January 1, 2021
In This Issue
Happy New Year
Happy January Birthdays
Caring Connections Corner
Zooming Through Rio
Office Closure
Village and Temple Events
Thank You December Facilitators
Caring Connections Volunteers
Jew It At Home
Happy New Year

Happy New Year to our members. Here's hoping for a healthy and happy 2021.
Happy January Birthday

Birthday Greetings to ChaiVillageLA Members with January Birthdays
Elly Luckoff-1/1
Sumner Feldman-1/3
Kim Gold-1/3
Bobbie Allen-1/6
Barbara Levy-1/7
Sander Schwartz-1/7
Doris Haims-1/9
Loretta Siciliano-1/10
Mark Noah-1/10
Tina Fox-1/12
Fay Lentin-1/13
Sandra Aronberg-1/14
Suzanne Solig-1/15
Ron Canter-1/16
Isa Aron-1/17
Frank Neiman-1/19
Carol Hyman-1/21
Gordon Cutler-1/22
Jack Berlin-1/24
Ilan Tamir-1/24
Tina Jaskoll-1/24
Idelle Davidson-1/26
Gary Peskin-1/29
Lora Jerugim-1/30
Caring Connections Corner
Support Your Wellbeing
We are incredibly grateful to our Chaplain Intern, Judy Weintraub for her caring calls and for building community through her two 80’s± Groups. Contact Judy if you’d like to chat or join one of her groups at judycvla@gmail.com

Click here to view additional resources to support your wellbeing and mental health. 
Zooming Through Rio
We toured the famous Favelas of Rio de Janeiro
and learned fascinating facts about their history and culture.
Office Closure
The office will be closed on January 1.
Featured Event
Discussion Without Dessert - Almost a Year Coping with COVID-19
The Director of Acute Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Division of the LA County Dept. of Public Health will answer our questions about COVID-19.

Wednesday, January 13 - 7:00-8:00 PM
New Event
Explore! Colorful Street Art of Rio
Take a tour of the street art of Rio De Janeiro--colorful murals, surrealistic stencils and incoherent scribbles. Learn the history and unique stories of Rio's street artists. Fee: $8 per Zoom screen.

Tuesday, January 12 - 10:00-11:00 AM
Village Events
80's± Groups With Chaplain Intern Judy Weintraub
Visiting Our Great Sages

Visit and learn from the great sages of our rich tradition. Guest facilitator: Devorah Servi.

Tues. January 5 - 1:00-2:15 PM
Sharing Our Stories

We will come together as a group to share the stories of our lives. Guest facilitator: Susan Fisher.

Wed. January 13 - 1:00-2:15 PM
I Love LA Part VI
Once again Village member Stuart Goldurs will take us on a tour of some of the places that disappeared in our time: sport venues, restaurants, and more.

Wednesday, January 6 - 2:30-3:30 PM
Crystal Bridges American Art Museum Tour
Tour the highlights of this amazing museum in the Ozarks, including iconic works of American Art and the outdoor sculpture garden.

Thursday, January 7 - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
New Schedule:
Tea with the Levines
Join Village members Susan and Joel Levine for virtual afternoon tea and friendly conversation. Note: "Tea" will take place every other Thursday starting with Jan. 7.

Thursday, January 7 - 4:00-5:00 PM
Short Story Discussion Group
Don't have time to read a book? The Short Story discussion could be your answer! We will be discussing three short stories by Souvankham Thammavongsa.

Friday, January 8 - 10:30-11:30 AM
Calm & Creative Workshop
Villager Julie Grass is excited to play with you! Join her to create artwork that will help keep you calm. Note: There will be no sessions on 12/25 or 1/1.

Friday, January 8 - 1:30-2:30 PM
We Explore the Jewish Balkans: Croatia
Tour Jewish Croatia with Dr. Joseph Benatov. Learn about the contributions of the Sephardic and Ashkenazi communities and enjoy the beauty of the area. $6 per Zoom for each part. Parts II & III: Jan 25 & Feb 25.

Monday, January 11 - 3:00-4:15 PM
Film Discussion: August Wilson Adaptations
Join a discussion of 2 movies adapted from Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's plays: Fences and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Please watch the films in advance.

Monday, January 11 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Museum of Latin American Art
What is "Oaxacalifornia?" Take a tour of the fabulous Oaxacan mural collection of artist duo Dario Canul and Cosijoesa Cernas at the Museum of Latin American Art .

Thursday, January 14 - 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Understanding World News
Join ChaiVillageLA member Myrna Hant for a timely discussion of news around the country and the world.

Tuesday, January 19 - 10:00-11:30 AM
Israel Amid Conflict in the Middle East
The Middle East is beset by conflict and chaos. Rand Policy Analyst Jordan Reimer will explore the causes of destabilization and discuss the "Abraham Accords." Part I of a 3-part series. Part II & III: February 4 and 18.

Thursday, January 21 - 7:00-8:15 PM
Temple Events
Jewish Fantasy & Occult-Part II
Gather around the virtual camp fire, and brave Jewish stories of fantasy and occult that will make you shiver. Part III: January 27.

Wednesday, January 6 - 8:00-9:00 PM
Thank You December Facilitators
Lorna Belman
Nina Borwick
Jeffrey Ellis
Kim & Victor Gold
Stuart Goldurs
Julie Grass
Myrna Hant
Susan & Joel Levine
Barbara Marom-Pollack
Terry Pullan
Dorothy Salkin
Sandy Silas
Sue Silverman
Judy Weintraub
Ruth Weisberg
Caring Connections Volunteers
We are grateful for our Caring Connections Committee including Chair Wendy Plottel, Shabbat Callers: Bobbie Allen, Rona Berns, Bella Desser, Patti Lebeau-Chorn, Sally Karbelnig, Carole Reisenfeld, Martha Sklar

December Birthday Card Writers: Eileen Dardick, Belle Frieman, Sheila Moncavage, Judie Rice, and Ann Weinman. Thank you!
Jew It At Home
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We are saddened by the loss of...

Evelyn Levitt, sister of Jean Abarbanel.

Zecher tzadik livracha. May the memory of the righteous be a blessing and may their memory continue to bless us all.
Refuah Shleimah
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Sandy Bernstein
Gloria Boraz
Bella Desser
Lulu Fairman
Roberta Gillerman
Norma Glickman
Carol Hartmann
David Hirsch
Leonor Kletzky
Barry Korn
Fay Lentin
Bertha Schneider
Sandy Trost
David Zarider
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