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September 1, 2017 Edition
FEATURED EVENT
Dor Vador Project Storytelling Workshop
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Temple Isaiah - Library
10345 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Click here to register and learn more!
A note from Village member
Barbara Marom-Pollack :

Ever wish you could share your personal story? Earlier this month a group of us met to learn about how our personal stories can inspire the younger generation. At the meeting, we learned the background of the Dor Vador (Generation to Generation) Project and about some of the research that will come out of it. More importantly, we got to hear an example of a personal story told by professional storyteller/videographer, Carl Weintraub. We all wanted to hear more! 
 
Our stories will be used to provide the spark for students in the Temple Emanuel Religious School to create art projects. There will also be opportunities to interact with the students. Everyone has a story to tell that can inform and inspire the next generation.
 
Come to a fun storytelling workshop to practice before you actually book a session with Carl.
 
The Dor Vador Project is generously funded by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.
UPCOMING EVENTS
●      Walk with the Rabbi  – Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
●      80+ Interest Group Salon - Wednesday, September 6, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
●      Dor Vador Project Storytelling Workshop - Thursday, September 7, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
●      Make an Empty Apartment a Home with PATH - Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
●      All You Ever Wanted to Know About Medicare - Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 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
●      Sukkot 5778 - Shake Your Lulav - CANCELLED
Walk with the Rabbi  
Tuesday, September 5, 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.
80+ Interest Group Salon
Wednesday, September 6, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 
The Watermark at Beverly Hills – Private Dining Room
200 N Clarke Drive, Beverly Hills
***Carpooling recommended*** 
Look for Watermark underground parking spots and/or street parking.
Enjoying a delicious dinner at Factor’s Deli!
Are you 80 or older and looking to connect with other similar village members?
 
Come join the 80+ group’s salon so we can continue getting to know one another and participate in stimulating discussions. To RSVP, please call Renee Cronenwalt at 310-474-9409 or Devorah at 310-592-0321.
Make an Empty Apartment a Home with PATH
Click here to GIVE THE GIFT OF A DONATED ITEM
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meet at 2630 Greenfield Ave, Los Angeles
Click here to register and learn more!
We need your help in assisting a PATH family of a single mom of four in moving into a permanent home.
 
We are asking all Village members to donate items that the family has requested. These items are available on a gift registry at Target. Please donate as many items are you are able by going to http://tgt.gifts/ChaiVillageLA and selecting the items you wish to donate. Please order items by 9/4 and ship them to Terry Pullan at 2630 Greenfield Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064. You can also buy them at a Target and get them to Terry.  A little bit of your generosity goes a long way.
 
In addition, we are asking members to join us on September 9th at 9:00 AM to take the donated items to the new apartment. We will meet at the Pullan’s home and then travel together to deliver the gifts.
 
For more information, please contact Terry Pullan at tpullan@pullan.com or
(310) 721-4090.
 
We would like to thank Village members Myrna and Bill Hant and Eileen Dardick, for their generous financial support to underwrite this event. Also a big thanks to: Lucienne and Jerry Aroesty, Isa and Bill Aron, Pegi Burdick, Jeni Catch, Iris and Ed Chayet, Jessica and James Dabney, Kim Gold, Ellen Isaacs and Lary Rappaport, Esther Krisman, Nancy Lewis and Ron Silveira, Janet and Mark Noah, Andrea and Terry Pullan, Devorah Servi, Diane Vanette and Sander Schwartz, Esther Warschaw, Sherry and Paul Altura, and Eileen Lewis for their kind Target donations. 
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 .
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..
RECENT EVENTS
80+ Interest Group
by Devorah Servi
Barbara Weinstock
Ephraim Sales
What do our members over 80 have to say about their experiences overcoming anti-semitism and their thoughts about addressing modern day racism?  This was the topic selected by group organizer, Barbara Weinstock. I was shocked to learn that the other group organizer, Renee Cronenwalt, was denied employment in the 1950’s at JCPenny due to being Jewish. The company actually asked about religion on the application! Barbara Weinstock, the other group organizer, shared a story about how her brother helped her select an appropriate college to attend given the times. Ephraim Sales also shared his memories of growing up in Berlin. 
 
The group decided to host a salon next to continue fostering closer relationships. Several members are also participating together in the Storytelling Workshop and the Dr. Atul Gawande events. 
Film Discussion

Over twenty people attended Monday’s film discussion. A notable gratifying aspect of the event was that there were three couples who had never attended before: Evie and Allen Kwawer, Loretta Siciliano and Scott Silverman and Carol and Larry Spiegelman. Mike Belman facilitated an excellent discussion on the movie Being There , with good input from those in attendance. The other movie we discussed was Dave . It was a "feel good" movie. After watching and discussing so many heart-wrenching movies in the immigration series, people seemed happy to watch and talk about much more light hearted movies.
From Baghdad to Brooklyn
Many thanks to Radell Simon who generously sponsored our pre-show reception. We enjoyed each other’s company and appreciated Pico-Union’s hospitality. Michelle’s show was spellbinding and thought-provoking.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
We are so appreciative to all our generous August Program Facilitators and
home hosts. - Sandi Sternig-Babcock & Barbara Joyner, Program Co-Chairs
Home Hosts:

Lorna and Michael Belman
Dale and Barbara Joyner
Phyllis Shlecter
Event Facilitators:

Sandi Sternig-Babcock
Lorna Belman
Renee Cronenwalt
Bella Desser
Myrna Hant
Terry Pullan
Phyllis Shlecter
Radell Simon
Barbara Weinstock
Ruth Weisberg
Special Thanks to our Dor Vador Team : Rabbi Lutz, Dr. George Shannon, Dr. Maureen Kellen-Taylor, David Markovich, Carl Weintraub and Dr. Bella Desser
 KEHILLAH (COMMUNITY) NOTICES
Refuah Shleimah - a Full and Complete Healing:

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!
Mazel Tov
 
Karen and Sandy Weiner on the birth of their grandson, Miles Weiner. Miles was born to Marieke and David Weiner on August 15, 2017. 
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