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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
RTLW April 2017 Bulletin
RTLW May 2017 Bulletin


This Week at Your Temple



Reform Temple of Laguna Woods


 Shabbat Services

Shabbat Services - Fri, April 21, 7:30pm CH1

Honoring Hillel Pitlik who is celebrating his 89th birthday!


Rabbi Ben Kamin’s Lecture series – April 23, 30 & May 7 – 10AM to 11:30AM – CH 5, Rm 1 - “From Joseph to Jeremiah: Prophesies in the Hebrew Bible”. Cost is $18.00, made payable to RTLW, mail to Sarah Moscoe, 2082 D Rhonda Granada, Laguna Woods, 92637. Temple members only. For information contact Sharon Roszia, or 714-401-8674. Information fliers will soon be at the Shalom Table on Friday nights.

Rosh Chodesh – April 25, 3:30 PM, Clubhouse Six - “Let's Do Yiddish”, presented by Nancy Reichback, will enlighten, amuse and entertain with stories and songs from our Yiddish heritage. Members Rita Berlin, Sarah Moscoe and Evelyn Tysch will be joined by Nancy Reichbach for a special introduction to Yiddish. Be prepared to join in the fun and share your stories and experiences. Refreshments and conversation begin at 3:30. For questions call Jean Cohn at 770-4487 or Sharon Walts at 581-7240.

JFFS Honorees Night – May 1, 7:00PM, Clubhouse Seven – A special evening to honor Reform Temple Honorees: Muriel Asch (RTLW), Leon Goldberg (Mens Club) & Kathie Wolin (Rosh Chodesh) Show your support for these volunteers and stay for the Klondike Bars & coffee.

Men's Club – May 14, 9:00 AM - Clubhouse Five DR 1 Bagel and lox breakfast, free for moms in honor of Mother's Day. Jason Welch, a technologist, will explain mobility devices and answer questions. Bring your ipads, smart phones, tablets, etc. Reservations to John Dorman at 859-2215 so we know how much food to provide. The price is still $5 for club members & $7 for guests.


RTLW Book Club – May 17, 10:00 – 11:30 – Clubhouse Two, Los Olivaro Room – At the outbreak of World War I, Lev Pearlmutter enlists in the German Army. His motivation is personal rather patriotic: he wants to prove to his wife's aristocratic family that despite being Jewish, he is just as German as they are. A family saga, a war story and several love stories, Alexis Landau's debut novel, The Empire of the Senses paints a sweeping portrait of World War II Berlin through the eyes of the Pearlmutter family. All Temple members are welcome when we discuss this book. Contact Lee Kobin at 949-540-3885.


Third Annual Men's Club Bar B Que – June 11, 3 PM – Clubhouse Two patio – Entertainment by Leroy Sutherland starting at 3PM. Dinner will be hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, Pollo Loco chicken and salads. Send reservations with checks to John Dorman at 3484 Bahia Blanca West Unit A. Prices are $15 for members and $18 for guests who pay in advance; cost is $20 if paying at the door. For information call John Dorman at 859-2215 or Rabbi Joe Mendelsohn at 457-1788.


Candidates for Temple Board The Nominating Committee of the temple is asking for candidates to be considered for recommendation to be on the slate for the RTLW Board. Please contact Stuart Hack with the names of those who have agreed to be considered. Call 770-7322.


Be a RTLW Angel!!! - Substitutes needed to fill in at the name tag table on Friday nights. You won't be called on unless needed. We don't distribute name tags during the High Holidays. Call JJ 300-7488. If you can, take your tags home with you & bring back for services. If you do leave your tag, please wind the string around your finger and stuff it behind your name card to help our volunteers


Join the RTLW Choir! - Men & women who like to sing, have fun, make new friends and renew old friendships, this is for you! For information call Walt at 949-707-4552.


SHABBAT GREETERS - Enjoy getting to know your fellow congregants by volunteering to be a greeter on the Friday of your choice. Contact Lita Pickman by calling (949)586-5795 or by e-mailing


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! - Honor someone special or celebrate your special event by lighting the Sabbath candles & opening the ark at services. To schedule Shabbat service honors and sponsor an Oneg Shabbat call Sandra Elias at (949) 472-1138. To reserve cakes and flowers, call Brenda at (949) 583-9698 or email to Plan early to reserve the date.


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


Shabbat Shalom!

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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