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March 24, 2017 Edition
  ChaiVillageLA Recognized for Innovation
ChaiVillageLA was recognized as part of the Milken Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Aging report and index. Check out what was written about us on page 47 of the Milken report:  

ChaiVillageLA adds a faith-based focus to the growing “village” concept of supportive communities for independent aging. ChaiVillageLA is a multi-generational membership network that includes older adults as well as families on Los Angeles’ Westside. Launched in 2016 by and for congregants of Temple Emanuel and Temple Isaiah with assistance from a Jewish Community Foundation grant, it takes inspiration from the Hebrew word “chai,” meaning “life,” and focuses on providing resources, services, and companionship to aging adults. All members are expected to volunteer for activities like driving other to medical appointments, helping with household chores, cooking for the sick, and working on village committees. Social and educational programming for all ages includes walking groups, exercise and cultural trips, book clubs and dances, Shabbat dinners and Jewish holiday celebrations.” 

Click here to view the full report!

  Save the Dates

Sunday, May 21, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Emergency Preparedness (bring prospective members)
Tuesday, June 13 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Basic Drawing with Dr. Ruth Weisberg
Sunday, June 25, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - ChaiVillageLA’s Anniversary Celebration

ChaiVillageLA’s 1st Annual Community Seder
Monday, April 17, 2017, 6:00 PM
Temple Isaiah -- Social Hall
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Join your friends and neighbors as we end the Passover holiday together. Cantor Lizzie Weiss and Cantor Tifani Coyot will lead us in tradition and contemporary song. This will be an interactive celebration of our heritage and community. We welcome all current and prospective adult members of Temple Emanuel and Temple Isaiah to join us on Monday, April 17th at 6:00 PM at Temple Isaiah. The cost is $20 per person. Contact Devorah at 310-592-0321 or devorah@ChaiVillageLA.org to reserve a seat at our table. Need a ride? Let us know.
Intergenerational Day at the LA Zoo
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 10:30 AM
LA Zoo -- 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles
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Village Members have expressed interest in having intergenerational programming -- here’s our first one! Join us for this wonderful day at the zoo with your (great) grandchildren, nieces, nephews, mentees or just yourselves!  

Marcia Jindal, a ChaiVillageLA member and Zoo docent for over 30 years, will lead us on a tour through the LA Zoo. The tour will cover at least three types of animals on a 2+ hour walking journey throughout the zoo. Families are free to continue their visit after the tour concludes. There will be a lot of walking, mostly uphill, so plan accordingly. Families are free to bring their own lunches to the event.   

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION: There is a group discount rate: $17 per adult; $14 for children 2 years and older. For the discount, we must have at least 15 people (otherwise, general admission is $20 per adult 13 years or older; $17 per senior 62 years or older; $15 per child 2-12 years; and children under 2 are free).   

We will gather at the front admissions gate and enter as a group at 9:45 AM.

Temple  Isaiah  Call to Action
Featured Speaker: Joseph J. Levin, Jr.
Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Temple  Isaiah  -  Sanctuary
10345 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles 90064
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The SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. 

Mr. Levin will begin with a brief history of the work of SPLC and then devote time to the current landscape of hate crimes, anti-Semitism, and the ongoing pursuit of justice on behalf of vulnerable communities. A Q&A will follow.

7:00 p.m. - Wine and Cheese in the Social Hall
7:30 p.m. - Event begins in Sanctuary 

For more information, contact Jen Shabani at jennifer@templeisaiah.com.

Competing Visions for Israel: JStreet and a Settler in Conversation
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00 PM
Temple Emanuel - Corwin Family Sanctuary
300 N. Clark Drive

Jewish Settlers and JStreet have experienced their fair share of demonization in the Jewish community and beyond. They both have the goal of ensuring a secure Jewish future but their vision for what that looks like could not be more opposed. What happens when we stop listening to the echo chambers of those who agree with us and hear out the other side? Join Yishai Fleisher –Spokesman for the Jewish community in Hebron and Alan Eisner, Special Advisor to the President of JStreet in conversation with each other as they articulate the case for their respective visions of Israel.
Walk with the Rabbi
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Meet at the corner of Cushdon Avenue and Patricia Avenue
Cushdon Ave and Patricia Ave.
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Every Tuesday at 8:15 AM a group from our Village walks around Rancho Park with one of our clergy. It’s an easy walk and a great time for some conversation with the rabbi or cantor and other Village friends. We meet at the corner of Patricia and Cushdon. There is ample free parking. The easy walk takes 45-60 minutes. 

ChaiVillageLA is actively approaching potential Community Sponsor businesses, such as theatres, restaurants, banks, and others who specifically serve older adults. Thanks for letting us know if you have any personal contacts or ideas that might be helpful.  Contact Devorah at Devorah@ChaiVillageLA.org. 

  We warmly welcome these new members to our ChaiVillageLA Community:

Janice Gootkin
Connie and Joel Katz
Phyllis Shlecter

Refuah Shleimah, a Full and Complete Healing:

Norma Glickman
Sylvia Fox
Ben Pomerantz

 Feel better!

  Mazel Tov  

Sue and Dave Rosenblum are thrilled to announce the marriage of their son Eric to Alexandra Lipner on March 11th in Warren, New Jersey. What a way to celebrate Purim!

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