November 6, 2020
In This Issue
Our Members Stepped Up
Introduce Yourself
Our Village is Zooming
Content and Connections
Hanukkah Preview
Multigenerational Update
Jew It At Home
Zoom With Us
Thank You October Facilitators
Our Members Stepped Up
How Do You Measure Advocacy?
With 24,000 Postcards and 3,000 Phone Calls. Many ChaiVillageLA members worked hard to get out the vote as part of the Reform movement's Every Voice, Every Vote campaign. This group effort included congregants from Temple Isaiah and Temple Emanuel.
Together, we sent all those postcards and made all those phone calls to voters across the country. Thank you to all our impassioned members who participated. Thank you to Idelle Davidson and Janet Noah for chairing our campaign.
Introduce Yourself: Susan Fisher
What's Your Story?
Hello, my name is Susan Fisher and I was born in Philadelphia. I taught K-adult classes for a total of 39 years. I also became an actor, got an MA in drama and added child drama expert to my teaching resume. I became a stage actress and later added film acting.

Our Village is Zooming
Stuart Goldurs took us on a fascinating tour of iconic downtown Los Angeles
Your ChaiVillageLA Board gathered for its monthly board meeting
Content and Connections
Hanukkah Preview
Would you like to send a small Hanukkah gift to another member and receive one in return?
ChaiVillageLA Hanukkah Party
Tuesday, December 15 - 6:00 PM
Candle Lighting
Hanukkah Fun
Multigenerational Update
Multigenerational Program Invitation
Learn about the Multigenerational Programs that are being offered to ChaiVillageLA members. We will be announcing a mix of social justice, art, writing, and idea-exchanging programs in which we will partner with Jewish Women's Theatre, Moishe House and more.

Wednesday, November 18 - 7:00-8:15 PM
Village Events
Calm & Creative Workshop
Villager Julie Grass is excited to play with you! Join her to create artwork that will help keep you calm.

Friday, November 6 - 1:30-2:30 PM

Friday, November 13 - 1:30-2:30 PM
What Should I Watch Next?
Are you looking for a recommendation for what to watch next? Do you have a new favorite show or movie? Get together with other Villagers to compare notes.

Monday, November 9 - 7:00-8:30 PM
Cantor Evan Kent: 3-Part Musical Series
The music of the synagogue has had a vast influence on American popular music from Broadway to Hollywood. Join Temple Isaiah's Cantor Emeritus Evan Kent.

Part III: Tuesday, November 10 - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Discussion: The Social Dilemma
We will discuss the thought-provoking documentary, The Social Dilemma, in which experts sound the alarm about the dangerous impact of social networking.

Tuesday, November 10 - 7:00-8:30 PM
80's± Group: Sharing Our Stories
Each of us is the quiet hero of our life's journey! We will come together to share the stories of our lives.

Wednesday, November 11 - 1:00-2:15 PM
I Love LA Part II
Village member Stuart Goldurs will he take us on a tour of some of LA's oldest restaurants, even including some eateries on the Westside. Part III: November 23.

Wednesday, November 11 - 2:30-3:30 PM
Discussion Without Dessert: Pro Israel Voice
Join us to hear from Julie Monkarsh Gadinsky, an accomplished Jewish community leader and activist who is passionate for the State of Israel.

Wednesday, November 11 - 7:00-8:00 PM
Afternoon Tea with the Levines
Join Village members Susan & Joel Levine for virtual afternoon tea and friendly conversation. BYO tea! 

Thursday, November 12 - 4:00-5:00 PM
Short Story Discussion Group
This session will be facilitated by Brenda Fine and Jewel Hackner. We will be discussing "Face Time" by Lorrie Moore and "The Match" by Colson Whitehead. 

Friday, November 13 - 10:30-11:30 AM
Understanding World News
Join Village member Myrna Hant for a timely and interesting discussion of the news of the week.

Tuesday, November 17 - 10:00-11:30 AM
Jewish Influence on Modern Photography
Jews have played an outsized role in American photography. Village member and distinguished photographer Bill Aron will highlight the contributions of some very influential Jewish photographers.

Tuesday, November 17 - 3:00-4:15 PM
Men's Torah Study
Join Victor Gold and Joel Levine for Men's Torah Study. This session will focus on Abraham's journey and ours.

Friday, November 20 - 10:30-11:30 AM
Film Discussion: Classic Hitchcock
Andrea and David Feldheim will lead a discussion of two of Alfred Hitchcock's most famous films, Vertigo and North By Northwest. Please watch in advance.

Friday, November 23 - 7:30-9:00 PM
Temple Events
P'tach Libi
Temple Emanuel's Rabbi Adam Lutz will lead a 3-part series, "Opening Our Hearts." Participants will explore Jewish texts. Parts II and III: November 17 and 24.

Part I: Tuesday, November 10 - 7:00-8:30 PM
Temple Isaiah Book Club: Caste
Temple Isaiah's first temple-wide book club will discuss Isabelle Wilkerson's new book, Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents. All Village members are welcome.

Thursday, November 19 - 6:30-8:30 PM
Jew It At Home is a free resource for connecting with the greater Jewish community.
Zoom With Us
Click here to join any ChaiVillageLA virtual program. If you need help with Zoom, contact Talia at or 310.871.2721 or Devorah at or 310.592.0321 during the "drop-in" hours of 3-4 PM Monday-Friday.
Thank You October Facilitators
Lorna Belman
Rona Berns
Idelle Davidson
Stuart Goldurs
Julie Grass
Myrna Hant
Cantor Evan Kent
Susan & Joel Levine
Janet Noah
Bruce Phillips
Wendy Plottel
Dorothy Salkin
Ruth Weisberg
Dr. Steven Windmueller
Refuah Shleimah
A Full and Complete Healing To:
Sandy Bernstein
Gloria Boraz
Bella Desser
Lulu Fairman
Roberta Gillerman
Norma Glickman
Carol Hartmann
Leonor Kletzky
Barry Korn
June Miller
Dorothy Salkin
Sandy Trost
David Zarider
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