TAE Speaker Series
March 13, 2022
10:00 a.m. via Zoom
Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82870195111
Featuring: Dr. Robert Lempert of RAND and the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Topic: Climate Change: How Today’s Reality Compares With Past Forecasts
Scientists have been warning about the effects of global warming for four decades, urging governments to take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to reduce the degree of global warming and its adverse effects on our planet. They’ve used computerized climate models to forecast these effects, and the IPCC, comprised of a large number of climate researchers, has distilled the many research projects on global warming into clear, concise reports on greenhouse gas effects. Indeed, based on the IPCC’s groundbreaking efforts, that organization received the Nobel Peace Prize several years ago. Our speaker is a long-time member of the IPCC, and he will contrast today’s climate reality with those earlier forecasts. Given the just-released IPCC report, of which our speaker was a major contributor, we think you’ll find this talk both informative and sobering.
Dr. Lempert is a principal researcher at the RAND Corporation and director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition. His research focuses on risk management and decision-making under conditions of deep uncertainty. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a coordinating lead author for the just-released IPCC Working Group II Sixth Assessment Report, a chapter lead for the Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment, chair of the peer review panel for California’s Fourth Climate Assessment, a member of California’s Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group, and has been a member of numerous study panels for the U.S. National Academies, including America’s Climate Choices and Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate. Lempert was the Inaugural EADS Distinguished Visitor in Energy and Environment at the American Academy in Berlin and the inaugural president of the Society for Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty (http://www.deepuncertainty.org). A professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, Lempert is an author of the book Shaping the Next One Hundred Years: New Methods for Quantitative, Longer-Term Policy Analysis. He earned his Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University.
While we are unable to provide our normal Sunday morning fare of lox, bagels, cream cheese and other tasty treats, we are working hard to provide stimulating and thought-provoking topics from a broad spectrum of speakers. We hope you’ll find these Sunday morning speaker events thought-provoking, entertaining and worthwhile. Future speakers include: Professor Brian Levin of CSU San Bernardino speaking on domestic terrorism (February 20); Dr. Rob Lempert of RAND on climate change and how today’s reality compares with past climate forecasts (March 13); a speaker from the Anti-Defamation League in a joint event with Sisterhood (April 10).
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. Currently, these meetings are being held via Zoom. EmailBob Salfifor Zoom information.
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, contactBob 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!