May 8, 2008
Calendar Girl clicks and picks for May 10-16
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TUE | MAY 13
Marlene Adler Marks was an award-winning Jewish journalist and a vocal feminist. The former Jewish Journal managing editor and columnist lost her battle with lung cancer six years ago, leaving behind a legacy that spurred the Morningstar Commission's Marlene Adler Marks Woman of Inspiration Award. This year, the prestigious award founded by Hadassah, an organization encouraging positive portrayals of Jewish women in the media, is being bestowed upon the zany and brilliant Joan Rivers. In addition to the awards ceremony, sure to be punctuated by Rivers' bright humor and candid remarks, there will be a screening -- part of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival -- of the Jewish Women's Archive film, "Making Trouble." Which is exactly what we Jewish women are here to do! Tue. 7:30 p.m. $12 (in advance), $15 (at the door). Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 712-5400. http://www.lajfilmfest.org.
When a young rabbinic student begins to doubt his commitment to Orthodoxy, his yeshiva professor makes an unlikely suggestion: visit a bordello and purge your curiosity. But the professor's reverse psychology has a blistering effect in "The Holy Land," where the young student unleashed into a society on the fringe falls in love with a Russian prostitute and befriends ragtag Arabs, Christians and Jews, who gather together and plot societal change. The provocative Shalom/Salaam Film Salon, co-sponsored by Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, will be followed by a discussion about its implications for peace and coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians. Tue. 7 p.m. $5. The Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 552-2007. http://www.circlesocal.org.
Don't know how to say no to your child, who is begging for the latest iGadget? Can't decide how many hours of Internet you should allow your tween? Worried that you're putting too much pressure on your high schooler to get into Harvard? Temple Adat Elohim feels your anxiety and has therefore organized a workshop for parents, "How Many Is Too Many? Raising Children in an Affluent Society," to address child-rearing conundrums such as setting appropriate expectations, determining limits, teaching values, short-term fixes vs. long-term goals and how to nurture a child's self-esteem. Facilitating the discussion will be Penni Seller, a doctoral candidate who has more than 26 years of experience counseling families and children. Seller, a mother of two, specializes in child development, classroom management and strategies, and parental concerns. Tue. 7 p.m. Free. Temple Adat Elohim, Social Hall, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-7101.
WED | MAY 14
Scene from Ushpin
Partake in the celebration of Israel's 60th Independence Day without leaving the air-conditioned comfort of your living room. The Sundance Channel is marking this anniversary with a full lineup of Israeli programming. Starting at 2 p.m., four films delving into various aspects of Israeli culture will be screened: Yoav Shamir's "5 Days" is about the emotional disengagement from Gaza in 2005; "Ushpizin" is Gidi Dar's warmly received comedy about an Orthodox couple who open their home to some unusual visitors; Tomer Heymann's documentary, "Paper Dolls," takes a sensitive look at Filipino immigrants working as caretakers of elderly Israelis and performing as a transgender drag troupe in their spare time. Rounding out the list is the award-winning documentary, "A Hebrew Lesson," about five immigrants in Tel Aviv whose paths intersect in a Hebrew-language class. Wed. 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Sundance Channel. http://www.sundancechannel.com/schedule.