Work on Wellness
Focusing on health gets easier this week with the help of free asthma screenings and diabetes workshops. American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) sponsors asthma testing for adults and kids in Santa Ana on May 12 and Fountain Valley on May 28, and those with asthma can also speak with allergists about managing symptoms. Meanwhile, in the Valley, West Hills Hospital and Medical Center hosts a three-part diabetes workshop starting May 10.
ACAAI: www.acaai.org. West Hills Hospital: (818) 676-4321.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts: 8 p.m. "The Lewitzky Legacy: A Tribute in Dance" by four dancers and choreographers who worked with Bella Lewitzky. $20-$35. 12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos. (800) 300-4345.
Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Visitation and memorial services to remember mothers. Two 30-minute services led by rabbis will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 6001 Centinela Ave., Los Angeles. (800) 576-1994.
It Ain't No Fairy Tale Productions:
3 p.m. Amy Simon's one-woman show, "Cheerios in My Underwear." $10-$15. The Empty Stage Theater, 2372 Veteran Ave., West Los Angeles. (310) 308-0947.
Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance: 10 a.m.-noon. March of Gratitude to commemorate V-E Day. March begins at Century Park East and Pico Boulevard, West Los Angeles, and ends with a ceremony at the Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd.,
Los Angeles. (310) 553-9036.
Temple Emanuel: 7:30 p.m. Yaron Decker discusses "Whither Israel – Possible Outcomes in the Shadow of the Disengagement Plan." 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. R.S.V.P., (323) 934-3480.
National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles and WOMEN FOR: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Michael Hiltzik on "The Plot Against Social Security: An In-depth Analysis." $3. NCJW/LA Council House, 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 651-2930.
Skirball Cultural Center: 7:30 p.m. Writers BLOC conversation with Maria Shriver. $20. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (866) 468-3399.
Conejo Jewish Academy: 8 p.m. First session of "The Messiah Mystery – Toward a Perfect World" a four-part series meeting Tuesdays. $36 (for series, textbook and material). 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. (818) 991-0991.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood:
7:30 p.m. "Modigliani" screening and discussion with actor/producer Andy Garcia. 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 464-4226.
Temple Beth Haverim: 7 p.m. Communitywide celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut – Israel's 57th Independence Day featuring speaker Dennis Prager. Song, dance, discussion and reception to follow the program. $25. 29900 LadyFace Court, Agoura Hills. (818) 991-7111.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Skirball Cultural Center: "Peaceworks" features art in diverse media on the theme of peace in various faiths and spiritualities by 45 L.A. GOAL artists with developmental disabilities. Free. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500.
Beth Shir Sholom: 4-5:15 p.m. Youth Group Shabbat at Sunrise Retirement Center. 1827 California Ave.,
Santa Monica. (310) 453-3361.
Workmen's Circle: 6:30 p.m. "Dry in the Mouth" film screening followed by potluck Shabbat dinner. Bring dessert, drinks or dish to serve eight to 10. 1525 S. Robertson Blvd.,
Los Angeles. (310) 552-2007.
Temple Sinai of Glendale: 8 p.m. Annual Author Talk on autobiography "Righteous Gentile" with editor Claire Gorfinkle. Follows Friday night services. 1212 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale. (818) 246-8101.
May Sat., May 14
ChosenNet.com: 5 p.m. Mega Jewish Networking Night and L.A. Avengers football game at the STAPLES Center. $20 (includes entry to Arena Club reception, lower-level seating, private chalk talk by an Avenger and visit from members of the "A-team" dance team). 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.
May Sun., May 15
Emanuel Arts Center: 7 p.m. IDF Musical Ensemble performs a Yom HaAtzmaut concert benefitting Friends of Israel Defense Forces. Refreshments and opportunity to meet the soldiers follow. $18-$36 (general), free (children under 12). Temple Emanuel, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. (310) 305-4063.
TreePeople: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Treeplanting and care in West Los Angeles. Brookhaven Avenue area. (818) 591-0772.
New Age Singles (55+): No-host movie and dinner in West Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (323) 874-9937.
Nexus (21+): 8:30-11:30 p.m. Karaoke and Group Singing House Party. Bring a snack, dessert or drink for a potluck and your favorite karaoke disk. BYOB. $3. Santa Monica residence. R.S.V.P., www.JewishNexus.org.
Jewish Outdoor Adventures: 9:35 a.m. Easy to Intermediate hike to Switzer Falls. Carpools run from West Los Angeles and the Valley. New Westside carpool point at Albertsons on Durango Avenue. email@example.com.
Nexus and MOSAIC: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Millard Falls hike and BBQ in Altadena. R.S.V.P., www.JewishNexus.org.
Harbor Jewish Singles (55+): 11 a.m. No host lunch and free concert at the Sugar Shack Café. Family and friends are invited. 213 Main St., Huntington Beach. (714) 939-8540.
Nessah (21+): 7:30 p.m. (Minha), 8 p.m. (party). Yom HaAtzmaut Party for young professionals at Shelter. $20-$40. 8117 Sunset Blvd, West Los Angeles.
Alpert Jewish Community Center: 7:30-8:15 p.m. (beginning dancing), 8:15-9 p.m. (intermediate), 9-10 p.m. (open dancing). Israeli Dancing. Drop-ins welcome. $5-$6. 3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach.
Project Next Step (30s and 40s): 8 p.m. Coffee Talk. $7. 9760 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 772-2466.
Conversations at Leon's: First in a six-week workshop series with sex educator Tova Feder. Enrollment limited to 12 people on a first-come basis. $230 for the series. 639 26th St., Santa Monica. R.S.V.P., (310) 393-4696.
Nexus: 6-9:30 p.m. Jewish Beach Volleyball in Sunset Beach followed by dinner. All skills and abilities. End of 15th Street near the intersection of PCH and Broadway. R.S.V.P., www.JewishNexus.org.
Westwood Jewish Singles (45+): 7:30 p.m. Discussion with therapist Maxine Gellar on "Patterns and Cycles in Relationships." $10. West Los Angeles area. R.S.V.P., (310) 444-8986.
LINK: 8 p.m. "Succeeding at Relationships" with Rabbi Eli Stern, for all levels of commitment from dating to marriage. Weekly event. 10523 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles.
East Valley Senior Center: 1-2 p.m. Yiddish Club with conversation, music, storytelling and films. $2. 5000 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood. (818) 766-5165.
L.A.'s Fabulous Best Connections: 6-9 p.m. Dinner at Marmalade Café at The Grove. $7 (entrance). 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 782-0435.
Conversations at Leon's: 7 p.m. "Is It Fate, or Do You Control Your Future?" $15-$17. 639 26th St., Santa Monica.
Social Circle (40s-60s): "Looking For Love in All the Right Faces!" Learn how reading faces can affect your interaction with others. $12-$17 (includes light dinner, wine and dessert). Main Sanctuary Building, Stephen S. Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Dr.,
Los Angeles. (310) 204-1240.
ATID (20s and 30s): 7:30 p.m. Friday Night Live service and after-event. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 481-3244.
May Sat., May 14
Jski (20s-40s) and New Horizon Tours: Trip to Cabo San Lucas. $655 includes round-trip airfare from LAX to Cabo, three nights double occupancy at Costa Real, meals, drinks, gratuities and parties. Add $102 departure tax and $39 airport fee. R.S.V.P., (818) 342-9508.