Calendar: June 27 – July 3
FRI | JUNE 26
“CULTURE LAB: SACRIFICE”
This interactive, mixed-media art installation and performance piece asks the important question, “What sacrifices have you made in order to be where you are today?” Presented by the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center, the ongoing interdisciplinary Culture Lab arts program promotes a new, collaborative art experience, provoking conversations grounded in Jewish tradition about arts and culture. The current group of artists includes visual artist Yaron Dotan; choreographer and performer Kai Hazelwood; mixed-media artist Ashira Siegel; and choreographer, performer and community activist Christine Suarez. Rabbi Ronit Tsadok will be the Jewish scholar for “Sacrifice.” 7 p.m. Free ($10 suggested donation). Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 663-2255. SUN | JUNE 28
YOGA CLUSTER: BEACH YOGA
Find your bliss with Young Adults of Los Angeles during an instructor-led yoga class on the beach. Bring a towel or mat and some sun protection and get ready for an hour of total mind and body relaxation. Following the class, participants will go to the farmers market to find a delicious lunch for a picnic. 10:30 a.m. $15. Lifeguard Station 29, Marine Street, Santa Monica. (323) 761-8054. ” target=”_blank”>bcc-la.org.
“STEWARDS OF MEMORY: A NARRATIVE WORKSHOP OF 3G”
Learn the art of storytelling through spoken word, film and memoir at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) during its storytelling workshop. The afternoon begins with an introduction from 3G @ LAMOTH, a community of grandchildren of Holocaust survivors that help guide the future of Holocaust remembrance and education. Award-winning filmmaker Sylvia Saether will discuss her film “King of Norway” during the “Film & Identity” panel. The “Art of Memoir” panel features Leslie Gilbert-Lurie and her mother, Rita Lurie, as they present their memoir, “Bending Toward the Sun,” about three generations of women understanding their family’s survival during the Holocaust. 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Free. Registration required. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 100 S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 651-3704. email@example.com.
“ESCAPE FROM NAZI GERMANY: MY FAMILY’S STORY”
Educator and poet David Meyerhof will tell the story of how his parents and grandparents escaped from Nazi Germany and survived the Holocaust. Meyerhof’s father and grandfather also wrote poetry, and his grandfather Otto, considered the “father of biochemistry,” won the Nobel Prize in 1922 for discovering how sugar is converted into energy once consumed by the body. Meyerhof will also present poetry from his book “Look Beyond,” based on his parents. 7:30 p.m. Free. Temple Emanu El, 1302 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. (818) 261-2060. firstname.lastname@example.org
THU | JUNE 2
A SPECIAL EVENING WITH MICHAEL B. OREN
Following a sold-out event with Jewish Journal President David Suissa at the Museum of Tolerance the previous evening, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. and best-selling author Michael B. Oren will discuss his new book, “Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide,” offering his insights into some of the most significant political summits of recent years. Oren witnessed firsthand the complexities of the cultural, interpersonal and historical ties that bind Israel and the United States, even in times of conflict. A current member of the Knesset, Oren will have lots to share. 7 p.m. Free. Registration required. Richard Nixon Foundation, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. (714) 993-5075.