Jewish Journal


by Keren Engelberg

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


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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