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April 28, 2017 Edition
  • Historic Tour of Jewish Los Angeles
    Sunday, April 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Year of Love Class: Greatest Love Poetry Ever Written
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Stories From My Life: 1st of 6-Week Writing Series
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Understanding the World’s News
    Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Abby Stein: A Transgender Woman’s Journey Out of the Hasidic World
    Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • The Great ChaiVillageLA Shake-Out
    Sunday, May 21, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • UCLA Memory Training: 1st of 4-Week Series
    Thursday, May 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Paul Simon: Words and Music at the Skirball
    Thursday, May 25, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Journaling: Getting Rid of Clutter and Reaching Your Goals: 1st of 3-Week Series - Thursday, June 1, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • First Annual Chicken Soup Cook-Off
    Sunday, June 11, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • ChaiVillageLA’s Anniversary Celebration
    Sunday, June 25, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Historic Tour of Jewish Los Angeles
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Temple Isaiah - Outside Deck
Click here  to register! 
Join us for a bus tour of Jewish Los Angeles! We’ll depart from Temple Isaiah and take a ride through some of the historic and Jewish sites around town. Our tour will be led by Village member Bruce A. Phillips, professor of sociology and Jewish Communal Service at Hebrew Union College.   

Join us as we visit historic sites such as the Breed Street Shul, Libros Shmibros Bookstore, the site of a former Yiddish school, and so much more. This is sure to be a day of learning and connection to the Jewish past of this city!   

The cost of the tour is dependent on how many people sign up - the cost of the bus is $190, which will be divided equally between the registrants. The tour will focus on historically Jewish sections of Los Angeles and will feature a discussion of gentrification in the city. For more information and the general outline of the tour, click the “Click here to register” link above. 
Stories From My Life: 6 Week Writing Series
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Home of Roberta Gillerman - 2816 Butler Avenue, Los Angeles
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Calling all writers! How many of us would love to have known more about the lives of our parents and grandparents? Let's not leave the next generations wanting.  

ChaiVillageLA is offering the opportunity for you to write your own stories for yourself and your family. Village member, Roberta Gillerman, will facilitate these group sessions in a supportive and inviting environment. A series of six classes is scheduled, beginning Wednesday, May 3rd. The classes will meet every other week from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in a home in West LA. 

Roberta began studying the art of writing stories with Bernard Selling, the author of “Writing from Within.” After taking classes for several months, she was approved by LAUSD Adult School to teach in senior residences in LA. Roberta taught writing at a senior center in the valley and held the position for 11 years. She fostered positive relationships with the residents and helped them write down important stories from their lives!

Bridge for Intermediate and Advanced Players
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Home of Gloria Boraz - 136 S. Wetherly Drive, Beverly Hills
Monday, May 1, 2017, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Home of Phyllis Shlecter - Watermark - 200 N. Clark Drive, Beverly Hills
Join Fellow ChaiVillageLA bridge players in a weekly game on Saturdays and Mondays. These games are intended for intermediate to advanced players. Please contact the game coordinator of the day(s) you would like to play if you need to cancel.

Saturdays: Gloria Boraz at (310) 271-2228

Mondays: Phyllis Shlecter at (310) 278-0750 or pshlecter@gmail.com

Walk with the Rabbi
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Meet at the corner of Cushdon and Patricia Avenues - Los Angeles
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Join your fellow Village members for a moderate paced walk around Rancho Park.

 Each circle around the park is 2.2 miles, and should take 45 minutes. Free parking is available on Patricia

  Understanding the World’s News
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Home of Shirley Kern - 2128 Parnell Ave, 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. 

Refugees and Immigrants Film Series: The Golden Door
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Temple Isaiah - Library
Click here to register!
The Golden Door is a classic tale of coming to America -- a romantic fable that takes you into the heart of the quintessential American experience. The movie is in Italian with English subtitles.

Additional films in this series will be screened on Wednesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 19. There will be a final screening in August, the date to be announced.

Please register to attend. Call the office for assistance, if needed at (310) 592-0321.

Abby Stein: A Transgender Woman’s Journey
Out of the Hasidic World

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
his is the last session of Rabbi Bassin’s Jewish Women’s History class
Temple Emanuel - Belle Chapel
Click here to register!
ChaiVillageLA has explored the identities, challenges, and feats of Jewish women over the past 3000 years. At this session, we will meet in person with a contemporary trailblazer. Abby Stein is a Jewish educator, writer, speaker, and activist. 

She was born and raised in a Hasidic family in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and is a descendent of Rabbi Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidic Judaism. In that world Abby attended Yeshiva, and became a rabbi in 2011. She left the Hasidic world the following year, and came out as a trans-woman in 2015. Since then, Abby has been working to raise support and awareness for trans rights and those leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy.

Her story has been covered in publications such as the New York Times, New York Post, WSJ, New York Magazine, Jewish Daily Forward, Daily Mail, The Daily Dot, Haaretz, and Refinery29. She also appeared on NBC, Fox News, CNN, Huffington Post Live, ShowTime, and more. In 2016 Abby was named by The Jewish Week as one of their "36 Under 36" emerging Jewish leaders. She is currently studying gender studies and political science at Columbia University.

BYO Lunch -- dessert will be provided.   

The Great ChaiVillageLA Shake-Out
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Temple Isaiah - Social Hall
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Be prepared! This ChaiVillageLA event is both social AND informative, and a great way to introduce your friends to the ChaiVillageLA community!

Come learn how to prepare for; and what to do during and after, an earthquake. Our presenters will teach us how to minimize injuries and damages, how to handle potential dangers due to utilities, where to go after an earthquake, and how to choose a meet-up location with friends and family by planning specific strategies for children and the elderly.  

How close is your nearest ChaiVillageLA neighbor? Map it! Find out by pinning your location on the ChaiVillageLA neighbor map and you will always know how close your friends live!

Presented by CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) member Valerie Fontain and Chin Thammasaengsri, CERT Battalion Coordinator. 

  Renew NOW for the Upcoming Fiscal Year

Already 73 of our members have renewed and 16 Builders have generously donated at least $180 in addition to renewing. Thanks so much to all of you! All memberships that began before April 1, 2017, will renew on July 1, for one year. We are delighted to announce that there is no increase in annual membership dues for 2017-2018.

To encourage early renewal, we are having a special membership raffle. Prizes will be drawn and announced at our 1st Anniversary Celebration on June 25th. Renew in April to receive 15 raffle tickets, in May to receive 10 tickets, or in June to receive 5 tickets.

Click here to renew now. If you prefer to renew on the phone, call Arielle or Devorah at (310) 592-0321.


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Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries Foundation
Aaron & Sylvia Rothenberg Family Foundation
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Kobor Family Foundation  
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ChaiVillageLA is a proud recipient of a Cutting Edge Grant from 
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles