May 23, 2018 | 9 Sivan, 5778
This Week
Friday, 5/25
Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, 5/26
Hevrah Torah
Sunday, 527
Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

Monday, 5/28
Closed for Memorial Day
Upcoming Events
University Synagogue
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Camp begins June 25th!
Hope + Inspiration: Caregiver Wellness Day . If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's, this free event is for you! Read more below. Please RSVP by email.
President's Report
2017/2018 Year in Review

Allan Golad
President, University Synagogue
I knew at the onset of my second year as President that 2018 would mark a watershed moment in our synagogue's history. We would celebrate our 75th anniversary but against the backdrop of knowing that our synagogue had reached the point where the funding to service our current debt would be extinguished in this 2017/2018 fiscal year . . .
Click HERE, or click the banner above, for applications to enroll your child in ECLC Summer Camp!
Mazal Tov
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Mazal Tov to Natalie Abber, a UC Berkeley graduate, on receiving a Fulbright scholarship. Natalie’s parents are Meredith and Jason Abber.
Big Sunday Success!
Thank you to Bennett Tramer for organizing University Synagogue’s involvement in Big Sunday. We partnered with our dedicated friends at i-CERV, the Ismaili Muslim Volunteer Service group, and helped to create an inspirational garden for the kids at Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts. We are grateful to...

Carol Bruch
Michael Chaskes
Nicole and Beth Davids
Resa Davids
Toni and Steve Goldsobel
Rabbi Joel and Zev Simonds
Sonya Sones and Bennett Tramer

...for participating! 

Pictured to the left are t he results of the beautification efforts of University Synagogue and i-Cerv Volunteers!
Michael Chaskes and members of I-Cerv working on a volunteer project on Big Sunday.
Some of the students at Ramon C. Cortines school, who helped us beautify their grounds
Bennett Tramer, Toni Goldsobel and Sonya Sones
Volunteers of all ages joined in on the beautification efforts!
Michael Chaskes,
Steve and Toni Goldsobel
Resa Davids
Carol Bruch (white hat)
Gardening is a team effort!
Big Sunday t-shirts celebrating
20 years!
Thank you to everyone who helped with the beautification efforts! Wonderful work!
Yossi Klein Halevi's "Letters To My Palestinian Neighbor"
The Museum of Tolerance, the Jewish Journal Los Angeles and the Paul E. Singer Foundation invite you to a special evening with  Yossi Klein Halevi , author of the new book: LETTERS TO MY PALESTINIAN NEIGHBOR

Thursday, June 7, 2018
7:30 p.m. 
at the Museum of Tolerance

Attempting to break the agonizing impasse between Israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes . . .
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
Working with synagogues, the Ezra Network is an initiative of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in partnership with Jewish Family Service, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
and JVS SoCal.

If you are looking for legal help, whether it has to do with applying for Holocaust reparations, an eviction notice or elder abuse, the Ezra Network is here for you. The legal counselor can assist you, at no cost, with legal issues such as:

·       Consumer Rights     
·        Elder and Caregiver Rights
·        Services for Holocaust Survivors
·        Public Benefits
·        Housing Rights
·        Employment Rights
·        Income Tax Disputes

If the legal counselor cannot assist you directly, the attorney will provide referrals to other agencies that may be able to assist.

If you would like to discuss your legal issue, please contact the Ezra Network legal counselor at 323-549-5827. All information provided is confidential. 
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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 .
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
Have a Great Week!