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
Reform Temple of Laguna Woods
Shabbat Services - Fri, April 29, 7:30 pm CH1
We are celebrating the Birthday of Carol Bowler.
Both Carol and Hank Markowe
will be hosting the oneg.
The Temple Men’s Club (that is the ‘former’' men’s club’)
has an important announcement!
The Reform Temple Men's Club has now merged with the Temple congregation and is now known as the Reform Temple Men's and Women's Club club. With this change, the club will be bigger and better with full involvement with women as well as men in the board of officers and well as the decision making. The goal will be the same, bring interesting a speaker's to our monthly breakfast meetings as well as having other events.
The ‘evolution’ of your club into the new ‘Men’s and Women’s second Sunday bagel and lox breakfast club has been announced by your steering committee and accepted by the Temple and now the club must go through a reorganization process which will take place during the regular June and July meetings. We will take nominations and select new officers for a revised ‘steering committee’ and say thank-you to several of us who have done the planning, buying, arranging, selecting speakers for many years, but are worn out and need to be replaced. As one of them, this will be my last and final message as secretary to you. I will transfer secretary/publicity efforts to my successor.
Additionally the club will have on June 12th, a return visit from Craig McDonald, the ‘naturalist’ historian of the National Parks who gave us the fine presentation on Yosemite a few months ago (remember to call in your reservation to John Dorman at 859-2215).
From retiring committee member and club secretary, Herb Harris
MEN AND WOMEN’S CLUB: Sun., May 1, at the Stables- 3:30pm-6:30pm
The Men and Women’s Club will sponsor a 2nd annual BARBEQUE at the stables on Sun, May 1st. Entertainment by Roy Suntherland.
Please click on the following streaming video link.
Cost: $15 Men’s Club Members, $18 Guests. Last minute attendees just show up at the Stables at 3 pm. Send in your reservation to Sid Alpert, treasurer, 298-D Sevilla or call Sid @ 380-0420.
Jewish Federation & Family Services- Mon, May 2nd, in CH 5 at 7pm
The Jewish Federation & Family Services will hold the 27th annual Honorees' Night. This salute to volunteers in the Laguna Woods Jewish Community will be honoring the following members from the Reform Temple and its affiliated organizations:
Reform Temple - Carol Bowler
RTLW Mens Club - Martin Rhodes
Rosh Chodesh - Sharon Roszia
Call Chelle at (949) 435-3484 to RSVP. Do not miss this opportunity to support these deserving volunteers!
The Holocaust Remembrance Program offered at Chapman University is scheduled for Tuesday May 3rd. A Silver Streak bus will be leaving from Clubhouse 3 at 5:30 promptly that day. The cost of the bus is $8.00. Cash is preferred. Please send your bus fair to Sharon Roszia at 2327 via Mariposa West, Condo P, Laguna Woods, by April 29th. If you have never ridden the Silver Streak bus from the Federation, there is a release form to be signed which I will provide. 12 seats available. Contact Sharon: firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-401-8674.
Temple Shabbat Dinner –the May 13 Shabbat Dinner has been canceled!
"Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Shalom Aleichem" Tuesday, May 10th, CH 5, 5:30 PM - an entertaining, and educational evening, with the showing of “Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Shalom Aleichem.” This film presents a portrait of two beloved icons, Shalom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel, In addition to the film, Rabbi Kamin , an authority on Shalom Aleichem, will speak on the topic, “Tevye: The Man They Forgot To Put in the Bible.” The evening will conclude with a musical presentation by Dr. Edward Siegel, a skilled musician, with a special interest in Broadway lyrics and culture. A light supper will be served. Cost - $18. For more information contact Lois Portnoy at 949-830-3493. Send your reservation and checks to Ethel Rosenfeld, 75 Calle Aragon #D by April 25th.
BOOK CLUB – MAY 18, CH 5, MR 1, 10 AM The selection for May has been announced. The Strangers We Became:Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews by Cynthia Kaplan Shamash is a smart, funny and poignant memoir, describing the escape of an Iraqi Jewish girl and her family's experiences in five countries before settling in the United States. The Reform Temple Book Club is for members, both men and women, of the Reform Temple of Laguna Woods. There is no charge. We will meet on Wednesday, May 18 in Clubhouse Five, Meeting Room Two, from 10-11:30, for our discussion on this fascinating book. We hope you will join us. Please call Lee Kobin 949/540-3885
NAME TAGS!! Every week we're becoming more friendly and adding to our circle of friends and acquaintances with our new Name Tags!! We're taking them home and bringing them back and even wearing them in classes and other clubs! JJ Hurst and Judy Devor who began this experiment, need some help! Could you volunteer for the same Fri each month (eg 1st. 2nd, 3rd, 4th. 5th?) for the next 6 months? The Judys will send you a" How To" Instructions. Call JJ 949-300-7488 or email email@example.com or Judy Devor 949--215-1934 to select your Friday. It's a Mitzvah!!!
YAHRZEIT INFORMATION - For information regarding Yahrzeits, contact Greg Lerman, 2400 Via Mariposa W. Unit 1C, 371-5945 or Mark Simon 714-323-0662; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 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 Margot Gilison or email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 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
Membership - Reform Temple Interest Groups
Membership in the Reform Temple is open to all residents
of Laguna Woods Village
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||Sharon Beckemail@example.com|
|Co-VP Religious Practices||Sandra Eliasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|PAST PRESIDENTS||Stuart Hack||770-7322||Hack.email@example.com|
|REPRESENTITIVES||Sharon Waltsfirstname.lastname@example.org Rosh Chodesh|
|Jean Cohnemail@example.com Rosh Chodesh|
|Sid Alpertfirstname.lastname@example.org Mens Club|
|Book Club||Lee Kobinemail@example.com|
|JNF Trees||Aloha Saxonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Oneg Shabbat||Brenda Raderemail@example.com|
|Rosh Chodesh||Sharon Waltsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Shabbat Dinners||Sharon Waltsemail@example.com|
|Yahrzeit Records||Greg Lermanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TEMPLE PROFESSIONAL STAFF|
|Choir Director||Juanita Tsu||587-1937|
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