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November 3, 2017 Edition
“The Village Model: A Neighborly Way to Age in Place”
We all want to be independent and in control of our lives for as long as possible—preferably until the day we die. But independence doesn’t always pan out; illness or injury can strike suddenly and make life alone impractical. And as our worlds shrink, living alone can start to feel lonely—and loneliness, researchers say, can kill.
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We warmly welcome the following new ChaiVillageLA members to our community:
Irene Baril
Debbie Frimmer
Marnie Glass
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Our November calendar is full of exciting village events!

●      Walk with the Rabbi  – Tuesday, Nov. 7, 8:15 - 9:15 AM
●      Spine Tingles Book Group  - Tuesday, Nov. 7, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
●      Wisdom Circle - Wednesday, Nov. 8, 10:45 AM - 1:30 PM
●      EcoPeace Middle East - Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
●      Mahjong Lessons *FULL* - Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
●      Understanding the World’s News - Tuesday, Nov. 14, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
●      Visual Literacy & Art of Photography *FULL* - Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
●      Playworks - Wednesday, Nov. 15, 9:45 - 11:45 AM
●      Financial Whisperer Pegi Burdick - Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
●      General Orientation/Training - Sunday, Nov. 19, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM.
●      The Behrendt Conversation Series - Monday, Nov. 20, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
●      Gen2Gen LA Conference - Tuesday, Nov. 28, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
●      iEngage - Sunday, Dec. 10, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Spine Tingles Book Group
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Temple Isaiah - Library
10345 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Led by Temple Isaiah's librarian, Ellen Cole, join us for an interesting discussion of a different book each month. What exactly happened in the Garden of Eden...and after? This month join Temple Isaiah and ChaiVillageLA members...to discover and discuss The First Love Story: Adam, Eve and Us . All are welcome.
Wisdom Circle with Special Guest Cantor Perryne Anker
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 10:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Temple Emanuel - Belle Chapel
300 N Clark Dr., Beverly Hills
The Wisdom Circle is a monthly intellectual and social get-together for mature adults that begins with a special speaker, followed by an informal lunch, and then an interesting discussion with a clergy member. We are pleased to announce that Cantor Perryne Anker will be our guest speaker. Cantor Anker serves as the Associate Dean at the Academy of Jewish Religion California and has served as cantor at Stephen S. Wise, Beth Shalom, and Temple of the Arts.
To RSVP, please contact Lynn Franklin at Lynn@tebh.org. 
EcoPeace Middle East The Water Crisis:
 Building Bridges through Peace, Prosperity, and Security
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Temple Emanuel - Corwin Family Sanctuary
8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills
Please join us for a presentation, panel discussion, and audience Q&A as we welcome all three directors of EcoPeace Middle East, an organization whose mission is to bring together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists to promote the protection of the region's shared environmental heritage.
To RSVP or for more information, please email events@tebh.org.
Understanding the World’s News
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Temple Isaiah - Library
10345 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
This discussion group focuses on the news of the week. Participants share articles and opinions that pertain to what's happening both in the United States and internationally, and particularly to introduce diverse views.
Financial Whisperer Pegi Burdick
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Home of Iris and Gordon Cutler
3260 Earlmar Dr., Los Angeles
Pegi Burdick, The Financial Whisperer as she is called, has been helping women for 10 years understand why they have financial conflicts and how to resolve them, especially when they involve family members. Pegi is not a portfolio manager nor a financial analyst but a financial coach guiding people out of their financial haze into clarity.

*Note: this class is for WOMEN ONLY and space is limited to 12 participants.
ChaiVillageLA General Orientation/Training Workshop
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Nosh & Schmooze - 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Training Session - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Home of Barbara Weinstock
332 S. Linden Drive, Beverly Hills 90212
ChaiVillageLA’s next General Orientation/Training Workshop is coming up soon! The session, co-led by Sandy Silas and Janet Noah, will cover policy issues, protocols, confidentiality, boundary issues, etc. related to interacting with other members and/or having access to member information (e.g. if you are on a committee or coordinating an event). 
We would like everyone to attend a training as it will also provide an orientation to our Village and our website.  You must complete a quick online background check prior to attending the training and we can help you do in just 10 minutes. 
If you would rather register by phone, or have any questions, contact Devorah Servi at Devorah@ChaiVillageLA.org or (310) 592-0321.
The Behrendt Conversation Series
Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Temple Emanuel
8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills
Join Reza Aslan, best selling author of Zealot and host of the new CNN series, Believer , in diving into the idea of God from its prehistoric origins to the way religious people relate to the concept of today. Open to all ChaiVillageLA members.
To buy tickets, please visit tebh.org/God or RSVP to events@tebh.org .
Gen2Gen LA Conference
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Center at Cathedral Plaza
555 W Temple St., Los Angeles
This one-day conference will focus on how bridging generations helps us find purpose: children thrive and older adults benefit from sharing their unique talents and experiences. The day’s events will focus on growing the early childhood education workforce and will include multiple speakers, learning opportunities and a resource fair.
iEngage - Part 1 of 6
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Home of Connie Bennett
10400 La Grange Ave, #102 - Los Angeles
 iEngage creates a new narrative regarding the significance of Israel for Jewish life; it is a unique and and compelling series created by the world-renowned Hartman Institute of Jerusalem. Following each lecture, there will be ample time for discussion. Live conversations will also be included, such as the opening event with Rabbi Uri Regev.
Additional classes will be the second Sunday of the month through June except for May.
80+ Wise Aging Class
Phyllis Shlecter, Ephraim Sales,
Facilitator Diane Vanette,
Mimi Reisbaum, Norma Glickman,
Sally Karbelnig, Gayle Prince,
Barbara Weinstock, Ann Bisno,
Bobbe Salkowitz
We are so grateful that Diane Vanette led this class so beautifully.
 It really helped the group to bond. 
Museum Tour of the Marciano Art Foundation
Esther Krisman, Georgia Mercer, Renee Cronenwalt, June Wynbrandt
Gayle Prince,
June Wynbrandt,
Georgia Mercer
Artwork with Hebrew
Dean Schenker, Barbara Weinstock, June Wynbrandt, Gayle Prince, Gordon Cutler, Ralph Allen
Sue Rosenblum
“There was an interesting aspect of the museum in that it used to be the home of the Masons. A little known fact is that there were something like 200 Jewish Masons in the group’s heyday. We even found an old piece of art from the Masonic days which included Hebrew.” - Sue Rosenblum
Walking Tour of Los Angeles Little Tokyo and Museums
The group gathers around a replica of the Challenger Space Shuttle on Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka St., named for the first Japanese American astronaut.
Graceful waterfall in the rooftop garden.
Georgia Mercer, Ralph Allen, Judy Kandel and Barbara Marom-Pollack enjoying the beautiful rooftop Japanese gardens at the former Kyoto Hotel, now a Hilton.
Would you like to see photos of the wonderful events put on by ChaiVillageLA? It’s fun and easy. Just click here to visit the photo album page at ChaiVillageLA.org. You’ll be able to see pictures of our Anniversary Party and our Community Seder as well fun photos of members enjoying classes, outings and discussions.
We are so appreciative to all our generous October Home Hosts and Program Facilitators. - Sandi Sternig-Babcock & Barbara Joyner, Program Co-Chairs
Home Hosts:

Lorna and Mike Belman
Iris and Ed Chayet
Rabbi Laura Geller and Richard Siegel
Sheri and Michael Hirschfeld
Barbara and Dale Joyner
Esther Krisman
Phyllis Shlecter
Event Facilitators:

Myrna Hant
Michael Hirschfeld
Barbara and Dale Joyner
Esther Krisman
Barbara Meltzer
Terry Pullan
Sue Rosenblum
Phyllis Shlecter
Diane Vanette
We are Deeply Saddened by the Loss of… 

Karen Weiner, wife of Sandy Weiner of Temple Emanuel and ChaiVillageLA.
Condolences may be sent to the Weiner residence.
All of us at ChaiVillageLA join in offering our most sincere condolences to the Weiner family.
Zecher tzadik livracha - May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing and may their memory continue to bless us all.
Refuah Shleimah -
a Full and Complete Healing:

Gloria Boraz
Marge Chirchick
Pearl Councelbaum
Esther Elfenbaum
Sylvia Fox
Norma Glickman
Stanley Goldblatt
Carol Hartmann
Renee Hurewitz
Marcia Oshman
Diane Ring
Madeline Wolf
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
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
Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries Foundation
Aaron & Sylvia Rothenberg Family Foundation
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Sylvia Price
Kobor Family Foundation