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Special Calendar: High Holidays services, lectures, meetings

September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

High Holiday Prep
 
"Crash Course in Hebrew for the High Holy Days." University of Judaism Department of Continuing Education. Sept. 17-20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $180. Bel Air. (310) 440-1246.
 
"Three Women Who Influenced the Rosh Hashanah Prayers." "Elul Program: Prepare for the Days of Awe" lecture. Netivot, Women's Torah Study Institute. Sept. 17, 10 a.m. $10 (suggested donation). Beth Jacob Congregation, Los Angeles. (310) 286-2346.
 
Pre-Rosh Hashanah
 
Rabbi Avrohom Czapnik discusses "Laws and Customs of Rosh Hashanah," 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Avrohom Union discusses "Day of Judgement," 8:15 p.m. Jewish Learning Exchange. Sept. 19. Pre-Yom Kippur lecture is Sept. 26, and pre-Sukkot is Oct. 3. Free. Young Israel of Hancock Park, Los Angeles. (323) 857-0923.
 
Selichot 9/16
 
Screening of "The Chosen" with director Jeremy Kagan. Services 7 p.m. Free. Temple Sinai of Glendale. R.S.V.P., (818) 246-8101.
 
Lecture by Alephson Deng, one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan." Followed by musical service with choir. 8 p.m. Free. Congregation B'nai Israel, Tustin. (714) 730-9693.
 
"Freedom Song: An Original Musical." Produced by Beit T'Shuvah, the piece focuses on a family struggling with addiction. Discussion, dessert and musical Selichot service follow. 8 p.m. Valley Beth Shalom, Encino. (818) 788-6000.
 
Al Jolson in "The Jazz Singer." Screening of 1927 film and discussion. Potluck dessert follows. 9:30 p.m. Temple Beth Torah/B'nai Tikvah Congregation, Mar Vista. (310) 645-6262.
 
Special and low-cost services
 
Services With Guest Speakers Rabbi David Ordman and Rabbi Yinon Kalazan. Arachim. Sept. 22-24. Hilton LAX, Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (818) 881-8040.
 
Young Professionals (21-39) Services. ATID, Sinai Temple. Sept. 23-24, and Oct. 2, 10 a.m. Reduced fees for membership: $180 (ages 21-30), $360 (31-35). Includes light buffet break-the-fast with fellow ATID members. Los Angeles. (310) 481-3244.
 
Free services
 
Many Chabad centers offer complimentary services. To find one near you, visit www.chabad.org/holidays/jewishnewyear/calendar_events.asp.
 
Free Services and "Largest Jewish New Years Party." Chai Center. Services: Sept. 22-23 and Oct. 1-2. Party: Sept. 22, 8:30-11 p.m. (follows services). Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills. (310) 391-7995. www.chaicenter.org.
 
Rosh Hashana in Big Bear. Sept. 22 (services and catered dinner), Sept. 23 (services and pot-luck Kiddush). $30 (services), $22 (dinner). B'nai Big Bear. Miller Park in Fawnskin. (909) 866-9556.
 
"Re-Jew-venating" Services. JconnectLA, Isralight and the Israel Foundation. Sept. 23-24, Oct. 1-2. $50. Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, Beverly Hills. R.S.V.P., (310) 441-5024 or jconnectla.com.
 
Non-Traditional Services for Singles and Non-Singles. Jewish Singles Meeting Place. Sept. 22-23, Oct. 1-2. $35. Emerson Unitarian Church, Canoga Park. R.S.V.P., (818) 780-4809.
 
Services with Guest Speaker Dennis Prager. Sept. 23. Nessah Synagogue, Beverly Hills. (310) 273-2400.
 
12-Step Yom Kippur Service and Meeting. All 12-step programs are welcome. Oct. 2, 11a.m. Temple Beth Hillel, Valley Village. (818) 982-2309.
 
Free High Holy Day Tickets for Young Adults (22-30). Sept. 22-23, Oct. 1-2. Temple Kol Tikvah. The Church on the Way, Van Nuys. Tickets must be picked up in person in Woodland Hills. (818) 348-0670.
 
Secular High Holiday Celebrations. Sept. 23 and Oct. 2, 3 p.m. $5-$10. Sholem Community and Workmen's Circle. The Workmen's Circle, Los Angeles. (310) 552-2007.
 
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