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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

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 9:30am
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 7:00pm
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:15pm
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00am
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00am

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.

Celebrating Life Shabbat service Temple Etz Chaim Sanctuary Friday, October 28, 2016 7:30 pm. Many of us or our loved ones have battled cancer and its related health complications. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but today we are honoring ALL of those who fight, those who have overcome and we remember those in our memory. Cancer has no boundaries. Too many of us have had cancer dramatically change our lives. But we also live amongst so many strong people who fight and inspire us. 

Fall Fun with Machar - This Sunday, Oct. 30th, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - RSVP to the Youth Department (805)494-3648 [email protected].

Say Shalom – Friday, November 4th, 7:00 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.

Mitzvah Day Blood Drive - Please help make our next blood drives a success! Sunday, Nov. 6th - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Mitzvah Day, at Temple Etz Chaim, and on varying dates in April at Temple Adat Elohim. Text, call, or email Debra Levine at (818) 271-1307  [email protected] to schedule your appointment.  

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.

How’s Your Memory? Wednesday, November 9, 9:00 am - 11:30 am - Join us for a “memorable” morning with Speaker Andrea Gallagher. Click here for the flyer.

Make your own floral centerpieces - Tuesday, November 22nd, 7:30 PM - Please join the Women of TEC to make Thanksgiving Centerpieces. 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

Save the Date

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

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. 

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

Read Hebrew America @ TEC

Read Hebrew America in Thousand Oaks CaliforniaRead Hebrew America is returning to TEC this fall! - Classes start Sept. 18th. Join anytime. Read Hebrew America is a national program sponsored by the NJOP perfect for all adults, from beginner Hebrew readers to people who would like a refresher course on Hebrew. Experienced teacher Gail Simpson will once again 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]

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 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.