See Saturday, Nov. 13
Monday, November 1
Handwriting Analysis With a Kabbalistic Twist
Discover hidden secrets in your handwriting and reveal the underlying motivations of your soul with graphologist Yaakov Rosenthal. 8 p.m. $12 (in advance), $15 (at the door). 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. (818) 991-0991. chabadconejo.com.
Wednesday, November 3
Holocaust Education Workshop
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) presents its 27th annual training for educators and community members. The workshop offers unique opportunities to learn from distinguished scholars, educators, specialists and survivors’ eyewitness accounts. In addition, participants will tour the Museum of Tolerance and the brand-new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. The workshop takes place over four sessions, starting today, and covers 16 hours of professional development within one week. Kosher dinner, learning materials and handouts, plus credit toward books or videos for classroom use included in fee. Educators completing the workshop are entitled to one multicultural salary point from Los Angeles Unified School District. Through Nov. 10. 4:15-8:30 p.m. (first session). $65 (before Nov. 1), $75 (after). Various locations. (310) 446-4231. adl.org.
Sunday, November 7
Global Day of Jewish Learning — Los Angeles
Study Talmud, take a nature walk, and enjoy a meaningful day of learning and play for the whole family at Camp JCA Shalom. In celebration of the completion of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s 45-year project to write his talmudic commentary, presenters will offer programs for all ages, from toddlers to serious talmudic scholars. Sponsored by LimmudLA and The Board of Rabbis of Southern California. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $18 (adults), $15 (children 5-15), free (children 5 and younger); $60 (family pass for four or more). Shalom Institute, 34342 Mulholland Highway, Malibu. limmudla.org/globaldayla.
Global Day of Jewish Learning — Ventura County
The community is invited to learn, schmooze and nosh with Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller, Rabbi Michael Lotker, Rabbi John Sherwood, Rabbi Gershon Winkler, Rabbi Alan Henkin and other educators in this day of learning for all ages. Donations will be accepted for the IDF Lone Soldiers Project and canned food donations accepted for FoodShare, Ventura County’s Food Bank. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Ventura Country, Temple Beth Torah and Temple Ner Ami. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura. (805) 647-4181, ext. 34. templebethtorah.com.
Community-wide Teach-In on Israel
Monday, November 8
Introduction to Polish Jewish Genealogical Research
Warren Blatt, managing director of JewishGen, discusses finding and translating Polish vital records, finding your ancestral shtetl, Polish Jewish surnames and given names as well as geography, among other topics. 7-9 p.m. Free. Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Conejo Valley and Ventura County. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (818) 889-6616. jgscv.org.
Tuesday, November 9
Congregation B’nai B’rith, the Rev. Aaron McEmrys and the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara choir commemorate the Night of Broken Glass by recalling the Rev. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the few church leaders in Germany who stood up to Hitler. 7 p.m. Free. Congregation B’nai B’rith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Road, Santa Barbara. (805) 964-7869. cbbsb.org.
Wednesday, November 10
“Behind the Music: Craig Taubman”
Learn more about the creator of “Friday Night Live” and “One Shabbat Morning,” which have helped reinvigorate Shabbat services in Los Angeles and across the nation. Part of the new series “Behind the Music: Meet the Faces of Los Angeles Jewish Music,” which presents the stories and music of prominent L.A. personalities. 8 p.m. Free. Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. (818) 346-0811. stsonline.org.
Saturday, November 13
Havdalah Service and Chocolate Tasting
Welcome in the new week, then become a chocolate connoisseur as local chocolatier Tifa discusses the history of cacao and chocolate, and offers samples. 6:30 p.m. (Havdalah), 7 p.m. (chocolate tasting, wine, tea and coffee). $20. Sponsored by Temple Adat Elohim Sisterhood, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. RSVP to (818) 879-1612 by Nov. 7. adatelohim.org.
Wednesday, November 17
27th Annual ADL/El Caballero Golf Tournament
Join the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the El Caballero Country Club for early express nine-hole or regular tournament play, golf clinic, barbecue lunch, silent and live auction, cocktails and dinner. Proceeds support programs and services of ADL’s Pacific Southwest Region. Co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League and El Caballero Country Club. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. El Caballero Country Club, 18300 Tarzana Drive, Tarzana. (310) 446-4267. adl.org.
Sunday, November 21
“Judaism, Christianity and Islam in Dialogue and Dissent”
Rabbi Reuven Firestone, professor of medieval Jewish and Islamic studies at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, lectures and leads a discussion on “Abraham and Covenant in Three Scriptures” for the 10th annual Sylvia Alster Memorial Event. Dessert reception to follow. 7 p.m. $5-25. Temple Ahavat Shalom, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. (818) 360-2258. tasnorthridge.org.
Thursday, November 25
19th of Kislev Celebrationand Thanksgiving Dinner
Join Rabbi Moshe and Matty Bryski for an evening of Thanksgiving and dining. This year, Thanksgiving coincides with the Chasidic Holiday of the 19th of Kislev. For singles, couples and families. 8 p.m. $30 (adult), $20 (child). Agoura Kosher Deli, 30313 Canwood Road, Agoura Hills. (818) 991-0991. chabadconejo.com.