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Events at Temple Etz Chaim

High Holidays 5777/2016

Temple Etz Chaim offers you and your family many opportunities to connect with G-d and your fellow Temple members this coming Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Please join us.

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

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:00am
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 1:15pm
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

Caring Connections and More

Caring Connections Support Groups: TEC proudly offers 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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Dodgers Jewish Communtiy Day - Join Men's Club and Temple Etz Chaim families at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, August 28th for Dodgers Jewish Community Day! The Los Angeles Dodgers will be taking on the Chicago Cubs in the 17th annual "Jewish Community Day." Order your tickets here.

Join TEC USY for Disneyland Day ● September 4 at 7:30 am to 12:00 am ● Cost is: $100 for members, $115 for non members ● Drop off and pick up at TEC ● RSVP to [email protected] Please bring money to purchase dairy meals, snacks, and souvenirs. Click here for the flyer.

The musical PARADE is coming to Thousand Oaks. This Jewish-themed Tony Award winning show tells the story of the lynching of Leo Frank, spurred by the anti-Semitism in the American South in 1915. PARADE will be running at the Hillcrest Center of the Arts from September 9th through September 24th. For more information, click here.

Second Annual Hike and Havdalah! On September 10th, join TEC members and USY at Wildwood Park for an easy trail hike, along with Havdalah services led by Hazzan Pablo.

Men's Club is hosting a Sunday Brunch Speaker Series on September 11th at 10:30am. Join Men's Club as Dr. Jody Myers describes Kabbalah and discusses how it has become part of our popular culture. Click here for more information.

Kadima "Welcome Back" LoungeCome hang out with the Kadimaniks on September 13th from 6:15pm - 7:45pm. RSVP to [email protected] by September 8th.

Tot Shabbat Pajama Night. The ECEC invites all children to join Rabbi Spiegel, Hazzan Pablo, and Debbie Blumenthal to welcome Shabbat in the perfect way - in your pajamas! Come on September 16th to sing songs, recite blessings, and listen to stories. For more information, contact the Preschool Office at (805) 497-6852 or click here.

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].

Lulav and Etrog Sets now on sale - Orders due September 22nd. Sukkot is just around the corner (Oct. 16th), so get ready by ordering a Lulav and Etrog Set. Each one includes an Israeli Etrog, Lulav (palm), Arovot (willow), and Haddassim (myrtle). Fill out the order form here.

Jr/Sr USYer's Day Off - September 20th at 6:15pm. Eat pizza, chill, hang with friends, and watch Ferris Bueller's Day Off at the next USY Lounge! RSVP by September 13th to [email protected]

Women of TEC invite you to their Membership Catered Luncheon. On Sunday, September 25th, come join the Women of TEC for an afternoon of fun, music, and friendship! Click here for more information about the luncheon and how to RSVP.

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.

 

Religious School Now Registering!

Registration for Religious School and Confirmation is now open!

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

 

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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.

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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.