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Rabbi's Message

Jerry Cutler
A humble Chabad Rabbi, Yisroel Goldstein, was thrust into an unwanted limelight following the death of his friend and supporter Lori Gilbert-Kaye. 
The senseless act of a demented young man whose sinister message of poison and hatred has resonated throughout the world and made him a celebrity to many disenchanted young men willing to forsake their miserable lives garnering instant notoriety for an inhumane cause.

This insanity must stop immediately.   We as Jews, must fortify our convictions in the ugly disfigured face of terror.

We as Jews must resolve to never back down from those wanting to besmirch our glorious past and auspicious future.

We as Jews must never forsake our ancestors and keep the Eternal Light of Israel and Judaism burning brightly to be a guiding force for humanity. However, it is difficult to communicate with some of you while staring at empty seats on Shabbat.

Our services are only once a month. Certainly, we can mark our calendars accordingly to make time to attend. How can we become a voice of dissent and dissatisfaction if we don't combat the heinous activities of those who seek to destroy us and our proud history of progress and ethics over 4,000 years? No group of people has ever given so much for so little appreciation in return.

 As a reminder, our Shabbat service is this Friday, May 3rd. We cannot let our ancestors and future generations down. We just simply, CANNOT.

 Rabbi Jerry Ram Cutler

Our Next Shabbat Service

7:30 pm on Friday, 
May 3, 2019 
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


Demonization of Israel leads to Ant-Semitism. Sadly, our  reaction replicates the response of the Wise Men of Chelm.

Chelm was a shtetel in Eastern Europe located on a steep  mountain. When her citizens kept falling off the mountain, they called  an emergency meeting, and how did the Wise Men of Chelm resolve the  problem? They built a hospital on the bottom of the mountain. Huh?

Why would we allow anti-Semites, terrorists and bigots to 
overrun our world while we build hospitals to treat the victims? Do we 
not have to confront them when they start spouting their hate?

Doing nothing, good intentions, and expecting others to do  for us, as you know, isn't working out. Please allow me to recommend  contributing to your Temple (C.A.T.) Your interests are best served (the  most bang for the Buck) by providing our esteemed Rabbi Jerry Cutler,  with the tools (financial and numerical) to make our voices heard and  respected.  He's doing his part. He has access to the difference makers,  and you can't do better than that.

            Am Israel Chai.
            Arnold Charitan

Don't Forget to Get Your Tickets
To Our Theater Party 
June 9, 2019

Please join Rabbi Jerry and Jeff in supporting our member
and long-time supporter

Barbara Minkus

in her play 

Back from Off-Broadway!

on Sunday, June 9, 2019
 at  5:00 pm

at the 

The Pico 
10508 W. Pico Blvd, LA 90064

Ticket Price: 
$15.00 + fees

 Go to the website -

and enter this discount code: CAT15. This promo code brings down the General Admission ticket price from $36 +fees to $15 +fees. 

While searching for fame, Barbara found the more meaningful things in life.

Back from her Off-Broadway run, Broadway, film, and television singer/actress Barbara Minkus shares an intimate evening of personal moments, funny and poignant songs, and her remarkable stories working with such luminaries as Danny Kaye, Merv Griffin, Jerry Lewis, and Charlotte Rae.

Featuring a variety of show-stopping songs, this one-woman, one-act, 75-minute multi-media musical (with live piano accompaniment) incorporates film, graphics, recordings, and photos to showcase Barbara's exceptional journey of love, life, difficult decisions, family dynamics, and so much more. Not to mention the trip to Israel that brought her ever closer to her Jewish roots.


"Your show is wonderful! It's marvelous on several fronts; the writing is personal and warm, your story is both fascinating and touching, your singing is honest and passionate and your storytelling, timing and delivery are just superb - dramatic, theatrical and smart... And best of all, it's fun and funny!"
 ~John Sheehan, NYC Theatrical Director

"It flows seemlessly, making its points with down-to-earth humanity as well as possessing an entertaining flair.... but primarily it's the star who makes it all work. Her incredible light shines brightly at every moment. She may not think she's famous, but she will live on in our hearts.... and that's about as famous as one could wish to be." 
~Don Grigware, Broadway World

"Minkus, a tiny woman, bursts forth with a breathtaking energy that is both mesmerizing and comforting - she has over 6 decades in the business to draw from. Barbara lures her audience in song and in tales of growing up in a different time - with the reminders that we all have the same feelings and needs, no matter our age... This dynamo excels and is a woman to be reckoned with!"
 ~E.M. Fredric, The Hollywood Times


Renew Ralphs Community Contributions Now!

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Please Register today!
For your convenience, step-by-step website registration instructions can be found at, 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  or by calling Ralphs at  1-800-443-4438. 

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 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!

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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 and they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.

Monthly Events
Services, Dinners, High Holidays 
( Dates are subject to change)


F riday - May 3, @ 7:30 pm
Shabbat Services 
Belmont Village - Town Hall
10475 Wilshire Blvd

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

Friday - July 5, @ 7:30 pm
Shabbat Services 
Belmont Village - Town Hall
10475 Wilshire Blvd

Friday - August 2, @ 7:30 pm
Shabbat Services 
Belmont Village - Town Hall
10475 Wilshire Blvd

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

Monday - September 30, @ 8:00 pm
Rosh Hashanah Services 

Tuesday - October 1, @ 10:00 am
Rosh Hashanah Services 

Wednesday - October 2, @ 11:00 am
Tashlich By The Sea

Tuesday - October 8, @ 8:00 pm
Kol Nidre Services 

Wednesday - October 9, @ 10:00 am
Yom Kippur Services

Friday - November 1, @ 7:30 pm
Shabbat Services 
Belmont Village - Town Hall
10475 Wilshire Blvd

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

131 S. Rodeo Drive  Suite 100
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Cell 310-995-0340
Bus 310-248-6440

I will be with you every step of the way. That is my promise, that is my commitment. 

Also, a FREE mezuzah hanging on your new home from our esteemed Rabbi. 


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April Yahrzeits 
May you be comforted by the mourners of Zion

Elton & Barbara Bailiss In memory of Sally Bailiss
Lois Bennett In memory of Harry Benson
Joni Berry  & Stephen Maitland-Lewis  In memory of Benny Davis
Arnold & Gladys Charitan In memory of Ivan Charitan
Norm & Joanie Crosby In memory of Peg Foley
Alan & Karen Elias In memory of Martin Elias
Annette Fields In memory of David Fields
Shelley Fisher & Melissa Bertelone  In memory of Nate Evans
Faye Frankel In memory of Heinie Dervin & Nell Platzner
 Howard & Charlotte Goldberg In memory of Elizabeth Berman
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Shirley Hellman In memory of Nathan and Bessie Miller
Bill & Gail Landers In memory of Nathan Bercovitz
Joann & Yossi Oseary In memory of Janet Zaifert
Daniel Paulson In memory of Bess Chanin Paulson
Barbara Lee Schulz In memory of George Schulz
Bernard & Jane Shapiro In memory of Edward Stanton, John Loeffler;Caryn Sanders
Tootsie Veprin In memory of Anna Veprin
Lucy Weltsch In memory of Cecilia Victor and Simon Weltsch

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Review From the Pew
Rabbi Jerry Ram Cutler


"Fiddler On the Roof" currently at the Pantages Theatre is an enthusiastic and pleasing rendition of the Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick 1965 iconic musical. Since it arrived and heralded on Broadway, the show has played throughout the world and probably beyond.

The exuberant cast is terrific with a few exceptions and the dancing and songs such as "L'Chaim-To Life!" "If I were A Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," and "Tradition," are presented with enough spirit to open a brewery. The opening night audience was joyously receptive from the moment the curtain opened to its conclusion.

The laughter generated from Joseph Stein's book was uniformly uproarious.
Yechezkel Lazarov, as the beleaguered milkman, Tevya, facing the unenviable task of marrying off five daughters (personally, I have two more to go) convulses the audience with his contorted facial expressions initially concocted by the brilliant Zero Mostel.

The scenery and cast has been cut down from the original production but no one who was privy to seeing it didn't seem to notice or care as the bombastic musical numbers, thanks to Mr. Lazarov and his supporting cast notably, Maite Uzal as Golde, Jonathan Van Mering as Lazar Wolf, Jesse Weil as Motel and Jeffrey Busko as the friendly but unrelenting Constable. The daughters were uniformly excellent.

"Fiddler" soars throughout the evening with the audience mouthing the words to the songs and ready to jump on stage, if given the opportunity, during the exciting "Bottle" dance.

If you've seen "Fiddler On the Roof," I highly recommend that you see it again. If you haven't, take the kids and neighbors and friends, go and ENJOY.
3 ½ Bagels out of 4

News of the Day

3D Crosswalk is Helping Slow Down Traffic
3D Crosswalk is Helping Slow Down Traffic

Israeli city paints 3-D pedestrian crossing to curtail accidents

With road accidents still a major concern for the Jewish State, one southern city introduces a creative solution.
By i24NEWS
The southern Israeli city of Ashkelon unveiled the country's first three-dimensional pedestrian crossing on Sunday.
Painted on the ground to give the illusion to incoming drivers they are coming into an obstacle, the innovative design was engineered to reduce the risk of collision.
Originally inspired by a 2016 Indian street-art project, the installation has been set up in several locations in the world, although it still hasn't seen mass adoption.
"We are constantly thinking about how to improve road safety," Ashkelon mayor Tomer Glam said, according to Israeli daily Maariv.
"I believe that with this innovative solution coming to our city, we will see fewer accidents and fewer casualties," he added.
According to police data, more than two thirds of accidents involving pedestrians are caused by driver behavior. Or Yarok (Green Light), a road safety organization, also says 79% of pedestrian injuries happen on a crossing - and claims about half the lives.

"Pedestrians have become the new transparent," Erez Kita, director of Or Yarok, told Mako. "We must improve the infrastructure around crossroads.... With simple and inexpensive operations it is possible to save lives," he added.
Last month, Tel Aviv also started experimenting with a different kind of pedestrian crossing, which attempts to grab the attention of road users away from their smartphones and onto the roads.
A strip of LED lights on the ground turns red or green in step with the usual 'walking man' across the road.
The aim is to unconsciously gain the pedestrian's attention to signal when it is unsafe to cross the road.
Road collisions are a major concern in Israel. Although there has generally been a downward trend in the number of casualties from road traffic accidents, 81 people have died since the beginning of this year, 22 of them pedestrians.

Two Classics, One Car: A Collector Shows Off Her Lifelong Favorite | The New York Times 
Two Classics, One Car: A Collector Shows Off Her Lifelong Favorite | The New York Times

She doesn't look 101 and sounds as sharp as a tack!   Love this gal!  
She won't buy a new car until she has worn her old one out and it is still in new condition, after all it is only 84 years old (the car that is, oh, the lady...she's 101)
This lady's car is a 1930 Packard.
What a pleasant and spry lady she is.
Take note in the video that she lays a shop rag on the running board to step onto when she gets in and out of the car.
Then after she is in the car, she leans all the way down to the running-board to get the rag.
She is in great physical and mental shape for her age.
The car is not bad either.
Click on the link below to view this beautiful car and listen to this wonderful, seemingly ageless lady.

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