The prayer knows as the “Shema” is a declaration of faith, a pledge of allegiance to One G-d. It is said upon arising in the morning and upon going to sleep at night. It is said when praising G-d and when beseeching Him. It is the first prayer that a Jewish child is taught to say. It is the last words a Jew says prior to death.
Central to Jewish life are the laws of Taharat Hamishpacha - Family Purity, of which immersion in a Mikvah is an integral part. It is these laws that sustained Jewish families through both times of turbulence and peace.
In response to the difficult economic times, Chabad of the Conejo is distributing weekly food packages to individuals or families who are in genuine need. The program is open to Jews and non-Jews alike.