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 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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Posted Thursday, October 26, 2017

On Saturday, Oct 21, the Men’s Club toured the USS Iowa, nicked named “The Big Stick”. It is permanently anchored near the entrance to the L.A. Harbor, near the cruise ship dock. We took a self guided tour of this magnificent ship.

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Posted Thursday, October 26, 2017

On Saturday, July 22, The Men’s Club took a field trip to the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard. Not the largest collect of older vehicles, but what a variety of well maintained and perfectly restored rolling stock.

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Men's Club at the 911 Center and Edwards AFB

Posted Monday, August 15, 2016



The Valley JCC Men's Club at Edwards Air Force Base (photo by Burt Kaminsky)

Men’s Club at 911 Center by Chas Phillips

On Thursday, 8/11, the Men’s Club toured the LAPD Dispatch Center in West Hills.  As stated by the tour guide, the tours are not only informative but also educational.  We learned and saw the history of the Call Center and the progression of the equipment, very interesting.  We moved to a conference room and learned how this center and the second center in Los Angeles cover the entire County of L. A.  From the conference room we were able to observe the call center in action.  A huge room with over 50 desks, each desk having 6 computer screens to help the dispatcher determine how to handle the call.  We also learned that over half the calls received by the 911 operators are not emergency calls and should have used the non-emergency phone number:  1-844-ASK-LAPD (1-877-275-5273).

Men’s Club at Edwards AFB by Chas Phillips

On Friday, 8/12, the Men’s Club took a tour of Edwards Air Force Base.  An absolutely amazing and wonderful tour.  Out Tour Guide was a retired Air Force camera man who rode in the backseat of aircraft and took pictures of test aircraft in flight during a test session.  It was easy to see he enjoyed his job and embraced the chance to depart his knowledge and experience to the group.  If you are an aircraft or flight enthusiast, this is a must tour.  Starting in the flight and aircraft museum, we saw an example of every aircraft tested at Edwards…amazing.  With pictures and examples of some the more famous accomplishment of the Test Pilots, the museum is a must see.  We then took a bus tour of the Administration buildings and then onto the flight line.  We saw F-16s, F22s, F-35s, KC-135s, C-17s, B-1, and a Global Hawk drone and several other less famous aircraft.  At the Tourist Center, all of the F-100 series aircraft are on display.  The base and the history are truly an experience to cherish

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Woodland Hills, CA 91364
818-360-2211

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