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Discussion & Dessert: Mental Health in a Time of Crisis

Coffee Pot and Cake 

A Conversation with Varina Bleil and Myra Lurie

Bleil and Lurie 

Have you had a crisis in your life and how did you deal with it?
Have you known others who have faced a crisis?

Join us for an important conversation with Myra Lurie, Board Chair of Maple Counseling and Varina Bleil, Chief Executive Officer of the Maple Counseling Center.

The Maple Counseling Center treats patients of all ages, childen and adults. Our two speakers will talk about the Center, its important role  and what it does for the community. 

As the CEO of the Center, Varina Bleil brings extensive knowledge and  experience supporting the well being of underserved communities as well as the diverse Los Angeles.

Myra Lurie, the Board Chair, is an attorney who has been an active leader in the community for the past 25 years. She is a past co-President of Temple Emanuel.

This event will be a unique opportunity to hear a conversation between these two remarkable women. There will be ample time for Q & A. This is a D&D you shouldn't miss.


For more information, contact D & D Coordinator Dorothy Salkin at 310-475-4696 or

 Coffee Cake

Dorothy is delighted to share  one of her favorite recipes from her years of teaching cooking classes and her cookbook library.  She invites you to make the recipe prior to the D&D evening. Then you can eat and enjoy some of it  during the D&D. To get the recipe, click on the recipe name.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Walnut Topping

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For Zoom assistance, contact Jeanette Macht at 310-592-0321 or

Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Meeting ID:
462 656 1612
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Event Contact(s):
Jeanette Macht
310-592-0321 (c)
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