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September 8, 2017 Edition
FEATURED EVENT
New Member Potlucks Are Back!
ChaiVillageLA welcomes Esther Krisman as our New Member Potluck Coordinator ! A new member herself, Esther was eager to get involved at ChaiVillageLA and thought this role would be a good place to start.
 
At ChaiVillageLA, we love to welcome our new members into the community with food! If you are a new member or haven’t been to a New Member Potluck yet, consider attending this meal. These intimate gatherings are hosted at a ChaiVillageLA member’s home and feature delicious food and lively conversation with other new friends. Prepare a dish to share and meet members from both temples!

Interested in signing up? Click here to give your date preferences and to let us know if you have any food or mobility restrictions.  If you already responded to the email we sent to all members who joined since April 1st, you don’t need to do so again.   In early October, Esther will get back to you with a confirmation as to which date and host you’ve been assigned.
 
Have questions? Email Esther Krisman at estherkw4@gmail.com . Esther will be out of the country until the end of September so she will respond at that time. In the meantime, if you need help with link, contact Devorah at (310) 592-0321.
UPCOMING EVENTS
●      Make an Empty Apartment a Home with PATH - Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
●      Walk with the Rabbi  – Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
●      Understanding the World’s News - Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
●      Playworks Orientation - Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
●      Wisdom Circle with Special Guest Charles Marcus - Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 10:45 AM
●      All You Ever Wanted to Know About Medicare - Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
●      Museum Visit: Annenberg Space for Photography - Thursday, September 14, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
●      Live-Streamed Village Movement Celebration - Monday, September 25, 2017, 1:30 - 4:00 PM
●      How to Protect Your Health... - Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 10:00 - 11:15 AM
●      NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Walk Los Angeles County - Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM
●      New Member Havdalah Potluck Dinner - Saturday, October 21, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
●      New Member Potluck Brunch - Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
●      Museum Tour of the Marciano Art Foundation - Thursday, October 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.
 Can you help us by hosting 15-20 people? If so, contact Devorah at (310) 592-0321.
Our September calendar is full of exciting village events!
Click here to view the calendar.
Make an Empty Apartment a Home with PATH
Thank You Friends! You helped us achieve our goal!
Terry Pullan with some of the many items donated for
the PATH move-in this Saturday
Dear Friends,
 
I want to thank all the members of ChaiVillageLA who pitched in to donate items that will make an apartment a home for a mom and her four children. Because of the great support from our Village we were able to fill the order for all of the items requested by the family. I look forward to joining with other Villagers this coming Saturday when we will take everything to the family and help them set-up their new home.
 
Terry Pullan
Walk with the Rabbi  
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM 
Meet at the corner of Cushdon and Patricia Avenues - Los Angeles
Click here to register!
Join your fellow Village members for a moderate paced walk around Rancho Park. The walk around the park is 2.2 miles, and should take about an hour. Free parking is available on Patricia.
Understanding the World’s News
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Temple Isaiah - Library
10345 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Click here to register!
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. Many of the "pundits" we analyze write for The New York Times , Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times . You will also examine such magazines as The New Yorker , The Atlantic , The New Republic and other journals that give in-depth coverage of current topics. This is your chance to listen and be heard on the events of the day.
 
The class is taught by Village member, Myrna Hant. Myrna received her PhD in Higher Education from UCLA. She was a college administrator as well as an instructor in Women's Studies at Chapman University. 
Playworks Orientation
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Temple Isaiah - Social Hall
10345 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Click here to register!
If you are interested in participating in Playworks, you MUST attend an orientation before you can volunteer. Remember, you can volunteer as little or as much as you want, so even if you are interested in just trying it out, you might want to attend this brief training session.
Wisdom Circle with Special Guest Charles Marcus
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 10:45 AM
Temple Emanuel - Belle Chapel
300 N Clark Drive, Beverly Hills
Temple Emanuel is pleased to announce that Wisdom Circle will be hosting Charles Marcus, author of My Spinoza , as special guest speaker, in Belle Chapel on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 10:45 am. Baruch Spinoza is a Dutch philosopher of Jewish Sephardic origins who developed highly controversial ideas regarding the authenticity of the Hebrew Bible. Come engage in the conversation!
 
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Lynn Franklin at Lynn@tebh.org

Elaine Lubkin, Lois Sein, Barbara Weinstock, Wisdom Circle Co-Chairs
Rabbi Jonathan Aaron, Wisdom Circle Advisor
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Medicare
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Temple Emanuel - Conference Room
8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills
Click here to register!
Wondering about Medicare and how to sign up? Our expert will explain the complicated Medicare laws, rules and plans. Join us for a PowerPoint presentation and helpful, interesting discussion of how Medicare will work for you. After the presentation, there will sufficient time for a Q&A with the presenter, Scott Boyer, a licensed Medicare Educator.

SAVE-THE-DATE:  September 26, 2017 for our next health program on patient advocacy .
Museum Visit: Annenberg Space for Photography
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles
Click here to register!
Revealing complexities on--and off–-the island, Cuba Is explores aspects of Cuba not easily accessed by foreigners--and sometimes not even by Cubans themselves. Born from indigenous African and European roots, divergent politics and limitations in communication and commerce, the Cuba seen in this exhibition goes beyond the folklore and offers new insight into its current reality. Over 120 photos feature subjects ranging from defiant youth known as “Frikis” to the hard-partying children of the 1%, the underground system of sharing digital content–-“El paquete”–-to Miami’s Chonga girls.
 
Join other Village members as they tour this new photograph exhibit. An impromptu lunch will follow for those interested.
Parking can be accessed from Constellation Boulevard or Olympic Boulevard. There is a $3.50 parking fee for three (3) hours. Validation is required so please bring your parking garage ticket with you in order to have it validated. Validation is not provided for valet parking.
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 the national celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Village Movement! Our village will be gathering to watch a live-streamed program featuring Dr. Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal . At the same time, members of villages across the country will be gathering to watch the same program.
 
Following the presentation, Rabbi Emerita Laura Geller and Rabbi Zoë Klein will lead a ChaiVillageLA discussion.
 
Village members can click here to register or to read more. All others should contact ChaiVillageLA Director, Devorah Servi, at Devorah@ChaiVillageLA.org or
(310) 592-0321..
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.
FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Encore Fellow Opening
Click here to learn more!

There is an Encore.org Fellow position opening with the Bridge Program . They are looking for a Strategic Planning and Financial Development Fellow. 
 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