Tu B’ Shevat, the “New Year of the Trees,” is observed on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Today, Tu B’ Shevat has become more of an environmental holiday: a day to remind us of the Jewish duty to care for the natural world, and a tree-planting festival for both Israelis and Jews throughout the world. (Union for Reform Judaism, 2021)
Join Rabbi Diamond for a Tu B’Shevat Seder
Thursday, January 28th, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
as we celebrate the importance of protecting our environment.
In order to participate in the seder, please have the following available to follow along at your home:
- White wine or juice
- Dark wine or juice
- A glass from which to drink the wine or juice
- Any fruits where the inside is edible but the outside is inedible, such as citrus fruits, nuts, pomegranates, sabras (prickly pear), bananas, pineapples.
- Any fruits were the outside is edible but the inside is inedible such as apricots, cherries, dates, mangoes, nectarines, olives, peaches, plums.
- Any fruits where the entire fruit is edible such as berries, figs, kumquats, persimmons, star fruit.
- Bring a fruit or herb that is fragrant such as rosemary, jasmine, mint, thyme, etc.
Download a free Tu B’shvat Haggadah here! Click here to join the seder on January 28th, at 3:00 p.m.
Marcy Goldberg and Donna Becker are being recognized at BJE’s Out of the Box Gala on February 5, 2021, along with other educational leaders throughout Los Angeles!!!
Marcy Goldberg models the religious community in which she wants to live and invites others to become a part of that community through chesed, the loving kindness that she demonstrates to people on a regular basis.
Read Marcy Goldberg’s Builder profile HERE
Every action Donna takes is grounded in values of growth and welcome. In this way she is a builder and strengthener of our community, one soul at a time.
Read Donna Becker’s Builder profile HERE
For more information about who is being recognized and how to participate, please go to www.bjela.org/gala.
Friday, January 29, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
Join Cantor Shukiar, the TAE Chorale, and the Band of Milk and Honey as we recall our Exodus from Egypt across the Sea of Reeds to freedom. As we remember the song that Moses, Miriam and the Hebrews sang at the shores of the sea, we will experience an evening filled with music and spirit, together exploring one of our sacred texts, Oseh Shalom, one of our many prayers for peace.
Discover its history, mystery, and meaning through various versions spanning 5 decades of Jewish music. You do not want to miss this chance to study and experience this wonderful and meaningful piece of our liturgy.
One of the most powerful ways to accomplish this is through communal travel, where lifelong friendships are cultivated while exploring the world and building stronger Jewish identities. With that in mind, TAE is planning this exciting trip in 2022!
Travel to Berlin and Prague with Cantor David in October 2022!
October 25 – November 6, 2022
(dates include an extension to Budapest)
Add your name to the list today… These trips sell out fast!
More details will be available soon!
Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis and handled through an outside travel company, Da‘at. Contact Cantor David Shukiar at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name(s) to our interested list to have the first opportunity to register.
Mussar is a Jewish ethical, educational and cultural movement that developed originally in 19th century Lithuania. Today, it has blossomed into a spiritual-practice program that helps us gain insights to our lives and the relationships that enrich them. Our congregation has taught, learned, and embodied many of the middot (values) that Mussar offers.
For those who would like to delve deeper into this practice, the Mussar Institute has partnered with our congregation by offering a special $50 discount to Temple Adat Elohim members who wish to participate in a 3-day (virtual) Kallah experience; Seeking Shalom, Inside and Out.
Join Alan Morinis and Avi Fertig for The Mussar Institute’s 14th annual Kallah (retreat). Take a 3-day deep dive into the teachings and practices of Mussar. Experience workshops and dialogue on Mussar movement, chanting, text study, and art. Connect with a community dedicated to Jewish spirituality in the 1,000-year-old tradition of Mussar. All recordings are available to attendees for 1 year.
The dates are January 31, February 1 and 2. With the AEFriend code, save $50 off tuition. The discounted registration costs are $349 for non-Chavarim members; or $249 for Chavarim members. To learn more about the Kallah, CLICK HERE. To learn more about the Mussar Institute, CLICK HERE.
In this time of extreme isolation and concern, perhaps it is the ideal time to turn inward and explore the values that guide, comfort, and inspire our lives.