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

Dec
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
Dec 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[...]
Dec
14
Sat
2019
9:30 am Shabbat Morning, Teaching, and P... @ Global Truth Center
Shabbat Morning, Teaching, and P... @ Global Truth Center
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning, Teaching, and Pot Luck Brunch @ Global Truth Center | Westlake Village | California | United States
Come join the TNS community for Saturday morning prayers and  Shabbat teachings, followed by a potluck brunch at approximately 11:00ish. This is a special opportunity to learn what prayers mean at deeper levels, as well[...]
Dec
16
Mon
2019
7:30 pm Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Dec 16 @ 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[...]
Dec
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
Dec 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[...]
Dec
20
Fri
2019
7:30 pm Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Dec 20 @ 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[...]
Dec
22
Sun
2019
12:30 pm Latke Launch 2019 @ Triunfo Canyon Park
Latke Launch 2019 @ Triunfo Canyon Park
Dec 22 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Latke Launch 2019 @ Triunfo Canyon Park
What is a Latke Launch? The Latke Launch is a Temple Fundraiser.  People purchase squares that are are laid out on a grid in the park.   On the day of the event, the grids[...]
6:00 pm Community Hannukah Lighting & Sh... @ The Stonehaus
Community Hannukah Lighting & Sh... @ The Stonehaus
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Community Hannukah Lighting & Shabbat at The Stonehaus @ The Stonehaus
Celebrate the Festival of Lights as we light our Hannukiah for the entire Conejo Valley community at The Stonehaus at the Westlake Village Inn.  Join Rabbi Barclay, Cantorial Soloist Benny Lipson and others as we[...]
Dec
26
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
Dec 26 @ 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[...]
Jan
2
Thu
2020
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
Jan 2 @ 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[...]
Jan
6
Mon
2020
7:30 pm Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Jan 6 @ 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[...]
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