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

Passover: A Time To Become More Aware

  Isn’t it great? Spring is here! The flowers, trees, animals, birds and all aspects of life are starting to wake up. While our Catholic brothers and sisters are in the midst of Lent, Jews around the world are starting to anticipate our great spring festival, Passover, which is just around the corner. Also known as […]

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

Aug
22
Thu
2019
4:30 pm Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Aug 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom | Westlake Village | California | United States
Preparation for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual.  Held in the classroom downstairs at 880 Hampshire Rd. in Westlake Village.  This is our free Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program, and there is no financial obligation for any tutoring, the[...]
Aug
23
Fri
2019
7:00 pm Shabbat Under the Stars @ Deerhill Community Park
Shabbat Under the Stars @ Deerhill Community Park
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for our famous Temple Ner Simcha Shabbat Under the Stars at our new outdoor location, Deerhill Community Park in Oak Park.  Come experience the wisdom and joy of Rabbi Barclay, Cantor Benny, Mat[...]
Aug
29
Thu
2019
4:30 pm Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Aug 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom | Westlake Village | California | United States
Preparation for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual.  Held in the classroom downstairs at 880 Hampshire Rd. in Westlake Village.  This is our free Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program, and there is no financial obligation for any tutoring, the[...]
Sep
4
Wed
2019
7:30 pm Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm
Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn | Westlake Village | California | United States
 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[...]
Sep
5
Thu
2019
4:30 pm Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Sep 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom | Westlake Village | California | United States
Preparation for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual.  Held in the classroom downstairs at 880 Hampshire Rd. in Westlake Village.  This is our free Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program, and there is no financial obligation for any tutoring, the[...]
Sep
6
Fri
2019
7:00 pm Shabbat Under the Stars @ Deerhill Community Park
Shabbat Under the Stars @ Deerhill Community Park
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for our famous Temple Ner Simcha Shabbat Under the Stars at our new outdoor location, Deerhill Community Park in Oak Park.  Come experience the wisdom and joy of Rabbi Barclay, Cantor Benny, Mat[...]
Sep
7
Sat
2019
9:00 am Intensive Learning Day @ Rabbi's House
Intensive Learning Day @ Rabbi's House
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Intensive Learning Day @ Rabbi's House
Come and Study together as a community in this all day intensive class of Jewish learning at Rabbi Barclay’s home.  Split into multiple sessions, this will be a day of learning various topics of Judaism,[...]
Sep
12
Thu
2019
4:30 pm Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Sep 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom | Westlake Village | California | United States
Preparation for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual.  Held in the classroom downstairs at 880 Hampshire Rd. in Westlake Village.  This is our free Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program, and there is no financial obligation for any tutoring, the[...]
Sep
13
Fri
2019
7:30 pm Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm
Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary | Westlake Village | California | United States
Come join the TNS community as we gather together in our sanctuary to celebrate Shabbat.  With the wisdom of our Rabbi, the joyous music of Cantorial Soloist and song leader Benny Lipson, the amazing music[...]
Sep
19
Thu
2019
4:30 pm Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom
Sep 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation Class @ Center for Spiritual Living, Downstairs Classroom | Westlake Village | California | United States
Preparation for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual.  Held in the classroom downstairs at 880 Hampshire Rd. in Westlake Village.  This is our free Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program, and there is no financial obligation for any tutoring, the[...]