March 27, 2008
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Remember Blossom? The lanky and precocious teenager of yesteryear who wore leggings and brightly colored hats? If you thought she was lost forever ... she's back! Mayim Bialik is the keynote speaker for HuJews, the teen portion of the upcoming Society for Humanistic Judaism Conference, which will spend three days educating Los Angeles about cultural and identity connections to Judaism through a nontheistic approach. "Connecting to Judaism: I Did It My Way" will be the focus of the conference, co-sponsored by Adat Chaverim. It is programmed for teenagers and adults alike and will feature guest stars, scholars, rabbis and speakers from all over the country who will discuss humanism, Judaism and Islam as well as other issues facing the secular community. Fri.-Sun. $30 (per session), $275-$448 (full-stay conference fee). Marriott Warner Center, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. For registration information, call (818) 623-7363 or visit http://www.shj.org.
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Rabbi David Teutsch, a teacher, author, ethics scholar and leading proponent of the Reconstructionist movement, will present a series of lectures about moral and spiritual challenges during a weekend residency. Beginning on Shabbat, Teutsch will explain the philosophy behind the Reconstructionist movement, heating things up with Saturday evening's lecture focusing on Jewish sexual ethics, gender and identity politics and concluding Sunday morning with an examination of family relationships and the obligations inherent in that framework. Fri.-Sun. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Congregation Dor Hadash, 4858 Ronson Court, San Diego. For lecture times, call (858) 268-3674. http://www.dorhadash.org.
Cemeteries are usually spooky, unless you're in Paris where many of the world's most famous people are buried. Heddy Honigmann's film, "Forever," brings you to Pere-Lachaise, the famous gravesite in Paris which became the final haunt of Proust, Modigliani, Oscar Wilde, Maria Callas, Chopin, Jim Morrison and countless other important figures. During these visits, the filmmaker introduces us to Parisians, tourists and other zany characters who make pilgrimages to these sites to visit the artists who have inspired their utmost devotion. Limited one-week engagement. $7-$10. Laemmle's Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 274-6869. http://laemmle.com/.