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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, September 20, 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 9:00am
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 9:00am
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 9:30am

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.

Selichot Program Join us on Saturday, September 20th at 8:00 p.m. as we welcome Dr. Ron Wolfson the Fingerhut professor of Education at the American Jewish University. Dr. Wolfson is a visionary educator and inspirational speaker, who is also the author of several best sellers.  For more information about the program click here

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 on Amazon.


Chai Lights

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

High Holidays 2014: Check out our High Holidays page for info on all of our services, buying tickets, High Holiday activities for grade school kids, and childcare. We look forward to seeing you soon!

High Holiday Kit Looking for ways to explain the High Holidays to your kids? Do your kids like games, activities, baking Challah and more? Or just let Shalom Sesame help you and your family get in the mood for the High Holidays! You have to check out our High Holiday Kit!

It is time to order your Lulov and Etrog set for Sukkot!  Please submit your order form to the TEC front office no later than September 18th!  Click here for for more information.

Protect Yourself Sisterhood Event Everyone is invited to join us to learn how to protect yourself from verbal and physical attacks thru self defense and verbal communicaiton.  Bring your friends, moms, daughters to this important and valuable evening on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m.  For more information see the flyer

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.

Temple Etz Chaim Family Sukkot Dinner Join Rabbi Spiegel, Hazzan Pablo, Debbie Blumenthal, and Joyce Bronstein for a wonderful warm TEC Family event!  A time for all TEC families to come together for dinner, prayers, and entertainment on Friday, October 10th at 6:00 p.m.  For more information and to RSVP see the flyer here.



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

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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.