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Mount Hollywood at Griffith Park
Sunday October 31st, 2021
TRAILHEAD TIME: 9:30 A.M.
Eden Outdoor Adventures
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Sunday October 31, 2021: Mount Hollywood at Griffith Park
RATING: Intermediate TRAILHEAD TIME: 9:30 AM
Join us as we venture into the wilds of one of L.A.'s great outdoor treasures, Griffith Park (a.k.a., L.A.'s Central Park). At 1,625 feet, Mt. Hollywood is by far the most popular hiking trail in all of Griffith Park, thanks to its million-dollar views of Los Angeles, including the Pacific Ocean and the great expanse of the eastern San Fernando Valley. The hike is an approximately 6 mile loop with roughly 1200 feet of elevation gain. We will meet at the Upper merry go round at the far north end of Parking Lot 2 by the stairs. Put Merry Go Round Lot Two as the destination in your GPS. For those interested, we may have a possible optional lunch after the hike.
WHAT TO BRING:
Two (2) liters of water, snacks, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking boots or shoes with good traction, daypack, hiking poles/sticks, shorts and a T-shirt or long pants and long sleeved shirt, depending on weather. Clothes should be loose fitting, and light-colors are preferable
FOOTWEAR: Hiking boots or shoes with good traction. Absolutely no sandals or open toed shoes.
Directions from the Valley:
Follow the link below. We will meet at the Upper merry go round at the far north end of Parking Lot 2 by the stairs. Put Merry Go Round Lot Two as the destination in your GPS.
Google Maps Destination Link: https://goo.gl/maps/L4MbtwyWKvJaCw2p8
Directions from the West Side:
Follow the link below. You can choose the option of taking the freeway or surface streets. We will meet at the Upper merry go round at the far north end of Parking Lot 2 by the stairs. Put Merry Go Round Lot Two as the destination in your GPS.
Google Maps Destination Link: https://goo.gl/maps/L4MbtwyWKvJaCw2p8
Trailhead time: 9:30 A.M
VACCINATED PARTICIPANTS ONLY
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A Century after Balfour: How to Guarantee the Security of the Only Homeland of the Jews while Addressing the Palestinian Problem
Interview with Emanuel Shahaf, co-chair of The Federation Movement, Saturday, Nov .6 at 12 noon, following Shabbat services at Hollywood Temple Beth El
Rabbi Norbert Weinberg will interview Emanuel Shahaf, co-chair of The Federation Movement, Saturday, Nov .6 at 12 noon, following Shabbat services at Hollywood Temple Beth El which start at 10:00 AM..
Just a little over a century ago, British Lord Balfour established a commitment to an internationally recognized Jewish homeland. Now, 73 years after the independence of that homeland for the Jewish people, Israel, there is still the unresolved issue of an entity for the Palestinians. Two-State Solution or One-State Solution or just Muddling-Along; are there alternatives. That is what Emanuel Shahaf is proposing with his concept of a federation .
Emanuel Shahaf brings with him impressive credentials: he served in the office of the Prime Minister from 1989 till 2003, has been building Israeli business relations with Indonesia, and has been a member of Israel’s Labor Party Central Committee. Since 2014 Emanuel promotes a Federation as a realistic approach to resolve the conflict with the Palestinians in the Land of Israel, serves as Co-chair of the federation movement www.federation.org.il and is council member at www.israelimovement.co.il
A summary of his proposal was published in the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles this past March ( https://jewishjournal.com/commentary/334108/if-israel-and-palestine-wont-separate-let-them-federate/). As the article sums up: If we look beyond the failed Oslo peace framework, there are alternatives with the potential to succeed.
The interview will be conducted with Mr Shahaf on-line. Services are held in person at the Temple, and the proceedings will be live streamed to members on Zoom, and to the general public on the congregation’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/htbel/live, and You Tube channel Temple HTBEL at :https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUIqJSPikcnCs0-7vD2PWww.
Hollywood Temple Beth El is located at 1317 N Crescent Heights Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046.
For more information about Hollywood Temple Beth El, please call[masked],wmail [masked], visit the website at www.htbel.org, or go to Facebook.com/htbel.
Shabbat Supper Club is, . . . . for lack of a better description, . . . a potluck on Shabbat that rotates between homes/hosts
It is meant as a way to informally gather and have community.
There are a few rules:
Each person will bring a dish. The Host will assign to coordinate.
Your dish should serve 8 to 10.
Each person will dress nicely/classy
Each dish will be at a minimum Kosher style (For example no shellfish or pork)
A dish serves 8 to 10 and there are . . .there will be PLENTY of food to go around.
Extra food will be put into to-go containers and delivered to a women's shelter or similar outreach.
How much is the cost for this? Zero. But there are some caveats.
Somebody does need to step up as location host. If nobody steps up the event date will be moved till somebody does. Then when the event happens . . . it gets re-posted and a different host (or the same one) can step up. In this way it can rotate.
Event will be limited in size. When you RSVP enter your cel in the box so I can confirm.
RSVP's will be closed after it fills and all is confirmed.
There will be a city version of this posted for a different date.
** This event may contain allergic ingredients.
***Event details subject to change and/or modification as needed without notice.
Los Angeles International Airport
NEW DATE FOR 2022 as ALL 2021 departures have filled.
Don't miss. This will also fill.
Departure date from the US, May 10.
Return date May 25, 2022
The Orient Express...you have heard it many times. The romance, the mystery, the adventure! Of course with the opulence too!
This trip brings back the romance and adventure of train travel, along with the mystery of new cities and countries. Brought back in a special way; adding value and removing inflated expense of excessive opulence by replacing it with service and contemporary refinement. The journey will mirror elements of the original Orient Express route from Paris to Istanbul.
You will visit Paris, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Istanbul.
The trip starts in Paris and has a full three days there. Also staying two full days in each - Vienna, Venice, Prague and Budapest, ending with three nights in Istanbul at the luxury, historical Hotel Pera Palace.
Included: train or air travel between the 6 cities, transfers to hotels, train stations or airports, guided tours in each city, one or more meals a day, museum entrances, wine tasting and much more!
In addition, many other options and extras are included. We travel as a group, and also have the flexibility of hop-on, hop-off tours and museum passes with "skip the line" so you enjoy a complete independence. You are free to do your own thing, cater to your special interests, visit other sights and locations in the cities, while still being guided and helped with all the arrangements. You can do it independently, or you can join new friends traveling with you, and do it together. The idea is come alone, meet new like-minded people and make lifelong memories...without being stuck with the "one size fits all" tour formula.
Here is a basic thumbnail:
** Paris for three nights
* Night Train Paris to Venice
**Venice for one night
* Night Train Venice to Vienna
**Vienna for one night
* Night Train Vienna to Prague
** Prague for one night
* Night Train Prague to Budapest
** Budapest for one night
* Late evening flight Budapest to Istanbul
** Istanbul for three nights.
* Sleeping compartments in the trains and First Class hotels in each city with very central location
What was The Orient Express?
It was long-distance passenger train service that began in 1883 with the original endpoints being Paris to Istanbul. In Istanbul the Pera Palace Hotel, built in 1892 as the accommodations at the terminus. And we are staying in it! The original name became synonymous with intrigue and was a showcase of luxury with comfort at a time when traveling was still rough and dangerous. The route changed many times and was eventually shortened to Bucharest, and later to Budapest as the endpoint. And again shortened to either Venice or Vienna. By 2007 The Orient Express was only Paris to Strasbourg, and in 2009 stopped service altogether. So the real Orient Express is but a memory.
There is a price for opulent luxury, . . . and we are NOT paying it. Give in to the lure of the rails with adventure, tempered with value resulting in memories of a lifetime.
EVERY aspect of this trip is epic. Visit picturesque and storied cities. Enjoy four night trains and experience the enchantment of the rails. We are even staying in the original destination of Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul with it's grandeur and opulence.
In the end you will have visited 6 countries: France, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Turkey!
* 4 night trains with sleeping compartment accommodations
* 10 nights in 4-star or higher category hotels with best central locations
* all transfers
* guided tours in each city
* entrance to museums in each city
* at least one meal a day
The only way to secure your spot is a $500 deposit. Fully refundable to 90 days before the event. Final payment due 60 days before. Secure Deposit Link https://py.pl/1wiaAA
$3,940 total cost.
Limited capacity of 24 total.
Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it !