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Women of TEC

The Women of TEC exist to serve and educate, to share joy and to ease sorrow, to inspire and help in all endeavors and to achieve a way of life, following the teachings of Judaism. Our Women of TEC has a 35-year history of service to Temple Etz Chaim and is affiliated with Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, an international organization of 800 Sisterhoods of conservative synagogues.

As Women of TEC members, our common goals include:

  • CONNECTING to Jewish women of all generations
  • COMMITTING to our synagogue and its children
  • CONTRIBUTING to the greater Jewish community

We sponsor a variety of educational, cultural, charitable and social programs, which enrich our minds as well as create a sense of community. We offer you the opportunity to strengthen your Jewish identity and broaden your scope of interest and involvement by contributing your commitment, energy and talents to Temple Etz Chaim and our Jewish community.

The Women of TEC have a beautiful gift shop where you can purchase the perfect Judaic gift. In addition to selling tribute cards, entertainment books, and invitations, we have a day-long Hanukkah boutique featuring many unique vendors.

We are also the “kitchen ladies” where we have most of our real fun! Arrangements can be made through the Women of TEC to have a lovely Shabbat dinner on Friday night or an extended Kiddush on Saturday morning after services. 

Are you having a birthday, anniversary, life cycle event or any kind of Simcha that you would like to celebrate with your TEC congregation? If so, please make a donation of any amount and we will mention your Simcha in the Shabbat flyer and say that you contributed to the Friday night or Saturday morning Kiddush for that weekend.  Please contact [email protected] to handle the arrangements. Mazel Tov!

Even if you are unable to actively participate, your dues will enable us to continue our wonderful work. Make a promise to yourself and join the Women of TEC. If you do, we promise you will be fulfilled. If you are a new member of Temple Etz Chaim, your first year of Women of TEC is free. Please join us!

Elissa Lazarus
Women of TEC President



Rabbi Search

Messages from your Rabbinic Search Committee

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. 

Chai Lights

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 Shavuot

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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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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.


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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.

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