November 2021
Happy Chanukah
Jerry Cutler
Rabbi's Message

Chanukah is here again….are we with it? It is such a beautiful holiday, so rich in color, in symbols, in history, in meaning , in interest, in content, in pageantry, in timeliness, in timelessness. It is brimful of the stuff that Judaism is made of. It can be one of the most effective vehicles for Jewish motivation, education and inspiration of our children.

How tragic, how wasteful then, to neglect the golden opportunity of exploiting Chanukah for all its worth. yet, that is precisely what is happening in countless of Jewish homes year after year. Entering into such homes, one would hardly realize that the Chanukah season has arrived. Nothing is visual or in evidence of the Holiday. The house is barren of Chanukah and empty of the Maccabean spirit. And, our children must draw the substance of his awe and wonder and magic from the external atmosphere which is plastered with Santa Claus, Jingle Bells and Yuletide.

This is a situation which were much combat vigorously with all the resources at our disposal. We must bring Chanukah home….literally.

To each and every one of you….A Happy and fulfilling Chanukah from me and my beautiful family.

Rabbi Jerry

CAT FNL (Friday Night Live) on Facebook Live

In your home
We will be meeting on

Friday, November 5th, and Friday, December 3rd at 6 PM PST.


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Click on this link where we will be live streaming:

You will also be able to view it on Our Website ( and YouTube as well. 

This is a Streamlined Shabbat Service with special guests. You will be able to chat with us, share any news from your week, or send a virtual hug all via Facebook.

We will be chanting the Mishabeirach for global healing and reciting the Kaddish for the current yahrzeits. If you have the names of loved ones you would like to include, please let us know.

Do you shop on Amazon?
Please help to support CAT when you shop on Amazon.

All you have to do is go to and follow the instructions. Add Creative Arts Temple to your charity of choice. Easy Peasy! Then when you make a purchase on Amazon, begin your shopping at The temple will then receive 0.5% of your eligible purchases. It is a win win!

If you want Amazon to donate to the Creative Arts Temple, you need to start each shopping session at and they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.
Renew Ralphs Community Contributions Now!

Please Register today!
For your convenience, step-by-step website registration instructions can be found at, or if you are having a problem registering call the temple office at 310-720-9618 and we will help you. 

Also, if you don't have computer access, you can call Ralphs at 1-800-443-4438 for assistance.

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Donate to CAT while you grocery shop

Participants are required to register for the new term online at www.ralphs.comor by calling Ralphs at 
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You will be asked for The Creative Arts Temple NPO number. It is NPO# 92136

Please Note!!
The Scan Bar letters will no longer work at the register.

To verify if Creative Arts Temple is your charity of choice, look at the very bottom of your receipt next time you shop at Ralph's. It should say "At your request, Ralph's is donating to Creative Arts Temple." If you do not see that, you will need to register through the Ralph's 
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November Anniversaries
Mazel Tov to our CAT lovebirds!

Martin & Phyllis Gilmore - 11/1/2021
Godfrey & Barbara Dekovner- Mayer Harris - 11/5/2021
Aaron & Nina Bush - 11/8/2021
Irv & Mallory Sobel - 11/30/2021

With a donation of Chai ($18) or above, CAT will mail out a tribute card in your honor of Birthdays, Anniversaries, Get-Well-Soon wishes, Congratulations and In Loving Memory.
Baby Congrats
Happy Birthday Card
Happy Anniversary CArd
You now can Order Tribute Cards, Remember A Yarzheit, Make donations to the Services, Order a Plaque through your Temple Talk Email or on our website. 
Just click on the link and choose what kind of donation you would like
to make.  
Paypal is secure and safe. You can choose to use your credit card or through your bank. Once we receive your information, we will send you a confirmation email to let you know that we are in receipt of
your donation.
Or, you can call the office or just send a donation in the mail.

or go to our website at

You can now make a donation through Venmo. Our username is @CreativeArtsTemple-10

November Birthdays
And many happy returns!

Barry Glazer 11/2/2021
Edythe Horwitz 11/3/2021
Dr. Peter Waldstein 11/5/2021
Melvyn Reznick 11/12/2021
Elton Lewis Bailiss 11/15/2021
Avery Bush 11/15/2021
Faye Frankel 11/16/2021
Tess Cutler 11/17/2021
Andrew Martin 11/18/2021
Dr. Nathan Sperling 11/21/2021
Stephen Maitland-Lewis 11/22/2021
Chelsea Cutler 11/25/2021
Zoe Bush 11/27/2021
Henry Bush 11/27/2021
Jean Rosenblatt 11/27/2021
Myla Fraser 11/30/2021
Yossi Oseary 11/30/2021

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October Tributes
Your Thoughtfulness is Truly Appreciated

Sherwyn & Edythe Horwitz
In honor of Edie's 90th Birthday

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CAT wishes speedy recoveries to:

Ken Bitticks, Phil Felson, Marvin Markowitz, Peter Paul, Sandy Wilson
October Yahrzeits 

We thank those who have made a donation in memory of your loved one.

Marc & Barbara Barenfeld
In memory of Charles Barenfeld

Stuart Freeman
In memory of Rachael Wager-LaCross

Brenda Friedman
In memory of Stan Friedman

Nicole Slayton & Eamonn Hogan
In memory of Norma Joseph

Guy Magar
In memory of Jacqui Magar

Barbara Persten
In memory of Alyce Block & Katelyn Victoria Persten

Gail Rund
In memory of Ann and Richard Topper

Barbara Lee Schulz
In memory of Annette Gruman Schulz

May you be comforted by the mourners of Zion

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Dear Neighbors:
I hope you will join me in supporting the Jewish Family Services and get tickets for the Auxiliary's annual fundraiser which this year promises to be more entertaining than ever! JFS is the largest non- governmental social service agency in the Desert offering counseling, social services, emergency financial support to our community’s most vulnerable. The vast majority of their clientele is not Jewish. I appreciate the support of those of you who have attended our events in the past and hope you will continue to support us. Fritz Coleman is very funny…Don’t miss out.. Streaming live option, Covid protocol -proof of vaccination for live performance. 
Thank you and take good care
Lois Gold
Our good friend, Broadway, film and television actress, Barbara Minkus, invites you to watch her new uplifting videos, ABOUT LIFE Series, which is now available for your viewing pleasure on her

This was super. Terrific. I loved it. Made my whole day!
H. Ader

This is great! Thank you.
M. Peters
Fern Field Brooks, author of Letters to My Husband, has written a new meowmoir on her cat called Destiny's Children. You can order this charming book at Temple members and friends can add "Temple Member" to your shipping instructions and 10% of all sales will go to C.A.T.

"LOVED IT! A clever and refreshing approach to a memoir!"
Mary Lou Belli, Director, Author, Teacher

"Wow! Destiny is incredible! I read it in two evenings and was absolutely enthralled. This book is one in a million!"
Laurel D. - Miami

"I Love Destiny and Fern! I was concerned for Destiny on every adventure, felt relieved when all was well, and eagerly await the rest of the series! Engaging. Charming. Insightful - about cats and humans!"

Dr. Linda Seger, Author, Script Consultant, Lecturer

Did You Know?
When Asaf Zviran was diagnosed with cancer, he was doing operations research and R&D in the Israeli navy and earning his master’s degree at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Maybe that’s why he pictured cancer as an enemy to defeat– if he could find the right weapon and target.

After his successful treatment and seven years of military service, in 2012 Zviran began PhD studies in molecular biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science. During his postdoctoral research at the New York Genome Center from 2016 to 2019, he zeroed in on his target: cancer that persists or returns after treatment.

Working with world-class scientists at the center, he invented a whole-genome sequencing method, aided by artificial intelligence, enabling early detection of persistent or recurrent cancer cells from a standard blood sample.

As soon as he finished his postdoc fellowship, Zviran and three friends founded C2i Genomics to develop his personalized medicine approach, described in a paper published in Nature Medicine. His postdoctoral mentor, Weill Cornell Medicine oncologist Dan Landau, is the company’s scientific cofounder and sits on its scientific advisory board.

The company has raised more than $100 million in financing from Casdin Capital, NFX, Duquesne Family Office, Section 32, iGlobe Partners, Driehaus Capital and others.

“With our technology, physicians can monitor their patient treatment response and detect treatment failure or disease recurrence months and even years before they would do otherwise,” Zviran says.

“C2i is a military term for ‘command, control and intelligence’ – it expresses the vision of applying defense methodologies to oncology,” explains cofounder Boris Oklander, the startup’s CTO.

“Cancer is like an enemy with a unique signal of a mutation that we want to detect. We fight this enemy with technology grounded in our experience in the defense sector.”

Oklander tells ISRAEL21c that this unique approach could solve the significant problem of over- or undertreatment of solid tumors.
What usually happens is that the tumor is removed surgically. The pathology report helps the oncologist make an educated guess whether to wait and monitor the patient periodically, or to start chemotherapy and/or radiation as a precaution against undetected cancer cells. “There is no good way to know in real time if the patient is cancer-free,” says Oklander.

Patients getting chemotherapy need to wait months before knowing if there is a good response. Patients getting monitored may have a tumor growing undetected during that time.

“If we can measure the level of cancer in the patient’s blood in real time — like measuring the glucose level in diabetics — there is no need to predict but rather measure what is happening right now and support clinical decision-making relating to which treatment to use, or to monitor and step in as soon as necessary.”

With 20 million new cancer diagnoses around the world each year, this method could save many people from being overtreated with toxic, painful, costly chemotherapy and from being undertreated while a new tumor is quietly growing.

“Our test can improve the entire cycle for the patient and for the payers,” says Oklander, noting that insurance carriers are shifting their focus to evidence-based reimbursement to improve the economics of oncology.

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