June 2020
Jerry Cutler
Rabbi's Message

The Eclipse Of Light… 
Our country is going through an eclipse of light.  The overwhelming darkness due to recent events in Minnesota has cast a shadow over the nation. The overwhelming reaction to the heinous act against a decent human being has touched all men and women of conscience.
The truth is, evil occurs when we uniformly block out the basic understanding of the concept of God’s will. There is no defense for the evil perpetrated when four peace officers sworn to protect and serve, abandoned their responsibilities. When that happened, the world plunged into an abyss of deep consternation eclipsing the true comprehension and meaning of glory, love and understanding as put forth by our Torah. One week ago, we celebrated Shavuot, the giving of the Torah and Ten Commandments to the Jewish people and the world.

The Torah, our Bible, tells us exactly how to brighten our lives with the light that emanates from Heaven. We accomplish that illumination through practicing goodness, charity, responsibility, acting kindly and being considerate. It is then that the sun shines, the mountains glimmer, the sweet essence of life fills the air.
As I write this, the “Breaking News” on CNN tells us that the four men responsible for George Floyd’s death have been charged and will stand trial.
The sun is shining 
Be well everyone. Have patience and stay safe.

We love you. Watch us Friday at 6:00 PM 

Shabbat Shalom……

Rabbi Jerry Ram Cutler

CAT FNL (Friday Night Live) on Facebook Live

In your home
Friday, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020
at 6:00 pm  


We're excited and looking forward to our Friday night Shabbat Livestream.

  Please like and share with others.

Click on this link where we will be live streaming:

You will also be able to view it on  O ur Website  (creativeartstemple.org) as well. 

This is a Streamlined Shabbat Service with special guests. You will be able to chat with us, share any news from your week, or send a virtual hug all via Facebook.

We will be chanting the Mishabeirach for global healing and reciting the Kaddish for the current yahrzeits. If you have the names of loved ones you would like to include, please let us know.

Dear congregants and friends.

High Holidays are approaching as well as membership renewals.

We are planning on holding services in Westwood again, but because of the pandemic, we’re not sure what September is going to look like and we’re concerned about your safety and comfort, so we’re gearing up for virtual services as well just in case we won’t be able to gather together. We sure hope to be able to see your beautiful faces though.

Either way, we need your support.

We will be sending out membership renewals and seat reservation forms during June. Please fill them out and return to us via email, fax or snail mail.

Our services will once again include our outstanding choir, wonderful musical director, readers, joy, spirituality and love that we are used to for our most holy of days. We will keep you updated.

We’re excited. We plan on doing some very special things that we think you’re going to love and will resonate with you.

Please stay safe and healthy and hope to see you this Friday night at 6pm.

LadyJeff Cutler
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Renew  Ralphs Community Contributions Now!

Please Register today!
For your convenience, step-by-step website registration instructions can be found at  www.ralphs.com , or if you are having a problem registering call the temple office at 310-720-9618 and we will help you. 

Also, if you don't have computer access, you can call Ralphs at 1-800-443-4438 for assistance.

CAT NPO# 92136
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Donate to CAT while you grocery shop

Participants are required to register for the new term online at  www.ralphs.com or by calling Ralphs at 
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You will be asked for The Creative Arts Temple NPO number. It is NPO# 92136

Please Note!!
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 all through the year. Gelson's has offered to provide the temple with discount coupons.  They are for $10 off your entire order of $50 or more. Pick them up at a Friday night service or call the temple for your coupon(s). Gelson's will honor any expired coupon. Take one or a few!
Do you shop on Amazon?
Support CAT when you shop on Amazon!

I f 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.
Monthly Events
Services, High Holidays  

(We are live streaming our Shabbat services weekly and they will replace our monthly services)

Friday - June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
at 6PM


Click on the link

where we will be live streaming.

High Holiday services

Friday - Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sept. 18, 2020

Saturday - Rosh Hashanah
Sept. 19, 2020

Sunday - Kol Nidre
Sept. 27, 2020

Monday - Yom Kippur
Sept. 28, 2020
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June Anniversaries
Mazel Tov to our CAT lovebirds!
Daniella & Steven Zax June 1, 2020
Malcolm & Barbara-Marmorstein June 3, 2020
Robert & Adrienne Leevan June 12, 2020
Gerald & Joan Doren. June 21, 2020
With a donation of Chai ($18) or above, CAT will mail out a tribute card in your honor of Birthdays, Anniversaries, Get-Well-Soon wishes, Congratulations and In Loving Memory.
Baby Congrats
Happy Birthday Card
Happy Anniversary CArd
You now can Order Tribute Cards, Remember A Yarzheit, Make donations to the Services, Order a Plaque t hrough your Temple Talk Email or on our website. 
Just click on the link and choose what kind of donation you would like
to make.  
Paypal is secure and safe. You can choose to use your credit card or through your bank. Once we receive your information, we will send you a confirmation email to let you know that we are in receipt of
your donation.
Or, you can call the office or just send a donation in the mail.

June  Birthdays
And many happy returns!

Lois Sefton June 1, 2020
Arlen Stuart June 3, 2020
Shel Stuart June 6, 2020
Harriet Diamond June 9, 2020
Godfrey Harris June 11, 2020
Cipora Kricun June 16, 2020
Arlene Ray June 17, 2020
Susan Rothman June 20, 2020
Linda Schwartz June 20, 2020
Wendy Carter June 21, 2020
Louis Zigman June 23, 2020
Herman B. David June 25, 2020
Paul W. Glass June 27, 2020
Fern Field Brooks June 28, 2020
Barbara Marmorstein June 30, 2020
Stanley Karp June 30, 2020
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May Tributes
Your Thoughtfulness is Truly Appreciated

May Donations
Thank you to our sponsors!

Ross & Fern Bloom
Lowell & Penny Dreyfus

GEt well Card
Get Wells
Refuah Shleima

CAT wishes speedy recoveries to:

Lois Bennett, Sarah Berger, Joni Berry, Jonathon Ellman, Phil Felson, Marvin Markowitz, Peter Paul, Nolan Porter, Barry Smith, Sandy Wilson
May Yahrzeits  

We thank those who have made a donation in memory of your loved one.

Alan & Sharon Archer In memory of Irving Rosenberg
Shirley Bailey In memory of Harry Bailey
Nora Binder In memory of Alan Booth Butler
Marc Bronstein In memory of Isabel Bernice Bronstein
Jacalyn Feigelman In memory of Stuart Feigelman
Barry & Tina Helfand In memory of Lillian Helfand
Stuart & Cipora Kricun In memory of William Kricun
Dorothy Lipsky In memory of Gerald Lipsky
Dee Ann Simon In memory of Harry D. Davis
Phyllis Spear In memory of Marvin Gomberg

May you be comforted by the mourners of Zion

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Israeli invention turns tap water into antiviral solution
It sounds like magic, but Bar-Ilan University researchers say the environmentally friendly disinfectant may be used daily to kill bacteria and viruses on all kinds of surfaces.

Bacteria and viruses can be killed effectively through a new method that instantly turns ordinary tap water into a powerful, environmentally friendly disinfectant on demand.

The technology was developed by chemists at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan and patented last year by the university’s BIRAD Research and Development Company.

Their novel method involves mixing water with nanometer-shaped electrodes that have unique surface properties. The combination of these compounds creates an effective antibacterial against bacteria, viruses and spores.
Unlike many other disinfectants, such as chlorine bleach, this water-based solution is safe for skin and does not contaminate groundwater, the researchers say.

The antiseptic capability is 100 times more effective than bleach 
The technology could be used for a variety of disinfectant products, such as spray aerosols for disinfecting surfaces, appliances, beds, closets and bathrooms; containers for immersing hands, shoes or devices; disinfectant wipes; dry fog air-purifiers and others.

There are many antibacterial disinfectants on the market, but this material is based on water so it is cheaper, three times more effective, seven times less toxic for humans, preserves these capabilities for much longer and covers a large variety of bacteria.
Ben Stiller's Sweet and Funny Memories of "Supportive Dad" Jerry Stiller

We Need A little Humor
If you have a joke or funny video you would like to share, please send it to creativeartstemple@gmail.com and we will share it with the rest of our friends.

Have a good and humorous week!

Creative Arts Temple
P.O. Box 241831
Los Angeles, CA 90024