Jewish Journal


March 10, 2005



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By Keren Engelberg


March 12 /SATURDAY


Congregation Hashalom: Shabbaton with Rabbi Chaim Kramer begins Fri., Mar. 11. Melave Malka tonight at 9 p.m. features a performance by the Moshav Band. $10-15 (for meals, with R.S.V.P. by March 8). 1110 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 652-0860.


Dutton's Brentwood Bookstore: 2-4 p.m. Dr. Francis Kaufman on her new book "Diabesity: The Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic That Threatens America – and What We Must Do to Stop It." Free. 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 476-6263.

March 13 /SUNDAY


Skirball Cultural Center: 8:30 a.m. Nobel prize winners David J. Gross and Harold E. Varmus in the 2005 Annual Conference for Laymen and Professionals on "The Legacy of Einstein's Science." $35-$125 (includes continental breakfast and lunch). 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P. by Mar. 10, (310) 843-3100.


Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim: 2 p.m. Double feature of Jewish and gay literature with "Rashi's Daughters" and "Mentsch: On Being Jewish and Queer" author. Bring item from food pantry. 6000 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 931-7023.



South Robertson Neighborhood Council Sustainability Team: 6:45 p.m. Monthly meeting to cover environmental and health concerns and solutions to local problems. Private residence. R.S.V.P., (310) 497-0892.


Los Angeles Unified School District: 3-5 p.m. Programs For Older Adults present "The Great American Musical" with movie screenings and discussions. Free. Royal Bellingham, 12229 Chandler Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 980-2997.



Friends of Valley Cities JCC: 7:30 p.m. Provocative Speakers Series featuring NPR's Robert Scheer and Laura Flanders. 13164 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 783-0256.



Temple Beth Hillel: 10 a.m. "Writing Personal Prayers" interactive forum with Rabbi Sarah Hronsky. $2. 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. (818) 764-5057.



Gallery Playhouse: Irish Jewish actor Rick Crawford in Thornton Wilder's classic "Our Town." $8-$12. 3152-G East La Palma, Anaheim. (714) 630-9870.



Temple Adat Elohim: 7:30 p.m. Creative Outreach Shabbat Service. 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-7101.

Temple B'nai Hayim: 7:30 p.m. Shabbat service. Dr. Robert Maurer, author of "One Small Step Can Change Your Life – The Kaizen Way" discusses the Japanese technique of achieving success. 4302 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 788-4664.


Sunday, March 13

Temple Adat Elohim: 11 a.m. Purim spiel and carnival. Thousand Oaks.

(805) 497-7101.

Temple Emanuel: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Purim carnival and Esther's Bazaar. Beverly Hills. (310) 288-3742.

Temple Isaiah: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Purim carnival. Los Angeles. (310) 277-2772.

Tuesday, March 15

Jewish Learning Exchange: 7:30 p.m. Pre-Purim classes at Young Israel of Hancock Park. Free. (323) 857-0923.

Thursday, March 17

Adat Ari El: 7:30 p.m. Yiddish/English Pre-Purim evening with music and comedy. Valley Village. (818) 376-1640.


Saturday, March 19

Temple Menorah: All-night Purim carnival. Redondo Beach. www.templemenorah.org.

Sunday, March 20

Beth Shir Shalom: Purim carnival and bake sale. Santa Monica. (310) 453-3361.

Temple Beth Am: Purim carnival. Los Angeles. (310) 652-7353.



Jewish Single Parents and Singles Association: 8:30 a.m. Morning Walk. Meet at Diedrich Coffee, 2961 Michelson Drive, Irvine. (949) 646-9500.

Singles Helping Others: 1-4 p.m. Senior Prom at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Help serve food and dance with seniors. (818) 591-0772.

Jewish Singles, Meet! (30s and 40s): 8 p.m. No-host dinner at Zach's Cafe in Studio City. R.S.V.P., (818) 750-0095.


Kosher MEET Market: The group is planning another softball season. Games will be on Sundays. Dates and times to be determined. Contact softball@koshermeetmarket.org.

Singles Helping Others: 9 a.m.-

4 p.m. Three-hour shifts available to help with American Cancer Society Winnetka's Daffodil Days. (818) 717-9136.

Jewish Outdoor Adventures: 10:10 a.m. Intermediate hike to Josephine Peak via Colby Canyon. Carpools available. jewishoutdoor@yahoo.com.

J-Parties (45-60s): Singles Sunday Lunch. Chinese buffet at a Pacific Palisades residence. $20. R.S.V.P., (310) 454-5260.

Jewish Single Parents and Singles Association: 5:30 p.m. Dinner at Au Lac Vegetarian Restaurant. 16563 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. R.S.V.P., (714) 842-4117.


Israeli Folk Dancing: 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Classes by Israel Yakove meet Mondays and Thursdays. $7.

2244 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 839-2550.

L.A.'s Fabulous Best Connections:

8 p.m. Marmalade Cafe dinner and chat. The Grove. R.S.V.P., (323) 782-0435.

Project Next Step: 8 p.m. Coffee Talk with coffee and pastries. $7. R.S.V.P., 1399 S. Roxbury Drive, third floor, Beverly Hills. (310) 772-2466.


Westwood Jewish Singles (45+): 7:30 p.m. Discussion on "Dealing With Self-Sabotaging Behavior." $10. West Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 444-8986.


Wilshire Boulevard Temple: 7:30 p.m.-midnight. David Dassa's weekly Israeli dance lessons and open dance. $7. 2112 S. Barrington Ave., Los Angeles. ddassa@att.net.


Conversations at Leon's: 7 p.m. "Where Are We Now, the State of the World." $15-$17. 639 26 St., Santa Monica. R.S.V.P., (310) 393-4616.


New Age Singles (55+): Shabbat Feast at Valley Beth Shalom. Dinner followed by Musical Shabbat and oneg. $20. Encino. R.S.V.P., (818) 764-6747.

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


MARCH 18-20

UJC National Young Leadership (25-45): Leadership training weekend for socially concerned young adults. Beverly Hilton Hotel. (323) 761-8248.

March 20

G.E.E. Super Singles (50+): 6 p.m. Dinner/Dance. $35. Marriott Hotel, Woodland Hills. R.S.V.P. by March 15, (818) 501-0165.



Saturday, March 19

ATID (21-40): 8 p.m. Sinai Temple's Young Professionals group throws a Purim bash at thh Petersen Automotive Museum. $30-$40. (310) 481-3244.

Thursday, March 24

UCLA Roots/Local Hillels/PAJO/ Siamak/Bruins for Israel: 9 p.m. "Queen Esther's Ball" Purim party. $15. Skirball Cultural Center. roots613@aol.com.

Keren's Corner
Heroes Still Wanted

Although no longer the top news story, the issue of tsunami aid remains relevant – perhaps more so now that it's not at the top of our minds. Attend Kay's 2 Inc.'s benefit, "Hungry for Heroes," on Sunday, March 13 at the Skirball. Hosted by Northwest Powwow emcee, Tom Christian, the event features performances by Native American entertainers, with musical direction by Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila.

4 p.m. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. www.shawn-m-perry.freeservers.com.

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