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Parent and Me Program

Temple Etz Chaim Offers a variety of Parent and Me classes.  The program provides a loving and enriching learning environment as parents navigate through parenthood.  Our programs are based on learning through play, creating a love for learning, socialization, and a foundation for Judaism.  We hope to create lasting friendships for children and families.

Mondays: Storytime Stretchers- 9:15-10:30 a.m. (Ages 6 months to 18 months) Story time, songs, art, outside play and snack. Taught by Miss Nikki

Tuesdays: Baby and Me- 9:15-10:15 a.m.  (Ages Birth -12 months)  Discussion, sensory play, bubbles, songs, art and play. Taught by Miss Nikki

Wednesdays: Toddler Time- 9:15-10:30 a.m. ( Ages 12 months to 20 months)  Learning centers, songs, art, challah, outside time and holidays. Taught by Miss Nikki

Thursdays: Grandparent and Me- 9:15-10:30.  (Ages 6-20 months) Supporting Grandparent’s bond, challah baking, and songs, outside play, stories and art. Taught by Miss Nikki

Friday: Shabbat with Bobbie 9:15-10:30.  Ages 12 months and up.  Challah baking, songs, outside time and a craft. Taught by Miss Bobbie our Music Specialist.

Nikki Lelie

Parent and Me Coordinator

[email protected]

(805) 497-6852, ext167

Rabbi Search

Save the Dates!

The Rabbinic Search Committee is happy to announce two candidates are visiting on the following dates:

Rabbi Ben Herman

Friday, October 26 - Sunday October 28, 2018

Rabbi Ari Averbach

Friday November 2 - Sunday, November 4, 2018

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.

Bereavement Support Group: meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Al-Anon in the Adult Lounge every Wednesday from 7:00-9:00PM.

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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Sponsor Friday Night Oneg and Saturday Morning Kiddush

Sponsor Oneg and Kiddush

If you'd like to sponsor Oneg and Kiddush, please fill out the form and return it to the front office. Follow the instructions on the form for payment.



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!






Register for Preschool

Click here for a schedule of feesinformation form, and registration form.

Click here to view the ECE page on the website.

Parent and Me Classes

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

Infant Care Now Registering!

Click here for infant care registration form.

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].

See's Candy Fundraiser

Support Temple Etz Chaim Preschool through our See's Candy Fundraiser! See flyer below.

Shop with Scrip Gift Cards and Support Temple Etz Chaim

Purchase gift cards to your favorite outlets and help support Temple Etz Chaim.

Please e-mail Shari Mark at [email protected] or call Jessica Jacoby at the front office at 805-497-6891.

Register for Religious School

Register your son or daughter for Religious School here!

Currently registering for grades TK-12.

Mitzvah Day 2018

Please flyer here for our Religious School Mitzvah Day project.


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.

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