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Rabbi Michael Barclay (הרב משה ישראל בן אברם הכהן) is an American rabbi, author, and lecturer.  The founding rabbi of Temple Ner Simcha in Westlake Village, CA. (, he is recognized as an insightful theologian who integrates authentic Jewish theology into 21st century situations.

The descendant of Ukrainian rabbis from Chernigov, Rabbi Barclay was both the Hillel Director and a professor in the School of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He has lectured around the world on cross-cultural mysticism and meditation. Rabbi Barclay was also the recipient of the 2010 B’nai Zion Distinguished Humanitarian Award.

Contact Rabbi Barclay

Rabbi Barclay has officiated weddings, b’nai mitzvahs, baby namings, and funerals around the world – from Hong Kong to Hawaii;  from Washington D.C. to San Diego. If you would like to have Rabbi Barclay at your event, please contact him directly at:

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