July 10, 2020
In This Issue
Happy Anniversary to Us!
Rabbi Laura Geller
Introduce Yourself
Director's Corner
Let's Get Uncomfortable
Caring Connections Corner
Content and Connections
 Virtual Village Events
Virtual Shabbat Services
Zoom With Us
Happy Anniversary to Us!
Celebrating through Zoom did not dampen our joy. Over 70 ChaiVillagers and friends gathered on Sunday to commemorate our 4th Anniversary with a joyous program of music, video, testimonials and fun. Many thanks to Wendy Plottel and members of the event committee for a fantastic party. See More Photos.

Missed the party or want to watch your favorite part again? Click here .
Rabbi Laura Geller
In the Time of Covid
Is 70 the new 90? In a recent article in The New York Jewish Week , Rabbi Geller talked about our mutual experience of being the generation most susceptible to coronavirus and the challenges we are facing.

Introduce Yourself: Nina Borwick
What's Your Story?
Hello, my name is Nina Borwick and I am a proud native New Yorker, born in Manhattan and raised mostly in Queens. My career began in the literary agency and publishing worlds, and I eventually became an executive in motion picture film development for Columbia Pictures.

Director's Corner
Devorah Servi
What a fabulous 4th Anniversary we celebrated on Sunday! I felt proud & nostalgic while viewing the past year’s activities through the stunning video montage.  

As we look to 2020-2021, we are excited about several new initiatives. One, led by Idelle Davidson and Janet Noah, is the Every Voice, Every Vote postcardwriting campaign to combat voter suppression. Another one, with David Feldheim and Sue Shachar at the helm, is our Natan funded project to create a few model intergenerational programs that could be replicated in other villages and synagogues. Finally, as we are sheltering in place much longer than expected, how can we ensure that we all stay connected and in good mental and physical health? Are there additional Caring Connections services we need to create? Should we setup of neighborhood call groups? The possibilities are infinite! What are your ideas?
Content and Connections
Interesting and Enriching Websites
Caring Connections Corner
Dealing with Dementia Alone?
Devorah would like to recommend a book that brings her comfort, called Broken Fragments , edited by Douglas J. Kohn. This Jewishly infused anthology is composed of personal family experiences of Alzheimer’s Disease through diagnosis, adaptation and moving on. If you would like to discuss the book or your situation with Devorah (310-592-0321) or with our Social Worker, Nina Reinis (323-600-5722), please don’t hesitate to reach out. It’s too difficult to deal with dementia alone.
New Series: Let's Get Uncomfortable
Conversations to Help You Prepare & Plan
Estate planning, ethical wills and health care directives...discussions about the inevitable can take you out of your comfort zone, but our conversation series has been designed to guide your exploration of these issues. Join us for this multi-part series featuring a variety of experts, starting with a three-part discussion of Ethical Wills, starting July 20th.

Ethical Wills Part I
Monday, July 20 - 4:00- PM
Virtual Village Events
Short Story Discussion
Join the Short Story Discussion. Click "Register Here" to view the stories and sign up. Everyone is welcome.

Friday, July 10 - 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Calm & Creative Workshop
Villager Julie Grass is excited to play with you! Join her to create artwork that will help keep you calm.

Friday, July 10 - 1:30-2:30 PM

Friday, July 17 - 1:30-2:30 PM
Virtual Walking Tour: DTLA Street Art
Join this unique virtual tour where a working artist will teach us about the history and significance of street art, live from the DTLA Arts District. Fee: $5 per person.

Tuesday, July 14 - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Israel Then and Now: Steve Zipperstein
Steve Zipperstein interviews Dr. Dania Koleilat Khatib, a Dubai-based expert on the Middle East and American policy in the region.

NEW TIME: Wednesday, July 15 - 9:00-10:30 AM
How To Sell on eBay
Village member and eBay expert Stuart Goldurs will show us how to list, package and sell items on eBay.

NEW DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, July 15 - 2:30 PM-3:30 PM
80's+ Group with Rabbi Zoë
Join an interesting group discussion with Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles and catch up with your friends in the 80's+ Group.
Thursday, July 16 - 1:00-2:00 PM
Psychological Tools for Unprecedented Times
Many feel drained, strained, and pained as we continue to live with fear and uncertainty. Join Temple Isaiah for a conversation with five therapists from the community as we acquire the tools to hold ourselves together, carry on, and even thrive.

Thursday, July 16 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Film Discussion: Film Noir
Join us for a fascinating discussion of two 1944 Film Noir movies, Double Indemnity and Laura .

Thursday, July 16 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Understanding World News
Join Myrna Hant for a virtual edition of this signature class that dives into the news of the week.

Tuesday, July 21 - 10:00-11:30 AM
The Art of Karen Koblitz: Jewish Life
LA based artist Karen Koblitz will present a visual journey of her artwork, including private Judaic commissions at Temple Isaiah and Wilshire Boulevard Temple. She will speak about a new series exploring her Czech roots and memories of the Holocaust.

Tuesday, July 21 - 3:00-4:30 PM
Online Bridge
Want to play bridge with other members? Contact Sue Silverman at silverman.g@ca.rr.com or 978-760-4805.
Jew It At Home
JewItAtHome.com is a free resource for connecting with the greater Jewish community.
Virtual Shabbat Services
  • Friday Night Service - 6:15 PM
  • Shabbat Morning Service - 10:00 AM
  • Shabbat Morning Torah Study - 11:30 AM - on ZOOM
  • Friday Night Service - 6:15 PM
  • Shabbat Morning Torah Study - 9:30 AM - on ZOOM, password: 181818
Zoom With Us
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