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

Feb
8
Mon
2016
7:30 pm Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
   
Feb
22
Mon
2016
7:30 pm Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
   
Feb
28
Sun
2016
10:00 am Mens Club Sunday Breakfast @ Home of Bernie Cooper
Mens Club Sunday Breakfast @ Home of Bernie Cooper
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am
Mens Club Sunday Breakfast @ Home of Bernie Cooper | Thousand Oaks | California | United States
Come join us for our monthly Men’s Club breakfast! This will be a fun breakfast including bagels, lox, creamed herring, and eggs with the Men’ club. TBD
Mar
2
Wed
2016
7:30 pm Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm
 TBD      .
Mar
6
Sun
2016
1:00 pm High Stakes Poker Tournament @ Hollywood Park Casino
High Stakes Poker Tournament @ Hollywood Park Casino
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm
Join us for $7,500 in Cash and Prizes At our annual HIGH STAKES POKER TOURNAMENT Benefiting TEMPLE NER SIMCHA.   No Limit Hold’em.   $150 buy in. View full details here:  TOURNAMENT DETAILS

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