CHANUKAH PARTY- A BIG SUCCESS
Sharon gave out a quiz, there were five questions:
We had 28 of us celebrating Chanukah at Hana Niv's place
on December 12th. First, a big thanks goes to Hana Niv for a job well done.
We served brunch which of course included the famous dairy dishes of
potato lathes that Hana had made from scratch, pasta salad, green salad, fruit salad, mini
jelly donuts, and Chanukah chocolate candy gelts. The table was decorated with kisses on
color toothpicks which made them look like dreidels. Hana and Joshua Soudakoft lit the
menorah, and told the story of Chanukah.
We had many new faces and guests as well. New faces were: Joanne &
Stefan Garas, Charlotte & Sam Kadin, Bill Parker, Jeff Beck, Bruce Gross, Barbara
Boyd, Brad Cohen, Alan 'Spo' Schwartz, Mark Friedman, Todd Bader, Alex Smimoff and guests
were Monica Schuster, Scott Johnson, Bob Miller, & Jeremy Holtz. Welcome all and hope
you all enjoyed yourselves and see you at future events.
- What is the Hebrew meaning of Chanukah?
- What is the Hebrew meaning of Shammash?
- What are the 4 letters on the dreidels?
- What does the 4 letters represent?
- What does the complete phrase of the 4 Hebrew words mean?
Brad Cohen & Jeff Dichter tied the game. They were given extra
questions to break the tie: What day does Chanukah always fall on the Jewish Calendars
(25th of Kislev) The next extra question was: how many days do they celebrate Chanukah in
Israel? (8) Brad Cohen won. Congrats!
See answers on page 3 (Memorize so you can win a prize for next
We had an origami contest, most people gave up, four people were
brave to make something. They were Sam Kadin, Bill Parker, Lilly Benedict, and Jeff Beck.
Bill Parker won the contest. We exchanged gifts then we all left at 3 p.m.
L to R: Sam Kadin, Joanne
Garas, Stefan Garas, Charlotte Kadin, Brad Cohen
L to R: Lilly Benedict, Robert
Arnold, Bill Parker, Mark Friedman
UPCOMING GUEST SPEAKERS
January 22, 1~4 - 8:00 P.M.
Mohel Rabbi Yehuda Lebovics, with over 20 years of experience
will talk about Circumcision: Medical or Religious Reasons?
February 23, 1994 - 8:00 P.M.
Rabbi Abner Weiss of Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills
will talk about "Love, Sex & Marriage".
These two lectures will be held at theSoudakoffs residence at 1717
Bagley Ave., L.A., CA 90035. Cost is $5.00 per person each lecture. Kosher refreshments
will be served.
We will take an interpreted tour to the Museum of Tolerance. The
date will be announced in the next issue.
Rabbi Yale Butler, Executive Editor for the Bnai Brith
Messenger, will talk about: "What is Kosher and Why Keep Kosher?"
Date to be announced.
NON PROFIT STATUS
We are now applying for Creative Services Group to become an
non-profit organization. I am working with a local attorney who is assisting with the
proper procedures and tegal advice as well. will be a while before we become an official
The reason for doing this is because there are some organizations who
want to donate money to us for future programs, but we need to be 501 (c)3 before they can
give us any funding. It will be much easier to get funding through grants.
We will also be able to do newsletters more often with bulk permit
which will keep costs very low compared to first class mail.
At this time, there will be no board nor memberships as we want to keep
it simple and neutral and encouraging many different groups to participate.
We will also be able to donate and have a tax write-off.
Thanks to Barbara Boyd, David Rosenbaum and Todd Bader for their
feedback and assistance
Michael Soudakoff will appear on TV in February, he played in a
movie made for TV, Once In A Lifetime" by Danielle Steele. He played the 3 month old
role, Andrew and his mother was Lindsey Wagner. Jodi Dagan performed in a play with
hearing students, "Cinderella" at Deaf West Theatre. The students were from
TRIPOD and John Muir Middle School Drama Department. There were only two deaf actors.
Albert Woythaler & Gael Kelly
April 24, 1994
Amy Rubin-Sladek & Manuel Michner
Cynthia Glick & Randy Beizer
June 18, 1994
Elizabeth Kurs - November 29, 1993
Jeremy Balkan - December 18, 1993
NCSY (National Conference of Synagogue Youth) Our Way has
events coming up on January 16 and February 20. For more inforamtion, contact Pam Friedman
at 310/662-6631 TDD or Malka Breitman at 213/938-8008 VOICE. Their Chanukah party was also
a success with a guest speaker, Rabbi Perry. Many people from the Creative Services
Chanukah party attended there.
For more information aboutthe OurWay Teens program, contact Lori &
Jan Moore at 818fi09-7740 V/ TDD evenings or 818/8942733 V/TDD daytime.
SPECIAL NEEDS AWARENESS DAY
A Conference for Parents, of Children with Disabilities will be held at
Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills, CA. on Sunday, January 9, 1994 from 1 to 6
p.m. Leam about programs, services and other resources available for people of ail ages
and all disabilities both within and outside the Jewish community. They will display
booths of organizations serving people with disabilities. There will be experts in the
field of disabilities giving a lecture. Child care available, free admission, kosher
For more information, call Council on Jewish Life 213/852-7706. There
will be an sign language interpreter provided. Several organizations are sponsoring this
CHANUKAH PARTY '93
|26 Participants x $10.00
|2 Hana Niv & Sharon Soudakoff - No charge
|Utensils (plates, cups, napkins, etc)
|Newsletter 5th Issue Expenses
|Postage for 100
ANSWERS TO QUIZ:
- Nun, Shin, Gimel, Hay
- Nun - nothing, Shin - put one in, Gimel - takes all, Hay - take half
- A Great Miracle Happened There (or Here)