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



Social Action Events

Making a Difference Together
“You are not required to complete the work, yet you are not allowed to desist from it”
– Pirkei Avot, 2:21

The mission of TAE’s Social Action Committee is to encourage the education of and participation in understanding the local, national and global human needs around us. Whether the need is immediate or ongoing, we seek to develop and perform meaningful programs and acts of tikkun olam (healing the world) which respond to those needs. We strive to perform mitzvot reflecting the ideals of Reform Judaism and welcome involvement from all temple members.

For more about our Social Action Committee visit the Social Action on the TAE Website.

Social Action Page 

Social Action Upcoming Events:

Coats for Casa

Do you have old coats or winter clothes in your closets? Winter is here.
Reclaim some closet space and help a foster youth stay warm this winter by donating them.

The Coats for Casa event collects gently used winter clothes such as coats, jackets, sweaters, hoodies, mittens/gloves, winter hats and scarves to help foster youth at Casa Pacifica stay warm during the chilly months.

Casa Pacifica is an organization that offers to foster youth services that include emergency shelter, medical assistance and other community-based interventions. Coats of all sizes are needed.

Items may be dropped off at temple from January 1 until January 10. For a list of other drop off locations and more information, visit the event website: http://www.coatsforcasapacifica.com

TAE member Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group and Lydia Gable of Compass Real Estate have teamed up to host the 10th Annual Coats for Casa charity event on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village.

Coats for Casa Charity Event Information
Children and people of all ages will be able to come play in the snow, go sledding, do crafts as well as enjoy complimentary coffee and smoothies, all while supporting a worthy cause by dropping off gently used warm clothing items.
More Info


Toy Drive

NEW Toy and Children’s Book Drive


For many years we have received toy donations from a toy company to be given out during our Holiday Dinner taking place on Christmas Day, but this year they are not able to help us. 

Please reach out to your friends and ask them to make a donation so we have toys and books to give out at the Holiday Dinner and make this even magical for all.

Drop off your donations in the donation box located in front of the reception desk in the Temple office by December 22.