Temple Beth Am Library Minyan  
  January  2014
 The Minyan Monthly
Join Your Fellow Minyan Members at Home for Potluck Shabbat Dinners on Jan. 31
The Diaspora Potluck Committee is excited to announce that the fourth annual Shabbat Dinners in Geographically Dispersed Homes (SDIGDH) will take place on January 31, 2014. We received positive feedback from people who participated in last year’s dinners and know that many of you are looking forward to this year's dinner. Both Minyan regulars and newcomers are welcome to sign up as guests.
Twelve hosting individuals or families will open their homes to 6-10 guests each. This year, we’ll be assigning guests to hosts in a more or less random manner. If you enroll as a guest, your host will make contact about two weeks before the dinner — to communicate the start time and discuss what you can contribute to the meal.
When you sign up for the dinner, please indicate if you will be walking (and how far you’re willing to walk —we have homes in varying directions from TBA, so we should be able to place everyone within a convenient walking distance). Also be sure to indicate if you are vegetarian, have any food or animal allergies, and the ages of your children.
Guests will be enrolled on a first come, first served basis. So please sign up as soon as possible and no later than January 15.
One of the benefits of The Shabbat Dinners in Geographically Dispersed Homes is getting acquainted with people we see across the room, or even sit near to, but don’t really know. Both hosts and guests will be embarking on a mini-adventure.
Sign up by replying to this message — or by writing directly to the event coordinator, Miriam Prum Hess at mprumhess@ca.rr.com. You can also write to her with questions or call 323-459-4377. Val Goldstein, chair of the DPL Committee is also available to answer questions at goldie1129@gmail.com.
Todah Rabah From the Rosh
I am nearing the end of my term as Rosh HaMinyan with very positive feelings and optimism about the future of the Library Minyan. There has been a surge of involvement and participation in committees, event-planning and initiative. Our Shabbat davening has been soulful, the atmosphere is haimish and welcoming, our Cosponsored Kiddushes and Diaspora Potluck Events have flourished, we have nurtured new outreach programs such as our "business" cards and Ohel Patuach program, and are on the verge of launching a social action subcommittee and a human rights drash series. The credit belongs to all of you.  The Library Minyan depends on your volunteer efforts, and as in the past, you — our members — have always come through. I am looking forward to the years to come under our next Rosh and future leaders.  —Scott Taryle
A Library Minion.
Photo by Ari Taryle; Idea by Ezra Fields-Meyer
Mishna study 9:20
Tefillot begin 9:45
Temple Beth Am
Dorff-Nelson Chapel
1039 S. La Cienega Blvd, 90035
Upcoming Smachot and
Co-Sponsored Kiddush
January 11: bat mitzvah of Talia Havivi, daughter of Avi Havivi and Deborah Schmidt
January 18: Library Minyan Cosponsored Kiddush (To be a sponsor, contact Carl Sunshine.)
The Library Minyan of Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd 90035  www.libraryminyan.org