Jewish Journal

Dikla Kadosh and Lilly Fowler

  • Picks and Clicks for Feb. 21–27, 2009

    February 18, 2009 | 9:03 am

    If your kids are too young to appreciate the Oscars, consider taking them to a film event the whole family can enjoy: Redcat’s International Children’s Film Festival. There’s “Witaj Polsko! Three Decades of Animation From Poland,” as well as a...

  • Picks and Clicks for Feb. 14–20, 2009

    February 13, 2009 | 3:27 am

    Roman Polanski’s life is almost too tragic to be true: the famed “Chinatown” and “Rosemary’s Baby” director survived the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland; years later his pregnant wife was murdered by the Manson Family. After he pleaded guilty to...

  • Picks and Clicks for Feb. 7–13, 2009

    February 5, 2009 | 5:17 pm

    Israeli violin virtuoso Hagai Shaham has performed at Carnegie Hall five times. The classical musician and USC professor is working toward another performance at the hall — but this time for the talented tikes of the South Pasadena Children’s...

  • Picks and Clicks for Jan. 31–Feb. 6, 2009

    January 29, 2009 | 7:49 pm

    SAT | JANUARY 31

    The violence in the Middle East has been center stage lately, but what are some of the diplomatic, nonviolent solutions to the region’s problems? “Whither the Levant? The Crisis of the Nation-State: Lebanon, Israel, Palestine,”...

  • Picks and Clicks for Jan. 24–30, 2009

    January 22, 2009 | 5:58 am

    SAT | JANUARY 24

    Sarit Hadad is Israel’s Britney Spears. She’s not as young (31) and not as scandalous (she comes from a traditional Jewish family and does not perform on Shabbat), but the enormously talented singer with 16 albums under her belt did start...

  • Picks and Clicks for Jan. 17-23, 2009

    January 16, 2009 | 4:00 am

    SAT | JANUARY 17

    Many young Jews today describe themselves as “culturally Jewish.” If they knew the definition of humanistic Judaism, they might identify with this fifth branch of Judaism. Adat Chaverim is a humanistic congregation that celebrates Jewish history,...

  • Picks and Clicks for Jan. 10-16, 2009: Art, film, secrets and Limmud

    January 9, 2009 | 5:20 pm

    SAT | JANUARY 10

    "The Baader Meinhof Complex," "Everlasting Moments," "Gomorra," "I've Loved You So Long" and "Waltz With Bashir." Whether you've seen them all or fallen behind on your movie-going duties this season, it's officially time to sit up and pay attention. These...
  • Picks and Clicks Jan. 3 - 9: Einstein’s letters and interfaith Shabbat

    January 2, 2009 | 3:23 pm


    It's the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, but the island nation is also focused on recovering from recent hurricanes. Join other concerned Angelenos as they provide much-needed disaster relief through a "Potluck Dinner: Hurricane Relief...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Dec. 27- Jan. 2: Hot Rod Chanukah, Moroccan New Years Eve

    December 26, 2008 | 6:02 pm


    The week has been loaded with holiday merrymaking, but if you've got a drop of energy left, you'll want to make it last all night long at the Hot Rod Chanukah Party hosted by The Jewish Federation's Young Leadership Division and Birthright Israel...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Dec. 20-26: Chanukah, Chanukah, Chanukah

    December 19, 2008 | 12:11 am


    JConnectLA is encouraging members of the young professional (YoPro) community to "get sparked for the Festival of Lights" by partaking in a little Fire and Ice. There to help fuel the fire will be the Chai Center, the Happy Minyan, Jewlicious,...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Dec. 13- 19: Chanukah, Heeb, Israel, Yiddish

    December 12, 2008 | 12:07 am


    If you lost your brother in combat, would you enlist in the army? If your father was killed on the battlefield, would you sign up for the same unit? The 28 IDF soldiers who will be guests of honor at a luncheon today did exactly that. Required to get...
  • Arts in L.A. Quarterly Calendar: Cultural events through Feb. 2009

    December 10, 2008 | 3:04 pm


    Robert Dowd -- Pop Art Money -- See Jan.17 listing


    Fri., Dec. 12
    "Laemmle Through the Decades: 1938-2008, 70 Years in 7 Days." It must have been an extraordinarily difficult task to select only seven films to represent the rich and diverse history of the Laemmle Theatres...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Dec. 6 - 12: Poetry of La Norte, love and latkes

    December 5, 2008 | 5:02 pm


    Whether or not you're a firm believer in life after death, screenwriter and playwright Dan Gordon has a message for you: People in heaven might be sending you postcards. In his new book, "Postcards From Heaven: Messages of Love From the Other Side," Gordon...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Nov. 29 - Dec. 5: NFL to frum; Shiksa syndrome, ‘Waltz with Bashir’

    November 28, 2008 | 2:42 pm


    The Israeli film industry continues to wow world audiences with its increasingly innovative and skillful productions. The buzz this year is about a provocative animated film by Ari Folman that is Israel's official submission for the foreign-language Oscar in...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Nov. 22 - 28: Toots Shor, turkey and theater

    November 20, 2008 | 8:16 pm


    Toots Shor counted Joe DiMaggio, Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason among his closest friends. His eponymous saloon on New York's West 51st Street attracted legendary sports heroes, movie stars, gangsters and working stiffs. Now award-winning filmmaker Kristi...
  • Annie Leibovitz, Ed Asner, Shelly Berman, Lainie Kazan and Elliot Gould

    November 13, 2008 | 7:14 pm


    Jack and Robin Firestone, an average American Jewish couple, were vacationing in Paris in 1997. Then tragedy struck -- right before their eyes, a car carrying Princess Diana fatally crashed in a Paris tunnel. The Firestones have since written a...
  • Calendar Girls picks and clicks for May 31-June 6

    May 29, 2008 | 2:35 pm

    SAT | MAY 31

    Set somewhere between 2500 B.C.E. and 3000 C.E., Tony winner Mel Shapiro's "Homer in Cyberspace" is a wildly innovative remake of the classic Odysseus tale. The high-tech musical, with groundbreaking video gaming technology and digitally enhanced scenery, is...