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CONGREGATION AM HAYAM SERVES YOU WITH:



OUR REGULAR RELIGIOUS SERVICES


Torah Scroll CONGREGATION AM HAYAM HOLDS REGULARLY SCHEDULED SERVICES EVERY FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 8 PM, AS WELL AS THE FOLLOWING SHABBAT MORNING AT 10 AM. THESE SERVICES ARE HELD IN OUR NEW FACILITY LOCATED AT 4839 MARKET STREET, UNIT "C", IN VENTURA. NEEDLESS TO SAY ALL SERVICES ARE FOLLOWED BY A DELICIOUS KIDDUSH, AND ON QUITE A FEW SHABBAT MORNINGS ONE OF OUR FAMILIES CELEBRATES AN OCCASION BY SPONSORING THE "MOTHER OF ALL KIDDUSHIM". WHO SAYS THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH!

THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE IS PUBLISHED IN OUR MONTHLY MIGDALOR.                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                      

Congregation Am HaYam welcomes Rabbi J.B. Sacks as its spiritual leader.

 

 



  SAVE THE DATES !!      

   Tuesday April 15 6:00 PM 2nd Night Passover Seder (Details in Migdalor)

   Passover Services:

   Tuesday April 15  10:00 AM

   Wednesday April 16 10:00 AM

   Monday April 21 10:00 AM

   Tuesday April 22 10:00 AM (Yizkor)

   Sunday May 4 Jewish Heritage Day and Silent Auction 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (Details in Migdalor)

   Sunday June 8 Celebration at Heritage Square featuring the Jewish history of Oxnard and Lunch


READ MIGDALOR ON-LINE

MIGDALOR IS THE NAME OF THE CONGREGATION AM HAYAM NEWSLETTER. THIS HEBREW WORD MEANS LIGHTHOUSE, OR MORE LITERALLY TRANSLATED, LIGHT TOWER. MIGDALOR IS PUBLISHED MONTHLY.
MIGDALOR IS ON-LINE AND YOU CAN READ IT HERE AND NOW.

Read our Rabbi's message. Read our President's message.
See the complete calendar for this month, including dates for services, committee meetings, special events and more.

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MONDAYS WITH MORT

Everyone is most welcome to join us at 10:30 AM and at 7:30 PM at CAH where we will discuss the weekly Torah Portion and the various holidays through the words of various commentators, the Talmud and the Midrash.
Everyone, member, non member, Jew and non-Jew is most welcome to attend any session.  The Migdalor lists the schedule for the month.
Read next Monday's lesson plan and much more on Mort's Website.
This program received a Silver Award from the USCJ.

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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

IF YOU LIVE IN WEST VENTURA COUNTY AND ARE INCLINED TOWARDS CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM YOU BELONG WITH US. THERE ARE VARIOUS TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP. FULL FAMILY MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE $ 900 PER YEAR. OTHER TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP ARE LESS. FINANCIAL HARDSHIPS SHOULD NEVER STAND IN THE WAY. LET OUR MEMBERSHIP CHAIRPERSON EXPLAIN.
CLICK HERE TO SEND E-MAIL FOR MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION.


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EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT CONGREGATION AM HAYAM

IF YOU EVER LIVED IN LOS ANGELES YOU KNOW THE PLACE IS CROWDED. IF YOU EVER LIVED IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY OF LOS ANGELES YOU KNOW IT IS CROWDED AND VERY HOT IN THE SUMMER. MANY OF OUR CURRENT MEMBERS LIVED THERE FOR A LONG TIME. TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL THEY DISCOVERED VENTURA COUNTY, FIRST AS WEEKEND VISITORS, THEN AS OWNERS OF SECOND HOMES. EVENTUALLY, MANY OF US MOVED HERE PERMANENTLY. HOWEVER,IF YOU NEVER LIVED IN LOS ANGELES, AND WHEREVER YOU LIVE NOW, WE WELCOME YOU.

IN 1996 SIX FAMILIES, WHO HAD KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR SOME TIME, SOME FROM HAVING BEEN RESIDENTS OF THE SAME NEIGHBORHOODS, DECIDED THAT THE TIME HAD COME TO START A JEWISH CONGREGATION. THEIR FORMER AFFILIATION HAD BEEN "CONSERVATIVE". SO THEY DECIDED TO FORM A CONSERVATIVE CONGREGATION. THE NAME OF THE CONGREGATION IS APPROPRIATE TO THE PLEASANT COASTAL LOCATION: AM HAYAM IS HEBREW FOR "PEOPLE OF THE SEA". IT IS PRONOUNCED " AMM HAH YAMM".

 
SEVERAL OF THE FOUNDING MEMBERS HAD KNOWN RABBI GERALD HANIG FROM THE DAYS HE WAS AFFILIATED WITH TEMPLE RAMAT ZION IN NORTHRIDGE. RABBI HANIG HAD ALSO MOVED TO VENTURA COUNTY.  WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE RABBI HANIG AS OUR SPIRITUAL LEADER AND LEADER OF OUR SERVICES FOR MANY YEARS UNTIL HIS PASSING IN 2011.   WE ARE DELIGHTED AND FORTUNATE TO HAVE RABBI J.B. SACKS AS OUR NEW SPIRITUAL LEADER

CONGREGATION AM HAYAM IS A DUES-PAYING MEMBER OF THE UNITED SYNAGOGUE OF CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM, THE UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION OF CLOSE TO 1000 NORTH AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUES. AS SUCH WE PARTICIPATE IN REGIONAL AND NATIONAL AFFAIRS OF THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT. ADDITIONALLY THE LARGE USCJ STAFF HEADQUARTERED IN NEW YORK STANDS READY WITH PERSONAL AND PRINTED HELPFUL INFORMATION.


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A HOME FOR OUR CONGREGATION

ON AUGUST 17, 2003, 19 Av 5763 WE MOVED INTO OUR NEW SYNAGOGUE FACILITY AT
4839 MARKET STREET, UNIT "C", VENTURA.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PICTURES CLICK HERE.

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E-MAIL TO CONGREGATION AM HAYAM OFFICERS


CONGREGATION AM HAYAM IS AN "ELECTRIFIED", 21ST CENTURY CONGREGATION. MOST OF US COMMUNICATE BY E-MAIL EXTENSIVELY. WITH ONE CLICK YOU CAN SEND E-MAIL TO OUR RABBI OR ONE OF OUR OFFICERS.
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BUY YOUR ISRAEL TREE CERTIFICATES RIGHT HERE!

CAH has purchased trees in bulk from the Jewish National Fund (JNF) This will give us the opportunity to support Israel and also benefit our congregation. A tree is $18.00 payable by check to CAH. A portion is allocated to JNF and a portion to CAH. Help support Israel and your congregation by purchasing trees for a myriad of occasions. Order online right here NOW.


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MEMORIAL WALL

We have placed a Memorial Tablet in our Synagogue thanks to a generous donation of Brenda and Arnie Rich in memory of their beloved son, Dean Rich.

For every name on a plaque a Yahrzeit notice will be sent on the appropriate date, a light will be lit by the plaque, and our Rabbi will read the name before Kaddish is recited. Additionally the light will be lit at Yizkor services at Pesach, Shavuot,Yom Kippur and Succot.  For information email Brenda Rich

BUY YOUR SCRIP RIGHT HERE!

BUYING SCRIP IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO SUPPORT OUR CONGREGATION AT ABSOLUTELY NO EXTRA COST TO YOU.
ORDER IT HERE, GO TO THE MERCHANT, DO YOUR PURCHASING, AND CAH RECEIVES UP TO 20% REBATES.
VIEW AVAILABLE SCRIP HERE. . EMAIL BRENDA RICH TO ORDER.


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ABOUT WESTERN VENTURA COUNTY

Slide Show MOST OF YOU PROBABLY HEARD OF THE 1938 MOVIE "SHANGRI-LA", BUT YOU MAY NOT HAVE SEEN IT. IT IS THE STORY OF A WONDERFUL LAND WHERE EVERYBODY IS HAPPY AND NOBODY EVER GETS OLDER. WHAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW IS THE FACT THAT THE FEATURE VIEW IN THE MOVIE DEPICTING THE LAND IS AN ACTUAL SHOT FILMED IN WESTERN VENTURA COUNTY. ASK US AND WE WILL TELL YOU WHERE TO FIND IT.

WELL, WESTERN VENTURA COUNTY MAY BECOME YOUR SHANGRI-LA.

  • IF YOU LIKE NATURE'S SCENERY, WE HAVE WILD OFF-SHORE ISLANDS, 60 MILES OF BEACHES AND MOUNTAINS UP TO 8800 FEET HIGH, THE CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK AND THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA.
  • IF YOU LIKE HISTORY THERE IS THE MISSION SAN BUENAVENTURA.
  • IF YOU LIKE MUSIC WE HAVE A SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
  • IF YOU LIKE MUSEUMS WE HAVE ART, HISTORY AND MARITIME MUSEUMS.
  • IF YOU LIKE BOATING WE HAVE TWO MARINAS.
  • IF YOU LIKE AGRICULTURE WE GROW ORANGES, AVOCADOS, LEMONS AND LOTS OF STRAWBERRIES.
  • IF YOU LIKE TO SAVE MONEY ASK A REALTOR ABOUT REAL ESTATE PRICES.
  • IF YOU DO NOT LIKE TO DRIVE WE HAVE TRAIN SERVICE TO LOS ANGELES. THE "COAST STARLIGHT" FROM SAN DIEGO TO SEATTLE STOPS HERE.
  • IF YOU LIKE EDUCATION WE HAVE TWO COMMUNITY COLLEGES, A NEW FOUR-YEAR STATE UNIVERSITY, AND COURSES GIVEN LOCALLY BY U.C.SANTA BARBARA.
  • IF YOU MUST TRAVEL BY AIR, WE HAVE A LOCAL AIRPORT.
  • IF YOU LIKE TO FLY YOUR OWN PLANE WE HAVE THREE GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORTS. Pier
  • IF YOU LIKE TO BREATHE CLEAN AIR THIS IS "THE" SMOG-FREE PLACE.
  • IF YOU LIKE COMFORTABLE WEATHER HOW ABOUT A RANGE FROM 50-80 DEGREES, WINTER AND SUMMER, DAY AND NIGHT.
  • IF YOU LIKE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT WE HAVE THEATRES, PLAYS AND YOU WILL LIKE THE LOW PRCES OF ADMISSION.
  • IF YOU MUST DRIVE TO LOS ANGELES IT WILL TAKE YOU LESS THAN ONE HOUR.
  • IF YOU NEED A HOSPITAL (AND YOU SHOULD NEVER NEED IT) WE HAVE EXCELLENT MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS AND DOCTORS. THE MD'S LIKE IT HERE TOO!
  • IF YOU LIKE THE ABOVE AND YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT MOVING HERE CONTACT US. WE WILL EXPECT YOU, BE YOUR HOST, AND SHOW YOU AROUND.
    Sea and Mountains
  • IF YOU LIKE THE BETTER LIFE WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?


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THE REAL JEWISH NEWS

IF YOU WANT THE REAL JEWISH NEWS, NOT PREDIGESTED BY OUR AMERICAN MEDIA, THE INFORMATION IS ONLY ONE CLICK AWAY.

READ THE JEWISH JOURNAL OF LOS ANGELES

READ THE JERUSALEM POST

THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCE WEB SITE

READ MORE INFORMATION FROM INSIDE ISRAEL


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OTHER ORGANIZATIONS OF INTEREST

FOR YOUR INFORMATION HERE ARE OTHER WEB SITES WHICH YOU CAN ACCESS WITH A CLICK:

New Web Site on the Holocaust

Check out the popular Spanish web site on the Holocaust. This is a very good site by Annette Halpern, high school educator, that explains the Holocaust to the Latino community.

UJA/Federation, Ventura County

AMERICAN JEWISH UNIVERSITY (FORMERLY UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM), LOS ANGELES
Find a conservative shul any place in North America by consulting the:

UNITED SYNAGOGUE OF CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM, NEW YORK

HADASSAH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

O.R.T.

SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER, LOS ANGELES

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE, VENTURA COUNTY

VENTURA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

OXNARD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

OXNARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CAMARILLO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

OXNARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

OXNARD VISITOR INFORMATION

BOARD OF RABBIS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: (323)761-8600
YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN THESE PHONE NUMBERS:

LOS ANGELES HILLEL: (310)208-6639

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN, CAMARILLO: (805)484-4207

JEWISH FREE LOAN ASSOCIATION: (323)761-8830

ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA (SOUTH PACIFIC REGION): (619)459-0359

AMERICAN-ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: (323)937-1184


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