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February 17, 2005

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By Keren Engelberg

Calendar

FEBRUARY 19/SATURDAY

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

68 Cent Crew and Theatre: 8 p.m. "The Knights of Mary Phagan" recounts the trial that tore Atlanta apart, caused a Ku Klux Klan resurgence and birthed the Anti-Defamation League. $20.

5419 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 467-6688.

FEBRUARY 20/SUNDAY

LECTURES

Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club: 2 p.m. Beba Leventhal on the life and work of Yiddish poet Mani Leib. $4. 8339 W. Third St., Los Angeles. (310) 454-3687.

Congregation Ner Tamid: 7:30 p.m. Marc Dollinger on "What do we owe Peter Stuyvesant?" for the founding of Jewish participation in American history from 1654 to the present. Free. 5721 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. (310) 328-1981.

University of Judaism Department of Continuing Education: 7:30 p.m. "Reforming Islam From Within: Two Passionate Muslim Thinkers Speak on Needed Changes." $25. 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 440-1246.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

University of Judaism: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Opening of "Hued and Hewn" painting and sculpture exhibit, with artist reception from 3-5 p.m.15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 476-9777, ext. 201.

Temple Menorah: 11 a.m. A tour of the Einstein exhibit at the Skirball with luxury bus transportation and lunch. $21-$31. 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. (310) 316-8444.

Nimoy Concert Series: 3 p.m. Envision Chamber Consort honoring 350 years of Jews in America, Felix Mendelssohn, Andre Previn, David Lefkowitz and others. Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (213) 805-4261.

Valley Beth Shalom: 7 p.m. "Tradition – Music From the Heart," an evening of music with world renowned cantors. $30-$50. 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 530-4091.

Yuval Ron Music: 7 p.m. "Sacred Soul II – An Interfaith Sacred Music Concert Celebrating the Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr." with musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism, the Christian Armenian Church and African American spirituals and gospel. $15. Wilshire Methodist Church, 4350 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (818) 505-1355.

Kosher Komedy: 7:30 p.m. Ayelet the Kosher Komic on shidduchim, airlines, Pesach and more, confined to the rules of Jewish halacha. $18. Irvine residence. (949) 551-3998. Also, Feb. 23, 8:30 p.m. for women only. $15, at AISH L.A., 9100 W. Pico Blvd. www.aishla.com.

West Valley Educational Association: Comedy night and benefit auction at the Madrid Theatre featuring Willie Tyler and Lester and Jim Lavoe of Three Dog Night. 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. (818) 348-3000.

FEBRUARY 21/MONDAY

CLASSES

West Valley JCC: 8-11 p.m. Israeli folk dancing with James Zimmer. $5-$7. 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (310) 284-3638.

FEBRUARY 22/TUESDAY

CLASSES

West Valley JCC: 8-11 p.m. Israeli folk dancing with James Zimmer. $5-$7. 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (310) 284-3638.

FEBRUARY 23/WEDNESDAY

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Workmen's Circle: 2-8 p.m. Have your portrait sketched by master artist Vadim Zang. Appointments are scheduled for every half-hour. $30. 1525 Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 552-2007.

EVENTS

East Valley Multipurpose Senior Center: 1-2 p.m. Yiddish Club with conversation, music, storytelling and films. All levels and abilities welcome. $2 donation. 5000 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood. (818) 766-5165.

FEBRUARY 24/THURSDAY

LECTURES

Women's League for Conservative Judaism: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Torah Fund Study Day on "Women and the Rabbinate." $25 (with a $36 contribution to the Torah Fund Campaign). University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 476-5359.

FEBRUARY 25/FRIDAY

SHABBAT

Temple Adat Elohim: 6 p.m. Buffet-style Shabbat dinner followed by services at 7:30 p.m. for the deaf community. $12 (must be mailed in advance to 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362). (805) 497-7101.

Upcoming:

FEBRUARY 26



EVENTS

Bnei Akiva: 4:15 p.m. Snif Shuchot at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy. Walking groups from circle park at 3:45 p.m. Pick up from Beth Jacob on Motzei Shabbat. (310) 248-2450.



Singles

FEBRUARY 19/SATURDAY

Singles Helping Others: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. or noon-4 p.m. or all day. Help with registration, raffle, set-up, etc. at Olive Crest Rock 'N' Bowl to benefit children in foster care. Pinz, 12655 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 345-8802.

FEBRUARY 20/SUNDAY

Harbor Jewish Singles (55+): "The Little Foxes," about a ruthless beauty whose ambition spelled doom for three men. Dinner to follow at a local restaurant. Newport Theater, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach. (949) 631-0288.

Between Dates (35+): 6-8 p.m. Come out and shoot, play or hustle, however you do pool. No skill required. $12. Valley area. R.S.V.P. for more information, (818) 587-4643.

Singles Helping Others: 8 a.m.-noon. Volunteer for Project Chicken Soup. Help prepare meals in a commercial kitchen for those living with AIDS. 338 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (818) 343-4722.



FEBRUARY 21/MONDAY

Coffee Talk (30s and 40s): 8:15 p.m. Weekly discussion group. $7. 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Suite 102, Los Angeles. (310) 552-4595, ext. 27.

FEBRUARY 22/TUESDAY

Westwood Jewish Singles (45+):

7:30 p.m. "Emotional Differences Between Men and Women," discussion with therapist Maxine Gellar. $10. West Los Angeles. (310) 444-8986.

Jewish Learning Exchange: 7:45 p.m. "Why Being Single Happens to Good People" with Dr. Lisa Aiken. 7223 Beverly Blvd., Suite 201, Los Angeles. (323) 857-0923.

L.A.'s Fabulous Best Connections: Chinese Food at Shanghai Diamond Garden. 9401 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (323) 782-0435.

FEBRUARY 23/WEDNESDAY

Wilshire Boulevard Temple: 7:30 p.m.-midnight. David Dassa's weekly dance lessons, beginner at 7:30 p.m., regular class at 8 p.m. and open dancing from 9:15 p.m. on. $7. 2112 S. Barrington Ave., Los Angeles. ddassa@att.net.

Dinner With Friends (30-45): Gourmet cooking class at the Culinary Classroom in West Los Angeles. www.dinnerwithfriends.com.

Helkeinu (20-40): 9 p.m. Weekly lecture series on self-improvement. Free. (310) 785-0440. events@helkeinu.com.



FEBRUARY 24/THURSDAY

Sunshine Seniors Club: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Weekly meeting. Valley Jewish Community Center, 13164 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 764-4532.

American Civil Liberties Union: 7:30 p.m. "Current Threats to the Separation of Church and State" with Harry Schwartzbart. Free. Westside Pavilion, third floor, 10800 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 392-7149.





FEBRUARY 25/FRIDAY

Adat Shalom: 7 p.m. Cafe Adat Shalom new program for young professionals, with erev Shabbat musical service, wine and cheese reception and musical accompaniment. 3030 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 475-4985.

Ethiopian American Culture Center: 9:30 p.m. Weekly klezmer night. $5. 5819 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6661.

Chai Center (21-36): Dinner for 60 Strangers. www.chaicenter.org/ shabbat_dinner_rsvp.htm

Jewish Singles, Meet! (30s-40s): Reservation deadline for a Feb. 26 gathering at Little Rock in Tarzana. Pool, darts, drinks and live music in a casual atmosphere. No cover. (818) 750-0095.



Upcoming

MARCH 3-7

J-Ski (20s-40s): Taos ski trip. $689. Also, March 18-20, Mammoth ski trip. $185. (818) 342-9508. JskiLa@aol.com.

Keren's Corner

Jewish Movies Head South

'Tis the season of film fests, and this week Orange County Jews do their part with the Pacific Jewish Film Festival. Sunday kicks it off with an afternoon screening of "Columbia: The Tragic Loss," about the 2003 space shuttle disaster, followed by an evening showing of director Eytan Fox's "Walk on Water." Other documentaries, features and shorts from Israel and elsewhere will screen through Sat., Feb. 26, including the 2003 film "Nina's Tragedies," which won 11 Israeli Academy Awards, and "My 100 Children," which won the Jerusalem International Film Festival Jewish Experience Award.

Isidore C. and Penny W. Myers Theater, One Federation Way, Irvine. (949) 435-3400.

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