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Passover: A Time To Become More Aware

by Steve

  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

by Steve

  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

by Steve

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 […]

Jewish Journal Excited About TNS “No-Dues” Business Model

by NewShulAdmin

Will synagogue’s move to a no-dues model work? | Religion Temple Ner Simcha, a 3-year-old congregation in Westlake Village with about 100 member families as of May, announced this summer that it was moving to a no-dues model that will include not charging for High Holy Day services. Previously, the cost of a family membership […]

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

by NewShulAdmin

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

by NewShulAdmin

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 […]

Prayer for Paris article in Jewish Journal

by NewShulAdmin

Temple Ner Simcha Rabbi Michael Barclay (center) leads a prayer service to honor the victims of the Paris attack. Clergy leaders joining him include (from left) Ner Simcha Cantor Paul Dorman, the Rev. Gary Alan Dickey, Decon Vahan Manoogian, Sue Rubin, Elder Craig Nielson, Bishop Garry Pace, Pastor Zak Shellabarger and the Rev. Steve Herder. […]

Paris Memorial Service – Mon 7:30pm

by NewShulAdmin

Come join the Temple Ner Simcha community as we are joined by leaders of other faiths in the Conejo Valley for an Inter-Faith Memorial Service and Prayers for Peace on Monday night at 7:30pm.  We will say prayers not only in memory of the victims; but prayers for peace so that this type of terrorism […]

The Yellow Star Returns

by NewShulAdmin

In 1941, the Nazi regime ordered all Jews over the age of 6 to wear a badge of a yellow star; to mark them as different and as enemies of the state; which was carried into the rest of occupied Europe within the year.  It was a special label…a mark designed to hurt, humiliate, and […]

Backgammon Tournament – Feb 22

by NewShulAdmin

Join us for our next exciting and fun fundraising event, a Backgammon Tournament to be held on Feb 22, 2015 at Bogie's Visit: www.backgammonforcharity.org for full details and to register. Click here to download the full Backgammon Event Flyer PDF