May 3, 2019
In This Issue
Renew Your Membership
Introduce Yourself
Israel Trip Postponed
Seder Photos
Our Village On the Go
New Event
Village Events
Thank You April Hosts & Facilitators
Renew Your Membership
It is time to renew your ChaiVillageLA membership! There is much to look forward to and it won't be the same if you are not part of our adventure. Help us reach our goal of 100% renewal by renewing today. Click here to renew your membership , or call
Talia Karu at (310) 871-2721.
Introduce Yourself: Terry Pullan
What's Your Story?
Hi, my name is Terrence Pullan (aka Terry). I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on April 23, 1950, the second of four children. We moved to Los Angeles when I was six months old so I consider myself an L.A. native. At age 10, my parents joined Temple Isaiah. Andrea and I were married by Temple Isaiah’s Rabbi Lewis and Cantor Nadell. 

Israel Trip Postponed
The ChaiVillageLA Israel Trip has been postponed until further notice due to scheduling conflicts. Please note, the informational meeting on May 8 is cancelled.
Seder Photos
Thank you to everyone who organized and attended last week's Community Seder! To enjoy more Seder photos, as well as other Village pictures, click here . Thank you to member & photographer Barry Levine for beautifully capturing this special evening.
Our Village On the Go
Neema Namadamu spoke about her women's rights and disability rights activism in the Congo. Thanks to Janet Noah for connecting us!
New Event
ChaiVillageLA's 3rd Anniversary Celebration!
Join us for a fun Shavuot-themed party celebrating 3 years of helping people live joyously in a caring community. Featuring a Doo Wop group & delicious refreshments, this event will be one to remember. Open to members of the Village, Temple Emanuel, Temple Isaiah, and prospective Village members.

For more information, contact Talia Karu at
(310) 871-2721 or .

Sunday, June 9 - 3:30-6:00 PM
Temple Emanuel - Greer Social Hall
Chai-Lighted Events
Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers...And Others 
Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, author of "Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers," will lead an important discussion that will provide a retirement and aging road map for those aging alone and others. 

Tuesday, May 7 - 4:00-6:00 PM
Home of Idelle & Peter Davidson
Wisdom Circle: The History of the Jews in Florence
This Wisdom Circle will feature our member, Dr. Ruth Weisberg, who will talk about the history of the Jews of Florence beginning in the 14th C. Dr. Ruth Weisberg, artist and USC Professor of Fine Arts, has lived in Italy for various periods of her life.

Wednesday, May 8 - 10:45 AM-12:00 PM
Temple Emanuel - Belle Chapel
Chair Yoga - Now Weekly
Tim Healey is a passionate, encouraging instructor who leads a welcoming and nurturing class. Learn yoga poses that are adapted to your needs, extend the breath, gently mobilize, and stretch. Fee: $10

Friday, May 10 - 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Temple Emanuel - Davidson-Sheffer Hall
Line Dancing
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, payable at the start of the session.

Wednesday, May 15 - 3:00-4:30 PM
Temple Emanuel - Family Resource Room
Chaos & Conflict: The Middle East Today
Interested in Middle Eastern politics? Join us for a riveting talk with Jordan Reimer, Rand Policy Analyst. He will discuss conflicts in the Middle East and the threats and surprising opportunities they present to Israel and the United States.

Sunday, May 19 - 3:00-5:00 PM
Home of Sandy Weiner
Film Interest Group Discussion
More spaces now available! Discuss two heartfelt movies that deal with married men who are involved in gay relationships: Far from Heaven (2002) and The Cakemaker (2018).

Monday, May 20 - 7:30-9:30 PM
Discussion & Dessert: ABC's of Medicare
Dr. Michael Belman will discuss ways to navigate Medicare, now and in the future. Mike is a board-certified Internist and Pulmonologist. During his time at Anthem, Inc., he was closely involved with a variety of issues relating to health care coverage. 

Sunday, June 2 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Home of Lorna and Michael Belman
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 multimedia presentation on JPL, which provides an overview of the Laboratory's activities and accomplishments.  Five spots still available!

Tuesday, June 4 - 12:45 -3:30 PM
JPL - 4800 Oak Grove Dr, La Cañada Flintridge 91011
Monthly Events
Brown Bag Short Stories
Friday, May 10 - 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Understanding World News
Tuesday, May 21 - 10:00-11:30 AM
Weekly Events
Monday, May 6 - 6:30 PM
Walk with The Rabbi
Tuesday, May 7 - 8:15 AM
Poetry Writing Workshop
Tuesday, May 7 - 1:00 PM
Thank You April Hosts...
Lorna & Mike Belman
Margaret Fairlie & Dean Schenker
Julie Grass
Barbara & Dale Joyner
Andrew & Terry Pullan
Sara Shayne
Radell Simon
Barbara Weinstock
Penny & Bob White
Madeline & Ken Wolf
...And Facilitators
Lorna Belman
Phyllis Cohen
Julie Grass
Myrna Hant
Terry Pullan
Dorothy Salkin
Dean Schenker
Radell Simon
Refuah Shleimah
A Full and Complete Healing To:
Sandy Bernstein
Sylvia Fox
Candace Foyer
Roberta Gillerman
Carol Hartmann
Mark Lipschutz
Jack Olshansky
Joan Sales
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