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Community Menorah Lighting

Community Menorah Lighting

Community Menorah Lighting - Wednesday, December 28th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.​

Join us as we celebrate the 5th night of Hanukkah with a menorah lighting at Janns Marketplace.

Religious School students will sing, Men’s Club will serve latkes, and gelt and dreidels will be handed out. 

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 10:00am
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 9:30am

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. 


Temple Etz Chaim Video

A window into Temple Etz Chaim's daily life

Chai Lights

Toy and Book Drive - Bring new or like-new toys and books for children of all ages. November 7 - December 9, 2016 

Religious School Programs available for Transitional Kindergarten through 12th Grade. For more information, contact the Religious School office at (805) 494-8174 or [email protected].

Temple Etz Chaim’s Thursday Night Bingo - Doors Open 4:00 PM Games Start 6:15 PM. All Games, Including Early Birds, Pay $250. Click here for more information.

Be The Change - Tzedakah campaign - Are you ready to be the change? Suggested donation of $5.

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

The Kabbalistic Worldview with Rabbi Lisa Bock - Starts November 29th - Join us to discuss excerpts from classic Kabbalistic texts on: • The Nature of God • The Purpose of the Universe • The Cosmic Role of Human Beings

Sr USY Ice Skating (only 9th-12th) Saturday December 10th, 6pm The Lakes in Thousand Oaks. Click here for the flyer.

Pump it Up - Calling all Machar (K,1,2) Kids! Hanukkah party at Pump it Up - Cost: $15 per person, December 18th, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM *Includes 2hrs at pump it up and pizza and snacks!!

Community Menorah Lighting - Wednesday, December 28th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMJoin us as we celebrate the 5th night of Hanukkah with a menorah lighting at Janss Marketplace. Religious School students will sing, Men’s Club will serve latkes, and gelt and dreidels will be handed out. 

Dine at Panera on December 28th from 5 PM -9 PM and up to 20% of the sales will be donated to TEC USY! All proceeds will go to our scholarship fund. Thank you for your support. 

Fin-tastic Fundraiser - Eat at Sharkey's on Wednesday, December 28th, 10:30 AM - 9 PM. Enjoy Fin-tastic food & help raise money $$ for our organization. Bring or Show this flyer and 20% Net Sales will benefit.

New Member Shabbat Dinner - January 6, 2017, 6 PM. Everyone is invited to the Say Shalom New Member Dinner - a lovely buffet of Israeli cuisine. Services following at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary. All New Members Will Receive An Honor. There is no charge for this event but R.S.V.P. is a must! R.S.V.P. by Thursday, December 22nd. Call Laurence in the TEC office (805) 497-6891, or email [email protected].

Rabbi Ed Feinstein - TEC Men's Club Sunday Brunch - January 22, 2017, 10:30 AM

January Kadima Kinnus - Kadima Kinnus registration is now live! Click here for the flyer, and register here: fwusy.net/Kadima Cost is : $285 (scholarship is available). There will be a bus to take the kids to and from Camp Ramah in Ojai. Pick up and drop off site for the bus is TEC. 

Havdallah and Hotdogs - This year’s theme "reJEWvenation…be your Jewish Self." January 28, 2017, 5:30 PM

17th Annual Men’s Club Scholar-in-Residence Weekend at Temple Etz Chaim - Professor Daniel C. Matt  How the Kabbalah Understands God, Torah, and Creation  February 10-12, 2017. 

Hanukkah Resource Kit

Ideas & Inspiration

Adult B'Nai Mitzvah Class

Read Hebrew America in Thousand Oaks California

Adult B’Nai Mitzvah Class with Rabbi Spiegel and Hazzan Pablo - Sunday mornings—9:45 AM to 11:15 AM. This class will begin on December 4, 2016 and conclude with a beautiful Adult B’Nai Mitzvah Shabbat morning Service in May 2018. Do you feel a stirring inside of you and you would like to renew your connection to the prayers and Torah you learned for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah? Perhaps you never had a Bar/Bat Mitzvah as a youth and would like to experience a deeper relationship with your Judaism now? $200 course fee. To sign up, please contact Rebecca in the main office at 805-497-6891 or email [email protected].

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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!





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 and 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.