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Events at Temple Etz Chaim

Passover

Passover begins  - April 22nd at Sundown -  Schedule of services. 

Sell your ChametzClick here for the Sale of Chametz form

Passover Guide 2016 is here - Click here to download your copy of Pesah Guide 5776

Passover Community Seder - 2nd Night Seder led by Rabbi Spiegel and Hazzan Pablo. Sat. April 23rd, 6:30 pmClick here for the flyer.

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 5, 2016 (All day)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:15pm
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 10:00am

Caring Connections and More

Bone Marrow Donor Registration - Four days before her first birthday, Ventura resident Skye Savren-McCormick was diagnosed with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML). She is in need of a bone marrow transplant to survive.Our neighbor in Ventura, Temple Beth Torah, is hosting a bone marrow donor registration drive on  to help Skye find her match. Please consider registering at this drive, or you can also sign up and register as a donor at: https://join.bethematch.org/reach4skye.

Caring Connections Support Group: TEC is proud to offer a support group open to the community: Our Bereavement group will meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

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 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.

We hope you enjoyed Name your Passion Shabbat service Friday evening March 18. For those of you who missed it, click here for the article handout on "Find Your Passion with These 8 Thought-provoking Questions."  We hope you enjoy.

 

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Summer Smash 2016 Information and Forms - Summer Smash Registration Form and Summer Smash Activity Calendar

Yom HaShoah Observances - Yom HaShoah, Wednesday, May 4th 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary Live Concert “Hope at the Edge of the Continent: Music in the Western European Concentration Camp” Doctoral Recital by Lorry Black, DMA Candidate in Music.

Lou Schotland - Friday Night Services, May 6th 7:30 p.m. - a survivor of Auschwitz, will speak on his experiences and why it is so important that we never forget the Holocaust. 

Leora Raikin- May 11th, 7 pm, Sanctuary From South Africa to Israel: In honor of Yom HaAtzma’ut (Israeli Independence Day), TEC invites you to explore the lives of South African Jews before, during and after apartheid, and learn why the BDS movement is wrong to compare South African Apartheid to Israel.

Mother's Are Special Shabbat - May 13th, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary - Mothers are Special Shabbat Service....because moms deserve more than one day to celebrate! Enjoy a beautiful Shabbat service with a few lovely surprises.

Sunday Brunch Speaker Series at Temple Etz Chaim - Sunday, May 15th - 10:30 AM - Join us and author Doug Stark for the story of Basketball’s Greatest All-Jewish Team

Havdallah at Relay For Life of Conejo Valley - Sat., May 21st, 8:30 pm, Conejo Creek Park South As the sun sets on another week, and as we welcome the next, we will be joining Rabbi and Hazzan for a spiritual, moving and heartfelt Havdallah service. 

Sibling Rivalry - Sun., May 22nd, 9:30 am - Join us in the Chapel as Bette Alkazian, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Parenting Coach and nationally recognized Parenting Expert, guides us through ways to help our families through the toughest moments in life.   

Life Line Health Screening - Mon., May 23rd, 8 am - A stroke occurs every 40 seconds and yet up to 80% of strokes can be prevented. Sign up today for a preventive health screening

FJMC Haftarah Scroll Tour - Sat., May 28th, 10 am, Sanctuary - The FJMC Haftarah program started in 2002, the scroll has traveled around North America to Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods, to regional retreats and to FJMC conventions. Join us as we welcome it to our congregation for the first time.

Father’s Day Shabbat - Fri., June 3rd, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary - Before you get bogged down with all those ties, come celebrate an early Father’s Day at a beautiful Shabbat service with special attention for the favorite dad or father figure in your life.

SummerFest - Sun, June 5th, 11:30 am, Warren Lawn - Family fun: Arts and crafts, waterslides, food, games, and so much more. Bring your family and bring your friends, and bring your swimsuit. We are also auctioning off four (4) Park Hopper Disneyland tickets. Membership Open House at SummerFest - check us out! 

Tikkun Leil Shavuot - Sat., June 11th, 7:45 pm, SanctuaryA Special Night of Torah Study: Repairing the World One Letter of Torah at a Time. Shavuot Service followed by Panel Discussion “Thou Shalt Not Murder: Should the Death Penalty be Allowed?” featuring views from a judge, prosecutor and defense attorney. 

Rabbi is a leading trips to Israel and Spain - A trip to the Holy Land is perfect for all generations and a unique opportunity for a special Bar or Bat Mitzvah.  Click here for Israel Tour flyer  and Click here for Spain Tour flyer.

Hillel Channel Islands would like to travel with you this summer on the Birthright Israel trip! For 10 days you will travel around the country of Israel for free. 

Join Us This Summer!

Join us for a summer full of fun and excitement!

We offer 4 different programs:

Preschool: 18 mos. – entering K

Mini Smash: entering 1st-3rd

Summer Smash: 3rd – 9th

Counselor in Training: grades 9 and up.

Click here for the Camp Schedule

Click here for registration forms for Mini Smash and Summer Smash

Click here for the Counselor in training application 

Passover Holiday Kit

Visit our Passover Holiday Kit for ideas and inspirations.

 

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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.

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