Jewish Journal

July Newsletter: Temecula Wine Tour, Israeli Dancing, Yoga Havadalah and More!

by Sophie Sills

July 2, 2010 | 12:37 pm

Temecula Wine Tour - Sunday, August 1st

You’re invited on our bus trip to the Temecula wine country. We’re visiting three vineyards in idyllic Temecula, southeast of Los Angeles.

Your $25 ticket includes transportation, three tastings, and lunch. This event always sells out fast, so RSVP NOW.

Cafe Ivrit: Conversational Hebrew Series
Eat Israeli food and banter in Hebrew at this event at Nana Restaurant. We’ll enjoy traditional Israeli cuisine and drink while schmoozing in a casual setting. Our favorite Hebrew instructor, Ilana Geffen-Winter, will be there to guide and encourage us. Cafe Ivrit will take place on July 6th, July 21st, August 3rd, and August 17th.

Call for Recipes!
On August 4th, we’re hosting a cooking class at Sur La Table, and the whole menu will be comprised of YOUR recipes.

Want yours featured? Submit up to three of your favorite recipes with a short blurb about why you like them and how it relates to your Jewish identity, experiences or family story to losangeles@birthrightisrael.com.

Israeli Dancing, Wednesday, July 7th, West LA
Tired of doing the same old Hora? Come learn modern Israeli dance moves from David Dassa, known for teaching some of the best high-energy sessions outside of Israel. >> RSVP HERE

Beach Day, Saturday, July 10th, Dockweiler State Beach
Spend a day at the beach playing Matkot (Israeli paddle ball), doing beach clean-up, and sitting by a bonfire. >> LEARN MORE

Havdalah Yoga, Saturday, July 17th, Santa Monica
Reflect and relax with an hour and a half of challenging yoga as the sun sets over the ocean, bidding farewell to another rejuvenating Shabbat. Only $5 to join us. >> BUY TICKETS

Heritage Day at the Dodgers Game, Sunday, July 25th
Need to get your Dodger dog fix? Root for the Dodgers as they play the Mets. Only $10! >> BUY TICKETS

Couples Cooking Class, Monday, July 26th, Santa Monica
Celebrate Tu B’Av (Israeli Valentine’s Day) with your significant other at a hands-on cooking class. You’ll learn the secret of romance through delicious food at Sur La Table. >> BUY TICKETS

Shabbat at the Hollywood Bowl: RENT, Friday, August 6th
The evening begins with a delicious Shabbat picnic in the park across from the Bowl, then we’ll head over to watch the Bowl’s production of this famous musical. >>BUY TICKETS

There’s even more coming up in August!

* Cooking class on Wednesday, August 4th
* Backgammon Tournament on Thursday, August 5th
* Stump the Rabbi with Rabbi Sharon Brous on Tuesday, August 10th.

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Sophie Sills recently relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles after completing an MFA in Creative Writing. Here she teaching English at National University, composes poetry...

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