March 20, 2008
Calendar Girls picks and clicks for March 22-28
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Neshama means soul or spirit in Hebrew, and the Neshama Minyan at Temple Beth Am prides itself on its "spirited" Kabbalat Shabbat services, which include singing, dancing and praying every Friday night. Led by Rabbi Susan Leider, the joyous service uses the melodies of the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and is followed by a lovely Shabbat dinner. BYOKW (kosher wine). Fri., 6:15 p.m. $10 (children older than 5), $17 (adults and teens over 13). Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 652-7354 ext. 230. http://www.tbala.org.
Meraviglioso! Bravo! Delizioso! These are good exclamations to learn if you're going to partake in the Skirball's Italian Passover With Chef Sean Sheridan. The five-course kosher meal, a delicious tribute to the ancient Jewish community of Rome, will include Charoset Italiano with figs, dates and oranges; Branzino -- Mediterranean white fish grilled with leeks, parsley and lemon dressing; Osso Buco of veal served with gremolata and garlic spinach, and Gelato Cioccolato with almond biscotti. Fantastico! Sun., March 30. 6:30 p.m. $65-$75 (dinner), $80-$90 (with kosher wine). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Advance tickets required; ticket sales end on Tue., March 25. (877) 722-4849. http://www.skirball.org.