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Welcome to Temple Etz Chaim

  • Shana Tovah!

    Celebrate the new year with us.

    High Holidays 5775

  • Shalom!

    Welcome to Temple Etz Chaim

  • To Pray

    The heaven and the earth were finished on the seventh day, and God ceased from all work.  God blesses the seventh day and sanctified it. [Gen. 2:1-2]

  • To Teach

    From Generation to Generation, to inspire love of Judiasm, dedication to Torah and fulfillment of mitzvot. L'Dor v'Dor

  • At a Young Age

    Our early childhood environment is designed to create an atmosphere that enables our children to grow at their own pace.

  • Youth Programs

    Our Youth Department offers programs available to youth and teens in grades 3-12.

The melodies and the prayers we sing on Erev Shabbat are now online. Please listen ...


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Shabbat Under The Stars

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:30am
Sunday, November 2, 2014 (All day)
Sunday, November 2, 2014 (All day)
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:30am
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:30pm
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 6:00pm

Pictures from Family Fun Day. Many TEC members had a great time on June 1, taking part in Family Fun Day. See our Family Fun Day pcture gallery to see what happened.

Caring Connections Support Groups: TEC is proud to offer two support groups open to the community: Parents of Special Needs Children and Bereavement. Our Parents of Special Needs Children meet every other Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Adult Lounge. Our Bereavement group will meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. See our flyer for complete details.

Bowling Night: Sunday, October 19th at 7 p.m. The Men's Clubs of TEC and Shomrei Torah Synagogue invite all families to a fun night of bowling at Woodlake Lanes in Woodlande Hills. RSVPs required. For complete details, check out our flyer.

"Say Shalom": Friday November 7th at 7 p.m. in Remembrance Hall. Come welcome Shabbat and say "shalom" to old friends while making new ones before enjoying a beautiful Friday night service.

Journey of a Rabbi is now available! At Temple Etz Chaim, we are lucky to have so many talented congregants including Rabbi Jack Shechter, who has recently published Journey of a Rabbi.                                 

This two-volume Journey of a Rabbi consists of essays describing ventures undertaken, events experienced, and ideas articulated that reflect the life work of a rabbi and Jewish educator. What threads its way throughout these writings is a persistent search for ways and means to revitalize Jewish life in our time.

Written in lucid and compelling fashion, the story portrays early family influences and mentoring of a searching youth, experiences of a rabbinical student, army chaplain, and pulpit rabbi that brought into focus the tasks ahead. The story proceeds to detail the work as a denominational executive, which broadened concern for the larger community and return to pulpit work devoted to fashioning a “Synagogue-Center.” It then segues into depiction of the comprehensive initiatives in education, the arts and community outreach as Dean at the University of Judaism. Interspersed throughout are “thought” essays about religious phenomena, faith, the personal life, the land of Israel, and “lessons learned” from a lifetime of experiences. Available for sale at journeyofarabbi.com or in the TEC Gift Shop.


Chai Lights

2014-2015 (5775) Membership Information is available now. Print a Membership application. See our Membership Information Page for other forms and information.

Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah Services: TEC  welcomes everyone to celebrate the Fall holidays with us at special services for Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah. Don't miss out on our special Simchat Torah celebration, October 16th at 7 p.m. with the procession of the Torah scrolls, lively dancing, and more!

Pink Shabbat: Friday, October 24th at 7:30 p.m. Join us for a special Shabbat for breast cancer awareness. Come celebrate life with our survivors, support those in the midst of fighting breast cancer, anremember those whom we miss, and hear from a special guest speaker. Check out our flyer.

Sunday Brunch with Speaker: Sunday, October 26th at 10:30 a.m. in the Social Hall. Don't miss our first Sunday Brunch with special speaker, Jack Saltzberg, founder of StandWithUs. $8 Men's Club members/$10 non-members.

Mitzvah Day: Sunday, November 2nd. Save the date for our annual Mitzvah Day! Click here for a short message from our VP of Social Action, Doron Schnaid.

Melton Year 1 Class: You didn't stop learning anything else at 13. So why should Judaism be any different? TEC is proud to host a brand new cohort of Melton Scholars this Fall. This interactive course is designed for any curious Jew--regardless of knowledge or oberservance level. Join us Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m., beginning September 10th. For more details and registration info, see our flyer.



Make Donations and Tributes Online!

You may now donate to Temple Etz Chaim via our safe and secure online donation form. Make any kind of tribute using your credit card. See our Donations Page for details.

Sisterhood Judaica Shop

Visit the Sisterhood Judaica Shop at Temple Etz Chaim! We carry a wide selection of Judaica gifts for every occasion. Visit the Sisterhood Judaica Shop web page for hours and featured items!


Earn Funds for TEC

When you search ans Shop with GoodSearch, you help Temple Etz Chaim earn money. How? Good Search is a search engine which donates 50-percent of its renveue to the charities and shcools designated by its users.

Agoura Hills Hand Car Wash "Wash Bucks" Program

Find out here how you can help support TEC every time you wash your car or shop at Agoura Hills Hand Car Wash.