December 25, 2020
In This Issue
Hanukkah Thank You
Zooming Through Rio
Content and Connections
Office Closure
New Events
Village and Temple Events
Jew It At Home
Hanukkah Thank You
Village Hannukah Pals
Many members participated in our new Hanukkah Pals gift exchange. We had loads of fun giving and receiving little gifts and it made our holiday a little bit brighter.
Helping the Community
Thank you to those who generously contributed to Temple Emanuel's Esperanza drive for unaccompanied immigrant minors and Temple Isaiah's drive for warm weather essentials for the West LA homeless.
Zooming Through Rio
We toured the famous Favelas of Rio de Janeiro
and learned fascinating facts about their history and culture.
Content and Connections
Office Closure
The office will be closed on December 25.
New Events
Jewish Culture Around the World: Croatia
Tour Jewish Croatia with Dr. Joseph Benatov. Learn about the contributions and history of the Sephardic and Ashkenazi communities and enjoy the beauty of the area. Fee: $6 per Zoom screen.

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
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
Village Events
Let's Ring in the New Year Together!
Join your ChaiVillageLA Family as we welcome the New Year with humor, games, and trivia.

Thursday, December 31 - 7:30-9:00 PM
80's± Groups With Chaplain Intern Judy Weintraub
Visiting Our Great Sages

Visit and learn from the great sages of our rich tradition.

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.

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
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
Discussion Without Dessert - 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
Tea with the Levines
Join Village members Susan and Joel Levine for virtual afternoon tea and friendly conversation. BYO tea!

Thursday, January 14 - 4:00-5:00 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
Temple Events
Jewish Humor and Making Light
How did Jews get so funny? Explore Jewish humor with Rabbi Zoë and Rabbi Jaclyn. Participate in an evening of sharing jokes and classic Jewish comedy.

Saturday, December 26 - 8:00-9:00 PM
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
Jew It At Home is a free resource for connecting with the greater Jewish community.
Mazel Tov!

We congratulate Sheri & Michael Hirschfeld on the birth of their grandson, Rowan Matthew Tabak.
Refuah Shleimah
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Lulu Fairman
Roberta Gillerman
Norma Glickman
Carol Hartmann
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Bertha Schneider
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