A joyous community of Jewish women engaged in prayer,
study, and spiritual growth
Our next service will be Saturday, March 3
March is here (already?)
Please join us on Saturday, March 3. Services begin at 9:30 am, led by Rabbi August and Cantorial Soloist Cindy Paley. Be sure to stay for a delicious kiddush luncheon after services, sponsored by Leslie Geffen in honor of her 70th birthday and Rabbi August, who is honoring her daughter Lena, Rose Ziff and Xavier Atkins.
Another Lev Angel
Our Lev member, Kim Selfon, was recently honored by Bet Tzedek for her work in providing paralegal assistance to caregivers and families through legal and legislative advocacy.  Bet Tzedek means “House of Justice” and was built upon a central tenant of Jewish law and tradition “Tzedek, tzedek, tirdof - justice, justice you shall pursue.” Since its founding in 1974, Bet Tzedek has set the standard for innovation in public interest law. They have received $50 million worth of pro bono work from hundreds of LA attorneys and serve more than 40,000 disadvantaged clients with free legal services every year. We are beyond proud of Kim’s work and thank her for making a difference.
Special Shabbat Service Next Month
Be sure to join us on April 7 for a jam-packed Shabbat morning. We will start with a breakfast teaching by Rabbi August. Our service will include a Yizkor service and a special Passover-related performance by Jewish Women's Theatre, which will be incorporated into our Shabbat service.
Celebrate With Lev!
We very much appreciate those Lev Eisha sisters who make it possible to cater our breakfasts and monthly Kiddush luncheons. Please consider celebrating your simcha with Lev Eisha. Sponsors are still needed for May and June.

Contact our catering chairperson, Lynn Beliak at  catering@leveisha.org  and send in your payment BEFORE the 20th of the month . You can mail a check to us at 10736 Jefferson Blvd. #706, Culver City, CA 90230 or pay online HERE. Forms are available on the Lev table in the foyer, or on the upstairs kiddush tables. Lynn hopes to hear from you soon.
Welcome to Our New Members
We welcome these new and renewing members who have joined us this month:

Lottie Cohen
Rebecca Cohen
Carol Risher

If you haven't renewed your membership for our Chai year, there are 3 ways you can join us: 1) visit the website, leveisha.org and join online; 2) return the membership application that was mailed to you last summer; or 3) pick up an application on either our membership table or on the kiddush tables.
Donors Make It Happen
Thank you to the following generous donors:

Judy Jernow and Andrea White :  "Great community. Glad to find you! Thanks for a wonderful and inspiring service and a splendid lunch - loved the salads Lynn made - so healthy and delicious - bravo to the caterer"
Women's Weekend 2018
The last weekend in January, just a few short weeks ago, over 40 Lev women and their friends spent a creative, reflective, invigorating and relaxing weekend in the hills of Encino. We were on retreat from a world filled with the stresses and challenges of modern life. We sang, prayed, explored our spiritual side, created art, danced, and simply “hung out.” We made new friends. Spent time with cherished friends. And renewed our selves on a mini vacation!

As you enjoy these photos, know that YOU can be part of this magical weekend in 2019...MARCH 22-24 to be exact. Mark your calendar now. Invite a friend to join us. Give yourself the gift of a weekend with Rabbi August, Cindy, Robin, Joy, Sharon and Ruth and your Lev sisters!
Photo by Jackie Goldfield
Nature Walk - Photo by Jackie Goldfield
Joy rings the 1889 dinner bell.
Photo by Maria, Holy Spirit Retreat Center
Holy Spirit Retreat Center
January 26-28, 2018
Photo by Toni Agron
Nature Walk - Photo by Toni Agron
Photo by Susi Levine
Nature Walk - Photo by Susi Levine
Photo by Leslie Geffen
Photo by Leslie Geffen
Photo by Joy Krauthammer
Peace Garden Arbor
Photo by Joy Krauthammer
Tu B'Shevat Seder - Photo by Janis Cohen
Walking the Labyrinth - Photo by Janis Cohen
Shop on Amazon and Support Lev Eisha!
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com . You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. 

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Lev every time you shop, at no cost to you.

To sign up, visit https://smile.amazon.com/ . You will be prompted to select Lev Eisha from a list of eligible organizations. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at AmazonSmile  will result in a donation. You only have to sign up once.
Couldn't Make It to Lev Last Month?
If you missed Rabbi August's brilliant teaching last month, you can now listen to it online, in the comfort of your home, and share it with friends and family.

Thanks to modern technology, Rabbi August's sermons are now available on our website. Click  HERE  to listen

This new innovation, however, is costly; please consider making a donation of $100 to Lev Eisha so we can continue this innovative program. This is the cost for us to record and post her sermons. Donors will be acknowledged on our Lev Eisha website as well as in our monthly seat flyer and Newsletter. 

Please help Lev Eisha reach out to our community! Online donations can be made  HERE , or you can mail your check to:
Lev Eisha, 10736 Jefferson Blvd.,
#706, Culver City, CA 90230

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Co-Presidents: Janis Cohen & Barbara Brown
Treasurer: Ruth Grossman
Secretary: Wendy Aleman
Membership: Robin Winston
Catering: Lynn Beliak
Ritual: Judy Fishman
Hospitality: Joan Spiegel
Newsletter: Rose Ziff
Outreach: Gail Heim
Women's Retreat: Linda Zweig
Member at Large: Carolyn Wispe Burns
Past President: Susie Yuré

Advisory Council
Rachelle Neshkes
Holly Zucker
Milestones
HAPPY BIRTHDAY  to the following friends
who are celebrating March birthdays:

Myrna Barth
Sandi Cantor
Nicole Crouch
Eileen Ettinger
Leslie Geffen
Judy Kollack
Arielle Singer
Ellen Sternfeld
Rose Ziff

Do you have a March birthday and we didn't acknowledge it? Please send us your birth month and we will be glad to wish you a Happy Birthday!

If you have a milestone to share please send it to Rose Ziff at  editor@leveisha.org.  

Birthdays, weddings, graduations, Bat or Bar Mitzvot, births, special awards/honors, and exotic vacations are some of the simchas that are fun to share with our community. 

This is also the place to ask our community to join you in prayers of healing for those who are ill or in memory of those who have passed away. 
Map & Directions
Lev Eisha Shabbat Services are held at Beth Shir Shalom
1827 California Ave. Santa Monica, 90403
Directions:
To Beth Shir Shalom
Take the 405 Fwy North or South to the 10 Fwy Westbound.  
Exit the 10 Fwy at Cloverfield/26th Street 
Turn right onto Cloverfield. 
Turn left at Colorado. 
Turn right onto 20th Street. Continue straight, past Wilshire, one block, to California. 
Turn left onto California Avenue. Go 1-1/2 blocks. Beth Shir Shalom will be on the right.

To parking lot
Follow above directions to get to 20th Street and turn right.
Turn right at Wilshire. 
Parking lot will be on the right behind the V Lounge, across the street from the Veggie Grill. (See map below)
LOOK FOR THE PURPLE BALLOONS!
Phone: 310.575.0985 | Email Us