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Calendar & Singles

by Mike Levy

May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

Calendar

SATURDAY/12

Leo Baeck Temple: 9:30 a.m. Shabbat meditation followed by discussion about important women in the Torah and how they are seen by rabbinic commentary in the Talmud and in the present. 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 476-2861.

B'nai Brith: 8 p.m. Cafe Concert 2001, featuring musical performances, followed by coffee and dessert. $12. West Valley JCC, 22622 Vanowen Street, West Hills. For more information, call (818) 347-7575.

Beth Chayim Chadashim: 11:30 a.m. Picnic with activities, celebrating Shavuot. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 931-7023.

Temple Isaiah: 9 a.m. Service followed by a study session. 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 277-2772.

The Jewish Federation: 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Fifth annual Matzah Bowl, with bowling, music, food and games for prizes. $40 ($20 with a

minimum pledge of $100 to the United Jewish Fund Campaign). Sportscenter Bowl, 12655 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. For more information, call (323) 761-8357.

Yeshiva of Los Angeles: 10:15 a.m. Rabbi Herschel Schacter lectures on "Industrial and Commercial Kashrut in the USA."9780 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 229-0958.

SUNDAY/13

Jewish Home For the Aging: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mother's Day celebration honoring the Mother of the Year and announcing winners of the children's Why My Mom Is the Best essay contest, including food, games, musical entertainment and dancing. $15 (adults); $5 (children 5-11). 1855 Victory Blvd., Reseda. For more information, call (818) 774-3344.

Women's Torah Study Institute: 2 p.m. "Mikvah in the 21st Century," lecture by Deena Zimmerman, discussing fertility and family purity. $10. Yeshivat Beit Midrash, 5353 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 286-2346.

MONDAY/14

Beth Chayim Chadashim: 7 p.m. "Lesbians and Jewish Law," lecture by Rabbi Benay Lappe. $12 (members); $18 (nonmembers). 6000 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 931-7023.

Yeshiva of Los Angeles: 7:40 p.m. Beginners Ulpan class with Ram Steiner. $100 (10 sessions not including materials). Young Israel of Century City, 9317 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 229-0958.

TUESDAY/15

University of Judaism: 10 a.m. Boutique and author-artist luncheon honoring Faye Kellerman, author of "The Ritual Bath," and Jonathan Kellerman, author of "When the Bough Breaks," with the Burning Bush Award at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. $70. For more information, call (310) 476-9777 ext. 283.

Palisades Jewish Early Childhood Center: 7 p.m. Open house offering a tour of the school and information on birth through toddler programs and Mommy and Me classes. 15601 Sunset Blvd. at Temescal Gateway Park. For more information, call (310) 454-7783.

WEDNESDAY/16

Hadassah Southern California: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Fundraiser featuring luncheon, musical entertainment, prize drawing and boutique, honoring Rabbi Judith Halevi. $80 ($20 for five additional tickets for the drawing). Four Seasons Hotel, 300 S. Doheny Drive, Los Angeles. For reservations or more information, call (310) 276-0036.

Temple Emanuel: 7:30 p.m. First of an 18-session class on Judaism for people considering conversion or desire to know more about the faith. 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 288-3742.

THURSDAY/17

Congregation Ner Tamid: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Discussion of the Dead Sea Scrolls from the Jewish perspective, led by Dr. Bruce Zuckerman, director of the USC Archaeological Research Collection, followed by a lucnheon. $8. 5721 Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes. For reservations or more information, call (310) 377-6986.

Valley Yiddish Culture Club: 7:30 p.m. Performance by violinist Claire Bergen and guitarist David Winstone, and lecture by Hershl Hartman about folklore and science in Jewish holidays. Free (members and guests under 21); $3 (guests). Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. For more information, call (818) 376-1640.

Chabad of the Marina: 8 p.m. Lecture by the "surfing rabbi" and author of "A Kabbalistic Quest For Soul," Rabbi Nachum Shifrin, regarding kabbalah and contemporary society. $5. 2929 Washington Blvd., Marina Del Rey. For more information, call (310) 578-6000.

Valley Beth Shalom: 7:30 p.m. "Nutrition For Kids," discussion with nutritionist Paulette Lambert elaborating on the nutritional needs of children and how to meet these needs. 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. For more information, call (818) 788-4667.

Anti-Defamation League: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Seventh annual Women of Achievement dinner honoring Karen Caplan, Lydia Kennard and Dr. Martha Vincent with the Deborah award. $275. Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 446-8000 ext. 264.

Temple Beth Hillel: 10 a.m. Lecture by Bena and Nathan Jaffe regarding elderhostels, followed by refreshments. $2. 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. For more information, call (818) 763-9148.

FRIDAY/18

Beth Chayim Chadashim: 6:15 p.m. Shabbat service for children with music, followed by oneg. 6000 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 931-7023.

Congregation Mishkon Tephilo: 6:30 p.m. Service and dinner followed by lecture by Rosalie Glickman, author of "Optimal Power." $18. Also: Sundays, 6:30 p.m., Yoga with Yiddishkeit. 206 Main St., Venie. For reservations or more information, call (310) 392-3029.

Valley Congregation For Humanistic Judaism: 7 p.m. Service and discussion about the Holocaust and its influence on faith. Cal Fed Bank, community room, 12191 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. For more information, call (818) 876-9036.

Kehillat Kharakim: 6:30 p.m. Service including children's program and "Torah-drama," presented by the youth, followed by dinner. 630 Hauser Blvd., No. 205, Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 934-2925.

Congregation Tiffereth Jacob: 7 p.m. Service and lecture by Danny

Siegel, poet and author, regarding good deeds, followed by oneg. 1829 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For more information, call (310) 546-3667.

UPCOMING

West Valley JCC: Wed., May 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tour of Merle Norman's Nethercutt Collection & lunch at the Hometown Buffet, with bus transportation. $28 (members); $34 (nonmembers). For reservations or more information, call (818) 464-3300.

Iranian American Jewish Association (SIAMAK): Sun., May 27, 8 p.m.-midnight. Dinner dance gala with a three-course meal, dancing and performance by Helen in celebration of the 22nd anniversary and Shavuot. $75 ($600 per table of 10). Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica. For reservations or more information, call (310) 843-9846.

Sephardic Mosaics: Thurs., June 7:30 p.m. "Jews of India," lecture by Brenda Ness, PhD, professor of History and Jewish Studies, including slides and discussion at a private home. For reservations or more information, call (818) 906-0541.



Singles

 

SATURDAY/12

Jewish Singles Meeting Place (30's $ 40's): 6 p.m. Chinese dinner at Superwok followed by bowling at Corbin Bowl. For reservations or more information, call (818) 780-1202.

Jewish Single Parents and Singles Association: 7 p.m. Persian dinner followed by dancing. Ferdussi, 3605 S. Bristol Street, Santa Ana. For reservations or more information, call (714) 754-5780.

Party Time Singles (30s-50s): 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Party amidst Victorian surroundings with live entertainment and music by DJ and vocalist Deon James. $17. Barnaby's Hotel, 3501 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. For reservations or more information, call (310) 372-6071.

Jewish Association of Single Professionals: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Cocktail party with dancing to music by DJ Steppin' Out, appetizers, dessert and no-host bar. $20. Newport Beach Radisson Hotel, 4545 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (323) 656-7777.

SUNDAY/13

Jewish Singles Golf Connection: 10 a.m. Golf for experienced players only, every Sunday at a nine-hole golf course at The Lakes in El Segundo. For directions, reservations or more information, call (310)802-0079.

Bridge for Singles (60+): 7:30 p.m. Intermediate players. $4. 4111 Via Marina, Marina Del Rey. For more information, call (310) 398-6558.

Westwood Jewish Singles: 8 p.m. Coffee, cake and conversation. Social group meets every Sunday in West Los Angeles. Also meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $8. For more information, call (310) 444-8986.

MONDAY/14

Singles Helping Others: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Help with clerical work at the Jewish National Fund. For more information, call (818) 998-4570.

TUESDAY/15

Jewish Family Service of Orange County: 7 p.m. Discussion and support group for young women discussing life changes, intimacy and sexuality. 250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. For registration or more information, call (714) 445-4950 ext. 114.

Jewish Single Parents and Singles Association: 7 p.m. Walk along Balboa Island and socialize. For location or more information, call (562) 860-9221.

WEDNESDAY/16

Jewish Singles Meeting Place: 7 p.m. Bring your favorite board game to a private home in Valley Glen and play while socializing. $5. For reservations or more information, call (818) 780-1202.

Men's Support Group: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Meets to discuss personal issues and problems. Also meets Thursdays, 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $120 (10 sessions). 520 S. Sepulveda Blvd., No. 306. For more information, call (310) 281-8476.

Project Next Step: 7:30 p.m. "Abortion Controversy," discussion led by Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom examining the media and its conveyed morals. 9911 W. Pico Blvd., suite 102, Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 552-4595 ext. 27.

New Age Singles (55+): 1 p.m. Bowling at the Mar Vista Bowl. For location or more information, call (310) 473-1391.

THURSDAY/17

Widow/Widower Bereavement Group: 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Support group every Thursday. Stephen S. Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 476-8561 ext. 2230.

Kosher Meet Market: 6:30 p.m. Celebration of the Kosher Basketball League Awards, with drinks at Howl at the Moon in Universal Citywalk. For more information, call (818) 342-4350.

Conversations!: 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker and light dinner every Thursday. $15. 820 Harvard St., Santa Monica. For reservations or more information, call (310) 315-1078.

FRIDAY/18

Quick Date: 7:30 p.m. Ten introductions in one hour among a circle of people. $20. For reservations, location or more information, call (310) 488-8716.

New Age Singles (55+): 5:30 p.m. Dinner at Froman's Deli. Also: 7:30 p.m. Musical Shabbat service. Temple Beth Shir Shalom, 1827 California St., Santa Monica. For reservations or more information, call (310) 838-7459.

Aaron's Tent Group Shabbos Experience (20's & 30's): 8 p.m. Shabbat dinner, socializing and party. $12. For reservations or more information, call (310) 278-8672.

UPCOMING

Jewish Singles Meeting Place (30's & 40's): Sat., May 19, 7:30 p.m. Comedy performance, "Good Thing."$15. For tickets or more information, call (818) 780-4809 by May 18.

Project Next Step (20s & 30s): Thurs., May 24, 7 p.m. Discussion by Emmy-nominated screenwriter David N. Weiss on current issues and moral implications. $5. 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Suite 102, Los Angeles. For reservations or more information, call (310) 552-4595 ext. 27.

New Horizons: May 27-June 3. Cruising from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. Includes meals, entertainment, spa, gym and romantic sunsets by the sea. $843.75-$993.75 (all inclusive). For more information, call (310) 728-9603.

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