Homeward LA 2020

Last year, TAE was fortunate to produce and host a production of Homeward LA – Stories about Homelessness. Although we cannot produce a live production again this year, we invite you to view HomewardLive, a powerful online event about the lives of those experiencing homelessness.

Every Thursday from July 16th to August 13th at 6pm PST on Facebook Live, an actor will perform a true story from a person who has experienced homelessness, followed by a candid, intimate conversation between the actor and the real individual behind the story.

Special guests include:

  • Judy Reyes (Claws, Devious Maids, Scrubs) – Thurs 7/16
  • Bradley Whitford (The West Wing, Get Out) – Thurs 7/23
  • Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls, I Spit on Your Grave) – Thurs 7/30
  • James Lesure (Las Vegas, Divorce, Good Girls), with co-host Chris Gardner (businessman, motivational speaker, best selling author whose life is portrayed in the motion picture The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith) – Thurs 8/13

Although we cannot do it in person again this year, we are pleased that they are presenting HomewardLive.

Every Thursday from July 16 to August 13 at 6pm PST on Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/homewardla), an actor will perform a true story from a person who has experienced homelessness, followed by a candid, intimate conversation between the actor and the real individual behind the story. To get more information and to RSVP, please click here.

Ride for the Living- Birkenau July 2 at 2pm

Ride for the Living – Virtual Tour of Auschwitz – Birkenau July 2 at 2pm.

All over the world, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. Auschwitz-Birkenau was the principal and most notorious of the six concentration and extermination camps established by Nazi Germany to implement its Final Solution policy that planned the mass murder of the Jewish people in Europe. Join esteemed Auschwitz tour guide and JCC Krakow Director of Programming, Agi Kocur-Smoleń , as she takes us on a virtual tour of Birkenau using modern technology and digital storytelling on July 2 at 2pm.

If you missed the first part of the lecture, you can watch it here!

Ride For The Living Facebook Page


Blood Drive

Sunday, June 14 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Vitalant will be holding the blood drive on theTAE campus and is giving priority registration to Temple Adat Elohim and Temple Etz Chaim members until May 22. After that date, the link will be opened up to the public. Call 805-543-4290 or click on the link HERE to reserve your spot today.

There will be safety measures in place that donors are required to follow:

  • Temperatures will be checked upon arrival
  • Masks are required (remember to bring one)
  • Donors must be feeling well with no repiratory symtoms or fever
  • CDC guildelines for social distancing will be followed

Wildfire Prevention Reforestation

OPHS Wildfire Prevention Club-Reforestation

Sunday, February 23 12:00-4:00pm in Lang Ranch

Students at Oak Park High School are leading an effort to plant acorns in the areas that were impacted by the fires. Join us on 2/23 to plant the acorns.

This is a perfect event for families to spend the afternoon together helping our community.

RSVP to socialaction@adatelohim.com by February 20.

Interfaith Youth Project for James Storehouse

When children are reunited with a parent or when a youth ages out of foster care and is setting up their first apartment, they often start with little to no belongings. To ease their transition, James Storehouse provides Kitchen and Bed/Bath Starter Kits. These items can easily be purchased at a Dollar Store and are a huge encouragement to the recipient!

Birthday Buddies was started in 2018 by a local middle school student in order to support James Storehouse’s desires to celebrate each foster child they serve.

During the month of February and March, all faiths and community members are invited to collect birthday party supplies and starter kit supplies for children in the foster care system and for those who are aging out.

Bring collected donations to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1600 Erbes, Thousand Oaks on March 18th at 6:30pm. We will sort and package the starter kits, and birthday supplies as well as make tie blankets and birthday banners to be used at future birthday events organized through James Storehouse.

All youth are invited and encourage to attend on March 18th.

If you are unable to attend the event on March 18, Temple Adat Elohim is collecting the items needed for the baskets. Bring them to the box in the temple office by March 16. and we will transport.

Sign Up for a Donation Item Here

More information about James Storehouse and Birthday Buddies?
Please go to jamesstorehouse.org and justserve.org

More Questions or more Information on How to Help?
Please contact Rachel Driggs (818)282-4847 or stdriggs@justserve.org

Questions for TAE’s Social Action Committee?
Please send an email to socialaction@adatelohim.com