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TVT Honors Two

Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School will hold its annual benefit, “Lasting Legacies,” on March 9 at Newport Lexus. Two distinguished men are being honored.

Lou Weiss, TVT board member and past president, said that his greatest contribution to TVT is “promoting our school’s warm, vibrant community to the Jewish population at large.”  Weiss, whose children spent a total of 27 years as TVT students, has also been active in Jewish Federation  the Jewish Community Center and Chabad of Laguna.

Sam Wyman, TVT immediate past president, remains part of the executive committee. At the Jewish Community Foundation, he founded the Family Philanthropy Venture Fund to allow young people the experience of giving first-hand. Currently, he serves on the Jewish Federation & Family Services executive committee and champions the Solomon Society.

For more information, call Tarbut V’Torah at (949) 509-9500.

Murder Trial for Moses

Every year University Synagogue holds a trial for a Biblical figure in a modern courtroom-type setting.  This year’s version is “The People vs. Moses: A Murder Trial.”  UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Loyola Law School Professor Laurie Levenson will argue the case in front of the Honorable Justice William Bedsworth.  After hearing the evidence, the audience, acting as the jury, will decide the verdict.  The program will conclude with a lively discussion on timeless and timely moral, ethical and philosophical themes featuring Rabbi Arnold Rachlis, Professor Tammi Schneider and Reverend Paul Tellstrom.

Please call the synagogue office (949-553-3535) to purchase tickets or to order online, visit the Synagogue website at www.universitysynagogue.org/shop/trial.

Dynamic Rabbi

Rabbi Wayne Dosick, Ph.D., a dynamic, inspiring and loving educator, writer, spiritual guide and healer, will be at Congregation B’nai Israel on Sunday, March 3.  He will be running a workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on “The Care and Feeding of Your Godself” – a Journey of Mind and Spirit in a lively, interactive format.  Rabbi Dosick has written an important book that was critically acclaimed by David Ellenson, a leader of the Reform Movement. He is well-known for his quality scholarship and sacred spirit and teaches and counsels about faith, ethical values, life transformations and evolving human consciousness.

Cost is $25 per person.  For more information or to make reservations, contact: CBI, (714) 730-9693, or email cbi18@cbi18.org.

Party Time

On Sunday, March 24, Event Planner Carolyn Shapiro from By Invitation Events will hold her 7th Orange County Mitzvah Party Expo.  The showcase that gives parents the opportunity to meet professional Mitzvah Celebration vendors will be held at Temple Bat Yahm from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This fun expo helps those who are looking to meet photographers, DJs, venue managers and fun vendors as well as get decor ideas, view the latest invitations, taste food samplings, win prizes and get discounts.

For those planning an upcoming Mitzvah, register for free entrance to this Expo by emailing Carolyn@ByInvitationEvents or log on to www.mitzvahcelebrations.com.

Atid Hadassah
Ladies’ Night Out

The women of Atid Hadassah will gather for a Ladies’ Night Out at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, on Wednesday, April 3, benefiting the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.  Silent auction viewing will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.  The special guest speaker and performer is gifted comedy writer and cabaret singer Shelly Goldstein, a member of the MorningStar Commission, founded by Hadassah to promote diverse and positive images of Jewish women in film and television.  Couvert is $75.

The Atid group is raising funds to purchase an Electric Bed for the Burn Treatment Center in the new Hadassah Hospital Tower.  Thanks to a challenge grant from the William Davidson Foundation, all donations will be matched.  Everyone – Hadassah members and non-members – is invited to participate in this project, whether attending the event or not.

For more information, please contact us at atidhadassahinfo@gmail.com.

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