TAE Speaker Series
Sponsored by Brotherhood
Sunday, November 21, at 10:00 a.m.
Features our own Rabbi Emeritus Alan Greenbaum.
Topic: RESTORING HOPE AS A JEWISH IMPERATIVE TO LIFE: HEALING OUR POLARIZED SOCIETY
We are living at a time when cynicism has taken grip over our country; when the basic institutions of our democratic process are challenged; where the tenets of science are ignored; where the heretofore universally-accepted notion of what constitutes truth is gone (you have your truths, and I have mine). These things (and others) are the ingredients of the “glue” which held us together as a society in the past when faced with common enemies like natural weather disasters, pandemics, and other existential threats. Most importantly, this cynicism has destroyed our ability to hope. In Judaism, “hope” is a core value and must be nurtured. We will explore the nature of hope and discover how it has been exhibited as a Jewish imperative to life.
We hope you’ll find these Sunday morning speaker events enlightening, thought-provoking, entertaining and worthwhile. Future speakers include Dr. Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, speaking on our nation’s shifting political perspective (January 23); Professor Brian Levin, Esq., of California State University San Bernardino, speaking on domestic terrorism (February 20); and Dr. Rob Lempert of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and RAND on global warming and how today’s reality compares with past IPCC forecasts (March 13). This year’s speaker series concludes with a joint ZOOM event with Sisterhood on April 10, featuring a speaker from the Anti-Defamation League.
Brotherhood General Meetings
On the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm, all Brotherhood members are welcome to join us in the Chosen Cup.
On the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm, all TAE men are encouraged to get together for a night of socializing over your favorite board games, card games, sporting events and more! We meet off-site at a member’s home. To sign up as a host or for more information, contact Bob Salfi.
Our pandemic social nights are monthly gatherings to stay connected with our fellow TAE Brothers.
The meetings will take place on Zoom until further notice. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82066781396
Men’s Torah Study
This is an opportunity to enhance our spiritual growth in a low key enjoyable atmosphere. Brotherhood members actively participate in Torah Study on Monday nights at 7:00PM. Join us as we visit our ancient texts. Led by lay members of the temple congregation. No prior experience with Torah study is necessary to attend and benefit from this program.
Mitzvah Day Project
Each year the Brotherhood undertakes a special project for TAE’s annual Mitzvah Day. These joyful tasks have included painting classrooms, re-striping curbs, and various jobs for The Rain Project, a transitional home for families in need in Camarillo.
New TAE members enjoy their first year in Brotherhood with a free membership. Guys, come and join us!
Benefits of Membership
- Form lifelong friendships with other TAE Brotherhood members
- Be part of a “TAE fraternity” in a highly supportive environment
- Participate in social events organized for and by Brotherhood members
- Perform a variety of mitzvot for our community
- Receive a red Kippah to identify you as an active Brotherhood member at Temple services and events
- Attend the Membership Annual Dinner celebrating the past year’s accomplishments and installing the newly elected Brotherhood Board officers
Brotherhood is always grateful to accept donations. Simply send your check to the temple office, made out to TAE Brotherhood. Thank you!