Jewish Journal

Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Nov. 8 - 14: Healing Havdalah, comedy, films

    November 7, 2008 | 4:27 pm


    Joe the Plummer. Tina Fey. Yes We Can. Terrorist ties. Maverick. Hockey mom. It's time to put the contentiousness of Election 2008 behind us. Republicans or Democrats, we are all Jews. To reunite the community, LimmudLA is hosting a "Healing Havdalah,"...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Nov. 1 - 7: Dry Bones, Striped Pajamas, Homeless Art

    October 31, 2008 | 1:57 am


    Art Shulman has been called "the Neil Simon of the San Fernando Valley." "Misconceptions," the newest work from the playwright of "The Rabbi and the Shiksa," revolves around a series of misunderstandings in a town where things aren't always what they seem....

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Oct. 25-31: Jerusalem Symphony, Der Golem, Das Jazz, El Vote

    October 24, 2008 | 4:28 pm

    SAT | OCTOBER 25

    A German expressionist film miraculously melds a Halloween mood with a talmudic rabbi and the Prague ghetto. "Der Golem: Wie Er in die Welt Kam" ("The Golem: How He Came Into the World") tells the legend of a clay figurine created by a rabbi to save the...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Oct. 18-24: World Music Days, Sukkot, election debates

    October 17, 2008 | 4:11 pm


    As a writer, Daniel Pearl would have understood that there is a universal language that it is spoken not with words, but through song. To honor the memory of the Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered in Pakistan, thousands of music events around...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Oct. 11-17: Mr. Maus in the haus, Yiddishkayt, Sita Sings the Blues

    October 10, 2008 | 5:29 pm

    SAT | OCTOBER 11

    Before "Maus" won him the first and only Pulitzer Prize for a graphic novel, Art Spiegelman was a "drug-addled youth cartoonist" honing his talent and battling inner demons during the '60s. He compiled his formative experiences into a personal and...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Oct. 4 - 10: Yom Kippur observances, fashion frenzy, Naomi Wolf

    October 2, 2008 | 7:18 pm

    SAT | OCT 4

    If you miss the art of Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein, then Burton Morris' exhibition "Fashion Frenzy" should surprise and delight. The artist aspires to continue the Pop Art tradition of the '60s and '70s by presenting everyday objects and ideas in bold ways. His...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Sept. 26- Oct. 3: Israeli flag raising, free Rosh Hashanah services

    September 26, 2008 | 4:30 pm

    FRI | SEPT 26

    Step outside the box and into the outdoor air for a musical Shabbat on the Promenade. Alula Tzadik, an Ethiopian Jew who is a staple at Sinai's Friday Night Live, Nashuva and Adat Ari El, is assembling a group of spiritual leaders for a public Shabbat service...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Sept. 20-26: Stories and songs, lectures and films, politics

    September 18, 2008 | 11:36 pm


    Even if you can't convert a 7-10-split, you'll at least be able to help Strike Out Hunger. SOVA celebrates its 25th anniversary on the lanes in Tarzana with a food drive and family fun, including bowling, bingo, music, activities for kids, arcade...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks for September 13-18: When Ladino met klezmer, Torah Slam, a lawyerly lecture

    September 12, 2008 | 12:08 am


    The City of Los Angeles and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sponsor an annual emergency preparedness fair as part of the Great Southern California ShakeOut: Are You Prepared? The fair seeks to educate Angelenos on the importance of being prepared for...
  • Arts in L.A. Quarterly Calendar: Cultural events through November 2008

    September 11, 2008 | 3:22 am


    Fri., Sept. 12
    "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People." Angelenos can explore the legacy of one of the Catholic Church's most beloved popes in a new Skirball Cultural Center exhibition. Through artifacts, photographs and audiovisual recordings...
  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for Sept. 6–12: Hip hop art, veggie Jews, string theory & laughs

    September 4, 2008 | 10:43 pm


    They're being called the "Divas of Domesticity." Three PTA-parents-turned-girl-group prove dishes can't diminish a desire for artistic creativity. "It's The Housewives," a rock-musical by husband/wife songwriting team Laurence and Hope Juber of "A Very Brady...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Aug. 30-Sept. 5: Painting, a benefit, jazz, flies

    August 28, 2008 | 9:46 pm

    SAT | AUGUST 30


    East-West issues are the focus of Sundaram Tagore Gallery's newest exhibition, "Dimensions of Color," which showcases the talents of artists representing Korea, Japan, India and Uzbekistan, as well as Israeli-born artist Nathan Slate Joseph. Joseph treats...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks August 23 - 29: Benny Goodman, opera, magic and more

    August 22, 2008 | 1:21 pm

    SAT | AUGUST 23


    Today, the importance of recalling the horrors and magnitude of the Holocaust are more important than ever. The children at LA Opera's annual summer camp (photo,below) will present Hans Krasa's moving piece, "Brundibár." The enchanting tale of tolerance and...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks August 16-22: Politics, dance, education and music

    August 15, 2008 | 3:46 pm

    SAT | AUGUST 16


    In the role made famous by actor Kirk Douglas, dancer Arsen Serobian reinvents the legendary character of Spartacus for the stage. "An Evening of Khachaturian: The Composer and His Ballets," presents excerpts from three of Aram Khachaturian's great works:...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks August 9-15: Tisha B'Av, music, opera, comedy and Brad A. Greenberg

    August 7, 2008 | 7:36 pm

    SAT | AUGUST 9


    The rabbinical prohibition of kol isha -- a woman's voice -- precludes women from singing in front of men. Lucky for Michael Kleitman, a talented lyric tenor, this law does not prevent men from entertaining the opposite sex with their vocal skills. Born in...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks for August 1-7, 2008: Dance, comedy, sports, theater, politics

    August 1, 2008 | 4:15 pm

    SAT | AUGUST 2


    "Gamzu l'tovah." This saying, attributed to a talmudic scholar renowned for his unwavering belief that everything that happens is God's will, means "This, too, is for the good." It is the inspiration for the title of choreographer Rosanna Gamson's dance...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks July 26-August 1—Rothman, Pressman live

    July 25, 2008 | 3:07 am

    SAT | JULY 26


    First there was the mischievous musical duo of Miriam and Shoshana, who rocked YouTube and the Jewish community with their (un)orthodox rhymes. Now there's the real-life Jewish musicians Chana Rothman and Stephanie Pressman, who offer Jewish soul instead...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks July 19-25: Psychedelic justice, art on the sand, women on drums

    July 18, 2008 | 4:24 pm

    SAT | JULY 19

    Their heyday was in the ‘80s, one of their biggest hits was the title song for the Molly Ringwald teen-angst flick, “Pretty in Pink,” and the British new wave band initially called themselves RKO, Radio and The Europeans before settling on The...

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for July 12 - 18—Hadassah, the cosmos and more

    July 10, 2008 | 11:07 pm

    SAT | JULY 12

    To lure young and trendy philanthropists to their big-deal fundraising bash, Young Hadassah International is trotting out more than just the humdrum silent auction. The charitable organization, which brings together young activists from around the world to...
  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for July 5 - 11

    July 3, 2008 | 11:32 am

    SAT | JULY 5


    Only a psychotherapist-cum-theater entertainer could do justice to the zany and improbable Jewish journey spotlighted in the play "Rose." The one-woman show runs the gamut of 20th-century Jewish geography, "from a Ukrainian shtetl to the Warsaw Ghetto, to...

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for June 28 - July 4

    June 27, 2008 | 1:15 pm

    SAT | JUNE 28


    Operation Moses, the 1985 mission that airlifted thousands of persecuted Ethiopian Jews from Sudan to Israel, was a turbulent endeavor riddled with cultural, religious and personal conflicts. Families were torn apart, identities questioned and laws rewritten....

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for June 21-27

    June 20, 2008 | 12:25 pm

    SAT/JUNE 21


    During the 60th anniversary celebration of Israel's founding, the Palestinian community commemorated the "Nakba," or disaster, that befell their people in 1948. Considering both of these narratives, Israeli artist Noa Baum created the play, "A Land Twice...

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for June 14-20

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    SAT | JUNE 14


    If you could create the perfect Father's Day event, it would probably include action movies, sports and live entertainment, right? The Golden State Pops http://www.gspo.com.


    Young professionals in their 20s and 30s are revving up for a...

  • Arts in L.A. Calendar June—August

    June 12, 2008 | 2:32 pm


    Thu., June 12
    "The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company." The ragtag band of tech-geeks who created such enormously successful hits as "Toy Story," "Finding Nemo" and "Ratatouille" are dissected and discussed in David A. Price's book about the high-minded company and its...
  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for June 7-13

    June 5, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    SAT | JUNE 7


    Who could forget "The Crocodile's Toothache"? The toothy reptile sobbing in the dentist's chair as the helpful doc asks, "Why does it hurt and where?" The scribbled-green stalker sketched on the page asks that doomed dentist to take a closer look: "And he...

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for May 24-30

    May 21, 2008 | 5:15 pm

    SAT | MAY 24

    Unless you've been living under some ancient ruins, you've probably already heard that America's favorite archaeologist is back in action on the silver screen. The newest Indy adventure, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," is now playing in...
  • Calendar Girls clicks and picks May 17-23

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    SAT | MAY 17

    When filmmaker Ben Byer sets out on a global quest to find a cure for ALS, the neurodegenerative disease crippling him, he discovers the will to survive. What begins as Byer documenting his life in a series of video diaries explodes into a worldwide...
  • Calendar Girl clicks and picks for May 10-16

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    SAT | MAY 10

    Worlds away from the violent effects of war, an American citizenry is assumed passive and silent. Through a series of small, monochromatic paintings depicting images of death and violence, artist Liat Yossifor creates a space for the viewer to imagine their own...
  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for May 3-9

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    SAT | MAY 3


    Venice Beach is showcasing 30 of its unique homes and gardens for the public's viewing pleasure. Benefiting the Neighborhood Youth Association's Las Doradas SignChildren's Center in Venice, the daylong home and garden tour reveals creative spaces that...

  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for April 26-May 2

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    SAT | APRIL 26

    Winner of the Camera d'Or prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, "Jellyfish" is another example of the remarkable cinematic explosion of Israeli films garnering critical acclaim at international film festivals. Written by Shira Geffen and directed by famed...