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Reform Temple of Laguna Woods Village

Reform Temple of Laguna Woods

Ben Kamin, Rabbi

 Cantor Jennifer Lewis

Juanita Tsu, Choir Director

Carol Bowler and Beverly Genereux - Co-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
RTLW May 2017 Bulletin
RTLW June 2017 Bulletin
RTLW July 2017 Bulletin


This Week at Your Temple



Reform Temple of Laguna Woods

 Shabbat Services


Shabbat Services - Fri, August 18, 2017, 7:30pm CH1

Honoring Harriet Schwartz for her birthday and sponsoring the Oneg! 


IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL MEMBERS:  Send in your annual dues!  High Holy Day Tickets will only be sent to paid members.  Those of you planning to have guests attending need to also pay for their tickets.  Make checks payable to: RTLW and send to: Ethel Rosenfeld at 75 Calle Aragon #D, Laguna Woods, CA 92637 or call her at (949) 458-1071, or Muriel Asch (949) 860-7636. 

Rosh Chodesh –August 22, 3:30 PM—Clubhouse Six –Annual Membership Tea. All female Temple members are invited to join.  Entertainment: Estelle DiNunzio and Mark Hochberg.  Special menu. Send your $18.00 membership check to Sarah Moscoe at 2082 D Ronda Granada.  An additional $10.00 cost covers expenses of the Tea. 


Rosh Hashanah Dinner –September 20th, Clubhouse Five at 4:30 PM.  For members, family, and guests.  Cost per member $30, guests $35. Send checks payable to RTLW to Lita Pickman, 2399 Via Mariposa West, Apt 2F, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Include any seating requests you may have.  Any questions, call Sandra Elias at (949) 472-1128. 


Break-The-Fast—September 30th, Clubhouse Two at Conclusion of Service.  Cost is $25 for all adults. Send checks payable to RTLW to Lita Pickman, 2399 Via Mariposa West, Apt 2F, Laguna Woods, CA 92637.  Include any seating requests you may have. Any questions, call Sandra Elias at (949) 472-1128. 


Book of Remembrance Include your loved ones’ names in the book to be available at the Yizkor Service on Yom Kippur.  Fill out the form you received or get one from the Shalom Table. Print date: Sept.26th, 2017 per Hillel Pitlik, Remembrance Book Editor. 


Rabbi Kamin’s Adult Ed. Series Sundays 10/29, 11/5, and 11/19, Clubhouse One, 9:30 AM, Continental breakfast; 10:00 AM Lecture/Discussion.  (Laguna Woods residents and guests only).  Temple members $18, guests $21. Checks payable to RTLW to Susi Levin 242H Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Questions? Rozanne Dorman at  (949) 859-2215. 


Guest Lecture Series 2017-18 begins 10/26, 10-11:30 AM CH One: Buy either full series of 8 or half series of 4 lectures. (Laguna Woods residents and guests only) Contact Rozanne Dorman (949) 859-2215 for more information. 


Barbara Lipow, VP of Marketing needs a creative designer of fliers to advertise our various events and activities. Please call Barbara at (949)-588-8669. 


Name Tag Table - Please call JJ Hurst at (949) 300-7488 to volunteer to help.  Take your name tags home and bring them back on Friday night (or print one at the Tag Table). 


Join the RTLW

Choir! - If you like to sing, please call Juanita (949) 587-1937 or Walt (949) 707-4552.  Hebrew words are written out phonetically and Juanita will teach you the melodies. 


SHABBAT GREETERS - Contact Ray Perlstein by calling (310) 720-1882 or by e-mailing him at


YAHRZEIT INFORMATION - For information 0R to make a 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 Table, complete it, and send it to Marlene Barkley at 208 Avenida Majorca Unit A, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. 


WEEKLY MISHEBERACH LIST -. To include a name on the list, call Marti Hack at 949-859-6277 or  To have the Rabbi contact you, please refer to the Roster.  We will keep a name on the list for 30 days unless we receive a call to remove it earlier. 


CELEBRATE YOUR SPECIAL EVENT AT THE TEMPLE! –Schedule honors of lighting the Sabbath candles and opening the Ark or sponsoring an Oneg Shabbat:  Call Bob Schwartz at (949) 454-9211.  To reserve cakes and/or flowers, call Susan Bain at (281) 732-4068 or email to 


The Monthly Bulletin is now available on the RTLW website.  In order to access it, go to: and click on the link.


 Shabbat Shalom


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 - $225/year/person

- Temple membership required for High Holy Day tickets -


For more information contactEthel Rosenfeld 949-458-1071



Membership - Reform Temple Interest Groups

Membership in the Reform Temple is open to all residents
 of Laguna Woods Village

Vice President,

Ethel Rosenfeld - 949-458-1071

Annual Dues $225.00

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


Margot Gilison at 949-859-4042. 


To be included on the Mishebeirach list, please call Marti or email:




 or if you have an addition to the Yahrzeit list, please call Mark 


Simon at 714-323-0662.



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.

                  2017-2018 RTLW BOARD & COMMITTEES
Co-President: Carol Bowler 949-581-9764
Beverly Genereux

1st Vice President: Bob Schwartz 949-454-9211
Secretary: Lois Portnoy 949-830-3493
Treasurer: Stuart Hack 949-770-7322
Asst Treasurer: Ann Carter 949-415-6013
Rozanne Dorman            Sharon Beck
Fundraising Lynne Rosenstein 562-773-5107
Membership Ethel Rosenfeld 949-458-1071
Lita Pickman
Sandy Elias
Religious Practices
Bob Schwartz
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
Rosh 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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