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July 7, 2017 Edition
Here are some of the Great Ideas for ChaiVillageLA that guests shared during the village’s First Anniversary Celebration:

     * Intergenerational programs – Janet Noah
     * Israeli folk dancing – Connie Katz
     * Yiddish lessons – Barbara Levy
     * Monthly Shabbat dinners in homes – Esther Krisman
     * Early afternoon movie group, followed by discussion at a
       restaurant – Radell Simon
     * Day trips - anonymous
     * An advice/skills survey completed by and circulated to
       members – Rabbi Zoë Klein 
Film Interest Group

“The lively discussion led by Mike and I highlighted how different immigrant families are and how difficult the adjustment process is for all of them.” 
– Lorna Belman
By Devorah Servi

ChaiVillageLA is built upon the belief that with the proper support, older adults can “age in place,” i.e. remain active while living at home.  While one of the American values central to the founding of this country is independence, we also recognize the reality of our interdependence.

I find it heartwarming when members call me with a concern about another member who is dealing with health challenges, needs technology support or even might just benefit from a friendly visit or call.  I encourage you to continue doing this (with the member’s permission, of course).

In addition, please don’t hesitate to contact me on your own behalf anytime ChaiVillageLA members could be there for you.  Our 100 trained volunteers are eager to serve!  We work very closely with the clergy teams and the Caring Committees of both of our temple partners to multiply our combined impact.

May we continue to go from strength to strength!
We warmly welcome the following new Village members to our community:

Sherrie and Jack Berlin
Judith Kandel
Elly Luckoff
Gayle Prince
Helen Rogaway
Andrea Spatz & Bob Wunderlich
  • Walk with the Rabbi – Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Understanding the World’s News – Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Film Screening: Lost Boys of Sudan – Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Expo Line Tour to Central Library and Grand Central Market – Friday, July 21, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM 
  • Temple Emanuel Wisdom Circle will NOT be meeting in July or August
Bridge for Intermediate and Advanced Players
Monday, July 10, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM 
Home of Phyllis Shlecter--Watermark - 220 N. Clark Drive, Beverly Hils
Join fellow ChaiVillageLA bridge players in a weekly game on Mondays. These games are intended for intermediate to advanced players. Please contact the game coordinator if you would like to play or if you need to cancel.

Mondays : Phyllis Shlecter at 310-278-0750 or  pshlecter@gmail.com
Walk with the Rabbi 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 8:15 AM - 9:30 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. 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, July 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
**Temple Isaiah – Library**
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.

Film Screening: Lost Boys of Sudan
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM (Coffee and tea)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Movie)
Temple Emanuel – Weinberg Auditorium
8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills
Click here to register!

The ChaiVillageLA Film Interest Group invites all ChaiVillageLA Members to the third movie in our series on refugees and immigrants. Please join us for the screening of: LOST BOYS OF SUDAN.

Note: New start time and new location.

Expo Line Tour to Central Library and Grand Central Market 
Friday, July 21, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM 
Sepulveda Expo Station located at Sepulveda Blvd and Exposition Blvd

(just south of Pico Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Click here to register!

Playworks Volunteer Planning Meeting
Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 3:30 PM
Location: TBD
Roderick Burnley, Program Associate for Playworks’ Southern California division will be meeting with interested village members to discuss ChaiVillageLA’s proposed collaboration with Playworks (www.playworks.org). Volunteers will go as a group to a public school and assist with recess supervision in ways that promote positive recess behavior.  Training will be provided.

Come and learn more about how you can get involved! If you have any questions, please contact Janet Noah at jln24620@gmail.com, or at (323) 428-0437.
ChaiVillageLA has an App!

Do you like using Apps on your smart phone or tablet?  
If so, then you are in luck because our village has a great one.  

What can you do with the ChaiVillageLA app?
     * Sign up for an event or see who else is registered
     * Request a service such as a ride to the doctor or a bowl of chicken soup
     * Volunteer to help another member or the village office
     * Make a donation
     * See photos of recent village events
     * View referrals to member-recommended local businesses
     * ...and much more!

How do I get the App?

If you have a smart phone or tablet, tap the icon for the Apple App Store or the Android App Store, depending on the type of device you have. Type in ChaiVillageLA. A light blue ChaiVillageLA icon will appear. All you have to do is tap Open.
Is it free?  Yes!

How do I use it?  Although the app looks very similar to our website, it works just a little differently.  When you tap the globe on the top of any page, you will see categories such as “Home,” “Events,” and “Contact Us” in white type. Click on any one of these categories and you will see a list of available pages.  

You can also tap the icons at the bottom of every screen.  The 3rd one is the Directory, where you can search for other members and even send them an email.  The 5th one is the event calendar where you can sign up for events.  

If you want to go back to the home page, just click the house icon in the top left corner.
Is it OK if I just use the website?   Absolutely – all village information can be found on both the website and the app.   
What if I have trouble using the app?   ChaiVillageLA member, Sue Rosenblum, has offered to assist people with any issues they may have with the app.

You may contact her at (310) 842-8413, or at SusanSRosenblum@gmail.com with any additional questions.
We are so appreciative to all our generous June Program Facilitators, home hosts and partners.
   Sandi Sternig-Babcock & Barbara Joyner, Program Co-Chairs
Home Hosts

Mike & Lorna Belman
Roberta Gillerman
Gloria Boraz & Stanley Goldblatt
Dale and Barbara Joyner
Shirley Kern
Phyllis Shlecter
Event Facilitators

Sandi Sternig-Babcock
Lorna Belman
Gloria Boraz
Roberta Gillerman
Myrna Hant
Dean Schenker
Phyllis Shlecter
Terry Pullan
Susan Tamir
Special Thanks to Our Partners

Partners in Care Foundation: Andrés Gonzalez & Jennifer Saucedo
Refuah Shleimah - a Full and Complete Healing:

Pearl Councelbaum
Esther Elfenbaum
Sylvia Fox
Norma Glickman
Renee Hurewitz
Marcia Oshman
Diane Ring
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
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries Foundation 

Aaron & Sylvia Rothenberg Family Foundation
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Kobor Family Foundation