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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Please join us for a meditation workshop with master teacher Rabbi Yoel Glick on Thursday evening 11/20/14 at 7:30 pm in West LA.  There is a $10 fee for this workshop.

Awakening the Power of Your True Self 

Explore the wondrous world of your inner Rabbi Yoel Glickreality and discover the place of stillness and silence inside you where the Divine Presence dwells.  Come open your heart and expand your mind.  Join Rabbi Yoel Glick for an evening of meditation and teaching in honor of his new book, "Living the Life of Jewish Meditation: A Comprehensive Guide to Practice and Experience." 

Rabbi Yoel Glick is a teacher of Jewish mysticism, one of the pioneers of modern Jewish meditation, and a spiritual mentor who has been guiding seekers on the path for thirty years. Rabbi Yoel has taught audiences of all denominations and faiths in locations across the globe.  He is the director of Daat Elyon, an online center for spiritual training and wisdom, where he leads a weekly webinar on the fundamentals of spiritual wisdom and posts a weekly reflection on the spiritual life.

His new book, "Living the Life of Jewish Meditation: A Comprehenisve Guide to Practice and Experience" was just published by Jewish Light Publishing and will be available for purchase at the workshop.

WHAT: Meditation Workshop with Master Teacher Rabbi Yoel Glick
WHERE: West Los Angeles - address to be provided upon RSVP
WHEN: Thursday, November 20, 2014
TIME: 7:30 PM
COST: $10
PARKING: The Wilshire Carmelina Parking lot behind the building will be charging a discounted rate of $2.00.  There is alternative free street parking nearby.



Nashuva's 10th Annual
Thanksgiving Luncheon at Hope Street
Hope Street

Sunday, November 23, from 11:00am to 1:30pm
Hope Street, Downtown Los Angeles


Join us again this year to celebrate Nashuva’s 10th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon with Pico-Union Family Preservation Center/Hope Street.  This wonderful center provides services to low income, at risk families. Our joint celebration consists of a Thanksgiving luncheon, arts & crafts for the children and gift bags for the families filled with staples and other treats. 

The families at Hope Street have come to look forward to our joint Thanksgiving celebration. 
Each year, we have provided a plentiful banquet and wonderful gift bags thanks to your help.  Please help us again.  The event keeps growing and keeps getting better!

We need a lot of help from YOU. 

Please pick one or more items from the list below and let us know what you will bring. 

Be mindful you are bringing for large numbers. 

Please be specific so we can plan accordingly:

Non-Dairy Cooked Food and Drinks:

  • Greatest need:  Cooked Kosher Turkeys!!
  • Mashed Potatoes (no dairy)
  • Stuffing
  • Yam Dishes
  • Vegetable Dishes
  • Salads
  • Breads
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Fruits
  • Desserts
  • Juice, water
  • Ice
  • Paper goods (plates, cups, napkins, cutlery &
        To-Go boxes)
  • Table cloths and decorations

  • Items for Gift Bags: 

    New, unexpired and unopened packages of raisins, nuts, cans, spaghetti, cereals, toiletries, fruits, baby food, bags of rice, cans of tuna and anything else you can think of that is non-perishable and that can be included in a gift bag. Try to bring items in quantities.

    Arts and Crafts:

    Volunteers to staff and set up the arts and crafts booths. We'd love you to set up your own booth -- let us know if you are interested.

    General Help:

    Set-up, serving, clean-up, and general MINGLING. This is a joint celebration.

    Let us know SPECIFICALLY what you would like to bring.

    We are excited to celebrate this year again with you and the community at Hope Street.

    WHAT: Thanksgiving Luncheon at Hope Street
    WHERE: California Medical Center – Leavey Hall
    1401 South Hope Street (Entrance on Grand or Hope St.)
    Parking will be validated for volunteers
    WHEN: Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 11am to 1:30pm
    RSVP: Julie and Carol at


    Nashuva/Jewish Federation Toy & Book Drive

    This year, Nashuva is again joining forces with the Nashuva/Jewish Federation Festival of Lights Toy & Book DriveJewish Federation in its annual Festival of Lights Toy and Book Drive.  We are gathering gifts of toys and books for children whose families can't afford them. 

    Bring new toys and books for children of all ages.  Teens love gift cards, sporting goods and beauty supplies.  Your much-needed donations will go to kids and families throughout Los Angeles served by community partners of The Jewish Federation.

    Please bring new toys and books to
    Nashuva at our Dec. 5th, 2014 service.

    We need 2 volunteers to take the donated toys and books from the Nashuva service on Friday, Dec. 5th, 2014 and to drop them off at a convenient time at the Jewish Federation during the work week.

    Please let us know if you are available for this important mitzvah at



    Tu B'shvat with TreePeople

    Sunday, February 8, 2015

    Come celebrate the birthday of the trees as we pair up with TreePeople to plant, weed, prune or otherwise care for our nature.

    TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and nature-based solutions to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. Simply put, TreePeople's work is about helping nature heal our cities.

    Details for the event to follow.



    Nashuva Lag B'Omer 

    Please join us for an amazing Lag B'Omer Beach BBQ, Bonfire and Music at Dockweiler Beach.  Bring your musical instruments. It is a night of fun for all ages, get to know new Nashuva folks, roast hotdogs and marshmallows, watch the sunset and sit around a bonfire--pure magic!!!

    It is going to be an incredible night so please take a moment right now to invite all your friends, kids, family, neighbors! 

    Starting at 5 pm you can come to play frisbee, kite flying, swimming... and then music will begin at 7 and bonfire at sunset!


    At Nashuva we believe that prayer leads us to action. It reminds us that we are here to heal this broken world.  Nashuva is a service that leads to service.  Join our Social Action team as we serve together to bring light to some dark corner of our city. 

    Nashuva Social Action has been running monthly events all around the city for ten years. Our events have ranged from feeding the hungry, the environment, working with homelessness, addiction, the elderly and more.

    Nashuva is planning other events not listed here yet.  Check our website and your emails regularly as we post upcoming events. There are many opportunities for volunteer involvement at every level, from conceptualizing an event, to leading, staffing and volunteering in one or many.

    You can count on the support of the Nashuva Social Action team for any event you want to introduce in the yearly schedule.

    Join us this year! We need volunteers to help at our events.  We need volunteers to lead an event.  We need volunteers to create connections and help us identify events.

    Stand up and be counted!  Let us know we can count on you.

    Contact Carol and/or Julie and let us know how you can help.

    RSVP and further information for these and other events, contact:

    Julie and/or Carol at




    Many thanks to Scott Tansey who took and provided all photos!

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