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Join a Havurah

So, you’re a member of this temple and you’re looking for more “Jewish” involvement, or you’re just out to make new friends. Or maybe it’s both! The reasons for joining a havurah are up to you. At TEC many groups of friends, havurot, have been formed and are meeting the needs of many of our members. Each havurah is typically composed of 6 to 12 couples and/or individuals who get together about once a month to expand their Jewish way of life. Everyone must be a member of TEC members since joining a Havurah is one of the benefits of membership. A havurah is an excellent way to get together with other temple members with similar interests. It’s also a good way to welcome new members by providing a small, nonintimidating social group for them to join.

What does a Havurah do?

It’s up to you! Your group can enjoy a Shabbat dinner together, have a Havdallah and dessert, enjoy a Hanukah party with kids, build a Sukkah and eat under the stars, or even go camping together. Each havurah determines the types of activities it wants. You can ask our Rabbi or Cantor to attend a meeting to discuss a variety of topics related to Jewish life. Why not ask everyone to read an article, or see a movie and then get together to discuss it? Take a trip to Catalina Island together, or go to the Skirball Museum for an outing. A day in the park is a wonderful summertime activity with all the kids and food and games. Any activity can be even more enjoyable done with friends.

How can I join a Havurah?

It’s very easy. Simply fill out a request form by printing it here and returning it to the TEC office or stop by the TEC office. A Havurah coordinator will contact you and ask if you would like to form a new havurah or join an existing one. There is a new havurah start up meeting scheduled once a year and everyone who is interested in joining a havurah is invited. Every effort will be made to match you up with people in your age group who have similarly aged children and who live reasonably close to you.

Can other people be added to an existing Havurah?

Yes. This usually happens in one of two ways. There may be an open slot in a havurah for a new couple/individual when the havurah coordinator inquires about it, or if you volunteer the information. Sometimes, a member of a havurah has friends whom they believe would be a good addition to the havurah. They ask the other members if it is OK to invite them to the next activity to meet the group. If others are agreeable, and the new couple/individual looks like a good match, the havurah can decide to include them as members.

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We would like to inform you that Rabbi Alpert has accepted a position at a different synagogue in Northern California. Please await further details as we determine our next course of action. For more information, please visit the Rabbinic Search Information page.

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. 

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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. 

 

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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!

 

 

 

 

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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