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

Mussar Series 2022-2023

End 2022 and begin 2023 with meaning!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022 – JANUARY 5, 2023 (9 weeks)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. via Zoom
The first session will be an introductory session.

Join Sandy Greenstein, co-president of the Mussar Institute, for meaningful discussions focusing on four Middot (character traits):

  • Humility
  • Patience
  • Gratitude
  • Honor

Sandy will email all participants a Zoom link prior to the first session.

There is a suggested donation of $18 which will be used to help update our TAE campus. 

If you have any questions, please email Sandy Greenstein at

Click here to register for the Mussar series

The Mussar Institute provides people with ideas and practical tools deriving from the Mussar tradition in Judaism that helps to guide and motivate them to develop and improve the qualities of their inner lives, in fulfillment of the potential of their souls as well as for the benefit of the world.

In a Mussar group, individuals learn to focus on middot such as generosity, patience and humility, and spend time with each middah as it relates to one’s life. Alan Morinis, the founder of The Mussar Institute, says that the goal of Mussar practice is to release the light of holiness that lives within the soul.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Speaker –
Dr. Jason Hensley

Stories of the Kindertransport:

(German for “children’s transport”)

The Power and Importance of Memory

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
TAE and live-streamed

Dr. Hensley will share stories of parents who sent their children from likely destruction to an uncertain future, the men and women who gave these children new lives in safety and security, and the ability these stories have to shape memory and inspire the future.

Jason Hensley, Ph.D., has been lecturing on the Holocaust since 2013. He has traveled around North America, interviewing Holocaust survivors who escaped the Holocaust on the Kindertransport. His work has been featured on the BBC, Breaking Israel News,, and the USC Shoah Foundation’s website.


Shabbat Shira 2022

Friday, April 22, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
TAE Sanctuary or live-streamed!

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 songs of peace, Shalom Rav, and Sim Shalom.


Discover the history, mystery, and meaning of these texts through various versions spanning many generations of Jewish music. You do not want to miss this chance to study and experience these wonderful and meaningful pieces of our liturgy.

Meditation Service

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Temple Adat Elohim
Check the TAE Calendar for the campus location.

TAE’s lay-led weekly meditation service weaves together meditative traditions from Judaism and elsewhere to deepen our ability to live joyful, meaningful, and wise lives. Practices may include mindfulness, lovingkindness meditation, walking meditation, morning blessings of gratitude, singing of Chassidic niggunim (songs without words), kirtans, and more. You do not need to have a background in meditation to participate. All are welcome!

Booth Brothers: A Virtual Sukkah-thon

Join our Booth Brothers, Rabbi Diamond and Cantor Shukiar, for a virtual Sukkah sleepover!!!

Get your screens ready for an event to be remembered!

Monday, September 20th, 4:00 p.m.
to Tuesday, September 21st, 10:00 a.m.
via Zoom


Activities include interactive games and contests, bedtime stories, lullabies, snacks, and of course, the blessings for Sukkot and the shaking of the Lulav and Etrog.

Get your supplies ready for our

Paper Chain Contest, Monday at 4:15 p.m. (Virtual)

Campfire S’mores, Monday at 8:00 p.m. (Virtual)

A complete schedule of events will be available soon!

CLICK HERE to sponsor this sleepover experience today!!!


Subject to change

Monday, September 20th

4:00 p.m. Welcome
4:15 p.m. Decorate Sukkah: Paper Chain Contest
4:40 p.m. Shofar Blast
5:00 p.m. Minute to Win It – Game 1
5:15 p.m. Online Charades – Heads Up
5:30 p.m. Minute to Win It – Game 2
5:45 p.m. Twister
6:00 p.m. Dinner & Dialogue
6:30 p.m. Hide and Find Lulav and Etrog and Blessings for Sukkot
7:00 p.m. Bedtime Stories and Lullabies
8:00 p.m. Campfire S’mores
8:30 p.m. Never Have I Ever
9:00 p.m. Exotic Desserts

Tuesday, September 21st

8:00 a.m. Sukkot Song Session
8:30 a.m. Water Balloon Toss
9:00 a.m. Scavenger Hunt 

Click here to join the Booth Brothers in the Sukkah!