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

Mar
23
Sat
2019
9:30 am Saturday Shabbat Service and Pot...
Saturday Shabbat Service and Pot...
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Come join the TNS community this Saturday at Rabbi Barclay’s home for a very special teaching Shabbat, followed by a potluck brunch.  This is a special opportunity to learn what the prayers mean at deeper[...]
Mar
24
Sun
2019
11:00 am “Broken: A Holocaust History in ... @ Ventura County Museum
“Broken: A Holocaust History in ... @ Ventura County Museum
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
"Broken: A Holocaust History in Fused Glass" by Frances Elson - Art Exhibit @ Ventura County Museum
The Ventura County Museum is hosting a new exhibit by Frances Elson entitled “Broken: A Holocaust History in Fused Glass.” The exhibit consists of six beautiful glass panels, as well as a book of poetry[...]
Mar
25
Mon
2019
7:30 pm Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Mar 25 @ 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[...]
Mar
28
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
Mar 28 @ 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[...]
Mar
29
Fri
2019
7:30 pm Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Mar 29 @ 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[...]
Apr
1
Mon
2019
7:30 pm Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Judaism 101 Class @ Rabbi Barclay's House
Apr 1 @ 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[...]
Apr
3
Wed
2019
7:30 pm Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Talmud & Tobacco @ Bogies Westlake Village Inn
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
Apr
4
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
Apr 4 @ 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[...]
Apr
5
Fri
2019
7:30 pm Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Friday Night Shabbat @ TNS Sanctuary
Apr 5 @ 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[...]
Apr
6
Sat
2019
10:00 am Tot Shabbat Play Date @ Address Emailed to RSVP's
Tot Shabbat Play Date @ Address Emailed to RSVP's
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Let’s get the kids together to burn their energy while the adults relax and chat. Bring a potluck snack if you like. The location will be at Ashley’s house, and the address will be emailed[...]