ChaiVillageLA, a program of Temple Isaiah and Temple Emanuel, has a full array of interesting, educational and fun virtual events. All Temple adults are welcome to join in. All temple members are welcome at events sponsored by ChaiVillageLA.

Upcoming Virtual Programming

Short Story Discussion

Friday, June 11 | 10:30 a.m.

Please join us for an interesting short story discussion.  This session will be facilitated by Marsha Rosenberg.  We will be discussing “Robbie” by Isaac Asimov and “The Sleep of Plants” by Anne Richter. 
Everyone is Welcome!
Please read the stories in advance.  Click here to read the stories.

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Calm and Creative Workshop - Virtual

Friday, June 11 | 1:30 p.m.

Village member Julie Grass is excited to play with all of you! She will lead this workshop on how to use art to stay calm and creative.

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Understanding the World News - Virtual

Tuesday, June 15 | 10:00 a.m.

This discussion group focuses on the news of the week.  Participants share articles and opinions that pertain to what's happening both in the United States and Internationally, and particularly to introduce diverse views.  The class is taught by Village member, Myrna Hant. We welcome ChaiVillageLA members as well as other interested people.

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The Art of Solo Aging with Sara Zeff Geber, PhD

Wednesday, June 16 | 4:00 p.m.

The nation’s foremost authority on Solo Aging, Dr. Sara Zeff Geber will provide a blueprint for those who are single, childless and/or living alone, on how to live a safe and fulfilling life. Child-free herself, Dr. Geber believes that Solo Agers have unique needs in later life that warrant greater foresight and a more robust approach to planning.
Dr. Geber believes that one may be solo, but not alone.

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Afternoon Tea with the Levines

Tuesday, June 22 | 4:00 p.m.

Join Village members Susan and Joel Levine in their living room for virtual afternoon tea and friendly conversation about this and that.

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Bruce Phillips: Latest Pew Research on Jews in the US

Thursday, June 24 | 7:00 p.m.

In thirty years from now, we will be celebrating four centuries since the arrival of the first Jews to settle in colonial America.  Please join our very own Bruce Phillips as he asks the question, "Thirty years from the Quadri-Centennial of Jews in America -- what we will we look like then?"

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ChaiVillageLA: Film Discussion:  Two 1940's Film Noir Movies

Monday, June 28 | 7:30 p.m.

We will be discussion the following movies:
* The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
* This Gun for Hire (1942)
Both movies can be rented on Apple TV and Amazon Prime.  You must watch both movies in order to participate in the discussion.

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What is ChaiVillageLA?

ChaiVillageLA is part of the rapidly growing Village Movement—we’re not a place; we’re a community led by adults who share their optimism, skills, support, and expertise with each other to joyfully navigate the next steps in our lives.  ChaiVillageLA is a collaborative program of Temple Isaiah and Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, grounded in Jewish values. Although there are hundreds of Villages around the country, ChaiVillageLA is the first and only synagogue-based Village.
Every day, our members come together to create new possibilities for what’s next, providing each other with the programs, resources, and support needed to live lives of purpose and growth. Members tell us that they feel energized by being a part of such a powerful, expansive community.
Now over 220 members strong, we are a very active community.  We have current events sessions, a short story group, bridge games, walks around the park with a rabbi and trips to local museums and attractions.  We’re member-led, so members serve on committees, run classes and events, and help one another with check-in calls, friendly visits, and rides to the doctor.  We go out into the community, assisting homeless families, collecting clothing for children in need and assisting after-school programs.

What's Happening at ChaiVillageLA?

Jewish Celebrations
Short Story Group
New Member Potlucks
...and much more

Expo Line Tours
Movie Meet Ups
80's + Salon

Museum Tours
Film Discussions
Wisdom Circle

And many more member-led programs

How do Members help other members?

Governing the Village
Rides to doctors and events
Volunteering in the Community

Planning Events                    
Check-In Calls
Helping Homeless Families

Working in the Office
Help with Computers
Helping Children in Need

Would you like to learn more about ChaiVillageLA?

We welcome your participation. Visit us at ChaiVillageLA.org or contact Director Devorah Servi at 310.592.0321 or  devorah@ChaiVillageLA.org