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Reform Temple of Laguna Woods Village

Reform Temple of Laguna Woods

Ben Kamin, Rabbi

 Cantor

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

 



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This Week at Your Temple

                                               

REFORM TEMPLE OF LAGUNA WOODS

Reform Temple of Laguna Woods

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Shabbat Services

Shabbat Services - Fri, December 2nd, 7:30pm CH1

Honoring John and Roxanne Dorman on their 30th anniversary!

 

RTLW Book Club – December 16, Community Center Elm Room, 10-11:30AMVictoria Hislop's brilliant and epic novel set in Greece, "The Thread: A Novel", spans nearly 100 years with a family and a love that endures through catastrophes and upheavals. Marilyn Goldberg will lead our discussion and Barbara Gilson will inform us about the author. The list for 2017 Books will be distributed to members. In January 2017, we will meet in our permanent new location in Clubhouse Two, the right corner room. All temple members, both men & women are welcome. For information, please call Lee Kobin 949-540-3885.

 

Rosh Chodesh – December 27, CH6, 3:30PM - Celebrate Chanukah with our special program where we will begin with refreshments including jelly donuts. The program starts at 4:00 when we will present the fantastic talents of entertainer Jennifer Hart. Call Evelyn Tysch at 457-2253 for reservations. This is an especially difficult time for the needy. Be sure to bring nonperishable foodstuffs to the meeting so that those in need might also have a festive holiday. For information call Jean Cohn at 770-4497 or Sharon Walts at 581-7240.

 

Jewish War Veterans of WWII - Muriel Engelman, Jewish War Veteran, and Temple member has been approached by a film company that is making a film about Jewish veterans of WWII,  and looking to contact these veterans for interviews for their film.  We know we have several WWII veterans in our congregation.  If you are interested in more information about participation, please contact the film producer with the story of your service using the following contact information: Amanda Bonavita, Producer, Turquoise Films, 245 West 55th St., Ste. 1009, New York, NY 10019, Correction on Phone number from last week – (917) 522-5634, http://www.gijewsfilm.com/

 

Guest Lecture Series – 4th Thursday of the Month, CH 1, Main Lounge, 10-11:30 am - $45 members. This lecture series features renowned educators and fascinating topics. While the first lecture was Oct 27, you can still come and pay at the door.

 

MEN WANTED for the RTLW Choir - Men 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.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Meals On Wheels - One morning a month either Monday or Wednesday. You will pick up the meals at the Senior Center and go with a partner. Contact Barbara Goldberg 470-0312.

 

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 lpickman@comline.com.

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 call JJ Hurst, 949-300-7488 if you would like to volunteer for this friendly program.

 

Shabbat Services - Fri, December 2nd, 7:30pm CH1

Honoring John and Roxanne Dorman on their 30th anniversary!

 

RTLW Book Club – December 16, Community Center Elm Room, 10-11:30AMVictoria Hislop's brilliant and epic novel set in Greece, "The Thread: A Novel", spans nearly 100 years with a family and a love that endures through catastrophes and upheavals. Marilyn Goldberg will lead our discussion and Barbara Gilson will inform us about the author. The list for 2017 Books will be distributed to members. In January 2017, we will meet in our permanent new location in Clubhouse Two, the right corner room. All temple members, both men & women are welcome. For information, please call Lee Kobin 949-540-3885.

 

Rosh Chodesh – December 27, CH6, 3:30PM - Celebrate Chanukah with our special program where we will begin with refreshments including jelly donuts. The program starts at 4:00 when we will present the fantastic talents of entertainer Jennifer Hart. Call Evelyn Tysch at 457-2253 for reservations. This is an especially difficult time for the needy. Be sure to bring nonperishable foodstuffs to the meeting so that those in need might also have a festive holiday. For information call Jean Cohn at 770-4497 or Sharon Walts at 581-7240.

 

Jewish War Veterans of WWII - Muriel Engelman, Jewish War Veteran, and Temple member has been approached by a film company that is making a film about Jewish veterans of WWII,  and looking to contact these veterans for interviews for their film.  We know we have several WWII veterans in our congregation.  If you are interested in more information about participation, please contact the film producer with the story of your service using the following contact information: Amanda Bonavita, Producer, Turquoise Films, 245 West 55th St., Ste. 1009, New York, NY 10019, Correction on Phone number from last week – (917) 522-5634, http://www.gijewsfilm.com/

 

Guest Lecture Series – 4th Thursday of the Month, CH 1, Main Lounge, 10-11:30 am - $45 members. This lecture series features renowned educators and fascinating topics. While the first lecture was Oct 27, you can still come and pay at the door.

 

MEN WANTED for the RTLW Choir - Men 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.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Meals On Wheels - One morning a month either Monday or Wednesday. You will pick up the meals at the Senior Center and go with a partner. Contact Barbara Goldberg 470-0312.

 

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 lpickman@comline.com.

 

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 call JJ Hurst, 949-300-7488 if you would like to volunteer for this friendly program.

 

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: markfsimon@gmail.com.

 

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 mggilison@gmail.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, FIRST call Sandra Elias at (949) 472-1138 to determine availability. Cakes and flowers are ordered by Brenda atjjsgram7@aol.com or by phone at (949) 583-9698.

 

The Monthly Bulletin is now available on the RTLW website. In order to access it, go to: http://www.lagunawoodsvillage.com/section.cfm?id=162 and click on the link.

 

 

SHABBAT SHALOM


Religious Practices

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 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

CARING COMMITTEE

 

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

 

859-6277.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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
                  2016 - 2017 RTLW BOARD & COMMITTEES
OFFICERS
President: Carol Bowler 949-581-9764 cob@comline.com
1st Vice President: Muriel Asch 949-860-7036 mblasch@gmail.com
Secretary: Beverly Genereux 949-829-6633 lagunaqtpi@yahoo.com
Treasurer: Stuart Hack 949-770-7322 hack.401k@mindspring.com
Asst Treasurer: Ann Carter 949-415-6013 ahcarter@bellsouth.net
VICE PRESIDENTS
Education
Sharon Roszia
Pat Steinberg
714-401-8674
949-855-8116
sharon@sharonroszia.com
ipsteinrio2@aol.com
Fundraising      
Membership Ethel Rosenfeld 949-458-1071 ethelhrosenfeld@gmail.com
Programs
Barbara  Lipow
949-588-8669
barbaralipow@gmail.com
 
Gail Foor
949-697-7008
gailfoor@sbcglobal.net
Religious Practices Sandra Elias 949-472-1138 selias@cox.net
  Bob Schwartz 949-454-9211 bobschwartz11@hotmail.com
Social Action Margot Gilison 949-859-4042 mggilison@gmail.com
PAST PRESIDENTS
Muriel Asch 949-860-7038 mblasch@gmail.com  
Stuart Hack 949-770-7322 hack.401k@mindspring.com  
Frank Sande 949-380-4141 franksande@gmail.com  
Sharon Walts 949-581-7240 smwalts@aol.com  
Al Portnoy  949-768-5659 visions20@gmail.com  
Marvin Walts 949-581-7240 smwalts@aol.com  
Ira Joss 714-423-3864 ijoss@fea.net  
COMMITTEE CHAIRS / REPRESENTATIVES
Birthday/Anniversary Mark Simon - List 714-323-0662 marksimon@gmail.com
Book Club Lee Kobin 949-540-3885 lee.kobin@gmail.com
Bulletin Mike Bender 949-588-1857 mike.h.bender@gmail.com
Card/Label Creator Marti Hack 949-859-6277 martihack@gmail.com
Choir Myrna Shannon 949-768-8056 babamy@comline.com
Email Blasts Marti Hack 949-859-6277 martihack@gmail.com
Gate Clearance Greg Lerman 949-371-5945 greglerman@gmail.com
Havurah      
Historian Marion Levine 949-768-2137 mholenal@aol.com
Hospitality Lita Pickman 949-586-4795 lpickman@comline.com
Jewish Film Festivals Rinat Amir 818-489-2550 rinata105@gmail.com
  Anna Tasker 949-527-6601 mizmazch@hotmail.com
JNF Trees Aloha Saxon 949-770-7633 basaxon@gmail.com
Mailing List Marti Hack 949-859-6277 martihack@gmail.com
Meals on Wheels Barbara Goldberg 949-470-0312 barbaragoldberg@comline.com
Men's and Women's Club John Dorman 949-859-2215 ghostygirl92@gmail.com
Mi Shebeirach Margot Gilison 949-859-4042 mggilison@gmail.com
Caller Jeanne Kelerman 949-951-1727 jkelperson@gmail.com
Mitzvah Cards Hugo Landau 949-830-7191 hugolandau@gmail.com
Oneg Shabbat Brenda Rader 949-583-9698 jjsgram7@aol.com
Publicity Fran  Baum 949-457-2556 brt.frn23@comline.com
Room Rentals Evelyn Tysch 949-457-2253 etysch@comline.com
Roch Chodesh Sharon Walts 949-581-7240 smwalts@aol.com
  Jean Cohn 949-770-4497 jeansky@fea.net
  Sylvia Quittman 949-859-7420 gmsylvia@gmail.com
Service Book Sales Ann Carter 949-415-6013 ahcarter@bellsouth.net
Shabbat Dinners Sharon Walts 949-581-7240 smwalts@aol.com
Shiva Services Margot Gilison 949-859-4042 mggilison@gmail.com
Thank you - Board Lois Portnoy 949-830-3493 lportnoy@comline.com
Tributes Sandy Tuckman 949-461-0591 stbubbe@aol.com
Website Burt Goldstein 949-768-6390 bgoldst2@yahoo.com
Yahrzeit Mark Simon - List 714-323-0662 maekfsimon@gmail.com
  Greg Lerman - Record 949-371-5945 greglerman@gmail.com
 
Linda Berkowitz -Send out
949-859-2775 lindab@comline.com
TRUSTEES
Lita Pickman* 949-586-4795 ipickman@comline.com  
Evelyn Tysch 949-457-2253 etysch@comline.com  
Greg Lerman 949-371-5945 greglerman@aol.com  
Marcy Sheinwold 949-427-3307 marcysheinwold@gmail.com  
Rozanne Dorman 949-859-2215 ghostgirl92@gmail.com  
Sharon Beck 949-380-1018 morshar2@yahoo.com  
Bob Schwartz 949-454-9211 bobschwartz11@hotmail.com  
Jacob Weisberg 949-860-7017 creativecommunications@att.net  
Marti Hack 949-859-6277 martihack@gmail.com  


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