Interested in learning more about the various committees that keep the Temple humming? We strongly encourage you to read about them and, if intrigued, contact the chair of your choice to discuss your participation in what interests you. Click here...
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 week...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 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 contact John Allen at 708-567-6650.
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.
Rabbi Lotker has firmed up the details of a trip to Israel from October 18 to October 27 plus an optional side trip to Rome. Please click here for details including site visits, costs, travel arrangements and two meetings to address your questions. He invites you to accompany him on this extraordinary trip.
With the beginning of our fiscal year on June 1st, please expect to receive an invoice for your dues soon. Once again, there is no dues increase. However, we have implemented a 3% service charge on all online credit card payments to offset our costs. Please click here for more info...
Now that the new (fiscal) year has begun, your new Board of Directors is requesting that all of JCO's members seriously consider serving on a committee. It does not entail a lot of work. There will be monthly meetings that you will attend. You can decide just how much energy you want to put forth to benefit the committee and the JCO. Please click here for information about our committees..
Please contact Sharon West at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your preference. Or call Sharon at 301-661-1466. Or call Alan Greenberg if you have any questions at 214-842-2996. Thank you very much for pitching in.
Our new Board of Directors held its first official meeting last week. It was led by Alan Greenberg, who was elected the President at that meeting.
On June 29th at 6 pm, Rabbi Lotker will be leading a unique service that will honor Barbara and Marvin Beck. They dedicated a great deal of their time and talent to beautify the Sanctuary.
The service will be followed by our traditional end-of-the-month Pot Luck Dinner. Please bring an entrée, but be sure that there is no shellfish or meat in it. Soft drinks and wine to share would also be appreciated. Dessert will be provided.