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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!

Nashuva & Beit T’Shuvah – RSVP Today!

Come hear Rabbi Paul Steinberg talk about his compelling personal story, his new book (Recovery, the 12 Steps and Jewish Spirituality), and the life-saving work Beit T’Shuvah (BTS) is doing to heal people from addiction and other destructive behaviors.

This event will be held at the home of Nashuva members Julie and Jon Drucker on Sunday,
May 17, 2015, and is one you won’t want to miss! Light brunch will be served.

BTS is both a residential treatment center and a supportive, spiritual community, devoted to building an empowering sense of belonging and purpose to everyone who seeks it. BTS believes everyone has the right to redemption, and practices never turning a single soul away due to their inability to pay…allowing for all who wish, to make T’Shuvah.


To assist BTS in their mission, we will be collecting donations of gift cards* they can use to help residents have healthy, sober fun. Gift cards from any of the following places would be welcome: 

1.    AMC Movie Theaters

2.    Starbucks

3.    Target 

*If you are unable to come to the event, you can still donate gift cards by bringing them to Nashuva’s May 1st Shabbat service. Gift cards in any amount appreciated!

WHAT:           A Gathering with Rabbi Paul Steinberg, Educator/Spiritual Counselor at
                       Beit T’Shuvah and author of
Recovery, the 12 Steps and Jewish Spirituality
(Reclaiming Hope, Courage & Wholeness)  

WHEN:          Sunday, May 17th from 10:00 am to 12 noon (light brunch will be served)

WHERE:        The Home of Julie & Jon Drucker (RSVP to get address)

RSVP:            Marla and/or Julie at

BRING:          Donations of Gift Cards for the benefit of BTS Residents      


Nashuva - Los Angeles Jewish Home

On Sunday, March 8, 2015, we enjoyed sharing a Purim program with Los Angeles Jewish Home seniors that will include musical performances by some of our Nashuva members, decorating and filling Mishloach Manot goody bags, and refreshments. 



Nashuva & TreePeople Celebrate Tu B'shvat

On Sunday, February 8, 2015, Nashuva's Social Action joined with TreePeople's local community partner, the Social Justice Learning Institute, on a community-led Greening Plan for the communities of Inglewood and Lennox.

Nashuva Social Action - TuB-shvat with TreePeople

"I got down dirty and I dug it!  I very much enjoyed working with others for a good cause especially one that I care about!  I didn’t know what to expect.  Rachel, the Director of the Tree People, was very informative and explained things in a way so that we could tend the trees on our own without her assistance.  We all split into groups and picked the tree we wanted to care for.  Once we were done tending to our own trees, many of us went to help others bringing them mulch, water or whatever they needed.  True team spirit.  Look forward to coming back again next year!

Thank you so much for all of your service!!"

 Phyllis Osman


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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