ChaiVillageLA, a program of Temple Isaiah and Temple Emanuel, has a full array of interesting, educational and fun virtual events. All Temple adults are welcome to join in. All temple members are welcome at events sponsored by ChaiVillageLA.

Upcoming Virtual Programming

Cary Ginell: The Remarkable Career of Neil Diamond

Wednesday, July 14 | 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of nostalgia and of musical  "Edu-tainment" as music historian Cary Ginell takes us through an exploration of the highlights of the career of Neil Diamond, a Brooklyn boy who became one of the music world's most successful singer-songwriters.

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Film Discussion: Two Classic Courtroom Dramas

Thursday, July 15 | 7:30 p.m.

We will be analyzing two acclaimed "Courtroom" movies:

Witness for the Prosecution (1957), a movie with film-noir elements, stars Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton. It focused on a murder trial  set in the Old Bailey in London.

Inherit the Wind (1960) stars Spencer Tracy and Frederick March. it is based on a play which fictionalizes the Scopes "Monkey Trial" as a means to discussing McCarthyism.

Both movies are available to stream on Amazon Prime.  You can also check availability on Kanopy or look for the DVDs at your local library.

We recommend you watch both movies in order to participate in the discussion.

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Jewish Mysticism: Judaism For the World Part I

Monday, July 19 | 7:00 p.m.

On August 15, we will have the opportunity to hear the most important teacher of Jewish Mysticism, Rabbi Arthur Green, who will be a featured guest at the Third Annual Richard Siegel Memorial Program. Rabbi Green will speak about his new book, Judaism for the World: Reflections on God, Life and Love.

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What is ChaiVillageLA?

ChaiVillageLA is part of the rapidly growing Village Movement—we’re not a place; we’re a community led by adults who share their optimism, skills, support, and expertise with each other to joyfully navigate the next steps in our lives.  ChaiVillageLA is a collaborative program of Temple Isaiah and Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, grounded in Jewish values. Although there are hundreds of Villages around the country, ChaiVillageLA is the first and only synagogue-based Village.
Every day, our members come together to create new possibilities for what’s next, providing each other with the programs, resources, and support needed to live lives of purpose and growth. Members tell us that they feel energized by being a part of such a powerful, expansive community.
Now over 220 members strong, we are a very active community.  We have current events sessions, a short story group, bridge games, walks around the park with a rabbi and trips to local museums and attractions.  We’re member-led, so members serve on committees, run classes and events, and help one another with check-in calls, friendly visits, and rides to the doctor.  We go out into the community, assisting homeless families, collecting clothing for children in need and assisting after-school programs.

What's Happening at ChaiVillageLA?

Jewish Celebrations
Short Story Group
New Member Potlucks
...and much more

Expo Line Tours
Movie Meet Ups
80's + Salon

Museum Tours
Film Discussions
Wisdom Circle

And many more member-led programs

How do Members help other members?

Governing the Village
Rides to doctors and events
Volunteering in the Community

Planning Events                    
Check-In Calls
Helping Homeless Families

Working in the Office
Help with Computers
Helping Children in Need

Would you like to learn more about ChaiVillageLA?

We welcome your participation. Visit us at ChaiVillageLA.org or contact Director Devorah Servi at 310.592.0321 or  devorah@ChaiVillageLA.org