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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


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This Week at Your Temple



Reform Temple of Laguna Woods


 Shabbat Services

Shabbat Services - Fri, February 24, 7:30pm CH1

Honoring Lita Pickman who is celebrating her birthday!


Rosh Chodesh – February 28 – Clubhouse Six, 3:30PM - “Let's Talk” is just what we will do at the next Rosh Chodesh. This interactive program is back by popular demand. We will introduce ourselves and share our interests and thoughts.. Each one of us will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, information and perhaps make new friends. Discuss what makes Rosh Chodesh tick and how we can keep the clock ticking long into the future. For information call Jean Cohn at 770-4497 or Sharon Walts at 581-7240.


Shabbat Dinner – March 10 – Clubhouse Six, 5:30PM – Join us for the first traditional Shabbat dinner of 2017. Choose from Brisket or Chicken Marsala (vegetarian is also available), includes matzah ball soup, mashed potatoes, vegetables, challah, wine and dessert. Cost is $17 for Temple members and guests pay $19. Send your checks to Lita Pickman at 2399 Via Mariposa, 2F. For further information call Lita at 586-4795.


Men's Club – March 12, 9AM Clubhouse Five DR1 -All temple members and guests are invited to this Bagel and lox breakfast meeting where Robert Green will present “The fragile and dangerous power grid and how it can be replaced with an environmentally friendly power supply”. Please call in your reservation to Sid Alpert at 949 933-5431.


RTLW Book Club – March 15, 10-11:30AM - Clubhouse Two, Los Olivos Room – Our selection for March is Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon. This novel has been called not just a hypnotic page turner, but also a beautifully written story of women and motherhood played out against a 1920's American historical background. All Temple members are book club members at no charge. Find this novel at the library or on your kindle, read the story and then come to the Book Club.  Contact Lee Kobin at (949) 540-3885.


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.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Meals On Wheels – Make a difference in the lives of others one morning a month either Monday or Wednesday by delivering meals to your neighbors. You 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


HELP OUR NAME TAG VOLUNTEERS – Please wind the string around your finger and stuff it behind your name card to save time and make it easier to find. If you are married or have a partner, put one tag behind the other so they are together.


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.


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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