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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Men's Club visits the Museum of Flying

Posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
by Chas Phillps

On Sunday, 3/26, the Men’s Club traveled to Santa Monica Airport to visit the Museum of Flight. Our group was warmly welcomed and Linda, our docent, was a very outgoing and knowledgeable person to say the least. We started with the Wright Brothers, proceeded through the early war planes and ended with the most current aircraft. The museum presents the history of flight in a very orderly fashion with several life sized displays and an abundance of models, small and large. A cut-away 727 cockpit was available to sit in the pilot/co-pilot seats and get a feel of real aircraft command. An Air Force pilot was available to explain the many dials and displays….lots of fun. A video of “Thursday”….the story of a WWII P-51 Mustang and its pilot from the war to the present, was a marvelous story of the Pilot and the Aircraft. Cary’s grandkids took a Fighter Jet on a mission in the Flight Simulator….a true simulator that did barrel rolls (actually turned the kids upside down) and executed all the commands of the pilots….a truly exciting experience for the kids. We had lunch at the Spitfire Grill. As you can imagine, the restaurant was decked out in aircraft parts, pictures and murals. A variety of meals were ordered and all enjoyed themselves. A fun day was had by all!

Keep watching for more exciting events sponsored by the Men’s Club via the e-mail blasts….not on the list, contact Abby at the center (abby@valleyjcc.org)

 

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