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Want Room to Rent for a week in May

by Web Guy on 04/09/18

Would like a room to rent in Goleta/Santa Barbara during the week beginning in May.  310-741-7319 or my email at

Richard Kline has some thoughts about the Temple

by Web Guy on 02/14/18

I am Richard Kline and I have been a member of this Temple for a year and a half and I am a beekeeper. I attended the meeting last night. The issue is not, and never has been the bylaws. The bylaws conflicts are simply a manifestation of the suffering of the Collective Soul of this Temple and it’s petty power struggles. Harvard law school was well represented but I gave them no entry because none of their learned offerings about quorums moved my Soul. With the exception of the opening prayer, not much moved my Soul last night, including the mostly empty Temple.

I humbly suggest, prior to our next meeting, that each of us type into our computers Sounds of Silence Official Music Video. Just drop your ears down to your hearts and open your eyes and Soul to the images on the screen. Then ask your own Soul, “What is the Soul of the our Temple suffering?!” I’m not even suggesting that I have any idea what will come up for any of you. If may be gold or it may be Hell but I trust it, and I trust each of you. I believe all lies in jest until we do so. Thank you for listening.

Ojai Resident Needs Home after Thomas Fire

by Web Guy on 02/08/18

Hello Fred,

I was speaking with Cheri Dekofsky today at Jewish Family Services and she suggested I write to you. 

I lost my home, personal belongings and audio/video studio in the Thomas Fire. Since then I’ve been staying at a friends home, yet I need to move by Feb.15 because they have renters coming in. 

Cheri thought you might be willing to share my need in the temple newsletter you publish weekly. 

Ideally I’m looking for a room in a large home or a guest cottage. Alternatively, I can borrow a 26ft. trailer to park on a large parcel someone may live on. 

The Ojai Valley News has an article which has an interview with me, as well as some photographs of my lost home.

Thank you for your consideration,

Please call me if you would like,


Ray Platt (aka Powers)

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