Going west on Wilshire as you approach Warner Blvd., one long block west of Beverly Glen, turn into the driveway that has the sign "Church Parking" and park on levels P2 or P3. Take the elevator up to P1 (which is also the lobby). Services are in the Town Hall room directly across from the elevator.
Remembering Jewish History.............
Louis D. Brandeis was nominated to the Supreme Court by
President Woodrow Wilson. Brandeis was confirmed as the "first" Jewish
Supreme Court Justice in a Senate vote of
47 - 22 on June 1, 1916. An associate Supreme Court justice from 1916
to 1939. He died in Washington, D.C. in 1941. The distinguished Justice Brandeis earned respect and recognition from a grateful President, Congress and the American people. He helped pave the way for the future Jewish jurists. One big blow to anti-semitism.
Speaking of "respect'............those who would disrespect
our flag - I venture to say, have never been handed a folded one.
It's 2019, my New Years wishes include good health, Simchas
and Naches to you and your loved ones. As my old friend, Harvey Schechter would say, " Be well, because all else is Bubkiss."
Renew Ralphs Community Contributions Now!
Please Register today!
For your convenience, step-by-step website registration instructions can be found at
www.ralphs.com, click on Community, click on Community Contributions, click on 'Enroll Now'.
If you don't have computer access, please call Ralphs at 1-800-443-4438 for assistance.
CAT NPO# 92136
Ralphs Rewards Card
Donate to CAT while you grocery shop
Participants are required to register for the new term online at
www.ralphs.comor by calling Ralphs at 1-800-443-4438.
You will be asked for The Creative Arts Temple NPO number. It is NPO# 92136
The Scan Bar letters will no longer work at the register.
To verify if Creative Arts Temple is your charity of choice, look at the very bottom of your receipt next time you shop at Ralph's. It should say "At your request, Ralph's is donating to Creative Arts Temple." If you do not see that, you will need to register through the Ralph's
Gelson's Discount Cards
Yes, it is Hanukkah again! Gelson's has offered to provide the temple with discount coupons. Pick them up at a Friday night service or call the temple for your coupon. Gelson's will honor any expired coupon. Take one or a few!
Do you shop on Amazon?
Support CAT when you shop on Amazon!
If you want Amazon to donate to Creative Arts Temple, you need to start each shopping session at
http://smile.amazon.com and they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.
GLADYS CHARITAN, ALEXIS CRESTOL, JOAN DOREN, CHARLOTTE HELLER, DR. MARTIN LEVINE, MARVIN MARKOWITZ, JUNE MILLER, SHEILA ROSE
May you be comforted by the mourners of Zion
Ross & Fern Bloom
In memory of Nathan Bernard Taylor
Fern Field Brooks
In memory of Norman G. Brooks
Arnold & Gladys Charitan
In memory of Jack Charitan
In memory of Sarah Ellman
In memory of Earl Erdman
In memory of Neda Born
Jeff & Sheri Grossberg
In memory of Allen Grossberg
In memory of Myer Hodes
In memory of Simmy Jacobs
Nicole Karsenty Ligeti
In memory of Charles Ligeti
In memory of Howard Lorsch
In memory of Joel Russell Michelson
Sandy & Beth Schron
In memory of Sherry Weinberg
Bernard & Jane Shapiro
In memory of Estelle Loeffler
Dee Ann Simon
In memory of Morton Goldberg
Phyllis Spear & Irwin Schwartzman
In memory of Delphine Schwartzman & Rebecca Gomberg
Emory & Lucy Weltsch
In memory of Ron Weltsch
Louis & Fran Zigman
In memory of Regina Zigman, Beverly & Charles Newman
If you made a donation in memory of your loved one and you don't see it here, it is because it was received after publication deadline and will appear next month
Review From the Pew
By Rabbi Jerry Ram Cutler
STAN AND OLLIE
Stan & Ollie Trailer
At long last, a tribute to another of England's brilliant exports, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy I was, and still am, a huge fan of their persona and outrageous comedy. The two of them were poetry in comedic motion and a joy to behold.
Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, "Stan and Ollie" will give millions of young movie goers a chance to see the forerunners of Abbot and Costello and Martin and Lewis. Laurel and Hardy's comedy, whose bits were written by Laurel, is more subdued although pratfalls were always a part of their humor.
The film written by Jeff pope and directed by Jan S. Baird, is
especially welcomed when politics and the world conflict can use a respite - brief as it is. Working from 1926 to 1940 starring in 27 features and a plethora of short films for Hal Roach, they achieved international fame. We are treated to a behind the scenes look at two infectious comedians, whose antics and brilliant pairing brought gales of laughter to a generation.
Due to a series of events, the relationship between the two has become estranged when, in 1953, they are offered a tour in their beloved England. They jump at a chance to get together one more time. Initially, they are disappointed at their lodgings and the small turnout at their shows. Slowly, they pick up momentum and start to pack the theatres. Although in failing health, Ollie continues with the tour with his impeccable timing and hysterical glances of condescension, intact.
Coogan and especially John S. Reilly are excellent as both exhibit their excellence as comedic performers and pathos when their relationship becomes strained. However, the underlying respect and love they share, always overcome their personal difficulties. Special mention must be made to Nina Arianda who plays Ollie's wife who nearly steals the movie with her hilarious asides and acerbic observations. Stan and Ollie is a must see for film buffs as well as those unfamiliar with these two giants of movie lore.
3 bagels with a schmear out of 4
A Personal Memory Of Penny Marshall
I, along with millions of others, was a fan of Penny Marshall's antics on TV and her incredible talent as a director. However, the world wasn't aware of the fact that she was also an extremely talented cheer leader.
Years ago, when I came to California, I was honored to pitch in a softball competition for a team that consisted of actors, writers, producers, directors and one rabbi.
Backing me up on the field, as I recall, were actor (and soon to be award winning director) Rob Reiner, TV Director Peter Baldwin; Mickey Rose, a close friend who wrote "Take the Money and Run" and the classic "Bananas" with Woody Allen; an up-and-coming actor, Tom Selleck; producer, actor, director, writer, Garry Marshall; a Beverly Hills pharmacist wannabe actor, Michael Zaifert, a bit actor Neil Kaz....I can't recall the others. Just so you know, I was the least qualified player on the field. At any rate, our first game was held at a Sherman Oaks park. As we were about to begin, two lovely and attractive cheer leaders appeared and started dancing and chanting for our team. One was Cindy Williams and the other Penny Marshall, sister of Garry. Who ever thought that I, Rabbi Jerry Cutler, would be slowball pitching for a celebrity packed baseball team whose cheer leaders would be the stars of a hit TV series? California was truly God's country!
Penny was a most gracious and funny person who excelled as a first-rate and highly sought after motion picture director. Her brother, who pre-deceased her, didn't do too bad either. Incidentally, Garry was an outstanding first baseman.
A Few Words from Frank Zappa
Our friend and member Patrice Zappa Porter is Frank's sister.
Please make a note the Creative Arts Temple has a new phone number as of July 27, 2018.