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by Keren Engelberg

April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

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By Keren Engelberg

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April 9/SATURDAY

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Friends of Valley Cities JCC and Westside JCC: 7:30 p.m. Celebrity staged play reading of "Driving Miss Daisy"with Charlotte Rae, Charlie Robinson and Alan Blumenfeld. $12-$16. Valley Cities JCC, Sherman Oaks. Also, April 10, 2 p.m. at Westside JCC, Los Angeles. (818) 786-6310.

Yiddishkayt Los Angeles: 8 p.m. "The Kvetching Continues" starring Jackie Hoffman. $25. Renberg Theatre, The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood.
(323) 860-7300.

Wilshire Boulevard Temple: 8 p.m. "Hope: A Musical Celebration of the Soul" with local cantors and guest singers. $36-$100. 1161 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. (818) 591-2706.

April 10 /SUNDAY

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Workmen's Circle: 11 a.m. West Hollywood Senior Citizens' Center Chorus performs songs in Yiddish, English, Russian and Hebrew. $5-$8. 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles.
(310) 552-2007.

StandWithUs: 8 p.m. "LaughWithUs." Proceeds go to Israeli charities. $75 (includes two drinks). The Improv, 8162 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 836-6140.

EVENTS

American Israel Public Affairs Committee: Annual OC AIPAC Dinner: A Community United for Israel. Hyatt Newporter,
1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach.
(323) 937-1184.

Jewish Outdoor Adventures: 10 a.m. Easy to intermediate hike to Dawn Mine from Millard Canyon. Carpools available. www.jewishoutdooradventures.com

Jewish National Fund: 10:30 a.m. (registration), 12:30 (3K and 5K walk begins). "Walk for Water" benefits the Hatzeva Reservoir in the Arava Valley, Negev Desert. Community performances, children's activities, hands-on exhibits and kosher food vendors. $25, $50 (family). Paramount Ranch, 2813 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills.
(818) 704-5454.

Jewish Federation Real Estate and Construction Division: 5:30 p.m. 65th anniversary and annual tribute dinner honoring Steve Sobroff. $150-$225. Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (323) 761-8226.

April 11/MONDAY

LECTURES

University of Judaism: 7:30 p.m. Public Lecture Series 2005 featuring Tim Russert, Paul Bremer, Andrea Mitchell, George Tenet and Bob Woodward. Universal Amphitheatre, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 440-1246.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Congregation Kol Ami: 8 p.m. "Torch Song Trilogy" screening. 1200 N. LaBrea Ave., West Hollywood. (323) 606-0996.

Israeli Folk Dancing: 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Classes by Israel Yakove meet Mondays and Thursdays. $7. 2244 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 839-2550.

National Council of Jewish Women:
9:30 a.m. (refreshments), 10 a.m. (meeting). Allan Gruenberg's one man show, "The Life and Times of Mae West." Free. Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana.
(818) 758-3800.

EVENTS

The Jewish Learning Exchange: 6:30-7:30 p.m. (international buffet), 7:30 p.m. (program). "An Evening of Music and Song" with speakers Rabbi Michel and Rebbetzin Feige Twerski, musical performance by Shalsheles and the JLE choir. $250. El Rey Theatre,
5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-0923.

April 12 /TUESDAY

EVENTS

Valley Beth Shalom: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Annual Spring Boutique with more than 60 vendors supports the nursery school. 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino.
(818) 788-0567.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

California Institute of the Arts:
8:30 p.m. "What Makes a Great Magazine?" panel with Gil Maurer, Eric Nakamura, Steve Wasserman and Martin Wong. $8. 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia. (213) 237-2800.

APRIL 13/WEDNESDAY

EVENTS

Hadassah Southern California: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Youth Services Luncheon and boutique with guest speaker and special performance. Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 276-0036.

APRIL 14 /THURSDAY

LECTURES

Temple Kol Tikvah: 8:30-10 a.m. Town hall meeting with mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa. 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 348-0670.

Temple Beth Am: 7 p.m. Professor Reuven Firestone and attorney Josef Avesar discuss "Israeli-Palestinian: The Road to Peace." 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 652-7353.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Santa Barbara Hillel/The Forest Foundation/Los Angeles Hillel Council/The Jewish Journal/ Jewstar.com/Platinum Events (18-25):
10 p.m.-2 a.m. Southern California Jewish College Night. Element, 1642 Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood. www.theforestfoundation.net.

PROGRAMS

Valley Yiddish Culture Club: Commemoration of the Six Million with documentary screening of Spielberg's "Survivors of the Holocaust" followed by candlelighting and Kaddish. Free. Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 766-9426.

Congregation Or Ami, Jewish Family Service: 7:30-9 p.m. Madraygot 12-Step group. Recovery from addiction in a Jewish setting. Free. 26115 Mureau Road, Calabasas. R.S.V.P., (818) 880-4880.

APRIL 15 /FRIDAY

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center: 7:30 p.m. "More Bad Jewish Chicks: Lynne Bronstein and Julia Stein." 681 Venice Blvd., Venice.
(310) 822-3006.

PASSOVER 2005

Temple Adat Elohim Religious School: Sun., April 17, 9-11:30 a.m. "Exodus Experience" workshops for adults and families. Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-0361.

Temple Beth Am: Sun., April 17, 9 a.m.-noon. "Kashering for Pesach." Kosher all Passover utensils at the temple. Also, April 22 Erev Pesach Shabbat Dinner and April 24 Seder. Los Angeles.
(310) 652-7354, ext. 555.

B'nai Tikvah Religious School: Sun., April 17, 10 a.m.-noon. Open House and Exodus Simulation. Westchester. (310) 645-6414.

Skirball Cultural Center: Sun., April 17, 11 a.m. "Reggae Passover: Songs of Freedom" with Alan Elder and friends. Ages 5+ with an adult. $9. Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 440-4636.

Hadassah, Kochava Group: Sun., April 17, 4 p.m. Women's Seder. $25. Seventh-day Adventist Church, Santa Clarita. R.S.V.P., (661) 297-2960.

Anti-Defamation League: Mon., April 18, 5:30 p.m. Jewish-Latino Seder. Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana. (714) 979-4733.

Temple Kol Tikvah: Wed., April 20, 7 p.m. Women's Seder. Special songs and dancing. $15-$20. Woodland Hills. R.S.V.P., (818) 348-0670.

Congregation Beth Israel: Fri, April 22,
7 a.m. "Siyum." Breaking of the fast of the first-born sons. Also, May 1, Yizkor Memorial Service. Los Angeles.
(323) 651-4022.

Merage JCC: Fri., April 22, noon-1:30 p.m. "A Taste of Passover" luncheon seder. Irvine. (949) 435-3400.

The Bistro Garden at Coldwater: Sat., April 23. Passover dinner. Studio City. R.S.V.P., (818) 501-0202.

The Chai Center: Sat., April 23, 6:30 p.m. (singles "Schmooze and Cruise" happy hour), 8 p.m. (seder), 9 p.m. (dinner). Seder also April 24. $39. Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., www.chaicenter.org.

Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, Eisenberg Village Campus: Sun, April 24, 5 p.m. Seder. $15-$30. Reseda. R.S.V.P., (818) 774-3386.

Jewish Single Parent Network of Jewish Family Service: Sun., April 24, 5:30 p.m. Non-dairy potluck seder. Van Nuys. R.S.V.P., (323) 761-8800, ext. 1251.

Temple Adat Elohim Sisterhood: Sun., April 24, 6 p.m. Community Seder. (818) 375-1164. Also, Thurs., April 28, Women's Seder. Thousand Oaks. (818) 706-2213.

Jewish Singles, Meet! (30s and 40s): Sun., April 24, 7:30 p.m. Passover dinner at Froman's Deli. $18.95 (plus tax and tip). Encino. R.S.V.P., (818) 750-0095.

Nexus (20s and 30s): Thurs., April 28, 6:30 p.m. Sixth-night Passover Singles Seder in Long Beach. www.jewishnexus.org.

Workmen's Circle: Sun., May 1, 1 p.m. May Day Seder celebration of freedom, community and Jewish tradition. $16-$39. Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 552-2007.

Gay and Lesbian Jews of the Desert/JCC of the Desert WOW/Temple Isaiah/Temple Sinai of Palm Springs/Temple Kol Ami/Beth Chayim Chadashim/JPride San Diego: Sun., May 1, 3 p.m. Third annual Gay and Lesbian Seder. $35. Temple Isaiah, Palm Springs. R.S.V.P., (760) 328-1003.

Many synagogues and Chabads also host community seders. Please contact your local synagogues or visit www.chabad.org.
A synagogue directory can be found at www.jewishjournal.com/local/directory.php

Singles

APRIL 9 /SATURDAY

Hillel: 9-9:30 a.m. Producer David Sacks leads an ongoing weekend class on "Fundamentals of Judaism." Free. R.S.V.P. for address, (310) 285-7777.

Nexus: 7 p.m. International dinner night: Brazilian barbecue. Costa Mesa area. www.JewishNexus.org.

Super-Singles (35+): 8 p.m.-midnight. Dance for singles and couples at the Elks Lodge in Canoga Park. $12. 20925 Osborne St., Canoga Park.
(800) 672-6122.

Singles Helping Others: 6-10 p.m. Sell tickets and refreshments and help clean up at "Hope: A Musical Celebration of the Soul." Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 11661 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. (818) 343-4722.

Jewish Singles, Meet! (30s and 40s): 7:30 p.m. The comedy, "A Flea in Her Ear," at the West Valley Playhouse. 7242 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. R.S.V.P. (818) 750-0095.

APRIL 10 /SUNDAY

Wilshire Boulevard Temple: 10 a.m.-noon. "Lox, Lattes and Learning" at the home of Rabbi Dennis Eisner. Fourth meeting in a series of five. $50-$65. Mid-Wilshire area. R.S.V.P. to Rabbidennis@aol.com.

Social Circle (40s-60s): 10:30 a.m. Meet in the parking lot of Will Rogers State Park for a walk and no-host brunch at Mort's Deli, 1035 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades. $7 (parking). (310) 204-1240.

Harbor Jewish Singles (55+): 2:30 p.m. "The Lion King" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center followed by dinner at the Claim Jumper. $28. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.
(714) 842-7876.

AISH L.A.(22-33): 6:30 p.m. "Astrology and the Jews" with Chinese buffet. $14, Aries get in free. Aish Center, 9100 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 278-8672, ext. 401.

APRIL 11/MONDAY

Coffee Talk (30s and 40s): 8 p.m. Weekly discussion group. $7. 9760 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 552-4595, ext. 27.

APRIL 12 /TUESDAY

Westwood Jewish Singles (45+): 7:30 p.m. "Saying 'No' and Not Feeling Guilty." $10. West Los Angeles.
(310) 444-8986.

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: 8 p.m. "The King and I" starring Stefanie Powers. $39 (prepaid only). 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 203-1312.

APRIL 13/WEDNESDAY

Wilshire Boulevard Temple:
7:30 p.m.-midnight. David Dassa's weekly Israeli dance lessons. Beginners at 7:30 p.m., regular class at 8 p.m. and open dancing from
9:15 p.m. $7. 2112 S. Barrington Ave., Los Angeles. ddassa@att.net.

APRIL 14/THURSDAY

L.A.'s Fabulous Best Connections: Dinner and cocktails at Morels Bistro at the Grove. 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. R.S.V.P.,
(323) 782-0435.

Conversations at Leon's: 7 p.m. "Three Steps to Turn Trauma Into Triumph." $15-$17. 639 26th St., Santa Monica.
(310) 393-4616.

APRIL 15/FRIDAY

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

UPCOMING

SUNDAY, APRIL 17

Barbara's Bungalow by the Beach (45+): 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Singles Sunday Champagne Brunch. $15. Venice residence. R.S.V.P. by April 13,
(310) 823-9917.

L.A. East Coast Connections (25-40): 11:30 a.m. Bagel brunch and Einstein exhibit at the Skirball at 1 p.m.
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 358-9930.

Keren's Corner

Oren Around L.A.

American-born Michael Oren has written extensively about Israel, notably in his mult-award-winning book, "Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East." He is also an Israeli officer and served as a paratrooper in the Lebanon War. This Wednesday night, April 13, he speaks at Sinai Temple, with a Q & A with Rabbi David Wolpe to follow. He also speaks at Camp Ramah this weekend on the subject of "Israel, the Middle East and the Challenge of History."

April 13, 7:30 p.m., Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 481-3243. April 15-17, Camp Ramah, Ojai. (310) 476-8571.

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