Reform Temple of Laguna Woods VillageReform Temple of Laguna Woods
Ben Kamin, Rabbi
Juanita Tsu, Choir Director
Muriel Asch, President
PO Box 2833, Laguna Hills, CA 92654
SHABBAT SERVICES: Friday evening, 7:30 pm
This Week at Your Temple
REFORM TEMPLE OF LAGUNA WOODS
Shabbat Services - Friday, Oct 9, 7:30 pm
**Join us in celebrating Simchat Torah**
Marti & Stuart Hack are honoring Jennifer & Michael Bodenhoefer in recognition of their exceptional service to RTLW.
October 3rd through October 11th - Both Muriel Asch, President, and Carol Bowler, 1st Vice President, will be out of town Should anything come up needing attention during that period, please contact Sharon Walts at 581-7240 or Stuart Hack at 770-7322.
Men’s Club – October 11- Sunday, 9 am – Clubhouse 5, DR1
Bert Moldow will speak on “San Onofre in Our Backyard – 60 years of Nuclear Energy – 600 Thousand Years of Nuclear Waste”. Click here to see more information. Join us for bagels and lox. $5 Men’s Club Members, $7 guest. Contact John at 859-2215 or Alan at 215-4733. Reservations are a MUST!
RABBI'S TALMUD 3 CLASS - Sundays - October 18, 25, Nov 1- 10-11:30 am -- CH 5, MR 1. This popular Talmud class will focus on "Leadership, Government & Politics - What rabbinic Tradition Foretold about Today's World." SPACE IS LIMITED!! Send $18 to Sarah Moscoe, 2082-D Ronda Granada, LW 92637.
BOOK CLUB – October 21 The Best Selling Novelist in Australia, Elliot Perlman, has developed an intriguing historical work, The Street Sweeper. From the Civil rights struggle in the United States to the Nazi crimes against humanity in Europe, the author will present the extremes of racism and also surprise us with unexpected kindness. The Reform Temple Book Club, beginning it's ninth year, welcomes all members of the Reform Temple to its monthly meetings. There is no charge; just lots of conversation, both pros and cons. Please join us by calling Lee Kobin 949/540-3885, read our selection and come every third Wednesday, which will be October 21, in CH 5, MR 2 from 10-11:30. We look forward to your meeting us in the New Year.
ROSH CHODESH MEETING….TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27
The October 27 Rosh Chodesh meeting will deal with a very topical subject; “Abuse in the Jewish Home”. Explore some of the realities regarding elder, child and domestic abuse as it especially relates to us as, Jews. Allison Johnson, director of client Services for the Jewish Family Services in Orange County will discuss these challenging issues with the group. Learn how we can identify this problem and, hopefully, eradicate it. Don’t forget to bring nonperishable food items to the meeting. The meeting begins in Clubhouse 6 at 3:30 with refreshments and conversation. All female Temple members are welcome to join Rosh Chodesh and become involved in this warm and welcoming group. For information call Jean Cohn at 770-4497 or Sharon Walts at 581-7240.
Shabbat Dinner- November 13 Clubhouse # 6.... 5:30 P.M-.
Please join us for a traditional Shabbat dinner. Let's come together and give thanks for our temple, family and friends. $17.. members $19.. non-members. Catered by Jolanda. Choice of : brisket of beef, roast chicken,or vegetarian. Includes: mushroom barley soup, noodle kugel, vegetables wine, challah ,dessert. (mark SF for sugar free dessert)
Send checks, food choice and names of people you wish to be seated at your table. Please include all names and checks in one envelope. Send to: Lita Pickman 2399 Via Mariposa W #2F, by November 9th. 586-4795
Thank you to all the following members of our congregation who helped with the decoration of our Temple’s Succah on October 2nd. HILLEL PITLIK for arranging for the palm fronds and installing them around the gazebo. To the following people who help decorate the Succah: Jean Cohn, Marianne Finkelstein, Naomi Bernstein, Jacqueline KleinJo Hensberg, BeaTravis, Ann Carter, Sarah Moscoe, Helen Goldman, Bea Silver, Mark Silver, Sande Elias and Aloha Saxon.
To Sharon Waltz donating two white table cloths. Sarah Moscoe donating her autumn colored table cloth runner. Aloha Saxon for providing and decorating her 3 baskets of fruits and vegetables. Marty Rhodes, Burt Goldstein, John Dorman, Joel Schneider for helping Hillel Pitlik take down all the palm fronds. Thank you for all your help and working as a team to make this temple event such a beautiful and great success.
The FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE is looking for people who are willing to help with Fundraising events. If you can help or have a good idea please contact Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org of by phone at 949-583-9698. There will be meeting Friday, October 16 from 3-5 pm in the Elm Room at the Community Center.
HOSPITALITY: Volunteers needed to be greeters on a Shabbat of your choice. Please contact Lita Pickman @ (949)586-4795 or email@example.com. Let her know when you will be available.
MEMBERSHIP: As we prepare to publish the Membership Roster please check your information from the 2014-2015 Roster. If corrections are needed email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to space limitations in the Roster only one email can be listed. If you would like to receive the Weekly Announcements or the Monthly Bulletin at an additional email address, please, email a request to: email@example.com. Your cooperation would be appreciated.
HAVURAHS ARE BEING FORMED FOR MEMBERS WITH SPECIFIC INTERESTS. Call Joyce at 472-0661 for more information.
THE TEMPLE LECTURE SERIES begins October 22nd in Clubhouse 1, Main Lounge, at 10:00 a.m. Pat Steinberg and Sharon Roszia, your Program committee Vice Chairs, have assembled an outstanding nine months’ of speakersyou will not want to miss. The full flyer of information and registration form will be available in August. The cost to Temple members for nine lectures for only $45.00. For non-members, the cost is $55.00. Our first lecture will be offered by David Whitley and is entitled: “Why Islam? The Reasons behind Islam’s Violence” David is a student of history, politics and religion.
YAHRZEIT INFORMATION - For information regarding Yahrzeits, contact Greg Lerman 371-5945 or Mark Simon 714-323-0662; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
TEMPLE TRIBUTES - If you wish to honor someone special while performing the mitzvah of Tzedakah pick up a Tzedakah envelope at the Shalom Desk, complete it, and send to Beverly Genereux at 3362-P Monte Hermoso, Laguna Woods, CA 92637.
WEEKLY MISHEBERACH LIST - As a caring congregation, it is important for us to know those who are in need of healing. To include a name on the Misheberach list, call Marti Hack 859-6277 or email@example.com. If you would like to have the Rabbi contact you, please refer to the Roster or contact Marti.
CELEBRATE YOUR SPECIAL EVENT AT THE TEMPLE - Candle lighting, or opening the ark can honor your special birthday, anniversary, or just you! Honors are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To sponsor an Oneg Shabbat, or to schedule Shabbat services honors, you MUST FIRST call Barbara Rader (540-9704) or Sandra Elias (472-1138) to determine if the date is available. Cakes and flowers are ordered by Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org of by phone at 949-583-9698.
Weekly Friday night services are held at CH 1 at 7:30 pm
THE REFORM TEMPLE INVITES YOUR VISITATION AND MEMBERSHIP
Experience the Temple inside the walls
of Laguna Woods Village
Temple Membership - $175/year/person
- Temple membership required for High Holy Day tickets -
For more information contact – Carol Bowler – 581-9764
If you know of a Temple member who is shut in or would
like a visit from caring people from our Temple, please call
Irene Samuels at 855-8712 or Jeannie Keleman at 951-1727.
To be included on the Misheberach list or if you have an
addition to the Yahrzeit list, please call Marti Hack at
If you are interested in working with students at San Joaquin Elementary School on Santa Vittoria to assist in reading, spelling or math for a few hours a week, contact Bob or Harriet Schwartz at 454-9211.
Meals on wheels needs volunteers one day a month for 1 ½ hours. All deliveries in Laguna Woods Village. Call Barbara Goldberg 470-0312.
RTLW OFFICERS, TRUSTEES, AND CHAIRPERSONS
RTLW OFFICERS, TRUSTEES, AND CHAIRPERSONS
7-1-2015 to 6-30-2016
|1st Vice President||Carol Bowleremail@example.com|
|Asst. Treasure||Ann Carterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pat Steinberg||855-8116||Not Available|
|VP Fundraising||Brenda Raderemail@example.com|
|VP Social Action||Margot Gilisonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Co-VP Program||Barbara Lipowemail@example.com|
|Co-VP Program||Gail Foorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|VP Membership||Cheryl& Ron Beldneremail@example.com|
|Co-VP Religious Practices||Barbara Raderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Co-VP Religious Practices||Sandra Eliasemail@example.com|
|PAST PRESIDENTS||Stuart Hack||770-7322||Hack.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|REPRESENTITIVES||Sharon Waltsemail@example.com Rosh Chodesh|
|Jean Cohnfirstname.lastname@example.org Rosh Chodesh|
|Sid Alpertemail@example.com Mens Club|
|Book Club||Lee Kobinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|JNF Trees||Aloah Saxonemail@example.com|
|Oneg Shabbat||Brenda Raderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rosh Chodesh||Sharon Waltsemail@example.com|
|Shabbat Dinners||Sharon Waltsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Yahrzeit Records||Greg Lermanemail@example.com|
|TEMPLE PROFESSIONAL STAFF|
|Choir Director||Juanita Tsu||587-1937|
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