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by Keren Engelberg

February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

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By Keren Engelberg

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FEBRUARY 26/SATURDAY

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Falcon Theater: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. "Cindy and the Disco Ball," a '70s Cinderella story, with Jaron Lowenstein of Evan and Jaron. 4252 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake. (818) 955-8101.

Valley Interfaith Council: 7 p.m. "Children Sing for Peace" interfaith choir concert. $10-$15, $25 per family. Northridge Methodist Church,

9650 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. (818) 718-6460, ext. 3007.

T.H.E. Productions: 8 p.m."Listen Closely," starring E.G. Daily, is a true story about a show business saga. Also Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. with Q-and-A session following the show. $15-$20. The Court Theatre, 722 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 960-4412.

FEBRUARY 27/SUNDAY

EVENTS

Latin American Jewish Association: Noon-5 p.m. Festivities include games, sports, lunch, music, dancing and birthday celebrations. Also, special theater activity for kids and conference on Arab-Israeli conflict for adults. 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (818) 464-3300.

FEBRUARY 28/MONDAY

LECTURES

Bush/Cheney2004 Club: 7 p.m. Larry Greenfield, director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, on "GOP: Party of Freedom." Cascade Banquet Room, Sportsmen's Lodge, 12825 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 591-0256.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

KLAC Radio and Wells Fargo: 8 p.m. "Salon at the Taper XIII: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" celebrating lyricist Harold Arlen with guests Dianne Reeves, Dorian Harwood, Grant Gershon and Charlayne Woodard. Dessert reception with cast follows. $200-$500. Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Taper Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 972-3139.

MARCH 1/TUESDAY

LECTURES

Global Exchange Group: 7 p.m. "The Israeli-Palestinian Issue: A Vote for Peace" with speaker Josef Avesar. Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 498-2139. Menachem Institute: 7:30 p.m. "Beyond the Theory of Relativity – The Nexus of Science and Kabbalah," with Rabbi Sholom Lipskar. $5-$7.50. 18181 Burbank Blvd., Tarzana. (818) 758-1818. Skirball Cultural Center: 7:30 p.m. Robert Brustein on "The Evolution of Jewish Identity on Stage and on Screen." $5 (general). 2701 N. Sepulveda Ave., Los Angeles. (866) 468-3399.

EVENTS

Walt Disney Concert Hall: 4 p.m. Siyum HaShas celebration of completing the study cycle of Talmud. 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (888) 749-8652.

MARCH 2/WEDNESDAY

LECTURES

Adat Ari El: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. "Finding Judaism in Tijuana, a Congregation of Converts" with Rabbi Salas, a convert to Judaism. Free (Multi-Interest Day students),

$3 (general). 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 766-9426.

Institute for Jewish Awareness: 7:30-9:30 p.m. "Introduction to Orthodox Judaism: What Orthodox Jews Believe, What Orthodox Jews Practice, How to Convert Orthodox." Free. Hancock Park area. R.S.V.P., (323) 931-5808.

MARCH 3/THURSDAY

LECTURES

Workmen's Circle: 7:30 p.m. Maggie Anton on her new historical novel, "Rashi's Daughters." Admission by donation. 1525 S. Robertson Blvd. , Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 552-2007.

MARCH 4/FRIDAY

SHABBAT

Congregation Mishkon Tephilo: 6:30 p.m. Shabbat services followed by Shabbat Across America program with dinner and speaker Miriyam Glazer on "Our Bodies, Our Souls: Food and the Human Spirit in Jewish Tradition." $15. 206 Main St., Venice. R.S.V.P. by noon, March 1, (310) 392-3029.

Upcoming:

MARCH 18-20



EVENTS

The American Sephardi Federation: "The Sephardic Experience 2005: Celebrating 350 years of Sephardic Jewry in America." $108-$180 includes meals and events from Friday evening through Sunday brunch. The Hyatt Newporter, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach. (949) 257-0897.



Singles

FEBRUARY 26/SATURDAY

Singles Helping Others: 9:30 a.m.-noon. Help usher and work backstage at a senior talent show. Miles Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. (818) 591-0772.

Conversations at Leon's: 7:30 p.m. Saturday night mixer with light buffet dinner, wine and soft drinks, dessert and Peet's coffee. $15-$20. 639 26th St., Santa Monica. R.S.V.P., (310) 393-4616.

Jewish Singles, Meet!: 8 p.m. Relax with pool, darts, drinks and live music at the Little Rock. No cover charge. 5507 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana. R.S.V.P., (818) 750-0095.

FEBRUARY 27/SUNDAY

Harbor Jewish Singles (55+): "The Little Foxes," about a ruthless beauty whose ambition spelled doom for three men. Dinner to follow at a local restaurant. Newport Theater, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach. (949) 631-0288.

Between Dates (35+): 6-8 p.m. Come out and shoot, play or hustle, however you do pool. No skill required. $12. Valley area. R.S.V.P. for more information, (818) 587-4643.

Singles Helping Others: 8 a.m.-noon. Volunteer for Project Chicken Soup. Help prepare meals in a commercial kitchen for those living with AIDS. 338 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (818) 343-4722.



FEBRUARY 28/MONDAY

Coffee Talk (30s and 40s): 8:15 p.m. Weekly discussion group. $7. 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Suite 102, Los Angeles. (310) 552-4595, ext. 27.

MARCH 1/TUESDAY

Westwood Singles (45+): 7:30 p.m. "Pet peeves of the opposite sex," discussion with therapist Maxine Gellar. $10. West Los Angeles. (310) 444-8986.



MARCH 2/WEDNESDAY

Wilshire Boulevard Temple: 7:30 p.m.-midnight. David Dassa's weekly dance lessons, beginner at 7:30 p.m., regular class at 8 p.m. and open dancing at

9:15 p.m. $7. 2112 S. Barrington Ave.,

Los Angeles. ddassa@att.net.

Helkeinu (20-40): 9 p.m. Weekly lecture series on self-improvement. Free.

(310) 785-0440. events@helkeinu.com.



MARCH 3/THURSDAY

Sunshine Seniors Club: 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Weekly meeting. Valley Jewish Community Center, 13164 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 764-4532.



MARCH 4/FRIDAY

Jewish Single Parent Network: 6 p.m. Shabbat Alive musical service with special child programming and potluck dinner. 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 761-8800, ext. 1256.

Ethiopian American Culture Center: 9:30 p.m. Weekly klezmer band performance. $5. 5819 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6661.



Upcoming

MARCH 5

The Jewish Underground Singles Meet (women 25-45), men (33-55): 8 p.m. The Kabbalah Dream Interpreter. Find out what your wildest dreams mean. $10. (310) 277-8177.

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: 8 p.m. No-host dinner social and "The Music Man." $22 (prepaid only). Santa Monica area. R.S.V.P., (310) 203-1312.



MARCH 6

G.E.E. Super Singles (35-50): Cocktail party at Rive Gauche Cafe. $25. 14106 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. R.S.V.P., (818) 501-0165.



MARCH 13

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: 7:30 p.m. "An Intimate Evening with Melissa Manchester." Reception and silent auction featuring an opportunity to meet Manchester. $62. R.S.V.P., (310) 203-1312.




Keren's Corner


Family Play Date

Festival season hasn't quite kicked in yet, but Shomrei Torah Synagogue offers similar fun for the whole family, if on a smaller scale on Sunday. Beat the rain with some indoor play in the form of Family Fun Day, complete with face painting, cookie decorating and eating, family relay races and a concert by children's entertainers The Shirettes. Tours of the Early Childhood Education Center, where the event takes place, will also be available.

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Concert begins at 1 p.m.). 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. (818) 346-6106, ext. 106.

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