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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.

Latest News and Announcements


Upcoming Events


Jan
16
Sat
2021
Lily Lewiston Bat Mitzvah @ TNS Sanctuary
Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm
Jan
21
Thu
2021
B’nai Mitzvah Program @ Via Zoom Preparation
Jan 21 @ 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

Jan
22
Fri
2021
Erev Shabbat Service @ TNS Sanctuary
Jan 22 @ 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

Jan
25
Mon
2021
Judaism 101 Class – Facebook & YouTube Livestreaming
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm

Judaism 101 Facebook and YouTube Live-streaming

Join Rabbi Barclay and the TNS community for another Judaism 101 weekly series based on classes our Rabbi taught at both American Jewish Univ. and Loyola Marymount Univ., by the end of the series you will know more than most first and second year rabbinic students. Over the course of the series, you will learn not only Jewish history and theology; but Talmud, Kabbalah, Meditation, Mussar, and more. Come join in the learning as we explore the many facets of our faith. No previous knowledge is necessary, and this class is accepted for conversion programs as well.

 

Jan
27
Wed
2021
Tu b’ Shvat Seder @ Rabbi Barclay's Home
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

Tu B’Shvat, the “New Year of the Trees” is placed in the Talmud with the same importance as Rosh HaShanah. Come celebrate this holiday together as we renew the ancient Kabbalistic custom of a Tu B’Shvat seder of celebrating the “gifts of the trees” by partaking in fruits, nuts, and wine and learning more about ourselves on a deep level through the teachings of nature.

The Tu B’Shvat Seder is similar in practice to the Passover Seder, but focuses in content on the meditative and mystical experiences that can be gained through understanding, experiencing, and appreciating God’s gifts through nature.? A contemplative evening that uses the gifts of the trees to help us understand ourselves at deeper levels, and teaches us how to blossom in every aspect of our own lives.

The Barclay’s Home

 

Jan
28
Thu
2021
B’nai Mitzvah Program @ Via Zoom Preparation
Jan 28 @ 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

Feb
1
Mon
2021
Judaism 101 Class – Facebook & YouTube Livestreaming
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

Judaism 101 Facebook and YouTube Live-streaming

Join Rabbi Barclay and the TNS community for another Judaism 101 weekly series based on classes our Rabbi taught at both American Jewish Univ. and Loyola Marymount Univ., by the end of the series you will know more than most first and second year rabbinic students. Over the course of the series, you will learn not only Jewish history and theology; but Talmud, Kabbalah, Meditation, Mussar, and more. Come join in the learning as we explore the many facets of our faith. No previous knowledge is necessary, and this class is accepted for conversion programs as well.

 

Feb
3
Wed
2021
Talmud & Tobacco @ The Stonehaus at the Westlake Village Inn
Feb 3 @ 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.

Feb
4
Thu
2021
B’nai Mitzvah Program @ Via Zoom Preparation
Feb 4 @ 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

Feb
5
Fri
2021
Erev Shabbat Service @ TNS Sanctuary
Feb 5 @ 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