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Reform Temple of Laguna Woods Village

Reform Temple of Laguna Woods

Ben Kamin, Rabbi


Juanita Tsu, Choir Director

Carol Bowler, President

PO Box  2833,  Laguna Hills, CA 92654

HOTLINE 949-580-1160

SHABBAT SERVICES: Friday evening, 7:30 pm

Clubhouse 1


Monthly Bulletin
September 2016 Bulletin - Click here
August 2016 Bulletin - Click here

This Week at Your Temple



Reform Temple of Laguna Woods


 Shabbat Services

Shabbat Services - Fri, August 26th, 7:30pm CH1

Honoring Mel & Muriel Engelmann on their anniversary!

Men & Women's Club - September 4th CH5 9AM Club members and Temple members are welcomed at and requested to attend the breakfast club’s September steering committee meeting to support the committee’s efforts to complete the re-organization. September 11th CH5 DR1 9AM – A film presentation of “The Life & Times of Hank Greenberg”. There will be a lox & bagel breakfast preceding the program, members pay only $5, guests $7. Call in your reservation to John Dorman at (949) 859-2215 or Ron Atkin at 562-761-3421 by September 7th.    Submit your entry to name the new Men's and Women's Club to John Dorman at or 3484#A Bahia Blanca. The winning selection will be chosen at the September steering committee meeting with the prize to be awarded at the September 11th meeting.

RTLW BOOK CLUB – Sept 21st, Community Center Elm Room, 10-11:30AM - Nicole Dweck's debut novel, "The Debt of Tamar", is an epic historical fiction which has become a USA Today Bestseller.  Barbara Lipow will lead us in discussing this multilayered, passionate and intimate escapist novel about a Sultan's son and a young Jewish girl.  Margot Gilson will tell us about the author. All temple members are invited. For more information call Lee Kobin 540-3885.


Erev Rosh Hashana Dinner – Oct 2nd, Clubhouse 6, 4:30PM - $26 per member, $30 per guest. For information & reservations call Barbara Lipow 280-2433 or  Send checks payable to RTLW by Sept. 24 to Barbara Lipow, 257-C Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods.


Break the Fast - Oct. 12th, Clubhouse 1, at the conclusion of Yom Kippur services - $20 per member -$25 per guest. Questions-call Barbara Lipow 280-2433 or   Send reservations with checks payable to RTLW by Oct. 5 to Barbara Lipow at 257-C Calle Aragon.  Flyers with more information and reservation forms on Shalom Table on Friday nights.


Rabbi’s Lecture Series - October 23rd, CH6, 9:30 to 11:30: Moses; Part II. Includes October 30th and November 6th. To reserve your seat, send a check for $18.00 made out to RTLW to Sarah Moscoe at 2082 D Rhonda Granada, Laguna Woods,92637. This series is for Temple members only. Call Sharon Roszia at 714-401-8674 or email at for more information.


RTLW Membership Dues - for the 2016-16 year 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. Copies of the letter offering you the opportunity to add your individual remembrances 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 Walt at 949-707-4552.


Name Tag VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - We still need a few people to be in charge of the Name tag table as substitutes (great idea to do it with a friend!). Please let me know that you would like to volunteer for this friendly program. JJ Hurst 949-300-7488.


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 it 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, FIRST call Sandra Elias at (949) 472-1138 to determine availability. 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.

                  2016 - 2017 RTLW BOARD & COMMITTEES
President: Carol Bowler 949-581-9764
1st Vice President: Muriel Asch 949-860-7036
Secretary: Beverly Genereux 949-829-6633
Treasurer: Stuart Hack 949-770-7322
Asst Treasurer: Ann Carter 949-415-6013
Sharon Roszia
Pat Steinberg
Membership Ethel Rosenfeld 949-458-1071
Barbara  Lipow
Gail Foor
Religious Practices Sandra Elias 949-472-1138
  Bob Schwartz 949-454-9211
Social Action Margot Gilison 949-859-4042
Muriel Asch 949-860-7038  
Stuart Hack 949-770-7322  
Frank Sande 949-380-4141  
Sharon Walts 949-581-7240  
Al Portnoy  949-768-5659  
Marvin Walts 949-581-7240  
Ira Joss 714-423-3864  
Birthday/Anniversary Mark Simon - List 714-323-0662
Book Club Lee Kobin 949-540-3885
Bulletin Mike Bender 949-588-1857
Card/Label Creator Marti Hack 949-859-6277
Choir Myrna Shannon 949-768-8056
Email Blasts Marti Hack 949-859-6277
Gate Clearance Greg Lerman 949-371-5945
Historian Marion Levine 949-768-2137
Hospitality Lita Pickman 949-586-4795
Jewish Film Festivals Rinat Amir 818-489-2550
  Anna Tasker 949-527-6601
JNF Trees Aloha Saxon 949-770-7633
Mailing List Marti Hack 949-859-6277
Meals on Wheels Barbara Goldberg 949-470-0312
Men's and Women's Club John Dorman 949-859-2215
Mi Shebeirach Margot Gilison 949-859-4042
Caller Jeanne Kelerman 949-951-1727
Mitzvah Cards Hugo Landau 949-830-7191
Oneg Shabbat Brenda Rader 949-583-9698
Publicity Fran  Baum 949-457-2556
Room Rentals Evelyn Tysch 949-457-2253
Roch Chodesh Sharon Walts 949-581-7240
  Jean Cohn 949-770-4497
  Sylvia Quittman 949-859-7420
Service Book Sales Ann Carter 949-415-6013
Shabbat Dinners Sharon Walts 949-581-7240
Shiva Services Margot Gilison 949-859-4042
Thank you - Board Lois Portnoy 949-830-3493
Tributes Sandy Tuckman 949-461-0591
Website Burt Goldstein 949-768-6390
Yahrzeit Mark Simon - List 714-323-0662
  Greg Lerman - Record 949-371-5945
Linda Berkowitz -Send out
Lita Pickman* 949-586-4795  
Evelyn Tysch 949-457-2253  
Greg Lerman 949-371-5945  
Marcy Sheinwold 949-427-3307  
Rozanne Dorman 949-859-2215  
Sharon Beck 949-380-1018  
Bob Schwartz 949-454-9211  
Jacob Weisberg 949-860-7017  
Marti Hack 949-859-6277  


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