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by Keren Engelberg

December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

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By Keren Engelberg


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DECEMBER 4/SATURDAY

EVENTS

Temple Akiba: 7:30 p.m. Poker tournament playing Texas Hold 'Em poker. Free food, desserts and no-host bar. $36-$50. 5249 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. (310) 839-5732.

Adat Shalom: 7 p.m. Israeli dinner and dancing with live music honoring Alan and Marlene Winston. $35 (adults), $12 (children), $5 (child supervision). Cafe Tel Aviv, Adat Shalom, 3030 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 475-4985.

DECEMBER 5/SUNDAY

LECTURES

Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club:

2 p.m. Peysach Malevitsh discusses "Yiddish Izkor Books and their Historical Meaning." Free (members), $4 (guests). 8339 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048. (310) 275-8455.



ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Temple Emanu El: 2 p.m. Mike Burstyn performs "Let Me Entertain You." 1302 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. (818) 845-1734.

Jewish Vegetarian Society: 2 p.m. Ann Gentry, CEO and founder of Real Food Daily restaurants, discusses "Success in Operating an Organic-Vegan Restaurant in the 21st Century." Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 349-2581.

DECEMBER 22/MONDAY

LECTURES

Conejo Jewish Academy: 8 p.m. Historian Art Coppel discusses "Coming to America: The First Jewish Settlers in the Jewish World." $10. 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. R.S.V.P., (818) 991-0991.

DECEMBER 7/TUESDAY

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

University of Judaism: 11 a.m. Piano prodigy Katharine Daly performs selections from Bach, Mozart and Schubert as part of the University Women's Young Artist Concert Series. $12 (concert only), $23-$25 (concert and luncheon). 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 440-1283.

Wilshire Theatre: 7:30 p.m. Jackie Mason presents new material in "Freshly Squeezed." $32.50-$97.50. Wilshire Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (213) 365-3500.

DECEMBER 8/WEDNESDAY

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

East Valley Senior Center: New Yiddish club Chanukah party and beginning of classes. $2 donation. 5000 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood. (818) 766-5165.

B'nai B'rith Shalom Unit: 7:30 p.m. "Jews in China, Yesterday and Today" lecture, art exhibition and Israeli wine tasting. $10-$15. Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 276-7861.



DECEMBER 9/THURSDAY

LECTURES

The New JCC at Milken: 7-9 p.m. The Lights in Action Speaker Series presents "Transforming Words Into Action." Free. Finegood Arts Center, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (818) 464-3300.

DECEMBER 10/FRIDAY

SHABBAT

Workmen's Circle: 6:30 p.m. Shabbat potluck dinner and discussion on "Election 2004: What Now?" Bring potluck dish that serves eight to 10. 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 552-2007.

CHANUKAH



Sunday, Dec. 5

Temple Menorah: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Chanukah Faire. (310) 316-8444.

Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles: 3-4 p.m. Musical celebration with Uncle Ruthie. (323) 761-8648.

Temple Sinai of Glendale: 3 p.m. Mariana and Marcelo Gindlin lead a musical celebration. (818) 246-8101.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Congregation Kol Ami: 6 p.m. Menorah lighting in the courtyard of the Sunset and Vine Complex. (323) 606-0996.

Thursday, Dec. 9

Democrats for Israel: 7:30 p.m. Party with speaker Yariv Ovadia of the Israeli consulate. (310) 285-8542.

Calabasus Shul: 6:30 p.m. Celebration with fireworks and live music at the Calabasas Commons. (818) 222-3444.

Chabad of Ventura: 7-8 p.m. Lighting and party with magic show and clown at Pacific View Mall. (805) 658-7441.

Friday, Dec. 10

Congregation B'nai Tikvah: 7 p.m. Service and party. (760) 941-9858.

Temple Beth Zion-Sinai: 6:30 p.m. Service, catered dinner and Chanukah trivia game. R.S.V.P., (562) 429-0715.

Temple Menorah: 7:30 p.m. Celebration with band and December birthday celebration. (310) 316-8444.

Congregation Kol Ami: 8 p.m. Songfest and candlelighting. (323) 606-0996.



Singles



DECEMBER 4/SATURDAY

Singles Helping Others: 8:30 a.m.-Noon. Help Tree People Torrance with planting and pruning. (818) 591-0772.

DECEMBER 5/SUNDAY

Harbor Jewish Singles (55+): 10 a.m. Planning meeting at private residence followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant. Garden Grove. (714) 892-3161.

Jewish Outdoor Adventures: 10 a.m. Intermediate hike to Josephine Peak via Colby Canyon. Free. Carpools available from West Los Angeles and the Valley. For more information, e-mail JewishOutdoor@yahoo.com.

Jewish Singles, Meet (30s and 40s): 11 a.m. See the Einstein exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center. $12. Carpools available from Encino. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (818) 750-0095.

Jewish Single Volleyball: Noon. Volleyball and post-game no-host dinner. Free. Playa del Rey Beach court No. 11 at the end of Culver Boulevard, Playa del Rey. (310) 278-9812.



DECEMBER 6/MONDAY

Singles Helping Others: 7 p.m. Monthly meeting. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 591-0772.

Project Next Step: 8p.m. "Coffee Talk" with coffee and pastries. $7. 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 284-3638.

DECEMBER 7/TUESDAY

Westwood Jewish Singles (45+): 7:30 p.m. Therapist Maxine Gellar leads a discussion on "The Dark Side of Relationships." $10. West Los Angeles area. R.S.V.P., (310) 444-8986.

West Valley JCC: 8-11 p.m. Israeli folk dancing with James Zimmer. $5-$6. Also, salsa, swing, and tango lessons an additional $3 begin at 7 p.m. The New JCC at Milken, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (310) 284-3638.



DECEMBER 8/WEDNESDAY



Nexus (20s-40s): 6 p.m. Volleyball followed by no-host dinner. End of Culver Boulevard, near court No. 15, Playa del Rey. www.jewishnexus.org.

Wilshire Boulevard Temple: 7 p.m. (beginners), 8 p.m. (regular class), 9:15 p.m. -midnight (open dancing). David Dassa leads Israeli dancing. $7. Irmas Campus, 2112 S. Barrington Ave., Los Angeles. ddassa@att.net.

Temple Ramat Zion: 7 p.m. Cocktail party and mingling, all ages welcome. 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge. R.S.V.P., (818) 920-9888.



DECEMBER 9/THURSDAY

Conversations at Leon's: 7 p.m. "Is Needing Someone an 'Addiction?'" $15-$17. 639 226th St., Santa Monica. R.S.V.P., (310) 393-4616.

Social Circle (40s-60s): 7 p.m. "Tantra: A New Way of Looking at Love, Relationships and Sex" with Dr. Ava Cadell. $12-$17. Stephen S. Wise Temple, Hershenson Hall, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 204-1240.



DECEMBER 10/FRIDAY

Chai Center (40-55): 7 p.m. Singles Friday Night. (Spaces still available for men.) West Los Angeles area. R.S.V.P., (310) 391-7995.

Happy Minyan: 7 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat services. Downstairs at Beth Jacob, 9030 Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 285-7777.



Upcoming Singles

DECEMBER 11, SATURDAY

Sephardic Singles Havurah (40s-60s): 7 p.m. Chanukah celebration and potluck dinner with candlelighting, prayers, songs and dancing. $5. Santa Monica area. R.S.V.P., (323) 294-6084.

Jewish Singles, Meet (30s and 40s): 8 p.m. Chanukah Party in Encino. R.S.V.P. by Dec. 10, (818) 750-0095.

DECEMBER 11, SATURDAY

G.E.E. Super Singles: 7 p.m. Holiday Latke Party. $12-$15. R.S.V.P., (818) 501-0165.



Keren's Corner

Walk, Run, Cheer, Play


Singer and actress Lainie Kazan ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding") partners with 106-year-old Sylvia Harmatz in leading Sunday's Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging's Wells Fargo Walk of Ages. The fifth annual fundraiser for the Jewish Home is a walk/run, as well as a family festival with food, music, clowns and magicians. Runners, walkers, sponsors and cheerers-on are all invited to attend.

7 a.m. (registration), 8:30 p.m. (run/walk). Eisenberg Village Campus, 18855 Victory Blvd., Reseda. (818) 774-3100.www.walkofages.kintera.org .

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