Day of Remembrance

Join Rabbi Diamond and Cantor Shukiar in an interfaith celebration of life in honor of the Borderline 12, the survivors, and first responders.

Sunday, November 7th, at 1:00 p.m.
Healing Garden, Conejo Creek Park
1379 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks

Participate in a city-sponsored, clergy-led (lay clergy-types, too!), prayer service of remembrance honoring those who were killed in the Borderline shooting nearly three years ago.

After the service, you will be welcomed to stay and visit with the service dogs and utilize on-site grief counselors.

Lotza Matzah Cook-Off

WATCH as 4 TAE FAMILIES vie for the MATZAH RECIPE MOST LIKELY TO BE COOKED at YOUR house!!! Scroll down to view the recipes!


Matzah Lasagna – The Bragar Family

Apple Matzah Kugel – The Catriel Family

Matzah Toffee with Cardamom Candied Pecans – The Charnick Family

Matzah Veggie Spring Rolls – The Strausman Family

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped on and off the screen!

  • Tee, Michael, Tamia & Mikayla Bragar
  • Amy, Joe, Eva and Frida Catriel
  • Rachel, Joel, Jonah and Lily Charnick
  • Lindsay, Oze, Jacob, Rachel, Rebecca, Joshua and Eli Strausman
  • Robert Cataldo
  • Jeff Gottloeb
  • Penny Greenblatt
  • Juli Rycus
  • Deb Satz
  • Javier
  • Rabbi Diamond
  • Cantor Shukiar

Cultural Navigation Series

Mindful businesses and organizations recognize that success today is tied to how well we navigate the cultural interactions we have. In a world of increasing awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), we seek to promote our commitment to DEI, expand our understanding, and avoid missteps. Join April Powers and Kiyomi Kowalski, co-founders of, for a high level, in-depth training to prepare you for the world as it both is and is becoming.

This course is perfect for anyone who wants to get along with other human beings. Whether you are an individual or a team, this training explores the skills to have more successful interactions with people who look, think, and work differently than you. Especially for professionals and business and organizational leaders.

The four session course includes:
Developing Empathy, Uncovering Unconscious Bias, Emotional Intelligence, and Cultural Navigation. Each of these courses will offer free online assessments for your own self-evaluation.

About the Leaders:
Kiyomi Kowalski, JD, a mom, a Marine Corps veteran, an anti-racism educator, and a social justice advocate. Certified in Diversity and Inclusion by Cornell University, Kiyomi also serves the Jewish community as the chair of the VOS Social Justice Collective and VOS Anti-racism Task Force and co-founded with April Powers to teach tolerance across the Jewish diaspora.

April Powers – Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, April Powers is a bilingual, Bluish (Black & Jewish) citizen of the world. A proud Congregation Or Ami partner, she also trains various corporate clients on cultural competence and inclusion through her DEI consulting practice, FirstImpressionRx.comCLICK HERE TO REGISTER

TAE Discusses Race

Monday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Join Rabbi Diamond and fellow TAE members in an open discussion about race in our country.

The discussion will be based on the article ‘Believe us’: Black Jews respond to George Floyd protests, in their own words. Black Jews in US call for more solidarity, understanding and support from their coreligionists and to use shared history of oppression for empathy, not denying pain of others.

This is a TAE member event.
The meeting link will be emailed to Temple members. Members can also email Cindy Leshtz at for the meeting link.