Jewish Journal


by Keren Engelberg

Posted on Apr. 28, 2005 at 8:00 pm


Mixer and Machers

Jewish screenwriters take two this Tuesdsay, May 3, as The Journal and Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles present the second in the "Meet the Machers!" Jewish Screenwriter Speaker Series. Young Professionals are invited, as writers from "24," "Malcom in the Middle" and "3rd Rock From the Sun" discuss their commonalities. A wine tasting precedes the panel.

Ages 21-39. 7:30 p.m. Free. B'nai David-Judea, 8906 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., RSVP@jewishjournal.com.


April 30/Saturday


Alex Film Society: 2 and 8 p.m. "Auntie Mame" adapted for the screen by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. $8-$9.50. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. (818) 243-2539.

The Hudson Guild Theatre: 8 p.m. "Neurotica" directed by Jon Shear. $15. 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 960-7861.

May 1/Sunday


Hammer Museum: 5 p.m. "Hammer Readings: New American Writing" featuring Julie Orringer and Ryan Harty. Free. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 443-7000.

May 2/Monday


University of Judaism: 7:30 p.m. "Why the Jews Rejected Jesus -- A Conversation." See page 25 for more information.

May 3/Tuesday


Aish L.A.: 8 p.m. First in a three-part series for women on spiritual and emotional development through the Shema. Also May 10 and 17. $20 (one class), $50 (series). 1417 S. Doheny Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 278-8672.

May 4/Wednesday


UCLA: 7:30 p.m. "From Minority to Destruction: A Jewish Interpretation of European History" with Dan Diner. Free. 314 Royce Hall, UCLA. R.S.V.P., (310) 206-4836.

May 5/Thursday


Jews for Judaism and the University of Judaism: 7:30-9:30 p.m. "Evangelicals and Israel: Trojan Horse or Knight in Shining Armor?" $18. 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air.
(310) 440-1246.


Jewish Support Group for Grief and Loss: 6-7:30 p.m. Eight-week support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Private, confidential and low cost. Limited space. West Los Angeles area. (310) 859-2241.

May 6/Friday


Westwood Kehilla and LINK: Fri., 6:30 p.m.-Sat. Shabbaton Weekend "On 'Hero Worship' -- Who Are Our Role Models?" $30 for Fri. night dinner, free for the rest of Shabbaton. 10523 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (310) 694-1325.


The Museum of Tolerance sponsors Holocaust Remembrance events throughout the month.
www.museum oftolerance.com.

Sunday, May 1
Temple Beth Torah: 9:30 a.m. "Return to Life - -- The Holocaust Survivors: from Liberation to Rehabilitation." 7620 Foothill Rd., Ventura. (805) 647-4181.

Skirball Cultural Center: 2 p.m. Andreas Lixl discusses "Between Triumph and Pathos: Memories of Jewish Refugee Women." Free. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles.
(310) 440-4500.

Tuesday, May 3
Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County: 7 p.m. "Desperate Hours" portrays Turkey's rescue of thousands of Jews. $5. One Federation Way, Irvine. (949) 435-3400.

Wednesday, May 4
Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles: 6-7:30 p.m. Hava Ben-Zvi reads from her book "Eva's Journey: A Young Girl's Story." Los Angeles Public Library Robertson Branch, 1719 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 761-8644.

Thursday, May 5
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust: Communitywide Holocaust Remembrance Day at Pan Pacific Park. 7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.
(323) 651-3704.

Chapman University: 6:45 p.m. An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance featuring the documentary "About Face: The Story of the Jewish Refugee Soldiers of WWII." Free. Memorial Hall Auditorium, One University Drive, Orange. (714) 628-7377.

PBS/WGBH: 9 p.m. "Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness" on the Japanese consul who saved the lives of thousands of Jews. www.pbs.org.

Friday, May 6
Temple Judea: 8 p.m. Services for Shabbat and Remembrance. 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. (818) 758-3800.

University of Judaism: 8 p.m. "Jewish Heroes." Free. Gindi Auditorium, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air.
(310) 472-3500.

Valley Beth Shalom: 8:15 p.m. Special service and concert featuring the Jewish Symphony of Los Angeles and Valley Beth Shalom choir. Free. 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (213) 805-4270.

Tuesday, May 17
UCLA: 7:30 p.m. "Auschwitz: The Mass Murder of the Jews and the German Society." 314 Royce Hall, UCLA. R.S.V.P., cjs@humnet.ucla.edu.


April 30/Saturday

Singles Helping Others: 9 a.m.-noon. Help TreePeople with tree planting in Northridge. (818) 591-0772.

New Age Singles (55+): 7 p.m. "Classical Music Plus" with the theme "Remembering V.E. Day" led by Irv Hershman. Refreshments. $5-$7. Studio City residence. R.S.V.P., (818) 907-0337.

Conversations at Leon's: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Night Mixer. $15-$20. 639 26th St., Santa Monica. (310) 393-4616.

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: 8 p.m. No-host dinner and "John Loves Mary," a romantic comedy. Glendale area. R.S.V.P., (310) 203-1312.

May 1/Sunday

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.

New Age Singles (55+): 7 p.m. Starlight Ballroom Dance with mixers, lessons and refreshments. $10-$12. University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood. (310) 473-1391.

Sababa Parties (24+): 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Jewish Singles Party at the Conga Room. Ladies get in free before 8:30 p.m. $25-$30. 5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 657-6680. www.sababaparties.com.

May 2/Monday

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

Alpert JCC: 7:30-8:15 p.m. (beginners), 8:15-9 p.m. (intermediate), 9-10 p.m. (open dancing). Israeli Dancing. Drop-ins welcome. $5-$6. 3801 East Willow St., Long Beach. (562) 426-7601.

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

Memorable Costa Rica (40s-50s): Early registration deadline for a July 2-10 Jewish singles trip to Costa Rica.
(888) 928-3688. www.costaricasingles.com.

May 3/Tuesday

South Bay Super Singles (55+):
7-9 p.m. Decadent Dessert Reception and Planning Meeting. $10. Congregation Beth Torah, 3521 W. Lomita Blvd., Torrance. (310) 375-0863.

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

May 4/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.

May 5/Thursday

Conversations at Leon's: 7 p.m. "Making Life Easier Through Comedy." $15-$17. 639 26th St., Santa Monica.
(310) 393-4616.

May 6/Friday

Nashuva: 6:45 p.m. Nashuva community service-oriented Kabbalat Shabbat. Westwood Hills Congregational Church, 1989 Westwood Blvd., Westwood. www.nashuva.com.

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


May Sat., May 14

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: 8 p.m. No-host dinner social and "Thoroughly Modern Millie." $25. West Los Angeles area. (310) 203-1312.
May 10-17

Israelride.com: "Bike Israel for Peace, Partnership and the Environment."
Jerusalem to Eilat. www.israelride.com.


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