Community Holiday Dinner

This year marks the 29th anniversary of Temple Adat Elohim’s Annual Community Holiday Dinner on Christmas Day!
Temple Adat Elohim is happy to sponsor and host this annual tradition. Serving approximately 250 meals, this dinner is a place for those who might otherwise be alone on Christmas Day, or who might not have the means to put together a Christmas Dinner. Through the generosity of many in our community, we provide a nourishing, festive dinner.
The dinner is open to all members of the community, regardless of religious affiliation. It is held at Temple Adat Elohim on Monday, December 25, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Community members are welcome to drop in at any time during those hours.
This dinner wouldn’t be possible without the support of our wonderful volunteers! If you’re interested in helping, please review the details below and click the link at the bottom of this email to access the Holiday Dinner Sign-Up Genius form. Upon submitting your volunteer request, you will receive a confirmation email.
The link to sign up to volunteer is below.

In light of the recent events in Israel, TAE is very conscious about the safety of our volunteers and guests. Therefore, we will be adhering to TAE’s newly enhanced security guidelines during this event.

Please wait while flipbook is loading. For more related info, FAQs and issues please refer to DearFlip WordPress Flipbook Plugin Help documentation.


• All volunteers must register in advance. We cannot accommodate unregistered, walk-in volunteers.
This year, volunteers MUST be 16 years of age or older, with the exception of the decorating volunteers.
• Volunteers will be on their feet and actively engaged throughout the event. Please make sure you are physically capable of working without an extended break.
• There will only be one volunteer shift this year.
• If you are signing up more than one person, please list all names (except for decorations).
• The volunteer committee will contact you a few weeks before the event to provide more details about your role.

Volunteer opportunities for Monday, December 25 include:

Transform the Social Hall into a festive space!
• Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
• PLEASE BE ON TIME. Decorating doesn’t usually take the full hour; therefore if you are late, there may not be much left to do.
• OPEN TO ALL. This is a wonderful opportunity for families with young children, but it is open to all ages.
• We need four adults who are able to climb ladders to hang lights.
• While TAE has plenty of decorations, we enthusiastically welcome homemade disposable decorations that can be taped on the wall!

Cut and package desserts prior to event.
• Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
• We need eight volunteers.
• Please note: It may not take the full 3.5 hours.

Assist guests in parking lot
• Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
• We need three adult volunteers

Volunteer to help with the meal. Many hands make light work.
• Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
• Please note, the time listed is approximate and may vary slightly based on the assigned role.
• We need 40 volunteers, age16 or older.
• Roles and times will be assigned and communicated prior to the event.

• Our singers and musicians will entertain our guests!
• You may contact Bob Mills, entertainment coordinator, at

• Toys / Stuffed Animals / Books
• All volunteers are invited to donate a new, unwrapped toy, stuffed animal, or book (new or used in good condition) to give to children during the event (please, no clothes). These items can be dropped off at the temple until Tuesday, December 12. Click here to volunteer