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ChaiVillageLA is about helping people
to live well and joyfully within a community
of friends, support and Jewish values.
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Our Mission

The vast majority of adults want to remain in their homes and neighborhoods as they get older, but sometimes this takes a supportive community.  ChaiVillageLA is a vibrant,  multi-synagogue, multi-generational community that enables congregants to age in place in their own homes by providing assistance to one another and enriching each other's lives, as part of a self-governing village supported by Jewish values.


Executive Committee Launch Event 7.17.16

ChaiVillageLA Leadership

Executive Committee (above)
From Left to Right: Terry Pullan, Devorah Servi, Andrea Pullan,
Ellen Isaacs, Richard Siegel
Steering Committee (top of page)

From Left to Right: Terry Pullan, Devorah Servi, Janet Hirsch,

Sandra Sternig Babcock, Andrea Pullan, Barbara Joyner,

Susan Levine, Michael Hirschfeld, Diane Vanette, Ellen Isaacs,

Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Zoe Klein, Richard Siegel

Not Shown: Lynn Flanzbaum

Our History
ChaiVillageLA is part of the rapidly growing Village Movement--a new social venture of neighbors helping neighbors--that enables people to continue living in their homes and their communities as they get older. 

ChaiVillageLA is a pioneering initiative by Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Temple Isaiah, creating the first synagogue-based village in the country. Together, these two innovative synagogues have envisioned  a unique communal and multi-generational system of mutual support, where village members provide each other the programs, services and resources which enable them to live healthier and more engaged lives.

The initial funding for the development and operations of ChaiVillageLA has been provided by a three year "Cutting Edge Grant" awarded by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.
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