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. 

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.