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by Mike Levy

April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

Calendar

SATURDAY/14

Temple Isaiah: 9:30 a.m. Tot Shabbat for children ages 2-6 including short service, songs and stories. 10345 W. Pico Blvd. For more information, call (310) 277-2772.

Congregation Mishkon Tephilo: 9:30 a.m. Services for the seventh day of Passover. Also, Yizkor services, Sun., Apr. 15. 206 Main St., Venice. For more information, call (310) 392-3029.

Congregation N'vay Shalom: 9:45 a.m. Minyan and Torah study including pot luck dairy lunch at home of Rabbi Stephen and Cantor Eva Robbins. Also, kabbalah service, Fri., Apr. 20 at Milken High School. For more information, call (323) 463-7728.

Sherman Oaks Public Library: 2:30 p.m. Historic impersonator Peter Small takes on the role of Golda Meir, fourth prime minister of Israel. 14245 Moorpark Street. For more information, call (818) 981-7850.

Temple Kol Tikvah: 8 p.m. Jazz interpretations from both the Jewish and African American struggles for freedom. 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodlan Hills. For more information, call (818) 348-0670.

SUNDAY/15

B'nai Tikvah Congregation: 9 a.m. Yizkor service. 5820 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. For more information, call (310) 645-6262.

Temple Aliyah: 9:15 a.m. Yizkor service. 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. For more information, call (818) 346-3445.

Temple Beth Am: 9:15 a.m. Yizkor services followed by a kiddush. 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd. For more information, call (310) 652-7353.

Temple Ner Tamid: 10 a.m. Passover Yizkor service for the last day of Passover. 10629 Lakewood Blvd., Downey. For more information, call (562) 861-9276.

Etz Hadar: 7:15 p.m. "Break the Chametz" annual gathering for the conclusion of Passover. Giovanni's Pizza, 1150 Brookside Ave. For more information, call (909) 794-8883.

Westside JCC: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tai Chi classes with Mitchell Hermann. Also, 8 p.m.-midnight Israeli folk dancing with David Dassa every Sunday. $4 (members); $5 (nonmembers). 5870 W. Olympic Blvd. For more information, call (323) 938-2531 ext. 2225.

MONDAY/16

ENCORE/OASIS Older Adult Program: 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Lecture on Hinduism. Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. For more information, call (818) 710-4163.

UCLA Hillel: 7:30 p.m. "Children of Abraham" lecture series. "The Arab-Jewish Symbiosis: Myth & Reality," with Dr. David Nirenberg $12 (per lecture); $50 (series). 900 Hilgard Ave. For more information, call (310) 208-3081, ext. 240.

Folk Dance Classes: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. International and Israeli folk dance class every Monday with Tikva Mason. Also, Wed., 10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. For more information and locations, call (310) 278-5383 (Mon.) or (323) 876-1717 (Wed.).

Beth Shir Sholom: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Israeli dance class with David Katz every Monday. $5 (members); $6 (nonmembers). 1827 California Ave., Santa Monica. For more information, call (310) 453-3361.

Jewish Family Service of Orange County: 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Weekly support and discussion group for adults experiencing constant anxiety and/or depression. 250 E. Baker St., suite G, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 445-4950.

West Valley JCC: 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. "The Doctor Is In" lecture series. This week: "Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare." Also, 4 p.m. Book Club meets to discuss stimulating literary works. Today, "Poisonwood Bible," by Barbara Kingsolver. Free (members); $4 (nonmembers). 22622 Vanowen Street, West Hills. For more information, call (818) 464-3300.

TUESDAY/17

City of Hope: 3 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Lectures on stress reduction including "Breathing for Health" and "Progressive Muscle Relaxation" every third Tuesday of the month. Hillquit Building, Support Group Room 4015, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. For registration and more information, call (626) 359-8111, ext. 62282.

Temple Judea: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. "Was Jesus the Messiah?," lecture by Rabbi Ron Herstik. 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. For more information, call (818) 758-3800.

Conejo Jewish Academy: 8 p.m. Yom Hashoah lecture, featuring Holocaust survivor Renee Firestone. $10 (in advance); $12 (at the door). 30345 Canwood Street, Agoura Hills. For more information, call (818) 991-0991.

Valley Cities JCC: 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Improvisational theater games every Tuesday. 13164 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks. For more information, call (818) 786-6310.

West Valley JCC: 10 a.m.-noon. Senior Shalom Club meeting with coffee and bagel brunch, speaker and entertainment every Tuesday. Today, Mark Isler speaking on "Saving the American Dream." Also, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., duplicate bridge games. $2 (members); $6 (nonmembers). 22622 Vanowen Street, West Hills. For more information, call (818) 464-3300.

Kinneret Group of Hadassah: 11 a.m. Fashion show and luncheon. $15 (members); $18 (guests). Courtyard by Marriott, 13480 Maxella Ave., Marina del Rey. For reservations or more information, call (310) 827-7717.

H.O.P.E. Unit Foundation: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Family loss support group led by liscenced therapists. Widow/widower program on Thursdays. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. For more information, call (818) 788-4673.

Kol Tikvah Temple: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. First discussion session of six part series, "The Aging Journey," regarding the last phases of life and the implications. Free (members); $18 (nonmembers). 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. For more information, call (818) 348-0670.

WEDNESDAY/18

West Valley JCC: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Trip to Autry Museum of Western Heritage with special exhibit, "Out of the Mist" and deluxe bus transportation. $10 (members); $15 (nonmembers). For more information, call (818) 464-3300.

Skirball Cultural Center: 7:30 p.m. Lisa Schiffman discusses her book, "Generation J" and the fluid identity of American Jews. $10 (general admission); $8 (members); $5 (students). 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. For advance tickets, call (323) 655-8587.

Museum of Tolerance: 3 p.m. Joseph Rebhun relays a graphic version of the Jewish experience at the hands of the Nazis and stories of miraculous survival. Simon Wiesenthal Center Library, 1399 S. Roxbury Drive. For more information, call (310) 772-2526.

Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs: 6:45 p.m. Major General Sidney Shachnow, a Holocaust survivor, speaks at a Holocaust remembrance event. Congregation Beth Jacob, 9030 W. Olympic Blvd. For more information, call (310) 455-1819.

Temple Beth Am: 7 p.m. Deborah Oppenheimer, producer of the Academy Award winning documentary, "Into the Arms of Strangers," speaks on the 1938 Kindertransport that took Jewish children from Europe to England during the Holocaust. 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd. For more information, call (310) 652-7353 ext. 219.

Temple Aliyah: 7:45 p.m. Service

honoring those lost in the Holocaust. 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. For more information, call (818) 346-3445.

Temple Isaiah: 10:15 a.m. Discussion of women's contributions in the Torah portion of the week. 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 277-2772.

North Valley JCC: 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Parents and friends of lesbians and gays support group. 16601 Rinaldi Street, Granada Hills. For more information, call (818) 360-2211.

West Los Angeles College: 8 p.m. Informational meeting with refreshments discussing the three week summer travel/study program in Jerusalem. Fine Arts 106, 4800 Freshman Drive, Culver City. For more information, call (310) 287-4551.

West Valley JCC: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eight week oil painting class begins. Through June 6. $35 (members); $52 (nonmembers). 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. For more information, call (818) 464-3300.

THURSDAY/19

Temple Beth Hillel: 10 a.m. Lecture by the authors of "On the Side of the Persecuted." $2. 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. For more information, call (818) 763-5391.

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. School children of Los Angeles honoring the victims of the Holocaust. Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 761-8170.

Valley Beth Israel: 7 p.m. Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Service honoring "righteous gentile" Lidia Furmanski, for saving Polish children. 13060 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley. For more information, call (818) 781-2281.

Adat Ari El: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Senior Club meeting to plan trips and entertainment. 12020 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. For more information, call (818) 766-9426.

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Weekly support group for people caring for someone with a chronic physical illness. Also, 9:45 a.m-11 a.m., every Friday, support group for caregivers of people suffering from dementia. Valley Storefront 12821 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood. For more information, call (818) 984-1380.

FRIDAY/20

Beth Chayim Chadashim: 8 p.m. Holocaust memorial services led by cantorial soloist Fran Chalin, with memorial reading of names. 6000 W. Pico Blvd. For more information, call (323) 931-7023.

B'nai Tikvah Congregation: 7:45 p.m. Yom Ha Shoah Shabbat service commemorating the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto after resistance from its Jewish inhabitants. 5820 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. For more information, call (310) 645-6262.

Temple Judea: 8 p.m. "Healing and Renewal," Holocaust memorial shabbat service. 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. (818) 758-3800.

University Synagogue: 8 p.m. Holocaust memorial services with Louis Posner, author of "Through a Boy's Eyes," who speaks about surviving the Holocaust as a teenager. 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine. For more information, call (949) 553-3535.

Cheviot Hills Senior Citizens Club: 10:45 a.m. Meets for entertainment, trips, guest speakers, book reports and special luncheons. $1.50 (members); $1.75 (nonmembers). 2551 Motor Ave., West L.A. For more information, call (310) 652-7508.

Temple B'nai Hayim: 7:30 p.m. Congressman Brad Sherman speaks about the intentions of Congress regarding Israel and the Middle East during Friday night services. 4302 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. For more information, call (818) 766-4664.

UPCOMING

Project Next Step: Sun., Apr. 22. "What Judaism Can Add to Your Marriage" and "Finances and Money Management" lectures for couples considering marriage, engaged or newly married. $20 (includes dinner). 9911 W. Pico Blvd., suite 102. For more information, call (310) 552- 4595.

Magbit Foundation: Sun., Apr. 22. Spring picnic with face painting, carnival rides, games and kosher barbeque. $25 (children 4-16); $50 (adults). Hidden Valley Park, Irvine. For pre-paid tickets and more information, call (310) 858-6020.

City of Hope: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Apr. 28. Therapeutic and creative painting workshop for those dealing with cancer. 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte. For more information, call (626) 359-8111, ext. 62282.

The Council of Israeli Organizations: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., April 29. Israeli festival to celebrate 53 years of Israel's independence includes entertainment, fashion show, Israeli dancing, carnival rides, Heritage Pavilion, petting zoo and much more. Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. For more information, call (818) 757-0123.

OASIS/ Older Adult Program: June 14. Motorcoach trip to Solvang to explore the Danish Village and Elverhoj Museum of Danish History, returning through the San Marcos Pass and Cachuma Lake. $50 (by April 20). For more information, call (818) 710-4163.

Fall Foliage Tour of Japan: Nov. 7-20. Tour of Japan including Shabbat services, antique flea markets, private meetings with rabbis and Buddhist priests, pareve Japanese cuisine and tour of art, gardens and architecture. $3850 per person, double occupancy (all-inclusive). Esprit Travel and Tours, 2101 Wilshire Blvd., suite 101, Santa Monica. For more information, call (310) 829-6060.



Singles



SATURDAY/14

New Age Singles (55+): 8 p.m. Socializing, refreshments and classical music. $5 (members); $7 (guests). For location, reservations or more information, call (818) 907-0337.

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: 8 p.m. Dinner social and play, "A Chorus Line." $17. Also, Tue., Apr. 17, "Loves and Losses." $16. For reservations, call (310) 203-1312.

Bridge for Singles (59+): 7:30 p.m. Only intermediate players meet at private West L.A. home. Also meets Tuesday and Thursday. $4. For more information, call (818) 398-9649.

Jewish Association of Single Professionals: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Cocktail party with dancing, appetizers and dessert. $20. Radisson Beverly Pavilion Hotel, 9360 Wilshire Blvd. For more information, call (323) 656-7777.

Palos Verdes Singles: Cocktail and dance party with vocalist Dion James singing songs by Neil Diamond and complimentary bar. $22. 300 N. Catalina Ave. 'A, Redondo Beach. For more information, call (310) 372-6071.

SUNDAY/15

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles (30-55): Sherry Singer of KRLA radio show hosts a "mating game" and discussion. $5. For reservations or more information, call (310) 203-1312.

JTennis (25-45): 1:30 p.m. Tennis and socializing. $15 (in advance); $16 (on day of event). Rancho Cheviot Park Tennis Courts, West Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 836-6471.

Business and Professional Singles: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Last of four gala dinner dances including no host bar and swing, ballroom and Latin dancing. $13 (members); $16 (guests). Radisson Valley Hotel, 4th floor ballroom, 15433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. For more information, call (818) 761-0179.

Singles Helping Others: 12 p.m.-2 p.m. or 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Take rescued dogs for a walk. For location or more information, call (323) 851-9070.

Bridge Group (60+): 7:30 p.m. Intermediate players only. Private homes in Santa Monica and West L.A. area. Also meets Tuesday and Thursday. $4. For more information, call (310) 398-6558.

MONDAY/16

Israeli Dance Lessons: 8 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Open dance session with Israel Yakovie every Monday and Thursday for couples and singles. $6. 2244 Westwood Blvd. For more information, call (310) 838-0885.

Westwood Kehilla: 8 p.m. Part of a weekly lecture series, "Chumash and Rashi." 10523 Santa Monica Boulevard. For more information, call (310) 441-5288.

TUESDAY/17

Divorce Support Group: 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Discussion regarding divorce with Rich Hirschkoff, M.A., M.F.T. every Tuesday. 1110 Ohio Ave., suite 202, West Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 281-8476.

Sinai Temple: 7 p.m. Weekly Torah lesson with a different rabbi each week. $5 (members); $7 (nonmembers). Lunaria, 10351 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 474-1518.

Singles Helping Others: 9 p.m H.E.L.P. golf tournament. Lost Canyon Golf Course, Simi Valley. For more information, call (323) 769-1307.

WEDNESDAY/18

Helkeinu Foundation (20-40): Lecture series on self-improvement by Rabbi Shlomo Goldberg every Wednesday. $10. For location and more information, call (310) 785-0440.

JeffTennis (25-39): 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Mixed doubles tennis. USTA-NTRP, 2.5-4.0. Beverly Hills area. For more information, e-mail JeffTennis@hotmail.com.

Westside JCC: 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Salsa and other Latin dances class for Jewish singles with instructor Yossi Conde. $4 (members); $5 (nonmembers). 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 938-2531 ext. 2228.

THURSDAY/19

Conversations!: 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker and socializing every Thursday. $15. For location, reservations or more information, call (310) 315-1078.

Quick Date (40-55): Rapid introductions event, 10 introductions in one hour. For reservations or more information, call (310) 488-8716.

FRIDAY/20

New Age Singles (55+): 6 p.m. No host dinner at Hamburger Hamlet. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood. Also, 8 p.m., Shabbat services at University Synagogue. 11960 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood. For reservations for dinner or more information, call (310) 838-7459.

Aish HaTorah (20's-30's): 7 p.m. Aaron's Tent Group Shabbos experience with lecture and after-party on the third Friday of every month. $11. For more information, call (310) 247-7474.



UPCOMING

Klutz Productions: Sun., Apr. 22., 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dance party at the Conga Room featuring DJ Kev E. Kev. $10. 5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, contact klutzproductions@aol.com .

Magbit Foundation: May 1. Celebration of Israel's 53rd year of independence with musical performances by Shlomo Gronich and the Sheba Choir and speakers from the Israeli consulate. $26 (in advance); $35 (at the door). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 273-2233.

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