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Rabbi's Message

Jerry Cutler

Will You Be My Neighbor


I finally saw "Will You Be My Neighbor" the excellent, tender and revealing documentary about former Minister, Fred Rogers.


I never did see his TV show although I caught more than a few glimpses as my daughters sat transfixed before this soft-spoken man dressed in his signature sweater and sneakers.


He spoke to my kids and told them to be good to one another. As "love" was the key phrase he felt it was incumbent to send this heartfelt and important message to all children whose innocence and love was still intact and hopefully would continue as they got older.


It was a humane message and brought to them by a man who pushed "love" without any other thought of intent or malice.


Fred Rogers was criticized for inviting his television black mailman to take off his shoes and socks and rest his aching feet in a cool basin of water where Mr. Rogers' feet rested. This mild-mannered man never waivered in his quest to teach his impressionable little viewers the need for love and tolerance when understanding was in its embryonic stage. The biblical simple command of "Love Thy Neighbor" was paramount.


Fred Rogers underscored the violence in movies, television, and video games flowing like lava penetrating the minds of children  with hate and destruction in lieu of love and compassion.


Near the documentary's end, he quotes the Hebrew phrase "Tikun Olam" the reparation of the world.  The quote was addressed to everyone who cared enough to help make this a better world.


It is hoped that in the deep subconscious minds of our politicians who have yet to overcome this era of social and political unrest, will remember the words of this mild mannered, gentle man and bring back a time when Mr. Rogers' neighborhood was a place of comfort to visit and looked forward to return the very next day.


I would suggest that you purchase tickets, if you haven't already, and visit "Will You Be My Neighbor" and say hello to Mr. Rogers. He spoke from his heart to millions of viewers and planted a seed that he hoped would flourish and nurture in future generations.


4 Bagels out of 4


Rabbi Jerry Ram Cutler
Shabbat Services

7:30 pm on Friday, 
July 6, 2018
Why?  Tradition!

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.

Arne's Corner

 The city of Chicago is having a great year - shootings are down 15-20% year to date. If this continues, maybe only 3,500 Chicagoans will be shot. 

Many Jewish voters believe that having a Jewish elected official means - all is well. Consider Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago. Have you ever heard, his Honor the Mayor open his mouth about anti-semitism or hatred of Israel, increasingly on display in Chicago? Nah! Apparently, getting re-elected has its priorities.

 The immigration issue has had top billing in the news of late. Just thought I'd mention the other side of the coin...............an astounding 23% of all Federal inmates are illegal aliens. That cost the U.S. billions of dollars, annually. We are incarcerating (food, shelter, medical,etc.) 42,000 people who should not be here, in the first place.

 I am told, that many  of our brethren (the L.A. Jewish community) favor an "open border" policy. I guess I'm stepping on toes when I say, "sneaking into the country doesn't make one an immigrant, anymore than breaking into a house makes one a member of the family".
 Arnold Charitan

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2nd Day Rosh Hashanah

Tashlich by the Sea at Whiskey Reds in Marina del Rey.  

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Monthly Events
Services, Dinners, High Holidays 

Friday - July 6 @ 7:30 pm
Shabbat Services 
Belmont Village - Town Hall
10475 Wilshire Blvd

Friday - August 3 @ 7:30 pm
Shabbat Services 
Belmont Village - Town Hall
10475 Wilshire Blvd

Sunday - September 9, 8:00 pm
Erev Rosh Hashanah
Westwood United Methodist Church
10497 Wilshire Blvd.

Monday - September 10, 10:00 am
Rosh Hashanah
Westwood United Methodist Church
10497 Wilshire Blvd.

Tuesday - September 11, 11:00 am
Tashlich By The Sea
Whiskey Red's
Marina del Rey

Tuesday - September 18, 8:00 pm  
Kol Nidre
Westwood United Methodist Church
10497 Wilshire Blvd.

Wednesday - September 19, 10:00 am
Yom Kippur
Westwood United Methodist Church
10497 Wilshire Blvd.
Yiskor  12:00 pm
Neilah  5:00 pm

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Real Estate Tidbit from Lady Jeff Cutler

Mortgage Rates Fall to 7-Week Low, as Buyers Catch a Break

Rates for home loans ticked down for the second straight week, offering buyers a brief reprieve in a sizzling housing market.

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.54% during the June 7 week, down 2 basis points. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.01%, down from 4.06%. The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.74%, down 6 basis points.

Those rates don't include fees associated with obtaining mortgage credit.

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July Anniversaries
Mazel Tov to our CAT lovebirds!

Howard & Molly Murray 7/4/2018
Shel & Arlen Stuart 7/12/2018
Ross & Fern Bloom 7/19/2018

July  Birthdays
And many happy returns!
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Lois Bennett 7/4/2018
Roni Cohen 7/4/2018
Joe Ingber 7/4/2018
Deborah Barnhart 7/8/2018
Dorothy Lipsky 7/8/2018
Aya Kimura Goldberg 7/14/2018
Leatrice J. Young 7/15/2018
Mitchell Blumenfeld 7/16/2018
Harriet Crestol 7/20/2018
Gail Rund 7/25/2018
Maxine Ordesky 7/26/2018
Joseph Siegman 7/30/2018
Irv Sobel 7/30/2018
Irene Reznick 7/31/2018
Robert Slayton 7/31/2018

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Review From the Pew
By Rabbi Jerry Ram Cutler

Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom 

First let me write that "Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom" will make a ton, which seems to be the approximate weight of a dinosaur, of money. Many movie goers will slink in their seats in fear of being eaten by one of the creatures whose threatening teeth and billowing saliva overtake the screen. If that, coupled with the menacing nerve shattering and deafening sounds emanating from the special effect doesn't scare you, then the realization that a major studio accepting this screenplay, will.

However, if it's thrills you are seeking, without the thought of silly dialogue and actors trying to look serious, then flowing lava consuming everything in its path, maniacal people-eating behemoth, evil men conspiring to make millions, poachers who will stop at nothing as they viciously track and imprison the humongous creatures.....will satisfy your quest.

The beautiful Bryce Dallas Howard, offspring of the brilliant Ron Howard, and Chris Pratt do a capable job but it is Director J.A. Bayona who deserves the kudos as his energetic and non-stop action will guarantee that this franchise revival will also be a box office bonanza.
2 Bagels out of 4    

Mother and Father Remembrances 
from our members.


From Irvin  Gelb -

"Miriam Handelman was an angel on Earth.  She brightened everyone's day with her smile and she devoted her life to charitable deeds.  I was blessed to have her as my mother."

From Mitch Rosenbloom - 

"It was 51 years ago today (5/4/67) that I met my wife Rochelle and brought home this shickza to our Jewish home.  Needless to sat, this was not what my Jewish mother RoRo was looking for me to be dating.  All the traditional reasons were given as to why I should not date this woman.  But Mother knew best and when she realized that this woman was the woman I chose to spend my life with and she made a 180 degree flip and embraced my wife to be Rochelle like a daughter.  She knew my happiness was tied to this woman, and if I were happy then religious differences would not matter.  Fast forward 11 years and this shickza from San Gabriel chose to convert to Judaism, guide our daughter through her Bat Mitzvah, and embraced the teaching of the Torah more than most in or family.  RoRo and Rochelle's relationship flourished over the years until RoRo's passing in 2004.  And today, the anniversary of our meeting, we are planning our 49th wedding anniversary this coming September.  So yes, RoRo knew what was best for her son, and each day we think of her and what a smart woman she was.  And tonight, we celebrate Rochelle's 70th birthday with this Congregation."

From Pattie Ford - 

I have so many memories of my dad especially when I was young. My dad had a poor childhood and the Zappa family came over to America in 1908 and they had little variety of food to eat, mostly pasta. So as an adult he grew to love anything that wasn't pasta! Dad would do most of the grocery shopping and would take me with him. He would pour over the fruits and vegetables like they were jewels and was very careful about what went into our tummies! At the checkout he would hold out his hand with pennies in it and tell me to take what I wanted and buy a sweet. Of course in the 50's candy was a lot cheaper than it is now! Dad also liked exotic foods like smoked fish and liver. My mom would cook it and then leave the room but I would sit and eat it with him. Which might explain why I like the more normal foods now! Dad loved to cook and the holidays were his time to shine. He and mom would be up early cooking the traditional (there's that word again!) turkey and all the trimmings. I loved the holidays because our house always smelled so good. My dad was a teacher, worked for the government as a math engineer and loved his family. He was proud of all of us and I miss him and his funny stories. 

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