August 23, 2019
In This Issue
Introduce Yourself
Civic Engagement
Committee Update
Village Events
Temple Events
Introduce Yourself - Renee Cronenwalt
What's Your Story?
Hello, my name is Renee Cronenwalt. I started the 80’s+ Group for ChaiVillageLA two years ago. I am now 90. I found that ChaiVillageLA offered many wonderful activities in which I could not participate because of physical limitations, but I certainly could organize a monthly salon for people in their 80’s+ and older. That’s exactly what I did. 

Civic Engagement
A Spirited Day Registering Voters
ChaiVillageLA members Ellen Isaacs, Carole Reisenfeld, Eileen Lewis, Idelle Davidson, and guest Jane Gutman (pictured here), as well as Ellen Canter, Ron Canter, and Adele Burke registered voters last Sunday at CicLAvia in Hollywood.
Committee Update
Hello ChaiVillageLA Members...

Please welcome the newly named Caring Services Committee, now known as the Caring Connections Committee . We hope you agree it has a warm inviting sense to it, and we hope more members will reach out for support and connections. Another new happening is that Gary Peskin has agreed to Co-Chair this important committee with me. Thank you Gary! can still sign up to be a volunteer and assist with providing connections. Click here to check out our website to see the list of support ChaiVillageLA can provide. For further information, contact either Sherri at , Gary at , or our trusted and valued staff at the office.

Sherri Morr, Caring Connections Committee Co-Chair
New Events
Wisdom Circle: Journey to Freedom
A special opportunity to hear a brave Eritrean asylum-seeker's story of surviving persecution and pursuing freedom in America. Learn how you can help Eritrean asylum-seekers in Israel through the Eritrean Women's Community Center in Tel Aviv.

Wednesday, September 11 - 10:45 AM-1:30 PM
Temple Emanuel - Belle Chapel
Discussion & Dessert: Protecting Your Civil Liberties - Legal Aid & Advocacy
Jessie Kornberg, President and CEO of Bet Tzedek, will discuss how Bet Tzedek protects civil liberties and provides legal aid. Learn how they advocate for and support impoverished people.

Sunday, September 15 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Home of Radell Simon
Special Event
Understanding the Transgender Journey
Who are they? How are they? How are you?
Dr. Mark Katz, Transgender Surgery Education Coordinator of Kaiser Permanente West LA, will discuss transgender history, culture, and healthcare. Hear stories of transgender and non-binary people.

Wednesday, September 4 - 6:45-9:00 PM
Temple Isaiah - Social Hall
Chai-Lighted Events
Richard Siegel Memorial Lecture
Richard Siegel loved learning something new or important with friends. Learn with us at the first Richard Siegel Memorial Lecture, featuring Richard's friend and colleague, Marc Freedman. Marc will speak about his new book, How to Live Forever .

Sunday, August 25 - 3:00-5:00 PM
Temple Emanuel - Maltz Center
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.

Wednesday, September 4 - 3:00-4:30 PM
Temple Emanuel - Family Resource Room
80's+ Group: Learning from Moses
An opportunity to gather with Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles to look at six short verses of Torah in which Moses asks God to allow him to cross over into the land of Milk and Honey, and God says no. How do we react to this moment, and how do we relate to it?

Thursday, September 12 - 1:00-2:30 PM
Temple Isaiah - Library
Temple Events
Check out the Temple Calendars for a listing of Shabbat services, special events, lectures, and more!
Monthly Events
Brown Bag Short Stories
Friday, September 13 - 11:30 AM
Understanding World News
Tuesday, September 17 - 10:00 AM
Weekly Events
Beginning : Monday, August 26-11:00 AM
Intermediate : Monday, August 26-6:30 PM
Walk with The Rabbi
Tuesday, August 27 - 8:15 AM
Chair Yoga - Cancelled
Friday, August 30 - 11:30 AM
Poetry Writing Workshop
Tuesday, August 27 - 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
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