This page was last updated: September 14, 2021
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A contemporary congregation serving the entire Ojai Valley. Offering a wide array of services to Jews of all denominations.
Your Temple in the Ojai Valley
The weekly Torah portion can be found at the Union for Reform Judaism website.....click here

or, get another point of view at the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism...click here

Interested in the dates of the Jewish Holidays? Click here
Todah Rabah!

Want to thank someone who has done something special for the Temple and our members? You can do it by simply sending us a note.  Click here to see how it works...
Your donations are always appreciated. If you wish, you can use your credit card to pay your membership dues, purchase commemorative plaques, enroll in our special classes, or just make a contribution to our general fund.  Click here for more information...
You've asked us to provide a means for telling other congregants about things of personal interest to you. You can post items of interest to you, and others may add comments to your postings.


Visit the Bulletin Board by clicking here or on the menu button on the left side of the screen.


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.... 

Ready to become a member?...application available by clicking here.... 

Join our mailing list to receive periodic e-mails
about Temple activities and events...
Board Members:

Debe Bloom
Sheila Cohn​
Stephanie Goldie-Brasacchio
Alan Greenberg
Leah Hecker
Ira Levin
Janet Owens
Shlomo Raz, M.D.
Andrew Snett
Larry Steingold
Sharon West, MD

Location and Phone

530 W. El Roblar
Meiners Oaks, CA 93023
805-646-4464

Mail...P.O. Box 172
Ojai, CA 93024
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 info@ojaitemple.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.

Please click here for information about our committees..
In his  letter, Alan talks about a great many things including Shabbat dinners, High Holy Days and more ...You can read his letter by clicking here...

The Social Action Committee was formed to create projects that benefit the general community and to participate in ongoing social action projects led by other local groups. Click here to read more...
JCO has a service for our members. This service will alert you whenever a departed loved one's Yahrzeit date is approaching. 

In addition, the name of your relative or friend will be spoken by the religious leader on the Friday Shabbat service that is closest to the Yahrzeit date.

This is a FREE service that depends on you to complete the information about your departed loved ones.

Click here for more info and a link to submitting your information...


Rabbi Lisa offers her latest Shabbat sermons. And information about her background. Read them here...


Hebrew School at JCO
Teacher: Gil Ramot

Hebrew School Classes are subject to the reopening of our facilities

Click here for more info and registration

JCO members and non-members are welcome
School fees apply

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 info@ojaitemple.org.  

Gil Ramot is currently offering zoom Hebrew education, if you are interested please contact him at (805)833-1023



Membership dues can be paid
 via the web

Please click here to pay your dues
 with a credit card

Thank you very much
Click here
 to meet our JCO Board members
Week at a glance


Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday
Walk with Sheila, 8am

Wednesday, September 15
Erev Yom Kippur, 7pm

Thursday, September 16
Yom Kippur day, 10am

Friday, September 17
Shabbat live with Sheila Cohn, 6pm



Let's join together as a community to welcome Shabbat  With Sheila Cohn in the Temple and via Zoom on Friday September 17 at 6PM
Click here for our broadcast via Zoom
Yom Kippur Services
will be held in the sanctuary
and on Zoom


Wednesday Sept. 15, 7PM Erev Yom Kippur-Kol Nidre
Thursday Sept. 16, 10AM Yom Kippur Day
    Discussion Group with Rabbi Lisa- 2:30PM
    Children's Service-3:45PM
    Healing Service -4:30PM
    Yizkor 5PM
    Neilah

Our services are free of charge
Donations are appreciated


Yom Kippur services are also available via Zoom
 ...click here
HELP of Ojai is asking for JCO’s assistance.


Their food pantryis running very low. They are actually out of some items. Thank you so much for your kindness.

Mac and Cheese (out)
Canned or cups of fruit (out)
Canned mixed vegetables
Peanut Butter
Jelly (out)
Condiments (ketchup, mayo, etc) (out)
Oil
Rice a Roni (out)
Shelf-stable milk
Cereal (hot and cold)

Please bring some of these items in a cardboard box or paper bag to the Temple on Sunday, September 19th, between 10AM and 1PM.

If you have questions call Sandy at 805-836-5013
 or E-mail visionsp6@gmail.com