December 28, 2018
In This Issue
Introduce Yourself
Our Village On the Go
Exciting New Series Coming Soon!
Village Events
Introduce Yourself: Paul Verger
What's Your Story?
Hi, my name is Paul Verger. Believe it or not, I was born and raised in Los Angeles. My father was a well-known local architect, Morris David Verger. He was president of the local and state chapters of the American Institute of Architects. My mother, Florence Verger, was a high school teacher and active in the League of Women Voters and Mulholland Specific Plan Commission. 

Our Village On the Go
Escapees from our Escape Room event put their heads together to solve each clue.
It's practically a tradition! On 12/25, ChaiVillagers enjoyed a movie and Chinese food.
Exciting New Series Coming Soon!
Discussion and Dessert - Myth or Reality: Campus Anti-Semitism
The first discussion will be led by Rabbi Aaron Lerner, Executive Director of UCLA Hillel, on anti-Semitism on college campuses.

If you'd like to host one month's discussion on any subject of interest, contact Coordinator, Dorothy Salkin, at 310-475-4696.

Sunday, January 20 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Home of Dorothy & Avram Salkin
Coffee with Clergy
Join us in an every other month series where we sit down with a selected clergy member and discuss different topics over coffee. The first discussion will be led by Rabbi Sarah Bassin.

Sunday, March 3 - 3:00-5:00 PM
Location TBD
New Events
80's+ Wine and Cheese
The 80's+ Salon is having its first Wine and Cheese Social! Come meet other people and get to know each other better.

Thursday, January 24 - 2:00-3:30 PM
Home of Ann Bisno
An Afternoon of Fowers, Friends and Fun
ChaiVillageLA member Sandy Silas shares her love for flowers and her joy in creating beautiful and graceful arrangements in an informal and lively demonstration. No previous experience is necessary. Just bring your love for flowers and fun and Sandy will supply the rest.

Wednesday, January 30 - 2:00-4:00 PM
Home of Ellen Isaacs & Lary Rappaport
Men's Group: Poker
Gentlemen, get ready for a fun night playing Texas Hold'em with your fellow ChaiVillageLA friends. Now's the time to put your Poker playing skills to the test!

Wednesday, January 30 - 7:00 PM
Home of Dean Schenker & Margaret Fairlie
Chai-Lighted Events
USA and China: Partners, Rivals or Adversaries?
Join us in a new series led by Village member and East Asia expert Jonathan Pollack, where we will explore the historical forces that shaped US-China Relations over the past century by highlighting key aspects of the history. 

Thursday, January 10 - 7:00-9:00 PM
Temple Isaiah - Sanctuary
LA Conservancy Historic Tour
Get ready for a great overview of downtown LA’s history and architecture from the 18 th  Century to the present. Our private tour with docent Peter Grant, will take us through Pershing Square and we'll ride the historic funicular Angels Flight. Fee: $15

Wednesday, January 16 - 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Meet at Pershing Square
LA Conservancy - 532 South Olive St., LA 90013 
Tour of Homeboy Industries
Homeboy Industries is committed to providing hope, training, and support to formerly involved gang members and previously incarcerated men and women. Join us for a tour and a light meal at their Homegirl Cafe afterwards.

Tuesday, January 22 - 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Homeboy Industries-130 W. Bruno St., LA 90012
Back By Popular Demand
World News

Understand the World News. Share views on the news around the world. Led by Myrna Hant.

Tues., Jan. 8 - Time Change 11:00 AM
Temple Isaiah Library
Wisdom Circle: Sr. Scams

Featuring the Stop Senior Scams Acting Program, which educates older adults about scams.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 - 10:45 AM
Temple Emanuel - Corwin Sanctuary
Line Dancing

Instructor Rick Dominguez will teach us how to do all the best line dances. Fee $10

Wednesday, Jan. 9 - 3:00 PM
Temple Emanuel Family Center
Brown Bag Short Stories

A stimulating discussion of selected short stories. We'll analyze the stories as we lunch.

Friday, Jan. 11 - 11:30 AM
Temple Isaiah Library
80's+ Salon: Ethics With Rabbi Zo ë
The 80's+ Salon is back with a two-part Ethics series featuring Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles. Join us on January 17 and 31.

Thursday, January 17 - 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Temple Isaiah Library
Weekly Events
Intermediate Bridge
Mon. Dec. 31
* C ancelled*
Walk with The Rabbi
Tues. Jan. 1 - 8:15 AM
Walk Around Holmby Park
Thurs. Jan. 3 - 9:00 AM
Mazel Tov!
Congratulations to members Sherri Morr and Paul Verger on the birth of their granddaughter, Ava Robyn Bernstein, born on December 20.
Refuah Shleimah
A Full and Complete Healing To:
Sandy Bernstein
Gloria Boraz
Marge Chirchick
Bella Desser
Sylvia Fox
Candace Foyer
Roberta Gillerman
Carol Hartmann
Mark Lipschutz
Jack Olshansky
Joan Sales
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