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  • Sinai Temple’s Atid Launches Video Campaign to Attract Young Crowd

    By Nicole Behnam

    April 14, 2014 | 1:05 pm

    In a world that depends on flyers, brochures, and similar promotional devices to garner attention for events, Sinai Temple’s Atid decided to step up their approach. Based on the popularity in recent years of Jewish-themed parody songs, Atid has launched a video marketing campaign...

  • Uncomfortable seder table talk

    April 9, 2014 | 12:22 pm

    We had just closed our haggadahs to begin the dinner portion of the Passover seder when the conversation abruptly, yet not surprisingly, turned to my singlehood.

    There is a curiosity to some about a single, childless woman in her early 40s, and a guest at the table, a married...

  • EVENT: Hot & Holy — A provocative discussion on sex and spirituality

    November 4, 2013 | 10:06 am

    A provocative discussion on sex and spirituality. Whether you are single, married, have a great sex life, or want one — join the conversation as we talk about what sex means to a relationship and how it is reflected in our faith.

    Moderated by Ilana Angel, panelists are Rabbi Ed...

  • An open letter to our Olim

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 28, 2013 | 12:53 pm

    Summer in Israel is a time of reflection. In summer time, many of us fly away to our desired destinations overseas while the rest sit in front of their television, carefully considering every departure from the air-condition. It doesn't matter what group you are part of, you will...

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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. 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...
  • Singles sniff out other singles at JDate’s ‘Must Love Dogs’ event

    by Caroline Lowy

    July 26, 2013 | 11:07 am

    At JDate's 'Must Love Dogs' event, singles brought their most trusted companion to assist them in life's ultimate challenge: finding a date.  

    SCOREBOARD

    Dogs: 1
    First encounter awkwardness between strangers: 0

    Be sure to watch these cute creatures interact with each other and maybe find a life partner themselves!

  • 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 6–12

    By Laura Donney

    July 2, 2013 | 11:06 am

    SUN JULY 7

    KLEZMER JUICE

    Join Gustavo Bulgach as he leads his band in a unique exploration of gypsy jazz, old European street songs and Jewish folk music. Representing a new generation of musicians reviving some ancient rhythmic traditions, Klezmer Juice will make noise that...

  • 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 8–14

    By Ryan Torok

    June 7, 2013 | 2:39 pm

    SAT JUNE 8 

    “AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL” 

    Fresh from the killing fields of the Vietnam War, American hippie Mike lands in Israel clad in dirty jeans, beads and a crude rabbit-fur vest in writer-director Amos Sefer’s early-’70s cult film. Murderous mimes, bloodthirsty sharks,...

  • 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...

  • Becca M.

    February 13, 2013 | 7:48 am

    Becca is a close friend. My daughter, Sydney, saw me hug her hello one day and said, “Becca’s your best friend.” I felt a little pushed into it, but maybe she’s right. We’re BFFs — best friends forever.  And Sydney knew before we did.

    Becca’s the kind of girl guys love to hang...

  • Elyse G.

    February 6, 2013 | 11:17 am

    Elyse, 43, is a freelancer for this magazine — but that doesn’t mean she was coerced into being interviewed for My Single Peeps. At least as far as I know. I’ve never met a single person at the office. I write from home. Maybe it’s a tyrannical organization. All I know is she...

  • The Bachelor Double Blog

    By Ilana Angel

    February 6, 2013 | 8:07 am

    I have been complaining for a very long time that this show does not need to be 2 hours long each week.  It is simply painful to sit through so much crap, and blogging it is near impossible.  It is only through the constant support of my friend Merlot that I am able to do it.  This...

  • The Bachelor Week 4 Recap

    By Ilana Angel

    January 30, 2013 | 4:25 pm

    I look forward to this show as much as I dread it.  Two hours a week of this garbage is a lot to ask of us for ten minutes of fake romance at the end.  We are down to thirteen women, and with only two or three worth dating, there is a lot of wasted time as we watch women who have...

  • Ruth M.

    January 30, 2013 | 4:06 pm

    Ruth is an attractive, petite woman who’s spent her life working in publishing. She’s from the East Coast and went to college in Syracuse, graduating with a major in advertising and a minor in painting. She worked in New York as an art director for Modern Bride magazine, but moved...

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