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June 30, 2017 Edition
ChaiVillageLA’s 1st Anniversary Celebration
Devorah Servi, Phyllis Shlecter celebrating her 90th birthday, Terry Pullan and Richard Siegel
Rabbi Laura Geller, Culver City Councilmember Jim Clarke, Barbara Joyner and Dale Joyner
Paul Altura and Bill Hant
ChaiVillageLA Steering Committee with Rabbi Jonathan Aaron
Rabbi Laura Geller, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer and Ellen Isaacs
Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Jonathan Aaron, Councilmember Bob Wunderlich, Rabbi Zoë Klein, Richard Siegel and Andrea Spatz
Ben Pomerantz, Bonnie Pastor,
Sandi Sternig-Babcock
Rabbi Jonathan Aaron, Richard Siegel and Terry Pullan
ChaiVillageLA’s First Anniversary
by Ellen Isaacs

What a celebration we had this past Sunday! Nearly 200 people gathered at Temple Emanuel to hear about the accomplishments of ChaiVillageLA over the past year since our launch. There were so many ‘firsts’ to celebrate! We have 201 members and 21 member-run interest groups, ranging from film discussions to culinary experiences, walks, gardening and more. Over 100 villagers are trained to assist other members, and there were 185 member-led activities last year. 

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  • Walk with the Rabbi – Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Understanding the World’s News – Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Film Screening: Lost Boys of Sudan – Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6:30 – 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 and August

Bridge for Intermediate and Advanced Players
  Monday, July 3, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM 
Home of Phyllis Shlecter--Watermark - 220 N. Clark Drive, Beverly Hil
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 4, 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, July 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
Home of Shirley Kern
2128 Parnell Ave, Los Angeles
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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
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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

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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