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Frankly Speaking “Intention without action is an insult to those who expect the best from you.” Andy Andrews, writer and motivational speaker I do not know Andy Andrews. I do however believe he must know me. His quote “intention without action” is something I like to say, too. His quote is also a perfect way to commend our incoming TAE Board of Directors for their willingness to provide their collective deep commitment to the past, present and future of Temple Adat Elohim. They are steadfast to not only have the “best of intentions” but to follow through! In the coming year, we do expect the best from our lay leaders, and why not – they are the best! The most important criteria for an invitation to join our Board is a sincere connection to TAE. Moreover, we welcome those with unique skills sets, including leadership and alacrity to share their unique perspectives. We conclude each Board meeting with a special time for GIFTS. This is an opportunity to say thank you to a board member who selflessly answered the call of service to another board member. Our greatest gifts are the gifts we give each other. Please know that your temple Board is incredibly hard working and dedicated. If you see a Board member at Shabbat services or on our campus for any activity – why not stop and say “thank you” – in gratitude for their service to all of us at TAE. “The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: Tell the Israelite people to bring ME gifts; you shall accept gifts for ME from every person whose heart is so moved. And these are the gifts that you shall accept from them …(Exodus 25:1-3) Please know that for the gifts of service to our temple – for each Board member’s incredible hard work and to the families that loan them to us for countless hours of meetings – I am incredibly grateful. In the coming months we will be working on living Vision 2016-2017 initiatives – 1. Transparent Communications – Did you know that the Bazman will once again be printed and delivered to your home? Did you know that we are in the process of a data transfer initiative adopting new technology to improve our back office functions? 2. Expanded Volunteerism – For our 50 th Anniversary multiple celebrations, we have already begun to assemble the vastest volunteer corps yet at TAE. Want to join? Let me know! 3. Philanthropy at any Level – The great news is that we have a new VP for Development, Anne Rubin. This position has been vacant without a leader at the helm for quite some time. Under Anne’s direction, we are going to greatly expand fundraising opportunities. Together, we have an amazing year ahead of us here at TAE that will be fueled by a reenergized Board of Directors. We will work tirelessly to serve you – our incredible congregants – and everyone who comes to TAE seeking spirituality, knowledge, and a desire to heal the world. I continue to be honored to serve as your temple president.

HOURS Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

FRIDAY Before Shabbat services, 6:30 P.M. – 7:25 P.M.

or by appointment: Paula Kraft (805) 493-1749

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Our Mission: Temple Adat Elohim is a welcoming and fulfilling

Jewish community embracing those who seek spirituality, knowledge, and a desire to heal the world.

With gratitude, respect, and love, Peggy C. Frank

Bazman Hazeh Bazman Hazeh is the newsletter of Temple Adat Elohim 2420 East Hillcrest Drive Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 A Reform Jewish synagogue, affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. It is published monthly.


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