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  • Oct. 5-Oct. 13

    By Ryan Torok

    October 5, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    Pick of the week: Thursday, October 13

    INDIA.ARIE AND IDAN RAICHEL

    Israel’s Raichel, a renowned world musician, joins Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Arie to perform songs from their new album, “Open Door.” Expect soulful vocals about social unity (in Hebrew and English), and...

  • Sept. 27-Oct. 6

    By Ryan Torok

    September 27, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    Pick of the Week: Sunday, Oct. 2

    WEST HOLLYWOOD BOOK FAIR

    Amy Ephron (“Loose Diamonds”), Hope Edelman (“The Possibility of Everything”), Jackie Collins (“Goddess of Vengeance”) and Lisa See (“Shanghai Girls”) are among the 300 authors and artists appearing at the 10th...

  • Sept. 21-Sept. 30

    By Ryan Torok

    September 21, 2011 | 11:17 am

    Pick of the week: Sunday, Sept. 25

    ILAN RAMON DAY SCHOOL LAUNCH PARTY

    Marking a new beginning for the Agoura Hills Jewish day school, tonight’s party celebrates Heschel West Day School’s re-naming for Israel’s first astronaut — Ilan Ramon Day School. The event features...

  • Sept. 14-Sept. 23

    By Ryan Torok

    September 14, 2011 | 11:43 am

    Pick of the week: Thurs., Sept. 22

    “WITH REGRETS”

    Got regrets? You’re not alone. Join comedian Moshe Kasher as he hosts an evening of confession in advance of the High Holy Days with TIME magazine columnist Joel Stein, television writer Tami Sagher (“How I Met Your Mother”),...

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  • Sept. 7-Sept. 14

    By Ryan Torok

    September 7, 2011 | 11:54 am

    Sunday, Sept. 11 -  9/11: 10 years later

    “BEYOND 9/11: PORTRAITS OF RESILIENCE”
    HBO, in association with Time magazine, debuts this new documentary 10 years to the minute after the first attack on the World Trade Center. The hour-long film features testimonials from U.S. leaders,...

  • Aug. 31-Sept. 9

    By Ryan Torok

    August 31, 2011 | 10:30 am

    PICK: WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7

    “THE MAD 7”

    Unhappy office drone Elliot Green undergoes a transformation — into a lighter, freer, more realized version of himself — after meeting a blind man who sees, a deaf man who hears, a stutterer who’s a great orator along with four other...

  • Aug. 23-Sep. 2

    August 23, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    PICK: SUNDAY, AUG. 28

    “RHYTHM & ROOTS”

    American r&b and soul singer Macy Gray and Israeli singer-songwriter Harel Skaat headline tonight’s Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble benefit concert, which celebrates the connection and diversity of the world’s cultures through music and...

  • Aug. 17-Aug. 26

    By Ryan Torok

    August 17, 2011 | 11:26 am

    WED | AUG 17

    “DOOR OF HANDS”
    The work of Brazilian visual artist Michel Groisman combines visual art, the human body and everyday materials like water, candles and playing cards. In his meditative movement piece, “Door of Hands,” Groisman uses only his hands to create...

  • Aug. 9-Aug. 19

    By Ryan Torok

    August 9, 2011 | 6:29 pm

    TUE | AUG 9

    TISHA B’AV
    Congregations Temple Beth Am, IKAR and B’nai David-Judea commemorate the destructions of the First and Second Temples of Jerusalem. After Minha, Rabbis Aaron Kligfeld (Beth Am), Sharon Brous (IKAR) and Yosef Kanefsky (B’nai David-Judea) lead a session of...

  • Aug. 3-Aug. 12

    By Ryan Torok

    August 2, 2011 | 5:36 pm

    WED | AUG 3

    “DEFENDING ISRAEL: IMPEACHING THE LIES”
    Citing an increase in delegitimization campaigns against the Jewish state, L.A. civil trial attorney Baruch C. Cohen argues that defending Israel is more important than ever. Tonight’s lecture is presented by CAMERA...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: July 26–August 5

    By Ryan Torok

    July 26, 2011 | 6:38 pm

    TUE | JULY 26

    NICK KROLL & FRIENDS
    You might know him as the incorrigible Rodney Ruxin, a Jewish product-liability attorney, on “The League,” Stu from HBO’s “The Life and Times of Tim,” or El Chupacabra, Reno’s only Latin radio show DJ, on “Reno 911.” Kroll,...

  • June 19-June 29

    By Ryan Torok

    July 19, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    WED | JULY 20

    L.A. GALAXY JEWISH COMMUNITY NIGHT
    Cantor Yonah Kliger of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills sings the national anthem as the L.A. Galaxy faces off against the Columbus Crew. Wed. 7:30 p.m. $36. The Home Depot Center, 18400 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 288-3737....

  • July 13-22

    By Ryan Torok

    July 13, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    WED | JULY 13

    JNET NORTH VALLEY MEETING
    The nonprofit holds a social event for Jewish business people and professionals to network. So, come and eat, chat and make those connections. Guest speakers will be Randy Schwartz and David Stein. Wed. 7-9 p.m. Free. Temple Ahavat Shalom,...

  • July 5-July 15

    By Ryan Torok

    July 5, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    WED | JULY 6

    TORAH ON TAP
    Adat Ari El’s young professionals group, Valley Ruach, hosts its monthly evening of schmoozing, drinking and Torah discussion for people in their 20s and 30s. Wed. 7:30-10 p.m. Free. Private residence in the San Fernando Valley (address e-mailed...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: June 28-July 8, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    June 28, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    TUE | JUNE 28

    NEIL GAIMAN
    The acclaimed author of “Coraline,” “Stardust” and the comic book series “The Sandman” discusses his award-winning fantasy novel “American Gods” with comedian Patton Oswalt. Presigned copies of the newly updated 10th anniversary edition of...

  • June 22-June 30

    By Ryan Torok

    June 21, 2011 | 4:56 pm

    WED | JUNE 22

    JUVENILE PROSTITUTION
    Carissa Phelps, a former child prostitute who turned her life around to become an attorney, speaks as part of a panel discussion with L.A. County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Quigley Groman; Fadwa Assad, program analyst with Children of the Night;...

  • June 14-June 23

    By Ryan Torok

    June 14, 2011 | 5:32 pm

    TUE | JUNE 14

    JEWNFEST
    Organized by the folks who bring you the Jewlicious Festival, this inaugural, two-day concert series features sounds of the rising indie folk-rock revival Tuesday night. Wednesday: high-energy local bands. Artists include soulful singer Hyim, indie songstress...

  • June 7-June 17

    By Ryan Torok

    June 7, 2011 | 5:24 pm

    TUES | JUNE 7

    SHAVUOT
    Synagogues across the city hold marathon learning sessions to celebrate the holiday:


    TEMPLE BETH AM’S COMMUNITY TIKKUN LEYL SHAVUOT
    Jewish texts further the understanding of difficult social issues and current events, including the Arab spring,...

  • June 1-June 10

    By Ryan Torok

    May 31, 2011 | 6:36 pm

    WED | JUNE 1

    “DISSOLUTION”
    Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” inspires director Nina Menkes’ 2010 Israeli art film, which follows a morose young Israeli Jew (Didi Fire) who murders a female pawnbroker. Shot in Yaffo, a predominantly Arab part of Tel Aviv, the...

  • May 17-27, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    May 17, 2011 | 5:23 pm

    LAG B’OMER PICKS FOR SUN | MAY 22

    LAG B’OMER — DAY OF JEWISH UNITY
    Party in Pico-Robertson with Chaim Fogelman, the Cheder Boys Choir, the Platt Brothers and TNT Dunk Squad, followed by a parade with marching bands and floats. Then stay for the fair, including rides, games...

  • May 11-18, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    May 10, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    WED | MAY 11

    “TEEN BULLYING”
    CBS/KCAL news anchor Pat Harvey moderates a discussion on teen bullying with guest speakers Gail Rolf of Friends of Project 10; Daniel Solis of the Gay Straight Alliance Network; Holly Priebe-Diaz, an intervention coordinator with LAUSD; Sara Train...

  • May 3-13, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    May 3, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    TUE | MAY 3

    “PRISONER OF HER PAST”
    Follow Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich as he sets out across the United States and Eastern Europe to uncover why his Holocaust survivor mother believes the world is conspiring to kill her. The documentary explores a little-known...

  • Apr 30–May 6

    By Ryan Torok

    April 26, 2011 | 4:48 pm

    WED | APRIL 27

    “COMMUNICATING COMMEMORATION”
    Oren Meyers, a visiting communications scholar from the University of Haifa, discusses the interrelations between Yom HaShoah broadcasts on Israeli television and radio and the shaping of Israel’s collective memory. Wed. 4-6 p.m....

  • Apr 22-Apr 29, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    April 20, 2011 | 4:58 pm

    FRI | APRIL 22

    PASSOVER, BUT FUNNY: COMEDY FROM UCB JEWS
    Rabbi Oved Kaufman (aka Jake Regal) hosts a special Pesach show featuring some of Upright Citizens Brigade’s best Jewish performers, including Matt Besser, one of UCB’s founding members, Todd Levin, a former writer on...

  • Apr. 13-Apr. 22

    By Ryan Torok

    April 12, 2011 | 9:30 am

    WED | APRIL 13

    “PARENTING WITHOUT THERAPY”
    Comedian Mark Schiff and author and family therapist Mark Brenner host an evening of laughter and learning. Schiff, who toured with Jerry Seinfeld, opens with his razor-sharp wit. Brenner, known as The Family Whisperer, discusses his...

  • Apr. 7-Apr. 15

    By Ryan Torok

    April 5, 2011 | 7:10 pm

    THU | APRIL 7

    “FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION”
    Pamela and Randol Schoenberg host a free community concert featuring liturgical compositions for organ and chorus by composers Arnold Schoenberg and Eric Zeisl. Timed to the bat mitzvah of Dora Schoenberg, Arnold Schoenberg’s...

  • Mar. 30-Apr. 8

    By Ryan Torok

    March 30, 2011 | 10:18 am

    WED | MARCH 30

    COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR
    If you’re looking for work, needing financial assistance or just hoping to network, don’t miss out on this day of workshops on topics like job searches and debtor’s rights; face-to-face meetings with staff from social service and...

  • March 15–25

    By Ryan Torok

    March 15, 2011 | 5:58 pm

    THU | MARCH 17

    “The activist supreme court”
    Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean at the UC Irvine School of Law, is the featured speaker during a colloquium event organized by the Plato Society of UCLA. Q-and-A follows. Thu. 12:45 p.m. (coffee, tea and cookies reception), 1:30 p.m....

  • March 8-March 18, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    March 8, 2011 | 5:46 pm

    THU | MARCH 10

    SORAYA SARAH NAZARIAN
    The sculptor and Nazarian family matriarch presents a 25-year survey of her work, in “Strength Revealed.” The exhibition, curated by Barbara Gilbert, curator emerita of the Skirball Cultural Center, explores Nazarian’s artistic progression...

  • March 1–11

    By Ryan Torok

    March 1, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    TUE | MARCH 1


    ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
    An anniversary concert features maestro Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) performing Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 96 in D major, “Miracle,” and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. The performance marks 50 years...

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