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Lag B’Omer and Shabbat Shalom

by Orlando Salas

Chevre: Good Shabbos!  As the State and County begin to loosen up restrictions on gatherings, please remember to take care of yourself.  It is important to enjoy the Shabbat and weekend, and the springtime weather should be exceptionally beautiful this weekend; but that does not mean that anyone should take unnecessary risks.  While golf courses, […]

Passover: A Time To Become More Aware

by David Borys

  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 […]

Jewish Founding Fathers

by David Borys

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 David Borys

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 David Borys

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 David Borys

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 David Borys

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. […]