September 6, 2019
In This Issue
Meet our Intern
Introduce Yourself
Our Village On the Go
Sukkot Celebration
Volunteer Opportunities
Village Events
Temple Events
Thank you August Hosts & Facilitators
Meet our Intern
Introducing Elli Rao
With my passion for working with older adults, I am excited to join ChaiVillageLA as an intern while pursuing a dual masters in Jewish Nonprofit Management and Social Work. I grew up in Tulsa, OK and have interned as a case manager at JFS.
I enjoy reading, trying new restaurants, and playing with my cat, Stella.
Introduce Yourself: Mark Lipschutz
What's Your Story?
Hello, I'm Mark Lipschutz. My grandparents came from Russia and Lithuania and settled in Wisconsin. I grew up in Manitowoc, north of Milwaukee. My dad was a dentist; my mom had been a lab technician at Wisconsin General Hospital but stopped working when she got married, as was customary. 

Our Village On the Go
We gathered to learn about the experiences of transgender people from Dr. Mark Katz and his amazing guest speakers. Thanks to Renee Cronenwalt for inviting her dear friend, Dr. Katz.

Click here to view more photos from this powerful event.
Members met for a delicious light lunch and a screening of the documentary Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles on Labor Day weekend.
Sukkot Celebration
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
Volunteer Opportunities
Want to help with the Sukkot Celebration on October 14? Contact Special Events Chair Wendy Plottel at
(310) 291-9252 or .
Interested in creating a tech support team for members of ChaiVillageLA? Please contact Talia at
(310) 871-2721 or .
Caring Connections needs your help! Can you store chicken soup in your freezer so you can share in the mitzvah of bringing soup to others. If you have freezer space, Email Talia or call her at (310) 871-2721.
New Events
FIDM Museum Tour
Join us for a tour at the Fashion Institute of Design (FIDM) featuring an array of costumes from Emmy-nominated TV shows. The exhibit includes over 100 costumes from 23 recent shows. 

Friday, September 20 - 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
FIDM Museum - 919 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90015
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.
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.
Chai-Lighted Events
Wisdom Circle: Journey to Freedom
A special opportunity to hear from a brave Eritrean asylum-seeker and her host, Vivian. Learn more about the situation in Eritrea and how you can help Eritrean asylum-seekers worldwide.

Wednesday, September 11 - 10:45 AM-1:30 PM
Temple Emanuel - Belle Chapel
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
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
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
Village Poker
Wednesday, September 11 - 7:00 PM
Weekly Events
Beginning : Monday, Sept. 9 - CANCELLED
Intermediate : Monday, Sept. 9 - 6:30 PM
Walk with The Rabbi
Tuesday, Sept. 10 - 8:15 AM
Chair Yoga - Open to All Ages
Tuesday, Sept. 10 - 11:15 AM
Poetry Writing Workshop
Tuesday, Sept. 10 - 1:00-3:00 PM
Thank You August Hosts...
Connie Bennett
Julie & Alan Grass
Barbara & Dale Joyner
Sally Karbelnig
Bobbie & Ike Levy
Sue & Dave Rosenblum
Dean S. & Margaret F.
Sue Silverman
Radell Simon
Susie & Ilan Tamir
...and Facilitators
Lorna Belman
Renee Cronenwalt
Idelle Davidson
Julie Grass
Barbara Meltzer
Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles
Mimi Reisbaum
Myrna Hant
Sue Rosenblum
Dorothy Salkin
Radell Simon
Ilan Tamir
Mazel tov!
Congratulations to Sue & Dave Rosenblum on the birth of their granddaughter, Maya Simone Rosenblum, on August 31.
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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