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Our Beautiful Campus

Temple Etz Chaim has a lovely campus located in the heart of Thousand Oaks.

Main building streetfront - 250 pxThe Paskow Sanctuary, Winer Chapel, large social hall, gift shop, meat and dairy kitchens and main office are all located in the main building. Rabbi Spiegel and Hazzan Duek also have offices in this building. The Kane Community Center, located across the plaza from the main building, houses the Wolfson Auditorium, Cohen Family Library, Scherr Office, adult lounge and art room. The Ner Tamid Education Center provides our children with state-of-the-art classrooms, youth lounge, teacher’s lounge, dairy kitchen and offices for the Religious School, Early Childhood Education and Youth Directors and staff. The grounds are beautifully maintained with a great lawn in front of the Ner Tamid Education Center and multiple age-appropriate playgrounds in the back of the building.

The Main Building

Paskow Sanctuary 250px web HDRThe Paskow Sanctuary seats approximately 350 people. During the High Holydays and other large functions, the wall separating the sanctuary from the social hall can be opened for additional seating. The unusual ark flanked by beautiful stained glass windows gives the room a warm and spiritual feel. 

 

The Winer Chapel, small and intimate, is perfect for minyan services. The social hall seats approximately 300 people. Paskow ark right-side detail 100px webWith both dairy and meat kitchens, we can provide extended kiddushes and Shabbat dinners catered by the Women of TEC as well as more elaborate lunches and dinners catered by our exclusive kosher caterer, Nana's Kosher Catering. The gift shop houses a beautiful and extensive collection of Judaic items.

Kane Community Center

Kane Community Center rain 250pxThe Wolfson Auditorium in the Kane Community Center is available for smaller gatherings and meetings. It has its own ark and can be used for services on an as needed basis. The Cohen Family Library currently has over 1700 volumes. Come in and browse its ever-growing collection. Kane Community Center garden The art room boasts its own kiln so our students are able to make beautiful ceramic art projects.

Ner Tamid Education Center

Ner Tamid Ed Ctr 250 pxThe Malchicoff Rotunda is the defining architectural feature of the Ner Tamid Education Center building. As you enter, look up and be delighted by the beautiful Star of David and lovely pastel colors. The rotunda has its own ark dedicated to Elisa Feldman, of blessed memory, which is used on the first Saturday of each month for Junior Congregation. There is also a gift shop display case. The Kane Youth Lounge, a large open room with its own patio, opens off the rotunda. Ner Tamid Rotunda StarReligious School and Early Childhood Education classrooms, a dairy kitchen, teacher’s lounge and offices complete the inside of the building. Around the back and side of the building are multiple playgrounds with age-appropriate equipment. The front of the building is dominated by the Warren Family great lawn, which can be reached directly from the Wolfson Auditorium and front gate.

Main building front - 250 pxWe are very proud of our beautiful campus and encourage everyone to take advantage of all it has to offer. 

Rabbi Search

Our congregation has begun the process of searching for and hiring a new rabbi. For information and updates on our process please visit here or click on the picture.

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]

Bereavement Support Group 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. 

Community Outreach/Caring Connection presents New support group forming at TEC: Caregiver Support Group - May 15th,11:00am ALL TOPICS ENCOURAGED (dementia, behaviors, finances, Alzheimer, aging, etc.) Hear, share,learn, discuss, resolve issues in caring for loved ones. Click here for the flyer - Open to the community.

Chai Lights

Is Facebook Ruining our Democracy. Join us at this month's Men's Club Brunch Speaker Series for an eye opening talk on the impact of Social Media on the future of our electoral system by Jose Marichal Ph.D. Professor of Political Science at California Lutheran University. Sunday November 12, 10:30 AM in the Social Hall. $10 per person. $8 for Men's Club members.

TEC Book Club - Join us to read and discuss "The REplacement Life"  - Tuesday November 21st. 7 P.M in the Scherr Conference Room. For more information contact Liz Groden at [email protected]

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.

                  

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!

 

 

 

 

Religious School 2017-2018

Open House

    Sunday October 22 - Grades TK, K, 1,2
    Tuesday, October 24 - Grades 3-7
    Wednesday, October 25 - Grades 3-7

Mitzvah Day

    Sunday, November 5

 

Infant Care Now Registering!

Infant Care Now Registering!

Now Offering Full-time Infant Care from 3 months on. 

Small caretaker - child ratio.
Full Time Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm.
Space fills up fast, plan ahead and reserve your spot! To schedule a tour please contact the pre-school office at (805) 497-6852 or email us at [email protected].

Registration Form

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