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It’s Almost Here! Have You Gotten Involved, Yet? By Susan Paletz, Director of Program Development & Community Development, Alpert JCC

We are less than 3 months away from the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest ® coming to our community and we can’t wait. Hundreds of people will be part of this movement that will bring our community even closer to share this inter-generational experience of a lifetime. We can’t say it enough! There are 4 ways to get involved! Jewish Teens between the ages of 12-17 can participate in the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest ®. ArtsFest is a non-competitive, workshop-style arts program tailored to passionate, creative Jewish teens, looking to expand their skills. This summer, we are offering eight different specialties in which each teen can choose to participate for

the entire week. It’s a great opportunity for teens to experience the largest Jewish teen event of the summer right in our own back yard and be part of the host city’s delegation! Anyone over the age of 18 can be a volunteer. Hosting over 150 teens from around the world that are coming to participate in the 2018 JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is a big undertaking, so we ask for the Greater Long Beach and West Orange County community to come together to help build an experience for years to come! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities and many different time shifts. There’s something for everyone! Jewish families in the near by cities are being

called out to be Host Families. Every teen that comes to Long Beach to participate in ArtsFest needs a home to stay! Please aid the Alpert Jewish Community Center (Alpert JCC) in finding welcoming Jewish homes to host these amazing teens for a week. Can’t volunteer or be a host family but still want to support the Alpert JCC in strengthening the creative exploration of Jewish teens? Please donate! With your generosity, we can continue to ensure the rich traditions, success, and excitement of this prestigious event. For more information regarding the ArtsFest, or how to get involved, please visit our website alpertjcc.org/artsfest

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Combined Annual Meeting By Deborah Goldfarb, CEO of the Jewish Federation & Jewish Community Foundation

Not Lost in (Cyber)-space By Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater


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Celebrating Our Leadership prior to the program portion at 7:00 pm. We hope you will all join us for this Chief Executive Officer, wonderful evening! Jewish Federation Jewish Community RSVP right away to Foundation events@jewishlongbeach.org or call Yolanda Placencio at The Jewish Federation (562) 426-7601 ext. 1314. and the Jewish Community Foundation will hold our Robert Baldwin Combined Annual Meeting Community Service Award on Thursday, June 14th. We This year the community is will highlight the successes proud to honor the “dynamic we have achieved over duo” of Ava & Howard the past year, elect and Weiss with the Robert install board members and Baldwin Community Service officers, give recognition to Award. The Baldwin Award four community leaders, and recognizes dedicated the graduates of the 2017- volunteers for years of 2018 Alpert New Leaders outstanding service through Forum participants. tzedakah, responsibility, We will also honor our and support for Israel. The outgoing Federation Board award memorializes Robert President, Daryl Phillips. Baldwin* (1919-1992), Daryl’s leadership has been whose life epitomized these instrumental in preparing the principles, and who was organization for a sustainable a loving role model for all future. whose lives he touched. The Combined Annual Ava and Howard, who Meeting will take place at have been married for 42 the Alpert Jewish Community years, have devoted years Center on the Weinberg of service to the community Jewish Federation Campus, in addition to running their beginning at 6:00 pm, with business, Pioneer Packaging a reception, complete with (an industrial and retail wine and hors d’oeuvres, packaging distributor).

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Howard, who is currently chair of the Alpert Jewish Community Center (AJCC) Maccabi ArtsFest ®, has served twice as president of Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS). During his tenure at JFCS he started Athlete’s Fete – which is now Race with A View. Howard has also served on the boards and numerous committees for the AJCC, Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation. In addition to volunteer work in the Jewish Community, Howard also devoted time for twenty- five years as a volunteer coach for basketball and football at Artesia and Cerritos High Schools. Ava has served for many years as Treasurer for the AJCC and the Federation Towers Senior Housing Board. She also served on the Fitness & Audit committees at the AJCC and was active in the past in the Jewish Federation’s Women’s Business & Professional Division. Ava has also been committed to raising money and participating in,



Linda Palitz (l) and Leslie Kern (r) getting ready to deliver meals to seniors in need for Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy’s Shabbat Meals on Wheels project.

over the past 15 years, the Susan G. Komen 60-mile Breast Cancer Walk. Ava is currently working at her daughter Erin’s firm- Cherson Weiss Architects. The Weiss family is so happy to be continuing their participation with the next generation. Ava and Howard are the proud “Grandma & Pop-Pop” to Ryan & Evan. Ryan currently attends the Early Childhood Education program at the AJCC, where years ago their daughters Erin and Danielle also attended the same preschool.

Fred Neuburger Young Leadership Award The Fred Neuburger Young Leadership Award recognizes a young leader, aged 45 or younger, who has a vision for strengthening our community, the desire and ability to motivate others to become active in the community, and the ability to become a Federation leader. This year we are proud to honor Ariela Laibson with this award. Ariela is an alumnus of the Alpert New Leaders Forum (ANLF) and has been active CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

ENSURE OUR FUTURE Long Beach continues to thrive and grow.” Ariela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and currently is the Manager of Admissions and Counseling Services at Beacon Day School, a non-public school for individuals with special needs. She also serves on the Alpert Jewish Community Center Board of Directors and is a member of the Jewish Impact Committee. Ariela is truly excited Ariela Laibson (c) at this year’s Super Sunday Annual Phone-a-thon. about receiving this year’s on the Jewish Federation’s in Long Beach without Neuburger Award and the Women’s Philanthropy Cabinet involving myself directly with opportunity to attend the 2018 where she co-chaired an our Jewish Federation. As a JFNA General Assembly in Intergenerational Luncheon. teenager, I volunteered at my October in Israel. She also co-chaired the synagogue as a madricha, Federation’s annual Super and throughout college and Kipnis-Wilson/ Sunday phone-a-thon this graduate school I worked at Friedland Award past year. Ariela has also the Alpert Jewish Community Leslie Kern has been demonstrated her ability to Center in both the Youth chosen as the Long Beach be a Federation Leader by and Camp Departments, recipient of the national being an active member of solidifying my bond with Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland the first cohort of Lentzner this specific community. As Award. This award is given Fellows. a result of my upbringing every other year, from Ariela states, “Growing up and the relationships I have Jewish Federations of North with two parents committed formed as an adult, I feel a America, to one woman to volunteering their time strong connection to the Long from each community whose with several local and Beach Jewish Federation commitment to tzedakah global Jewish organizations, and community, and I am and tikkun olam embodies I honestly never considered committed to ensuring that the spirit and vision of Lion of the possibility of living the Jewish community in Judah. Lions of Judah ensure

Jewish continuity in our local Jewish community, Israel and abroad. In addition to being honored at the Annual Meeting, Leslie will receive recognition at the International Lion of Judah Conference in Florida in January and at local Lion of Judah events. Prior recipients of this award from our community include Anne Licht*, Barbara Alpert, Judith Lentzner, Arlene Solomon*, Shari Nemirow, and Joyce Feldman. All of these women have endowed their annual Lion of Judah campaign gift. Leslie has been involved with Women’s Philanthropy at the Jewish Federation for over 18 years. As Leslie states, “My inspiration to be involved with Federation started in 1999 when my family journeyed to Israel on a family mission. I was impressed by the magnitude of Federation’s reach in assisting people in need all over the world and how profoundly the Federation’s support impacts individual lives.” For the past three years, Leslie has served as chair

of Women’s Philanthropy. Leslie’s leadership has invigorated our Women’s Philanthropy Cabinet- which is now comprised of 30 women (ages 25-85). With a theme of “Engagement”, Leslie and her Cabinet have succeeded in establishing new connections between Women’s Philanthropy and previously uninvolved women in our community. She has inspired our women to: 1) work with local Jewish agencies for social service and tikkun olam, 2) support our local Hillel, 3) become committed donors to the Federation, 4) create new community support programs such as Shabbat Meals on Wheels, and Cut for a Cause 5) recognize women leaders at our annual Arlene Solomon VISIONS dinner, and 6) engage young women as philanthropic leaders. This year, Leslie was honored as the Federation’s “Woman of Vision” at our annual Arlene Solomon Visions dinner for her many contributions. *of blessed memory

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Not Lost in (Cyber)-space By Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater

My friends and members of my new congregation will be the first to tell you that I am “not your grandfather’s

have prepared me for the journey I ultimately embarked upon years later: to study to become a cantor and to have held a cantorial position for 18 years; to decide at the age of 65 Rabbi Galit to study and be ordained Levy-Slater a rabbi; to create a new, rabbi.” innovative and progressive I was raised in a family synagogue within my and an environment that community. gave me an insight into the My synagogue, Beit horrors of the Holocaust to HaLev, is small. There are only which few American Jewish a handful of Jewish people children were exposed. who choose to be affiliated My grandfather, Judge with any congregation in my Justin Woodward Harding community, and last year, (you can Google him) was due to several unforeseen the U.S. judge portrayed by circumstances, we had to Spencer Tracy in the film, suspend conducting “live” “Judgment At Nüremberg.” services in our community From him, I learned things clubhouse. that even with today’s I had been livestreaming knowledge are not known our televised services in the by many who did not live clubhouse with inconsistent through that time. success. The WiFi in the That said, no one could clubhouse often did not work.

So when we were unable to do live High Holidays services because our upstairs room was inaccessible and the alternate site (my own apartment) also became inaccessible because the streets were being repaved and there was no parking, I did all the High Holidays online. When I began this journey, no one ever said it would be easy. But it is getting easier and the adventure is filled with surprises. By happy accident – and I am often told that there are no accidents – I discovered that my livestreamed Facebook Shabbat services, broadcasted from my home, are viewed by people from all over the world; my live stream congregation has grown to around 130; on Yom HaShoah I had over

850. I will have live High Holiday services this year; but I will livestream them as well for my global cyberspace congregation. American Jewry is facing a falling-away from the many brick-and-mortar synagogues. I hope with all my heart that the pendulum swings back one day; but there are places in our shrinking world that are seeking spirituality any way possible; and if Jews in places like Uganda, Pakistan, Brazil and India can find me on their electronic devices, I will continue to bring the beauty of our religion to them any way I can. Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater is a member of the International Federation of Rabbis. She is currently the Rabbi of Congregation Beit HaLev, located in Seal Beach, CA.

Area Synagogue Upcoming Events Please contact the synagogue directly with any questions using the Synagogue Directory (right). Also, see our online Community Calendar at jewishlongbeach.org for more community event listings.

CONGREGATION SHIR CHADASH Wednesday, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, & 6/27, 2:30 pm: Torah Text Study Class. Gather with Rabbi Mariana Gindlin to study Torah through the lens of our sages, and reflect on the relevance of the Torah’s message in our lives. Friday, 6/8, 7:00 pm: Shabbat with the Torah. From the giving of the Torah at Sinai to the worship in the Temple in Jerusalem, this Torah Service promises to be spiritually enhancing. Thursday, 6/14 & 6/28, 10:00 am: Kundalini Yoga & Meditation. All levels are welcome. Free and open to the public. Friday, 6/22, 7:00 pm: Live, Laugh, Love! Join Rabbi Gindlin for a spiritually renewing & meditative Shabbat experience.

Sunday, 6/24, 3:00 pm: Congregation Shir Chadash, in partnership with the LGBTQ Center presents a free movie screening open to the entire community: “The Times of Harvey Milk.” This Oscar-winning 1984 film was as groundbreaking as its subject. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk’s message of hope & equality to a wider


audience. A discussion will follow with guest speaker Porter Gilberg, Executive Director of the Long Beach LGBTQ Center. Refreshments will be served. SHUL BY THE SHORE Sunday, 6/3, 6:00 pm: Annual Gala Dinner. Located at the home of Helen & Bob Rosenberg. For more information, please contact (562) 621-9828 or rabbilevi@shulbytheshore.org



TEMPLE BETH DAVID Sunday, 6/3, 10:30 am: A Social Action Adult Education Workshop: Repair the World - Improve our State and Country. Lee Wrinkleman, the California Organizing Director for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, will speak about his agency’s project Reform California and their 2018 priorities. Saturday, 6/9, 9:00 am: Body, Mind & Spirit Shabbat. Breakfast, followed by a choice of two activities: (1) kayak/stand-up paddle boarding in Sunset Beach, led by Rabbi Myers; Cost is $10 per person, or (2) walk in El Dorado Park, led by Larry Matalon; Parking is $7. Thursday, 6/14, 12:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Myers. Tuesday, 6/19, 10:30 am: Club 55.

Synagogue Directory Beit HaLev (I) P.O. Box 2279 Seal Beach, CA 90740 Contact: Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater Phone: 562-493-2680 Email: duets@icloud.com Website: www.galityomtov.com­­­

Chabad of Los Alamitos & Cypress (O) 12340 Seal Beach Blvd. Suite B-219 Seal Beach, CA 90740 Contact: Rabbi Shmuel Marcus Phone: 714-828-1851 Email: smarcus@jewishcypress.com Website: www.chabadlosal.com Chabad of West Orange County/ Congregation Adat Israel (O) 5052 Warner Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92649 Contact: Rabbi Aron David Berkowitz Phone: 714-846-2285 Email: info@chabadhb.com Website: www.chabadhb.com Congregation Lubavitch (O) 3981 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807 Contact: Rabbi Yitzchok Newman Phone: 562-426-5480 Email: yitzyg@aol.com Congregation Shir Chadash (I) 6440 Del Amo Blvd. Lakewood, CA 90713 Contact: Rabbi Mariana Gindlin Phone: 562-429-0715 Email: csclakewood@dslextreme.com Website: www.CongregationShirChadash.org Congregation Sholom of Leisure World, Seal Beach (C) Mail to:

PO Box 2901 Seal Beach, CA 90740 Meet at:

Clubhouse 3 Lobby 1421 Northwood Road Seal Beach, CA 90740 Fridays 7:00 PM, and Saturdays 9:30 PM Contact: President Carol Levine Phone: Direct - 562-505-3622 Phone: Membership - 562-331-3949 Email: congsholomlwsb@gmail.com P’nai Or (I) 3955 N. Studebaker Road Long Beach, CA 90808 Phone: 562-364-5154 Email: info@pnaior.org Website: www.pnaior.org Shul By The Shore (O) 3801 E. Willow Street Long Beach, California 90815 Contact: Rabbi Abba Perelmuter Phone: 562-621-9828 Email: rabbi@shulbytheshore.org Website: www.shulbytheshore.org Surf City Synagogue (C) Services held at the HB Central Library 7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Phone: 714-596-2220 E-Mail: info@surfcitysynagogue.org Temple Beth David (R) 6100 Hefley St. Westminster, CA 92683 Contact: Rabbi Nancy Myers Phone: 714-892-6623 Email: tbdavid@templebethdavid.org Website: www.templebethdavid.org Temple Beth Ohr (R) 15721 E. Rosecrans Ave. La Mirada, CA 90638 Contact: Rabbi Mark Goldfarb Phone: 714-521-6765 Email:office@tbolm.org Website: www.tbolm.org Temple Beth Shalom (C) 3635 Elm Avenue Long Beach, CA 90807 Contact: Rabbi David Cantor Phone: 562-426-6413 Fax: 562-426-7824 Email: office@tbslb.org Website: www.tbslb.org Temple Israel (R) 269 Loma Ave. Long Beach, CA 90803 Contact: Rabbi Steven Moskowitz Phone: 562-434-0996 Email: info@tilb.org Website: www.tilb.org Temple Ner Tamid of Downey (I) 10629 Lakewood Boulevard Downey, CA 90241 Contact: Rabbi Daniel Mehlman Phone: 562-861-9276 Email: templenertamid1@dslextreme.com Website: www.downeytemplenertamid.org (C)=Conservative (I)=Independent (O)=Orthodox (R)=Reform



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Looking to volunteer?

Kickstart Your Health

Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 7pm

RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. You can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones, while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community.

Kickstart is ideal for those interested in maintaining or achieving a healthy weight, disease prevention, and/or optimal health. Taught by Barbara Ravid, RDN, Food for Life Instructor. Cost per session: $25/MVP; $30/Public

Contact Gayle Ehrenberg, (562) 506-2801


Celebrating Rosh Chodesh with Mindfulness and Meditation

Dr. Susan Mathieu, smathieu@alpertjcc.org • (562) 426-7601 x1721

Monday, June 11, 7pm

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Rosh Chodesh means "head of the month”, and begins with the appearance of the New Moon. Join us for this event practicing mindfulness and meditation for Rosh Chodesh. FREE

Happiness & Humor Group Friday, June 1, 11:30am Happiness Busters

Give up the habit of blaming • Give up your need to show-off Give up feeling sorry for yourself • Give up feeling entitled Give up comparing yourself to others We know it’s not easy to “give up,” but join in the fun and you won’t even realize how fast you can “give up” happiness busters. All senior adults are invited to this FREE ongoing monthly group, led by Dr. Susan Mathieu. Light refreshments will be served. For more info. (562) 426-7601 x1721 or smathieu@alpertjcc.org

Israel for Reel: “The Kind Words” Thursday, June 21, 7pm

Film shown in the Lipeles Auditorium This quirky and wry comedy follows three Jewish Israeli siblings who, in the wake of their mother's death, learn the man who raised them is not their biological father. FREE: Donations for AJCC Adult Programming are welcome. Shlomit Jackson, (562) 426-7601 x1067

Kabbalah Class Wednesdays, 12pm

Enhance or begin your knowledge of Kabbalah, an aspect of Jewish mysticism. Rabbi Abba Perelmuter teaches this class with his keen sense of wit and knowledge of Judaism and its teachings. Open to the community. Free.

The Barbara Alpert Chorus

Weekly Shabbat Candle Lighting

Please join us! Strong singing voice not required. Frank Mcilquham from "The Rock Club - Music is The Remedy" will lead the group along with a pianist. This group experience promises to be uplifting and a lot of fun.

Join Shlomit Jackson and the AJCC community for Shabbat candle lighting, Kiddush, and HaMotzi. Grape juice and challah provided.

Wednesdays, 10:30am

Fridays, 3:30pm

Contact Susan Mathieu, (562) 426-7601 x1721

Weekly Senior Lunch Wednesdays, 12pm

Each week, the Alpert JCC welcomes local seniors into our Center for a hot lunch and companionship. Staffed by volunteers who have become like family to these seniors, this weekly meal is just one example of the many ways we help keep older members of our community engaged, active, and connected. $6/MVP; $7/Public RSVP to Susan Mathieu, (562) 426-7601 x1721

Special Senior Lunch

Wednesday, June 13, 12pm

Enjoy a great Italian luncheon followed by a program for anyone who’s had an ache or pain…Oye!! Presenting: Dr. Candace Davis, DC from ChiroMed Healing Center & Giovanna Estocin, Founder of G-Spa Massage Clinic. $6/MVP; $7/Public RSVP to Susan Mathieu, (562) 426-7601 x1721

Ongoing Alpert JCC Senior Activities

Knit Wits: Mon, 1-3pm • Senior Lunch: Wed, 12-1:30pm Bridge: Wed, 1:30pm • Mah Jongg: Thurs, 11:30-3pm


Dana is kneeling and holding the yellow folder with our Western Wall notes and prayers.

My Special Trip to Israel

By Dana Schneider Chanzit, AJCC Camp Director I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Israel on a training seminar at the end of April. While there, I was able to meet our two amazing Shlichot (Israeli specialists) who will be joining our community this summer. I was also able to drop off all the notes from the AJCC into the Kotel (the Western Wall) with the help of some friends. We visited the Kotel at night and it was very peaceful. It was a special experience being there at night and delivering all of your notes into the sacred place.


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Massage Therapy

A massage isn't just much-needed pampering--it's therapy for your whole body! Consider massage appointments an essential part of your personal wellness plan and work with our certified massage therapists to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs! Call today to schedule your appointment (562) 426-7601 x1051

Register Today!

Please call for more information. Space is limited and our classes fill up quickly. Sign up at the ECE Front Desk or call (562) 426-7601 x1090

Kids’ Night Out!

Saturday, June 23, 5-9pm

Take advantage of our Kids’ Night Out Program. The kids, here at the AJCC, having fun with our amazing staff; you with 4 hours to spend however you wish. Can’t beat that! $30/First child; $25/Second child


Member Courtesy Desk (562) 426-7601 x1051

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Join Us for our FREE From The Beginning Class! Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am

Sensei Mac’s 10th Annual Martial Arts Tournament

Newborn-Walking with an Adult This is a great way to meet new families, make friends, and create community connections. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 3, 1pm

For all current and former Sensei Mac students Open to Adults and Children

Come and test your skills! Forms • Parent & Me • Sparring • Grappling/Jiu Jitsu $8 MVP/$10, per event • All 4 Events: $27 MVP/$35 Spectator price $5 per person (3 and under free)

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Junior Guards

June 18 – August 17

Ages 5-7 • Ages 8-11 Throughout this course, participants will learn a new sense of teamwork and communication while developing their work ethic and leadership skills.

BlueFin Prep Swim Team

Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm

Ages 6-12 Being part of the BlueFin swim team is a perfect stepping stone to the more advanced competitive youth swim team. Refine all four strokes. FREE Tryouts: Tue, 4:30-5pm (Everyone must try out!)

Camp Komaroff • June 18-August 17, 2018 • Ages 5-17 Summer 2018 registration now open!

It is a pleasure as well as a privilege for our great staff to work with your children in a setting that provides unique, innovative, and diverse programming. Our mission at the Alpert Jewish Community Center is to provide all children with a safe, nurturing place to discover dreams, find hidden talents, develop new skills, and become more independent. In order to help children attain these goals, we provide a wide range of well-planned activities both on and off campus, facilitated by our highly-trained, energetic staff. We believe we offer just about everything "under the sun!" Register your child for summer camp today at alpertjcc.org

Private & Group Swim Lessons Swim instruction for all ages

We teach each student to swim with confidence using a 9-step swim program credited by the American Red Cross that will keep them safe around the water.

Youth Water Polo

Mon & Wed • 45 minutes

Learn the basics of ball handling and shooting while improving swim skills. Work on treading water and swim strokes specific to water polo. Start anytime! FREE Tryouts: Mondays, 4-5pm (Everyone must try out!)

Tuesday & Thursday Nights at the Pool June 26-August 16, 5:30-8pm


This summer, pool guests can expect a line-up of extra good times as the Alpert JCC Membership Department presents Tuesday Nights at the Pool and Thursday Pizza Dinners. For AJCC Members Only! Food will be available for purchase.

MVP: The MVP price is the "Member Value Price" that gives our members an automatic discount to the fee we charge for our programs and events. If you’re not a member of the AJCC, speak with one of our Membership Services Specialists and learn how you can start benefiting from MVP pricing today.

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JFCS Announces 3 New Programs for Parents Coming This Summer As the school year comes to a close and the daily routine changes to adapt to summer schedules, it’s perhaps the perfect time to reflect on the challenges and opportunities that parenting presents, and to seek new insights into how to effectively perform in our most important job. JFCS is offering three new programs that can help moms and dads as they navigate this role. Active Parenting Programs Active Parenting is an 8-week program that gives parents skills to achieve a more satisfying family life as it helps parents help their children ages 5-12 achieve greater success and happiness. This program uses

video and discussion to show parents how to effectively communicate with their kids, teach important character traits such as responsibility, and how to minimize power struggles with their children. The program is taught by Jeff McFarland, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist of the JFCS clinical team. Register online at jfcslongbeach.org/parentingprograms. Two New Support Groups for Parents Are Forming: A Parenting Support Group meets on Mondays from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m., allowing parents to attend on their lunch break or prior to picking up children from

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half-day summer activities. It is designed to provide a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere where parents can express their feelings around the joys and challenges of their role. The group meets in the JFCS Office Conference Room and is facilitated by a JFCS clinician. Parents of Children with Special Needs need a group tailor made for them and will benefit from this support group where all participants share similar experiences and challenges. The group setting, led by a JFCS clinician, is a safe place for parents to discuss their struggles and victories, gain valuable feedback, and learn about valuable resources from each

Barbie Spatz, center, lucky winner of the “Stay-Cation With A View” opportunity drawing, receives her prize from Rick Burney, Opportunity Drawing Chairman, and Kathryn Miles, JFCS Executive Director. The stay-cation consists of a 2-night stay at Hotel Maya in Long Beach, choice of dinner or brunch for two in Fuego, the hotel’s signature restaurant, Sunday Brunch for two at the legendary Queen Mary, tickets to the Laugh Factory at the Pike, and a $100 gift card from The Reef Restaurant. The drawing was held May 6th at Race With A View.

other. This group meets on Monday evenings in the JFCS Office Conference Room from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost to participate in the

two support groups is $15 per person per session, or $20 per couple per session. For more information, call (562) 427-7916.

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Annual Golf Tournament Raises Funds

Marrying fun and comradery to a sense of meaningfulness are memorable facets of the Hebrew Academy OC’s annual golf tournament. This year’s golf tournament was no different, with attendees having a great time playing and raising

money to support the school. Taking place at Seacliff Country Club in Huntington Beach, this year’s annual golf tournament occurred on Monday, May 14th, with proceeds coming from corporate sponsorships going to benefit Hebrew Academy OC’s Scholarship Fund and

After-School Program. Joseph Konowiecki, the event’s chairman, made sure that the teams had a great time, starting with a deluxe breakfast, receiving golf clubs, and the dot for each participant. Throughout 18 holes, there were surprises for all teams such as cigars, alcohol, and giveaways, such as golf balls, Adidas bags, and golf clothes. In addition to the exclusive gifts and delicious food after the game, participants also came away with a positive sense of partnering with Hebrew Academy OC and the mission of the school. Those participating will leave with a wonderful memento of giving to the community and making Jewish education affordable to families.

Bridges, Rockets, and More at Our Open House

Who knew water was so powerful? With great force, rockets designed by middle schoolers at Hebrew Academy OC shot up dozens, if not hundreds of feet up into the air at the school’s recent open house. With more than 200 parents and family members watching, the rocketlaunching by different groups of middle schoolers provided an exhilarating showcase of

some of their project-based learning. As part of this projectbased learning, the middle schoolers learned about outer space, rocket-launching, physics, and math. Following the excitement of the rockets being launched high up in the air, parents walked with their kids to their classrooms, where they experienced and witnessed their own child’s accomplishments. The parents also had the opportunity to have a countdown of 10 amazing accomplishments and new things in the school, such as the STEM program, where the parents could hear firsthand from our students about their child’s Solar Rover or even a new design bridge. Parents were interested to hear about the Enhanced and Accelerated Learning Opportunities (the accelerated program for gifted students) and the individual learning program, iReady, which began this year.

Preschoolers Pamper Mothers

Treating their mothers to a lovely spa day, the Hebrew Academy Preschoolers recently pampered their mothers in honor of Mother’s

Day. Along with a manicure, the preschoolers baked delicious challah alongside their mothers, as well as showing cards and gifts for

their mothers. The Preschool celebrated this past Mother’s Day as part of honoring mothers and the influence of mothers in our

society. This event provided the opportunity for mothers to meet other moms and to enlarge their friends circle. Showing gratitude is one of

the school’s main core values and the school wanted to make sure that even young children know how to do so, especially in a fun way.

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Creating Caring Community - Four Lessons in Communal Kindness In Hebrew, a synagogue is called a a holy community. For guidance as to what that means, we can look to the Talmud (Sotah 14a):

Rabbi Hama said in the name of Rabbi Hanina: “Follow Adonai your God” (Dueteronomy 13:5) What Does this mean? Is it possible for a mortal to follow God’s presence? The verse means to teach us that we should follow the attributes of the Holy One. As God clothes the naked, you should clothe the naked. The Bible teaches that the Holy One visited the sick; you should also visit the sick. The Holy One comforted those who mourned; you should comfort those who mourn. The Holy One buried the dead; you should bury the dead. This Summer, Rabbi David Cantor would like to offer four opportunities to learn to be like the Holy One of Israel, who visits the sick, comfronts the bereaved, and buries the dead:

Give Me Your Hand: Guidance on Visiting the Sick on Thursday, June 21 @ 7:00pm We will explore the Jewish practice of Bikkur Cholim, visiting the sick. Our goal will be to provide clear, concise, and easily accessible information about traditional practices, describing the historical and theological context for this practice and including traditional prayers, new prayers, and a checklist of practical advice.

Nihum Aveilim: A Guide for the Comforter on Thursday, June 28 @ 7:00pm Too often, those who attend Jewish funerals, both as mourners and comforters, are not fully familiar with our traditions, practices, and prayers. We will seek to explore what we can do to be of comfort, seeking guidance & insight, greater understanding, familiarity and awareness, through the explanations of burial, funeral, and shiva rituals, as well as Hebrew prayers and texts, with translations and transliterations.

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Friday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m.

Bagels! is a musical based on a truly momentous event in Jewish history - the invention of the bagel machine! Join us for a delightful performance followed by a bagel brunch and Q&A with the playwright Chana Wise and composer Carl Johnson. Cost: $15. Please RSVP by Thursday, June 7 to the Temple Office

Please join us at our final Tot Shabbat of the school year where we will honor Kelly for the wonderful work she has done as leader of our Tot Shabbat program. Tot Shabbat is a fun, informal, child-centered Shabbat Service, designed especially for children, followed by challah and grape juice and a family-friendly dinner. Please RSVP to the Temple Office.

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Jewish Community Chronicle - June 2018 Issue  

June 2018 - Check out this issue's articles and all the community happenings.

Jewish Community Chronicle - June 2018 Issue  

June 2018 - Check out this issue's articles and all the community happenings.