April 25, 2018 | 10 Lyyar, 5778
This Week
Friday, 4/27
Shabbat Evening Service
Sisterhood Creative Shabbat Service
“A Celebration of the Cycles of Life”

Saturday, 4/28
Hevrah Torah

Sunday, 4/29
Religious School

Dr. Nina Shapiro's "Hype" at University Synagogue. Please RSVP by email

7:00pm - 9:00pm
ECLC Comedy Night is here! You will not want to miss this stand up comedy show at the famous Hollywood Improv!
Upcoming Events
University Synagogue
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APRIL 29 - ECLC Comedy Night is here! You will not want to miss this stand up comedy show at the famous Hollywood Improv! Proceeds benefit University Synagogue's Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC). Family and friends are all invited! If you cannot attend, please consider a donation by sponsoring a teacher!

MAY 21 - University Synagogue Annual Congregational Meeting, 7:00pm. The annual meeting is for members of the synagogue only. 
APRIL 29 - Dr. Nina Shapiro's "Hype" (Jewish Wisdom and Wellness). Read more below.

JUNE 22 - Hope + Inspiration: Caregiver Wellness Day . If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's, this free event is for you! Read more below.
Thank you to all who participated in the Cantors’ Concert: Eitz Chayim Hi, celebrating 75 years of University Synagogue. The concert brought together performers, congregants, clergy, and guests for a beautiful afternoon of celebration during which we raised funds to enrich our musical programming throughout the year. We are grateful to all who participated!

Thank you to our Patrons
Sam’chei Nigun, Sustainers of Melody
Linda & Jim Lippman
Bonei Shirah, Builders of Song
Karen Bell & Robert Cox
Mara & Harvey Fein
Meryl Shapiro-Tuchin & Michael Tuchin
University Synagogue also thanks the following donors
Nina Shapiro & Elliot Abemayor, John Benfield, Jill & Allen Chozen, Susan & Scott Corwin, Resa & Rabbi Stanley Davids, Cambria & Howard Gordon, Nancy Stark & Stanley Iezman, Gail & Bob Israel, Carol & Craig Kapson, Lori Miller, Susan & Hal Reichwald, Marjory & Stephen Sebolsky, Caren & Erwin Sokol, Lynn & Bob Wagmeister, Nicola & Seth Weisberg

Your Cantors,
Kerith Spencer-Shapiro 
Jay Frailich 
The Cantors' Concert last Sunday was a wonderful experience! Thank you all for your continued support of University Synagogue! A few items from the concert are available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis. Please click on the button below to purchase an item, if it is still available!
Please see below for all items available!
(As of Wednesday, April 25th)
5 Hours of Middle or High School Tutoring from Halstrom Academy

Value: $475
Available For: $50
4 - 1 Hour in Home Piano Lessons
Available in West LA, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, and Encino

Value: $240
Available For: $50
1 Night Stay at Hotel Erwin and $100 Gift Certificate to Barlo/High Restaurant. Bring certificate, make a reservation, Expires 2/28/19

Value: $700
Available For: $50
2 Months of Dance classes with Miss Alice.   Expires March 1, 2019

Value: $176
Available For: $50
1 Month of Unlimited Classes and Playspace at Kidville. Expires August 31, 2018, valid for new members only, classes must be scheduled in advance

Value: $399
Available For: $50
Hour Long Lesson with Vocal Coach Sara Leib

Value: $95
Available For: $36
Online Tof Miriam Drum Lesson with Marla Leigh Goldstein

Value: $100
Available For: $36
Private Pilates Lesson with
Ava Nahas

Value: $85
Available For: $36
1 Hour Piano or Coaching Lesson with Susan Rosenstein in West LA or Santa Monica Area

Value: $90
Available For: $36
$100 Summer Camp Gift Certificate for the Performing Arts Workshops

(5 Gift Certificates Available)

Value: $100
Available For: $36
$100 Gift Card to YUMI,
an organic baby food delivery service

Value: $100
Available For: $50
Happy Birthday Israel
April Schafer, Director of Early Childhood
Who doesn’t love a good birthday party? We sure do! As Israel prepared to turn 70, so did the teachers and students in the Early Childhood Learning Center. Students got ready for the week by creating passports and flags in their classrooms. We converted different parts of the school into cities and experiences in Israel for a day filled with hands on fun. Each child wore blue and white, made and waived an Israeli flag high as they “boarded” El-Al Airlines in our chapel. The Gesher Lions and Tigers led us in Hatikva as we “landed” in Israel! Each child was able to participate in Israeli Dancing with Jessie Shamout, chopping vegetables to make and eat Israeli Salad, join the Israeli Defense Force (and play “Simon Says”), create wishes at the Western Wall, make a fabulous Dead Sea mud painting and explore the wonders of saltwater. Thank you to our wonderful staff and parent volunteers for helping make this day extra special for our kiddos. Yom Huledet Sameach Israel, we love you!
Mazal Tov!
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Mazal Tov to Mona Deutsch Miller whose story "Dancing with Millicent" has been published in the  American Writers Review.

Mazal Tov to Margarete Feinstein who received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her research on “Revenge” after the Shoah. 

Fern Salka and Joe Ebin on the birth of their granddaughter  Sadie Violet Salka, born to  Jamie Salka and Bekah Nutt Thursday, April 19.

Noura and Babak Shabatian on the birth of their daughter Emma Noor Shabatian on Saturday, April 21.

Please RSVP with Sue Share
to let us know you will be joining us!

“Written with a surgeon's incisiveness and clarity, Dr. Nina Shapiro 'cuts' through the clutter of confusion when it comes to the best advice for your health. As a top-doctor but also as a mom, wife and friend, Shapiro knows what matters most to her readers. Every home should have a copy of Hype ." ―Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and New York Times bestselling author

“If you’re tired of reading competing, confusing headlines in the health sphere or wondering if the latest ‘clinically-proven’ trend is worthy advice, then  Hype  is a must-read book.” —David B. Agus, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Illness , A Short Guide to a Long Life , and The Lucky Years

Dr. Nina Shapiro is one of America’s leading physicians. With more than two decades of experience in clinical and academic medicine, she’s a trusted expert whom her patients and the media rely on routinely to set the record straight about the latest health fads and misconceptions. 
Dr. Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has received numerous prestigious awards throughout her career. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Cornell University, she completed her surgical residency at Harvard and finished additional subspecialty training in pediatric otolaryngology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London and the Children’s Hospital of San Diego.

Producers and journalists have Dr. Shapiro on speed dial when there’s a controversial health study or a medical story in the news, and she’s appeared on many broadcast programs, including CBS’s The Early Show , Extra , Michaela, CNN and National Public Radio. She is a regular guest on the Emmy-Award winning television show The Doctors , and her work has been featured and published in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter, Redbook. Prevention, First for Women, Real Simple and many other print and online publications.

A native of New York, Dr. Nina Shapiro lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children, and is a member of University Synagogue.


MAY 21, 2018

Use the link below to register online or see Sue Share, Clergy Assistant, to register. Sue has voter registration forms in her office. http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/
Please join the Shalom Hartman Institute on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30 pm for their final intimate beit midrash session on  Judaism and the Self: Personal Dimensions of Jewish Identity , in partnership with the Whizin Center for Continuing Education at the American Jewish University. SHI North America Scholar in Residence and Director of Faculty  Elana Stein Hain  will lead a discussion on Religious Hypocrisy, Sincerity, & Authenticity. 

Click here to register or use the button below. The evening will begin with a wine and cheese reception.
Hope + Inspiration
Caregiver Wellness Day

If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's, this free event is for you! Please plan to join us...

Friday, June 22
10:00am - 3:00pm
Zev Yaroslavsky Family
Support Center
Van Nuys

Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles invites you to a day of rest, relaxation, and inspiration. Continental breakfast and lunch are included with registration. A limited number of scholarships for respite care are available.

To sign up, or for additional information, please contact:

Monique Castillo
(818) 830 - 4825
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Mitzvah Corps:
We're Here For You!
University Synagogue Mitzvah Corps is here, and we care!  Dedicated to serving our fellow congregants as they encounter major life cycle events, we will gladly send a welcome gift to a new baby, and provide support for ill or mourning congregants and their families (delivering a hot meal, completing a minyan, running an errand, etc.). 

If you’re in need of some TLC from the Mitzvah Corps, please just inform any clergy member or the synagogue office.   We’d also love to have you join us as a volunteer — the demands are few and the rewards are plentiful!

Please contact Susan Wieder at sdwieder@mac.com .
Oneg Shabbat Sponsorships

Share your special life cycle event with the congregation on Friday night!

Birthday, Anniversary, Engagement, Aufruf or Baby Naming . . .

Click here to see the sponsorships. 

For more information, please contact Bonnie Kebre at BKebre@unisyn.org
Have a Great Week!