mainly for Jewish organizations, community centers and […]

Upcoming Events

Sep
29
Fri
2017
7:30 pm Kol Nidrei 7:30pm @ Canyon Club
Kol Nidrei 7:30pm @ Canyon Club
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm
Come join Temple Ner Simcha for our spiritual and inclusive Kol Nidrei services at the Canyon Club.  Once again, we will be combining music, teachings, and prayers into a deep and meaningful evening.  There is[...]
Sep
30
Sat
2017
9:00 am Yom Kippur @ Canyon Club
Yom Kippur @ Canyon Club
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am
Come join Temple Ner Simcha for our spiritual and inclusive Yom Kippur services at the Canyon Club.  There is no charge, but tickets are required and may be reserved in the High Holiday section of the website. [...]
Oct
5
Thu
2017
7:30 pm Hookah in the Succah! @ Rabbi's House
Hookah in the Succah! @ Rabbi's House
Oct 5 @ 7:30 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[...]
Oct
6
Fri
2017
6:30 pm Sukkot Shabbat Rabbi’s Tisch @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Sukkot Shabbat Rabbi’s Tisch @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Oct 6 @ 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[...]
Oct
7
Sat
2017
11:00 am Men’s Club and Sisterhood Potluc... @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Men’s Club and Sisterhood Potluc... @ Community Sukkah @ Rabbi Barclay Residence
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am
Men’s Club and Sisterhood Pot Luck Shabbat Brunch Meet the members of the temple auxiliary groups, and learn about what they are doing as we come together for a delicious potluck breakfast. The Barclay kitchen will[...]