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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.

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Upcoming Events


Apr
22
Thu
2021
B’nai Mitzvah Program @ Via Zoom Preparation
Apr 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

B’nai Mitzvah Program preparation for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual are Via Zoom Meeting.
Our B’nai Mitzvah Program is FREE and there is no financial obligation for any tutoring, the ceremony, or any part of the ritual. For more information about this program, please email Mitzvah@nersimcha.org

Apr
23
Fri
2021
Erev Shabbat Service @ TNS Sanctuary
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm

Come join the TNS community as we gather together in our sanctuary to celebrate Shabbat this Friday at 7:30pm. With the wisdom of our Rabbi, the joyous music of Cantorial Soloist Benny Lipson, the amazing music of Mat Gurman, and the beauty of our tradition, these services always bring renewal and rest from the challenges of the week as we welcome the Sabbath Queen into our lives.
Participate on our Website, Facebook Live or YouTube Live, and the sanctuary will also be open for those who feel they need to attend in person or do not have the technical ability to participate online. As stated in previous emails, we will be observing the federal guidelines as well as the guidelines suggested by The Partnership Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives of the US Dept. of Human Health at our services. There will be no Oneg Shabbat (some time off for the amazing Sisters of Simcha!); hugs and kisses are to be replaced by waves and smiles; and we are asking that each family unit who physically attends take advantage of our beautiful and large sanctuary and place yourselves at least six feet away from each other. People who are at “high risk” because of age, health conditions, etc. are asked to stay home and experience the service at

TNS Sanctuary
880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village

To Participate Live at 7:30pm, Click one of the links below or copy and paste one of the address below into your browser:

https://www.nersimcha.org/streaming#LiveServices
or
https://www.facebook.com/temple.ner.simcha/
or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epdtG9EBcp0

Apr
26
Mon
2021
Jewish Mysticism & Meditation – Facebook & YouTube Livestreaming
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm
Introduction to Jewish 
Mysticism & Meditation
In this series of classes, you will gain a true understanding and experience of basic Jewish practices of meditation; ancient Jewish understandings regarding the creation and maintenance of the Universe; Kabbalistic theology and where it is hidden in our liturgy and practices; and how Judaism is a tradition that successfully integrates ethic practices and mystical beliefs. In addition, there will be time spent on how to use these teachings to enhance your personal experience of life, achieve more satisfaction, fullness, and joy in every moment; and achieve more excellence in every aspect of your life.
This is one of Rabbi Barclay’s favorite topics to teach, and was an integral part of his dissertation and the foundation for his book “Sacred Relationships” (Liturgical Press, 2013).  He has brought these teachings to executives and athletes (including NCAA and professional athletes and teams, as well as Emmy & Academy Award winners), and has taught Jewish mysticism and meditation around the world for over two decades in both large and small settings.
No prior knowledge is necessary, and as always, there is no financial charge associated with this class.
For questions or more information, please email Events@NerSimcha.org

Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum – one of the great kabbalists in the world today, and dear friend and teacher of Rabbi Barclay and Temple Ner Simcha

Apr
29
Thu
2021
B’nai Mitzvah Program @ Via Zoom Preparation
Apr 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

B’nai Mitzvah Program preparation for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual are Via Zoom Meeting.
Our B’nai Mitzvah Program is FREE and there is no financial obligation for any tutoring, the ceremony, or any part of the ritual. For more information about this program, please email Mitzvah@nersimcha.org

May
5
Wed
2021
Talmud & Tobacco @ The Stonehaus at the Westlake Village Inn
May 5 @ 7:30 pm

 

Talmud & Tobbaco

Come join Rabbi Barclay and the TNS community this Wednesday, January 13th 2021 @ 7:30pm at The Stonehaus for a special evening of study in our monthly Talmud & Tobacco session.  T

As always, there is no cost for this event, and premium cigars will be provided courtesy of the TNS Men’s Club.  Bring your passion and your friends, and join the community for another scintillating evening of Talmud & Tobacco hosted. Premium cigars are provided, there will be a non-smoking section for those who prefer not to partake, and this evening is for adults only. This session will not be broadcast on Facebook or YouTube Livestreaming.

May
6
Thu
2021
B’nai Mitzvah Program @ Via Zoom Preparation
May 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

B’nai Mitzvah Program preparation for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual are Via Zoom Meeting.
Our B’nai Mitzvah Program is FREE and there is no financial obligation for any tutoring, the ceremony, or any part of the ritual. For more information about this program, please email Mitzvah@nersimcha.org

May
7
Fri
2021
Erev Shabbat Service @ TNS Sanctuary
May 7 @ 7:30 pm

Come join the TNS community as we gather together in our sanctuary to celebrate Shabbat this Friday at 7:30pm. With the wisdom of our Rabbi, the joyous music of Cantorial Soloist Benny Lipson, the amazing music of Mat Gurman, and the beauty of our tradition, these services always bring renewal and rest from the challenges of the week as we welcome the Sabbath Queen into our lives.
Participate on our Website, Facebook Live or YouTube Live, and the sanctuary will also be open for those who feel they need to attend in person or do not have the technical ability to participate online. As stated in previous emails, we will be observing the federal guidelines as well as the guidelines suggested by The Partnership Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives of the US Dept. of Human Health at our services. There will be no Oneg Shabbat (some time off for the amazing Sisters of Simcha!); hugs and kisses are to be replaced by waves and smiles; and we are asking that each family unit who physically attends take advantage of our beautiful and large sanctuary and place yourselves at least six feet away from each other. People who are at “high risk” because of age, health conditions, etc. are asked to stay home and experience the service at

TNS Sanctuary
880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village

To Participate Live at 7:30pm, Click one of the links below or copy and paste one of the address below into your browser:

https://www.nersimcha.org/streaming#LiveServices
or
https://www.facebook.com/temple.ner.simcha/
or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epdtG9EBcp0

May
13
Thu
2021
B’nai Mitzvah Program @ Via Zoom Preparation
May 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

B’nai Mitzvah Program preparation for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual are Via Zoom Meeting.
Our B’nai Mitzvah Program is FREE and there is no financial obligation for any tutoring, the ceremony, or any part of the ritual. For more information about this program, please email Mitzvah@nersimcha.org

May
16
Sun
2021
Shavuot Study Session @ Rabbi's House
May 16 @ 8:00 pm

Come join the TNS community as we gather together at Rabbi  to celebrate Shavuot. 

Shavuot is a beautiful holiday that is commanded in our Torah where we observe the giving of the Torah at Mt Sinai. It is the wedding ceremony between God and Israel. We will be studying the traditional text of “Tikkun Leyl Shavuot” thanks to our Rabbi creating a translation for the the community.

Shavuot is one of the three commanded biblical Festivals, in which we study specific texts all night. 

The Barclay’s Home

May
20
Thu
2021
B’nai Mitzvah Program @ Via Zoom Preparation
May 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

B’nai Mitzvah Program preparation for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Ritual are Via Zoom Meeting.
Our B’nai Mitzvah Program is FREE and there is no financial obligation for any tutoring, the ceremony, or any part of the ritual. For more information about this program, please email Mitzvah@nersimcha.org