Temple Ner Simcha is an inclusive and welcoming synagogue that provides services, education, and a complete opportunity for Jews of all backgrounds and worship traditions to have a true home, no matter their background, knowledge, or level of observance. We are committed to making every experience integrate joy and depth, and we strive to constantly make our ancient traditions meaningful through practices that are between classic Reform and Conservative Judaism in observance, with spatterings of Kabbala and Hasidic thought interwoven throughout. We offer a complete religious education program to prepare children for their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs (with no additional Bar/Bat Mitzvah fees); and with regular classes led by Rabbi Barclay, guest lecturers from around the world, and dynamic programming, our adult education programs are second to none.
Shabbat Services & Shabbat Under the Stars
Shabbat Services are generally held the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. We also hold Shabbat Under the Stars events in the warmer months. Please check the event calendar for upcoming times and locations.
Bring your friends and family to Shabbat Under the Stars:
Festivals & Holidays
We celebrate all traditional festivals and holidays. Please see the list of events for details on upcoming holidays
Weddings, B'nai Mitzvah, Baby Namings, Funerals, and other Life Events
Rabbi Barclay officiates weddings, b’nai mitzvahs, baby namings, and funerals around the world – from Hong Kong to Hawaii. If you would like to have Rabbi Barclay at your event, please contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-980-5189. His blend of wisdom and humor make him one of the most in-demand Rabbi's in Los Angeles and beyond.
Family Wall of Remembrance
Show me the manner in which a nation or community cares for its dead, and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender sympathies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land, and their loyalty to high ideals.
- Prime Minister Gladstone
Remembering our ancestors is one of the primary commitments of every Jew, and we are commanded to remember them at every gathering of a community.
Temple Ner Simcha is delighted to now have a permanent space in our Sanctuary to remember our loved ones on our beautiful Wall of Remembrance.
This spectacular Wall of Remembrance, is an opportunity for every member of the community to be able to have a permanent memorial for their loved ones. The cost of each memorial plaque with one name inscribed on it is $180. To have two names inscribed on a memorial plaque the cost is $300. The custom designed Wall of Remembrance is attached to the back wall of our sanctuary and is always present during our High Holiday services as well.
Remember your loved ones at Yizkor on Yom Kippur with a permanent plaque in this beautiful wall. It is a Jewish belief that our ancestors bless us during our prayer services, and our responsibility to honor them in public ways.
Contact email@example.com to put a permanent remembrance of your loved one on our Wall of Remembrance.