Jan. 19-Jan. 25
Brotherhood of Congregation B'nai Tzedek: Sun., Jan. 20, 9:30 a.m. Expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Harris Stutman, will lead a discussion on bioterrorism. Also: Thurs., Jan. 31, 7 p.m. Celebration of Tu B'Shevat, the renewal of the trees and Fri., Feb. 8-Sat., Feb. 9. Thirteenth Annual Shabbaton and Scholar in Residence, led by Rabbi Reuven Firestone. $12 (includes lunch). 9669 Talbert Ave., Fountain Valley. For more information, call (714) 963-4611.
Congregation Shaarei Torah: Sun., Jan. 20, 10 a.m. The Winter Brunch features vocalist, pianist and storyteller Archie Barkan. $7 (nonmembers); free (members). 550 S. Second Ave., Arcadia. For more information, call (626) 445-0810.
The Jewish Federation: Sun., Jan. 20, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Third Annual Mitzvah Day in the South Bay, featuring a wide variety of opportunities for the public to do good deeds. Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina Hotel, 300 N. Harbor Drive. $5. For reservations or more information, call (323) 761-8081.
Klutz Productions (21-40): Sun., Jan. 20, 6:20 p.m.-1 a.m. Singles party featuring a Speed Dating session for age groups of 25 to 35 and 30 to 40. $20 (Speed Dating session, registration required); $15 (Klutz Productions party). The Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 642-0600.
Jewish Community Forum: Sun., Jan. 20, 7 p.m. The 2002 Lecture Series presents "Making Love at Sinai," with Dr. Ronald A. Brauner, at Chapman University. $20. For tickets or more information, call (714) 538-0404.
Congregation Beth Knesset Bamidbar: Wed., Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m. "Spirituality and Ethical Values in the Workplace," class. 1611 East Avenue J, Lancaster. For more information, call (661) 942-4415.
Jewish Family Service of Orange County: Thurs., Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Alchohol and drug addiction support group. 24041 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. For more information, call (949) 661-8666.
Jan. 26-Feb. 1
Temple Bat Yahm: Sun., Jan. 27, 7 p.m. The Distinguished Speaker Series presents author of "The Temple Mount: Sacred Space, Political Nightmare," Gershom Gorenberg. $25 (preferred seating); $10 (general admission); $5 (seniors and students). 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 644-1999.
Jewish Community Center of Orange County: Mon., Jan. 28, 7 p.m. The Community Scholar Program presents "The City of the Dove: Jerusalem in Rabbinic Literature," lecture. $18. For more information, call (714) 755-0340.
Feb. 2-Feb. 8
Temple Menorah: Sun., Feb. 3, 9:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Family Shabbat workshop. 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. For more information, call (310) 316-8444.
Hadassah: Tues., Feb. 5, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. "Behind the Headlines and Between the Lines," lecture examining the Middle East and the media. $5 (in advance); $10 (at the door). Congregation B'nai Israel, 2111 Bryan Ave., Tustin. For more information, call (714) 545-7162.
Feb. 9-Feb. 15
Jewish Community Center of Orange County: Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Harlem Globetrotters Basketball game at the Arrowhead Pond. $18 (members); $25 (nonmembers). For more information, call (714) 755-0340.