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by Keren Engelberg

November 4, 2004 | 7:01 pm

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By Keren Engelberg

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NOVEMBER 6/SATURDAY

SHABBAT

Temple Ner Tamid: 9:30 a.m. Creational Service. Informal learning-oriented service with a creative, participatory style. Potluck lunch follows.
10629 Lakewood Blvd., Downey.
(562) 861-9276.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Skirball Cultural Center: Through Jan. 3, 2005. "Celestial Nights: Visions of an Ancient Land" photography exhibition by Neil Folberg. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500.

Santa Monica Playhouse: Fri., Sat. and Sun., through Dec. 12. Playwright Jerry Mayer's romantic comedy "2 Across" opens today. $25. 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. (800) 863-7785.

Zen Sushi: 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Rachel Sage performs. $7. 2690 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 805-0168.

NOVEMBER 7/SUNDAY

EVENTS

Chabad of Calabasas: 1 p.m. Renewal and rededication of 84-year-old Soviet-era Torah scroll and celebration. Free. Chaparral Elementary School, 22601 Liberty Bell, Calabasas.
(818) 585-1888.

Congregation Tiffereth Jacob:
5-7:30 p.m. Gourmet wine tasting and auction to benefit American Red Magen David Adom (ARMDI). $50. 1829 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. R.S.V.P., (310) 546-3667.



ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Finegood Art Gallery: 9 a.m. Opening of "Between Worlds," art exhibition by Samuel Bak. Runs through Jan. 9, 2005. Free. Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills.
(818) 464-3300.

LECTURES

VBS Jewish Vegetarian Society:
2 p.m. Dr. Lorayne Barton discusses "Ten Super Secrets for Good Health." 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino.
(818) 349-2581.

Beth Chayim Chadashim Men's Group: 5-7 p.m. "Rabbi Yossi Carron Takes on Jewish Dating: Trick or Treat." $12 (includes dinner). Kings Road Park Community Room, West Hollywood. (323) 931-0931.

NOVEMBER 8/MONDAY

LECTURES

National Council of Jewish Women, Vista Val Division: 9: 30 a.m. (refreshments), 10 a.m. (lecture). Pasadena City College professor Phyllis Mael discusses, "Images of Women in Film, Directed by Women." Free. Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. (323) 651-2930.

NOVEMBER 9/TUESDAY

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Cal State Northridge Jewish Studies Program: 2-3:15 p.m. Naomi Ackerman performs the one-woman play "Flowers Are Not Enough." Discussion follows. Free. Music Recital Hall, Music Building, CSUN. (818) 677-3007.

NOVEMBER 10/WEDNESDAY

LECTURES

Tay-Sachs Prevention Program: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Nov. 10),
10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Nov. 11). Free Tay-Sachs testings. Santa Monica College Health Office, Santa Monica. (818) 881-1061.

NOVEMBER 11/THURSDAY

PROGRAMS

Wilshire Boulevard Temple: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 28th annual Catholic-Jewish Women's Conference. Topic is "Faith: Where Can It Lead?" $15. 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 388-2401.



NOVEMBER 12/FRIDAY

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Skirball Cultural Center: 8 p.m. "Ensemble Galilei: A Universe of Dreams." Evocative music accompanies readings about the universe by journalist Neal Conan, drawn from various writers. $15-$25. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 440-4500.

JEWISH BOOK MONTH



San Diego JCC: Nov. 7, 11, 14-18. San Diego Jewish Book Fair. (858) 457-3030.

Temple Beth Israel: Nov. 7, 7 p.m. Author Jordan Raphael discusses "Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book." $10. Pomona.
(626) 967-3656.

Pasadena Temple and Jewish Center: Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Elliot Dorff discusses "Love Thy Neighbor and Yourself" and "To Do the Right and Good." (626) 967-3656.

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Nov. 10-12. Annual used book sale. Frances-Henry Library, 3077 University Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 749-3424.

Temple Beth David: Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. Sussan Goldman Rubin discusses "L'Chaim! To Jewish Life in America!" Temple City. (626) 967-3656.

HONORING JEWISH VETS

Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries continues their 50-year Veteran's Day tradition of placing a flag on each veteran's grave. They ask for the community's help to identify veterans buried at Mount Sinai who might have been overlooked in the past, so they can properly honor them this year. Contact Shelli Spitzer at (323) 769-1371.

Singles



NOVEMBER 6/SATURDAY

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: 8 p.m.
See the Agatha Christie play "Witness for the Prosecution" in the Sierra Madre area. No-host dinner at a nearby restaurant precedes the performance. $17. R.S.V.P., (310) 203-1312.

NOVEMBER 7/SUNDAY

Singles Helping Others: 7:30 a.m.-
3 p.m. Help with the Day of the Child Carnival. West San Fernando Valley. (323) 663-8378. Also, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Help with the New Horizons 50th Anniversary '50s Party.
(818) 345-8802.

Harbor Jewish Singles (55+): 10 a.m. General meeting. Brainstorm ideas for future events. Lox and bagels. Newport Beach residence.
(949) 722-9515.

Barbara's Bungalow: 10:30 a.m.-
2 p.m. Singles Sunday champagne brunch at Barbara's bungalow by the beach. $12. Venice Beach. R.S.V.P., (310) 823-9917.

Jewish Singles, Meet! (30s and 40s): 2:15 p.m. Tour The Rancho in Northridge. Fountains, gardens and multicultural concert. Free.
9015 Wilbur Ave. R.S.V.P.,
(818) 750-0095.



NOVEMBER 8/MONDAY

G.E.E. Super Singles: 8 p.m. Learn to rumba with Harris Davis. $5-$7. Westfield Center Community Room, 14006 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks. (818) 501-0165.

Project Next Step: 8 p.m. "Coffee Talk" with coffee and pastries. $7. 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.
(310) 552-4595.

NOVEMBER 9/TUESDAY

Westwood Jewish Singles (45+):
7:30 p.m. Discussion on "Family Conflicts: How to Deal With Them" with therapist Maxine Geller. $10. R.S.V.P., (310) 444-8986.

The New JCC at Milken: 8-11 p.m. Israeli folk dancing with James Zimmer. $5-$6. 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills.
(310) 284-3638.



NOVEMBER 10/WEDNESDAY

Nexus (20s-40s): 6 p.m. Volleyball followed by dinner at a local restaurant. End of Culver Boulevard, near court 15, Playa del Rey. www.jewishnexus.org.

NOVEMBER 11/THURSDAY

L.A.'s Fabulous Best Connections:
6-9 p.m. Sandwiches and conversation at Nate 'n' Al. 414 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. R.S.V.P., (323) 782-0435.

Aish L.A. Singles (22-35): Dating Madness. An elegant evening about dating. $18 (per person), or two for the price of one when you bring a friend new to Aish. Lowes Hotel, Beverly Hills. R.S.V.P.,
(310) 278-8672, ext. 703.

New JCC at Milken (20s/30s and 40+): 7:30-10 p.m. Separate speed dating for younger and older groups and combined social hour. Cupid's Coach's Julie Ferman helps coordinate the evening. $15-$30. 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. R.S.V.P., www.cupidscoach.com.

New Start/Millionaire's Circle:
7:30 p.m. Social and light dinner in Brentwood, ages 21-49 and in Beverly Hills, ages 50+. For those who are or have the potential to be.
(323) 461-3137.



NOVEMBER 12/FRIDAY

ATID (20s and 30s): 7:30 p.m. Friday Night Live service and after-event. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 481-3244.



Upcoming Singles

NOVEMBER 13, SATURDAY

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles:
7:30 p.m. See "The Music Man" at the Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University. No-host dinner social at a nearbly restaurant precedes the performance. R.S.V.P., (310) 203-1312.

NOVEMBER 14, SUNDAY

Chef Richard's: 6 p.m. Fresh Mex Fiesta. Buffet dinner at Chevy's Fresh Mex. $30. 16705 Ventura Blvd., Encino. R.S.V.P., (818) 995-3455.





Keren's Corner

Vini, Vidi, Visa



Chanukah comes early this year, and so do the requisite boutiques. The shopping madness begins this week in Ventura with Temple Beth Torah's Nov. 7 extravaganza that includes Judaica, crafts, jewelry, art, as well as kosher hot dogs, knishes and latkes to get you in the holiday spirit. The New JCC at Milken offers similar fare Nov. 9 in the West Valley. Temple Beth Torah: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (805) 647-4181.

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