April 12, 2019
In This Issue
Our Village On the Go
Meet Our New Staff Member
Passover Seder
Volunteering Opportunities
Village Events
Our Village On the Go
Wisdom Circle members learned what Reb Nachman taught about happiness.
Members viewed the Annie Leibovitz photography exhibit in the Downtown Arts District.
Meet Our New Staff Member
Introducing Talia Karu
Please join me in welcoming Talia Karu, our new Program & Administrative Coordinator. Talia brings great positive energy and enthusiasm to ChaiVillageLA. She recently returned from Israel where she interned at the Eritrean Women's Community Center in South Tel Aviv. She looks forward to getting to know the members of the vibrant ChaiVillageLA community!

We thank Sierra for all of her help and wish her well on her next chapter.

Talia can be reached at admin@ChaiVillageLA.org or (310) 871-2721.
Passover Seder
ChaiVillageLA Community Seder
Please join us for our Third Annual Community Seder, "Breaking the Bonds." Beautiful music and good friends. Fee: $36

Thursday, April 25 - 6:00 PM
Temple Isaiah - Social Hall
Volunteering Opportunity
First Dinner With Veterans
ChaiVillageLA members, in partnership with Operation Mend, a UCLA program that provides medical services for wounded veterans, will bring dinner to a group of veterans and their spouses who have traveled to LA for treatment.  Interested in the project? Contact Jeffrey Ellis (310) 890-5295  jeffreymellis@gmail.com.

Tuesday April 16, 2019 - 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
New Events
Wisdom Circle: The Jews of Florence
This Wisdom Circle will feature ChaiVillageLA member, Dr. Ruth Weisberg, who will talk about the history of the Jews of Florence from the beginning of the 14th Century. Dr. Weisberg, artist and USC Professor of Fine Arts, has lived for various periods of her life in Italy.

Wednesday, May 8 - 10:45 AM-12:00 PM
Temple Emanuel - Belle Chapel
The Middle East Today
Join us for an informational talk with Jordan Reimer, Rand Policy Analyst. He will explore a framework for understanding the conflicts in the Middle East today, and discuss the threats -- and surprising opportunities -- that they present to Israel and the United States.

Sunday, May 19 - 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Home of Sandy Weiner
Future Events
Explore Our Event Calendar Anytime
Want to get a jump on planning your spring schedule? You can look at our event calendar at any time on our website. Read about our Discussion & Dessert on Medicare on May 19.

Chai-Lighted Events
Wounds Into Wisdom
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, author of "Wounds Into Wisdom: Healing Intergenerational Jewish Trauma," will give a talk on the long-term effects of historic Jewish trauma and how people around the world are reshaping their future.

Sunday, April 14 - 3:00-5:00 PM
Home of Penny & Bob White
Discussion & Dessert: Israel Security
This month will feature Dr. Ben-Ephraim, who will speak about Israel Security and how they "get it right." Contact Dorothy Salkin (310-475-4696) if you can host a future discussion. Only a few spots left!

Sunday, April 14 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Home of Sara Shayne
Sunday Brunch With a Heroic Woman
Be inspired by the story of a remarkable and heroic woman, Neema Namadamu, who has changed the lives of thousands of girls and women in her war-torn African country.

Sunday, April 28 - 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Home of Lorna & Mike Belman
80's+ Group: Life's Challenges
Join Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles and Mitra Rund, LCSW in delving into some of life's essential challenges. This second session will discuss loneliness & resources in the community/coping skills.

Tuesday, April 30 - 10:00-11:30 AM
Temple Isaiah - Social Hall
Buddhist Temple Tour
Join us for a docent-led tour of the impressive Bodhivista Hall, gardens, courtyard, and Main Shrine building. 

Friday, May 3 - 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Fo Guang Shan, Hsi Lai Temple
3456 Glenmark Dr, Hacienda Heights 91745
The Poetry of Leonard Cohen With Rabbi Zo ë Klein Miles
Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles will lead us in a discussion of the Jewish Philosophy of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. We will listen to excerpts of this beloved artist's music and discover a unique Jewish perspective of life, love, and death.

Sunday, May 5 - 3:00-5:00 PM
Home of Lorna & Michael Belman
Essential Retirement Planning
Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, author of "Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers," will lead a discussion that will provide a retirement and aging road map for people who are aging alone and others.

Tuesday, May 7 - 4:00-6:00 PM
Home of Idelle & Peter Davidson
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour
Join us for a tour of JPL, the leading U.S. Center for robotic exploration of the solar system. The tour will include a JPL multimedia presentation and the opportunity to visit the Space Flight Observations Facility.
*Must register by April 26 for security reasons*

Tuesday, June 4 - 1:00-3:30 PM
JPL - 4800 Oak Grove Dr, La Cañada Flintridge 91011
Monthly Events
Understanding World News
Tuesday, April 16 - 10:00 AM
Line Dancing
Wed. April 17 - 3:00 PM
Chair Yoga
Fri. April 19 - *CANCELLED*
Men's Poker
Tues. April 23 - 7:00 PM
Weekly Events
Mon. April 15 - 6:00 PM
Walk with The Rabbi
Tues. April 16 - 8:15 AM
Poetry Writing Workshop
Tues. April 16 - 1:00 PM
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Morton Rosenblum, beloved father of David Rosenblum.

Zecher tzadik livracha . May the memory of the righteous be a blessing and may their memory continue to bless us all.
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Sandy Bernstein
Gloria Boraz
Sylvia Fox
Candace Foyer
Roberta Gillerman
Bernie Goler
Carol Hartmann
Tina Jaskoll
Mark Lipschutz
Jack Olshansky
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