Jewish Journal

Calendar: Jan. 26-Jan. 31

by Ryan Torok

Posted on Jan. 23, 2013 at 4:57 pm



After sold-out shows in 2010 and 2011, the songstress returns to the Gindi with a new concert, “In Hollywood.” Backed by a six-piece band, Wolman performs songs from the silver screen spanning eight decades, including “Alfie,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” and “That Black Old Magic.” Best known for her show and CD “Jewish Women in Song,” Wolman counts Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand among her influences. Sun. 4 p.m. $30. American Jewish University, Gindi Auditorium, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 476-9777. ajula.edu.

[SAT JAN 26]


Self-styled playboy Bernard juggles three fiancées — Italian, German and American — each of them a beautiful flight attendant on international routes. But chaos ensues when schedule changes bring all three to Bernard’s apartment at the same time. Michelle Azar, who writes the Yoga Breaths blog for the Journal, stars in this Tony Award-winning comedy. Sat. Through Feb. 10. 8 p.m. $45-$70. La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. (562) 944-9801. lamiradatheatre.com.

[SUN JAN 27]


The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust commemorates the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Special tours (11 a.m. and 4 p.m.) feature pieces on loan from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum of Poland; survivors appear in person to tell their stories (12:30 and 3 p.m.); and a museum tour (2 p.m.) explores the West Coast’s largest archive of documents, relics and other primary source materials from 1933 to 1945. 

On Tuesday, a Mensch Foundation program features speakers, including Branko Lustig, Oscar-winning producer of “Schindler’s List”; Michael Berenbaum, Holocaust scholar and professor at American Jewish University; Judea Pearl, president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation; Stanley Goldman, director of the Center for the Study of Law and Genocide at Loyola Law School; Rabbi David Baron, spiritual leader of Temple of the Arts; Karin Proidl, Austrian consul general in Los Angeles; Bernd Fischer, German consul general in Los Angeles; and Steven Geiger, founder of the Mensch Foundation International. The Mensch Foundation will honor Lustig for his work keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive through cinema.

L.A. Museum of the Holocaust: Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, 100 S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 651-3704. lamoth.org. 

Mensch Foundation: Tue. 7 p.m. $25. Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills. (760) 416-3685. menschfoundation.org.

[MON JAN 28]


Jonathan Sarna, professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University, appears in support of his latest book, “When General Grant Expelled the Jews.” Sarna discusses a little-known episode that took place in 1862, when Gen. Ulysses S. Grant expelled the Jews from his war zone, which remains the most notorious anti-Jewish order by a government official in American history. Mon. 7:30 p.m. $12. Stephen S. Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 889-2300. wisela.org.

[TUE JAN 29]


Rabbi David Wolpe leads a town hall with five of the 2013 mayoral candidates: Eric Garcetti, L.A. city councilman; Wendy Greuel, L.A. city controller; Kevin James, a former assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles; Jan Perry, L.A. city councilwoman; and Emanuel Pleitez, an L.A. businessman. Sinai Temple and the Jewish Journal co-sponsor. Tue. 7:30 p.m. Free. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 481-3243. sinaitemple.org.

[WED JAN 30]


Israeli-American pianist Bronfman performs a recital that includes the world premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s “Sisar,” commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Robert Schumann’s “Arabeske”; Johannes Brahms’ Piano Sonata No. 3; and Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 8. Celebrated for his virtuoso technique and musical sensitivity, Grammy winner Bronfman is a local favorite and member of the L.A. Philharmonic’s extended family. Wed. 8 p.m. $55.50-$112.50. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 850-2000. laphil.com.

[THU JAN 31]


Cantor Magda Fishman of Temple Beth Am; Broadway veteran Elmore James; singer, songwriter and recording artist Tony Perry; and Zalmen Mlotek, a recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theater music, who conceived of “Soul to Soul” in 1998, come together for a concert celebration of Yiddish and African-American cultures. Thu. 7:30 p.m. $25. Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 652-7354, ext. 215. tbala.org.

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