April 26, 2023
This Weekend
This Shabbat at STS
Friday, April 28
Celebrate Israel's 75th birthday with a Shabbat service and dinner (RSVPs now closed). We will also be celebrating April birthdays and anniversaries.
In-person at STS and online at stslive.orgFacebook, and YouTube.

Saturday, April 29
In-person at STS and online at stslive.orgFacebook, and YouTube.
Morning Minyan (Monday-Friday at 8:00am; Sunday at 9:00am) in-person at Shomrei Torah and on Zoom. Click here to join the ZOOM meeting or enter meeting ID 874 5946 3346, passcode Shomrei.
Evening Minyan (Monday-Thursday at 7:15pm) led by Temple Aliyah. Click here to join the ZOOM meeting, or enter meeting ID 868 889 99097, passcode: shalom.
Upcoming Shabbat Services
Friday, May 5
Dress as your favorite Star Wars character while celebrating Shabbat with music and stories! Service begins promptly at 5:15 PM followed by a bring your own dairy dinner or order cheese pizza through the event page. Dessert will be provided. For kids up to 2nd grade & their families. RSVP requested

In-person at STS and online at stslive.orgFacebook, and YouTube.

Saturday, May 6
In-person at STS and online at stslive.orgFacebook, and YouTube.
Upcoming Programs
STS News
The Nook is Growing and Needs Full & Part Time Teachers!
If you or anyone you know in the early childhood education field is looking to work with infants and toddlers, please have them e-mail Eliza Enbom at eenbom@stsonline.org or call The Nook at 818-854-7690.
To STS and TA member Dr. Bruce Powell, who was recently announced by American Jewish University as the interim dean of the School for Jewish Education and Leadership.
The Seven Species of Israel
Teva: The Natural Choice
Sunday, April 30, 2023 | 4 - 6 pm
Mount Sinai Memorial Park & Mortuaries
6150 Mount Sinai Dr., Simi Valley, CA 93063
Shomrei Torah Synagogue is invited to a celebration of Israel, Nature & Tikkun Olam. All ages are welcome. View the flyer for full details.
Help Build An Irrigation System in Uganda
My name is Ella Shapiro and I am a junior in high school. I have been fundraising to help build an irrigation system to ensure continuous agricultural activity for the Abayudaya community. So far, $12,000 has been raised and my goal is to raise $8,000 more by June.
Bone Marrow Donation Assistance
Nathan Einsiedler, son of Georgina and Paul Einsiedler, is in need of a bone marrow transplant and looking for possible donor matches. Donors should be between 19 and 40 years of age and in good health. You can help by joining the Be the Match Registry, calling the City of Hope (626-301-8483) or directly through the NMDP: www.marrow.org or 1-800-MARROW-2. You may also contact a laboratory to be tested privately.
Kashi Laboratories
Quest Diagnostics
Lab Corps of America
Community News
Marriage for Life Retreat: 10 Years and Counting
May 19-21, 2023 | Two Nights, All Inclusive | Brandeis-Bardin Campus
Building on the success of our programs for engaged and newly married couples, we're excited to offer a new retreat for couples married 10+ years. Facilitated by therapist Debbi Molnar, LMFT, this retreat provides a safe, open environment to strengthen your relationship and reconnect with your partner in the next chapter of your lives together. For more information, contact Rabbi Myra Meskin, myra.meskin@aju.edu or call (310) 440-1274.
Pictures of the Week
We are SO PROUD of our new Far West USY regional board members from Chaverim! At the convention, FOUR members of Chaverim won elections for their positions (starting 3rd from left): River Schaffer, Religious Education VP; Lily Davis, Israel Affairs VP; Helena Simon, Executive Programming VP, and (not pictured) Rachael Rosenberg, Parliamentarian. We can't wait to see the amazing things you do for Far West USY.
Chaverim also won the Chapter of Excellence Award along with FIVE Program of Excellence Awards, and Lily Davis and Eva Banafsheha both won the Jackie Saltz Ruach of USY Award, this past weekend at the Far West USY Regional Convention in Henderson, NV.

L to R: (bottom row) Eva Banafsheha, Rachael Rosenberg, River Schaffer, Lily Davis, Michelle Greenberg (Director of Youth Engagement); (top row) Ariela Klempfner, Naomi Schiller, Sofia Kozikaro-Sanchez, Madi Saltz, Helena Simon, Lucas Berman, Adam Krasilovsky, Jacob Sostrin.
Video of the Week
Rabbi Camras and STS member Carol Levin send a Yom Ha'atzmaut greeting from Israel.

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We thank our members and friends for their contributions this past week:
Rabbi Camras’ Discretionary Fund
Rabbi Diane Cohen in honor of the birth of Drew Isaac Harris, grandson of Valerie and Isaac Saidoff.

Community of Caring
Anne & Paul Kalsman:
               - in memory of Aaron Conrad, son of Marilyn and Allen Conrad.
               - in memory of Paul’s brother, Alan Kalsman.
June & Lou Lorch in memory of Aaron Conrad, son of Marilyn and Allen Conrad.

General Fund
Al Alfasso in memory of Aaron Conrad, son of Marilyn and Allen Conrad.
Ellen & Don Cervantes in memory of Aaron Conrad, son of Marilyn and Allen Conrad.
Marilyn & Allen Conrad in memory of Tamara Cohn, mother of Joanne Cohn and Audrey Cohn.
Susan and Ignacio Enbom in memory of Aaron Conrad, son of Marilyn and Allen Conrad.
Karen & Marvin Sachs in memory of Aaron Conrad, son of Marilyn and Allen Conrad.

Kiddush Lunch Fund
Kerry Harr in memory of Aaron Conrad, son of Marilyn and Allen Conrad.

Randee Hilborne in memory of Sara Jean Cardozo, mother of Linda (Al) Feder.

Yahrzeit Fund
Aviva Freeman in memory of her husband, Jerry Freeman.
Phyllis & Andrew Levy in memory of Phyllis’ father, Saul Goldblum.
Sharyn Weinstein in memory of her father-in-law, Abe Weinstein.
Sheri Zarett in memory of her husband, Howard Zarett and father-in-law, Benjamin Zaretsky.
Sefi & Mel Zukerman in memory of Mel’s sister, Sarah Kaminski.
Click here to learn about our funds, send a tribute card, or make an online contribution.
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7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills, CA 91304
(818) 854-7650 | stsonline.org