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November 1, 2001

Calendar & Singles

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Calendar

SATURDAY/6

Congregation Mishkon Tephilo: 9:30 a.m. Shabbat service and Torah study. 206 Main St., Venice. For more information, call (310) 392-3029.

Ocean Park Public Library: 3 p.m.-5 p.m. "Biblical Heroines," a multi-media show with video, storytelling, art interpretation, maps and archaeological discoveries, portrays the influence of women on Middle Eastern culture. 2601 Main St., Santa Monica. For more information, call (310) 458-8638.

Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Opening reception for artist Patty Wickman. 2525 Michigan Ave., T3, Santa Monica. For more information, call (310) 828-1133.

Children of the World: 6 p.m. The International Children's Film Festival kicks off with a performance at the Burbank Hilton Hotel, conducted by Marrina Waks. For more information, call (310) 285-9791.

Opera Nova: 7 p.m. Fall Opera Gala, entailing scenes from "Tosca," "Traviata," "Aida" and "Carmen." $10. Crossroads School, community room, 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. For more information, call (310) 452-2581.

Coleman Gallery: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Debut of "Puss, Use Your Kitty" art exhibit and reception. 8625 Melrose Ave., Hollywood. For more information, call

(310) 360-0819.

The Jewish Federation: 7:30 p.m. The Jewish Book Festival will present a musical performance hosted by Martin Goldsmith, author of "The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany." $15 (general admission); $13 (seniors and students). Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, 1434 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena. For tickets or more information, call (626) 967-3656.

Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club: 7:30 p.m. "Women Poets and the Former Soviet Union," discussion led by Dr. Moshe Wolf. 8339 W. Third St., Los Angeles. For more information, call

(310) 454-3687.

BridgePoint: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Discussion regarding questions seniors have about moving. 220 N. Clark Drive, Beverly Hills. For reservations or more information, call (310) 860-9234.

SUNDAY/4

Excalibur Children's Theatre: 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Screening of the classic Charlotte's Web. Plays through Dec. 2. $10. 12655 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. For more information, call (818) 761-8804.

Zimmer Children's Museum: 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m."Book Blow-Out," celebration of Jewish Book Month, featuring a workshop on bookmaking. $5 (adults); $3 (children 3 and older); free (children 2 and under). 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call

(323) 761-8989.

Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles: 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Storyteller Erica Silverman shares the adventures of her characters Raisel and Gittel through her book "Raisel's Riddle and Gittel's Hands," as part of the Sundays are for Stories program. Slavin Children's Library, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 761-8648.

Valley Beth Shalom Nursery School: Scholastic Book Fair. Through Nov. 6. 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. For more information, call (818) 981-2980.

Folk Art Council: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nineteenth Annual International Folk Art Market, featuring vendors from North and South America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. $4. Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. For more information, call (323) 937-4230.

Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center: 10 a.m.-noon. Author Judy Zeidler leads a discussion on Chanukah recipes and offers a cooking demonstration. $5. 1434 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena. For more information, call

(626) 798-1161.

Temple Ramat Zion: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Annual Holiday Boutique to benefit the nursery school. Through Mon., Nov. 5, 8 p.m. 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge. For more information, call

(818) 360-8799.

Skirball Cultural Center: 1 p.m. Poet Robert Creeley recites his work. $5 (general admission); free (students). Also: Sun., Nov. 4, 2 p.m. Workshop for kids, teaching etching and molding of wedding bells, followed by a tour of the exhibit "Romance & Ritual: Celebrating the Jewish Wedding." 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 440-4500.

The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring: 2 p.m.-5 p.m. "Others Day"celebration of the closing of the "You & Eye: Art Responds to Prejudice" exhibit. Features live music and gourmet food. 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call

(310) 552-2007.

Hammer Museum: 5 p.m. Alice Sebold, author of the memoir "Lucky" and Diane Wagman, author of "Skin Deep." For more information, call (310) 443-7000.

Stimmen World Voices Festival:

7 p.m. UCLA's Royce Hall presents Germany's annual festival featuring six artists from Madagascar, West Africa, India, Switzerland, France and Hungary. $14-$35. For tickets or more information, call (310) 825-2101.

Sephardic Film Festival: The Fifth Annual Sephardic Film Festival begins with the U.S. premiere of "La Verite Si Je Mens!" The films will feature the Jewish experience in North Africa, Greece, Iraq, Turkey and Bulgaria. For tickets or more information, call

(310) 273-8567.

B'nai Tikvah Congregation: 12:15 p.m. "Celebration of Animals," event with anecdote-sharing and discussion with a veterinarian. Pets welcome. Also: Fri., Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m. "Security at LAX," discussion. 5820 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. For more information, call (310) 645-6262.

Temple Beth Haverim: 7 p.m. "The War on Terrorism as it Unfolds," discussion with congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks). 5126 Clareton Drive, Agoura Hills. For more information, call (818) 991-7111.



MONDAY/5

Congregation Mishkon Tephilo: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Prayerbook Hebrew class, every Monday. 201 Main St., Venice. For more information, call (310) 392-3029.

Conejo Jewish Academy: 8 p.m. "Repairing the Breach Between Science and Religion-The Hidden Unity," lecture about the lessons of unity taught by Kabbalistic and Chassidic masters. $10 (in advance); $12 (at the door). 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. For reservations or more information, call (818) 991-0991.

Congregation Beth Shir Sholom: 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Beginner and advanced Israeli dance classes. For more information, call (310) 453-3361.

TUESDAY/6

Blue Sphere Alliance: 8 p.m. "Solos in Harmony V: Fact or Fiction," zany comedy play about mothers and daughters, video store geeks, drug testing at work and a young gay English guy. $15. The Lex, 6760 Lexington Ave., Hollywood. For reservations or more information, call (323_ 957-5782.

Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School: 8:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Parents interested in enrolling their child in grades TK-5 visit. 17701 Devonshire St., Northridge. For reservations or more information, call (818) 368-5781 ext. 405.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center:

6:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Dr. Simon Lo discusses advanced pain therapies for pancreatic disorders. 8700, Beverly Blvd., South Tower, Plaza Level, Los Angeles. For more information, call (800) 223-2771.

West Los Angeles College: 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Hebrew Reading crash course spanning five lessons. 9000 Overland Ave., Culver City. For more information, call

(310) 287-4551.

Valley Beth Shalom Family Center: 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Ed Feinstein teaches parents how to answer questions children ask about religion. 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. For more information, call (818) 788-4667.

Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Seminar for couples and individuals interested in adopting a child. $75 (per couple); $45 (individuals) Also meets Nov. 13. 3200 Motor Ave., West Los Angeles. For registration or more information, call (310) 836-1223 ext. 281.

WEDNESDAY/7

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust: 7 p.m. The Meet the Author program presents author Lily Brett who will discuss her book "Too Many Men," a story of a father and daughter affected by the Holocaust. 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For reservations or more information, call (323) 761-8170.

Masquers Cabaret & Dinner Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Singer and songwriter Teresa Belinda Kempner, sings for world peace, accompanied by pianist Sha-Ron Kushnir. $20 (at the door); $15 (in advance). 8334 W. Third St., West Hollywood. For tickets or more information, call (310) 475-4915.

Adat Ari El Sisterhood: 12:30 p.m. "A Briefing on the Current Situation in Israel," discussion by speaker David Douek. Free (members); $3 (nonmembers). 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. For more information, call (818) 766-9426.

West Valley JCC: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Yiddish class, featuring music and readings. Free (members); $4 (nonmembers). 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. For more information, call (818) 464-3300.

Jewish Women International: 7 p.m. "Handling Anxieties in Uncertain Times," discussion led by psychologist Dana Dovitch. Platt Library, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. For more information, call (818) 591-1436.

Temple Judea: 7:30 p.m. "What is Islam?" class speaker from the Islamic Center in Northridge. $36 (members); $18 (members) 6601 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. For more information, call (818) 758-3800.

THURSDAY/8

Barnes & Noble: 1 p.m. Author Suzan Hagstrom will speak on her book "Sara's Children; The Destruction of Chmielnik," a true story of the survival of five siblings from the concentration camps and their lives in America after the war. 160 Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, call (805) 446-2820.

Emanuel Arts Center/Cornerstone Theater Company: 7:30 p.m. Four plays regarding religion, including "The Shabbos Kept Them," "Who is a Jew?," "The Holographic Universe or a Day in the Life of Heeb and Sahib" and "Salvadorian Moon/African Sky," as part of the Festival of Faith program. For reservations or more information, call (213) 613-1740.

The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble:

8 p.m. In honor of National Adoption Month, there will be a performance of the play "Emma's Child," chronicling the struggles of a couple to have a child. $19.50 (general admission); $10 (students with an ID at least ten minutes before the show); $$14.50 (seniors). 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles. For reservations or more information, call (323) 477-2055.

Borders Bookstore: 8 p.m. Booksigning by author Loraine Despres of her new book, "The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc, followed by a Southern Belle Champagne Party. 14651 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. For reservations or more information, call (323) 954-7510 ext. 17.

Sephora: Opening of the new Sephora store on Highland and Hollywood, encompassing over 300 brands of beauty care. For more information, visit www.sephora.com.

The Kabbalah Centre: 8:30 p.m. Lecture on spirituality. 18641 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. For more information, call (818) 342-9111.

FRIDAY/9

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Trip to a TV taping of "Hollywood Squares," followed by lunch at Farmer's Market. $3 (includes transportation). 12821 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood. For more information, call (818) 984-0276.

Congregation Kol Ami: 8 p.m. Services and discussion regarding the death penalty moratorium. 1200 N. La Brea Ave., West Hollywood. For more information, call (310) 248-6320.

Congregation N'vay Shalom: 7:30 p.m. Kabbalah service. 15800 Mulholland Drive. For more information, call (323) 463-7728.

Temple Beth Torah: Sat., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. "An Evening at the Silent Cinema," event presenting films such as "My Beautiful Car" and "A Trip Down Market Street." Snacks and drinks included. $14 (adults, in advance); $18 (adults at the door); $10 (children). 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. For reservations or more information, call (818) 831-0835.

Singles

SATURDAY/3

Dad's Day Program (affiliated with New Start) (30+): 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Picnic in Holmby Hills with single parents and their children. For more information, call Lyn (310) 478-3137.

SUNDAY/4

Jewish Single Parents & Singles Association: 10 a.m. Breakfast at East Coast Bagel, followed by a trip to Skirball Cultural Center. 5753 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach. For more information, call (310) 519-7789.

Jewish Singles Meeting Place (30s & 40s): 11 a.m. Brunch with bagels, bialys and lox at a private home in Valley Glen. $8. For reservations or more information, call (818) 780-1202.

L.A.'s Best Connection: 1 p.m. Meet for a social at Jerry's Deli. Also: Fri., Nov. 9, 1:30 p.m. Hannukah social and get-together at the community room of Farmer's Market. For more information, call (323) 782-0435.

Jewish Persons Bowling League: 5:30 p.m. Meet to play at Matador Bowl in Northridge. To join the league or for more information, call (818) 891-0277.

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: Trip to Laughlin, Nevada, with shows and gambling, through Nov. 7. $289 (including round-trip air fare from Burbank, three nights hotel accomodations and more). For booking or more information, call (310) 203-1312.

MONDAY/5

Singles Helping Others: 7 p.m. General meeting to plan volunteer activities. 13130 Burbank Blvd., Studio City. For more information, call (818) 717-9136.

TUESDAY/6

Westwood Kehilla: 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. "Read Hebrew, America," crash course in Hebrew starts, through Dec. 4. 10523 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call

( 310) 441-5289.

WEDNESDAY/9

Social Circle (35-59): 7 p.m. "The Six Secrets of a Lasting Relationship," and "How to Fall in Love and Stay There," lectures by Dr. Mark Goulston, followed by a wine and cheese reception. $12 (members); $16 (nonmembers). Stephen S. Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.sswt.org. or call

(310) 476-8561.

THURSDAY/8

Conversations!: 7:30 p.m. "How Not to Pick Your Ex Again," lecture by Shari Mindlen. Light dinner and drinks served. $15. For more information, call (310) 315-1078.

Salsa Shelanu (21-45): Meet to dance salsa, merengue and cha cha at a club in Los Angeles. For more information, call

(213) 381-0169.

FRIDAY/9

Shari Mindlen: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. KRLA Talk Radio host and relationship coach lectures on how to find Mr. or Ms. Right. $20. Bodhi Tree Bookstore Annex, 8585 Melrose, West Hollywood. For reservations or more information, call (310) 394-2647.

Sinai Temple: 7:30 p.m. Friday Night Live services. Donations are being accepted for the Holiday Toy/Gift Drive. 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 836-1223.

UPCOMING

Jewish Stars (37-49): Sat., Nov. 10, 8:30 p.m. Mediterranean cruise-themed party at a home in Encino. $8. To RSVP or more information, call (310) 841-1002.

Klutz Productions (21+): Sun., Nov. 11, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Cocktail party, with food, drinks and socializing by candlelight. $10. Atlantic, 8256 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 951-1949 or visit www.klutzproductions.com.



MONDAY/2

Singles Helping Others: 7 p.m. General meeting to plan events and activities. For more information, call (323) 769-1307.

Israeli Folk Dancing: 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dance session with Israel Yakovee. Also: Lessons every Thursday with Michelle. $6. 2244 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (800) 750-5432.

TUESDAY/3

Singles Helping Others: 7:30 p.m. Fourth of July celebration at the Hollywood Bowl, with fireworks. $18. For reservations or more information, call (323) 851-9070.

Bridge for Singles (59+): 7:30 p.m. Intermediate players meet at a private West Los Angeles home. $4. For more information, call (310) 398-9649.

Jewish Association of Single Professionals (25-55): 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Independence dance party with appetizers, dessert and no-host bar. $20. Lush, 2020 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. For more information, call (323) 656-7777.

Social Circle (35-59): 8 p.m. Blue Jeans Bash with a live Oldies band, dancing, food and drinks. $20 (members); $25 (nonmembers). Stephen S. Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Dr., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 476-8561.

Stu & Lew Productions (21-39): 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Fourth annual Summer Blowout dance party. $20 House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. For tickets or more information, call (310) 364-2301.

WEDNESDAY/4

L'Chaim Entertainment (21+): 9:30 p.m. Party with singers and a DJ playing international, salsa, Middle Eastern and hip-hop music. $10. Dinner available with reservations. Beverly Hills Cuisine, 9025 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 289-4435.

Nexus (21-39): 2 p.m. Independence Day potluck picnic, with volleyball, canoeing, barbeque and fireworks at North Lake, Woodbridge, Irvine. For more information, call (714) 974-2279.

Jewish Singles Meeting Place (30's-40's): 5 p.m. Barbeque party at a private home in celebration of the 4th of July. For reservations or more information, call (818) 780-4809.

New Age Singles (55+): 2 p.m. Fourth of July potluck pool party. $3 (if accompanied by food); $10 (without food). For members only. For reservations or more information, call (310) 473-1391.

Jewish Single Parents & Singles Association: 3 p.m. Picnic with games and fireworks. Yorba Linda Middle School, 4845 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda. For more information, call (909) 262-1788.

THURSDAY/5

Conversations!: 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker leads discussions with food and drinks, every Thursday. $15. For reservations or more information, call (310) 315-1078.

FRIDAY/6

New Age Singles (55+): 6:30 p.m. No-host dinner, followed by Shabbat services at Adat Shalom Temple. For reservations or more information, call (310) 854-0358.

UPCOMING

Palos Verdes Singles (35+): Sat., July 7, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dance party with dinner at a private home. $25. For reservations or more information, call (310) 372-6071.

New Start (30-75): Sun., Aug. 5. "A Romantic Evening With the Gatsbys," event with food and drinks. For more information, call (310) 478-3137.

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