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Temple Office Staff

Mandy Danzan -Executive Director mandy@templeetzchaim.org

I am honored to be serving this wonderful community, Temple Etz Chaim, as the new Executive Director. I'm looking forward to meeting each of you my door is always open, please stop by and say Hello!

A little background on me, I've spent the better part of two decades managing political, corporate, and celebrity - political and philanthropic programs. I began my career working for the White House Millennium Council, focusing on historic conservation and social action programs leading up to the new millennial. From there I went on to be part of an exclusive team on a National Presidential Committee, and a main point of contact between high net worth individuals, the United States President and Vice President.

I've held positions with a Unites States Senate Campaign Committee, Jewish Federation, and a B2C online platform with Spark Networks. I have worked with numerous C-suite executives, entertainment luminaries, global leaders and policy makers to implement systemic change; providing strategic direction and partnership building, while creating a clear path to success when none exists.

I'm a native Angeleno, having attended Temple B'nai Hayim as a young child and later on as a young adult at Stephen S. Wise.  I went to school at University of California, San Diego earning a Bachelors in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Policy.  I have lived abroad in Florence, Italy while studying and spent many years working in Washington, DC and most recently San Diego.  My husband is from Israel, and we have three beautiful children.  We travel to Israel annually and enjoy spending time outdoors with our children. 

I am an energetic and charismatic leader whose passion and drive comes from wanting to make my three children proud.  I focus my energy where my passion is; helping individuals and the Jewish community build a thriving ecosystem for our generation and future generations to come.


Best Wishes,

Mandy Danzan

Mandy Danzan Executive Director [email protected] (805)497-6891 x137
Shelly Ostrow Rabbi's/Hazzan's Assistant  [email protected] (805)497-6891 x121
Jessica Jacoby Accounts Receivable [email protected] (805)497-6891 x120

Our office hours are:

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Friday
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Sundays, while Religious School is in session

For general questions:

Phone: (805) 497-6891
Fax: (805) 497-0086
email: [email protected]

Membership Information:

For membership inquiries:
email: [email protected]rg

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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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 schools designated by its users.