June 26, 2020
In This Issue
Thanks to Our Annual Campaign Donors
Board Changes
HUC-JIR Summer Series
What To Eat During a Pandemic
Office Closure
Content and Connections
 Virtual Village Events
Virtual Shabbat Services
Zoom With Us
Donor List
Thanks to Our Annual Campaign Donors
...And to the Fundraising Committee
You did it! We asked you to support the first-ever Annual Campaign and you certainly did. We received 73 donations from our members, totaling over $66,000! These funds will help us support our programs, events and vital Caring Connections services.

Thank you also to the Fundraising Committee: Chair David Rosenblum and members Mike Belman, Terry Pullan, Sue Rosenblum, Dorothy Salkin, Pete Siegel and Bob White.

A complete list of donors appears at the bottom of the newsletter.
Board Changes
Thank you to the ChaiVillageLA Board for your hard work during 2019/20. For the 2020/21 year, we are announcing two changes:
Thank You Barbara Meltzer
Although Barbara is stepping down from the board, she will continue to work on public relations, marketing and programming for ChaiVillageLA. The board will certainly miss you, Barbara!
Welcome David Feldheim
David has recently joined the board as a Member-At-Large allowing him to participate in a variety of projects. A recent transplant from Philadelphia, David has shown a strong commitment to our Village.
HUC-JIR Summer Series
Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles Recommends:
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion's Summer Series: Race, Ritual, Resilience and Renewal. Per Rabbi Klein Miles, these sessions are being taught by some of the great Jewish thinkers of our time.

What To Eat During a Pandemic
Sherri Morr is Cooked Out
Sherri is a frequent contributor to the "Dear Abbys" section of The Forward, most recently pondering what she should eat during the time of COVID-19. She tells us that humor is helping her cope.

Office Closure
The ChaiVillageLA office will be closed on Friday, July 3.
Content and Connections
Interesting and Useful Websites
Virtual 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, June 26 - 1:30-2:30 PM

Friday, July 3 - 1:30-2:30 PM
Telling Your Stories
Oral historian Ellie Kahn, Getting Good at Getting Older contributor, shows us how to capture priceless stories of our family histories in this interactive workshop.

Monday, June 29 - 3:00-4:00 PM
Film Discussion: Selma and 13th
Take part in a stimulating discussion of two movies dealing with racial issues, Selma and 13th .

Monday, June 29 - 7:30-9:30 PM
Poetry Workshop with Ruth Weisberg
Intimate workshop devoted to the thoughtful reading and writing of our own poetry as well as the analysis of modern and contemporary American poetry.

Tuesdays: June 30 - July 14 - 4:00-5:00 PM
Israel Then and Now: Steve Zipperstein
Steve Zipperstein teaches a fascinating weekly non-partisan, in-depth class about Israel, past and present. 7/1 Topic: 1948 War of Independence.

Wednesday, July 1 - 2:30-3:30 PM
80's+ Group Virtual Chair Yoga & Salon
30-minute Chair Yoga class following a group check-in. Members will share inspiring stories or written pieces to lift our spirits. Fee: $5 per session.

Thursday, July 2 - 1:00-2:00 PM
Anniversary Party
Put on your dressy attire and pour yourself a cocktail. Join us in a Zoom celebration of 4 wonderful years of ChaiVillageLA--music, festivities and good friends.

Sunday, July 5 - 4:00-5:30 PM
Virtual Israel Adventure with JNF
Join ChaiVillageLA and JNF for an immersive virtual tour of Israel, including popular and off-the-beaten-path sites. Registration now open! More Info

Mon-Fri, July 6-10 - 4:00-6:00 PM
Afternoon Tea with the Levines
Join Village members Susan & Joel Levine for virtual afternoon tea and friendly conversation. BYO tea!

Thursday, July 9 - 4:00-5:00 PM
Short Story Discussion
Don't have time to read a book? The Short Story Discussion is your answer! Click "Register Here" to view the stories and sign up. Everyone is welcome.

Friday, July 10 - 10:30 AM-12:00 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. Sign up for a daily email.
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
Click here to join any ChaiVillageLA virtual program. If you need help with Zoom, contact Talia at Admin@ChaiVillageLA.org or 310.871.2721 or Devorah at Devorah@ChaiVillageLA.org or 310.592.0321 during the "drop-in" hours of 3-4 PM Monday-Friday.
Annual Campaign Donors*
Platinum ($5,000 - $10,000)
Lorna & Michael Belman
Dorothy & Avram Salkin
Susan & David Rosenblum
Penny & Bob White
Gold ($2,500 - $4,999)
Isa & Bill Aron
Idelle & Peter Davidson
Kobor Family Foundation
Hope Stevens & Peter Siegel
Silver ($1,000 - $2,499)
Sherry & Paul Altura
Leah Bishop & Gary Yale
Caroline Bloxsom & Samuel Kolstad
Renee Cronenwalt
Iris & Gordon Cutler
Eileen Dardick
Margaret Fairlie & Dean Schenker
Andrea & David Feldheim
Rabbi Laura Geller
Kim & Victor Gold
Myrna & Bill Hant
Marcia & Hira Jindal
Eileen Lewis
Sheila Moncavage
Eleanor & Glenn Padnick
Loretta Siciliano & Scott Silverman
Susan & Ilan Tamir
Sandy Weiner
Bronze ($250 - $999)
Bobbie & Ben Allen
Joy Brook
Ellen & Ron Canter
Renée & Michael Dernburg
Sheri & Sumner Feldman
Bonnie & Bernie Goler
Carol Hyman
Sally Karbelnig
Susan Lava
Jan & Mark Lipschutz
Barbara Marom-Pollack & Jonathan Pollack
Valerie & Jack Melmed
Barbara Meltzer
Georgia Mercer
Sherri Morr & Paul Verger
Wendy Plottel
Andrea & Terry Pullan
Devorah Servi
Sue Silverman
Radell Simon
Ann Weinman
Ruth Weisberg
Wendy Yano
Copper (Up to $249)
Lynda Barrad
Rona Berns
Pegi Burdick
Kathy Clyman
Adrienne & Stefan Dahlerbruch
Lulu Fairman
Stella Feuer
Donna Ellman Garber
Roberta Gillerman
Stuart Goldurs
Julie & Alan Grass
Carol Hartmann

Pini Herman
Renee & Chuck Hurewitz
Lora & Jaime Jerugim
Talia Karu
Helene & Barry Korn
Helen & Ira Laufer
Susan & Joel Levine
Bobbie & Ike Levy
Bonnie Pastor & Ben Pomerantz
Carole Reisenfeld
Martha Sklar
Madeline & Ken Wolf

*As of 6/22/20
Thank You!
Refuah Shleimah
A Full and Complete Healing To:
Rona Berns
Sandy Bernstein
Gloria Boraz
Roberta Gillerman
Norma Glickman
Carol Hartmann
Debbie Kelly
Leonor Kletzky
June Miller 
Jack Olshansky
Joan Sales
David Silber
Sandy Trost
Claire Tucker
David Zarider
(Let us know if you would like to be added to or removed from this list)
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