Jewish Journal


May 15, 2009

Picks and Clicks for May 16–22, 2009


Dodgers Stadium

Dodgers Stadium

SUN | MAY 17

Local teen artist Michael Goodman unveils his fledgling oeuvre of paintings and drawings from his early childhood to the present in the solo exhibition, “Under 17/Unrestricted,” which includes abstracts, portraits and nudes. Inspired by artists such as Dr. Seuss and Salvador Dali, the 16-year-old Goodman is a sophomore visual artist at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Sun. 6-9 p.m. (opening reception). Free. Exhibit runs through May 31, by appointment. 13455 Ventura Blvd., Second Floor, Sherman Oaks. (818) 907-0673.

Hillel 818’s “Coffee & Conversation With Shelley Berman” is an afternoon discussion with the seasoned actor, comedian, writer, director and poet. Berman will reflect on his life and lengthy career and take questions after the presentation. Proceeds from the event will support Hillel programs at Pierce and Valley colleges and CSUN. Sun. 4-6 p.m. $25-$36 (prepaid), $30 (at the door). Milken Jewish Community Campus Auditorium, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (818) 887-5901. www.hillel818.org.

A 2003 Israeli study found that 43 percent of all children in Israel – Jewish and Palestinian alike — suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. The Salaam Shalom Educational Foundation in Agoura Hills is hoping to begin a dialogue about how to address the problem. Lisa Profumo, a speaker and educator, will lead the talk, “Healing Children and Building Bridges With Jewish and Arab Children in Israel.” Sun. 4 p.m. Free. Westlake Village Civic Center, 31220 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. (818) 707-2164. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). www.ssefoundation.org.

Pathways to Wellness, the second annual Jewish community conference on mental health, features experts offering lectures and workshops on mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder, as well as the treatment and care of individuals with these illnesses. Sun. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. www.namila.org.

TUE | MAY 19

It’s the 12th annual Jewish Community Night at Dodger Stadium as the Blue Crew faces the N.Y. Mets. Synagogue Softball and the Maccabiah Games will be honored. Tue. 7:10 p.m. $7-$150. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles. (866) 363-4377. www.dodgers.com/jewishcommunity.

Eight woodwind musicians from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Mozart and Beethoven octets at a special fundraising concert for the orchestra’s educational and outreach programs, which bring classical music to schools throughout Israel. The event, which includes a post-performance dessert reception with the artists, is sponsored by the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nazarian family. Tue. 6:30 p.m. $100-$500. SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 445-8406. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). www.afipo.org.

Academy Award-winning singer, songwriter and composer Randy Newman will host a screening of John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley” as part of the AFI Cinema’s Legacy monthly series. The film received five Oscars in 1942 and features original music composed by Newman’s uncle, Alfred Newman. A Q-and-A session with Newman will precede the screening. Tue. 7:30 p.m. $8 (members), $10 (general). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. www.skirball.org.

WED | MAY 20
The works of modern Jewish and Israeli composers will be spotlighted in a recital hosted by the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles. “In the Spirit of the Moment” will feature tenor Timur Bekbosunov and pianist Steven Vanhauwaert performing pieces by Marc Lowenstein, Gil Shohat, Nick Strimple, Kurt Weill, Aminadav Aloni and others. Wed. 7:30 p.m. $10 (prepaid), $15 (at the door). Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 788-6000. www.jmcla.org.

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