More November/December Events!

Legacy Seminar POSTPONED

November 29, AJCC

Jewish Long Beach's Legacy Seminar scheduled for Wed., November 29, has been postponed until early 2024.

Fourth Thursday Movie Night

Thursday, November 30, 6:45 pm, A Member's Home

The November 30th movie will be Casablanca, a 1942 American romantic drama starring Humphrey BogartIngrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid. Filmed and set during World War II, it focuses on an American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her husband, a Czech resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Germans. Come watch, discuss, nosh, and visit with friends!

To register and receive the home address, please RSVP HERE by November 28.

Abortion Comfort Kit Packing

Tuesday, December 5, 6-7:30 pm, AJCC

Join us at the Alpert JCC Auditorium as we prepare the next round of Abortion Comfort Kits for Planned Parenthood and Family Planning Associates clinics. Help us do a mitzvah (a good deed) for the women having to come from other states to get the healthcare they need and deserve, and it will feel so good! 

We'll also have a new speaker sharing her Courageous Conversation about her personal experiences with abortion.

We will once again write and collect notes of encouragement to place in the kits. Come enjoy some snacks and great camaraderie, too! We welcome one and all!

RSVP is required by December 4. You can RSVP HERE or by emailing since a list of attendees must be turned in no later than that date.

Schmooze and Have Brunch at Our Annual

Chanukah Party!

Sunday, December 10

10:30 am - 1 pm, A Member's Home

We will be so happy to see you, enjoy our community, and have a great potluck brunch!  Please bring a delicious brunch dish to share as well as an unwrapped holiday gift we'll take to our long-time partner For the Child, which serves children and teens recovering from abuse, neglect, or violence. The agency gave us a preferred wish list (board games, toys, gift cards for Target, McDonalds, Amazon, ...), so if you want help choosing a gift, email us at We also hope to have a small boutique of lovely Chanukah items for sale.

You can RSVP here by December 3 or email Address will be provided upon RSVP.

You're Invited to Hadassah's Chanukah Party!

Lunch, Games and Fun

Monday, December 11, noon, AJCC

Let's join Hadassah and celebrate another day of Chanukah together!!

Fourth "Thursday" Movie Night

This month on WEDNESDAY, December 20

6:45 pm, A Member's Home

Join us for a special showing of

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas.

There is an $18 charge, since Chinese food will be brought in! RSVP HERE by December 15 for a fun movie discussion and yummy food! Address will be sent after you RSVP.

About the movie: Set almost entirely in a Chinese restaurant, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas  is an offbeat, irreverent musical documentary that tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker and Johnny Marks, who wrote the soundtrack to Christianity’s most musical holiday. It’s an amazing tale of immigrant outsiders who became irreplaceable players in pop culture’s mainstream -- a generation of songwriters who found in Christmas the perfect holiday in which to imagine a better world and, for at least one day a year, make us believe in it. Don't forget to RSVP HERE or email

Mark Your Calendars! Save the Date!!

Thursday, Dec. 7: Board Meeting, 6:45 pm to 9 pm at Alpert JCC.

Call (657) 235-2511 to RSVP.

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024: Board Meeting, 6:45 pm to 9 pm at Alpert JCC.

Call (657) 235-2511 to RSVP.

Saturday, January 20, 2024: Kindergarten Festival, 8 AM at Burcham Elementary School. RSVP by email:

Monday, January 22, 2024: Shirley Stein Annual Book Review with Susan Straight, author of Mecca. 11 am to 2 pm at The Grand, $48 with a great lunch. Read Mecca beforehand if possible, but the book will be available for purchase there. RSVP on our website or email

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024: Kindergarten Festival, 8 AM at Dooley Elementary School. RSVP by email:

Tuesday, April 2, 2024: Long Beach Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate, to be held at CSULB. Cosponsored by NCJW, ADL, and CSULB.


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