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  • Calendar: Week of January 29 - February 4

    By Amanda Epstein

    2 weeks ago

    SAT | JAN 30

    “ETTY HILLESUM: A VOICE OUTSIDE THE CAMP”

    Based on the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, this surrealistic drama celebrates the self-sacrifice of a surprisingly contemporary and liberated woman searching for a deeper truth. Hillesum is a Jewish woman living in...

  • Calendar: January 22-28

    By Amanda Epstein

    3 weeks ago

    SAT | JAN 23

    HELEN SLATER PERFORMS “THE UGLY DUCKLING”

    Actress Helen Slater’s career has included film (“Supergirl”), television (“Mad Men”), music and stage. Come enjoy a performance of her album, “The Ugly Duckling,” a retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale....

  • Calendar: January 15-21

    By Amanda Epstein

    January 13, 2016 | 9:53 am

    FRI | JAN 15

    VOICES OF FREEDOM: A MULTIFAITH SHABBAT SERVICE

    Christian, Muslim or Jewish … it doesn’t matter here. Everyone is welcome to join in honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Rejoice in prayer, music, mutual respect and peace. The speaker will be the Rev....

  • Calendar January 8-14

    By Amanda Epstein

    January 8, 2016 | 8:49 am

    FRI | JAN 8

    EMANUEL AX

    Pianist Emanuel Ax marks his 40th anniversary performing with the L.A. Philharmonic with this return for the introspective and compelling concerto-in-one-movement by Franck, “Symphonic Variations.” French works by Berlioz (“Le corsair”) and Boulez...

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  • Calendar: January 1-7, 2016

    By Amanda Epstein

    December 30, 2015 | 9:24 am

    SAT | JAN 2

    “ANOTHER ANTIGONE”

    This modern-day twist on the Greek tragedy “Antigone” tells the story of a gifted Jewish college senior who submits a play to the professor of her Greek Theater course in lieu of a formal paper. He refuses to accept it and threatens to fail her,...

  • Calendar December 18-31, 2015

    By Amanda Epstein

    December 16, 2015 | 8:58 am

    SAT | DEC 19

    JEFF GOLDBLUM AND THE MILDRED SNITZER ORCHESTRA

    Jeff Goldblum is known for his accomplished acting career, but this weekend he is bringing his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, to The Wallis. The multi-talented Goldblum, who has been playing piano since...

  • Calendar: December 11-17, 2015

    By Amanda Epstein

    December 9, 2015 | 10:03 am

    FRI | DEC 11

    ROARING ’20s CHANUKAH

    Come with a dairy or vegetarian dish for this potluck dinner. Ahavat Torah will provide latkes, drinks, a silent auction and a night of dancing with Joel Warren’s Rocking Band. Don’t forget your menorah and candles. Admission price includes...

  • Calendar: December 4-10, 2015

    By Amanda Epstein

    December 2, 2015 | 10:19 am

    FRI | DEC 4

    “HE SAID, SHE SAID”

    Jewish Womens Theater joins Valley Beth Shalom’s Neshama minyan for a musical Friday evening service and a performance of “He Said, She Said,” a meditation on the comedy and tragedy of intimacy and relationships.  7:30 pm. Free and open to all....

  • Calendar: November 27 - December 3

    By Amanda Epstein

    November 24, 2015 | 10:16 am

    FRI | NOV 27

    “CENSORED VOICES”

    Winner of the 2015 Ophir Award for Best Documentary, “Censored Voices” has its Los Angeles theatrical premiere. This Israeli documentary presents, for the first time, uncensored recordings of conversations between Israeli soldiers and renowned...

  • Calendar: November 20-26

    By Amanda Epstein

    November 18, 2015 | 9:36 am

    FRI | NOV 20

    MUSICAL KABBALAT SHABBAT

    Join the community for a soulful and spiritual community Shabbat with Lev Tahor, a group of Jewish musicians dedicated to constructing meaningful prayer spaces throughout Los Angeles. Their Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat experience uses...

  • Holiday preview calendar 2015

    By Amanda Epstein

    November 12, 2015 | 2:45 pm

    FRI | NOV 13

    “KARSKI & THE LORDS OF HUMANITY”

    Combining archival footage with animated sequences, the film uses a groundbreaking technique to tell the story of Jan Karski, a hero of the Polish Underground State. He was the first person to reveal to the Western Allied...

  • Calendar: November 13-19, 2015

    By Amanda Epstein

    November 11, 2015 | 10:03 am

    FRI | NOV 13

    LAUNCH OF ABRONSON CENTER FOR JUDAIC ARTS

    The inaugural weekend of Temple Aliyah’s Abronson Center for Judaic Arts will provide a sampling of the programs that will be offered throughout the year, including workshops, auctions, guest lectures and community...

  • Calendar: November 6-12, 2015

    By Amanda Epstein

    November 4, 2015 | 10:52 am

    SAT | NOV 7

    LENKA LICHTENBERG & FRAY 

    Singing in six languages, Lenka Lichtenberg with her band, Fray, moves from expressions of traditional Eastern European and Middle Eastern music to her own contemporary compositions, which combine her European and Jewish roots with North...

  • Calendar: October 30 - November 5, 2015

    By Amanda Epstein

    October 28, 2015 | 11:18 am

    REMEMBERING YITZHAK RABIN

    On Nov. 4, 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated after attending a peace rally. For many outside of the Holy Land, his death meant a loss of hope, but for Israelis, it represented something more complex — it led to increased...

  • Calendar: October 23-29, 2015

    By Amanda Epstein

    October 21, 2015 | 11:31 am

    SAT | OCT 24

    “WIESENTHAL”

    This off-Broadway production tells the true story of Simon Wiesenthal, the Holocaust survivor nicknamed the “Jewish James Bond.” An Austrian writer and Nazi hunter, Wiesenthal devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice....

  • Calendar: October 9-15

    By Amanda Epstein

    October 8, 2015 | 9:26 am

    FRI | OCT 9

    “JULIA MIGENES SINGS KURT WEILL”

    Celebrated mezzo-soprano Julia Migenes is going to pare things down to the bare essentials of voice and piano as she takes the audience on a journey through the music of Kurt Weill, the German composer who was active in the 1920s,...

  • Calendar: September 18-24

    By Amanda Epstein

    September 16, 2015 | 10:12 am

    FRI | SEPT 18

    “PEACE ON YOUR WINGS”

    The new musical “Peace on Your Wings” has an all-youth cast sharing the message “Ichigo ichie,” meaning “Today is the first and last day of your life.” Set in post-World War II Hiroshima, it is inspired by the real-life story of Sadako...

  • Fall preview calendar: 2015

    By Amanda Epstein

    September 8, 2015 | 12:31 pm

    SUN | SEPT 20

    “THE SOUND OF MUSIC”

    One of the world’s most beloved musicals launches its North American tour at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, this extravagant new production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s classic love...

  • Calendar: August 28 - September 3

    By Amanda Epstein

    August 26, 2015 | 9:59 am

    FRI  | AUG 28 

    “SONDHEIM UNSCRIPTED”

    Impro Theatre kicks off the season with what Entertainment Today calls “the most uproarious, side-splitting laughter-till-you-drop show.” “Sondheim UnScripted” is a completely improvised musical in the style of Broadway’s acclaimed artist,...

  • Calendar: August 21-27

    By Amanda Epstein

    August 19, 2015 | 10:20 am

    FRI | AUG 21

    “ISAAC BABEL AND THE BLACK SEA”

    Stella Adler Lab Theatre Company’s workshop production of Tim McNeil’s new play “Isaac Babel and the Black Sea” opens tonight, a fictionalized look at the contradictions, mysteries and beauty of the life of Babel, the famous Soviet...

  • Calendar: August 14-20

    By Amanda Epstein

    August 12, 2015 | 11:14 am

    FRI | AUG 14

    SHABBAT IN THE PARK WITH THE ILIANA ROSE & DAVID ZASLOFF CUBAN JEWISH BAND

    Come unwind after a busy week. The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance, along with several other Valley-based Jewish institutions, invites you to enjoy nature during services under the stars....

  • Calendar August 7-13, 2015

    By Amanda Epstein

    August 5, 2015 | 2:56 pm

    SAT | AUG 8

    WOODY ALLEN’S NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND

    In addition to being an iconic actor, writer, film director and playwright, Woody Allen is a musician. He has always had a passion for music, and for more than 35 years he and his jazz band have been delighting audiences all over...

  • Calendar: July 31 - August 6

    By Amanda Epstein

    July 29, 2015 | 9:58 am

    FRI | JULY 31

    BEVERLY HILLS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

    Get ready for amazing performances by world-renowned soloists and budding new artists as Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills opens its doors for the 12th season of this colorful art experience. Artistic director and festival...

  • Calendar: July 17-23

    By Amanda Epstein

    July 15, 2015 | 11:46 am

    FRI  | JULY 17

    SHABBAT UNDER THE STARS

    Join a group of fun and diverse young Jewish professionals for an evening poolside with an open bar and four-course dinner. Young Jewish Professionals is partnering with Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles to highlight its...

  • Calendar: July 10-16

    By Amanda Epstein

    July 8, 2015 | 10:34 am

    FRI | JULY 10

    “ADAM & EVE AND STEVE”

    Get ready for laughs with the world premiere of this musical farce based on the biblical tale of Adam and Eve  — with a twist. Directed by Ronnie Marmo, who has directed more than 50 stage productions, the story gets a makeover when the...

  • Calendar: July 4 - 10

    By Amanda Epstein

    July 1, 2015 | 11:42 am

    FRI | JULY 3

    “ALL AMERICAN GIRL”

    Award-winning playwright Wendy Graf tells the story of a young girl who transforms from an innocent youth to a radicalized extremist in her new play, directed by Anita Khanzadian. In this one-woman show, set in an era when extremism is a hot...

  • Calendar: June 27 - July 3

    By Amanda Epstein

    June 24, 2015 | 10:23 am

    FRI | JUNE 26

    “CULTURE LAB: SACRIFICE”

    This interactive, mixed-media art installation and performance piece asks the important question, “What sacrifices have you made in order to be where you are today?” Presented by the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center, the...

  • Calendar: June 20-26

    By Laura Donney

    June 17, 2015 | 11:49 am

    SAT | JUNE 20

    ELECTRIC DUSK DRIVE-IN SERIES

    Jewish directors every which way! This super-cool venue’s summer film schedule continues with some of our favorite visionary filmmakers. From “The Big Lebowski” (Coen Brothers) to “E.T.” and “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost...

  • Calendar: June 13-19

    By Laura Donney

    June 10, 2015 | 11:24 am

    SAT | JUNE 13

    RUTH WEISBERG

    Come celebrate this contemporary L.A. artist with her new exhibition, “Reflections Through Time.” Comprising many pieces from her established career, the exhibition includes mixed-media paintings, drawings and lithographs. Weisberg, whose work...

  • Calendar: June 6–June 12

    By Laura Donney

    June 3, 2015 | 5:04 pm

    SAT | JUNE 6

    “ON TIDY ENDINGS”

    Is this grief big enough for the two of us? That’s the issue between a gay man and a straight woman who meet to tie up loose ends after the death of the man they both loved. Set in 1987, Harvey Fierstein’s one-act play, part of his “Safe Sex”...

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