October 17, 2018 | 8 Cheshvan , 5779
This Week

Friday, 10/19
 7:30pm
Shabbat Zimrah
Saturday, 10/20
9:00am
Hevrah Torah

10:30am
Shabbat Morning Service: Bar Mitzvah of Maddox Edelman

Sunday, 10/21
9:00am
Religious School Classes
Creating a Permanent Edible Garden
Imagine a garden that blooms for your child's imagination! Ruth Steinberg owner of Little Saplings spent this past Friday with our Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) students and parents setting up a permanent, edible, garden for our Outdoor Classroom.

In a Partybook style fundraiser, hosted by ECLC moms Diana Makkabi, Eliana Rokach and Jesica Gabayan, the students had a hands-on experience learning a love of gardening and the outdoors. The fundraiser made a little over $800 for our Parent Assistance League (PAL) which will go toward our upcoming renovation projects and facilities upgrades!

Diana Makkabi, mom to Elle (4) and Gia (almost 2) said “not only will each child go home with their own plant, what is extra special about this event is the children will be planting a permanent edible garden that they will enjoy the rest of the year. Our children can benefit from this garden and literally harvest what they plant and eat it throughout the year.” Thank you for your dedication Diana, Eliana and Jesica, and our other ECLC families! There will be many more opportunities for participating in fundraising throughout the year.

April Schafer
Director of Early Childhood
Bar Mitzvah Spotlight:
Maddox Edelman

My parents are Matthew and Jenifer Edelman.

I attend school at Windward School.

For me, the spiritual highlight of becoming a Bar Mitzvah is knowing that I have accomplished something so difficult and meaningful.

For my Tzedakah Project, I am collecting used baseball equipment for kids who want to play baseball but cannot afford to buy the equipment to play.


Mazal Tov 3
Mazal Tov

To  Cory and Alisa Rosenberg  on the birth their son,  Ethan Henry Rosenberg
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018
 
6:15 - 7:15 pm - DINNER BUFFET and SPEAKER SCOTT SPENCER
My Son the Folksinger:
The Role of American Jews in Folk and Protest Music
 
7:30 pm - SING-ALONG SERVICE IN THE SANCTUARY
 
With accompaniment by members of the University Synagogue choir & the Mavens.
 
No reservation needed for the Service. Everyone welcome.

RSVP required for Shabbat Dinner.
Catered dairy dinner, $30 adults, $20 children under 12. RSVP required.
 
Sponsored by the Tikkun Olam Committee and Sisterhood.
Saturday, October 27 | 9AM
Temescal Canyon Park

Join Cantor Shapiro on the trail for a hike with the Torah.
Meet up at the trail head at the VERY end of the parking lot.

Let us know you're coming on Facebook!

Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor:
A Conversation with Yossi Klein Halevi
7 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
Roski Dining Room, University Hall
Loyola Marymount University


Featuring a candle lighting and lecture by Yossi Klein Halevi, renowned American-born Israeli author and journalist.

Kosher dessert reception to follow.

The 2018 Kristallnacht Commemoration is generously cosponsored by the Academy for Jewish Religion, the Academic Engagement Network, the Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination at LMU, Jewish Life at LMU, and University Synagogue.
Nefesh B'Nefesh: Upcoming Aliyah Open House
Sun. 10/28 LA & Tues. 10/30 Valley
Explore Aliyah by attending an upcoming Open House. Participate in an informal discussion and learn about living in Israel!

LOS ANGELES
Sunday, October 28th
Retiring to Israel: 6pm - Exploring Aliyah: 8pm
Residence Inn by Marriott
1177 South Beverly Drive, Los Angeles

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Tuesday, October 30th
Retiring to Israel: 6pm - Exploring Aliyah: 8pm
Sherman Oaks Courtyard by Marriott
15433 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks

Can make it? Visit the website below for upcoming meetings with an Aliyah advisor near you!

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Have a Great Week!