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June 16, 2017 Edition
ChaiVillageLA’s 1st Anniversary Celebration
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Join Us As We Celebrate Our 1st Anniversary!  

We'll be celebrating this very important milestone in the life of ChaiVillageLA., with a special reception, to be held at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills.  This will be an opportunity to see old friends, meet new people, and toast ChaiVillageLA's success.  Our featured speaker will be Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney.    

This event is open to all ChaiVillageLA members as well as other interested temple members and outside guests.   Please bring your temple friends!  

Please register through the link above by June 16th or contact Director Devorah Servi at (310) 592-0321 or Devorah@ChaiVillageLA.org

Health Promotion Classes Sponsored by Partners in Care Foundation

By Devorah Servi


I just wanted to extend a special thanks to those of you who attended our first evidence-based health promotion class. The four-session UCLA Memory Training Class was a big success as members learned strategies for remembering names, people and things.  Just as important as the practical tools and approaches, was the personal sharing of what it feels like to face and accept memory challenges as gracefully as possible.  I heard from people who ended up getting together outside of class with new friends and others who reported feeling closer to the ones they already knew.


Thanks to the leadership of Health Program Co-Coordinators, Susan and Ilan Tamir, you can look forward to many more practical classes on subjects such as Balance, Being Your Own Best Patient Advocate, Advanced Directives, and more.  Stay tuned and healthy!

80’s & 90’s Interest Group Planning Meeting

By Devorah Servi

Did you know that ChaiVillageLA has 40 members aged 80 and above?


This week, Kelsey and I had the pleasure of meeting in Renee Cronenwalt’s home with Renee, Sylvia Price and Bella Desser.  Kelsey and I learned a lot about the interests and unique situations of some of our older and wiser members.  Barbara Weinstock and Stella Feuer also contributed energy and ideas, though they were unable to attend the meeting.  Bella suggested that we offer a Balance class as a first series event so we are looking into it! If you have ideas or want to get more involved with this new Interest Group, please contact Devorah Servi at (310) 592-0321.    

We warmly welcome the following new Village members to our community:

Caroline Bloxsom and Samuel Kolstad
Barbara Marom-Pollack and Jonathan Pollack
Wendy Plottel
Alissa and Warren Roston
Bobbe Salkowitz


  • Walk with the Rabbi - Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Wise Aging Shabbat – Friday, June 23, 2017, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM 
  • ChaiVillageLA’s Anniversary Celebration - Sunday, June 25, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Generation Wealth Exhibit at the Annenberg - Friday, June 30, 2017, 11:30 AM

Walk with the Rabbi 
Tuesday, June 20, 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.
Wise Aging Shabbat
Friday, June 23, 2017, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Temple Emanuel - Belle Chapel
300 N. Clark Dr., Beverly Hills
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All ChaiVillageLA and temple congregants are cordially invited to attend a very special Shabbat service at which members of the Temple Emanuel Wise Aging group will co-lead Shabbat services with the clergy and Rabbi Emerita Laura Geller.


Participating ChaiVillageLA members are Joel and Susan Levine, Marsha Rosenberg, Dr. Ruth Weisberg and Diane Vanette.


Based on the book, Wise Aging: Living With Joy, Resilience and Spirit, by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal, Temple Emanuel has had an ongoing study/discussion group led by Diane Vanette that touches on the many facets of leading a full and vibrant life, regardless of age. 

Generation Wealth Exhibit at the Annenberg
Friday, June 30, 2017, 11:30 AM
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles
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The Annenberg Space for Photography is currently hosting a show entitled "Generation Wealth" by Lauren Greenfield. Greenfield's work over the years has focused on status and symbols, particularly among women.

ChaiVillageLA members should gather at the entry at 11:30 AM.  Afterwards, we can find a place for lunch altogether. 

Admission to the Annenberg Space is always free, although there is a fee to park in the building.  

Contact Dean Schenker at deanschenker@gmail.com if you have questions.


We are so appreciative to all our generous May Program Facilitators, home hosts and partners.


 Sandi Sternig-Babcock & Barbara Joyner, Program Co-Chairs

Home Hosts:

Bobbie and Ben Allen

Roberta Gillerman

Gloria Boraz & Stanley Goldblatt

Dale and Barbara Joyner

Shirley Kern
Phyllis Shlecter

Event Facilitators:
Sandra Sternig-Babcock

Lorna Belman
Gloria Boraz

Iris Chayet

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

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team): Valerie Fontain & 
Chin Thammasaengsri, CERT Battalion Coordinator

Refuah Shleimah, a Full and Complete Healing:

Pearl Councelbaum
Sylvia Fox
Norma Glickman
Sandy Milden
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
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries Foundation 

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