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Reform Temple of Laguna Woods Village

Reform Temple of Laguna Woods

Ben Kamin, Rabbi


Juanita Tsu, Choir Director

Muriel Asch, President

PO Box  2833,  Laguna Hills, CA 92654

HOTLINE 949-580-1160

SHABBAT SERVICES: Friday evening, 7:30 pm

Clubhouse 1


Monthly Bulletin
July 2016 Bulletin - Click here

This Week at Your Temple



Reform Temple of Laguna Woods


 Shabbat Services

Shabbat Services - Fri, July 22, 7:30pm CH1


Honoring Evelyn Tysch celebrating her birthday!

In Rabbi Kamin's absence, services will be led by Margot Gilison.


This year marks Rabbi Kamin's 10th anniversary as our Rabbi!  We will be celebrating this milestone at Shabbat services on July 29th at 7:30 PM. The Temple is also sponsoring the Oneg in Rabbi's honor. We all look forward expressing our appreciation to Rabbi Kamin for his dedication to our Temple. See you there! 

RTLW BOOK CLUB – Aug 17, CH5, MR2, 10-11:30 a.m. -Ronald H. Balson, the author of "Once We Were Brothers", has written a powerful new story, "Saving Sophie", which tells us what great lengths a father will go through to protect his daughter. The meeting has been moved to Clubhouse One Art Room. Beginning in September, we will meet in the Community Center Elm Room.  All Temple members are invited to join us on the third Wednesday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. Call Lee Kobin 540-3885.


ROSH CHODESH - August 23, CH6, 3:30 p.m. -August is “Tea time” at Rosh Chodesh.  This year we are again fortunate to present entertainment by Estelle DiNunzio, who will be joined by Mark Hochberg. The Tea is open to all Rosh Chodesh members, but reservations are necessary.  You can also renew your Rosh Chodesh $18.00 membership at the same time. The $8 charge for the tea covers expenses. Send your checks to Sarah Moscoe at 2082 Ronda Granada, #D and join us for a wonderful afternoon of great refreshment, fantastic entertainment and lots of good company! For information call Jean Cohn at 770-4497 or Sharon Walts at 581-7240.

Dues Are Due!
Temple dues for the 2016-17 fiscal year that began on July 1st are due by August 30, 2016. Please respond promptly by using the membership renewal form you received in the mail and provide the requested information so that your Temple can better serve the needs of our entire congregation.  Send your dues and completed form to Membership Chair Ethel Rosenfeld ( 75 Calle Aragon #D  Laguna Woods, CA 92637) OR deposit it in the collection box on the Shalom Table at Shabbat services.

The 2016 Remembrance Book is in Preparation - Remember your loved ones by including their names in this year’s Book of Remembrance. The Book will be available at the Yizkor Service on Yom Kippur. By now you will have received a letter offering you the opportunity to add your individual remembrances. If not, copies of the letter are available at the Shabbat Service Shalom Table. The Book goes to print on Sept.30, 2016.


MEN WANTED for the RTLW Choir. Men who like to sing, have fun and make new friends and renew old friendships.  For information call 949-707-4552, Walt.


Name Tag VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AFTER THE HIGH HOLIDAYS! - Select one Friday to work each month (2nd or 4th). Arrive at 6:45PM and put the name tags on the table. Assist anyone who cannot find their tag by looking in the file boxes.  Leave the table when the service starts. At the end of the service, rubberband the tags alphabetically and put them in the file box.  Collect the tags that are left in the bowls after the Oneg and take those tags and one file box home and insert those tags into their alphabetical group (takes 15 min or less).  Arrange  for the next person to get the file box . If you cannot take your Friday you can trade with another person or call the substitutes.  It is not a huge time commitment. You not only help keep our congregation friendly, but you meet lots of new people!  Call JJ Hurst 949-300-7488 for questions and to volunteer.


 YAHRZEIT INFORMATION - For information regarding Yahrzeits 0R if you would like to make a yahrzeit contribution, contact Greg Lerman, 2400 Via Mariposa W. Unit 1C, 371-5945 or Mark Simon 714-323-0662; email:

TEMPLE TRIBUTES - If you wish to honor someone special while performing a mitzvah, pick up a Tzedakah envelope at the Shalom Desk, complete it, and send to Sandy Tuckman at 5505 A Paseo del Lago W, 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 Margot Gilison at 949-859-4042 or If you would like to have the Rabbi contact you, please refer to the Roster. Please understand that we will keep a name on the list for 30 days unless we receive a call to remove a name earlier.


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 Sandra Elias(472-1138) to determine if the date is available. Cakes and flowers are ordered by Brenda at or by phone at 949-583-9698


Monthly Bulletin is now available on the RTLW website. In order to access it, go to: and click on the link.



Religious Practices

Weekly Friday night services are held at CH 1 at 7:30 pm




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 contactCarol Bowler – 581-9764



Membership - Reform Temple Interest Groups

Membership in the Reform Temple is open to all residents
 of Laguna Woods Village

Social Action



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.



7-1-2015 to 6-30-2016

POSITION         NAME TELE               EMAIL
President Muriel Asch 860-7036
1st Vice President Carol Bowler 303-9780
Secretary Marti Hack 859-6277
Treasurer Stuart Hack 770-7322
Asst. Treasure Ann Carter 415-6013
Co-Vice President
Sharon Roszia 714-401-8674
Co-Vice President
Pat Steinberg 855-8116 Not Available
VP Fundraising Brenda Rader 583-9698
VP Social Action Margot Gilison 859-4042
Co-VP Program Barbara Lipow 280-2433
Co-VP Program Gail Foor 697-7008
VP Membership Sharon Beck 380-1018
Co-VP Religious Practices Sandra Elias 472-1138
PAST PRESIDENTS Stuart Hack 770-7322
  Frank Sande 380-4141
  Sharon Walts 581-7240
  Alfred Portnoy 768-5659
  Marvin Walts 581-7240
  Ira Joss 586-3864
TRUSTEES Lita Pickman 586-4795
  Evelyn Tysch 457-2253
  Phil Sacks 588-5832
  Bob Schwartz 454-9211
  Rozanne Dorman 859-2215
  Judith(JJ)Hurst 300-7488
  Jacob Weisberg 860-7017
  Greg Lerman 371-5945
  Carole Loden 470-4624
REPRESENTITIVES Sharon Walts 581-7240  Rosh Chodesh
  Jean Cohn 770-4497    Rosh Chodesh
  Sid Alpert 380-0420 Mens Club
  John Dorman 859-2215
Book Club   Lee Kobin 530-3885
Bulletin   Mike Bender 588-1857
Choir   Myrna Shannon 768-8056
Havaurah   Joyce Dewoskin 472-0661
Historian   Marion Levine 768-2134
JNF Trees   Aloha Saxon 770-7633
Oneg Shabbat   Brenda Rader 583-9698
Rosh Chodesh   Sharon Walts 581-7240
  Jean Cohn 770-4497
Shabbat Dinners   Sharon Walts 581*7240
Tributes   Beverly Genereux 829-6633  
Yahrzeit Records   Greg Lerman 371-5945
  Mark Simon 714-323-0662
Rabbi   Ben Kamin 858-922-3540
Cantor  Linda Rich 818-516-5974
Choir Director   Juanita Tsu 587-1937  



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