2017-08-10 / Faith


Religious School registration open

Temple Adat Elohim’s Religious School has opened registration for the 2017-18 school year, which will feature a new one-day a week program.

Fourth- through sixth-graders will attend either Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon or Wednesdays from 3:45 to 6:45 p.m. at 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.

To provide flexibility, attendance on Sundays or Wednesdays can be interchanged.

If a child misses one day they’re allowed to attend on the alternate day.

TAE offers traditional Hebrew, Judaica and family programs in Reform Judaism.

For more information, call Marcy Goldberg, director of education, at (805) 497-0361 or visit adatelohim.org.

Temple Adat Elohim is a Reform Jewish community in the Conejo Valley.

Church hosts welcome dinner

The St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church will offer a free welcome dinner to anyone interested in learning more about Catholicism or who would like to become Catholic at 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 17 at the St. Paschal School patio, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.

Hosted by the church’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program, the event is open to anyone from any faith or those with no religious background at all.

Guests can find out about upcoming classes. The dinner is complimentary with no obligation.

For more information, call Jazmir Fajardo at (818) 857-6204 or email RCIA@stpaschal.org.

Exhibit in Simi looks at miracles

The Vatican’s International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles will be on view to the public for two days, from 4 to 9 p.m. Sat., Aug. 26 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 27, at St. Peter Claver Catholic Parish west hall, 5649 Pittman St., Simi Valley.

The collection can be viewed during a 60- to 90-minute visit.

The exhibition of 62 selected miracles will showcase a wide variety of documented events approved by the church.

Live presentations on miracle stories, scientific study and scriptural basis for the Real Presence will be given after each Mass that weekend: 5 p.m. (English) and 7 p.m. (Spanish) Sat., Aug. 26, and 8 and 10 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 27.

A freewill collection will be taken.

The exhibit is part of St. Peter Claver’s 2017 “Summer of Peace and Mercy” events.

For more information, call (805) 526-0680 or visit saintpeterclaver.org.

Sommelier leads wine tasting

Sommelier Les Sutton will lead a wine tasting party featuring a selection of Decoy Wines from Sonoma County at 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 26 at Congregation B’nai Emet, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The cost is $25 per person.

Purchase tickets online at www.congregationbnaiemet.org or call (805) 581-3723.

Puppets come alive in workshop

Temple Ner Ami in Camarillo will host a puppet workshop as part of its Shabbat celebrations Sat., Aug. 26.

The workshop will take place at 11 a.m..

Guests can create their own puppet from found materials and use characters from the Torah as models.

Other activities will include a Torah service at 10 a.m., followed by a Torah study session at 11 a.m. At noon, a barbecue will kick off the Torah school year.

The activities are free.

Reservations for the workshop are requested by calling Arla Crane at (805) 987-2000.

For more information on any of the events, call Temple Ner Ami Torah School Principal Becky Kamola at (805) 388-3824.

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