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Calendar & Singles

by Solange Borna

July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

Calendar

SATURDAY/14

Temple Ahavat Shalom: 5 p.m. Service with Rabbi Barry Lutz. Amplification units for the hearing-impaired are available. 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. For more information, call (818) 360-2258.

Bet Tzedek: 8:30 p.m. Fifth annual Justice Ball, fundraiser with live performances by the B-52's and Boogie Nights. $75. Santa Monica Museum of Flying, 2772 Donald Douglas Loop North, Santa Monica. For reservations or more information, call (323) 549-5831.

SUNDAY/15

Congregation Shaarei Torah: 10 a.m.-noon. Open House with presentation, "Jews in Film: An Exploration of Characters and Themes," by Rabbi J.B. Sacks-Rosen, programs for children and refreshments. 550 S. Second Ave., Arcadia. For more information, call (626) 284-5451.

Pacific Gardens: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. "Caregiving Tips for Children of Aging Parents," lecture by H. Elliott Fives, with advice on balanced caregiving, behavior and stress factors and dealing with issues of guilt and fear. 18700 Burbank Blvd., Tarzana. For more information, call (818) 342-0003.

MONDAY/16

Barnes & Noble: 7:30 p.m. Lessons on writing by author Steve J. Kay. 16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino. For more information, call (818) 380-1636.

TUESDAY/17

Barnes & Noble: 7:30 p.m. Executive editor of "Playboy" Stephen Randall discusses and signs his new book "The Other Side of Mulholland," his comical novel about morals in Los Angeles. 1201 Third St., Santa Monica. For more information, call (310) 260-9110.

The Jewish Federation: 8 a.m.-9 a.m. "Achieving Peace: A Settler's Perspective," lecture by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin. For location or more information, call (323) 761-8106.

WEDNESDAY/20

Zimmer Children's Museum: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Decorate sand buckets. $8 (members); $12 (nonmembers). 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 761-8989.

Simon Wiesenthal Library: 3 p.m. Discussion and signing of "Sara's Children," by Suzan Hagstrom, regarding the traumatic effects of the Holocaust. 1399 Roxbury Drive, Los Angeles. For reservations or more information, call (310) 772-2526.

THURSDAY/19

Bookstar: 7 p.m. Author Ralph Fertig discusses and reads from his new novel, "Love and Liberation: When the Jews Tore Down the Ghetto Walls," relating the origins of Reform Judaism and the effects of the French Revolution on the freeing of Eastern European Jews from ghettos. 100 N. La Cienega, Los Angeles. For more information, call (818) 341-8703.

Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim: 7:15 p.m. Screening of "Trembling Before G-d," a documentary on the Orthodox lesbian/gay community. $9-$10. For reservations or more information, call (323) 960-2394.

Skirball Cultural Center: 7:30 p.m. Presentation, "The Sixties," by Aram Saroyan, documenting the significant aspects of the decade. $6 (nonmembers); $5 (members); $4 (students). 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. For tickets or more information, call (323) 855-8587.

FRIDAY/20

Temple Ner Tamid of Downey: 6 p.m. Outdoor Shabbat services. 10629 Lakewood Blvd., Downey. For more information, call (562) 861-9276.

Singles

SATURDAY/14

Mixed Support Group: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Support group for singles and divorced individuals. $100 (4 sessions). 11110 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 202, Los Angeles. For registration or more information, call (310) 281-8476.

Jewish Single Parents & Singles Association (30s-50s): 6:30 p.m. Meet for dinner at Water's Restaurant on the lake. 4615 Barranca Parkway, Irvine. For reservations or more information, call (714) 998-2091.

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: 7:30 p.m. "Hooked On Swing," performance by Pasadena Pops Orchestra at Descanso Gardens. $17.50 (general admission). For reservations or more information, call (310) 203-1312.

Hashalom: 10 p.m. Melave Malka, with live music and games for singles and couples every Saturday at a private home. For reservations or more information, call (310) 659-7057.

SUNDAY/15

California Tip Toppers Club: Noon. Meet for brunch. Only women who are 6-feet-tall and above and men who are 6-foot-4 and above. $16.95 (buffet). Duke's, 21150 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. For reservations or more information, call (818) 769-6597.

New Age Singles (55+): 2 p.m. Meet to see "The Book of Esther." No-host dinner at a nearby restaurant follows. $12 (members); $15 (guests). Theatre East, 12655 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. For reservations or more information, call (818) 347-8355.

Gary's Place: 5:30 p.m. Dinner at Shalom Pizza. 8715 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For reservations or more information, call (310) 276-5442.

Aish Speed Dating (25-40): 6:30 p.m. Introductions in a round-robin format at a local coffee shop. $20. For reservations or more information, call (310) 278-8672 ext. 403.

Westwood Jewish Singles (45+): 8 p.m. Coffee, Cake and Conversation, discussion group every Sunday at a private home. $8. For more information, call (310) 444-8986.

Jewish Singles Golf Connection (55-70): Meet to play in a nine-hole golf course and socialize, every Sunday morning. $11. For more information, call (310) 802-0079.

L.A.'s Best Connection: Meet to go to the Hollywood Bowl. For reservations or more information, call (323) 782-0435.

MONDAY/16

Project Next Step (20s-40s): 8 p.m. Coffee Talk, weekly discussion group with two rabbis, Coffee and pastries served. $5. Also: Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Judaism 101, lessons on the fundamentals of the religion. $10. 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Suite 102, Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 552-4595 ext. 21.

Israeli Folk Dancing: 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Open dance session. Also: Thursdays, dance lessons with Michelle Yakovee. $6. 2244 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (800) 750-5432.

TUESDAY/17

Project Next Step: 12:15 p.m. Biblical Hebrew I: Textual Skills Workshop, class on the important basics of the language. Knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet required. $5 (including lunch). For location, reservations or more information, call (310) 552-4595 ext. 21.

Bridge for Singles (59+): 7:30 p.m. Intermediate players meet to play bridge, every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday at a private home in West Los Angeles. $4. For more information, call (310) 398-9649.

WEDNESDAY/18

Volleyball Singles: 6 p.m. Meet to play volleyball in Redondo Beach, followed by a no-host dinner at sundown. For more information, call (310) 783-0689.

Project Next Step (20s-40s): 7 p.m. "Judaism vs. Larry Flynt," discussion with guest speaker, former Flynt attorney David Kahn regarding pornography. Also: Rabbi Ari Hier lectures on maintaining a healthy balance between our physical and spiritual needs. Dessert served. $5. 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Suite 102, Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 552-4595.

THURSDAY/19

Conversations!: 7:30 p.m. Meet for a guest speaker, food and drinks every Thursday at a private home. $15. For location, reservations or more information, call (310) 315-1078.

FRIDAY/20

California Tip Toppers Club: 6 p.m. Beach party at Huntington State Beach. $6 (parking). For more information, call (714) 963-2275.

New Age Singles (55+): 6 p.m. Meet for dinner at Hamburger Hamlet, followed by Shabbat services at University Synagogue. For reservations or more information, call (310) 838-7459.

Aaron's Tent Group Shabbos Experience (20's and 30's): 8 p.m. Shabbat dinner, discussion and party. $12. For reservations or more information, call (310) 556-5609 by July 18.

UPCOMING

Jewish Single Parents & Singles Association (30s-50s): Sat., July 21, 6 p.m. Beach party in Huntington Beach. Meet at lifeguard station 13 by Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Blvd. For more information, call (714) 539-2740.

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: Sat., July 21, 8:30 p.m. Meet to see "Rule Britannia!" starring widely acclaimed opera singer Charlotte Church at the Hollywood Bowl. $29. Also: Sat., July 28, 8 p.m. Meet for dinner and the play "Oliver!" in Santa Monica. $17.50. For reservations or more information, call (310) 203-1312.

New Age Singles (55+): Sun., July 22. Laguna bus trip. $31 (members); $33 (guests). For reservations or more information, call (818) 764-6747.

California Tip Toppers Club: Fri., July 27-Sun., July 29, 10 a.m. Luau weekend trip to San Diego. Only women who are 6 feet tall and above and men who are 6-foot-4 and over. $59. Guest House Inn, 1103 North Coast Highway, Oceanside. For reservations or more information, call (310) 641-9417.

New Start (30-70): Sun., Aug. 5. "A Romantic Evening With the Gatsbys," event with fine wine and gourmet dinner. For reservations or more information, call (310) 478-3137.

Costa Rican Adventures (25-53): Sat., Aug. 11-Sat., Aug. 18. Hiking trip to Costa Rica's caribbean coast, including whitewater rafting, kayaking, snorkeling and tour of the indigenous areas of the country and more. $1,295 . For booking or more information, call (800) 551-7887.

Premier Jewish Singles (30s-50s): Tues., Aug. 14-Mon., Aug. 27. Trip to Portugal and Spain, with tour of Lisbon, Cordova, Torremolinos, Grnada and more. $2,850 (per person). For booking or more information, call (800) 444-9250.

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