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Imagine a World Without Hate™ - ADL Commemorates Its 100th Year


ne hundred years ago, a visionary attorney named Sigmund Livingston brought together a group of prominent Jewish leaders to form a mechanism to fight back against the anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry and discrimination then rampant in society. With a $200 budget and two desks in his Chicago law office, the AntiDefamation League (ADL) was born to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry and hate. The founders of ADL set out with a mission that continues a century later—to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. In each generation since, ADL has remained true to its mission, and its goals remain as relevant today as they were then. ADL is dedicated to making our country a more inclusive home for all; where being different is not a liability, and diversity is a cherished strength. For 100 years, ADL has been a force for change, a champion of our nation’s values and a shield against hate and extremism. ADL has come a long way since 1913 and is now an internationally recognized leader in the fight against prejudice, bigotry and hate. In honor of the Centennial Year, ADL has launched a public outreach campaign centered around the theme Imagine a World Without Hate. Looking towards the future, ADL is working around the globe, across the country, and here in Long Beach to fulfill the dream of a world without hate. ADL’s lofty vision to create a world without hate would actually lead to the demise of the 100 year old civil rights and human relations agency. But Melissa Carr, Director of the Orange County/Long Beach Region (ADL) is okay with that. “This year is not just a celebration of how far we have come, but it is also an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the work and challenges that still exist”, says Carr, adding, “There is still plenty of work to do to create a more inclusive place for all; where we cherish our differences as a precious commodity.” At the center of ADL’s commemorative year, is an 80 second video simply called, Imagine. It takes viewers on a tour of a world that might have been. A world where more and more courageous individuals have the strength to stand up and say no to anti-Semitism, racism, prejudice and bigotry. “Everyone should indulge in 80 seconds, just to imagine and then to join the vision to make the world a better place,” says Carr. EEEWorking toward the goal, the Orange County/Long Beach Regional ADL office di-

vides its work into three main categories: to educate, to protect and to investigate. EEEEducation programs from pre-school to college students and adults in the workplace offer strategies to create environments and communities of mutual respect, where bias is checked and kept in check. Most recently, in collaboration with a cadre of attorneys from the Orange County Jewish Bar Association, ADL has offered no-cost workshops to teachers and families on dealing with bullying and children. The effort to confront bullying will continue through the year with a screening of the 2012 feature documentary “Bully”. The film will be screened as part of the Orange County Jewish Film Festival on October 16 with a postscreening debrief by a panel of experts. ADL also works closely with Jewish youth on the issues of anti-Semitism in middle and high school and anti-Israel activities on college

campuses. EEEAmong ADL’s proudest accomplishments was passage of the original federal hate crimes law, and in 2010, the amendment of that law to include the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, to add federal jurisdiction when state law is lacking. EEEADL trains law enforcement on the law, the process for proper investigation and on reporting requirements. In fact, this year ADL wrote the model reporting requirements that were adopted by the FBI. EEEAt the beginning and end of the day, ADL is your 911 in the Jewish community. The regional office fields dozens of complaints each year about discrimination of all types from antiSemitism to racism and discrimination because of religion or sexual orientation. Complaints are evaluated and handled individually with an effort to seek resolution between the parties, giving guidance so that they can come to a just conclusion. Finally, ADL is the leading non-governmental authority on domestic terrorism, extremism, organized hate groups and hate crimes in the country. ADL’s team of researchers track, report and share information on extremist groups and trends with law enforcement partners here in our community. Take 80 seconds. Imagine. Imagine a World Without Hate and take action to join ADL’s quest. Visit For more information or to schedule a program, call ADL at 714953-2860.

JOIN US FOR OUR SHABBAT SERVICES Friday Evening Services conducted by Rabbi Steven Moskowitz, Cantor Finnley, and organist, David York. Saturday Morning Services and Torah Study conducted by Rabbi Moskowitz

Friday, May 3 7:00 p.m. Family Shabbat Service

Friday, May 24 6:00 p.m. Shabbat Service

Saturday, May 4 8:45 a.m. Torah Study 10:30 a.m. Sabbath Fellowship

Saturday, May 25 8:45 a.m. Torah Study 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Service

Friday, May 10 6:00 p.m. Ruach Shabbat

Friday, May 31 7:00 p.m. Shabbat Service

Saturday, May 11 8:45 a.m. Torah Study 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Service

Saturday, June 1 8:45 a.m. Torah Study 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Service

Friday, May 17 6:00 p.m. Tot Shabbat 7:00 p.m. Shabbat Service 269 Loma Avenue Long Beach, CA 90803 (562) 434-0996


Saturday, May 18 8:45 a.m. Torah Study 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Service

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The Jewish Community

Chronicle Contents Published since 1947 by the Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Long Beach & West Orange County


Long Beach Solomon Society – Year in Review




Big Sunday Needs You

Deborah Goldfarb

May 5, 2013

Executive Director

Danny Levy Director of Development


Khatera Zubin

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May Events at the Alpert Jewish Community Center

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Long Beach Solomon Society - Year in Review The Jewish Federation started a Long Beach Solomon Society Chapter with the goal of strengthening the fabric of the Jewish community right here in Long Beach. The formula is simple – Solomon Society helps build Jewish connections while having fun. Over the past year, we have had poker nights, standup ________________ “The LB Solomon Society is an active and welcoming group of men. I’m relatively new to Southern California, and the members’ friendship and camaraderie has made my transition much more enjoyable.” Dr. Karl Garman ________________ paddle boarding, wine tasting, shooting guns at an indoor range, basketball, and more.

About a year ago, Jim Breslauer approached Yitzy Geisinsky, Joel Perler, and Matt Simmons expressing the need to get new people involved, to ensure Jewish continuity here in Long Beach. “We were seeking ways to engage a broader range of men with the Jewish Federation. The Solomon Society is a men’s group with the prime purpose to socialize, network and bond with the goal of developing a philanthropic connection with the Federation and the greater Jewish community. Sounds like a win-win to me,” states Jim Breslauer, President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Long Beach & West Orange County. The Jewish Federation is a strong supporter of global and local Jewish organizations. Through the Jewish Community Partnership, the AJCC, Hebrew Academy, Hillel, and JFCS, are all benefactors of the Federation. Continued support from the community is essential to

maintaining these services. Jewish Federation Women’s Philanthropy, Hadassah, and NCJW help get women involved. Gesher City and Hillel help young adults get together. There are senior programs and the AJCC’s Early Childhood Education program that help bring together families. However, there was a gap. There was not a place for men to hang out with other men, do things they enjoy, and build both personal and professional connections. Solomon Society has reached out to hundreds of people in our community and at our last event, Bagels & Bullets, we had over 40 people attend. Word of mouth is spreading and many recent attendees were personally invited by other people in Solomon Society. Numerous

Views from Visions

On Thursday, March 7th, 270 people gathered for the Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy Arlene Solomon VISIONS Dinner at the Alpert JCC. Every year, VISIONS brings together the women in our community to do three things: hear a great speaker, honor extraordinary Women of VISIONS in our community, and support a great cause, the Jewish Community Partnership agencies through the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign. This year, Jeannie Smith,

daughter of Holocaust rescuer Irene Gut Opdyke, shared her mother’s amazing story of hope and redemption. We also honored 11 amazing women from various organizations, who received the “Woman of VISION” awards. Thank you to our cochairs Leslie Kern and Emily Sukman, the entire VISIONS committee, and the wonderful women who helped underwrite the event by being Chai Angels.


Solomon Society members have had little or no experience with the Federation. Now they are learning what the Federation does, meeting other Jewish men, and having fun. “The Solomon Society reaches out to the entire Jewish community. It’s a very inclusive group. I appreciate the fact that events are Kosher. It brings together a diverse group of guys that otherwise wouldn’t connect with one another,” says Solomon Society member Shmueli Lovitch. Solomon Society started in Orange County and has raised millions of dollars for the Federation, but more importantly it has strengthened the Jewish community there. Spouses have thanked the ________________ “The Solomon Society is an enjoyable and comfortable avenue to socialize and network with other Jews in Long Beach. The meetings have been very wellorganized and attended.” Dr. Jack Shohet ________________

founders for helping improve their Jewish lives and there have been two Bar/Bat Mitzvahs credited to having the father get more involved with the community. Solomon Society has three main get-togethers per year as well as special interest clusters throughout the year. The clusters are based around activities such as biking, basketball, poker, or cigar tasting. Men who share a common interest get together, do what they enjoy doing, meet new people, and contribute to the Jewish community.

If you’re interested in joining Solomon Society or know somebody who may be interested, email Khatera Zubin at kzubin@jewishlongbeach. org or call Matt Simmons for more information at 562546-2277.

Big Sunday Needs You

By Dr. Craig Kain, Jewish Federation’s Community Relations Committee Chair

bigsunday for project descriptions and registration. The theme of Big Sunday is “Pitch In, Help Out, Give Back.” Here are some ways that you can help us bring it to life.

Legacy Society Brunch The Legacy Society held its 2nd annual “thank-you” brunch on April 14. The Legacy Society honors those members of our community who have signed a Letter of Intent to leave a bequest of any size to ensure a strong Jewish future for our community. Fifty of our Legacy

Society members enjoyed the morning to meet up with friends and learn the impact of what their future gifts will mean. Everyone Can…Leave a Jewish Legacy, for more information please call Sharon Kenigsberg at 562-4267601 EXT 1008.

Judi Lentzner, Jewish Community Foundation President greets Sy & Reva Alban

Arlene Solomon and Esther Albert catch up

Liz Breslauer and Hillel Director, Rachel Kaplan enjoying the brunch Your legacy lives on


Last year we held our first community-wide mitzvah day, Big Sunday – a day that united people from various temples and synagogues, agencies and organizations around a common cause: Tikkun Olam or improving the world. This year, on Sunday, May 5 we invite everyone to join us in the act of building community through community service at Big Sunday 2013. There will be projects for every passion, skill, talent and age. We’ll work on over 20 projects spread out over two sessions: 9 am to noon and 1 pm to 3 pm with the afternoon session featuring “Mitzvahville,” a collection of activities geared to families with children. Many organizations will benefit from our projects held both here at the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Jewish Federation Campus/AJCC and across Long Beach. Be sure to visit

PITCH IN – DONATE ITEMS We need donations of gently used children’s books, non-perishable food items, running shoes, toiletries, small toys, new crayons and coloring books, clean and wearable clothing, magazines, small appliances, household goods, and even your spare change to give to organizations that serve the needy, help children with cancer, thank soldiers, help children and their families who are hospitalized, and much more. Items may be dropped off anytime at the Federation Campus/AJCC, 3801 East Willow Street, before May 5 or beginning at 9 am on Big Sunday itself when we will have volunteers to help unload your car.

pre-register will have a wider choice of projects to choose from. Big Sunday is open to everyone, Jewish and nonJewish, so please invite your neighbors, co-workers, and friends! GIVE BACK – SPONSOR A PROJECT In addition to needing goods and volunteers, we also need sponsors to help defray the costs of purchasing the supplies that are required for the projects we’ll be doing. A list of specific project sponsorships is listed on our website. If you’d like to sponsor a project, you can donate through our website or call 562-426-7601 EXT 1021 to charge by phone. This is a great way to be a part of Big Sunday if you cannot join us in person. If you have questions about sponsorship or about the projects we’ll be hosting, feel free to contact me at I look forward to greeting all of you on May 5.

HELP OUT – VOLUNTEER In order to make the day run smoothly, we need to know when you are coming and ask that you sign up on our website in advance or call 562-426-7601 EXT 1014 to register by phone. Some projects have space limitations and those who | may 2013 | 5


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The Important Holiday

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By Rabbi Yitzchok Newman

It is the most major of Jewish holidays that very few people know exist, much less observe. In my travels around the country, I often hand out brochures for the various holidays. As I meet a friendly face and say, “please take one” of a Passover brochure with a Matzah on the cover, I get a friendly thank you. When I repeat the same with a Shavuot brochure, including a picture of two tablets on top of a mountain peeking through the clouds, I will more often get a blank stare as if to say, “Have you made up yet another holiday?” That common expression allows me to put on my Rabbi hat with a one-footed explanation of the Shavuot holiday. It seems that the holiday simply comes at the wrong time of year. And it has an even greater problem – no definitive Mitzvah activity associated with the holiday. And yet in tradition, this holiday represents the greatest common values of our community – education and learning, coupled with a value-based way of life. For this

observance marks the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people seven short weeks after the exodus from Egypt. Education has been the hallmark of our people through our history; scholarship has produced remarkable results. In our era alone, our small community has produced a vast pool of scholars and innovators far beyond our numbers. To me it is due more to culture and orientation than intellectual ability. And it all started from Shavuot. The outcry of ‘Let My People Go’ that led to the exodus from Egypt is well known and has been repeated over and over. And yet the end of that verse ‘So they should receive My Torah’ is a little known phrase. For if the birth of the Jewish people came about through the exodus, our sustainability was only guaranteed through education and a way of life steeped with unique values. At my family Seder this year we were joined with three lively young professionals, who were close

friends with each other. They were all very successful in their fields of medicine and business. And yet in speaking to them I found that one was deeply involved in the Jewish community, while the others had no real connection and seemed far from convinced that it was important. So I posed the question, “What made the difference in your lives?” The involved professional quickly responded that when he arrived from Russia his parents had put him into a Jewish day school in Cleveland where he remained through third grade. That short period gave him the foundation of the importance of learning and belonging. The others had no early involvement in the Jewish community or schools. Jewish education really works. Statistics bear out the correlation of Jewish education and involvement in the community – especially Jewish day school education. Jewish day schools and Hebrew/Torah schools across the country should reflect the number of Jewish

families. Sadly, the opposite is true. As attendance at Rabbi Yitzchok these schools Newman has fallen, so has involvement in the community. Shavuot this year is celebrated on May 15th and 16th. Our custom in the synagogue is to read The Ten Commandments from the Torah scroll and devote the time to study in order to reflect on The Commandments’ preservation through education. I encourage our community to spend the time at services and to reflect upon the importance of Jewish education as a gateway to the future of building a strong and united Jewish community. It is never too late to enroll your children in a Jewish school or the child in you in an adult education class. Chag Sameach!

Rabbi Yitzchok Newman is Rabbi at Congregation Lubavitch, Long Beach, and Director of Hebrew Academy.

Upcoming Events at Our Area Synagogues

Below you will find events happening at our local synagogues. Please contact them directly if you have any questions using the Synagogue Directory on this page.

Temple Beth David On March 19 at 7:00 pm, TBD will host a night on Broadway with the concert Broadway Meets Rodeo Drive. The evening will feature Broadway show tunes from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s. Tickets starting at $25. For more details, see ad on page 11. TBD will also be holding a Mother’s Day Brunch on May 12 at 11:00 am. The Erev Shavout service will take place at 7:00 pm on May 14. Contact the temple for more information.

Temple Beth Shalom TBS Adult Learning – Kaplan and Heschel: Two Modes of Jewish Spirituality with Rabbi David Klatzker, Ph.D., will be held on Sunday mornings, May 19, 26; June 2, 9, from 11:00am-12:00 pm, in the TBS Beit Midrash. The event is free and open to the community. Contact the temple for more information.

food, raffles, prizes, casino ticket for the drawing. Congames, and real dealers tact the temple for more inforfor blackjack, roulette, and mation. craps. $45/person or $50 If your synagogue would like to at the door; each ticket gets be a part of this listing, please submit your events to chronicle@ $100 in chips and one prize

Temple Ner Tamid On Saturday, May 4 at 6:30 pm, the community is invited to Grand Casino Night, a fun evening with


Synagogue Directory ­Chabad of Cypress (O) 10433 Los Alamitos Blvd. Los Alamitos, CA 90720 Contact: Rabbi Shmuel Marcus Phone: 714-828-1851 Email: Website:

Chabad of West Orange County/ Congregation Adat Israel (O) 5052 Warner Ave. Huntington Beach Contact: Rabbi Aron David Berkowitz Phone: 714-846-2285 Email: Website: Congregation Ahavas Yisroel (O) 10433 Los Alamitos Boulevard Los Alamitos, CA 90720 Contact: Rabbi Yitzchok Marcus Website: Under Construction E-mail: Phone: 562-493-4570 Congregation Lubavitch (O) 3981 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807 Contact: Rabbi Newman Phone: 562-426-5480 Email: Congregation Shir Chadash (I) 6440 Del Amo Blvd. Lakewood, CA 90713 Contact Rabbi Howard Laibson Phone: 562-429-0715 Website: Congregation Sholom Leisure World, Seal Beach (C) P. O. Box 2901 Seal Beach, CA 90740 Contact: Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater Spiritual Leader 562-493-2680 P’nai Or (I) Long Beach, CA Contact: Cantor Steven Puzarne Spiritual Director Email: Website: Phone 562-364-5154 Shul By The Shore (O) Seaport Marina Hotel 6400 Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach, California 90803 Contact: Rabbi Abba Perelmuter Phone: 562-621-9828 Email: Website: Surf City Synagogue (C) Services held at the HB Central Library 7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach Phone: 714-596-2220 E-Mail: Temple Beth David (R) 6100 Hefley St. Westminster, CA 92683 Contact: Rabbi Nancy Myers Phone: 714-892-6623 Email: Website: Temple Beth Ohr (R) 15721 E. Rosecrans Ave. La Mirada, CA 90638 Contact: Rabbi Mark Goldfarb Phone: 714-521-6765 Email: Website: Temple Beth Shalom (C) 3635 Elm Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807 Contact: Rabbi David Klatzker Phone: 562-426-6413 Email: Website: Temple Israel (R) 269 Loma Ave. Long Beach, CA 90803 Contact: Rabbi Steven Moskowitz Phone: 562-434-0996 Email: Website: Temple Ner Tamid of Downey (R) 10629 Lakewood Boulevard Downey, CA 90241 Contact: Rabbi Dany Mehlman Phone: 562-861-9276 Email: Website: (R)=Reform (O)=Orthodox

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Mah Jongg Tournament. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2a Club 80s Dance Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2a Jason Alexander 92Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2a

Youth & Teen Summer Theatre. . . . . . . . 3a Summer Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3a Mother’s Day Luncheon . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4a

TRX Suspension Training . . . . . . . . . . . . 4a Parent Participation Classes . . . . . . . . . 4a Swim Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4a

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ADULTS Eve Lunt, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1067 The Zena and Pauline Gatov Gallery presents:

The Evva Vale Endowed Art Exhibition & Competition Featuring art from the students at Chapman University

Continues through May 31 Every two years, through a generous gift from the estate of Evva Vale, former art educator and JCC member, the AJCC partners with a local university or college art dept. to present and award the finest art this public institution has to offer. The Awards reception will be Sunday, May 19 from 4-6pm

Exhibit and Reception Open to Public

Mother’s Day Vendor Boutique Tuesday-Friday, May 7-10 This is your opportunity to get the perfect gift for all the Moms in your life – your mother, your sister, your daughter, your wife. Whether she loves jewelry or beauty products or workout wear, you’ll find the perfect gift to show your appreciation and love.

Rosh Chodesh at the AJCC

CLUB 80s Dance Party A Big Hit -- Totally! Congratulations to event chair Andrea Hershfield and her team of hard-working and creative volunteers for making this year's Club 80s Dance Party a spectacular fundraising success. Andrea and her team pulled out all the stops and brought in 80s music icon and former KROQ DJ Richard Blade to spin the vinyl and ensure that the music would be top-notch. And "top-notch" would be the only way to describe the decorations, food, photo booth and every other small detail that helped to make the evening so much fun. The best news is that this event brought hundreds of people together to have a great time at the AJCC while raising tens of thousands of dollars to support our ECE and Youth programming. Thanks again, Andrea. You and your team have re-set the bar higher than ever for our future fundraising events!

Kabbalah Class Wednesdays, 12pm Rabbi Abba Perelmuter teaches the class with a keen sense of wit and great knowledge of Judaism and its teachings. FREE

Tuesday, May 14, 7pm Please join other women for this wonderful ongoing program at the AJCC. Rosh Chodesh, the new moon, has special meaning for Jewish women. This month we’ll usher in the Jewish month of Sivan. Admission is FREE. Program is supported by donations. Each month is led by a different woman in our community; we welcome volunteers who want to lead an evening.

Get Ready for the Mahj Tournament! Sunday, May 19, 10am-1pm Are you an intermediate player who’d like to step up your play? Interested in the June 2nd Mah Jongg Tournament at the J but are intimidated by the pace? Mah Jongg Maven Linda Simmons will give you all the tips and rules you need to know to play. Two tournament rounds of 4 games will be played and a light brunch will be served. Get $10 off registration at the Mah Jongg Tournament. $24; $18/MVP

AJCC Poker Club Tuesday, May 21, 6:30-10:30pm Game starts promptly at 7pm Join our friendly Texas Hold’Em Poker Club. Poker will be played, snacks & beverages will be served & cash prizes will be won. For more details visit $25; $20/MVP (Cash Only)

This program brings special pre-recorded lectures from NYC’s renowned 92nd Street Y to the Alpert JCC in Long Beach

The Future of God: The Merging of Science & Religion with Andrew Zolli and David Eagleman

Thursday, May 9, 7pm Must science and religion always be opposing and irreconcilable forces? Looking at recent trends in theoretical physics and the response of contemporary theologians to scientific theories, this panel discusses whether science and religion can, in fact, be seen as complementary ways of understanding our world.

OneVoice with Jason Alexander and Daniel Lubetzky Thursday, May 23, 7pm

6th Annual AJCC Mah Jongg Mania Tournament Sunday, June 2, 8:30am-4:15pm


Come join this year’s fun, friendly, & competitive tournament where the top 3 players will earn prizes. Tournament includes a lox & bagels breakfast along with a buffet lunch catered by Blueberry Hill. Play will be run by tournament organizers Bill & Judi Nachenberg. Register by May 24th to reserve your seat, after May 24th everyone will be waitlisted. Early Registration by May 16th: $40; $36/MVP After May 16th & door price: $45; $40/MVP

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. Not a member of the Alpert JCC, speak with one of our Membership Services specialists and learn how you can start benefiting from MVP pricing today.

OneVoice is a the grassroots organization dedicated to finding a peaceful, two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hear about their work with youth leaders to prepare their communities for the compromises needed to achieve peace. Could a youth-led mobilization succeed where the leaders have failed? Daniel Lubetzky is the CEO and founder of KIND Healthy Snacks and the KIND Movement; the founder of PeaceWorks Inc. and the OneVoice Movement; and co-founder of Maiyet. Jason Alexander is an American actor, director, producer, writer, singer and comedian. 92Y Lecture Series is presented in partnership with the Alpert JCC, Jewish Federation, and local synagogues Temple Beth David, Temple Beth Ohr, Temple Beth Shalom, Temple Israel, Congregation Shir Chadash and Shul by the Shore

Each Lecture $10; FREE to MVP & organization members listed above RSVP to Eve Lunt, (562)426-7601, ext. 1067 or

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Sascha Bryan-Zwick, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1035

YOUTH & TEENS Natalie Chernik, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1205 Rachel Gordon, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1023

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MYART at the “J” presents

The Wizard of Oz July 29-August 16 3 week program Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri • 9am-Noon Instruction in movement, voice and acting help kids develop self-confidence and team-work; the 3 weeks of rehearsals will culminate with the musical production. For ages 6-12.

Teen Summer Stock 2013

HAIRSPRAY June 24-July 28 5 week program Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri • 12pm-5pm Explore your theatrical side while hanging at the "J" with friends old and new! This year's Summer Stock production of Hairspray provides opportunities for teens to participate in singing, dancing, acting, prop and costume prep, and much more. Performance dates are Wed, July 24, Thur, July 25, Sat, July 27 & Sun, July 28. For grades 6 & up.

Auditions will take place during the first week; teens must be registered for Summer Stock in order to audition.

Summer Stock Mornings For a minimal weekly fee, Summer Stock Teens can spend their mornings at the “J” and enjoy sports, swimming, cooking, crafts and a weekly field trip. Enroll for one week, or all five!

Summer Stock Field Trips: Summer Stock teens can participate in weekly field trips for an additional fee.

Knott's Berry Farm ..................Wed, June 26, 9am-4pm Ropes Course..........................Wed, July 3, 9am-4pm Beach.....................................Wed, July 10, 9am-4pm Knott’s Soak City.....................Wed, July 17, 9am-4pm OC Fair ...................................Fri, July 26, 10am-5pm

The Barbara & Ray Alpert Jewish Community Center


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Early Childhood Education

Dr. Susan Mathieu, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1721

Linda Keiles, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1092

Annual Mother's Day Luncheon

Parent/Child Participation Classes at the AJCC

Wed, May 8, 12pm

Friends, fun & learning, for families with children from birth-toddler, in a welcoming Jewish atmosphere.

The Senior Adult Program will be honoring mothers at a beautiful luncheon sponsored by the Berro Family. The elegant luncheon will include cheese blintzes, made by Jessie Butler, delightful alboracore & egg salad, followed by a fruit plate, warm cookies and double-churned vanilla bean ice-cream. FREE• RSVP to Dr. Susan Mathieu

Three different classes; find the right one for you & your baby or toddler

FREE: From the Beginning Wednesday Mornings, 9:30-10:30am Newborn - walking, with an adult

Ongoing Alpert JCC Senior Activities

Yad b’ Yad (Hand in Hand)

Knit Wits: Mon, 1-3pm • Senior Lunch: Wed, 12-2pm Bridge Lessons: Wed, 1:30pm • Mah Jongg: Thur, 1-3pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am For children 9-23 months, with an adult

Moving On


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30am-12:30pm

Sponsored by the Alpert JCC & Jewish Federation of Greater Long Beach

18-28 months with an adult

Susanne Katz, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1625

For more info. visit us at

GesherCity Shabbat


Friday, May 3, 7:30pm Experience Shabbat with great music, food and friends. If you’ve never been to a GesherCity event before, now is the perfect time! Our events are fun and casual. So don’t be shy… give us a try!

Sascha Bryan-Zwick, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1035

Can Your Child Swim? Have you ever stopped to consider some of the important benefits that your child will gain when they learn how to swim? Consider this bit of sobering information; drowning is still the second highest cause of death among children under 18. Teaching children even the basics of pool safety will save lives. Understanding basic rules such as “do not run around the pool” or “do not dive into the shallow end” will not only teach a healthy respect for the water, but will help to prevent easily avoidable tragedies.

Wellness & Fitness Cindi Massengale, • (562)426-7601, ext. 1056

Sunday, June 9, 12:30-2:30pm in the AJCC Auditorium Join our fabulous Zumba instructors for the best 2 hours of your life! Dancing, raffle prizes, food, and fun!

Learning to swim can develop essential life skills in a child. Children learn how to set goals for themselves and work to achieve them. They develop ways to motivate themselves and to deal with pressure. And they have fun doing it, which brings us to the well-known social benefits of swimming. Learning to swim enables your child to enjoy hanging out at the pool with family and friends without experiencing fear or anxiety. Beginning with Tiny Tots (3-5 years old), the Alpert JCC has a group swim class that is perfect for your child. Give them a head-start on their summer fun and keep them safe by signing up today.

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Year Round Youth Swim Team

May 13-June 6 (4 wks) Mon & Wed or Tue & Thur

with Coach Rafe Montes Mon-Thur, 5-6:30pm Fri, 4:30-5:30pm

Ages 3-8 • 30 minute lessons • Tiny Tots (3-5): 1:30pm, 4pm • Beginner (4-6): 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm • Adv. Beginner (5-8): 3:30pm $95; $80/MVP

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Ages 6-14 This is a competitive swim team, so all participants must tryout and be able to swim 25 yards with all 4 swim strokes.

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One-on-one instruction for all ages with a Swim University instructor. Spots fill quickly so call today! Visit website for more info.

May 2-30 • June 4-27 Tue & Thur, 4:30-5:15pm

Challenge your body in new ways!

TRX Suspension Training The TRX Suspension Trainer provides an effective total body workout and can benefit people of all fitness levels. Using the TRX equipment, our Fitness Professionals will provide a challenging cross-training workout that delivers strength, stability, flexibility and muscular endurance to participants. The TRX Suspension Trainer leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises!


Our New TRX Suspension Training studio is available for use with an AJCC Personal Trainer or class. Classes will be offered in 4 session packages, 2-4 participants per session. Can’t find a class that fits your schedule? Small groups are forming now! You can gather a group of friends together or we will find you a new friend or two! Classes are 50 minute sessions. Contact the P.E. Courtest desk staff for details

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. Not a member of the Alpert JCC, speak with one of our Membership Services specialists and learn how you can start benefiting from MVP pricing today.

Water Polo Mon & Wed 4-4:30pm: Ages 5-8 4:30-5:15pm: Ages 8-10

Ages 5-12 The goal of this program is to get kids ready for a swim team, Junior Lifeguard programs or water polo. $60; $45/MVP (per month)

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Learn Water Polo fundamentals $60; $50/MVP ( 4 wks) Must Be USA H2O POLO Member: $25-55 per yr Visit website for more info.

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Annual Brunch

On April 28th Beach Hillel students, our board of directors, and members of the Long Beach Jewish community attended Beach Hillel’s Annual End of the Year Brunch. The afternoon was spent celebrating a wonderful school year. Guests enjoyed stories and pictures from different programs while enjoying a delicious brunch. It was also a chance for students to spend time with friends, both old and new, as they shared their memories of the year; reminiscing about the Hebrew Hammers softball season, our sukkah Hop down in Irvine, the girls’ and guys’ nights, holiday programs, and much more that went on this year. We took this time to also publically recognize student achievements. Throughout the year students have taken active roles in Hillel and have developed into student leaders. An award was given for outstanding student participation and strong leadership. Beach Hillel believes in creating strong leaders and wants to acknowledge

those who have excelled. The event was also a little bittersweet when it came time to say goodbye to our graduating students, most of which have been part of Beach Hillel since their freshman year of college.

Zach Katona & Ben Halperin enjoying the afternoon

Masters degree. Sam Orlick and Zach Libow both have been part of AEPi and active Hillel members. Both gentlemen are moving on, working in their degree fields. Beach Hillel is proud of our many seniors and we wish them all the best! To conclude our brunch we presented our Hillel Memory Quilt. Students were given a square of fabric in gold or black (Go 49ERs) and were asked to write a memory they had this year with Beach Hillel. The year brought many experiences, laughter, and friendships. Beach Hillel started with individual people, but like the separate squares of fabric when sewn together, it became one.

Some students were asked to speak about their experiences and participation in Hillel and their future plans. For example, April Better became active freshman year, has played on the Hebrew Hammers, and was honored as one of the Jewish Federation’s Women of Vision this year. She is Beach Hillel students socializing at the going on to work on a Annual Brunch

Up, Up, & Oy Vey! Jews & Comic Book Super Heroes CSULB’s Jewish Studies Program is pleased to present Dr. Donald Schwartz, Dr. Donald on Thurs., May 2 Schwartz at 7:30 pm, at the Alpert JCC. His talk is entitled “Up, Up, & Oy Vey! Jews & Comic Book Super Heroes.” Jews have played a critical and influential role in the development of comic books and, in particular, the heroes they celebrate. In a

talk, which will be as fascinating as it is enjoyable, Dr. Schwartz will explore the role of Jews in building up this industry and creating such memorable characters as Superman, Captain America, Spiderman, and the Hulk. Dr. Schwartz received his Ph.D. in European and U.S. history from New York University, and taught at the New School for Social Research and Pace University before coming to CSULB in 1987.

He retired in June 2011 and has since taught overseas as part of the Fulbright Specialist program and is currently the Executive Director of the California Council for History Education. The lecture series is free and open to the community. For more information, please contact Jeffrey Blutinger, Barbara & Ray Alpert Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies, CSULB at 562-985-2196.


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Students studying for finals

Beach Hillel enjoys celebrating the Jewish holidays; it gives us the chance to teach students in interactive and enjoyable ways. In the past, we have taught students about Sukkot by building a sukkah and having lunch in it, both of which are Jewish commandments during this holiday. For the Purim holiday, students baked hamantaschen, put together misloach manot, Purim baskets, and learned about how these customs originated. For Passover, we had a bread binge and learned about chametz, unleavened bread. A hands on and interactive instruction makes learning and connecting with the holidays more fun. The holiday of Shavuot is coming this month. It commemorates the day we, the Jewish people, received the Torah on Mount Sinai. During this holiday, some Jewish people hold the

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custom of eating at least one dairy meal. Some say the reason for this is based on Jewish dietary laws; yet others say it is because the Torah was compared to milk by Israel’s first king, King Solomon. Another observed custom on this holiday is Tikkun Leil Shavuot, an all-night study session. Falling right in the middle of finals, Beach Hillel will be adapting both customs with a cheesecake tasting and allnight finals study session. At the cheesecake tasting, the students will learn about receiving the Torah, its importance to the Jewish people, and of course, why they are eating cheesecake. Students are encouraged to ask questions about and reflect on the holiday. To act out the custom of Tikkun Leil Shavuot, students will be able to use the campus office at the Interfaith Center to study for finals. The office will be open until 2:00 am so students can have a place to study. Both these events will be perfect opportunities for the Hillel students to learn about their culture. Jay Alhadeff Hebrew and Judaica Tutor


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Do you worry about your child’s happiness and success in school and beyond? Do you wonder how schools prepare your child for the dynamic and unpredictable world of tomorrow? If your child or teen attends The Hebrew Academy, worry and wonder no longer… When world leaders and business owners are asked what type of person or employee they seek for their team, these heavy hitters respond with the following desired traits in their team members. First and foremost, their colleagues must be competent in their subject matter or business. Next, and equally as important, the team members must be able to think critically. Specifically, the following skills must be evident: reason effectively, use systems thinking, make judgments and decisions, and solve problems in innovative ways. Specifically, we can see these skills being taught on a daily basis in creative and brain-based manners. Here is just a snapshot of the types of learning challenges and experiences being taught at the Hebrew Academy: Kindergarten The students often sit in a circle in order to facilitate group learning and interacting. At particular times, various students get opportunities to “be the teacher.” They practice reading blends by tapping out syllables on their LED lights.

First Grade Each of us has a story to tell and the students are learning how to write and draw their stories in a way that will motivate others to read their story. They are learning how to make their language interesting and enticing through their vocabulary and grammar.

understanding vectors, graphing and finding unknowns.

Sixth Grade Quite a few perspectives of the importance of strong public speaking have been shared with the 6th graders in preparation for their debates. Being prepared and understanding all perspectives of a problem are important stratSecond Grade egies that the students are Our 2nd graders know implementing during their devery well - persevere and bates as a result of learning be prepared to solve difficult from experts. math problems by first being quick and correct with your 7th/8th Grade facts. They are facile with Success for our middle their facts, which is evident school students takes the form when they write their own of learning to be organized math word problems. and talk with their instructors about their questions. Third Grade Students at this age have a Third graders are putting hard time staying on task and their knowledge of descrip- remembering things. The stutive language into play as dents are studying and implethey write word descriptions menting Covey’s The Seven of their made-up monsters for Habits of a Highly Effective students at Desert V’Torah Teen in order to gain this skill. (Las Vegas) to draw. Soon, through video conferencing, High School they will see how close the Our high school girls, Las Vegas students’ drawings through collaboration beare to the envisioned mon- tween Judaic and General sters. history are considering and studying the essential quesFourth Grade tion of, “What traits do wom The skills used when en who have positively imreading and understanding pacted Jewish history share non-fiction are very different and how can we emulate from those used when read- those characteristics?” ing fiction. Our students are As evidenced in this tiny keenly aware of the differ- snapshot of our students’ ences, as they are working in daily experiences, we are small groups to read, dissect developing critical thinkers and understand various sci- who are prepared to make a entific articles. positive and impactful difference in the world. Fifth Grade Want to learn more? Our 5th graders are Contact Alex Greenberg at learning how to complete 714-898-0051 or agreenmath “rate” problems in alge- to arrange bra, usually taught in middle a visit. and high school, as well as

Reading Counts for Future We know that reading counts for our students’ literacy and school success. To encourage readers who are fluent (quick readers) and able to comprehend texts (critical thinkers), we integrate Scholastic’s Reading Counts! program into their daily reading. Our fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Cheryl Johnson, leads this program. Currently, our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students are competing for a special fieldtrip at the end of the year. It’s a friendly, yet competitive challenge among the three grades and 4th and 5th grades are neckand-neck! As we have done traditionally after Pesach, we have kicked off the middle and upper school reading contest. Our upper school students will have challenges set forth that relate not only to their reading level, but also baseline amounts of reading required. Students will be competing for eReaders – Kindles, iPads or Nooks. Our younger learners

have been working very hard to grasp and integrate their reading skills and confidence. They use Education City when they are in the computer room, working with Mrs. Amy Meador on challenging themselves to read while having fun at the same time. At home, parents have a HUGE role in developing their young readers. Research is clear that the more people read and experience teachable moments around reading and math, the more successful they are in school and in their careers. Luckily, our wonderful Reading Counts! program offers support activities and ideas for parents. For a sample, visit Please take time to look at this site often – their ideas are invaluable!

Math Teacher Honored Hebrew Academy student, Chynna Levin, wrote a beautiful poem about her favorite teacher, Mrs. Marjan Jahanfard. Chynna is in 7th grade, and her work was chosen out of many entries to the Barnes & Noble, “My Favorite Teacher Contest.” Mrs. Jahanfard teaches mathematics by inspiring the students to persevere, even when they think they can’t achieve in math. Marjan is a motivating and caring educator, whose mission is to make each young man and lady

achieve their highest potential in a very difficult subject. Students, community members and teachers alike enjoyed a reception hosted by Barnes & Noble, Huntington Beach during which Mrs. Jahanfard and Chynna Levin were honored. The event featured an awards ceremony and a reading of Chynna’s winning entry. We are proud of our students and teachers alike. If you are curious about the strategies we use to raise the bar of excellence at The Hebrew Academy, contact Dr. Megan Carlson, Principal, at | may 2013 | 9

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General Fund •To Jack, Robert & Michael Collender, in memory of your beloved mother Roslyn, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff •To Nancy & Mark Schneider, in memory of Helen Schneider Penn, from Lynda & Mike Dowlen •To Sylvia Piltz, in memory of your beloved husband Lou, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff •To Allen Whitestone, in memory of your beloved sister Gloria E. Nicoll, from Mary L. McArdle •To Sharon & Marty Kenigsberg, Mazel Tov on the birth of your grandson Avraham, from Linda & Sanford Simmons •To Nancy & Jim Linden, Mazel Tov on the birth of your grandson Ezra, from Linda & Sanford Simmons •To the family of Miriam Goldin, in memory of Miriam, from Linda & Sanford Simmons •To Beth Bergher, in memory

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•To Barbara & Ray Alpert, congratulations on being honored with the Building Bridges Award given to the Barbara & Ray Alpert Foundation from CCEJ at their Humanitarian Awards Dinner. Thank you for your many contributions and your work in our community, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff •To Phyllis & Bob Wallis, Mazel Tov on the birth of your grandson, Casey Noah Licht, from the Jewish Federation

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of your beloved mother Miriam, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff •To Sharon & Marty Kenigsberg, in memory of your beloved father Shep, from Laurie & Brian Garabedian

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Gerda Seifer Yom HaShoah Fund •In memory of Judy & Julius Schlesinger, from Ken Schlesinger •Barbara & Ray Alpert •Susan & Doug Blakey •Renee Simon & Jack Blecher •Bonnie Lowenthal & Evan Braude •Michael Bullock •Shirley & Earl Feiwell •Jean Feldman •Bernard Fishman •Laurie & Brian Garabedian •Diane & Ron Guest •Dorothy & Paul Hartstein •Margo & Mark Hoffer •Sandra & Jerry Horwitz •Gary Jackson •Melissa & Archie Kreitenberg •Ann & Gene Lentzner •Susanne & Norman Milkes •Barbara & Arthur Miller •Dodie Robbins •Ruth & Al Rudis •Eva Schlesinger Board, Leadership & Staff •To Binnie & Jack Berro, Tari & Alain Hirsch, Mark Levinstein, Stephanie Pullman, and Wayne Slavitt & Joanne Ratner, congratulations for being honored by Temple Israel at their Gala. Thank you for your many contributions and your work in our community, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff •To Nancy & Jim Linden, Mazel Tov on the birth of your grandson, Ezra Benjamin Linden, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff

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Michael Segal Maimonides Fund •To Mika Azaren, wishing you a speedy recovery, from Jessie Butler •To Laurie Eller, wishing you a speedy recovery, from Jessie Butler •To Liz Levin, wishing you a speedy recovery, from Jessie Butler •To Lynn & Joel Epstein, congratulations on the birth of your grandchild, from Jessie Butler •To Beth Johnson, in memory of your mother Miriam Goldin, from Jessie Butler •To Arnie Schulman & family, in memory of Birdie Schulman, from Jessie Butler For tributes to AJCC please call 562-426-7601 ext 1414 •To Ellen & David Friedman, Mazel Tov on the birth of your granddaughter, Simone H. Fliorent, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff •To Lyn & Joel Epstein, Mazel Tov on the birth of your granddaughter, Everett (Evie) Liv Stemerman, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff •To Sharon & Marty Kenigsberg, Mazel Tov on the birth of your grandson, Avraham, from the Jewish Federation Board, Leadership & Staff


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The Los AngeLes ZimriyAh ChorALe in concert saturday, June 8 ~ 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel - 269 Loma Avenue, Long Beach The Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale (LAZC) is a master choir dedicated to performing Jewish music and music of the Jewish experience throughout time. Under the leadership of Music Director, Nick Strimple, the LAZC performs contemporary, classical, and traditional pieces written by Jewish composers and others, ranging from liturgical to secular, folk, and compositions based on Biblical themes.

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