Tu B’ Shevat, the “New Year of the Trees,” is observed on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Today, Tu B’ Shevat has become more of an environmental holiday: a day to remind us of the Jewish duty to care for the natural world, and a tree-planting festival for both Israelis and Jews throughout the world. (Union for Reform Judaism, 2021)
Join Rabbi Diamond for a Tu B’Shevat Seder
Thursday, January 28th, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
as we celebrate the importance of protecting our environment.
In order to participate in the seder, please have the following available to follow along at your home:
- White wine or juice
- Dark wine or juice
- A glass from which to drink the wine or juice
- Any fruits where the inside is edible but the outside is inedible, such as citrus fruits, nuts, pomegranates, sabras (prickly pear), bananas, pineapples.
- Any fruits were the outside is edible but the inside is inedible such as apricots, cherries, dates, mangoes, nectarines, olives, peaches, plums.
- Any fruits where the entire fruit is edible such as berries, figs, kumquats, persimmons, star fruit.
- Bring a fruit or herb that is fragrant such as rosemary, jasmine, mint, thyme, etc.
Download a free Tu B’shvat Haggadah here! Click here to join the seder on January 28th, at 3:00 p.m.
Marcy Goldberg and Donna Becker are being recognized at BJE’s Out of the Box Gala on February 5, 2021, along with other educational leaders throughout Los Angeles!!!
Marcy Goldberg models the religious community in which she wants to live and invites others to become a part of that community through chesed, the loving kindness that she demonstrates to people on a regular basis.
Read Marcy Goldberg’s Builder profile HERE
Every action Donna takes is grounded in values of growth and welcome. In this way she is a builder and strengthener of our community, one soul at a time.
Read Donna Becker’s Builder profile HERE
For more information about who is being recognized and how to participate, please go to www.bjela.org/gala.
Friday, January 29, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
Join Cantor Shukiar, the TAE Chorale, and the Band of Milk and Honey as we recall our Exodus from Egypt across the Sea of Reeds to freedom. As we remember the song that Moses, Miriam and the Hebrews sang at the shores of the sea, we will experience an evening filled with music and spirit, together exploring one of our sacred texts, Oseh Shalom, one of our many prayers for peace.
Discover its history, mystery, and meaning through various versions spanning 5 decades of Jewish music. You do not want to miss this chance to study and experience this wonderful and meaningful piece of our liturgy.
Link will be available soon!
One of the most powerful ways to accomplish this is through communal travel, where lifelong friendships are cultivated while exploring the world and building stronger Jewish identities. With that in mind, TAE is planning this exciting trip in 2022!
Travel to Berlin and Prague with Cantor David in October 2022!
October 25 – November 6, 2022
(dates include an extension to Budapest)
Add your name to the list today… These trips sell out fast!
More details will be available soon!
Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis and handled through an outside travel company, Da‘at. Contact Cantor David Shukiar at email@example.com to add your name(s) to our interested list to have the first opportunity to register.
“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” -Maya Angelou
Join us for a special Zoom meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd, at 7:00 p.m.
We will discuss racial issues and discover how to take action.
Inclusion at TAE
Each task force will determine how often they meet, set goals, research, and create action plans. Click here to join the meeting on December 2nd, at 7:00 p.m.
Are you interested in becoming more involved in TAE?
Are you interested in getting to know more temple members?
Are you interested in lending a helping hand?
If so, consider participating in one of our committees!!!
Current committees seeking volunteers:
Social Action Committee – Help us plan events to support individuals and various community organizations. Please contact Marcia or Harold Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kadima – Help us develop and execute long-range strategic plans for TAE. Please contact Alan Glazer at email@example.com.
Inclusion Task Force – Help us continue paving a path to being a welcoming and warm congregation for everyone, not limited to race, disability, and gender identity. Please contact Cyndi Levenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership – Help us engage and excite our current members and prospective members through various activities and events. Please contact Alan Glazer at email@example.com.
*If you are interested in volunteering in a different committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know your interest.