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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


Line Dancing

Wednesday, January 19 | 2:00 p.m.

Join us for fun group line dancing sessions with Rick Dominguez. This event will take place at the home of Sandy Silas.

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Film Discussion: Immigrant Families' Struggles

thursday, January 20 | 7:30 p.m.

We will discuss the films, “Nowhere in Africa” (2001) and “Minari” (2020) - both about families who struggle to make a life and a living in unfamiliar environments. On Zoom.

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Japanese Art of Cherry Blossoms

Friday, January 21 | 10:00 a.m.

Enjoy the traditional Japanese custom of “flower viewing” virtually at the Smithsonian Museum of Asian Art.

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Tuesday Group Walk

Tuesday, January 25 | 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.

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80's± Group: Torah of Our Lives

Wednesday, January 26 | 2:00 p.m.

Join our warm camaraderie and make new connections as we share the wisdom of one another's lives.

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Line Dancing

Wednesday, January 26 | 2:00 p.m.

Join us for fun group line dancing sessions with Rick Dominguez. This event will take place at the home of Sandy Silas.

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80's± Group: Torah of Our Lives

Wednesday, February 2 | 2:00 p.m.

Join our warm camaraderie and make new connections as we share the wisdom of one another's lives.

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The Art of Chinese Brush Painting

Friday, February 4 | 10:00 a.m.

In this virtual tour from the Freer Gallery of Art at the National Museum of Asian Art, participants will view stunning imagery and examine refined brushwork in a selection of Chinese handscrolls, hanging scrolls, and more.

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Short Story Discussion

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

Join us for an in-depth discussion of two short stories, “Casting Shadows” and “A Temporary Matter” by Jhumpa Lahiri. The discussion will be facilitated by Lorna Belman and Susan Lava.

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Explore! The Allure of Dubai

Monday, February 14 | 10:00 a.m.

Join us for a virtual tour of the breathtaking city of Dubai.

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Film Discussion: Award Winning Movie Musicals

Monday, February 14 | 7:30 p.m.

We will discuss the films, “Cabaret” (1972) and “Dirty Dancing” (1987) - two movies that each have a rich storyline and unforgettable music.

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Understanding the World News

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

Join for a discussion of the news of the week, and share articles and opinions that pertain to current events in the United States and internationally.

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80's± Group: Torah of Our Lives

Wednesday, February 16 | 2:00 p.m.

Join our warm camaraderie and make new connections as we share the wisdom of one another's lives.

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Discussion and Dessert

Wednesday, February 16 | 7:00 p.m.

This month our guest speaker will be Dr. Alexander Young of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.

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The Hebrew Hillbilly at Temple Emanuel

Saturday, February 19 | 7:00 p.m.

Relevant and slightly irreverent, Shelley Fisher’s critically acclaimed solo musical play tells the story of growing up Jewish in Memphis, Tennessee.

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A Talmud for Everyone: A Series With Victor Gold

Thursday, February 24 | 4:30 p.m.

The first session of a 4 series event, Loyola Law Professor Victor Gold will introduce us to the Talmud and how it has influenced Jewish attitudes toward literacy, education, and work.

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Exploration of Nature in the Art of Asia

Sunday, February 27 | 10:00 a.m.

In this virtual tour presented by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Asian Art, we will explore the motifs of nature in the museum's stellar collections.

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Book Group Discussion

Monday, February 28 | 2:00 p.m.

Join for a discussion of the psychologically thrilling book “The Plot” by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Bonnie Priever will facilitate.

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80's± Group: Torah of Our Lives

Wednesday, March 2 | 2:00 p.m.

Join our warm camaraderie and make new connections as we share the wisdom of one another's lives.

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Short Story Discussion

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

Join us for an in-depth discussion of two short stories. The discussion will be facilitated by Brenda Fine. Story titles to be announced.

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Understanding the World News

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

Join for a discussion of the news of the week, and share articles and opinions that pertain to current events in the United States and internationally.

Click here for more information and to register

80's± Group: Torah of Our Lives

Wednesday, March 16 | 2:00 p.m.

Join our warm camaraderie and make new connections as we share the wisdom of one another's lives.

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Discussion and Dessert

Wednesday, March 16 | 7:00 p.m.

This month’s discussion will be on the topic of Judaism and abortion. Facilitator to be announced.

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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