What can be more fun than getting together with friends and enjoying wine and sweets, all while painting a beautiful masterpiece to hang in your home? A lively group had a blast while we ate, drank and painted up a storm at our Paint and Wine evening. If you couldn't make it this time, we hope you will be able to join us for exciting events in the future.more»
Valley Jewish Community Center (VJCC) announced today that Jerry Wayne, Executive Director of VJCC, has been asked to speak at a Congressional Briefing on the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) on September 21st in Washington, D.C. This briefing is sponsored by Solera Health, a National DPP integrator that connects patients, payers, and physicians with a new class of non-clinical healthcare providers who are preventing and managing chronic disease. Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) will provide introductions and comments.more»
The VJCC Men’s Club was organized to provide a positive setting for active men (55+). A place to meet and socialize and to provide programs that will entertain, inform and enlighten our members in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.
The Men’s Club meets the first Monday night of every month at 7 PM for fellowship and activity planning. Recent activities have included a day at the Santa Anita Park, tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dodger Games and a tour of the “Propaganda” exhibit at the Getty Museum.
If you would like to attend the Men’s Club meetings, feel free to drop by. Please send us your email address to receive upcoming events info: Abby@Valleyjcc.org
Men’s Club Visits Beverly Hill Police Department by Chas Phillips
On Thursday, 1/19, the Men’s Club toured the Beverly Hill Police Department. It was amazing to learn the Beverly Hills Police Department is a fully equipped and independently functioning PD. Our tour guide was a Detective Sgt George Demarios who was extremely knowledgeable regarding the operations of all the different departments with the PD. Having a tour guide with several years of service with his many stories added a great deal to the enjoyment of the tour. I think the tour of the Armory and the SWAT trucks were the highlights of the tour. We all met at Factor’s Deli for lunch after the tour and discussed how much fun we had. Upcoming functions include a couple of High School Basketball games, dinner meeting and a speaker from the California Highway Patrol at Marie Callender’s (2/6), visit to the Nethercutt Museum in February and a visit to the Museum of Flying in March.
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.
Men’s Club at Santa Anita Race Track
The Men’s Club visited Santa Anita Racetrack on Sunday, May 22 for the second time. The location of the track is awesome for it’s beauty and peacefulness. The weather could not have been better. It was great to have Sam in attendance and see him looking so well. It was a relaxing and fun filled day for all. I don’t think we had any big winners, but did not leave too much at the track.
The Men’s Club meets the first Monday of the Month at the Center at 7 PM. If you are looking to have some fun and companionship, join us for the next meeting.
Photos by Marty Kaplan.
Men’s Club at Dodger Stadium
The VJCC Men’s Club visited Dodger Stadium for a tour on Thursday, 4/14. We met at the Top of the Park and enjoyed a 360 degree view which included downtown Los Angeles, The Hollywood sign and the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. The view from the Vin Scully Pressbox was enjoyed by all. After a walk through the Dodger Awards Hallway, we went on the field for an unbelievable view of the Stadium and the chance to take a few photos. The tour concluded in the Stadium Club behind home plate…what a way to have dinner.
The Men’s Club meets the 1st Monday of the month at the Center at 7:00 PM for event planning and shmoozing…come and join the fun.