June 27, 2008
Calendar Girls picks and clicks for June 28 - July 4
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TUE | JULY 1
(ISRAEL @ 60)
David D’or has a truly remarkable voice. The Israeli megastar and countertenor alternates between singing in his rich chest voice and his classically trained powerful alto voice. Named Israel’s “Singer of the Year” in 2001 and having performed all over the world, D’or will be the headliner for the One People, One Soul concert extravaganza, “Spirit of Israel in Los Angeles,” at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The evening, which also includes performances by Inbal Aharon and the Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble, celebrates Israel’s 60th anniversary in grand style with a pre-show cocktail hour and a post-show dessert reception. Tue. 7:15 p.m. (reception). 8:15 p.m. (doors open). $250-$1260. Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. For tickets contact Nessah Educational and Cultural Center, (310) 273-2400 ext. 210 http://www.nessah.org.
WED | JULY 2
The Jewish and African American communities have more in common than they have different. The two historically marginalized minorities banded together during the era of Jim Crow to fight for civil rights and against bigotry and anti-Semitism. In an effort to rekindle this alliance, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism Christian Church in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Long Beach and West Orange County are hosting a program, "An Interesting Look at Anti-Semitism and Bigotry," highlighted by a screening of "From Swastika to Jim Crow," a documentary chronicling the communities' historic bond. An open discussion led by Bishop W. Todd Ervin and ADL Orange County Regional Director Kevin O'Grady will follow the film. Wed. 6:30 p.m. (refreshments), 7 p.m. (program). Free. One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism Christian Church, 700 E. 70th St., Long Beach. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRI | JULY 4
If you've ever attended Temple Emanuel's Shabbat Synaplex, you'll know it is an evening of nonstop activities, prayer and engaging conversation. Kick off your weekend on the first Friday of every month with wine tasting and a selection of delectable cheeses amid other young professionals and temple-goers. Be touched by the musical stylings of Rabbi Jonathan Aaron and Cantor Yonah Kliger in a service presented in both Hebrew and English. Fri. 6:45 p.m. (wine tasting), 7:30 p.m. (Shabbat Unplugged). Free. Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. (310) 288-3737 ext. 232. http://www.tebh.org.
Celia Soudry contributed to this article