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composer, SongFest 2013 partners with Grand Performances to present a concert, the centerpiece of which will be the unpublished “Songfest: A Cycle of American Poems for Six Singers...

  • Jan 19–25, 2013

    By Ryan Torok

    January 16, 2013 | 1:39 pm

    SAT JAN 19

    YUVAL RON ENSEMBLE

    Oscar-winning composer Yuval Ron leads “Mystical Music and Dance of the Middle East.” Uniting Arabic, Jewish and Christian performers, the concert, part of the World City series at downtown’s Music Center, features songs of Sufi origin from Turkey,...

  • Nov. 18-21, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    November 16, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    SUN NOV 18

    “How the Sugihara Survivors Reached Japan”

    Akira Kitade, a former Japanese tourism executive, examines a little-known aspect of Japanese-Jewish history. Diplomat Chiune Sugihara, known as the Japanese Schindler, risked his career to save approximately 6,000 Jews...

  • Nov. 10-16

    By Ryan Torok

    November 8, 2012 | 1:39 pm

    SAT NOV 10

    “The Unbreakable Project”

    Artist and former Israel Defense Forces soldier Tomer Perez’s new exhibition features installations depicting terrorist attacks, scenes from the battleground, life-size soldier artworks created from metallic remains such as shrapnel and...

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  • Sept. 29 - Oct. 5

    By Ryan Torok

    September 27, 2012 | 10:03 am

    [SAT SEPT 29]

    MUSEUM DAY LIVE!

    Smithsonian magazine hosts a free day at participating museums, including the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, The Grammy Museum, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Autry National Center. Zimmer...

  • July 28 - August 2, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    July 25, 2012 | 10:49 am

    SAT | JULY 28

    “SACRED/SAUCY”
    Tonight’s tasty and spiritual shindig features a taco truck, beer, stories and Havdalah. Afterward, a talented local lineup of queer and ally poets, musicians and storytellers perform. Organized by East Side Jews, the Jewish Federation’s Young...

  • July 21-27, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    July 18, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    SAT | JULY 21

    “THE MERCHANT OF VENICE WITH MUSIC: SOMETHING OF SILVER”
    “Hath not a Jew eyes?” Shylock pleads, reminding listeners that all people are equally human. The City of West Hollywood and Classical Theatre Lab present a family-friendly, contemporary musical version of...

  • July 14-19, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    July 11, 2012 | 11:28 am

    SUN | JULY 15
    DODGERS JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY
    Matisyahu opens the 13th annual Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium with a pre-game concert on the field. After, enjoy a kosher nosh as you watch the boys in blue (and white) take on the San Diego Padres. Each ticket includes an...

  • June 30 - July 6

    By Ryan Torok

    June 27, 2012 | 12:43 pm

    SAT | JUNE 30

    “OY”

    When Jewish sisters Selma and Jenny agree to discuss their Holocaust experiences with the younger generation of Osnabrück, the German city of their youth, they’re flooded by emotions and memories. Back home in Paris, the 80-something sisters open up about...

  • May 19-25

    By Ryan Torok

    May 15, 2012 | 6:26 pm

    SAT | MAY 19

    “A HAPPY END”
    Days after the election that brings Hitler to power, a Jewish couple — an acclaimed physicist and his unfaithful wife — contemplate whether to seek an unknown future outside of Germany or stay put in Berlin. Written by playwright Iddo Netanyahu,...

  • May 5-11

    By Ryan Torok

    May 2, 2012 | 11:23 am

    For a list of Lag b’Omer events, visit jewishjournal.com/lag_bomer.

    Pick of the Week: SUN., MAY 6

    GOOD DEEDS DAY
    Volunteers are needed to participate at community service projects, including gardening, feeding animals and painting at the Shalom Institute in Malibu; feeding the...

  • April 21-25

    By Ryan Torok

    April 18, 2012 | 11:26 am

    SAT | APRIL 21

    EARTH DAY HIKE
    Spend Earth Day connecting wilderness, spiritual practice and Judaism on a TorahTrek hike intended for fit and active adults seeking awe-inspiring wilderness adventures. This 4.2-mile trip to Escondido Falls, a 150-foot multitiered waterfall near...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Apr. 7-13, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    April 4, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    SAT | APRIL 7

    “JACOB AND JACK”
    For television actor Jack Shore and his Yiddish actor grandfather Jacob Shemerinsky it’s showtime — in parallel dimensions. Preparing for a sold-out tribute to his grandfather, Jack is backstage in his cramped dressing room worrying about his...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Mar. 24-30, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    March 21, 2012 | 1:38 pm

    SAT | MARCH 24

    NOA
    Soulful Yemenite singer Achinoam Nini, aka Noa, has experimented with folk, rock, Arabic pop and more during her 20-year career. Tonight, she performs classic Israeli songs, such as “Hayu Leilot” “Mayim Rabim” and “Ruach Stav,” from her latest release,...

  • Mar. 9-15

    By Ryan Torok

    March 8, 2012 | 10:31 am

    SAT | MARCH 10

    “SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT ...”
    He’s been a starship captain, a hard-boiled cop and high-powered attorney. William Shatner’s career and his willingness to poke fun at himself has culminated in this one-man show, which just wrapped on Broadway....

  • Feb. 18–24

    By Ryan Torok

    February 16, 2012 | 1:24 pm

    PICK OF THE WEEK:
    Tue., Feb. 21

    BERMAN-SHERMAN DEBATE
    Incumbents Rep. Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) are competing in a much-publicized — and expensive — race to represent the newly redrawn 30th Congressional District in the San Fernando...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: February 3-February

    By Ryan Torok

    February 9, 2012 | 6:48 pm

    Pick of the Week: Sat., Feb. 11

    ANTI-VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY
    Journal bloggers Ilana Angel (Keeping the Faith) and Elliot Steingart (Some Reservations) join singles columnist Seth Menachem (My Single Peeps) and Hollywood Jew scribe Danielle Berrin for an irreverent discussion on...

  • Feb. 1-10

    February 1, 2012 | 6:04 pm

    Pick of the week: Wed., Feb. 8:

    JERRY LEWIS
    The 85-year-old comedy icon signs DVD copies of “The Jazz Singer,” the 1959 television remake that features Lewis as Joey Rabinowitz, a nightclub singer torn between show business and his faith. Wristbands will be distributed at 9...

  • Jan. 26-Feb. 1

    By Ryan Torok

    January 26, 2012 | 5:22 pm

    PICK OF THE WEEK: SUN., JAN.29

    TU B’SHEVAT NATURE FEST
    Grammy-winning band Ozomatli headlines a concert during the New Year for Trees celebration at the Shalom Institute in Malibu. Folk songwriter Billy Jonas, musician Cindy Paley and the MATI Children’s Choir also perform....

  • Jan.14-20

    By Ryan Torok

    January 11, 2012 | 6:39 pm

    SAT | JAN 14

    JACKIE HOFFMAN
    Whether starring in Broadway productions like “Hairspray” or indie fare, such as “The Kvetching Continues,” Hoffman’s wit never fails. In her new solo show, “Jackie Five-Oh,” the veteran actress grieves about aging and pokes fun at the Tony...

  • Jan. 4-13

    By Ryan Torok

    January 4, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    Pick of the Week: Wed., Jan. 11

    “DOLPHIN BOY”
    At the advice of doctors, a bullied Israeli-Arab teenager and his family move to Eilat seeking dolphin-assisted therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. Israeli director Dani Menkin, an alumnus of The Federation’s Master Class,...

  • Dec. 22-Jan. 4

    By Ryan Torok

    December 22, 2011 | 5:13 pm

    For Chanukah events around Los Angeles, click here.

    Pick of the Week: Thurday, December

    WOODY ALLEN’S NEW ORLEANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
    The iconic director’s New Orleans-style jazz ensemble makes a rare appearance in Los Angeles. Allen plays clarinet in this group, which has...

  • Dec. 4-Dec. 9

    December 14, 2011 | 10:40 am

    Pick of the Week: Wednesday, Dec. 21

    LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
    East Side Jews, Reboot and the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center head to Atwater Crossing for an evening of funny stories and deep music on the second night of Chanukah. Performers include former “Saturday Night...

  • Dec. 8-Dec. 16

    December 7, 2011 | 11:48 am

    Pick of the Week: Tuesday, December 13

    ANNIE LEIBOVITZ
    She honed her photography skills on a kibbutz and helped define the look of Rolling Stone magazine, where she worked for 10 years as its chief photographer. One of the most sought-after American portrait photographers, her...

  • Dec. 4-Dec. 9

    By Ryan Torok

    November 29, 2011 | 5:34 pm

    Pick of the Week: Sunday, December 4

    “IMAGINING OUR JEWISH FUTURE”
    Hundreds of rabbis and Jewish scholars participate in discussions, panels, text study and presentations during this “Day of Jewish Learning and Culture.” The event concludes with a concert celebrating the...

  • Nov. 22-Dec. 2

    By Ryan Torok

    November 22, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    Pick of the Week: Tuesday, November 29

    MIRANDA JULY
    While procrastinating on her second screenplay, “The Future,” in 2009, July became obsessed with reading the classified ads in the PennySaver. She set out across Los Angeles to meet with PennySaver sellers, documenting the...

  • Nov. 12-18

    By Ryan Torok

    November 8, 2011 | 7:11 pm

    SAT | NOV 12

    “POETICS AND PLAYS”
    Actor David Greenspan blends two antithetical texts on theater — Aristotle’s “Poetics” and Gertrude Stein’s “Plays”— for an unlikely one-man show. A conversation with Greenspan follows today’s 3 p.m. performance at the Getty...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Nov. 4-10, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    November 1, 2011 | 8:23 pm

    SUN | NOV 6

    MITZVAH DAY
    Jews across the San Fernando and Conejo valleys join together all day Sunday for a common goal — to give back to the community. Mitzvah Day represents an opportunity for the entire family to help others through serving meals, gathering toys, donating blood,...

  • Oct. 19-Oct. 27

    By Ryan Torok

    October 19, 2011 | 1:13 pm

    Pick of the Week: Thursday, October 27

    “WOMEN HOLD UP HALF THE SKY”

    Inspired by the best-selling book “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the Skirball’s new exhibition of...

  • Oct. 15–21

    October 11, 2011 | 7:02 pm

    Pick of the Week: Sunday, October 16

    JEWISH COUNTY FAIR

    Spend Sukkot partying it up with the Shalom Institute in Malibu, home of Camp JCA Shalom, and Craig ’n Co. This all-day, family-friendly bash features live concerts, nature activities and more — all in the name of Jewish...

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