Jewish Journal


by Keren Engelberg

March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

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By Keren Engelberg


March 19 /SATURDAY


Valley Beth Shalom Sisterhood: 9 a.m. Women's Minyan: "Sacred Places" with Rabbi Nina Bieber Feinstein and Cindy Paley. 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 343-3078.


Make-a-Wish Foundation: 6:30 p.m. Uncork A Wish: 12th Annual Wine Tasting and Auction. $125-$250. Barker Hangar Santa Monica Air Center, 3021 Airport Ave. www.wishla.org.

March 20 /SUNDAY


Skirball Cultural Center: 11 a.m. (performance and lunch), 2 p.m. (performance only). "Relatively Speaking: A Visit With Albert Einstein." Kids ages 7 and up are invited with an adult to lunch with "Albert Einstein." $9-$24. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.VP., (866) 468-3399.



Villa Aurora Foundation for European-American Relations/ Goethe-Institut Los Angeles: 7 p.m. Screening of the documentary "Kinderland-Cinderland." English subtitles. Goethe-Institut, 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles. (310) 454-4231.



University of Judaism: 7:30 p.m. Richard Mouw and Elliot Dorff discuss "Evangelical Christians and Jews." Free. 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. R.S.V.P., (310) 470-1534.



Walt Disney Concert Hall : 8 p.m. Colburn Celebrity Series featuring Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman on pianos. 151 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000.



Happy Purim! Please see holiday listings down below.


Nothing for today.



ATID (21-40): 8 p.m. Sinai Temple's Young Professionals group throws a Purim bash at the Petersen Automotive Museum. $30-$40. (310) 481-3244.

Temple Menorah: All-night carnival. Redondo Beach. (310) 316-8444.


Temple Akiba: 9:30 a.m. Megillah story followed by carnival. Culver City. (310) 398-1637.

Temple Judea: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Purim festival. March 24, Purim spiel and megillah reading. Tarzana. www.templejudea.com/purim.

Congregation Beth Knesset Bamidbar: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Carnival. March 25, Megillah story and musical "The King and Purim." Lancaster. (661) 942-4415.

Temple Beth Haverim: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Carnival at Red Oak Elementary School, in Oak Park. March 24, second-grade Purim spiel. Agoura Hills. (818) 991-7111.

Temple Beth Am: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Carnival. March 24, Megilla readings. Los Angeles. (310) 652-7354.

Temple Ner Maarav: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Carnival. Encino. (818) 345-7833.

Beth Shir Shalom: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Carnival and bake sale. Santa Monica. (310) 453-3361.

Sha'arei Am: 11:30 a.m. Dessert Cook-off and carnival. Santa Monica. (310) 453-4276.


Chabad of Miracle Mile: Kids ages 4-10 make hamentaschen at Whole Foods Market. March 24, Community Purim Bash at Park La Brea Activity Center. (323) 852-6907.


USC Chabad: Purim mini-fair at Tommy Trojan. March 24, "Purim Out of this World" bash and March 25 Purim Shabbat. www.chabadusc.com.


Workmen's Circle: 8 p.m. Purim Party supporting UNITE-HERE workers. March 26, "Shushan Purim Dance Party." Los Angeles. (310) 552-2007.


Skirball Cultural Center: Noon. Special Purim Gallery Talks. Also March 26 and 27. Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500.

Chabad of Simi Valley: 6:30 p.m. Japanese-style Purim Party at Valley View Middle School. March 25, Purim- style Shabbat dinner at the rabbi's place. R.S.V.P., (805) 577-0573.

Congregation Mishkon Tephilo: 6:30 p.m. Kids' program, Purim celebration, Megillah reading and preformance by the Nudniks. Venice. (310) 392-3029.

UCLA Roots, etc. : 9 p.m. "Queen Esther's Ball." See page 35 for details.



Jewish Singles, Meet! (30s and 40s):

5 p.m. Dinner at the Elephant Bar and a movie in Burbank. R.S.V.P., (818) 750-0095.

Jewish Single Parents and Singles Association: 7 p.m. Chinese dinner at the Dragon Buffet and a movie in Lake Forest. R.S.V.P., (949) 661-2411.

New Age Singles (55+): 7 p.m. Classical Music Plus. Irv Hershman discusses "Vienna, City of My Dreams." Refreshments. $5-$7. Westside Pavilion, West Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (818) 907-0337.


Barbara's Bungalow By the Beach (45+): 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Singles Sunday Champagne Brunch for a belated St. Patrick's Day. $15. Venice Beach residence. R.S.V.P., (310) 823-9917.

Social Circle (45-60s): 10:30 a.m. Balboa Park Walk and brunch at Uncle Chen in Encino. Rain cancels walk, not brunch. (310) 204-1240.

Singles Helping Others: 11:15 a.m.-

2 p.m. or 1:45-4:30 p.m. Volunteer as docent, host, or in registration or ticket sales for the Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour. (323) 663-8378.

New Age Singles (55+): 12:30 p.m. Intermediate and advanced duplicate bridge games at a Granada Hills residence. R.S.V.P., (818) 789-1931.

New Age Singles (55+): 7 p.m. "Starlight Ballroom Dance." $10-$12. University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood. (310) 473-1391.P., (714) 842-4117.


Coffee Talk (30s and 40s): 8 p.m. Weekly discussion group. 9760 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 552-4595, ext. 27.


L.A.'s Fabulous Best Connections: Jet Set group Meet and Schmooze at Marmalade Cafe at the Grove. R.S.V.P., (323) 782-0435.

New Age Singles (55+): 6 p.m. Eat and Schmooze in West Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (323) 874-9937.

Nexus (20s and 30s): 6:30-9 p.m. Weekly Beach Volleybal. Liberty Park, Cerritos. R.S.V.P., kdkalish2@yahoo.com.

Westwood Jewish Singles (45+):

7:30 p.m. "Why Can't We Choose People Who Like Us?" $10. West Los Angeles. (310) 444-8986.


Valley Beth Shalom Counseling Center (40s and 50s): 6:30-8 p.m. Singles' Growth Group. For singles who are divorced or have never been married. R.S.V.P., (818) 784-1414.

Singles Helping Others: 7 p.m. Usher for "Wonderbread Years" at the El Portal Theater. Also March 24 and 31. North Hollywood. (818) 705-7916.


Conversations at Leon's: 7 p.m. "The Role of Sex in a New Relationship." $15-$17. 639 26th St., Santa Monica. (310) 393-4616.


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


MARCH 27-29

Adat Shalom Seniors Group: Trip to the Flamingo Laughlin. (310) 302-8995.

March 29 & May 3

The Jewish Journal (21-39): 7:30 p.m. (cocktails), 8:30 p.m. (event). Jewish Screenwriter Series for young professionals. "Meet the Machers" of "Friends," "Arrested Development" and other TV shows. B'nai David Judea, Los Angeles. RSVP@jewishjournal.com.

April 1

Nashuva: 6:45 p.m. Rabbi Naomi Levy leads a spiritual community service-oriented Kabbalat Shabbat Service. Westwood Hills Congregational Church, 1989 Westwood Blvd., Westwood. www.nashuva.com.

April 3

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: Noon. Sunday brunch at the Magic Castle. Also, April 12, 8 p.m., see "The King and I." R.S.V.P., (310) 203-1312.

Keren's Corner
Report From Iraq

Hear firsthand accounts of life in Iraq both before and after the U.S. invasion. Kelly Hayes-Raitt, who visited in February 2003 and then again in July, discusses "Face to Face With the Women of Iraq" together with a photo presentation for The National Council of Jewish Women. Hayes-Raitt is a fundraiser and advocate for consumer rights, environmental protection, health care and civil liberties, and is president of Coast-to-Coast Community Campaigns.

Tues., March 11, 11:30 a.m. Free. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks and dessert provided. 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (323) 651-2930, ext. 503.

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