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April 14, 2017 Edition
Knowledge Building at the Film Interest Group Meeting

By Sherry Altura 

I really enjoyed the two movies we discussed, Fill the Void, and The Women's Balcony, both of which illuminated the role of women in two very different Orthodox communities in Israel. I enjoy discussing movies that are similar in some way. I particularly like hearing background information about the director and the decisions that the director has made about why some scenes are included in the film. Another thing I find interesting is the different impressions people have of the movies. Some of the opinions that people express expand my knowledge and opinions about the movies, but others really conflict with my own impressions; but that's what makes for an interesting conversation. I also like the fact that the meetings are held in different members' homes in different neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

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Beginner Bridge – Monday, April 17, 2017
  Intermediate and Advanced Bridge – Monday, April 17, 2017
Caregivers’ Support Group – Tuesday, April 18, 2017
ChaiVillageLA’s 1st Annual Community Seder
Monday, April 17, 2017, 6:00 PM
Temple Isaiah -- Social Hall
Walk with the Rabbi
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Meet at the corner of Cushon and Patricia Avenue - 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.
Jewish History through Women’s Eyes with Rabbi Sarah Bassin
Part 4 of 5

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Home of Iris and Gordon Cutler – 3260 Earlmar Drive, Los Angeles
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 H ow many of us are aware of the influence, heroism, and power of our female ancestors? Join us as we journey from the biblical world forward with a focus on women’s experience and expression of power in our Jewish history.
La Cienega Art Gallery Walk
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 11:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Meet at the parking lot of Blum and Poe, 2721 S. La Cienega
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Join ChaiVillageLA members, Dean Schenker and Marsha Rosenberg, as they lead a tour of Culver City's hip Arts District. The easy walking gallery tour will include visits to art galleries on La Cienega between Venice and Washington Boulevards.  

Following the tour, those who wish may continue the art conversation over an optional lunch.Location to be determined. Meet in the parking lot of Blum and Poe, located at 2727 S. La Cienega Boulevard.

  Historic Tour of Jewish Los Angeles
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Temple Isaiah - Outside Deck
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Join us for a bus tour of Jewish Los Angeles! We’ll depart from Temple Isaiah and take a ride through some of the historic and Jewish sites around town. Our tour will be led by Village member Bruce A. Phillips, professor of sociology and Jewish Communal Service at Hebrew Union College.  

Join us as we visit historic sites such as the Breed Street Shul, Libros Shmibros Bookstore, the site of a former Yiddish school, and so much more. This is sure to be a day of learning and connection to the Jewish past of this city!  

The cost of the tour is dependent on how many people sign up - the cost of the bus is $190, which will be divided equally between the registrants. The tour will focus on historically Jewish sections of Los Angeles and will feature a discussion of gentrification in the city. For more information and the general outline of the tour, click the “click here to register” link above, which will take you to the event description. 

  Writing your Life Story: 6 Week Series
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Home of Roberta Gillerman - 2816 Butler Avenue, Los Angeles
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Calling all writers! How many of us would love to have known more about the lives of our parents and grandparents? Let's not leave the next generations wanting. 

ChaiVillageLA is offering the opportunity for you to write your own stories for yourself and your family. Village member, Roberta Gillerman, will facilitate these group sessions in a supportive and inviting environment. A series of six classes is scheduled, beginning Wednesday, May 3rd. The classes will meet every other week from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in a home in West LA. No prior writing experience is necessary. All are invited and welcome.

What to Have and Do Before, During, and After an Earthquake
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Temple Emanuel - Maltz Center
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We all talk about the importance of preparing for earthquakes, but do we ever do anything about it? Learn how to prepare your home to minimize injuries and damage, what you need in your earthquake preparedness to-go and sheltering-in-place kits, how to choose family meet-up locations and make a communication plan, what to do when the shaking starts, and how to recover once the shaking stops.

Also: the dangers posed by your utilities and how to prevent and handle them; special planning strategies for children, and the elderly.  

ChaiVillageLA is happy to welcome non-Village members who are members of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Temple Isaiah to this important community-building event.


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Marcia Oshman

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Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries Foundation
Aaron & Sylvia Rothenberg Family Foundation
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Kobor Family Foundation  
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ChaiVillageLA is a proud recipient of a Cutting Edge Grant from 
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles