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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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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. 

Community Outreach/Caring Connection presents New support group forming at TEC: Caregiver Support Group - May 15th,11:00am ALL TOPICS ENCOURAGED (dementia, behaviors, finances, Alzheimer, aging, etc.) Hear, share,learn, discuss, resolve issues in caring for loved ones. Click here for the flyer - Open to the community.

Camp Ramah Family Camp

Camp Ramah Family Camp for TEC families - May 19th - 21st. 

Temple Etz Chaim Preschool: Camp Ramah invites you to Family Camp For families with children 8 and under Come spend the weekend in beautiful Ojai at Camp Ramah Questions? See Debbie Blumenthal at Etz Chaim or call Lisa Cooper, Rosh Family Camp, at Camp Ramah: 310.210.7654

Click here for the flyer.




Upcoming Events

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:15am

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Religious School Programs available for Transitional Kindergarten through 12th Grade. For more information, contact the Religious School office at (805) 494-8174 or [email protected].

Temple Etz Chaim’s Thursday Night Bingo - Doors Open 4:00 PM Games Start 6:15 PM. All Games, Including Early Birds, Pay $250. Click here for more information.

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

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

Yom HaShoah Observance - Friday Night Services April 21st at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary - Featuring special guest speaker James Bachner, Holocaust survivor & author of My Darkest Years: Memoirs of a Survivor of Auschwitz, Warsaw and DachauThe TEC Choir performing Music from the Holocaust. Click here for the flyer.

Please join Women of TEC for Tea, Fashion Show and Fun - Sunday, April 23, 2017 one o’clock in the afternoon - Click here for the invite and click here for the RSVP.

Join TEC USY in “Feeding the Hungry” April 25, 2017 at 6 PM - Calvary Church - RSVP and flyer.

SPRING BOUTIQUE-SUNDAY, APRIL 30Do you have something special you would like to sell? *$50.00 table fee * No extra costs! * Your profit is all yours! Limited space available! Sign up by April 20th. For more information call 805-494-8174 [email protected]

Special “In Gratitude” Say Shalom - Friday, June 2nd - 6:00 pm ~ Social Hall - Join us for a casual and complimentary Shabbat dinner. Click here for the flyer.

USY/SATO Bake Sale - Sunday, June 4th - 11:30AM - 12:30 PM - Everything is just one dollar!

Preschool Summer Camp - Registration is now open for a summer of fun! Click here for the list of activities. 10 week program - June 19th - August 25th. Click here for the calendar and registration package

Camp Conejo Creek - It's time to start thinking about summer - Join us here from June 19th - August 11th. We have a lot of speciality programming - come for one week or stay for the summer! 

TEC USY is leading Shabbat on March 31st. Click here for the flyer. TEC USY is serving dinner and are hosting Oneg. If you would like to sign up and help us lead services please call (805)494-3648 or email [email protected].

Camp Ramah Family Camp for TEC families - Click here for the flyer. May 19th - 21st. 

USY - Fun, exciting, meaningful, immersive Jewish experiences for teens grades 7-12. Click here for the flyer.

Camp Conejo Creek

Spend your summer at Camp Conejo Creek! Join us here at TEC June 19th - August 11th

Camp Conejo Creek will provide your children with a fun and engaging summer Jewish day camp experience. Activities include mixed media arts, theater performance, cooking, sports and recreation, science and magic, along with local field trips and theme days – your camper decides on the programming they want to do for the summer! We incorporate Jewish values into our programming and celebrate Shabbat every Friday as a camp. Come for the week or stay for the summer. Camp Conejo Creek is open to everyone! 1-week sessions with the choice of 2, 3 or 5 days a week. Early and late care available.

Counselor-inTraining opportunities available. Please contact Dena Feingold with any questions: [email protected].

Camp Conejo Creek Information and Forms:

Activity Calendar
All about Camp Conejo Creek and Workshop/Enrichment Schedule
Registration Form - 2/days a week (T/Th) 

Registration Form - 3/days a week (M,W,F)

Registration Form - 5/days a week (M-F)


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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!





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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TEC Trip to Spain

Rabbi Richard Spiegel of Temple Etz Chaim took a group of Temple members to Spain for a Jewish heritage tour of Spain. The group traveled to Madrid, Barcelona, Cordoba, Granada, Sevilla, Girona, and Toledo to see remnants of a once vibrant Jewish community that existed in Spain during the middle ages.