Rabbi to leave Temple Etz Chaim after 19 years of leadership

STEPPING DOWN— Rabbi Richard Spiegel is retiring from Temple Etz Chaim in T.O. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn NewspapersOn a recent Tuesday afternoon in his Janss Road office, Rabbi Richard Spiegel posed a rhetorical question: “Who is rich?”
“The one who is satisfied with what he has,” he answered.
By that measure, Spiegel, 68, is a very rich man. This July, the Maryland native will step down from his position as head rabbi after 19 years at Thousand Oaks’ second-largest synagogue.
Over the past two deca...

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