June 6, 2018 | 23 Sivan, 5778
This Week
Friday, 6/8
Shabbat Service with Installation of Officers and Trustees
Saturday, 6/9
Hevrah Torah

Shabbat Service celebrating Sarah Sugarman becoming a Bat Mitzvah

Sunday, 6/10
Religious School is out for Summer!

ECLC Graduation
Upcoming Events
University Synagogue
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Camp begins June 25th!
The Museum of Tolerance, the Jewish Journal of 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. Read more and register!

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.
The Summit of Jewish Values
Confirmation Class Speech – June 1, 2018
About three years ago, each of you were standing on the bema and receiving a certificate acknowledging the achievement of your B’nei Mitzvah. Today we are here to award you a certificate that signifies a new achievement, your confirmation from our Religious School.

These are very different achievements in your Jewish life and not just because you are three years older and there isn’t a huge celebratory party to attend later tonight. As you concluded your B’nei Mitzvah, you all took a deep breath. You had studied and practiced for that day, and then when you reached the summit and realized you had scaled the peak, you could look back with pride to see how far you had climbed.

As you are confirmed tonight, there isn’t the same elation and that’s ok. Because tonight, you can see that you have reached the upper base camp, and looking behind, you can see how far you have climbed, but looking ahead is what is truly exciting. Ahead lays summit after summit yet to be scaled. Those peaks in the distance are your dreams and aspirations. You will find that everything you have learned in your post B’nei Mitzvah studies about Jewish values and ideals, about performing acts of Tikkun Olam, about being a good person, about leadership- those are the life lessons and experiences that give you the foundation and strength of character to fulfill your dreams.

Allan Golad
President, University Synagogue

Mira Chaskes daughter of Sarah and Michael Chaskes
Emily Glenn daughter of Dana and Jonathan Glenn
Benjamin Onkin son of Iris and Ronald Onkin
Chloe Pearl daughter of Lisa and Mark Pearl
Lily Tenzer daughter of Jamee and Michael Tenzer
Bat Mitzvah Spotlight: Sierra Sugarman
My parents are Ainslie and Steven Sugarman.

I attend school at Paul Revere Middle School.

For me, the spiritual highlight of becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is to begin my Jewish journey and be able to have this special connection with God.

For my Tzedakah Project, I am helping an ex-homeless woman named Christina start and fund her baking business. To raise the money, I am having a raffle and baking for the three winners a dozen cookies, a dozen brownies, and a loaf of banana bread. I will then give Christina all the money I collect.
Zichronam Livrachah
Anne Marocco , mother of ECLC teacher, Venetia Lambo (Drew) .
Mazal Tov
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To Hayden Rappoport, grandson of Rona and Dick Goldstein, on his graduation from Dartmouth College.

Resa Davids, nominated as Women of Reform Judaism Pacific District Corresponding Secretary for 2018-2020.
The Central Conference of American Rabbis has created a Task Force on the Experience of Women in the Rabbinate. It is a three year project with the intent of creating culture change. Cantor Shapiro will represent the American Conference of Cantors (ACC) on the task force.

To learn more about the work of the task force, click here:
Click HERE, or click the banner above, for applications to enroll your child in ECLC Summer Camp!
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!