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

Improv-A-Sutra at the Synagogue! A fun night for the whole family

Come Enjoy a Special Evening of Fun and Frolic with Improv-A-Sutra; the amazing improv and comedy troupe of Moorpark College.  Participate in fun improv skits and games such as “First Line – Last Line”, “Change It”, and a variety of entertaining comedy routines all based on the suggestions from the audience. The team, which has […]

Rabbi Barclay’s Jewish Journal Article on Faith vs. Fear

Torah portion: Darkness will become light Parashat Devarim (Deuteronomy 1-3:22)   by Rabbi Michael Barclay Posted on Aug. 10, 2016 at 8:50 am “Had I not fallen, I could not have arisen; had I not sat in the darkness, He would not have been a light for me.” — Midrash Tehillim This week’s portion is the beginning […]

ShofarPalooza Concert on Saturday, Aug 20

It’s Time for Shofarpalooza!  This special show features Master Musician and Comedian David Zasloff as he takes us on a journey of understanding and fun through the magic of his words and music.  Laugh, Learn, and Listen in joy and wonder as David uses the Shofar and stories to create a truly special evening. “David […]

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 […]

Upcoming Events

Sep
7
Wed
2016
7:30 pm Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm
Cheshbon HaNefesh:  An Accounting of our Souls In  preparation for the upcoming High Holidays, our topic this month will be the traditional Jewish Practice of taking an accounting of our souls, known as “Cheshbon HaNefesh”.[...]
7:30 pm Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm
Cheshbon HaNefesh:  An Accounting of our Souls In  preparation for the upcoming High Holidays, our topic this month will be the traditional Jewish Practice of taking an accounting of our souls, known as “Cheshbon HaNefesh”.[...]
Sep
9
Fri
2016
7:00 pm Shabbat Under the Stars @ Oak Canyon Community Park
Shabbat Under the Stars @ Oak Canyon Community Park
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for our joyous Temple Ner Simcha Shabbat Under the Stars.  Come experience the wisdom and joy of our clergy and community in the presence of nature! Picnic at 6:00pm ( Dairy/Parve). Shabbat Service[...]
Sep
10
Sat
2016
8:00 pm Improv-A-Sutra at the Synagogue! @ Sanctuary
Improv-A-Sutra at the Synagogue! @ Sanctuary
Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Come Enjoy a Special Evening of Fun and Frolic with Improv-A-Sutra; the amazing improv and comedy troupe of Moorpark College.  Participate in fun improv skits and games such as “First Line – Last Line”, “Change[...]
Sep
16
Fri
2016
7:00 pm Singles Shabbat Dinner
Singles Shabbat Dinner
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All souls have their partners, and sometimes the best place to find or meet someone is over a good kosher meal!  So come enjoy our Rebbitzin’s cooking at the Barclay home; see old friends; and[...]