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Calendar & Singles

by Mike Levy

March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

Calendar

SATURDAY/10

Temple Isaiah: 9 a.m. Minyan, Torah and nosh informal worship service followed by study session. 9:30 a.m. Tot Shabbat for ages 2-6, with bagel brunch, art and cooking projects. 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 277-2772.

Los Angeles Yiddish Culture Club: 7:30 p.m. "Purim Motifs" lecture by Hershel Hartman, with musical program by Faye Abramovitch-Viernik. Free (members); $4 (guests). 8339 W. Third Street, Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 655-1341.

Kehillat Ma'arav: 7:30 p.m. "The Torah in the New Millennium," lecture by Professor Richard Friedman. $12 (in advance); $15 (at the door). 1715 21st Street, Santa Monica. For more information, call (310) 829-0566.

SUN/11

Yeshiva Ohr Eliyahu: Noon-4 p.m. "Mitzvah Fair" with virtual reality baseball, carnival games, petting zoo, and a family show. 5950 Stoneview Drive, Culver City. For more information, call (310) 559-3330.

Valley Beth Israel: 9:30 a.m. Deluxe breakfast honoring Cindy and Alan Epstein, with entertainment by Cindy Paley. $12. 13060 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley. For more information, call (818) 782-2281.

Margaret Marketa Novak Productions: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Book signing and reception with Holocaust survivor Margaret Marketa Novak, author of "One Left, Just One." 315 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills. For reservations or more information, call (310) 276-1167.

Zimmer Discovery Children's Museum: 1:30 p.m. Sunday family workshops. This week: making Shabbat centerpieces. Free with paid museum admission: $5 (adults); $3 (children over 7); $2 (children 3-7). 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 761-8991.

Bay Cities JCC: 11 a.m. Mini health fair for seniors, with representatives from health and medical organizations discussing supplemental medical care, followed by bagel brunch. 201 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. For more information, call (310) 396-0205.

Project Chicken Soup: 8 a.m. Volunteers meet to cook and deliver kosher meals for people with HIV/AIDS. Deliveries begin at 11:45 a.m. Hirsh Kosher Kitchen, 338 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 655-5330.

Aish Ha Torah: 10 a.m. "How Not to Have a 'Crumb-y' Pesach," with Judith Cohen and Shelley Schwartz at a private home. For more information, call (310) 278-8672.

JCCs of North America Kallah: 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. "The Future of North American Jewry," with Professor Alan Dershowitz, Dennis Prager and Anne Roiphe. Simulcast from New York City to over 30 locations. $6. Viewing at West Valley JCC, 22622 Vanowen Street, West Hills. For tickets or more information, call (323) 938-2531.

Valley Cities JCC: 2:15 p.m.-4 p.m. Alternative health approaches series lecture on using hypno-yoga in energizing the body. $2 (members); $3 (nonmembers). 13146 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks. For more information, call (818) 786-6310.

MON/12

City of Hope: City of Hope Singers meets Monday nights to practice and perform all types of music. For more information, call (714) 462-0860.

Barnes & Noble, Encino: 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein discusses and signs his book "God at the Edge." 16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino. For more information, call (818) 380-1636.

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

West Valley JCC: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. "4,000 Years of Jewish History," Mondays through April 23. $15 (members); $22 (nonmembers). 22622 Vanowen Street, West Hills. for more information, call (818) 464-3300.

National Council of Jewish Women: 9:30 a.m. Vista Val division meeting with speaker Billie Heller, Chair of the National committee on the U.N. convention on the elimination of discrimination against women. Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. For more information, call (818) 986-8365.

Jewish Federation of Orange County, Women's Division: 10:30 a.m. "Women's Voices" luncheon honoring activist and philanthropist Beverly Jacobs, with Anita Diamant discussing her novel "The Red Tent." $60. Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Blvd. For reservations or more information, call (714) 755-5555 ext. 222.

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. "Moving On: Families of separation and divorce," a discussion group for parents and children ages 7-11. 22622 Vanowen Street, West Hills. To register or for more information, call (818) 464-3333.

TUE/13

Valley Cities JCC: 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Improvisational theater games class led by Ellen DeFranco. Free (members); $2 (guests). 13164 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks. For more information, call (818) 786-6310.

University of Judaism: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Graduate programs in nonprofit management workshop series begins with a class on fundraising and the Internet. 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. For more information, call (310) 440-1261.

WED/14

Temple Beth Ohr Sisterhood: 7:30 p.m. Screening of the short film "Visa and Virtue," about the efforts of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara to save Jewish lives. 15721 Rosecrans, La Mirada. For more information, call (714) 529-8850.

Women's American ORT: 11:15 a.m. Tampa Ridge chapter meeting with speaker Sharmila Batra discussing her life in South Africa under apartheid. North Valley JCC, 16601 Rinaldi Street, Granada Hills. For more information, call (818) 366-2153.

West Valley JCC: 8 p.m. Joseph N. Feinstein discusses "The Plight of the Jews of Havana." 22622 Vanowen Street, West Hills. For more information, call (818) 464-3300.

Jewish Vocational Service: 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Career counseling group, helping individuals to clarify career goals. Six sessions, $150; assessments, $50. Thousand Oaks location. For more information, call (805) 496-2649.

THU/15

Temple Judea, Tarzana: 6 p.m. Women's Passover seder features ideas for the seder, ritual foods and Passover melodies. $15 (adults); $8 (children ages 9-13); free (children under 9). 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. For reservations, call (818) 386-2955.

Valley Yiddish Culture Club: 7:30 p.m. Musical program, poetry and short stories in celebration of Purim. Free (members); $3 (guests). Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. For more information, call (818) 766-9426.

Project Next Step: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. "Made in Heaven" workshop for Jewish couples considering marriage, engaged or in the first year of marriage. 8 sessions, $195. 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 552-4595 ext. 27.

Valley Beth Shalom Family Center: 7:30 p.m. Presentation for parents on building self-esteem in young children. 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. For more information, call (818) 788-4667.

Temple Beth Hillel Sisterhood: 10 a.m. Speaker Harry Schwartzbart lectures on "Separation of Church and State: What are the prospects?" $2. 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. For more information, call (818) 763-9148.

Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. "Attitude is Everything," lecture and discussion on attitude, health and well-being. $4 (members); $5 (nonmembers). 1434 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena. For reservations or more information, call (626) 798-1161.

Hadassah Southern California: Noon-1:30 p.m. "Soul Food for Thought," lecture with Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz discussing his book "Does the Soul Survive? A Jewish Journey to Belief in Afterlife, Past Lives and Living With Purpose." Long Beach/Orange County Area Resource Center, 660 W. Baker Street, Suite 223, Costa Mesa. For reservations, call (714) 545-7162.

FRI/16

Society for Humanistic Judaism: 7:30 p.m. Meeting features musical entertainment by Three of Hearts. Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (323) 656-2734.

Knesset Israel Congregation: "The Pesach Experience: A resource for relationship enhancement," shabbaton with Rabbi David Lapin launches Project ReJewvination. Through March 17. For reservations or more information, call (310) 839-4962.



Singles



SATURDAY/10

Jewish Singles Meeting Place (30's-40's): 8:30 p.m. Dancing the night away at the Muddy Moose Lounge, adjacent to Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. For more information, call (818) 343-1846.

New Age Singles (55+): "Remembering Victor Borge, Joaquin Rodrigo and Alan Hovhaness," an evening of classical music led by Irv Hershman. $5 (members); $7 (guests). For location, reservations or more information call (818) 907-0377.

Jewish Singles Dining Club (30's-40's): 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dinner party for professional Jewish singles at a fine restaurant in Encino. For reservations or more information, call (310) 884-8604.

SUN/11

Jewish Association of Single Professionals: Noon-4 p.m. "A Spring Afternoon of Cooking with Gino," cooking class demonstration, 4 course lunch and wine tasting with chef/owner Gino De Felice. $75. Dolcetto's Restaurant, 5879 N. Kanan Rd. For reservations, call (818) 635-4747.

Singles Helping Others: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Volunteering for the Purim carnival at the Westside JCC. 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (818) 879-9360.

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: 2 p.m. Going to see "Mamma Mia!" $65. Also: Sat., March 24, 8 p.m. Going to see "West Side Story," in the Glendale area. $21. No host dinner social will precede each show. Pre-paid reservations required. For reservations or more information, call (310) 203-1312.

New Age Singles (55+): 2 p.m. Theater party, to see "A Chorus Line," at the Morgan-Wixson theater in Santa Monica, followed by no-host dinner at Acapulco Restaurant. Tickets, $13 (members); $15 (guests). For reservations, call (818) 347-8355.

Westside Singles Networking Club (30+): 2 p.m. Socializing, networking and discussing investments, plus a salsa lesson. Free (members); $10 (nonmembers). 1021 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. For more information, call (310) 828-7326.

Palos Verdes Singles: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Cocktails, dinner and dancing with entertainment by vocalist Dion James singing the sounds of Neil Diamond at a private home in Redondo Beach. $22. For more information, call (310) 372-6071.

Doctors, Lawyers & Indian Chiefs Exclusive Jewish Singles (35-50): 8 p.m. Party at a private home in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 281-3194.

Westwood Jewish Singles (45+): 8 p.m. Coffee, cake and conversation. Professionally led discussion group. Also meets Tue., 7:30 p.m. $8. For more information, call (310) 444-8986.

MON/12

Israeli Folk Dancing: 8 p.m. All levels of experience welcome, with instructor Israel Yakovie. Lessons until 9 p.m.; open session 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Also meets Thursday. $5. 2244 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (800) 750-5432.

TUE/13

Elite Jewish Theatre Singles: 7 p.m. Seminar and panel discussion with the creative staff of "Survivor." $15. For reservations or more information, call (310) 203-1312.

West Valley JCC: 8 p.m.-midnight. Israeli Folk dancing with James Zimmer. Instruction until 9:15 p.m.; open dancing until midnight. $5 (members); $6 (nonmembers). 22622 Vanowen Street, West Hills. For more information, call (818) 464-3311.

Kiddushin Jewish Book Club: 7:30 p.m. Book club for singles. Young Israel of Beverly Hills, 8701 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 275-3020.

Bridge for Singles (59+): 7:30 p.m. Intermediate players meet in a private home in West Los Angeles and Santa Monica areas. Also meets Saturday and Thursday. $4. For more information, call (310) 398-9649.

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

WED/14

Social Circle (35-59): 7 p.m. "How Real are Reel Relationships?" Interactive presentation by Judith Sherwin focuses on how relationships are portrayed in recent popular films, and their impact on expectations for real relationships. Bring a list of your 3 favorite relationship movies. $12 (members); $16 (guests). Stephen S. Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 889-2345.

Helkeinu Foundation (20-40): 8 p.m. Weekly lecture series on self-improvement with Rabbi Shlomo Goldberg. $10. For more information, call (310) 785-0440.

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.

THU/15

Project Next Step (20's-30's): 7:30 p.m. "The Ethical Screen," class watches clips from contemporary television series and movies, and discusses the ethical implications of the topics. Followed by refreshments and schmoozing. Led by Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom. 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Suite 102, Los Angeles. For more information, call (310) 552-4595 ext. 27.

Conversations!: 7:30 p.m. Singles group with a guest speaker every Thursday night. Light dinner served. $15. 820 Harvard Street, Santa Monica. For reservations, call (310) 315-1078.

FRI/16

Orange County JCC Singles (30's-50's): 6:30 p.m. "Shabbat-n-Schmooze," with prayer, music, Shabbat dinner and new beginnings. $20. 250 E. Baker Street, Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 755-0340 ext. 115.

Aaron's Tent Group Shabbat Experience (20-30's): 7 p.m. Candlelit Shabbat dinner, lecture and after-party on the third Friday of every month. Sponsored by Aish Ha Torah. $11. For reservations, call (310) 247-7474.

ACCESS and The Jewish Federation's Singles Initiative (20-40): Fri., March 23, 7 p.m. "Shabbat By the Sea," community-wide candlelight dinner, with a special speaker and program. $36 (before March 15); $45 (by March 19). Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. For reservations, call (323) 761-8348.

Jewish Singles Vacations (30-49): April 28-May 9. Jewish singles' trip to Italy. Itinerary includes Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan. For more information, call (617) 782-3396.

Orange County JCC Traveling Singles: May 18-21. Cruise in the Mexican Riviera. $265. For reservations or more information, call (714) 755-0340 ext. 115.

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