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Rabbi's Message
Jerry Cutler

Rabbi Jerry Ram Cutler

Medically this past year has been, as you know, a challenging one for me. I spent much of my time at Cedars using their pristine and advanced facilities. They took incredible care of me. I was never in want and never had to request unnecessary attention as someone was always at my beck and call.
Throughout I kept on thinking of my family. My wife and two daughters didn't allot me time to feel sorry for myself. When I went to and from the hospital, they took turns driving me. No way were they going to let a slightly damaged Rabbi drive the unsafe streets of West L.A.  Actually, they tell me that the streets are safe when I'm not driving.
When at home they didn't let me climb the stairs or walk without me holding on to them. Once home, they would help me to my chair facing the TV and ask if I was hungry. Not for one moment did they leave me alone. Even when I wanted them to.
The reason I am telling this to you, my very special friends, is that it is Thanksgiving and I wanted to express my heart-felt feelings to Jeff, Chelsea and Tess who took such incredible care of me during a down time in my life. They lifted me up and never once let me wallow in my pain and problems.
I am most appreciative and thankful for all the get well cards and phone calls but nothing will ever come close to the special love afforded me by Lady Jeff, Chelsana and Tess. I love you and am one lucky guy to have you in my life.  
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Joy and health to you all.

Rabbi Jerry Ram Cutler

Shabbat Services

7:30 pm on Friday, 
November 3, 2017
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

Mazel Tov to our well regarded, well respected, and well known, Rabbi Jerry Ram Cutler who celebrated his birthday on Tuesday, September 26.

The rabbi started all this (the Creative Arts Temple) many years ago, in 1972. It was his idea, his logic, his reasoning. He did the hard labor, the grunt work. With G-d's help he personally took on the negatives, the naysayers. The objective was and is (today) to provide spiritual guidance. A place where Jews can be Jewish, where Jews can find Jewish tradition without the rigors of Orthodoxy. Comedians, writers, producers, directors, actors etc. joined in. The "industry" Jews found a home.

There were and are copycat congregations. But nobody does it better. We have the best High Holiday Services in town, and the price is right. Share your good fortune with friends and relatives. "Newbies" are most welcome.
And one more thing. Have you hugged your Rabbi lately?

 Arnold Charitan
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Monthly Events
Services, Dinners, High Holidays 

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

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

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

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

Friday - March 2 @ 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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Real Estate Tidbit from Lady Jeff Cutler

Q3-2017 Market Climate: Sales Volume for Single-Family Homes

Here are the highest areas of growth:

1. Playa Vista (7 More Homes Sold, 317% Increase)
Playa Vista grew from 3 homes sold in Q3-2016 to 10 homes sold in Q3-2017. While homes aren't moving in large quantity in the area, Play Vista is now the Southern California home of Facebook and YouTube. With millennials steadily growing their income in technology-centric careers, this area won't cool down any time soon.

2. Marina Del Rey (24 More Homes Sold, 119% Increase)
With some of the highest rents in its region, it makes sense that people are eager to buy homes in Marina Del Rey. This area grew from 23 homes sold in Q3-2016 to 47 homes sold in Q3-2017, more than doubling an already sizable quantity sold. Property owners in Marina Del Rey, take heed: sell your properties now, while the market is still hot.

3. West Los Angeles (16 More Homes Sold, 89% Increase)
West Los Angeles grew from 25 homes sold in Q2-2017 to 41 homes sold in Q3-2017. Earlier this month, Time, Inc. announced that it would be relocating its Entertainment Weekly headquarters to its offices in the area.

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October and November Anniversaries
Mazel Tov to our CAT lovebirds!

Stuart & Cipora Kricun 10/3/2017
Robby & Myla Fraser 10/12/2017
Bernard & Jane Shapiro 10/21/2017
Melvyn & Irene Reznick 10/25/2017
Louis & Fran Zigman 10/27/2017
Norm & Joanie Crosby 11/1/2017
Martin & Phyllis Gilmore 11/1/2017
Godfrey & Barbara Dekovner- Mayer Harris 11/5/2017
Aaron & Nina Bush 11/8/2017
Idell Goldstein 11/11/2017
Ruth A. & Dale G. Pressman 11/11/2017
Harriet Diamond 11/17/2017
Richard & Marianne Kahn 11/22/2017
Kira Lorsch 11/27/2017
Irv & Mallory Sobel 11/30/2017

October and November 
And many happy returns!
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Adrienne Leevan 10/1/2017
Neal Bloom 10/2/2017
Michael Brown 10/5/2017
Bonnie Lawrence 10/5/2017
Jolie Ancel 10/6/2017
Sidney Crestol 10/7/2017
David Brooks 10/8/2017
Jane Shapiro 10/8/2017
Kate Berton 10/9/2017
Judy Nicholls 10/10/2017
Armand E. Stevens 10/12/2017
Amanda Glazer 10/13/2017
Jolene Alter 10/15/2017
Marilyn Weisleder 10/15/2017
Allison Mupas 10/16/2017
Louis Milkowski 10/17/2017
Lynn Zaifert 10/17/2017
Joshua Glass 10/20/2017
Bobbie Tepperman 10/20/2017
Zachary Wasserman 10/20/2017
Petra Zax 10/20/2017
Briana Diamond 10/23/2017
Carol Jean Delmar 10/24/2017
Sue Glass 10/24/2017
Adam Charles Goldberg 10/25/2017
Eugene Heller 10/26/2017
Stanley Weisleder 10/26/2017
Roberta Siegman 10/27/2017
Leslie H. Stevens 10/30/2017
Elizabeth Chodar 11/1/2017
Shelley Kilburn 11/1/2017
Barry Glazer 11/2/2017
Koi Kimura Goldberg 11/2/2017
Melvin Fineburg 11/3/2017
Edythe Horwitz 11/3/2017
Anne Berenzweig 11/5/2017
Douglas Silver 11/6/2017
Morton Fallick 11/7/2017
Alan Frandzel 11/8/2017
Sheila Krupnick 11/11/2017
Melvyn Reznick 11/12/2017
Elton Lewis Bailiss 11/15/2017
Avery Bush 11/15/2017
Faye Frankel 11/16/2017
Tess Cutler 11/17/2017
Kenneth Goldberg 11/21/2017
Dr. Nathan Sperling 11/21/2017
Lisa Blumenfeld 11/22/2017
Laura Fox 11/22/2017
Stephen Maitland-Lewis 11/22/2017
Chelsea Cutler 11/25/2017
Henry Bush 11/27/2017
Zoe Bush 11/27/2017
Jean Rosenblatt 11/27/2017
Henry Bush 11/28/2017
Zoe Bush 11/28/2017
Gladys Charitan 11/28/2017
Norman Kantor 11/28/2017
Rosaline Gershuny 11/29/2017
Elizabeth Battat 11/30/2017
Myla Fraser 11/30/2017
Yossi Oseary 11/30/2017

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September and October Onegs
Thank you to our sponsors!

Louis & Fran Zigman October Sponsor in honor of Lou and Fran's Anniversary
Sherwyn & Edythe Horwitz November Oneg Sponsor In honor of Edie's B'day

As always, thank you to our annual oneg sponsor:  ARNOLD & GLADYS CHARITAN 

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Refuah Shleima

CAT wishes speedy recoveries to

September and October Yahrzeits 
May you be comforted by the mourners of Zion

Marc & Barbara Barenfeld In memory of Lena Barenfeld
Ralph & Cynthia Bovitz In memory of Rose and Jacob Schiff
Myles Burton In memory of Richard Perozzi
Arnold & Gladys Charitan In memory of Alexander Korn
Ruth DiPietro In memory of Dora Moses
Faye Frankel In memory of Sam Dervin
Godfrey Harris & Barbara Dekovner- Mayer In memory of Dolly and Edward Davidson
Norman Kantor In memory of Jack Kantor
Boris Lomazov In memory of Vera Lomazov
Sharon Mason &  Robert Masino In memory of Miriam Mason
Julia L. Pearlman In memory of Jerome Tepperman
Darlene Schultz In memory of Jacob Popkin
Bernard & Jane Shapiro In memory of Lena and Sol Shapiro
Joseph & Roberta Siegman In memory of Ruth Siegman
Tootsie Veprin In memory of Sadie Raphael, Harvey and Samuel Veprin
Harriet Von Stroheim In memory of Beatrice Lee Davis

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
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Thank you to everybody who joined us for High Holidays at the Westwood United Methodist Church!

We were overwhelmed by all the positive responses and we are so blessed to have such a supportive community. As we continue to process pledges and donations, we ask you- to those who have pledged- to please send in your donations. If you did not pledge, please consider sending in a donation, it is much needed and essential to sustain CAT throughout the year. 

Please send in your pledges to Creative Arts Temple, 1630 Hilts Ave., Suite 107,  L.A., CA 90024 or contact the office at  (310) 446-1800. Every little bit counts! 

Bracha Bar
Silky clay based handmade soap bars that are made only with natural ingredients that nourish you.

Bracha Detox Bar with Activated Charcoal and Bentonite Clay to draw out impurities and detoxify your skin (unscented)                       

Bracha Clarify Bar with French Green Clay, Activated Charcoal, and Lime to balance and toneify combination/oily skin, 
Bracha Lustrous Shampoo Bar with Moroccan Red Clay, Neem Oil, Amla, Rosemary, Nettle, Lavender, and Tea Tree oil to promote growth, tame frizz while giving volume, and prevent graying 
Bracha CinnaMan Bun Bar with Moroccan Red Clay, Bentonite Clay, Neem Oil, Cinnamon and Eucalyptus to smooth beard and promote even and robust growth

Bracha Bark Dog Bar:  Bracha Fur Baby Bar with Bentonite Clay, Neem Oil, Cedarwood, and Lemongrass to deodorize, control fleas, alleviate itchy skin/hot spots while giving a healthy shiny coat.

Handmade by 
Chelsea (Bracha) Cutler
(310) 995-1943

Bracha Detox Bars
Bracha CinnaMan Bun Bar
Bracha Bark Dog Bar

Bracha Lustrous Shampoo Bar

Body, Facial, Pet, 
Hair Bars 

2017/ 5778 Membership Forms

Creative Arts Temple

P.O. Box 241831
Los Angeles, CA 90024

(310) 446-1800
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