Helping people to live well and joyfully within a community of friends, support and Jewish values.

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, grounded in Jewish values. Although there are hundreds of Villages around the country, ChaiVillageLA is the very first 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 235 members strong, we are a very active community.  We help each other with check-in calls, friendly visits, bowls of chicken soup, and rides to the doctor. We have a full calendar of current events sessions, book groups, 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 other members in need.  We go out into the community, assisting homeless families, collecting clothing for children in need and assisting after-school programs.


What’s happening at ChaiVillagLA?

Jewish Celebrations
Book Groups
New Member Potlucks

Museum Tours
Movie Meet Ups
Sages of All Ages

Film Discussions
Line Dancing
And many more member-led programs!


  • Governing the Village
  • Rides to Doctors and Events
  • Volunteering in the Community

Planning Events
Check-In Calls
Helping Homeless Families

Working in the Office
Helping with Technology
Helping Children in Need

Would you like to learn more about ChaiVillageLA?

We welcome your participation. Visit us at or contact Executive Director Jeanette Macht at 310.592.0321 or  [email protected]