Community Holiday Dinner, 2020

So thankful for our TAE community and grateful to our volunteers led by Robin and Randy Fox who hosted our 28th Annual Community Holiday Dinner on December 25, 2022. We distributed almost 400 hot turkey meals, with sides and delicious desserts, toys, books and beautifully knitted and crocheted hats, scarves and blankets. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who brought joy to our guests and thank you to all our community partners for the donations! We couldn’t do this without your support!

iDeal Meats · Costco · Top Tier Treats · Carreras Bakery · Sweet Arlene’s Cupcakes · Crumble Cookies · Viktor Benes Bakery · Conejo PTA · BSC Caterer · Temple Adat Elohim Members

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We are pleased that we will once again be hosting the Temple Adat Elohim Annual Community Holiday Dinner in 2022. We will be serving our guests via a “drive-thru” on Sunday, December 25, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

This event is open to the entire community and we are planning to serve over 250 meals! Last year was a great success and we will be improving upon the festivities for our guests as they drive thru and pick up meals, hats and scarves, and toys.Download the flyer for more info here

The past successes of this event have been due to the tremendous support of our wonderful volunteers.

This year our caterer will be dropping off the precooked food in trays prior to the dinner and on December 25 (the day of the event) we will be reheating and packing the dinners. This will allow for more volunteers to help out!!

With a drive-thru format we will have volunteers working outside to help the guests around the parking lot and to safely get their food bags and goodies. Inside the Temple’s social hall and kitchen, we will have stations where the food will be reheated, packaged, bagged, and delivered to the volunteers in the parking lot. Only volunteers working indoors will be required to wear masks.

We will need only one shift on the December 25 (the hours of the event are reduced due to the drive-thru format). Therefore, we need fewer volunteers than in the past and the volunteers that sign-up will be on their feet and busy the entire event. Make sure you are physically able to work the event without much of a break.

Volunteers MUST be 16 or older this year, with the exception of the Decorating Volunteers.

We know some of you may be unsure or want to learn more about what we are doing before signing up. You can send an email with your name and phone number to and we will be more than happy to give you a call and discuss.

For those who do volunteer we will be reaching out before the event with more details on what to expect, as well as with the details of our mandatory Zoom training meeting. We want everyone to feel comfortable when they arrive for their shift with how things will work and their responsibilities.



Food Pre-Packaging: Saturday, December 24, 6:00 pm – 8:30 p.m.
Pre-packing items in the social hall for distribution. This includes packaging desserts, dinner rolls, and small item food bags. May not take the full two and a half hours.
Volunteer needs:
• 15 people

Decorating: Sunday, December 25, 9:00 -10:30 a.m.
Fun for the whole family (children of all ages are welcome), decorating a 6 ft section of the wrought iron fence at the back of the TAE parking lot. Bring your own disposable decorations and create holiday cheer for our guests to enjoy while they drive through the TAE parking lot.
After signing up, we will email you details as well as cover them in our Zoom training meeting.
Volunteer needs:
• Unlimited


EVENT OPPORTUNITES: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Each position has a different start time and all end when the event is over. Start times range from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We will let you know your start time when we send a confirmation email and discuss over our Zoom training.

These positions will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact with our guests as they make their way through our parking lot. They consist of greeting and guiding the guests in their cars around the parking lot, giving out hats, scarves and toys, or giving out food bags. Bring a smile and holiday joy.
Volunteer needs:
• 4 people to hand out meals to guests
• 6 people to hand out hats, scarves and toys to guests
• 8 people – Cheerful guest greeters (Parking Lot Elves) who will be guiding our guests in their cars around the parking lot.

The inside positions consist of reheating, packaging and bagging the hot meals or running the meals outside.
Volunteer needs:
• 5 people reheating and packaging meals
• 4 people to bag the hot meals
• 2 people to run the meal bags outside

This dinner could not happen without all of our wonderful volunteers! If you would like to help, after reviewing all of the information provided. Our volunteer sign-up is now closed. Please email if you would like to help. Please do not call the temple. 

This year’s Temple Adat Elohim Holiday Dinner is made possible thanks to the generosity of many community philanthropic services and donations including:

Ideal Meats and Provisions
Big Screen Cuisine
Costco Westlake Village
Top Tier Treats
The Conejo Valley PTA