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ChaiVillageLA

 

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


ChaiVillageLA: Tuesday Group Walk

Tuesday, October 5 | 8:00 a.m.

Join your fellow ChaiVillageLA members for a moderately-paced walk around Rancho Park. The walk is 2.2 miles and takes approximately 45 minutes.  Free parking is available on Patricia Avenue.No registration is required.

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ChaiVillageLA: Line Dancing

Wednesday, October 6 | 2:00 p.m.

ChaiVillageLA member Sandy Silas has graciously offered her spacious patio as our classroom.  Her home is in Cheviot Hills and there is ample street parking. Sandy's address will be sent upon confirmation.  

We will meet every other Wednesday. The fee is $15 per class which should be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. Class is limited to a maximum of ten.  Please note that COVID vaccinations are required.

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ChaiVillageLA: Love Over 50:  How to Find It, Enjoy It and Keep It, with Francine Russo

Thursday, October 7 | 6:00 p.m.

Just a few of the things Francine Russo will talk about include:
Understanding why this is the best kind of love there is and more satisfying than at any other life stage
Recovering from the emotional damage of divorce, the grief of widowhood or a history of unfulfilling relationships
Overcoming the physical challenges of sex and embracing your erotic selves
Building realistic requirements for a partner and what attitudes to bring to dating
Evaluating the financial, emotional, and practical results of marrying, living together, or living apart

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ChaiVillageLA: Short Story Discussion

Friday, October 8 | 1:00 p.m.

The October Short Story discussion will be facilitated by Kim Gold.  We will be discussing two stories from Anton Chekhov, "The Darling" and "Gooseberries."

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ChaiVillageLA: Tuesday Group Walk

Tuesday, October 12 | 8:00 a.m.

Join your fellow ChaiVillageLA members for a moderately-paced walk around Rancho Park. The walk is 2.2 miles and takes approximately 45 minutes.  Free parking is available on Patricia Avenue.No registration is required.

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ChaiVillageLA: Museum Tour:  Three Centuries of American Landscape Painting

Thursday, October 14 | 10:00 a.m.

We have the opportunity to take another excellent virtual tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Our docent will lead us in an exploration of how American artists have viewed landscapes in their own times. We will start in the early nineteenth century when artists were curious about what made their young country special,  move on to the twentieth century when artists turned to the changing urban landscape,  and conclude with contemporary times when climate change has had a significant effect on the landscape.

Our docent, Deborah Kaplan, will encourage us to interact with the art throughout the tour by providing opportunities to discuss her thought-provoking questions.

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ChaiVillageLA: Tuesday Group Walk

Tuesday, October 19 | 8:00 a.m.

Join your fellow ChaiVillageLA members for a moderately-paced walk around Rancho Park. The walk is 2.2 miles and takes approximately 45 minutes.  Free parking is available on Patricia Avenue.No registration is required.

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ChaiVillageLA: Understanding the World News

Tuesday, October 19 | 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, particularly to introduce diverse views. Many of the "pundits" we analyze write for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.  We will also examine such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic and other journals that give in-depth coverage of current topics. This is a chance to listen and be heard on the events of the day.

The class is taught by Village member, Myrna Hant.  Myrna received her PhD in Higher Education from UCLA.  She was a college administrator as well as an instructor in Women's Studies at Chapman University.

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ChaiVillageLA: Discussion & Dessert - Neurology & You:  Symptoms, Treatment

Wednesday, October 20 | 7:00 p.m.

Our speaker for Discussion and Dessert is a remarkable woman who is an internationally recognized leader in her field, as well as a prolific author and lecturer.  Dr. Nancy Sicotte, professor of Neurology, occupies  the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurology's Women's Guild Distinguished Chair in Neurology. She is also director of the hospital's  Multiple Sclerosis and Neuro-Immunology Program. There are many signs and symptoms of nervous system disorders such as the persistent or sudden onset of a headache, double vision, loss of feeling or tingling, memory loss and lack of coordination. You will have the opportunity to be enlightened and amazed by the scope of Dr. Sicotte's work.  You will be able to ask questions of Dr. Sicotte and learn about the vast scope of neurology and how it might affect your life and those you love.

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ChaiVillageLA: Peterson Automotive Museum:  James Bond Cars and More

Thursday, October 21 | 10:30 a.m.

The Petersen Automotive Museum was already a must-see for any car enthusiast, and it's going to be even more exciting for James Bond fans.

We will be visiting "Bond in Motion,"  a brand new exhibit of more than 30 cars, motorcycles boats, submarines, helicopters and scale models used during the creation of the 24 action-packed James Bond films. This new exhibit has been timed to correspond with the October 8 release of "No Time to Die," the newest James Bond film--premiering  60 years after the first Bond movie.

Highlights of the Grand Salon exhibit include many of the most famous Bond cars, including a 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 in submarine guise from "The Spy Who Loved Me," an Aston Martin V8 from "The Living Daylights," a 1999 BMW Z8 from "The World is Not Enough," the Aston Martin DB10 specially made for "Spectre," the post-flipped Aston Martin DBS from "Casino Royale," and one of the 1964 Aston Martin DB5s from recent James Bond films.

We will meet at the museum at 10:30 AM. There is parking at the museum, but it is expensive. You may want to carpool or take a taxi or Uber.

Admission to the museum is $14.00 per senior adult.

After viewing the cars, we will walk over to the  Counter Restaurant (5799 Wilshire Blvd) for a lunch of customized burgers and salads.

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ChaiVillageLA: Tuesday Group Walk

Tuesday, October 26 | 8:00 a.m.

Join your fellow ChaiVillageLA members for a moderately-paced walk around Rancho Park. The walk is 2.2 miles and takes approximately 45 minutes.  Free parking is available on Patricia Avenue.No registration is required.

Click here for more information and to register

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