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  • Sunday
    Jan  26
     
     
    Lunch and a Movie with GoMPTY

    Sunday, Jan 26th 11:00a to 2:00p
    Join your 4th/5th/6th Grade friends of GoMPTY for Lunch and a Movie at the Calabasas Commons! $20 includes lunch, snacks and tickets to see Dolittle. Stay tuned for exact times as movie schedules are yet to be released, we'll let you know as soon as we know!

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  • Tuesday
    Jan  28
     
     
    Refugee 101: The Jewish Imperative to Welcome the Stranger

    Tuesday, Jan 28th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Refugee 101: The Jewish Imperative to Welcome the Stranger Presenter: Joe Goldman, Community Engagement Director, HIAS Come to learn about the refugee crisis — a global problem of human suffering with more displaced people than after WWII. Through conversation, facts, figures and Jewish texts you will learn about the extent of the problem, as well as practical steps on how to help. HIAS (founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) has been aiding refugees and asylum seekersfor more than 138 years and brings their valuable expertise to Congregation Or Ami. Joe Goldman is the Los Angeles-based Community Engagement Director for HIAS, the world’s oldest, and only Jewish, refugee resettlement agency. Prior to HIAS, Joe served as the Senior Policy Associate at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Before returning to his native Los Angeles, Joe spent several years working in heart of the Bay Area's tumultuous local political environment, most recently as the Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Manager for San Francisco at the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). Joe holds both a Master’s of Political Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Communication from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

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  • Thursday
    Jan  30
     
     
    Men's Night Out

    Thursday, Jan 30th 7:00p to 9:00p
    We gather as men to shmooze, eat, connect and rediscover the joys of being men in Jewish families. Each Men's Night Out includes open conversation, delicious food and drink, structured reflection on topics about being a man today, and opportunities to bond with other men. Everyone over 25 invited. Or Ami congregants and their guests may attend. Dress is relaxed (jeans are absolutely appropriate). Bring a friend! Plan to meet new people and connect with old friends. Everyone brings a 6 pack of beer, a bottle of wine, or your favorite soda. The $10/person fee helps offset the cost of dinner. Dinner is complimentary for Or Ami partner/sustainer/builder levels.

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  • Friday
    Jan  31
     
     
    4th & 5th Grade Siddur (Prayerbook) Decoration and Dinner

    Friday, Jan 31st 6:00p to 7:30p
    4th & 5th grade families share dinner together as students receive their own siddur (prayerbook). This special siddur will be what they use during services, t'filah, and at their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We'll be decorating these siddurim and celebrating the occasion with a small ceremony.

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  • Saturday
    Feb  1
     
     
    SoMPTY Skates

    Shabbat, Feb 1st 12:00p to 2:30p
    7th/8th Graders! Hit the ice with friends new and old as SoMPTY heads to Iceoplex for ice skating and lunch! $20 registration includes includes ice skating, skate rental, snacks and a Costco Lunch. DROPOFF at Iceoplex in Simi-Valley PICKUP at Costco Simi Valley.

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  • Sunday
    Feb  2
     
     
    Speaker Event: Rabbi John L. Rosove

    Sunday, Feb 2nd 4:00p to 6:00p
    Come and hear an inspiring talk about Israel and its critical place in the lives of all Jews of all generations. Rabbi Rosove will share ideas from his upcoming book and engage in dialogue with our temple community. Rabbi John L. Rosove is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel of Hollywood where he served as Senior Rabbi from 1988 to 2019. He served as the national chairperson of the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) (2016-2018) and is national co-chair of the Rabbinic and Cantorial Cabinet of J Street from 2012-2016 and again from 2019. He received the World Union for Progressive Judaism International Humanitarian Award (2002) and special commendation from the State of Israel Bonds. In 2013 he was honored by J Street at its Fifth Anniversary Celebration in Los Angeles. Rabbi Rosove is the author of “Why Judaism Matters – Letters of a Liberal Rabbi to His Children and the Millennial Generation” published by Jewish Lights Publishers, a division of Turner Publishing (October, 2017) and of “Why Israel [and its Future] Matters – Letters of Liberal Rabbi to his Children and the Millennial Generation” to be published in 2019 by Ben Yehuda Press.

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  • Friday
    Feb  7
     
     
    Speaker Shabbat Dinner w/ Rabbi Hara Person

    Friday, Feb 7th 6:00p to 9:00p
    Join us for an Italian Food Shabbat Dinner as we welcome our Special Guest Shabbat Speaker, Rabbi Hara Person speaking on "My Mother Was Right (Sort Of): Jewish American Anxiety in the 21st Century" Rabbi Hara Person shares a powerful vision of Reform Judaism responding to the needs of the Jewish people and the world. She is the first woman to serve as the top leader of a legacy institution of the Reform Movement. Her multi-dimensional communications strategy positions the Reform rabbinate as a leading voice on issues of national and international importance within the Jewish and interfaith community. Leading the CCAR’s Task Force on the Experience of Women in the Rabbinate, Rabbi Person is advancing the cause of gender equity within the Reform Movement and addressing the unique challenges of women rabbis.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb  11
     
     
    Transform Your Parenting with these 5 Jewish Values w/ Rabbi Paul Kipnes

    Tuesday, Feb 11th 7:00p to 8:30p
    Parenting has never been easy - but in a culture that encourages screen time more than face time, how can we make sure that our children stay connected to what really matters in life? Now is the time to deepen the conversations about spiritual balance and emotional wholeness, because later, as our children (and grandchildren) grow, they often try to push us away at the very moment that they most need our guidance. Rabbi Paul Kipnes, co-author with his wife, MIchelle November, of Jewish Spiritual Parenting: Wisdom, Activities, Rituals and Prayers for Raising Children with Spiritual Balance and Emotional Wholeness, guides us with 5 Jewish values – time-tested wisdom – about how to share our wisdom in ways that our children will hear.

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  • Saturday
    Feb  22
     
     
    Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Paul Kipnes

    Shabbat, Feb 22nd 8:30a to 9:30a
    You deserve to be inspired! Let Torah, our sacred scroll, fill you with wisdom. After hearing Torah read aloud, we dive into a conversation with commentators ancient and contemporary to mine the parasha (Torah portion) insights into our present and guidance for our future. Devote one hour to your soul. You deserve it!

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