September 25, 2018

Calendar: Sept. 11-17



The letters “r-e” begin some of the most powerful words in the English language. Jewish Journal’s senior reporter and columnist Danielle Berrin will start off this morning discussing “Re-start, Re-claim, Re-vive: The Great Spiritual Power of a Prefix.” It is a call to activate, literally meaning “once more,” “afresh” or “anew.” What do we do to reinvent our careers? Reclaim our purpose? Rekindle love? Berrin, who was named top columnist at the 2015 L.A. Press Club’s Southern California Journalism Awards and served as an American Jewish World Service Global Justice Fellow, will share her spiritual journey. Timed for the High Holy Days, which call us to “return” (teshuvah) to who we are meant to be in this world, the program is presented by University Women at the American Jewish University (AJU). University Women also assists future leaders by raising funds for student scholarships and supports AJU libraries. 10 a.m. Free for University Women members; $36 for nonmembers. Includes a light breakfast. American Jewish University Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>



Lorraine Bubar’s new artwork addresses our relationship and connection to “home,” exploring urban settings and an ever-evolving political and social landscape through multilayered, textured and colorful paper formed into intricate shapes. Her painterly influences, her love of Japanese woodblock prints and her connection to the heritage of traditional paper cutting is also evident in this work. As she reflects on the congestion of urban life, her imagery becomes more dense and complex. 5 p.m. Free. TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. (310) 829-9556. SUN | SEPT 13


Join the Chabad of Toluca Lake for a traditional yet gourmet Rosh Hashanah dinner. This delicious kosher meal follows a free, joyful and inspiring High Holy Day service. This will be a night to remember with family and friends. Seats are limited, but everyone is included. There is a playground for children, and luxury accommodations for those who would like to stay overnight. Dinner: $18; $12 for children. RSVP required at THURS | SEPT 17


Come listen to four highly accomplished women from very different professions as they inspire with their stories of adversity on their paths to success. This year’s speakers include Kristi Funk, a surgeon and co-founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center; Anita Mann, Emmy Award-winning choreographer, dancer and producer; Ethel L. McGuire, former FBI special agent and current Los Angeles World Airports assistant police chief for Homeland Security and Intelligence; and Heather Thomson, cast member of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City” and designer of the fashion brand Yummie. Kiki Elrod, former Miss North Carolina and second runner-up to Miss America, will serve as event host. Presented by Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) Women’s Leadership Network (WLN), a nonprofit organization working to help support women in transition by focusing on confidence building, leadership training and networking. The mission of JVS Los Angeles is to help lift people out of poverty and assist them to overcome obstacles to employment. WLN works to assist JVS with efforts such as WoMentoring, a career-mentoring program that matches women in career transition with mentors who are accomplished professionals. 8 a.m., continental breakfast and networking; 9 a.m., program and luncheon. $200. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles.” target=”_blank”>