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December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

16/Saturday

Temple Isaiah: 9 a.m. Informal worship service followed by a study session examining scripture in light of modern scholarship. 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 277-2772.

Temple Judea, Tarzana: 9:30 a.m. Tot Shabbat service. 10:30 a.m. Shabbat morning service. 5:30 p.m. Shabbat afternoon service. 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. For more information, call (818) 758-3800.

17/Sunday

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Westside JCC: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. "Boychik," a play by Richard Krevolin, starring Richard Kline. $10 (members); $12 (nonmembers). 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. For reservations, call (323) 938-2531 ext. 2225.

MEETINGS

Congregation Shaarei Torah: 10 a.m.-noon. Open house program features a panel of Jewish youth discussing the "December Dilemma: How to be a Jew during the holiday season." 550 S. Second Ave., Arcadia. For more information, call (626) 284-5451.

Jewish War Veterans: 10 a.m. Meeting with guest speaker, third Sunday of each month. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks. For more information, call (805) 484-4181.

Republican Jewish Coalition: 7 p.m. First meeting of the Los Angeles chapter, with national executive director Matt Brooks. Studio City location. For more information, call (310) 273-8250.

CHANUKAH GIFTS

Temple B'nai Hayim: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Chanukah bazaar and boutique. 4302 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. For more information, call (818) 788-4661.

CLASSES

Congregation Mishkon Tephilo: 5 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Sundays at the Shul with Rabbi Dan Shevitz. Also, 6:30 p.m. Yoga with Yiddishkayt. 206 Main St., Venice. For more information, call (310) 392-3029.

Westside JCC: 8 p.m.-midnight. Israeli folk dancing with David Dassa. $4 (members); $5 (nonmembers). 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 938-2531 ext. 2225.

YOUTH & FAMILY

Temple Beth Hillel: 1 p.m. The Shpieler Troupe performs their Chanukah musical "Mac and the Bees." 12326 Riverside Dr., Valley Village. For more information, call (818) 763-9148.

West Valley JCC: 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Showboat Youtheatre presents "Bye, Bye, Birdie." $5.50 (members); $6.50 (nonmembers); $4.50 (children); reserved seats add $2. 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. For more information, call (818) 464-3300.

18/Monday

MEETINGS

Jewish Family Service of Orange County: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Weekly issues-oriented discussion group. 250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 445-4950.

LECTURES

Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles: 7 p.m. Jerry Freedman Habush speaks about "Jewish Roots in Los Angeles: The impact of Jews from pioneer life to suburbia, movies to politics." Haas Conference Center, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (818) 712-9031.

Em Habanim Sephardic Congregation: 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday night lecture series. This week: "Chanukah, the real meaning," with Rabbi Aaron Jaffee Shalhevet. CSUN Hillel House, 17729 Plummer St., Northridge. For more information, call (818) 832-8293.

CLASSES

Yeshiva of Los Angeles: 9 p.m.-10 p.m. Mishna Sukka for beginners with Rabbi Rafael Stefansky, men only. Beit Midrash, 9780 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 229-0958.

West Valley JCC: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Torah study group. 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Yiddish music and conversation class. Each class, free (members); $4 (nonmembers). 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. For more information, call (818) 464-3300.

Robertson Recreation Center: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. International and Israeli folk dance class with Tikva Mason. 1641 Preuss Road.  For more information call (310) 278-5383.

North Valley JCC: 9 a.m. Beginning bridge class. 10 a.m. Pan classes. 11 a.m. Senior friendship club with lunch followed by entertainment. 16601 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. For more information, call (818) 360-2211.

CHANUKAH

Encore/OASIS: 1 p.m. Holiday Gala for the older adult program, with live music, dancing and refreshments. Pierce College Campus Center, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. For more information, call (818) 710-4163.

19/Tuesday

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. "The 30-minute kosher cook," culinary discussion with Judy Zeidler. JCCLA Jewish Federation-Goldsmith Center, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For reservations or more information, call (323) 761-8648.

MEETINGS

Ezra Center for Mature Adults: 9:45 a.m. Rabbi Stephen Einstein presents a program on "Historical Chanukah." Kosher lunch available following the program, $5 (members); $6 (nonmembers). Temple Ner Tamid of Downey, 10629 Lakewood Blvd., Downey. For more information, call (562) 861-9276.

Marina del Rey B'nai B'rith: 6:30 p.m. Chanukah dinner meeting with entertainment by Archie Barkin. $10. Burton Chace Park Community Building, 12600 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. For more information, call (310) 477-9367.

LECTURES

Jewish Vocational Service: 10:30 a.m. Presentation on the secret truths about ageism in the workplace. 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles. For reservations or more information, call (323) 761-8873.

The Kabbalah Centre: 7 p.m. Lecture on the power of Kabbalah every Tuesday and Thursday. 1062 S. Robertson Blvd. For reservations or more information, call (310) 657-5404 ext. 1017.

CLASSES

West Valley JCC: Israeli Folk dancing with James Zimmer. 6 p.m. Israeli dance for teens. $6. 7 p.m. Swing/salsa/tango lessons. $8 (members); $9 (nonmembers). 8 p.m.-midnight. Instruction until 9:15 p.m.; open dancing until midnight. Also on Sundays. $5 (members); $6 (nonmembers). 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. For more information, call (818) 464-3311. Also Thursdays at Temple Emanuel, 300 N. Clark Dr., Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 284-3638.

YOUTH & FAMILY

Skirball Cultural Center: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Archaeology workshop for children ages 5-7, learning about artifacts, mosaics, the first Olympics, and making crafts. Also Wed., Dec. 20, for ages 8-11. $15 per child (members); $20 (nonmembers). For registration or more information, call (310) 440-4636.

Kaufman-Brentwood Branch Library: 4 p.m. Chanukah storytime and craft program. 11820 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 575-8273.

20/Wednesday

MEETINGS

Open Tent Middle East Coalition: 8 p.m. A monthly Arab/Jewish dialogue group, the Levantine Project, meets the thrid Wednesday of each month. Flight Theater, 6472 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. For reservations or more information, call (323) 650-3157.

Jewish Women International with Temple Ner Tamid Sisterhood: 11 a.m. Combined meeting for a Chanukah luncheon with musical entertainment. $5. 10629 Lakewood Blvd., Downey. For reservations or more information, call (562) 861-9276.

CLASSES

Shomrei Torah Synagogue: 8 p.m.  Talmud class with Cheryl Peretz, focusing on obligations of parents and children. 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. For more information, call (818) 346-0811.

Yeshiva of Los Angeles: 8:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m. "Laws of Blessings," class for women with Rabbi Rafael Stefansky. Mogen David Congregation, 9717 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more  information, call (310) 229-0958.

21/Thursday

MEETINGS

Congregation Ner Tamid: 11 a.m. Lunch Bunch program with psychotherapist William Stokes discussing Humanistic Judaism in his work. $12. 5721 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information, call (310) 377-6986.

LECTURES

Temple Beth Hillel: 10 a.m. Dr. Kay Goodman speaks on "Magic and Superstitions." $2. 12326 Riverside Dr., Valley Village. For more information, call (818) 763-9148.

CHANUKAH

Shomrei Torah Synagogue: 6:15 p.m. Family Chanukah dinner and celebration with "The Mazel-Tones," band featuring Rabbi Richard Camras on drums. 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. For tickets or more information, call (818) 346-0811.

Chabad of Simi Valley: 4 p.m. Menorah lighting at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. For more information, call (805) 577-0573.

Congregation Adat Israel and Chabad of West Orange County: 7:30 p.m. Menorah lighting ceremony with performance by the Hebrew Academy Choir, at the Westminster Mall. For more information, call (714) 846-2285.

Chabad of South Bay: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Chanukah family festival with craft workshops, music, latkes, gelt and entertainment, followed by a menorah lighting ceremony. Peninsula Shopping Center. For more information, call (310) 326-8234.

Temple Judea: 1 p.m. Chanukah presentation by Rabbi Dan Moskowitz. Attendees should bring an unwrapped child's gift to be donated. 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. For more information, call (818) 705-3557.

22/Friday

CHANUKAH

Congregation Or Ami: 7:30 p.m. Family-oriented Chanukah celebration at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. Families encouraged to bring homemade menorahs. For more information, call (818) 880-6818.

SHABBAT

Kehillat Ma'arav: 6:30 p.m. Shabbat Chanukah service and dinner. $21 (adults); $13 (children). 1715 21st St., Santa Monica. For reservations or more information, call (310) 829-0566.

Congregation Beth Meier: 8 p.m. Shabbat and Chanukah celebration includes rededication of the house of worship. 11725 Moorpark St., Studio City. For more information, call (818) 769-0515.

Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim: 6 p.m. Chanukah potluck party and musical dedication of the first of 12 stained-glass windows. 8 p.m. Shabbat services. 6000 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 931-7023.

Upcoming -- Chanukah Events

Sun., Dec. 24.

Chabad of the Conejo: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. "The Chanukah Wonderland," with game booths, pony rides, petting zoo, jugglers, music and kosher food stands. Conejo Creek Park. For more information, call (818) 991-0991.

Chabad of Mt. Olympus: 4 p.m.-6 p.m. "Chanukah Extravaganza," entertainment includes music, olive press demonstration, and hebrew school performance. $5. Franklin Canyon Park. For more information, call (323) 650-1444.

Singles

16/Saturday

Conejo Jewish Singles Connection (35-55): 9:45 a.m. Hike  the Mishe Mokwa Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains. Seven-mile easy to moderate hike, bring boots, snack and water. $2 (members); $5 (nonmembers). For more information, call (818) 707-1290.

The Wise Years (60+): 6 p.m. Chanukah party at a private home in the Valley, with latkes and entertainment. Bring an unwrapped child's gift. With gift: $4 (members); $6 (guests). Without gift: $12. For more information, call (310) 395-1235.

Jewish Association of Single Professionals (25-55): 8 p.m. Holiday dance party, with live band, appetizers, games and prizes. $20. Sportsmen's Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. For more information, call (323) 656-7777.

New Age Singles (55+): 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Holiday dinner dance. $10 (men before 8 p.m.); $12 (members); $15 (guests). Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 473-1391.

17/Sunday

Singles Helping Others: 10:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.; or 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Volunteering for the Chanukah Festival at the Skirball Cultural Center. For reservations or more information, call (323) 851-9070.

Harbor Jewish Singles (50+): 5:15 p.m. Dinner followed by viewing of the Newport Boat Parade. Dinner at Zubie's Chicken Coop Restaurant, 414 N. Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 722-9515.

JBB Allstars (25-45): 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Chanukah celebration with '80s music, latkes and dancing, to benefit Jewish Big Brothers/Camp Max Straus. Bring a book for children ages 5-12. $35 (in advance); $40 (at the door). Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. For more information, call (323) 761-8675 ext. 12.

Congregation Mogen David Singles: 10 a.m. Breakfast with  Jerry Solomon, who will speak on "Questions you never thought to ask." $3. 9717 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 276-5442.

Nexus: 9:45 a.m. Rock-climbing class for all skill levels. $20. Los Angeles Rock Gym, 4926 W. Rosecrans Ave., Hawthorne. For more information, call (562) 799-9965.

L.A.'s Best Connections: Carpooling for a day trip to Palm Springs. For more information, call (323) 782-0435.

Quick Date (40-55): Rapid introductions event for Jewish singles, 10 introductions in one hour. For reservations or more information, call (310) 488-8716.

18/Monday

Israeli Folk Dancing: 8 p.m. All levels of experience welcome, with instructor Israel Yakovie. Lessons until 9 p.m.; open session 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.  Also meets Thursday. $5. 2244 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. (800) 750-5432.

19/Tuesday

Sinai Temple (25-40): 7 p.m. Torah on Tuesday, with socializing, at Westwood Brewing Company.  $5 (members); $7 (nonmembers).  For more information, call (310) 474-1518 ext. 3234.

Kollel -- Valley Jewish Learning Center: 8 p.m. Discussion group for young professionals, with Rabbi David Morris. Java Jive Coffee Shop, 11282 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. For more information, call (818) 760-3245.

Jewish Single Parents and Singles Association: 6 p.m. Dinner followed by viewing of the Newport Boat Parade. Dinner at Coco's Restaurant, 151 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach. For more information, call (714) 804-0028.

Westwood Jewish Singles (45+): 7:30 p.m. Coffee, cake and conversation. Professionally led discussion and support group. Also meets Sun., 8 p.m. $8. For more information, call (310) 444-8986.

20/Wednesday

ACCESS (25-40): 7:30 p.m. Chanukah celebration with candle lighting, food, open bar, and D.J. $85 includes $50 pledge to UJF. Gotham Hall, 1431 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. For more information, call (310) 689-3600.

Aish (20-35): 8 p.m. Dating 2000, class for singles taught by Ross Hirschmann at a private home. For more information, call (310) 247-7477.

JeffTennis (25-37): 7 p.m. Social-Vintational, with tennis rallying and mixed-doubles play, near Beverly Hills. $5. For reservations, call (818) 342-9402.

21/Thursday

Orange County JCC's "The Group" (21-34): 6:30 p.m. Hip happy hour at The Shark Club, 841 Baker St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 840-8740.

Conversations!: 7:30 p.m. Singles group with a guest speaker every Thursday night. Light dinner served. $15. 820 Harvard St., Santa Monica. For reservations, call (310) 315-1078.

22/Friday

Shabbat Dinners by Aaron Deutsch (21-50): 7 p.m. Short service, followed by potluck dairy/Hungarian meal and discussion on celebrating miracles. For reservations or more information, call (310) 360-1322.

Upcoming -- Chanukah Parties

Sat., Dec. 23.

Sephardic Jewish Singles (40's-50's):  6 p.m. Potluck Chanukah party in Santa Monica. $5. For reservations or more information, call (323) 936-1882.

Sun., Dec. 24.

Synagogue for the Performing Arts: 6 p.m. Chanukah in the Hollywood Hills. $15 (members); $20 (nonmembers). For reservations or more information, call (310) 472-3500.

Klutz Productions and SpeedDating (21-40): 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Two events: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., "World's Largest SpeedDating Event." Then, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Klutz Productions Holiday Party. $20 (for just the party, at the door); $25 (for SpeedDating and party). The El Rey, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information or to register in advance for SpeedDating, call (310) 247-7477.

Jewish Federation of Orange County, Young Business and Professionals Division (25-45): 7 p.m.-midnight. "Winter Gala Under the Stars" Chanukah party, with dinner, dancing, and silent auction. $55 (before Dec. 20); $70 (after Dec. 20). Orange Hill Restaurant, 6410 E. Chapman Ave., Orange. For reservations or more information, call (714) 755-5555 ext. 255.

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