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Wanna go for a Walk with Sheila?
It's never too late to start exercising and what better way than with a group friends. You can catch up on their lives, gossip a little and enjoy the fresh Ojai morning air. We do a different walk every day...usually about 3 miles or 7-8,000 steps, almost a whole day's quota. Hope to see you at 8am on the west side of the Ojai Valley Museum courtyard on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, rain or shine.
Become a Member
Please read a message from the Chairman of our Membership Committee that explains how you can greatly benefit from becoming a member of our Jewish Community of Ojai. Access our message by clicking here....
Please consider leaving a bequest to Jewish Community of Ojai in your will or estate plan. This is an excellent way to help ensure the long-term economic strength of our congregation. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Food Collection-HELP of Ojai Food Pantry
Sponsored by the Social Action Committee, JCO will collect non-perishable foods & household supplies for the HELP of Ojai’s Food Pantry -- one of its Community Assistance Programs for low income and homeless residents.
Food collection bags will be distributed at the last Friday Night Service of each month. They should be returned before or at the first Friday Night Service of the next month and will be be stored in the Rabbi’s Study/Library. A continuous supply of bags will be available there. Guidelines for food & supplies purchases are printed on the bags.
We hope that members of the JCO community will combine shopping for this valuable program with their regular shopping trips. Every little bit helps someone in need in the Ojai Valley.
One of the most important issue we have taken up is having a full set of committees, as they are the underpinnings of our organization. JCO members approved the concept that every member should serve the JCO a minimum of 2 hours per year.
Serving on a committee will certainly satisfy this obligation. Please join a committee. Your JCO needs your talents, your assistance, and your participation. You can decide just how much energy you want to put forth to benefit the committee you choose and the JCO.
We are pleased that in 2019-2020 we re-launched an active Kids Hebrew School taught by Israeli native Gil Ramot. If you know of children who would benefit from this program, please contact email@example.com.
Gil Ramot is currently offering zoom Hebrew education, if you are interested please contact him at (805)833-1023
Due to health concerns,
JCO facilities are currently closed to most events.
Let's celebrate Purim on Friday, February 26, at 6pm on Zoom!
Rabbi Lisa will direct a Purim spiel (play) with some of your Temple friends as players. Please come in costume and bring a gregor (noisemaker) to drown out wicked Haman's name. You can make one with an empty coffee can or other container partly filled with dried beans or with stones.
On Purim we observe the emancipation of the Jews from under the rule of the evil king and his sidekick Haman. We also honor one of the first liberated women who stepped up to save her people, along with her brave uncle Mordechai. It is a story of courage and justice.
It is customary to drink alcohol, so bring your favorite libation. Let the fun begin!