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Shabbat

The heaven and the earth were finished on the seventh day, and God ceased from all work. God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it. [Gen. 2:1-2].

 Shabbat evening KiddushShabbat Services

Shabbat Shalom, a day of peace, a day of prayer, a day of greeting. Come join us on Friday evenings, as we welcome the Sabbath Bride, or on Saturday mornings, for study and prayer. Temple Etz Chaim offers a variety of Shabbat experiences for young and old alike. Led by Rabbi Richard Spiegel and Hazzan Pablo Duek, our services are infused with music, spirituality and will bring joy to heart, mind and soul.

Trebel ClefYou may listen to and learn melodies for many of the Erev Shabbat prayers at our at our Education section of this website (Music at Temple Etz Chaim).

Shabbat Evenings (Erev Shabbat)

Friday Night Alive

Congregational Service in the Paskow Sanctuary. Join us every Friday evening to welcome Shabbat with your Etz Chaim family. Shabbat evening services start at 7:30 PM. Join us on the first Friday of every month for our Simcha Shabbat service where we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries of our congregants and guests. Also, in June and July, Friday evening Shabbat services start in the early evening, at 7:00 PM., and are held outside on The Warren Family Lawn, weather permitting. Shabbat evening services are always a great way to mark the transition from a busy work week. After services, please join with the rest of our Temple community for challah, pastries and coffee at our Oneg Shabbat.

In addition to our traditional Friday evening Shabbat services, we offer several alternative services throughout the month. Please check our TEC calendar (add link) for dates:

shabbat under the starsShabbat-in-the-Round is a special congregational service that is conducted about once a month instead of our traditional Shabbat evening service. Held in the Social Hall, join Rabbi Spiegel and Hazzan Pablo for a special Shabbat in a relaxing and dynamic atmosphere. New voices in harmony, join us with yours. 

Shabbat Under the Stars. During the warmer summer months when evening light is favorable, we move our Erev Shabbat services outside, where spirits can soar. Join the Rabbi and Hazzan for a wonderful Shabbat experience beginning at 7:00 PM on the Warren Family Lawn.

Tot Shabbat is conducted for families with young children (pre-school ages) on the 3rd Friday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Paskow Sanctuary. The Rabbi and Hazzan are there with the preschool staff to bring the special meaning of Shabbat to our youngest members and their parents.

Religious School Family Services enhance the Shabbat experience for families with children in grades K, 1 and 2. These family services, led by our Religious School staff, the Rabbi and Hazzan, emphasize family participation. Please check your Religious School calendar for the dates of these services.

Shabbat Dinners are a wonderful way to start your Shabbat. Bring your family for Kiddush, Hamotzi, and dinner. Come enjoy a delicious Shabbat meal, catered by Nana's Kosher Catering, and stay for services later in the evening. Shabbat dinners are offered on many Friday evenings. Some Shabbat dinners are associated with special school events. Check our calendar for dates when Shabbat dinners are provided.

Shabbat Mornings

shabbat morning 1Congregational Service in the Paskow Sanctuary. Join us every Saturday morning at 10:00 AM in the Paskow Sanctuary for our congregational Shabbat morning service. Conducted by Rabbi Richard Spiegel and Hazzan Pablo Duek, our Shabbat morning services will carry you into a peaceful week. Hazzan Duek will leave you with a song of prayer in your heart, and Rabbi Spiegel will touch your soul with his sensitive insight into scripture and prayer. On Shabbat mornings when there is no Bar or Bat Mitzvah, our Shabbat Congregational services are conducted in the Winer Chapel.

The Religious School sponsors Junior Congregation on the 1st Saturday of each month from October to May in the Malchicoff Rotunda of the Ner Talmid Education Center at 10:00 AM. Junior Congregation is led by Rabbi Michele Paskow, Religious School Director Joyce Bronstein and Religious School students.

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.

Shavuot

Shavuot - May 30th and June 1st

Tikkun Leil Shavuot - Tuesday, May 30th, Chapel - The Six Day War Then & Now: Reflections on a Great Military Victory ~ 50 Years Later ~ A Special Night of Torah Study ~ Repairing the World One Letter of Torah at a Time. 

Shavuot Schedule of Services - Click here for the Shavuot Schedule of Services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:00am
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:00am
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 7:30pm

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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.

Machar - May21st, 11:30am $10 per person, RSVP by:5/18 [email protected] 805-494-3648. Click here for the flyer.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot - Tuesday, May 30th, Chapel - The Six Day War Then & Now: Reflections on a Great Military Victory50 Years Later ~ A Special Night of Torah Study ~ Repairing the World One Letter of Torah at a Time. 

Shavuot Schedule of Services - Click here for the Shavuot Schedule of Services.

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.

Reflections on March of the Living - Friday, June 2nd - 7:30 p.m. ~ Sanctuary -Hear from three TEC high school seniors who recently visited Poland and Israel. Click here for the flyer.

Summer FEST - June 4th - 11:30 AM Bring a guest, everyone is welcome! Water slides, games, music, arts & crafts, food and more! Click here for the flyer.

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

Jeffrey Finn Steak, Cigars, Scotch and Talmud Program - June 7th, 7:00 PM. Click here for the flyer.

2017 Babe Dunaier Women of Valor Recipient - MYRNA STELMANJoin Women of TEC for our Presentation and Awards Luncheon, Sunday, June 11th, 11:30 A.MClick here for the flyer.

TEC USY Board installation and party is coming up on June 11th! Click here for the flyer. 

Shabbat Under the Stars -June 9th to August 18th, 7 p.m. ~ Warren Lawn - TEC's favorite summer tradition is back. Don't miss this beautiful, outdoor service. Click here for the flyer. 

Stephen Tobolowsky at TEC - TEC Men’s Club Sunday Brunch June 25, 2017 10:30 am to 12:30 pm $10/person $8/MC member. Click here for the flyer. 

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! 

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.

Click here for Camp Conejo Creek Information and Forms:

Activity Calendar
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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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!

 

 

 

 

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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.