April 23, 2013
Lag B’Omer Calendar 2013
SATUDAY, APRIL 27-SUNDAY, APRIL 28
LAG B’OMER EVENTS
LGBT-friendly congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim hosts its inaugural Lag B’Omer celebration with singing around the fire pit at its new campus. Sat. 7-9 p.m. Free. Beth Chayim Chadashim, 6090 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 931-7023. bcc-la.org.
Moishe House celebrates the holiday with a massive bonfire at Huntington City Beach. Fun, s’mores and singing included. Bring your guitars, drums ukuleles and whatever else. Sat. 7 p.m. Free. Huntington City Beach, 101 Pacific Cast Highway, Huntington Beach. (510) 452-3800. moishehouse.org.
Valley Ruach’s young professionals host a Lag B’Omer BBQ Bonanza, including Havdalah, games and a kosher barbecue with beer, hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie options. Sat. 7 p.m. Free ($5 suggested donation). Community member’s home in the Valley (RSVP for location). (818) 835-2139. valleyruach.org.
Adat Ari El hosts a dinner, activities and a fire-and-drums dance performance. Sun. 4-8 p.m. $18 (adults), $10 (children). North Weddington Park, 10844 Acama Drive, Studio City. (818) 766-9426. adatariel.org.
Bend the Arc and the Jeremiah Alumni Association team up with the Shulamit Gallery to host an evening exploring the Jewish tradition for counting the omer. In sprit of the holiday, join them for art and learning around a rooftop terrace fire pit. Sun. 5-7:30 p.m. Free (RSVP requested at firstname.lastname@example.org). Shulamit Gallery, 17 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 281-0961. shulamitgallery.com.
Progressive congregation Nashuva holds a mystical night of celebration and bonfires by the sea, complete with a drum circle. Attendees start with drumming and a picnic, followed by a bonfire and a hot dogs and marshmallow roast. All ages welcome. Sun. 7 p.m. Free. Dockweiler State Beach, between lifeguard stations 52 and 53, Playa Del Rey. nashuva.com.
The Lag B’omer Day of Jewish Unity concert, parade and fair features special guest star Dudu Fisher, the Cheder Menachem Boys Choir, marching bands, clowns and jugglers, colorful floats, rides, game booths, a petting zoo, kosher food stands, a Hollywood stuntman and circus performer and more. Sun. 10:30 a.m. (concert), 11:30 a.m. (parade), 12:45-6 p.m. (fair). Pico Boulevard (Between Doheny and Wetherly). (424) 242-2239. lagbomerla.blogspot.com.