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Events at Temple Etz Chaim

High Holidays 5777/2016

Rosh Hashanah October 2 - 4
Yom Kippur October 11-12

Please join us for our inspiring & uplifting High Holiday Services in a warm and welcoming atmosphere with  fun & educational childrens’ programs.


For information about the services and other activities taking place during the High Holidays, including programming for newborns through 7th graders, click here.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:00am
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00am
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:15pm

Caring Connections and More

I Care, We Care, TEC Cares!

For more information and to be a part of Caring Connections visit our page.

Volunteer opportunity: The ALS Association is looking for volunteers to visit home-bound people with ALS once a week. Teens would be welcome. Please contact with Barbara Porush: 818-429-5686b[email protected]

Support Groups Open to the Community: Our Bereavement group will meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Al-Anon meets every Wednesday at TEC, 7:00-8:15PM. 

Be Involved - Click here for a calendar of upcoming events.

Refuah Shelamah Requests - Can't make it to shul for a friend or loved one in need of a prayer for healing?  Send in any name you would like read at services (Shabbat, minyan or other) and a dedicated Temple congregant will stand and read the name. Just email your request to refuah.[email protected] with the details of the individual in need of healing. It is that easy and simple!  Because No one should be without a voice. 

Help Temple Member Sabrina Cohen, a single mom, battle breast cancer. Please help raise money to help Sabrina who was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Please visit her Caring Bridge site to stay up-to-date on her health journey. 


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Parent and Me Classes - Wednesdays, 9:15am -10:30am. Storytime, art, music, Jewish traditions, crafts, and so much more. Click here for the flyer.

Read Hebrew America is returning to TEC this fall! - Classes start Sept. 18th. Read Hebrew America is perfect for all adults, from beginner Hebrew readers to people who would like a refresher course on Hebrew. Experienced teacher Gail Simpson will guide you through this free six week course, offered Sundays from 9:30am to 11:30am in September through November. To sign up, please contact Rebecca in the main office at 805-497-6891 or email [email protected].

Operation Isaiah - Donate to SOVA during the High Holiday Food Drive (Oct. 2 - Oct. 12). Jewish Family Services and SOVA depend on your donations to meet the needs of the nearly 9,000 people who visit these food pantires each month. USY will be collecting the items listed here during the High Holidays, from October 2nd to October 12th, to benefit these organizations. Click here for the donation guidelines.

Family Services for 1st Day Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur - Perfect for families with children--our Family Service features storytelling, songs, and more! Rosh Hashanah Monday, October 3rd 2:30 PM Yom-Kippur Wednesday, October 12th 2:30 PM

Welcome to the magical world of Kadima - Wednesday, October 5th from 6:15pm-7:45pm - You are invited to join us for an incredible adventure in the Youth Lounge.  

Say Shalom – Friday, October 7th, 7:30 pm. - Come say “Shalom” before Shabbat services; be our guest, enjoy a nosh, a glass of wine and lively conversation with a new friend, an old friend, or a Board member. Services following at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary.

Come build the SukkahSunday Oct 16th, 9:00 AMJoin us in Building and Decorating our Temple Sukkah No experience necessary. (Meet outside TEC main office) Women, Men, Girls, & Boys; All Ages Welcome! 

Ballot Issues 2016 Wednesday, October 19th, 7:00 PM Social Hall Please Join Women of TEC and the Hevra & Emek Ha Ilanot Groups of Hadassah, as we welcome the League of Women Voters. They will explain and educate us on the California Ballot Issues. Open to the community. It is highly recommended that you bring a copy of the ballot initiatives with you.

Sangria in the Sukkah - Thurs., October 20th, 4:30 PM-7 PM - For kids and adults -- Snacks and crafts for kids, Sangria and appetizers for adults. The TEC Choir is performing. Click here for the event flyer.

Dinner in the Sukkah - Friday, October 21st, 6 PMFamily Shabbat & Sukkot Dinner - Let’s come together for dinner, prayers and entertainment! Join Rabbi Spiegel, Hazzan Pablo, Debbie Blumenthal, & Joyce Bronstein in joyous prayers & songs.

USY's Mitzvah Day Help Desk - November 6th at 11:30am. Unsure how to take a picture or send one on your phone? Need help learning how to text, check your messages, or anything else? Let an experienced Temple Member be your help desk. Bring your cell phone, tablet, and/or computer and come talk, engage, connect, and let us help you.


Religious School Now Registering!

Bar Mitzvah Thousand Oaks

Programs available for Transitional Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

For more information, contact the Religious School office by phone at (805) 494-8174 or by email at [email protected].

First Days of Religious School

Grades 3-7 Sun/Tues Tuesday, Sept. 6th
Grades 3-7 Mon/Wed Wednesday, Sept. 7th
Grades TK-2 Sunday, Sept. 11th
Grades 8-10 Monday, Sept.12th
Grades 11-12 Monday, Sept.19th

Rosh Hashanah Holiday Kit

Ideas & Inspiration for Rosh Hashanah


Support Temple Etz Chaim everytime you shop

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Women of TEC Judaica Shop

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



Judaica Gift Shop is now on Summer Hours - On-Call Only - Please call the Temple Office if you want to come by - 805-497-6891


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.


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.

TEC Trip to Spain

Rabbi Richard Spiegel of Temple Etz Chaim took a group of Temple members to Spain for a Jewish heritage tour of Spain. The group traveled to Madrid, Barcelona, Cordoba, Granada, Sevilla, Girona, and Toledo to see remnants of a once vibrant Jewish community that existed in Spain during the middle ages.