Non-Partisan Preview of the Primary Election: A Jewish Perspective

Monday, February 26, 2024 | 6:30 PM | Zoom

The primary election is approaching, paving the way to the general election this fall. Join Temple Ahavat Shalom, Kol Tikvah, Temple Adat Elohim, Temple Judea, Congregation Or Ami, and Temple Emanuel for an engaging and informative virtual discussion on the Primary Election through a Jewish lens with David Bocarsly, executive director of JPAC (Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California). Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

To register, click here.

Club Chesed Project Dates: 2022-2023

Sunday, September 18, 2022: Helping those who are food insecure
Food donation collection, make snack bags for homeless children who attend CVUSD, and make lunches for Harbor House.

Sunday, October 2, 2022: Helping children in the hospital
Make giggle boxes for children at Tarzana hospital

Sunday, November 6, 2022: Expressing gratitude
Collect leftover Halloween candy, make gratitude cards

Sunday, December 25, 2022: Help those in need celebrate the holidays
Help decorate for the Community Holiday Dinner at TAE

Sunday, January 8, 2023: Helping  animals
Make dog toys, dog biscuits; Collect towels, pillowcases.

Sunday, February 5, 2023: Celebrate Tu B’Shvat and help the environment
Plant a tree (off campus).

Sunday, March 5, 2023:  Help at our TAE Purim Carnival

Sunday, April 23, 2023 – Participate in TAE’s Mitzvah Day

Sunday, May 7, 2023: Help local seniors
Project TBD

Refugee Welcome Kits


Women’s Interfaith Network (WIN) of the Conejo Valley invites you to join their refugee support efforts.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., at the Islamic Center of Conejo Valley
2700 Borchard Road, Newbury Park
in support of Conejo Interfaith Refugee Team (CIRT).

Click here to learn more about Conejo Interfaith Refugee Team

Click here to sign up here for specific donations and to volunteer:
(CIRT requests that all items be purchased new.)

Please bring all donations on Sat, May 21. Join us to sort and package collected items into refugee welcome kits.

For more information, email


Kitchen Kit

Container: Laundry Basket or Large
Kitchen Trash Can (13 Gallon size)

  • Sauce pan (medium/large)
  • Frying pan (10-12 inches)
  • Boiling pan (6 quart)
  • Tea kettle
  • Mixing bowls (set of 2-3)
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing/serving spoon
  • Spatula
  • Manual can opener
  • Large kitchen knife
  • Colander/strainer
  • Kitchen towels (2)
  • Pot holders (2)
  • Optional additions:
  • Dishes (set for 4)
  • Glasses (set of 4-6)
  • Silverware (set for 4)

Cleaning Kit

Container: Laundry Basket or Hamper

  • Bathroom/kitchen cleaner
  • Powder cleanser
  • Sponges (package of 4)
  • Dish scrubber/brush
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toilet brush
  • Large trash bags (50)
  • Paper towels (2 rolls)
  • Handheld broom & dust pan
  • Cleaning cloths (4)

Bathroom Kit

Container: Laundry Basket or Hamper

  • Toilet paper (4 rolls)
  • Shampoo (2 bottles)
  • Conditioner (1 bottle)
  • Bar soap (2)
  • Liquid hand soap (1)
  • Soft toothbrushes (4)
  • Toothpaste (2 tubes)
  • Deodorant (male & female)
  • Disposable razors (male & female)
  • Nail clippers (2 pair)
  • Band-aids (1 box)
  • Shaving cream (1 canister)
  • Hairbrush & combs
  • Tissue (1 box)
  • Washcloths (4)
  • Hand towels (4)

Hot Meals for Harbor House

Help provide hot meals to those in need to be distributed by Harbor House!

Temple Adat Elohim provides hot to-go dinner on the last Sunday of every month. 

The next hot meal will be on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Prepare a part of the meal at home and drop it off at TAE on June 26, at 3:15 p.m.
  • Assemble “to-go” boxes at temple at 3:15 p.m. from the prepared dishes.
  • Deliver the finished “to-go” meals to Harbor House for immediate distribution.

Email to sign up!

Shabbat Guest Speaker

Ukraine Crisis Response and the Jewish Obligation to Welcome the Stranger



Friday, April 1, 2022
Services begin at 7:00 p.m.
In-person and virtual simultaneously

Click here to view the live-stream.

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) was established in the 1880s in direct response to Czarist pogroms in what is now Ukraine to assist Jews fleeing to the United States – has staff, partners, and Jewish community collaborations in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, and Slovakia to help displaced Ukrainians seek shelter, food, water, and medicine. Hear from HIAS’ LA-based Community Engagement Director, Joe Goldman, on the critical work happening on both sides of the Ukrainian border and what the Jewish community can do to uphold its commitment to welcoming the stranger.

Joe Goldman is the Community Engagement Director for the Western Region at HIAS, the world’s oldest – and only Jewish – international humanitarian agency serving refugees and asylum seekers of all backgrounds. He mobilizes activists, organizations, and lawmakers across California to ensure that displaced people are treated with the dignity they deserve. Before joining HIAS, Joe worked at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Relations Council, and began his career working on several political campaigns and advocacy efforts. Joe is currently in the fourth cohort of the Coro LEAD LA Fellowship and holds both a BA in Political Communication and Master’s of Political Management from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Joe lives in his native Los Angeles with his husband, Adam.