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Temple Etz Chaim offers a general fund and several specialized funds where you can target your donation to a specific activity. Each fund is described below, or you may print a donation form and a one page summary form:

Our Tribute Funds

Select the fund name for a description to help you decide how you would like to enhance Temple Etz Chaim with your tribute.

Men's Club Funds

Women of TEC Fund

Fund Descriptions

Dunaier Music Fund
Donations to this fund are used to maintain and enhance our musical programming as well as our existing sound systems and equipment. 

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Early Childhood Education Fund
Donations to this fund are used to augment the Early Childhood Education program with additional enrichment programs and materials. 

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Fienberg-Lerner Chapel Minyan Fund
Donations to this fund are used to support the Chapel Minyan and other Shabbat services. 

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Hazzan Duek's Discretionary Fund
Donations to this charitable fund are used for individual, educational and communal needs. 

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Inbar Israel Scholarship and Education Fund
Donations to this fund are used to provide scholarship money to children of TEC members for travel to Israel with organized Jewish youth groups or for study in Israel. The children must be 25 or younger and can receive no more than $1,000, though that $1,000 may be achieved through multiple requests of lower amounts. 

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Jotkowitz Camp Ramah Fund
Donations to this fund are used to award scholarships for children to attend Camp Ramah.

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Library Funds

Zerlin Book Fund
Barry Cantor Memorial Fund
Donations to these funds are used to purchase books and supplies for the Cohen Family Library.

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Ner Tamid Education & Community Center Funds

Barbara & Harvey Scherr Memeoria Fund
Arnold Organ Memorial Fund
Jack Kirby Memorial Fund
Donations to these funds are used to maintain and enhance the Ner Tamid Education and Community Center buildings.

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Rabbi Spiegel's Discretionary Fund
Donations to this charitable fund used for individual, educational and communal needs.

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Religious School Fund
Donations to this fund funds are used to augment the Religious School with additional enrichment programs and materials.

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Religious School Scholarship Funds

Elisa Feldman Memorial Religious School Scholarship Fund

Lipnick Religious School Scholarship Fund

Dr. Ruth Kaplan Religious School Scholarship Fund

Sandra Tischler Torah School Memorial Fund
Donations to these funds provide scholarships for Religious School tuition.

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Ritual Fund
Donations to this fund are used to purchase ritual objects, prayer books and childcare services used in the performance for Shabbat, regular, minyan and Holiday services. Under the direction of Rabbi, VP of Religion and Worship and Executive VP.

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Tzedakah Fund
Donations to this fund are sent to charitable agencies in Israel.

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USY Youth & Scholarship Fund
Description: funds are used to augment the USY program with additional enrichment programs and materials as well as provide scholarships to offset the cost of sending students to Regional Convention and Kinnusim.

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No Preference (Temple General Fund)
Donations to this fund are used at Board discretion.

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Men's Club Funds

Donations to this fund provide financial support for the Men's Club annual Acholar-in-Residence program, which brings renowned scholars to TEC for a weekend of congregational study and learning on contemporary issues. 

Silverstein Humanitarian Fund
Donations to this fund provide funding for Men's Club social action activities in support of worthwhile humanitarian causes. 

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Women of TEC Funds

Torah Fund
Donations to this fund enable rabbinic and cantorial students, educators and community leaders to receive a superior education at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, the Schecter Institute in Jerusalem and at our own Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles.

Women of TEC Tributes 

If you would like to send a tribute card for someone's good or sad news, contact Gloria Semer at [email protected].


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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 Hanukkah 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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