Shavuot 2021

Join Lois Roman, trustee of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, as she discusses the history of the Czech Scroll, the most ancient Torah scroll in our temple’s ark.

Sunday, May 16th, at 7:00 p.m.
Followed by a Yizkor (memorial) service led by
Rabbi Diamond and Cantor Shukiar

7:00 p.m. – Lois Roman of the Memorial Scroll Trust will speak, followed by a Q&A
8:00/8:15 p.m. – (immediately following) – Yizkor
Click here to join the Zoom room

About Lois Roman

Lois Roman is a Trustee of the Memorial Scrolls Trust (MST), and serves as the US Representative based on the East Coast. The Memorial Scrolls Trust is a London based non-profit which oversees the legacy of 1,564 Czech Torah scrolls that survived the Shoah. After a miraculous story of survival, these scrolls arrived in London and were dispersed on permanent loan to caring communities around the world. Lois began her involvement with MST several years ago following a long career on Wall Street as a money manager. She has a degree from Brandeis University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

The Czech Scroll Story: from WWII to the Diaspora

A series of miracles allowed a huge hoard of Czech Torah scrolls to survive the devastation of the Shoah and stand as a testament to the communities that perished. The Memorial Scrolls Trust is committed to maintaining the legacy of these scrolls by dispersing 1400 of them around the world on permanent loan from our collection. To those who were entrusted with the scrolls, they are a symbol of hope as well as sorrow. The hope pushed forward an ongoing mission. We believe these Czech scrolls should be reinstituted in Jewish life as a memorial to the vanished communities which once treasured them. The Memorial Scrolls Trust bears witness to the fulfillment of this hope. Let us teach our children about the world of miracles and let us use the scrolls to remind people about what binds them together everyday.

Read about the holiday of Shavuot here.

 

Coping Tools For a Pandemic and Post Pandemic Age

April 11th, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

As a Health Psychologist, Dr. Lipson helps clients suffering from pain, cardiac conditions, cancer and autoimmune disorders, and helps people cope with grief.
Throughout the past year, we have experienced stress, anxiety, loss, illness, and more.
During this webinar you will learn about tools to help deal with many of these issues. There will be an opportunity to participate and interact.
Passcode: TAE-HELPS

Tu B’Shevat Seder

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:

Drinks:

    • White wine or juice
    • Dark wine or juice
    • A glass from which to drink the wine or juice

Three Fruits:

Group 1

    • Any fruits where the inside is edible but the outside is inedible, such as citrus fruits, nuts, pomegranates, sabras (prickly pear), bananas, pineapples.

Group 2

    • Any fruits were the outside is edible but the inside is inedible such as apricots, cherries, dates, mangoes, nectarines, olives, peaches, plums.

Group 3

    • Any fruits where the entire fruit is edible such as berries, figs, kumquats, persimmons, star fruit.

Something Fragrant:

    • 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.

BJE Gala 2021

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.

Shabbat Shira 2021

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.

Berlin and Prague with Cantor David

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 dshukiar@adatelohim.com to add your name(s) to our interested list to have the first opportunity to register.