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

Jul
21
Fri
2017
7:00 pm Shabbat Under the Stars @ Oak Canyon Community Park
Shabbat Under the Stars @ Oak Canyon Community Park
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come join Rabbi Barclay, Cantorial Soloist Benny Lipson, and the TNS Community as we celebrate Shabbat Under the Stars as can only be done in Southern California! Bring a picnic before the service, and bask[...]
Jul
24
Mon
2017
7:30 pm Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Jul 24 @ 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[...]
Jul
27
Thu
2017
7:00 pm MahJong with Sisters of Simcha (... @ Rabbi Barclay's Home
MahJong with Sisters of Simcha (... @ Rabbi Barclay's Home
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whether you play frequently, haven’t played in years, or want to learn the game of Mah Jong, this is the place for you.  Join the Sisters of Simcha as we learn and play together this[...]
Jul
28
Fri
2017
7:30 pm Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Jul 28 @ 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[...]
Jul
31
Mon
2017
7:30 pm Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Jul 31 @ 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[...]
Aug
2
Wed
2017
7:30 pm Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm
 Join the 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[...]
Aug
4
Fri
2017
7:30 pm Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Aug 4 @ 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[...]
Aug
7
Mon
2017
7:30 pm Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Aug 7 @ 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[...]
Aug
10
Thu
2017
7:00 pm MahJong with Sisters of Simcha (... @ Rabbi Barclay's Home
MahJong with Sisters of Simcha (... @ Rabbi Barclay's Home
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whether you play frequently, haven’t played in years, or want to learn the game of Mah Jong, this is the place for you.  Join the Sisters of Simcha as we learn and play together this[...]
Aug
11
Fri
2017
7:00 pm Shabbat Under the Stars @ Oak Canyon Community Park
Shabbat Under the Stars @ Oak Canyon Community Park
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come join Rabbi Barclay, Cantorial Soloist Benny Lipson, and the TNS Community as we celebrate Shabbat Under the Stars as can only be done in Southern California! Bring a picnic before the service, and bask[...]