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Calendar                         Calendar January 12-18,2001

by Mike Levy

January 11, 2001 | 7:00 pm

Shabbat

Shomrei Torah Synagogue: 9 a.m. Shabbat service, with guest speaker Cantor Avrum Schwartz discussing Abraham Joshua Heschel on the anniversary of his yahrtzeit. 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. For more information, call (818) 346-0811.

Leo Baeck Temple: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tot Shabbat celebration for young children and their families. 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 476-2861.

Arts & Entertainment

Temple Ramat Zion: 7 p.m. Cantorial soloist Julie Silver in concert. 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge. For more information, call (818) 360-1880.

Beth Jacob Congregation: 8 p.m. Eilecha, concert featuring Cantor Avshalom Katz and his sons Shlomo and Eitan. $18 (general admission); $10 (students); Free (children under 13). 9030 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 278-1911.

Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club: 7:30 p.m. Jacob Basner lectures on Yiddish writer Moshe Nadir, followed by a musical program with violinist Sam Konviser. Free (members); $4 (guests). 8339 W. Third St., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 655-1341.

14/Sunday

Arts & Entertainment

Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim: 4 p.m. Jewish book group discusses the Chassidic-themed short-story collection "For The Relief of Unbearable Urges," by Nathan Englander. 6000 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 931-7023.

City of Hope: 6 p.m. "Hope is in the Air II... A Lesbian's Legacy," benefit concert featuring Suzie Plakson, hosted by Bruce Vilanch. Tickets from $125. The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 McCadden Place, Hollywood. For reservations, call (213) 202-5735, ext. 6507.

Congregation Shaarei Tefila: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Day trip by bus to see the "Palm Springs Follies." $57. 7269 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. For reservations or more information, call (323) 938-7147.

Temple Beth El, San Pedro: 3 p.m. Screening of "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg," with special guest, Dodger Shawn Green. $10 (adults); $5 (students). 1435 W. Seventh St., San Pedro. For reservations, call (310) 833-2467.

Meetings

Temple Ramat Zion: 7 p.m. Free screening of the film "Crossing Delancy." 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge. For more information, call (818) 360-1880.

Valley Cities JCC: 10:30 a.m. Bagel brunch, with Eastside Sinfonietta founder Weba Garretson discussing the life and music of Kurt Weill. $4 (members); $5 (guests). 13164 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks. For more information, call (818) 786-6310.

Classes

Westwood Kehilla: 11 a.m.-noon. "God, the Jewish Soul, and Me." First in a series of six classes. 10523 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 441-5289.

Netivot: Women's Torah Study Institute: 10 a.m.-noon. Exploring the Mysteries of Our Texts, open house and registration for spring semester classes beginning Feb. 4. Westside JCC, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 286-2346.

Westside JCC: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tai Chi class with Mitchell Hermann. 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.

15/Monday

Classes

Robertson Recreation Center: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Israeli folk dancing with Tikva Mason. 1641 Preuss Road, Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 278-5383.

Young Israel of Beverly Hills: 7:30 p.m. Path of the Righteous, Jewish ethics class with Rabbi Yisrael Petlak. 8701 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 275-3020.

Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim: 7 p.m. The Talmud Top Ten, talmud study with English-language texts. An independent section of the Queer Jewish Think Tank series, taught by Rabbi Benay Lappe.  $48 (members); $72 (nonmembers). 6000 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 931-7023.

Meetings

West Valley Winter Kallah: 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Five West San Fernando Valley synagogues offer discussion, social interaction and classes, five consecutive Mondays, through Feb. 12. $36. For registration or more information, call (818) 346-0811.

North Valley JCC: 11 a.m. Senior friendship club lunch followed by entertainment, every Monday. 16601 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. For more information, call (818) 360-2211.

16/Tuesday

Arts & Entertainment

Cal State L.A.: 7 p.m. An evening of  Israeli art, music and performance featuring pantomime Hanoch Rosen. Sponsored by the Consulates General of Israel and Mexico. Luckman Fine Arts Complex, 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles.

Classes

Valley Storefront, Jewish Family Service: 2 p.m. "A Brush with Jewish Artists" painting and art history class. 12821 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood. For reservations or more information, call (818) 984-0276.

West Valley JCC: 6 p.m.-midnight. Israeli Folk dancing with James Zimmer. Four different dance classes offered throughout the evening. 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. For more information, call (818) 464-3311.

Meetings

West Valley JCC: 10 a.m.-noon. Senior Shalom club, coffee and bagel brunch with entertainment by Andie Hicks. $2 (members); $6 (nonmembers). 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. For more information, call (818) 464-3279.

17/Wednesday

Lectures

Bureau of Jewish Education: 7:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Valuable information for parents lecture series begins with speaker Michael Josephson on "Character Counts!" Jewish Federation-Goldsmith Center conference room, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For reservations or more information, call (323) 761-8605.

Valley Beth Shalom: 7:30 p.m. Ethical Issues: Weighing the Options, lecture and discussion series begins with actor Mike Farrell on "Death penalty: barbarism or justice?" 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. For more information, call (818) 788-6000.

Temple Emanuel: 7:30 p.m. Introduction to Judaism, an 18-week course with Rabbi Jonathon Aaron. 300 N. Clark Dr., Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 288-3742.

Meetings

Jewish Vocational Service: 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Open house, highlighting job search and career services. 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles. For reservations, call (323) 761-8888, ext. 8779.

18/Thursday

Lectures

University Synagogue Sisterhood: 7:30 p.m. UCLA Professor Karen Brodkin explores Jewish and feminist fairy tales. 11960 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. For reservations or more information, call (310) 472-1255.

Valley Beth Shalom Family Center: 7:30 p.m. "The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Jewish wisdom for effective parenting," discussion led by Dr. Wendy Mogel. 15739 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (818) 788-4667.

Chabad of the Marina: 8 p.m. "Peace in the Middle East?" lecture by Rabbi David Eliezeri. 2929 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey. For more information, call (310) 578-6000 ext. 108.

Classes

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust: 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. "Women in the Holocaust: Resisters to perpetrators," teacher training series. Thursdays through Feb. 8. $95. 6006 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For reservations or more information, call (323) 761-8170.

Meetings

Jewish Vocational Service: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Job and career fair, with corporate representatives available to meet with prospective employees. Kaiser Permanente, 5601 DeSoto Ave., Woodland Hills. For more information, call (818) 464-3222.

19/Friday

Arts & Entertainment

Valley Storefront, Jewish Family Service: 9:30 a.m. Senior talent show. 12821 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood. To perform, or for reservations or more information, call (818) 984-0276.

Lectures

Society for Humanistic Judaism: 7:30 p.m. Pharmacist Max Stollman presents a program entitled "Beware! Be a sensible medicine user." Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 656-2734.

Jewish Learning Exchange: The Shabbat experience from challah to Havdalah, Shabbaton with Rabbi Y.Y. Rubenstein. Through Jan. 20. $55. Yeshiva Rav Isacsohn, 7011 Clinton Ave., Los Angeles. For reservations or more information, call (323) 857-0923.

Shabbat

Temple Judea West: Kabbalat Shabbat teen evening. 6601 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. For more information, call (818) 758-3800.

Kehillat Kharakim: 6:30 p.m. Shabbat services include a children's service, reader's theater and blessing of the children, followed by vegetarian dairy potluck dinner. Singer Lounge, Westside JCC, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 934-2925.

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