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  • Aug. 31-Sept 6

    By Laura Donney

    August 28, 2013 | 10:56 am

    SAT AUG 31

    “BETWEEN DARKNESS AND LIGHT”

    For Selichot this year, share in a unique experience of drama, prayer, music and meditation. Theatre Dybbuk, a modern theater group devoted to exploring Jewish myth, folklore and wisdom, joins with clergy to ring in the New Year with a...

  • Aug. 24-30

    By Laura Donney

    August 21, 2013 | 4:55 pm

    SAT AUG 24

    FARED SHAFINURY

    This Iranian-American knows a thing or two about uniting sounds. Along with his Texas-based ensemble, Shafinury creates music that not only denies geography, but also time. He combines Iranian, Indian, Mexican and Texan sounds with modern electronic...

  • Aug. 10-16

    By Laura Donney

    August 7, 2013 | 12:56 pm

    SAT AUG 10

    MOSTLY KOSHER

    Celebrate Jewish culture with Southern California-based klezmer band Mostly Kosher’s bandleader and singer Leeav Sofer and Janice “Rachele the Matchmaker” Mautner Markham on violin. They perform songs and stories from across the globe as part of the...

  • Aug. 3-9

    By Laura Donney

    August 1, 2013 | 10:37 am

    SUN AUG 4

    “WHAT MAKES A JEWISH MOVIE?”
     
    It’s the question on everybody’s mind — well, at least ours. Presented in association with the exhibition “Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic,” the program features Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan and Vincent Brook, media...
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  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: July 27-Aug. 2

    By Laura Donney

    July 24, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    SAT JULY 27

    “AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO”

    The Marx man is back. Almost. Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante re-creates his PBS portrayal of the famous comedian. The evening will include some of the best Groucho anecdotes and songs, like “Hooray for Captain...

  • July 20–26

    By Laura Donney

    July 17, 2013 | 11:30 am

    SAT JULY 20

    LOVEFEST

    Isn’t February just too far away? Valentine’s Day comes early courtesy of East Side Jews, Jewlicious and Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Celebrate Tu b’Av, the Jewish Day of Love, and say hello to the first night of the rest of your life. With food trucks, a...

  • July 13-19

    By Laura Donney

    July 10, 2013 | 12:21 pm

    SAT JULY 13

    “SONGFEST SINGS AMERICA: CELEBRATING LEONARD BERNSTEIN”

    Celebrating America’s great composer, SongFest 2013 partners with Grand Performances to present a concert, the centerpiece of which will be the unpublished “Songfest: A Cycle of American Poems for Six Singers...

  • June 29 – July 5

    By Ryan Torok

    June 26, 2013 | 11:52 am

    SAT JUNE 29

    “THE ATTACK”

    In Lebanese writer-director Ziad Doueiri’s latest drama, Israeli Arab surgeon Amin has his picture-perfect life in Tel Aviv turned upside down when police inform him that his wife was killed in a suicide bombing at a restaurant — and they believe she...

  • June 15-21

    By Ryan Torok

    June 13, 2013 | 4:36 pm

    SUN JUNE 16

    GELLER FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

    American Jewish University’s inaugural arts festival begins with an evening of contemporary dance with BODYTRAFFIC and the L.A. Dance Project, directed by Benjamin Millepied, a choreographer best known for his work on “Black Swan.” The...

  • June 1-7

    By Ryan Torok

    May 31, 2013 | 10:44 am

    SAT JUNE 1 

    LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 

    More than 20 dramas, documentaries, comedies, foreign language films and shorts will be shown at seven venues from Thousand Oaks to Beverly Hills. Highlights at the eighth annual L.A. Jewish Film Festival include tonight’s...

  • May 25–31

    By Ryan Torok

    May 22, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    SAT MAY 25

    “OH, MOTHER!”

    Jewish Women’s Theatre sets the record straight about Jewish mothers in this new salon show featuring stories, poems, memoirs and songs. Performers include Shelly Goldstein, Annie Korzen and Monica Piper. Dessert reception and post-show Q-and-A...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: May 4-10, 2013

    By Ryan Torok

    May 1, 2013 | 11:37 am

    FRIDAY-SUNDAY

    BIG SUNDAY WEEKEND

    America’s largest community service festival, which started in 1999 as Temple Israel of Hollywood Mitzvah Day, attracts nearly 50,000 people from every neighborhood, race, religion, ethnicity and socioeconomic group to hundreds of projects in...

  • April 20–26

    By Ryan Torok

    April 17, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    SAT APRIL 20 

    LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS 

    The 18th annual Festival of Books features more than 100 panels, stage presentations, music and children’s programs. Authors include Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), singer Lisa Loeb, chef Susan Feniger and Journal contributors...

  • April 13-19

    By Ryan Torok

    April 10, 2013 | 5:49 am

    SAT APRIL 13

    UNITE 

    L.A. young adult groups celebrate Israel’s 65th Independence Day. This blue-and-white party (dress accordingly) at Hollywood club Lure features spinning by DJ Aviel, live performance art and drumming, drinks and kosher catering. 21 and older. Sat. 8:30 p.m....

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: April 6-13, 2013 [YOM HASHOAH CALENDAR]

    By Ryan Torok

    April 3, 2013 | 8:30 am

    SUN APRIL 7

    SHESHBESH 

    This Arab-Jewish ensemble, composed of three members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and four musicians from Israel’s Arab community, performs a concert for peace in honor of Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel’s 65th birthday. Sun. 4-6 p.m. Free. Wilshire...

  • March 30-April 5

    By Ryan Torok

    March 28, 2013 | 3:53 am

    SAT MARCH 30

    LIONEL ROLFE AND JULIA STEIN

    Former editor of the B’nai B’rith Messenger, Rolfe reads select passages from his new picaresque memoir, “The Misadventures of Ari Mendelsohn: A Mostly True Memoir of California Journalism,” which follows the sexual and political...

  • March 23-29

    By Ryan Torok

    March 20, 2013 | 6:52 am

    SAT MARCH 23

    “SELECTED SHORTS 2013: PASSIONS AND PURSUITS”

    The popular public-radio series is back with live performances, featuring actors from stage and screen — including Leonard Nimoy, Josh Radnor and Parker Posey — reading classic and new short fiction about the pleasures...

  • March 16-22

    By Ryan Torok

    March 13, 2013 | 4:10 am

    Looking for Passover events? Check out our Passover calendar.


    SAT MARCH 16

    “LOVE FROM JEWISH KITCHENS”

    Storyteller Karen Golden takes a food-centric journey through the holidays with a buffet of traditional and original stories that highlight how recipes bond generations. A...

  • March 9-15

    By Ryan Torok

    March 6, 2013 | 5:11 am

    SUN MARCH 10

    “ISRAEL IN 3-D”

    Explore multiple dimensions of Israel with Arieh Saposnik, director of UCLA’s Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, UCLA political science professor Steven Spiegel, visiting scholars and others during this One-Day University program at UCLA....

  • Mar. 2-8

    By Ryan Torok

    February 27, 2013 | 6:55 am

    SUN MARCH 3

    PETER YARROW

    One-third of the legendary Peter, Paul & Mary, the folk icon and political activist has reinvented himself by authoring children’s books that draw on egalitarian themes. His latest book, “I’m in Love With a Big Blue Frog,” celebrates diversity,...

  • Feb. 23-Mar. 1

    By Ryan Torok

    February 20, 2013 | 8:13 am

    SAT FEB 23

    PURIM (Saturday through March 3)

    From the San Fernando Valley to Hollywood, West Los Angeles to the Eastside, synagogues and organizations celebrate one of the year’s liveliest holidays, which begins Saturday night. Highlights include Nashuva’s megillah rock...

  • Feb. 16-22

    By Ryan Torok

    February 13, 2013 | 2:24 pm

    WED FEB 20

    “INTERSECTING PATHS: ART AND HEALING”  

    Twelve artists explore personal spiritual healing in the works on display in this new exhibition. Among them is photographer Bill Aron, known for his poetic images of Jews in America and abroad and whose cancer diagnosis led...

  • Dec. 15-21

    By Ryan Torok

    December 12, 2012 | 10:06 am

    SAT DEC 15

    “Voices and Visions” 

    Connecting Jewish thought, art and people, this exhibition at the Skirball features artworks that pair contemporary Jewish artists with past and present Jewish thinkers, including Hillel, Maimonides and Susan Sontag. The project aims to inspire...

  • Oct. 27–Nov 2, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    October 24, 2012 | 11:43 am

    SAT OCT 27

    “Seeds of Resiliency”

    Documentarian Susan Polis Schutz’s new film introduces us to 12 diverse people who have survived tragedies and challenges by having hope and helping others, including a Holocaust survivor who believes that “the worst can bring out the best in...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Oct. 20-26, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    October 17, 2012 | 11:47 am

    SAT OCT 20

    “Six Million and One”

    When Israeli documentary filmmaker David Fisher discovers the memoir of his late father, a Holocaust survivor who was interned in Gusen and Gunskirchen, Austria, Fisher decides to retrace his father’s footsteps. Realizing it’s unbearable to be...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Oct. 13-19, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    October 10, 2012 | 9:44 am

    SUN OCT 14

     

    11th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days

    Dedicated to the life and memory of journalist Daniel Pearl, this October music month features concerts across the globe, including today’s performance of “Songs of Salomone Rossi: Harmony for Humanity” by Tesserae at...

  • Oct. 6-12

    By Ryan Torok

    October 3, 2012 | 10:59 am

    [SUN OCT 7]

     

    Gloria Steinem: “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Votes”

    Feminist icon Gloria Steinem discusses reproductive rights and their importance in the upcoming presidential election. While this free event is open to the public, seating is limited. RSVP to...

  • Fall Preview 2012: Calendar

    By Ryan Torok

    September 10, 2012 | 3:06 pm

    FRI SEPT 14

    “THE BOOK OF MORMON”

    The Broadway debut of “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone satirizes organized religion in lewd, crude — and musical — fashion. The story of two mismatched Mormon missionaries who are sent to Africa to proselytize pagans was deemed...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Sep. 1-7, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    August 29, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    SAT | SEPT 1

    NEIL COMESS-DANIELS
    A folksy singer-songwriter (and rabbi of congregation Beth Shir Shalom), Daniels appears live at the Skirball to perform children’s music that carries a universal message. Come dance and sing along in Skirball’s scenic outdoor amphitheater. All...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Aug. 25-31, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    August 22, 2012 | 11:14 am

    SUN | AUG 26

    “CHAILIGHTS”
    The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony celebrates its 18th, or Chai, anniversary at the Ford Amphitheatre. The event features the orchestral ensemble performing fiery Spanish sonorities, dark laments, riotous folk and much more. The Aug. 26 concert marks the...

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