Jewish Journal


October 7, 2004



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By Keren Engelberg


October 9/Saturday


Santa Monica Art Studios: 6-9 p.m. Grand opening of Yossi Govrin and Sherry Frumkin's airport hanger art studios, including works by Shelley Adler. 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 397-7449.

Yiddishkayt Los Angeles: "L.A. Confidential: The Hidden Story of Yiddish in Los Angeles" weeklong celebration of Yiddish culture in Los Angeles. See story on page 33.



City of Hope: 8:30 a.m. Eighth-annual "Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer" 1-mile walk. $15-$30. City of Hope Campus, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. (213) 241-7184.

Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary: 11 a.m. Memorial to honor entertainer Eddie Cantor with service conducted by Rabbi Sheldon Pennes. 6001 Centinela Ave., Los Angeles. (800) 576-1994.

American-Israel Cultural Foundation: 5 p.m. Special concert and dinner in memory of Seymour Owens and Dr. David and Helene Rottapel. Musical program features Israeli classical clarinetist, Tibi Cziger. $150. Wyndham Bel Age Hotel. West Hollywood.

(310) 476-5397.

University of Judaism: 7-9:30 p.m. Movie screening of "Outfoxed" followed by interview with director Robert Greenwald conducted by Rob Eshman, editor-in-chief of The Jewish Journal. $10. 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 440-1246.


New Community Jewish High School: 10:30 a.m.- noon. Open house. 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. (818) 348-0048.


Valley Beth Shalom/Americans for a Safe Israel: 10:30 a.m. "What Is at Stake for American Jews and for Israel in the Forthcoming Elections?" Public debate with Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Van Nuys) and Republican Robert M. Levy, moderated by Rabbi Edward Feinstein. Free. 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 788-6000.

Westlake Hyatt: 2 p.m. Lecture "On how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" with Josef Avesar. Coffee and cookies included. Free. 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. (818) 324-3182.

University of Judaism: 2 p.m. Comedy and music series, "A Conversation With Michael Feinstein." $40. 15600 Mulholland Drive,Bel Air. R.S.V.P., (310) 440-1547.


Cal State University Northridge: 2 p.m. "An Afternoon with Theodore Bikel: The Man and His Music" with special guest star Lainie Nelson. Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. R.S.V.P., (818) 785-8885.

Skirball Cultural Center: 4 p.m. L.A. Theatre Works presents "Ride Down Mt. Morgan" by Arthur Miller. $25-$42. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 827-0889.



Roosevelt Hotel: Michael Levine and Friends. $30. Cinegrill, The Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. R.S.V.P., (323) 769-7269.

Temple Judea: 9:30 a.m. Project Vote Smart with Paul and Tad Franz. Free. 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. (818) 758-3800.

UCLA: 6 p.m. Introduction to Info-Aesthetics with Lev Manovich. Free. 104 Kinross Building, 11000 Kinross Ave., Westwood Village. (310) 825-8000.


Pressman Academy: 7-9 p.m. Beginning and intermediate Hebrew class for parents. Also on Tuesday mornings starting Oct. 12. $125 (10 classes). 1055 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 652-2002.

Israeli Dancing: 7:30-10 p.m. Israeli folk dancing with Jason Hecht. $5-$6. Barbara and Ray Alpert Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Willow St., Long Beach. (562) 426-7601.



Hadassah: 11:30 a.m. Kinneret luncheon meeting with fashion show by Vivian. $20. Marriot Hotel, 13480 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. (310) 568-0797.

Temple Beth Sholom: 6-9 p.m. Simcha Fair with photographers, videographers, caterers and DJs. 2625 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 628-4600.


The Iranian American Parents Association: 7-10 p.m. See a performance by the AVAZ International Dance Theatre. $100. Grand Ballroom, Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (323) 663-2829.

Skirball Cultural Center: 7:30 p.m. "Los Angeles Now" documentary about the transformation of Los Angeles, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez, Fernando Guerra, Joel Kotkin, the Rev. Robert B. Lawton and DJ Waldie. Free. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500.


Magicopolis: 7:30 p.m. "Challenging Politics" with Howard Rosenberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning media critic, in conversation with Scott Carter, executive producer of "Real Time With Bill Maher." $25. 1418 Fourth St., Santa Monica. (310) 471-3979.



Adat Ari El Sisterhood: 9:30 a.m.-noon. Multi-Interest Day Showcase of Classes 2004-2005, with coffee and food. 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 766-9426.

Temple Beth Torah: 6:30 p.m. Rosh Chodesh meditation service led by Cantor Sharone Rosen. 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. (818) 831-0835.

Israel Cancer Research Fund: 7 p.m. "Everything You Ever Want to Know About Prostate Caner" lecture with urologic surgeon Dr. Dudley S. Danoff. $7. Loews Beverly Hills Hotel, 1224 Beverwil Drive, Beverly Hills. R.S.V.P., (323) 651-1200.

Yoga and Jewish Mysticism: 7:30-9 p.m. "Yoga and the Kabbalistic Tree of Life" taught by Dr. Hannah Chusid. $80 for six-series classes. 2236 26th St., Santa Monica. R.S.V.P., (310) 450-0133.


Cerritos Center of the Performing Arts: 7:30 p.m. Sierra Nights with violinists Zachary DePue and Nicolas Kendal and double bassist Ranaan Meyer perform "Time for Three" eclectic string program ensemble. $20. Sierra Room Theatre, 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. (800) 300-4345.

Santa Monica Public Libary: 7 p.m. See a screening of Isaac Bashevis Singers' "The Cafeteria" with Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan as master of ceremonies. The Arcadia, 250 Santa Monica Pier, next to the carousel, Santa Monica. (310) 458-2295.



Hadassah Metro: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. "Your Body Is a Beautiful Responsibility: Women's Health Day," includes continental breakfast and kosher lunch. $25-$30. University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 276-0036.


Sinai Akiba: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Open house. 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 481-3282.


Gallery Row Organization:

Noon-9 p.m. Downtown Art Walk, including walking tours of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Neon Art, Gallery 727, Bert Fine Art, Art Share and Milla Angelina Gallery. Free. www.downtownartwalk.com.


Temple Adat Elohim: 7-9 p.m. Eighteen-week course on the basic principles and practices of Judaism. 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (818) 907-8740.

Congregation Kehilas Yaakov: 8 p.m. Prepare yourself for Shabbat with Rabbi Yissochar Frand's contemporary halacha class on the weekly parsha. 7211 Beverly Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 932-6333.



Jewish Renewal Education Conference: Early registration deadline for the Nov. 10-12 conference "Tikkun HaNefesh: Renewing the Spirit through Jewish Education." Temple Beth Shalom, Chandler, Ariz. www.spiritedjew.org.

UCLA Live: 8 p.m. Paul Krugman, New York Times op-ed columnist and Princeton professor, shares his views on topics from economy to government to corporate scandals. Royce Hall. Westwood. (310) 825-2101.


Congregation B'nai Israel: Seventh- and eighth-grade community Shabbaton with 150 youth from 16 congregations of Orange County and Long Beach. One Federation Way, Irvine. (949) 435-3450.


Emma Lazarus Jewish Women's Club: Noon. Monthly luncheon with speaker Larry Frank, attorney and political analyst who will talk about the upcoming election. $6.50. 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles.

Adat Chaverim: 7:30 p.m. Valley Congregation for Humanistic Judaism meeting. 13164 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 623-7363.

Screamfest: 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles Horror Film Festival 2004 runs until Oct. 24 and celebrates the independent filmmakers, including Stan Winston who will receive a career achievement away. Screening of "Cube Zero" followed by Q-and-A with director Ernie Barbarash. Loews Universal Studios Cinemas, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. (310) 358-3273.

Jewish Sports Connection seeks young writers, ages 12-16, for its quarterly publication sponsored by The Center for Sport and Jewish Life. For more information, contact: The Center for Sport and Jewish Life, P.O. Box 66461, St. Petersburg, FL 33736 or JewishSport@yahoo.com and specify "young writers" in subject line.



Singles Helping Others: Friends of the Family: Second annual festival of readers at L.A. Mission College. 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar. R.S.V.P., (818) 884-5332.

Jewish Singles, Meet! (30s-40s): 5 p.m. Buffet dinner followed by a movie in Northridge. R.S.V.P., (818) 750-0095.

Magbit: 7:30 p.m. Red II cocktail party, must wear something red to get in. 450 Trousdale Place, Beverly Hills. R.S.V.P., (310) 472-9363.

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: 8 p.m. See the musical "The Boyfriend" a romantic spoof about the roaring '20s. $24. R.S.V.P., (310) 203-1312.


Singles Helping Others: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Build float for the Rose Parade. Sierra Madre. R.S.V.P., (818) 345-8802.

Harbor Jewish Singles (55+): 11 a.m. Walking in Huntington Beach, bring your own lunch and picnic in the park. Meet in front of the Huntington Beach Playhouse. 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach. (714) 751-0469.

Nexus: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fright Fest at Magic Mountain. www.jewishnexus.org.

Balboa Park: 11 a.m. Walk around the park and lake followed by a picnic you bring yourself. Meet at the parking lot with the red balloons. R.S.V.P., (310) 204-1240.

International and Israeli folk dancing: 7 p.m. Dancing with Avi Gabay. Avant Garde Ballroom, 4220 Scott Drive, Newport Beach. (310) 560-4262.


Project Next Step: 8 p.m. "Coffee Talk" with coffee and pastries. $7. 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 552-4595, ext. 27.


The New JCC at Milken: 8-11 p.m. Israeli folk dancing with instructor James Zimmer. $5-$6. 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (310) 284-3638.

Westwood Singles (45+): 7:30 p.m. Discussing on "Why do people outgrow each other?" with therapist Maxine Geller. $10. R.S.V.P., (310) 444-8986.


New Age Singles (55+): 6 p.m. Valley dinner group no-host dinner. R.S.V.P., (818) 789-9421.

Nexus (20s-40s): 6 p.m. Volleyball followed by dinner at a local restaurant. End of Culver Boulevard, near court 15, Playa del Rey. www.jewishnexus.org.


Conversations at Leon's: 7 p.m. Discuss "Why Should We Vote?" with Mark Austin Thomas, L.A. radio executive and personality. $15-$17. 639 26th St., Santa Monica. (310) 393-4616.

New Start/Millionaire's Circle: 7:30 p.m. Social and light dinner in Brentwood, ages 21-49 and in Beverly Hills, ages 50+. For those who are or have the potential to be. R.S.V.P., (323) 461-3137.


Kosher Shabbat Singles Dinner: Men ages 40-55 and women ages 35-45 are invited to attend. Call for location. R.S.V.P., (310) 277-8177.

New Age Singles (55+): 6 p.m. Shabbat Fest at Valley Beth Shalom with musical entertainment, dinner and services. Meet at Densmore Street and Ventura Boulevard. R.S.V.P., (818) 764-6747.

Happy Minyan: 7 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Services. Downstairs at Beth Jacob, 9030 Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 285-7777.


Sun., Oct. 31

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: 2 p.m. See the show "Side by Side by Sondheim" performed by Broadway star Davis Gaines followed by dinner at a nearby Mexican restaurant. $50. R.S.V.P., (310) 203-1312.

Keren's Corner

Get Informed

All the young Jews learn to trust at least a few people over the age of 30 on Monday night. ATID, the young professionals division of Sinai Temple, The Jewish Journal and the Forward join forces to educate 20- and 30-something Jews before election day through a discussion of the issues of concern to their demographic. The Journal's Rob Eshman moderates the conversation between radio personality Dennis Prager and Forward editor J.J. Goldberg

7 p.m. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 481-3244.

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