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September 20, 2017 Edition
FEATURED ARTICLE
A Celebration of New Beginnings
by Rabbi Joel Levine
Shana Tova! Steering Committee Members wish you a sweet New Year!
Many traditions interpret Rosh Hashanah in a variety of significant and thoughtful ways. One tradition which you may find compelling focuses on Rosh Hashanah as a communal celebration of the birthday of the world, a time for each of us to engage in new beginnings.
 
Click here to read the full article!
HIGH HOLY DAYS
DIAPER DRIVE FOR REFUGEES
Donate diapers to help the hundreds of refugees being served by the Tiyya Foundation in Orange County and --with our assistance-- expanding to Los Angeles starting later this year!  Join other village members who have supported this initiative through volunteer work and contributions, including: Mimi Reisbaum, Sandi Sternig-Babcock, Hope Stevens, Diane Vanette, Ellen Isaacs, Pini Herman, Isa Aron, Connie Bennett, Janet Noah, and many, many others!
 
Delivery Options:
1) Drop them off with Tannaz at the clergy office on 300 N Clark Drive before Rosh Hashanah or during High Holy Day Services
2) Mail (from Target, Amazon or wherever) to: Temple Emanuel, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 9021 1
 
For more information on the Temple Emanuel’s partnership with Tiyya to help refugees, contact ChaiVillageLA member, Pete Siegel, at petermsiegel@gmail.com or Rabbi Sarah Bassin.
Can You Help Out?
Driver needed for village member attending these Temple Emanuel services:
Friday, 9/29 , 6:15-8:30 PM
Saturday, 9/30 , 12:00 - 2:30 PM
 
The villager lives in the 1400 block of S Beverly Drive. Please contact Devorah at (310) 592-0321 or Devorah@ChaiVillageLA.org if you can offer a ride.
 
Are you a Temple Emanuel villager who likes to be a greeter? Contact Amanda Collins at amanda@tebh.org if you can help out during the High Holy Days.

We wish everyone a L’Shana Tova! Our offices will be closed on:

Rosh Hashanah (1st Day) - Sept. 21
Rosh Hashanah (2nd Day)- Sept. 22
Sukkot - Oct 5
Simchat Torah - Oct. 12
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Live-Streamed Village Movement Celebration - Monday, Sept.25, 2017, 1:30 - 4:00 PM
  • Walk with the Rabbi – Tuesday, Sept.26, 2017, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
  • How to Advocate for Your Health - Tuesday, Sept.26, 2017, 10:00 - 11:15 AM
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walk Los Angeles County - Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, 10:00 AM
  • Sukkot Open House - Saturday, Oct.7, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The Legacy of Your Life Story - Thursday, Oct.19, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • New Member Havdalah Potluck Dinner - Saturday, Oct.21, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • New Member Potluck Brunch - Sunday, Oct.22, 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Museum Tour of the Marciano Art Foundation - Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Save-the-Date: General Orientation/Training - Required for all members! Sunday, November 19, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Special thanks to Barbara Weinstock for offering to host the session!
Our September calendar is full of exciting village events! 
Click here to view the calendar.
Live-Streamed National Village Celebration
Featuring Best-Selling Author Dr. Atul Gawande
Monday, September 25, 2017, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Temple Isaiah - Social Hall
10345 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Click here to register!
Join ChaiVillageLA and villagers from across the country for a webinar in honor of the 15 th anniversary of Boston’s Beacon Hill Village. The featured speaker is the extraordinary Dr. Atul Gawande, renowned surgeon, public health researcher, writer for The New Yorker and Slate , and author of books including Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.  Rabbi Laura Geller and Rabbi Zoë Klein will lead a discussion following Dr. Gawande’s talk.
 
“A few conclusions become clear when we understand this: that our most cruel failure in how we treat the sick and the aged is the failure to recognize that they have priorities beyond merely being safe and living longer; that the chance to shape one’s story is essential to sustaining meaning in life; that we have the opportunity to refashion our institutions, our culture, and our conversations in ways that transform the possibilities for the last chapters of everyone’s lives.”
 
“Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end.”
Dr. Atul Gawande
How to Advocate for Your Health
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 10:00 - 11:15 AM
Temple Isaiah - Library
10345 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Click here to register!
“It’s really an art today to maximize your time with your doctor.
Dr. Ilan Tamir
 
Presented by ChaiVillageLA member, Ilan Tamir, MD, this discussion will focus on a number of topics that will help you get the most out of your visits with your healthcare professionals.
 
Learn how to prepare for your doctor's visit so you can convey the most concise and relevant information and maximize the usefulness of your time with your doctor.
 
Understand how the information you provide to your primary care provider may be different from what you might share with a specialist or other healthcare provider.
 
Learn about common issues related to insurance and billing as well as what documents should be maintained in your home to help you keep accurate medical records.
 
Questions? Contact Susan Tamir at susietamir@gmail.com or (310) 854-7744.
Sukkot Open House
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rabbi Laura Geller and Richard Siegel’s Home
Click here to register!
From Rabbi Laura Geller and Richard Siegel:

All ChaiVillageLA members are welcome to join us in our sukkah on Shabbat afternoon, October 7th, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM for light refreshments and celebration of the most inclusive of all Jewish holidays. Please RSVP using the link above. You will receive the address via email after you RSVP.

Our home has stairs, but also a chair lift; it might seem daunting, but it is accessible to folks for whom stairs might be difficult.

Chag Sameach!
The Legacy of Your Life Story
Thursday,October 19, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
TempleEmanuel - Conference Room
8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills
Click here to register!
How can you take a lifetime of accomplishments, experiences and memories and express them meaningfully in a videotaped interview? Choosing what to share with your loved ones can be a challenging task. Through thought-provoking and inspiring exercises (materials provided), this class helps you recall and define those moments that shaped your life.

This participatory workshop gives you time to consider and structure which significant stories you would want to tell in an interview. The workshop also provides information and tips about how to proceed with the videotaped interview on your own.ChaiVillageLA member Bonnie Pastor has previously taught this class at UCLA Extension and for other groups.

The classes will meet at TEBH on October 19, 26, and November 2.
Museum Tour of the Marciano Art Foundation
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Marciano Art Foundation
4357 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Click here to register!
ChaiVillageLA has reserved 25 no-charge tickets for a docent-led tour of LA's newest art museum, the Marciano Art Foundation. 
 
Established by art collectors Maurice and Paul Marciano, and located in the former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Boulevard, the museum features "works by well-established, mid-career, and emerging artists, predominantly from 1900 to the present."
 
Our group will gather at 1:45 PM sharp at the sculpture garden outside of the main entrance on Lucerne Boulevard. The tour will end at approximately 3:00 PM.
 
There is free parking available in the lot directly behind the Foundation, accessible off of Lucerne Boulevard. Because parking is very limited, the museum has asked us to carpool if possible. Please contact Sue Rosenblum at 310-842-8413 (home), 310-429-0052 (cell) or SusanSRosenblum@gmail.com to let her know whether you can drive others or would like a ride.
RECENT EVENTS
Dor Vador Storytelling Workshop
Professional Storyteller, Carl Weintraub
Carol Hyman
Dr. Maureen Kellen-Taylor
Sherrie Berlin
80+ Interest Group Salon
by Devorah Servi
 
Not only did Phyllis Shlecter graciously host the 80+ Interest Group at the Watermark, but she also led a salon discussion, sharing her lifelong knowledge on two topics. She shared her expertise about living with arthritis and recommended the Arthritis Foundation as a resource. In addition, Phyllis raised the issue of how charter schools affect the public school system negatively at times.
On a lighter note, we did an inventory of telephones and unanimously decided to plan a group telephone tech session with one-on-one helpers later in the year. 
 KEHILLAH (COMMUNITY) NOTICES
Refuah Shleimah - a Full and Complete Healing:

Gloria Boraz
Pearl Councelbaum
Esther Elfenbaum
Sylvia Fox
Norma Glickman
Stanley Goldblatt
Renee Hurewitz
Marcia Oshman
Diane Ring
 
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
OUR MISSION
The vast majority of adults want to remain in their homes and neighborhoods as they get older, but sometimes this takes a supportive community. ChaiVillageLA is a vibrant, multi-synagogue, multi-generational community that enables congregants to age in place in their own homes by providing assistance to one another and enriching each other’s lives, as part of a self-governing village supported by Jewish values.
ChaiVillageLA THANKS OUR PARTNERS
AND FOUNDATION SPONSORS
In Collaboration With ...
ChaiVillageLA is a proud recipient of a Cutting Edge Grant from 
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
   and Our Foundation Sponsors
Angell Foundation
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries Foundation 
Aaron & Sylvia Rothenberg Family Foundation
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Sylvia Price
Kobor Family Foundation