December 5, 2018
Winter Maker Camp
From The Jewish Internet
The Jews Who Fought Against 'Hitler in Los Angeles'

More than one writer of fiction has imagined what it would have been like if the Allies had lost World War II and the West had come under Nazi occupation. That's why the title of Steven J. Ross' new book, "Hitler in Los Angeles," may strike some...

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Camras Corner
June 23 - July 2, 2019
Departing LAX June 23; arriving Entebbe June 24
Departing Entebbe July 1; arriving LAX July 2
If you’re interested in joining Rabbi Camras  on his trip to Uganda to celebrate Nava Sizomu’s Bat Mitzvah and the 100th year celebration of the Abayudaya , please email  Connie Tassa . Round trip airfare is $2,250.59; land portion is approximately $600. To purchase airfare, contact Orit Topf of World Express Travel at 818-654-2880.
AIPAC Policy Conference 2019
March 24 - 26, 2019 | Washington D.C.
Join Rabbi Camras and fellow Shomrei Torah Synagogue members for the largest annual gathering of America's pro-Israel movement. For more info, email Erin Horwitz or call her at 323-937-1184. Click the image for the flyer.
Shabbat Services
Friday, December 7, 2018
6:00 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Saturday, December 8, 2018
9:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service
Bat Mitzvah of Jordyn Cohen

1:30 pm
Holy Halacha with Dr. Harry Stark
"Addiction: What Torah and Halacha have to say"
Jordyn Cohen , daughter of Sara and Shai Cohen, is a student at Hale Charter Academy Middle School, where her favorite subjects are Math and Drama. Outside of school, her interests include singing, mixed martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and travelling. The Cohens have been members of STS since 2003, and Jordyn began her Jewish education at Shomrei Torah in the ECEC when she was just 3 years old. She plans to continue her involvement in Jewish life post Bat Mitzvah by travelling to Israel, being a camp counselor at STS ECEC, and attending Camp Alonim.
Upcoming Events
Adult Education
The Ezra Network
Social services as well as employment and legal advice is provided to all STS members – free of charge -- through our participation in The Ezra Network , an initiative of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in partnership with Jewish Family Service, Bet Tzedek Legal Services and JVS SoCal (formerly known as Jewish Vocational Service).

Social worker Elenna King is here every Wednesday and is available by appointment or on a drop-in basis. To make an appointment, contact Elenna at 818-854-9760 or . Alan Zenoff, a Bet Tzedek community outreach attorney, can be reached at 323-549-5827 or . Giselle Hartman, a JVS SoCal job counselor who comes to STS every second, third and fourth Tuesday of the month, is at 310-622-3844 or .
Community News
Georgina Einsiedler will hold a shiva minyan and memorial service to honor the memory of her beloved mother, Margarita Diaz:
Monday December 10 at 7:00 pm
8601 Rudnick Avenue
West Hills, 91304
2018 Exceptional Young Iranian-American Women
Thursday, Dec 13 at 7:30 pm | Sinai Temple
10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Cantor Jackie Rafii is among those being honored. The evening features a series of presentations and a panel featuring Iranian American women pursuing unique paths, moderated by renowned Persian author Gina Nahai. Young professionals/student ticket is $25, otherwise $50, and ticket proceeds support the charity work of B’nai B’rith. There will be refreshments and snacks beforehand, starting at 6:30 pm. For tickets or more info, call 310-271-2242 or email Jackie Rafii .
STS Baseball Team
Did you know STS Men’s Club has a softball team? Indeed we do and we’re looking for players - both MEN AND WOMEN! Interested? Email Kelly Gordon or call 818-642-7449.
Program: "What’s New at"
Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
Sunday, December 9, 2018 | 1:30-3:30 pm | Temple Adat Elohim
2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, 91362
Join Crista Cowan, the Barefoot Genealogist, for a look at some of the new tools Ancestry has rolled out in recent months to help you discover more about your family history. She’ll share new content, improved family tree tools, and new DNA methodologies Ancestry is supporting.
For more information, email or call Jan Meisels Allen at 818-889-6616
Notorious RBG: The Life &Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
October 19, 2018–March 10, 2019 | Skirball Museum
Coinciding with the twenty-fifth anniversary of her appointment to the high court, this exhibition is the first-ever retrospective about the famed associate justice and cultural icon. The exhibit offers a visually rich, entertaining yet rigorous look at RBG’s life and work through archival photographs and documents, contemporary art, and interactive media stations.
Let Us Know
If you or a loved one are ill or in the hospital, please call the Main Office so our clergy can visit and provide comfort. Also let us know if you have a life cycle event or simcha to share.
Picture of the Week
Todah Rabah
We thank our STS members and friends for their contributions this past week:

Rabbi Camras’ Discretionary Fund
Russ & Bruce Bleaman in appreciation of Rabbi Camras’ moving Solidarity Shabbat sermon and his constant source of calming communication during the recent fires.
Laurie & Craig Dahlerbruch
-in memory of Sheldon Wold, brother of Steve (Nancy) Wold.
- in memory of Irmgard Hornberger, mother of Elisabeth (Bernard) Kesten.
Nancy & Sam Elkin in memory of Margarita Diaz, mother of Georgina (Paul) Einsiedler.
Vicky & Max Gordon
Bernice Lieberman in honor of the birth of Suzie Emamuel’s new granddaughter.
Marsha & Stuart Marks

Cantor Jackie Rafii’s Discretionary Fund
Diane Cohen:
                - in memory of Irmgard Hornberger, mother of Elisabeth (Bernard) Kesten.
               - in memory of Sheldon Wold, brother of Steve (Nancy) Wold.

Community of Caring
June & Lou Lorch:
- in memory of Sheldon Wold, brother of Steve (Nancy) Wold.
- in memory of Irmgard Hornberger, mother of Elisabeth (Bernard) Kesten.
General Fund
Dee & Alvin Becker in memory of Irmgard Hornberger, mother of Elisabeth (Bernard) Kesten.
Martha & Michael Kahn in memory of Irmgard Hornberger, mother of Elisabeth (Bernard) Kesten.
Gail, Avi and Michelle Lahat in memory of Irmgard Hornberger, mother of Elisabeth (Bernard) Kesten.
Linda Wolf in memory of Irmgard Hornberger, mother of Elisabeth (Bernard) Kesten.
Goldberg Youth Scholarship Fund
Lynn & George Jacobson in memory of Irmgard Hornberger, mother of Elisabeth (Bernard) Kesten.

Social Action Fund
Linda & Al Feder in memory of Irmgard Hornberger, mother of Elisabeth (Bernard) Kesten.

Tefillin Fund
Mindy & Al Brown in memory of Al’s parents, Norma & Arthur S. Brown and grandfathers, Philip Gold and Alexander Braun.
Lynn & Ron Freeman in appreciation of Vicky and Max Gordon for hosting them during the evacuation.

Russ & Bruce Bleaman in memory of Russ’ father, Max Russell.
Gertrude Exler in memory of her mother, Anna Fitterman.
Jacqueline Gordon in memory of her mother, Revella Katz.
Madeline Johnson in memory of her grandfather, Jacob Bressick.
Barbara & Irving Kasower in memory of Irving’s uncle, Dr. Moses Goodstein.
Judy & Stanley Levin in memory of Stanley’s father, Benjamin Abraham Gilbert.
Bernice Lieberman in memory of her sister, Norma Glass.
Rhoda Lipsig in memory of her father, Albert Isaac Sapoznick, , father-in-law, Sidney I. Lipsig, and brother-in-law, Alan Lipsig.
Bee Lipson in memory of her father, Joseph Cravetz.
Lily Mattes in memory of her sister-in-law, Maureen Lipton.
Jeannie & Sonny Raffle in memory of Sonny’s father, Ben Raffle.
Julie & Richard Zelden in memory of Richard’s grandmother, Ida Zelden.

Click here   to learn about our funds, send a tribute card, or make an online contribution.
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