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

Shoes that Fit

Next Donation Signup is on

Mitzvah Day, November 4th.

Shoes can change a child’s life. Participation in sports and physical activities goes up nearly 75% and attendance goes up 43% when kids have shoes that fit.

Temple Adat Elohim partners with an elementary school in Oxnard to provide needy children with new athletic shoes. The school identifies students who need the special assistance. They provide us with a list of first names, gender and shoe sizes for the children. You select one or more children you would like to help.

Purchase a pair of athletic shoes. On the lid of the box, write the name of the child you have sponsored  and deliver the shoes to temple during the designated week (more info to follow as the date gets closer). The shoes are then delivered to the school which distributes them to each individual child.

Check back here as Mitzvah Day approaches for more information.

Chesed at Manna

Our award-winning Chesed social action group for families with children in grades K-6 will be sorting food that TAE members donated on Yom Kippur at Manna Food Bank from 12:00p.m.-3:00p.m. on September 22nd. Those with children or grandchildren in grades K-6 who are interested in attending should RSVP to Cantor Shukiar ( or Sarah Reines ( because space is limited.


High Holy Day Food Drive

Last year we donated 6,000 lbs. of food. Help us reach 10,000 lbs. in 2018

While many of us will voluntarily fast on Yom Kippur – some in the Conejo Valley face non-voluntary fasts because they lack sufficient money for food. You can make a difference!

Our food donations go to Manna (, our local food pantry that provides assistance to seniors and to others experiencing temporary setbacks and emergencies. Manna can only do its important work because of donations like ours.

Two ways to donate food this year!

Order these items from the on line store of your choice and have them delivered directly to temple from Sept. 7th  thru 17th.

  • Canned Stew
  • Canned Corn
  • Hot Cereal
  • Boxed Potatoes
  • Dry Pasta
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned Pasta – all kinds – spaghetti – ravioli – noodles – etc
  • Canned soup – all kinds – Tomato – Chicken – Beef Barley – etc

Ship to:
Temple Adat Elohim
Attn: Manna Food Drive
2420 E. HIllcrest Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362


Bring a filled shopping bag on Yom Kippur Day. 

(Assistance will be available to unload bags in the front parking lot.)

What to Bring: All non-perishable (non-expired) food items and personal hygiene items are welcome, but the most requested items are:

  • Pasta
  • Soup (all kinds)
  • Vegetables
  • Beans (baked and refried)
  • Stews
  • Tuna
  • Chili
  • Boxed potatoes
  • Crackers
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Pasta sauce
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes
  • Deodorant, shampoo, conditioner
  • Soap, shaving cream & razors
  • Baby wipes, formula & diapers
  • Tampons
  • Boxes of Band-aids


Another way to help – Support Mazon, a Jewish Response to Hunger.

Send a donation to Mazon and join Jews across the country in the effort to end hunger. Visit for details.

Thank You to Trader Joes for their generous donation of paper bags distributed on Rosh Hashanah.

Stop Human Trafficking in the Conejo Valley

A Conejo Valley Interfaith Education Forum

Hosted by Temple Adat Elohim, Ascension Lutheran Church and the Conejo Valley Women’s Interfaith Network.

  • Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion for profit.
  • Did you know that Human Trafficking happens in the Conejo Valley?
  • Attend this important education forum to learn about the issue of Human Trafficking, what it is, how to recognize that it is happening, and what you can do to stop it.

Welcome: Jacqui Irwin, Assembly member for California’s 44th District
Moderator: Eric Harrison, President & CEO United Way of Ventura County
Panelists include:

  • Detectives Nick Odenath and Aaron Grass, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Special Crimes Unit
  • Christan Perez, HEART Program at Interface Children & Family Services
  • Vicki Frederick, Community Relations Coordinator, Forever Found
  • Andrea Haney, Senior Deputy District Attorney, Ventura County


(The event is free, but RSVPs are required for planning purposes. Thank you.)

Please bring an item to help trafficking survivors into freedom by supplying items for “welcome” bags. Items are for girls and boys under 18 years of age and adults. They should be new and unopened, and not branded with hotel names.

• Toothpaste and toothbrush
• Shampoo and conditioner (small or full size)
• Body Wash/Soap
• Shaving Gel (no razors!)
• Lotion
• Deodorant
• Chapstick
• Cleansing Cloths/Moist Towelettes/Wipes
• Feminine Products (Tampons/pads)
• Tissues
• First-Aid Kit
• Hard candy
• Snack bars (Clif, Luna, etc.)

Clothing items in sizes XS, S, M, L. XL, or XXL (male/female, youth/adult) are also helpful. They should be new with tags and cut conservatively.Socks, Flip-flops, T-shirts (assorted sizes), Lounge pants (assorted sizes), underwear including sports bras (assorted sizes).