September 13, 2019
In This Issue
Director's Corner
Our Village On the Go
Volunteer Opportunities
Village Events
Temple Events
Director's Corner
Devorah Servi
"You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it." (Pirke Avot 2:21)
It brings me great joy when a member steps up with an idea and a plan. Recently, Rita Lowenthal invited our compelling Wisdom Circle speaker, Vivian Rothstein, to share how and why she supports asylum-seekers. Renee Cronenwalt invited her dear friend, Dr. Mark Katz, and his guests to educate us about being transgender. On a more interpersonal level, Leonor Kletzky, who would welcome some company, offered to teach conversational Spanish in her home. 
As a former teacher, I learned that we should never underestimate our impact on others. So too, at ChaiVillageLA, each helping hand has the potential to impact the whole Village, and beyond.
Our Village On the Go
Vivian Rothstein came to Wisdom Circle to educate about asylum-seekers in the US. Talia shared about her internship with Eritrean asylum-seekers in Israel.
Village member Dr. Ruth Weisberg led a special walkthrough of her art exhibition, Time and Time Again.
Volunteer Opportunities
Want to help with the Sukkot Celebration on October 14? Contact Special Events Chair Wendy Plottel at
(310) 291-9252 or .
We're looking for a Mahjong or Canasta teacher! If you or somebody you know is interested, please contact Program Chair Lorna Belman at (310) 729-7823 or
Interested in creating a tech support team for members of ChaiVillageLA? Please contact Talia at
(310) 871-2721 or .
New Events
Paderewski Lecture-Recital
Enjoy a free night of classical piano with a group of Village members. The USC Thornton School of Music Polish Music Center’s flagship fall concert presents Three Paderewskis , a new American musical hybrid.

Saturday, October 12 - 8:00 PM
Newman Recital Hall - 700 Childs Way, LA, CA 90089
PATH Move-In
Celebrate Sukkot by joining in the mitzvah of creating a dwelling for a previously homeless mom and her 3 kids. Three hours of your time is all it takes to change a family's entire world.

Saturday, October 19 - 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Meet at the home of Andrea & Terry Pullan
Discussion & Dessert: L.A. Homelessness
L.A. has the worst homelessness problem in the USA. What the city has done has not been successful. LA City Council Member Paul Koretz will discuss these issues and answer your questions.

Sunday, October 27 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Home of Barbara Marom-Pollack and Jonathan Pollack
Chai-Lighted Events
Men's Meet-Up
Join fellow Village men for lunch and conversation We'll meet at noon, order Chinese food, and spend time talking and getting to know each other better.

Wednesday, September 25 - 12:00-1:30 PM
Hop Li - 10974 W Pico Blvd.
Line Dancing
Classes will resume in October. All adult temple members are invited to be part of a fun Line Dancing class featuring the latest dances. No prior experience necessary. Fee: $10.

Wednesday, October 2 - 3:00-4:30 PM
Temple Emanuel - Family Resource Room
Walk together once again with NAMIWalks to raise funds for essential education, advocacy, and support for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. Thank you Jeff Ellis and Shelley Hoffman, NAMIWalks Director and Village members.

Saturday, October 5 - 8:00 AM
Grand Park DTLA - 227 N Spring St.
ChaiVillageLA Sukkot Celebration
Come celebrate Sukkot by schmoozing with friends, old and new, and sharing a festive meal. We'll be in the sukkah at the home of Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles and Scott Miles. Fee is $18 to help cover cost of food.

Monday, October 14 - 5:30-7:30 PM
Home of Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles and Scott Miles
Temple Events
Check out the Temple Calendars for a listing of Shabbat services, special events, lectures, and more!
Monthly Events
Understanding World News
Tuesday, September 17 - 10:00 AM
Weekly Events
Beginning : Monday, Sept. 16 - CANCELLED
Intermediate : Monday, Sept. 16 - 6:30 PM
Walk with The Rabbi
Tuesday, Sept. 17 - 8:15 AM
Chair Yoga - Open to All Ages
NEXT Tuesday, Sept. 24 - 11:15 AM
Poetry Writing Workshop
Tuesday, Sept. 17 - 1:00-3:00 PM
Refuah Shleimah
A Full and Complete Healing To:
Sandy Bernstein
Sylvia Fox
Roberta Gillerman
Norma Glickman
Carol Hartmann
June Miller
Jack Olshansky
Joan Sales
(Let us know if you would like to be added to or removed from this list)
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