Speak Up iTutor Program

Volunteer with Speak UP’s iTutor Program

As a part of our ongoing community service initiative, we are sharing this special opportunity to volunteer to provide additional educational resources to students-in-need through Speak UP’s iTutor Program.

Through this impactive program, Speak UP links students with volunteer tutors to help them with their assignments. In most cases, children learning online are receiving instruction from their regular teacher but need additional assistance with homework and worksheets.* As schools near the end of the winter semester, there is an increased demand for tutors to help students get across the finish line.

To sign up to be a tutor, please visit here and enter “The Jewish Federation” when asked who you were referred by. A Speak UP representative will then reach out to you to prepare you for participation in the program.

If you have any questions, please email Mary Kohav at MKohav@jewishla.org.

*Recent studies have shown that the digital divide affects marginalized communities most directly and promotes the reproduction of inequality and that up to 100,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students lack access to the internet at home. Free or low-cost tutoring programs are one way to help bridge the divide. 

Silver Spoons Chanukah Menu

Silver Spoons Catering is delighted to offer the following menu selections in celebration of Hanukkah. Pricing is based on the selected entree. Each complete dinner consists of an entree, 2 side dishes, salad, roll, and butter. Please see below for additional side dishes, desserts, and menu enhancements.

 All foods are freshly prepared, then chilled and delivered to your door complete with warming instructions. Deliveries will be made Wednesday Dec. 9 through Saturday Dec. 12, with limited delivery on Thursday Dec. 10.

 Order EARLY to insure your first choice of delivery day!

Entrees

Brisket of Beef, Burgundy Gravy
$29.95

Herb Roasted 1/2 Chicken
$25.75

Seared Salmon, Parsley Butter
$25.75

Side Dishes

(please select 2 per entree)

Roasted Beets Salad
with Goat Cheese, Caramelized Walnuts, and Lemon Vinaigrette

Greens & Grape Tomato Salad
with Wild Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Sliced Almonds, and Mustard & Tarragon Dressing

Caesar Salad
with Croutons, Parmesan Cheese, and Caesar Dressing

Menu Enhancements

Matzah Ball Soup
$8.95 per person

Latkes, Apple Sauce, Sour Cream
$8.95 per person

Chicken Tenders
$8.95 per person

Mac & Cheese
$8.95 per person

Fresh Fruit Platter
$28.00 (serves 4-6 people)

Jelly Donut
$3.25 per donut

Chanukah Cookies
$18.55 (serves 4-6 people)

Chocolate Bobka
$17.55 (serves 6-8 people)

7-Layer Cake
$17.55 (serves 6-8 people)

All pricing includes sales tax and delivery.  Minimum order is 4 meals.  Order four of one meal, or mix and match to experience the variety of flavors we offer.  Meals may be easily refrigerated for up to 3 days, then heated and served at your convenience.

Click here to order!

Have questions?  Want to order something more personalized?    Call Scott at 818-996-2911, or text him at 818-203-3529.

 

Premier Pre-Need Partner Program

FOR OUR TAE MEMBERS

A unique source of income for Temple Adat Elohim.

Premier Pre-Need Partner Program

As a Mount Sinai Premier Pre-Need Partner, Mount Sinai will donate funds to our congregation when members purchase property in advance of need from our assigned representative.
MOUNT SINAI MEMORIAL PARKS WILL DONATE THE FOLLOWING:
$1000 per Companion Estate purchased
$500 per Single or Double ground unit purchased
$500 per Single or Double wall crypt purchased at Mount Sinai Simi Valley
(excludes wall crypts within the Caves of Abraham)
$350 per Single or Double wall crypt purchased at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills
Funds donated directly to TAE 90 days after each property agreement is executed.
For more information contact DOREEN KAYNE 805-306-6413 dkayne@mountsinaiparks.org

Discussions About Race – Next Steps

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” -Maya Angelou

Join us for a special Zoom meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd, at 7:00 p.m.

We will discuss racial issues and discover how to take action.

FOCUS TOPICS:

Criminal Justice
Education
Voter Suppression
Inclusion at TAE

Each task force will determine how often they meet, set goals, research, and create action plans. Click here to join the meeting on December 2nd, at 7:00 p.m.

Temple Committee Volunteers

Are you interested in becoming more involved in TAE?

Are you interested in getting to know more temple members?

Are you interested in lending a helping hand?

If so, consider participating in one of our committees!!!

 

Current committees seeking volunteers:

Social Action Committee – Help us plan events to support individuals and various community organizations. Please contact Marcia or Harold Gordon at socialaction@adatelohim.com.

Kadima – Help us develop and execute long-range strategic plans for TAE. Please contact Alan Glazer at aglazer@amgen.com.

Inclusion Task Force – Help us continue paving a path to being a welcoming and warm congregation for everyone, not limited to race, disability, and gender identity. Please contact Cyndi Levenson at cyndi.tae@yahoo.com.

Membership – Help us engage and excite our current members and prospective members through various activities and events. Please contact Alan Glazer at aglazer@amgen.com.

*If you are interested in volunteering in a different committee, email aglazer@amgen.com and let him know your interest.

ECC Holiday Boutique

The winter holidays are right around the corner and that means shopping for gifts!

In the pre-COVID-19 world, we held a fabulous boutique in the Social Hall to help you find unique gifts and treasures. Our boutique helped us to raise money for the Early Childhood Center, primarily for the music program. Because we cannot gather in large groups this year, we have transformed our in-person boutique to a virtual boutique! 

 

Today is the day!!! 

We are officially kicking off our fundraiser with Charleston Wrap and Gifts, and we need YOUR help to reach our goal to fund our music program!  FORTY PERCENT of all sales will directly fund our music program!

 

Why music??

Music is very important for our children. It helps their body and mind work together, directly impacting their future achievements and successes and music ignites the skills needed for school readiness. Exposing children to lyrics helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Music also enhances cognitive skills, social-emotional development, and overall literacy development. Additionally, engaging children in dance helps them strengthen their motor skills and encourages self-expression. 

 

It’s super easy!!

Click here and start shopping!

We encourage you to spread the word to your friends and family, near and far! The more people who shop, the more money we raise! Together, we can ensure  that we continue to enrich our children lives with music.

Victoria Larson-Green Camp Scholarship Fund

Viktoria was a warm, gifted, and compassionate girl who greatly enjoyed her time at the Religious School at TAE, including the Jewish weekend camps. She wanted to attend a Jewish summer camp, but never had the opportunity. Tragically, we lost her on January 1, 2016.

The Larson-Green family have created the Viktoria Larson-Green Camp Scholarship Fund to honor Viktoria’s memory and her love of Judaism.  Students in 5th – 8th grade can apply to receive a camp scholarship for day or residential Jewish camps. To qualify for a scholarship award, we require the student’s family be members in good standing at Temple Adat Elohim. A written statement by the student must be submitted with each camper’s application and must include:

  • Why you are interested in attending this particular Jewish day or residential camp
  • Why you are applying for a camp scholarship
  • A completed application form (attached)
  • A description of the camp program, if available

CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION

Applications should be mailed to the temple office: ATTN Aliza Goland, Viktoria Larson-Green Camp Scholarship Committee, Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Dr, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.

All Scholarships will be sent directly to the camp designated.

The deadline for applying for a camp scholarship for the summer of 2021 is  February 19, 2021.

You will be notified whether or not a camp scholarship is being offered to your child on or before  March 25, 2021.

Jewish Camp Scholarship

Dear Temple Adat Elohim Families,

The Sisterhood of Temple Adat Elohim places a strong value on the importance of providing our children with enriching Jewish experiences, and therefore is pleased to announce the availability of camperships to attend Jewish camps.  These camperships are made possible through contributions to the Marsha Fayne Campership Fund and are supported by other fundraising activities of TAE Sisterhood.

Students in 4th through 10th grade can apply to receive a campership for day or residential Jewish camps.  To qualify for a campership, we require that the student’s family belong to Temple Adat Elohim.  A written statement by the student is to be submitted with each camper’s application and must include:

  • Why you are interested in attending this particular Jewish program
  • Camper’s participation in TAE activities and Jewish life
  • Past campership, if applicable
  • Why you are applying for a campership
  • The name and address of the program, location, dates, and cost
  • A description of the camp program, if available

CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION

Applications should be mailed to: Nancy Federman, 32041 Kingspark Ct, Westlake Village, CA 91361.

All checks will be sent directly to the camp designated.  The deadline for applying for campership for the summer of 2021 is Monday, March 1, 2021. An email confirmation of receipt of your application will be sent out by Sunday, March, 2021.

Questions? Please call Nancy Federman at (818) 326-7506.

Below is a list of various Jewish sleep away camps.

Sincerely,

Nancy & Judy

Click on the image below to find out more about each sleep away camp!