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Membership Invitation Letter

Hello, I’d like to introduce myself,  I am Karen Levine,  your current Vice President of Membership at Temple Etz Chaim.

I am married to Larry Levine, who also serves on the Board of Directors. We have three children, Daniel 28, Derick 26 and Lily 15 and have been Temple Members for 12 years.  Our family moved to Simi Valley from Los Angeles in 2002 and after commuting to Los Angeles for two years to our previous Temple, we found Temple Etz Chaim right in our backyard.  As a family we have made wonderful, life long friends here at Temple Etz Chaim.  Our daughter Lily started Preschool at TEC at the age of three years old, was a Bat Mitzvah in 2014 and has continued her jewish learning by attending confirmation and aiding at our religious school and youth programs.

I have volunteered on several of our committees, taking on small roles and now feel  is the time for me to step up and take a stronger role in my family's religious journey and my commitment to our Temple and its members.  I volunteer with a tremendous group of individuals and staff who visualize and implement up to date programing at the same time maintain tradition for our existing and new members alike.

If you would kindly take a few moments to browse through our brochure you will get a glimpse into the TEC community and the many programs available to you and your family to architect the best regiment that fits your family's lifestyle.  Please take the time to attend a Friday night and/or a Saturday morning Shabbat Service to meet the clergy and your new temple family.  We warmly welcome you and your family.

Tours of our Facility and Religious School are always available. 

I am looking forward to getting to know you better and feel free to contact me with any questions or even if you just want to connect.  I will always do my best to guide you.

Yours Faithfully,

Karen Levine 

VP, Membership 

Temple Etz Chaim

[email protected] 




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 our Rabbinic Search Information page.

Come meet our Rabbinic Candidates


Rabbi Jaymee Alpert will be with us between February 23 and 25.


Rabbi Nadav Caine with be with us between March 2 and 4.



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. 

Chai Lights

Scholar-in-Residence Weekend-February 9th-11th-For more information and the schedule of events click here.

Parent and Me Classes - Wednesdays, 9:15 AM -10:30 AM. Storytime, art, music, Jewish traditions, crafts, and so much more.

Be The Change - USY Tzedakah campaign - Are you ready to be the change? Suggested donation of $5.

Summer Smash: Enroll Today! Space is Limited! 10% Discount if Enrolled by April 1st! See our Summer Smash Information Page for details. Don't miss it.

Argentenors Concert - There were lots of rehearsals, lots of email blasts, but it all came together when we saw our very own Hazzan Pablo Duek perform with his fellow Cantors at the Argentenors Concert! If you weren't able to attend, we've got your back. 

Celebrate Purim

Click here for ideas & inspiration


Jvillage, our website host and content provider, has constructed an informative guide filled with useful information, recipes and crafts.


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!





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.