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June 23, 2017 Edition
SPECIAL EVENT
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 or contact Director Devorah Servi at (310) 592-0321 or Devorah@ChaiVillageLA.org.
RECENT EVENTS

Film Interest Group
by Mike Belman and Barbara Pollack

Last week, more than twenty ChaiVillageLA movie interest group members got together at Temple Emanuel’s Belle Chapel to view a film in the Immigration Series. The movie, Sin Nombre, was a somber representation of the harsh realities of gangs and poverty that Central Americans experience in their daily lives. The challenges they face on their journeys to the United States are daunting. We all know intellectually the hardships endured by immigrants, but this movie made us feel them in our gut. 
UCLA Memory Training Class and Basic Drawing Class
by Lorna Belman

Claire Tucker enjoyed two classes she attended last week: the UCLA Memory Training class and the Basic Drawing class with Dr. Ruth Weisberg. One highlight of the Memory Training class was a fun exercise to help participants remember people's names. When each person took a turn to introduce themselves, they paired his or her name with a verbal association or physical action. Then, when participants were asked to recall their names it was clear that listening and paying close attention to what each person had said helped with remembering names. 

In the Basic Drawing class, Claire was impressed with the way Dr. Weisberg adapted her instruction to the different abilities and levels of each class member. Claire was surprised by how much she learned about specific drawing techniques such as filling the whole page, using shading and making clear edges. It was only her first drawing class ever! Claire is looking forward to learning more at her next drawing class. 
UPCOMING EVENTS

* Wise Aging Shabbat Friday, June 23, 2017, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM  
* ChaiVillageLA’s Anniversary Celebration - Sunday, June 25, 2017, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
* Walk with the Rabbi - Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
* Generation Wealth Exhibit at the Annenberg - Friday, June 30, 2017, 11:30 AM

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. 
Bridge for Intermediate and Advanced Players
Monday, June 26, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM 
Home of Phyllis Shlecter--Watermark - 220 N. Clark Drive, Beverly Hills 
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 of the day(s) 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, June 27, 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.
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.
ARTICLES
“Many Faith Leaders are Unprepared to Help People
Make Peace with Death”
an article from Deseret News, featuring Rabbi Laura Geller
This article focuses on the role of clergy in discussing sickness and death within faith communities. The piece features quotes from Rabbi Laura Geller and specifically addresses her efforts to develop and lead discussions on life after retirement for older synagogue members.

Click here to read the article!
“Social Interaction is Critical for Mental and Physical Health”
an article from The New York Times

This article was shared with us by Maureen Feldman of the Social Isolation Impact Coalition in which ChaiVillageLA participates.

Click here to read the article!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
ChaiVillageLA is Partnering with Playworks!
by Janet Noah
A new campaign powered by Encore.org is inspiring adults over 50 to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth. Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) is a diverse, action-oriented community of people who believe that experience matters, and that the goal of later life isn’t trying to remain young, but to be there for those who actually are. Because every child deserves a web of support, and every older adult has something to give.

Inspired by and working with leaders of Generation to Generation, ChaiVillageLA is proposing to partner with Playworks, a national nonprofit organization that has had a significant impact on children and schools. Playworks creates a place for every kid on the playground to be more physically active, feel included, experience less bullying, and practice teamwork and conflict resolution. Results have demonstrated better behavior and increased attention in class.

Rabbi Laura Geller, Richard Siegel, Terry Pullan, Devorah Servi and I observed a Playworks recess. We were impressed by the program and staff…and we had a good time! It is a great opportunity to contribute to youth in our community with other ChaiVillageLA members in a fun outdoor environment. Lots of high fives and positive reinforcement are involved in our role and activity level can vary based on volunteers’ preferences.

Visit the Playworks table at the ChaiVillageLA anniversary celebration to learn more, or contact Janet Noah by email at jln24620@gmail.com or by phone at (323) 428-0437.  
 KEHILLAH (COMMUNITY) NOTICES
We are Deeply Saddened by the Loss of…

Sandra Holland Milden, wife of Martin Milden of Temple lsaiah and ChaiVillageLA. Sandra passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Condolences can be sent to Martin at 2212 Beverwil Drive, LA 90034.
Memorial Service: Sunday, July 30 at Temple Isaiah

All of us at ChaiVillageLA join in offering our most sincere condolences.
Zecher tzadik livracha - may the memory of the righteous be for a blessing and may their memory continue to bless us all.
Refuah Shleimah - a Full and Complete Healing:

Pearl Councelbaum
Sylvia Fox
Norma Glickman
Renee Hurewitz
Marcia Oshman
Diane Ring
 
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
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
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries Foundation 

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