October 10, 2018 | 1 Cheshvan , 5779
This Week

Friday, 10/12
Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, 10/13
Hevrah Torah
Tot Shabbat AM: The Best Playdate Ever!

Shabbat Morning Service: B'nai Mitzvah of Rachel and Raphi Hachamovitch

Sunday, 10/14
Religious School Classes
Get Out The Vote!!!
The right to vote in free and fair elections is the cornerstone to any thriving democracy. As a Jewish community, we have historically lacked the ability to vote and the agency to express our beliefs in the public sphere. In this country, we have experienced freedoms and opportunities that our ancestors could have never imagined. Now, our community understands it is as our duty to increase voter turnout by helping people register, assisting them in getting to the polls, and educating them about important issues. We recognize that many in our community, specifically those of minority status, have long struggled for the ability to vote without fearing harassment or suppression, and so together we must work to ensure that all who desire will have the opportunity to be a part of the electoral process.

Rabbi Joel Simonds
For me, the spiritual highlight of becoming a Bat Mitzvah is officially becoming a part of the adult Jewish community.

For my Tzedakah Project, I am working with LA Rabbits to create more awareness about what really goes into caring for a rabbit and I'm helping to find safe homes for abandoned rabbits.
B'nai Mitzvah Spotlight:
Rachel and Raphi Hachamovitch

Rachel and Raphi  are the daughter and son of  Louise Thomson and Rory Hachamovitch.

School : Paul Revere Middle School

For me, the spiritual highlight of becoming a Bar Mitzvah is becoming a Jewish adult.

For my Tzedakah Project, I am creating YouTube videos that will inform incoming 6th graders of some tactics they can use to be successful in middle school.
Mazal Tov 3
Mazal Tov

To Allan and Renee Gilbert on the marriage of their daughter Melissa to Casey Jacobs.
Zichronam Livrachah
Arnold Kopelson, husband of Anne , father of Peter, Evan, and Stephanie.
Join PlayCreations for a fun FREE TRIAL! 

TUESDAY October 16th, 9:45-10:45am 
Babies 8-18 months
At University Synagogue (All are welcome!)

Email  alevitt@Unisyn.org  to RSVP for the free class

Meet in the Butterfly Room in ECLC

PlayCreations is a Sensory, Music and Art class all in one! Each week you and your little one enjoy music and instrument play during circle time, we have drums and shakers, parachute, puppets, scarves and so much more! After music time, we engage in a unique sensory or art project to work on your child's brain development, language acquisition, motor skills and sensory development through messy fun! We explore things like rainbow spaghetti, cornstarch, edible sand, a jello smash, painting a real canvas, sensory foam painting, edible body paints and a ton more projects to keep them learning and growing each week! We then end class with my favorite story! You have to come check us out for this free trial, be sure to reserve your spot ASAP! 

My Son the Folksinger:
The Role of American Jews in Folk and Protest Music
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 28 | 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.
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Have a Great Week!