Valley Jewish Community Center

Jewish Traditions, Lives, and Values

20350 Ventura Blvd. Suite 100
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
818-360-2211

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Posted Friday, November 2, 2018

On Thursday, August 23rd, the Men’s Club visited the National Weather Service in Oxnard.  We meet our tour guide, John Dumas, upon arrival.  John is an ex Navy Meteorologist and served 20 plus years for Uncle Sam.  He has been with the National Weather Service for just over 5 years. 

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Posted Friday, November 2, 2018

On Saturday, October 27th, The Men’s Club visited what is now known as Oakridge Estates.  Some 80 years ago Barbara Stanwyck purchased a piece of property in the San Fernando Valley.  The property bordered on the north by Devonshire Blvd, on the east by Reseda Blvd, on the south by what is now Lassen, and on the west by what is now Wilbur.  On this property Ms. Stanwyck and Zeppo Marx, her agent and one of the Marx Brothers, built separate homes.  Additionally, a thoroughbred training track and ranch were added.  During this time period, Barbara and Zeppo called this the Marwych Ranch.  

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Posted Monday, March 19, 2018

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, The Men’s Club visited the Santa Susan Depot Museum and Model Railroad display in Simi Valley.  Our docent, Curt, was very outgoing and added so much to the tour.  We were limited in time to two hours, but, I’m sure Curt could have gone all-day with the history and stories about the depot.

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Menís Club Visits HexLab MakerSpace

Posted Monday, July 17, 2017

On Thursday, June 29th, The Men’s Club took a tour of a unique, to be sure, 3D Printing Lab.  HexLab MakerSpace produces a wide range of 3D items in several mediums, but, the majority of the items produced at this lab are created by the common man.  For a monthly membership, you or I, can create and produce an object using one of the several 3D Printers available at the lab.  The creation can be plastic, medal or wood.

We were introduced to several of the items produced at this lab, including a Big Bang Theory whistle.  The 3D printers range in price from $400 – $500 to $35,000.  One of the huge printers runs in the millions if purchased new.  One of the originators, who started at the age of 12, showed us the whole process, from designing on computer to sending it to the printer for production….quite fascinating to a non geek like me.  We were able to watch a couple of items being produced; even though the process may take several hours, we certainly got the idea.   

After the tour, several of us met at the California Chicken Café for a, you guessed it, a chicken lunch.  Fun was had by all.

For information regarding the Men’s Club, e-mail Burt Kaminsky, at burt@valleyjcc.org.   

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