December 18, 2020
In This Issue
Our Village is Zooming
Season of Giving
Content and Connections
Facebook Group
Staff Away Time
Scam Alert
Village and Temple Events
Jew It At Home
Our Village is Zooming
We laughed, lit candles, listened to members' poetry, and sang with our ChaiVillageLA friends at this year's Hanukkah Party.
Season of Giving
This holiday season, add some light to your neighbors' lives.
Temple Emanuel - Esperanza
Support Temple Emanuel's initiative to help unaccompanied minors by donating to the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project Emergency Assistance Fund.
Click here for more info.

Temple Isaiah - West LA Homeless
Donate cold weather essentials to our unhoused neighbors. For more information, contact Jeffrey Ellis at
Content and Connections
Facebook Group
If you have a Facebook account, join our ChaiVillageLA Group, run by Village member Sharon Baumgold. Sharon posts Village material, as well as fun events and interesting articles. To join, click here or search "ChaiVillageLA" on Facebook.
Staff Away Time
Devorah Servi will be out of the office December 18.
Update: Talia Karu will be out of the office December 23-24.
The office will be closed on December 25.
Scam Alert
From Mike Feuer, LA City Attorney
Click here to watch an important video message from LA City Attorney Mike Feuer on how to avoid being a victim of a fake COVID-19 vaccine scam.
New Events
Virtual Meet Me at the Movies
Watch Some Like it Hot or choose your own favorite funny movie and we will talk about what makes us laugh while eating Chinese takeout.

Thursday, December 24 - 6:30-8:00 PM
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
Discussion Without Dessert - Almost a Year Coping with COVID-19
We are pleased to host Dr. Sharon Balter, Director of Acute Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Division of the LA County Department of Public Health, to answer our questions about COVID-19.

Wednesday, January 13 - 7:00-8:00 PM
Village Events
Men's Torah Study
Join Victor Gold and Joel Levine for virtual Men's Torah Study. This session will focus on Joseph as a transformational figure.

Friday, December 18 - 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. Next session: December 18.

Friday, December 18 - 1:30-2:30 PM
Explore! Favelas of Rio De Janeiro
Take a guided tour of the Favelas of Rio. Explore Rio's many unique neighborhoods and meet the inhabitants. Fee: $8 per zoom screen (individual or couple).

Monday, December 21 - 10:00-11:00 AM
Film Discussion Group
Discuss two great films made 80 years apart: the classic "Citizen Kane" and the newly released "Mank." Led by Village member Jeffrey Ellis.

Monday, December 21 - 7:30-9:00 PM
80's± Groups With Chaplain Intern Judy Weintraub
Sharing Our Stories

We will come together as a group to share the stories of our lives.

Wed. December 23 - 1:00-2:15 PM
Visiting Our Great Sages

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

Tues. January 5 - 1:00-2:15 PM
I Love LA Part V
Stuart Goldurs takes us on a tour of more of LA's most unusual spots, including places we used to visit, such as the Helms Bakery Building and Pan Pacific Auditorium.

Wednesday, December 23 - 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 AM-12:00 PM
Temple Events
Jewish Humor and Making Light
Explore Jewish humor with Rabbi Zoë and Rabbi Jaclyn. Turn the Festival of Light into an evening of “making light,” sharing jokes, classic Jewish comedy, and some history behind how Jews got so funny.

Saturdays, December 19, and 26 - 8:00-9:00 PM
Jewish Fantasy & Occult
Gather around the virtual camp fire, and brave Jewish stories of fantasy and occult that will make you shiver. 

Wed., January 6, and January 27 - 8:00-9:00 PM
Jew It At Home is a free resource for connecting with the greater Jewish community.
We are saddened by the loss of...
June Miller, beloved ChaiVillageLA member.

Zecher tzadik livracha. May the memory of the righteous be a blessing and may their memory continue to bless us all.
Refuah Shleimah
A Full and Complete Healing To:
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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