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

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 […]

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!

Upcoming Events

Oct
2
Sun
2016
7:30 pm Erev Rosh HaShana 7:30pm @ Canyon Club
Erev Rosh HaShana 7:30pm @ Canyon Club
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm
Come join Temple Ner Simcha for our spiritual and inclusive High Holiday services at the Canyon Club.  There is no charge, but tickets are required and may be reserved in the High Holiday section of[...]
Oct
3
Mon
2016
9:00 am Rosh HaShana Day 1 9:00am @ Canyon Club
Rosh HaShana Day 1 9:00am @ Canyon Club
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come join Temple Ner Simcha for our spiritual and inclusive High Holiday services at the Canyon Club.  There is no charge, but tickets are required and may be reserved in the High Holiday section of[...]
4:30 pm Tashlich – Cast Away your Sins @ Westlake Village Inn
Tashlich – Cast Away your Sins @ Westlake Village Inn
Oct 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Come participate in the joyous “Casting away of Sins” at the lake at Westlake Village Inn by the hotel entrance.  Bring bread to symbolize the mistakes you have made this past year as we cast[...]
Oct
4
Tue
2016
9:00 am Rosh HaShana Day 2 9:00am @ Sanctuary
Rosh HaShana Day 2 9:00am @ Sanctuary
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come join Temple Ner Simcha for the second day of Rosh HaShana at our Sanctuary in Westlake Village.  There is no charge, but tickets are required and may be reserved in the High Holiday section[...]
Oct
7
Fri
2016
7:30 pm Shabbat Services @ Sanctuary
Shabbat Services @ Sanctuary
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm
Come celebrate Shabbat at the Temple Ner Simcha Sactuary filled with wisdom and joy!
Oct
11
Tue
2016
7:30 pm Kol Nidrei 7:30pm @ Canyon Club
Kol Nidrei 7:30pm @ Canyon Club
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm
Come join Temple Ner Simcha for our spiritual and inclusive Kol Nidrei services at the Canyon Club.  Once again, we will be combining music, teachings, and prayers into a deep and meaningful evening.  There is[...]
Oct
12
Wed
2016
9:00 am Yom Kippur @ Canyon Club
Yom Kippur @ Canyon Club
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am
Come join Temple Ner Simcha for our spiritual and inclusive Yom Kippur services at the Canyon Club.  There is no charge, but tickets are required and may be reserved in the High Holiday section of the website. [...]
Oct
14
Fri
2016
7:30 pm Shabbat Services @ Sanctuary
Shabbat Services @ Sanctuary
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
Come celebrate Shabbat at the Temple Ner Simcha Sactuary filled with wisdom and joy!