Bernie Entin Brother of the Year – 2022

TAE Brotherhood Dinner
Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the TAE Social Hall

Because of COVID, we haven’t had these dinners for the past two years, and we have a lot of catching up to do.  Therefore, we will be honoring three Bernie Entin Brothers of the Year:

  • Bob Grossmann of blessed memory, the 2020 Brother of the Year
  • Larry Levine, the 2021 Brother of the Year
  • Harold Gordon, the 2022 Brother of the Year

All members of TAE and friends are invited to join us to honor these three remarkable Brothers—you do not have to be a member of Brotherhood to attend. 

Cost: $36 per person. Catered by Stonefire

RSVP by September 5, to either Brotherhood President Bob Salfi/herb@rand.org, or Herb Shukiar/rsalfi@alumni.stevens-tech.edu.  Please make checks payable to TAE Brotherhood and drop the check off in the temple office (Brotherhood mailbox) or send a check to Bob Salfi:

Bob Salfi
1987 Seabreeze Street
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

TAE Speaker Event

Featuring: Dan Meisel, Regional Director of the ADL Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties Region

Topic: Tackling Challenging Conversations in a Divided Community (or household)

Sunday, April 10th, at 10:00 a.m.
Zoom link:
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Meeting ID: 828 7019 5111

Political division is challenging our relationships. Without necessarily changing our opinions, there are some steps we can take to enable less divisive conversations about the subjects we care about. Dan Meisel, Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League office that serves Ventura County, will share some lessons he has learned from difficult conversations, followed by a Q&A about that topic and other ADL-related topics that may be on your mind.

All are welcome to attend. Sponsored by Sisterhood and Brotherhood


While we are unable to provide our normal Sunday morning fare of lox, bagels, cream cheese and other tasty treats, we are working hard to provide stimulating and thought-provoking topics from a broad spectrum of speakers.  We hope you’ll find these Sunday morning speaker events thought-provoking, entertaining and worthwhile.  Future speakers include: Professor Brian Levin of CSU San Bernardino speaking on domestic terrorism (February 20); Dr. Rob Lempert of RAND on climate change and how today’s reality compares with past climate forecasts (March 13); a speaker from the Anti-Defamation League in a joint event with Sisterhood (April 10).

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TAE Speaker

Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
Zoom:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82870195111
Meeting ID: 828 7019 5111

Featuring: Dr. Robert Lempert of RAND and the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Topic: Climate Change: How Today’s Reality Compares With Past Forecasts
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

Scientists have been warning about the effects of global warming for four decades, urging governments to take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to reduce the degree of global warming and its adverse effects on our planet.  They’ve used computerized climate models to forecast these effects, and the IPCC, comprised of a large number of climate researchers, has distilled the many research projects on global warming into clear, concise reports on greenhouse gas effects.  Indeed, based on the IPCC’s groundbreaking efforts, that organization received the Nobel Peace Prize several years ago.  Our speaker is a long-time member of the IPCC, and he will contrast today’s climate reality with those earlier forecasts.  Given the just-released IPCC report, of which our speaker was a major contributor, we think you’ll find this talk both informative and sobering.

Dr. Lempert is a principal researcher at the RAND Corporation and director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition. His research focuses on risk management and decision-making under conditions of deep uncertainty. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a coordinating lead author for the just-released IPCC Working Group II Sixth Assessment Report, a chapter lead for the Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment, chair of the peer review panel for California’s Fourth Climate Assessment, a member of California’s Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group, and has been a member of numerous study panels for the U.S. National Academies, including America’s Climate Choices and Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate. Lempert was the Inaugural EADS Distinguished Visitor in Energy and Environment at the American Academy in Berlin and the inaugural president of the Society for Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty (http://www.deepuncertainty.org). A professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, Lempert is an author of the book Shaping the Next One Hundred Years: New Methods for Quantitative, Longer-Term Policy Analysis. He earned his Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University.


While we are unable to provide our normal Sunday morning fare of lox, bagels, cream cheese and other tasty treats, we are working hard to provide stimulating and thought-provoking topics from a broad spectrum of speakers.  We hope you’ll find these Sunday morning speaker events entertaining and worthwhile.  Our final speaker for this program year is Dan Meisel, the Regional Director of Anti-Defamation League Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties, who will speak on civil discourse.  This final talk is a joint event with Sisterhood (April 10).

TAE Speaker Series

Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82870195111

Featuring Professor Brian Levin, director of California State University, San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism

Topic: A Historical Perspective on Hate Crimes

Criminologist and attorney Brian Levin has an impressive resume. He is a professor of criminal justice and director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, where he specializes in analysis of hate crime, terrorism, and legal issues. He is the 2020 recipient of the Wang Family Excellence Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the CSU system—the CSU system is the largest in the nation. Previously, Professor Levin served as Associate Director-Legal Affairs of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Klanwatch/Militia Task Force in Montgomery, Alabama, and as a New York City Police Officer in Manhattan during the 1980s.

Professor Levin is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where he was awarded the Block Civil Liberties Award for his work on hate crime and free speech. He is the author or co-author of pioneering books, scholarly articles, training manuals and studies. He was also the principal author of influential Supreme Court amici briefs in the Supreme Court case of Wisconsin v. Mitchell in 1992-3, where he analyzed criminological data establishing hate crime’s severity. His co-authored book, The Limits of Dissent, is about the Constitution and domestic terrorism.

While we are unable to provide our normal Sunday morning fare of lox, bagels, cream cheese and other tasty treats, we are working hard to provide stimulating and thought-provoking topics from a broad spectrum of speakers. We hope you’ll find these Sunday morning speaker events entertaining and worthwhile. Future speakers include: Dr. Rob Lempert of RAND on climate change and how today’s reality compares with past climate forecasts (March 13); and a speaker from the Anti-Defamation League in a joint event with Sisterhood (April 10).

Zoom meeting info:

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Meeting ID: 828 7019 5111
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TAE Speaker Event

Featuring: Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy
Topic: The Changing Complexion of California’s Democratic Party

Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82870195111

Meeting ID: 828 7019 5111


Long-considered monolithic in its policy and political positions, California’s Democratic Party (like most American political parties) is a coalition of interests. On a number of issues and through several recent election cycles, we’ve begun to see fissures in this alliance – mainly along class lines. Borrowing the framing of “wine and cheese Democrats vs. beer and pretzel Democrats”, Professor Peterson will explore how this lens introduces a new way to view California politics – now and into the future. Could the tectonic plates beneath California’s politics be shifting?Professor Peterson is not only the Dean of Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy. He also holds the Braun Family Dean’s Chair and is a Senior Fellow at the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement.

All are welcome to attend. Sponsored by Brotherhood.

While we are unable to provide our normal Sunday morning fare of lox, bagels, cream cheese and other tasty treats, we are working hard to provide stimulating and thought-provoking topics from a broad spectrum of speakers.  We hope you’ll find these Sunday morning speaker events thought-provoking, entertaining and worthwhile.  Future speakers include: Professor Brian Levin of CSU San Bernardino speaking on domestic terrorism (February 20); Dr. Rob Lempert of RAND on climate change and how today’s reality compares with past climate forecasts (March 13); a speaker from the Anti-Defamation League in a joint event with Sisterhood (April 10).

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TAE Speaker Series

Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

Featuring: Our own Rabbi Emeritus Alan Greenbaum
Topic: 
Restoring Hope as a Jewish Imperative to Life: Healing our Polarized Society

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82870195111
Meeting ID: 828 7019 5111

We are living at a time when cynicism has taken grip over our country; when the basic institutions of our democratic process are challenged; where the tenets of science are ignored; where the heretofore universally-accepted notion of what constitutes truth is gone (you have your truths, and I have mine).  These things (and others) are the ingredients of the “glue” which held us together as a society in the past when faced with common enemies like natural weather disasters, pandemics, and other existential threats.  Most importantly, this cynicism has destroyed our ability to hope.  In Judaism, “hope” is a core value and must be nurtured.  We will explore the nature of hope and discover how it has been exhibited as a Jewish imperative to life.


We hope you’ll find these Sunday morning speaker events enlightening, thought-provoking, entertaining and worthwhile.  Future speakers include Dr. Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, speaking on our nation’s shifting political perspective (January 23);  Professor Brian Levin, Esq., of California State University San Bernardino, speaking on domestic terrorism (February 20); and Dr. Rob Lempert of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and RAND on global warming and how today’s reality compares with past IPCC forecasts (March 13).  This year’s speaker series concludes with a joint ZOOM event with Sisterhood on April 10, featuring a speaker from the Anti-Defamation League.

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