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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


This Week at Your Temple



Reform Temple of Laguna Woods


 Shabbat Services

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


Rosh Chodesh – March 28, 3:30PM – clubhouse Six - Celebrate Passover at our Annual Women’s Seder, starting with everyone joining in for songs and prayers and Juanita Tsu at the piano. Samplings of ritual food will be served. The cost is $10.00 to Rosh Chodesh members to cover the expenses of the event. Please reserve early. Send your checks to Jean Moscowitz at 3230-C via Carrizo. For more information call Jean Moscowitz at 837-3778 or Joan Bender at 454-2232.


Men's Club - April 9, 9 AM - Clubhouse Five DR 1 - Bagel and lox breakfast meeting where Temple member SOLANGE FISCH will recount her experience of becoming a holocaust survivor when she and her family were housed and cared for by a righteous gentile French family for five years. Call Sid Alpert 949-380-0420 or Alan Glueck 949-215-4733 for reservations. All men & women welcome. $5 club members; $7 guests. Third Annual Men's Club Bar B Que – June 11, 3 PM – Clubhouse Two patio – Entertainment by Leroy Sutherland starting at 3PM. Dinner at 4 PM will be hamburgers, 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 858-2215 or Rabbi Joe Mendelsohn at 457-1788.


Passover Seder – April 15, 5:30 PM – Clubhouse Two - Conducted by Rabbi Ben Kamin & Cantor Jennifer Lewis. Choose from Roast Chicken, Roast Leg of Lamb or Vegetarian Lasagna with Matzo and Spinach, Fresh Asparagus and Carrots, Potato Kugel, Dessert, Kosher Wine, and Beverages. Temple Members $30, Guests $35, Children 12 Yrs and under $15. Send reservations to Barbara Lipow, 257-C Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, 92637. For information call 949-280-2433 or email


RTLW Book Club – April 19, 10 – 11:30 – Clubhouse Two, Los Olivos Room – A Daniel Brown-style novel, "The Last Ember" by Daniel Levin, will be discussed. His first novel, it is set in Rome and Jerusalem, both past & present, and explores all religion's claims to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. All RTLW members are welcome. For information, contact Lee Kobin at 540-3885.


Rabbi Ben Kaman’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.

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!!! - Need 2 more volunteers to be in charge of the name tag table one Friday night every other month. Be part of this program which helps to keep our temple friendly (and assist our forgetful minds). If you can't make your Friday, trade with someone or call one of the subs. We don't distribute name tags during the High Holidays. Call JJ 300-7488.


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


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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