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High Holidays 5777 (2016)

High Holidays at Temple Etz ChaimRosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur -- the day of sweetness and the day of atonement are the culmination of a month-long process of coming back to G-d. During this time, we are encouraged  to consider possibilities for change, improvement, and growth. Our services lead us to focus on evaluating and taking responsibility for our personal behavior, letting go of negative or undesired attitudes or behavior toward self and others, resolving to change and embrace new behavior and forgiveness, remembering and honoring ancestors and renewing our connection to G-d and the Jewish community.

High Holiday Information 

Rosh Hashanah October 2 - 4
Yom Kippur October 11-12

Temple Etz Chaim offers you and your family many opportunities to connect with G-d and your fellow Temple members. Please join us for our inspiring & uplifting
High Holiday Services in a warm and welcoming atmosphere with  fun & educational childrens’ programs

2016 High Holiday Schedule of Services

Complimentary Services Schedule

High Holiday Ticket and Seating Reservation Form for Cash or Credit Card

(please print form and return to Temple office with payment)

*Please let us know which services you'll be attending in order to help us assign honors by completing our High Holiday Services Attendance Form

Selichot

Saturday, September 24th at 8:00 PM

Our Selichot program also includes Havdallah, followed by a complimentary buffet dinner, and  a Selichot service late in the evening.

Rosh Hashanah

Tishrei 1-2 (October 3-4)

Erev Rosh Hashanah, October 2, services begin at 7:30 PM
1st and 2nd day Rosh Hashanah services,October 3 and 4, begin at 9:00 AM

Yom Kippur

Tishrei 10 (October 12)

Kol Nidre, October 11, 7:30 PM
Yom Kippur, October 12

         Morning, 9:00 AM,
         Yizkor Memorial Service, 4:15 PM
         Mincha Service, 5:00 PM

         Neilah Service, approximately 7:30 PM

Child Care (birth to 5 years)

TEC offers child care at no charge to our Temple members and for only $25 per child/per day for non-members with the purchase of a High Holiday Ticket. Reservations are required. Please print and complete the form or contact our preschool office at (805) 497-6852.

Complimentary High Holiday Services

Open to the community at no charge.

Family Services for 1st Day Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Perfect for families with children--our Family Service features storytelling, songs, and more!

Rosh Hashanah Monday, October 3rd 2:30 PM     Yom-Kippur Wednesday, October 18 2:30 PM

Rosh Hashanah Lunch and Tashlich and Yom Kippur Sicha (grades 8-12)

These activities will get your teens moving, thinking and connecting with their Judaism. Click here for the Tashlich Walk flyer. For more information about the Yom Kippur Sicha, click here.

Neilah Service, Yom Kippur

Children of all ages are invited to carry a glow stick into services at the beginning of Neilah. Please print and complete the registration form.

Other Services

High Holiday Experience

Children in Kindergarten - Fourth Graders can join in hands on activities, Holiday Discussions, Snacks, a Creative Service, and much more.  Please print and complete the registration form.

Junior Congregation

For children in Fifth - Seventh graders can join in leading a service in the Winer Chapel.  For more information and for times check the flyer attached.

 

 

High Holiday Kit *Looking for ways to explain the High Holidays to your kids? Do your kids like games, activities, baking Challah and more? Or just let Shalom Sesame help you get in the mood for the High Holidays! You have to check out our High Holiday Kit!

 

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.