Calendar: November 6-12, 2015
SAT | NOV 7
LENKA LICHTENBERG & FRAY
Singing in six languages, Lenka Lichtenberg with her band, Fray, moves from expressions of traditional Eastern European and Middle Eastern music to her own contemporary compositions, which combine her European and Jewish roots with North American jazz, Brazilian samba, Indian classical and more. The only child of Holocaust survivors, Lichtenberg escaped the Iron Curtain to make a new life for herself in Canada. 7:30 p.m. $20. Genghis Cohen, 740 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 653-0640. SUN | NOV 8
ISRAEL’S RESPONSE TO ACTS OF TERROR
Micky Rosenfeld, national spokesman to the foreign press for the Israel Police, will discuss the paradox of maintaining vigilance against constant threats while avoiding a climate of fear. He will share Israeli police practices in responding to terrorist attacks and the importance of getting life back to normal after an attack. Rosenfeld is an Israel Defense Forces infantry veteran who also served in Israel’s National Police Counterterrorism Unit for more than a decade. This event is part of the Temple Etz Chaim Men’s Club brunch speaker series and is presented in cooperation with the Anti-Defamation League. 10:30 a.m. $10 (general). $8 (club members). Social Hall at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-6891. MON | NOV 9
“THE OTHER WOMAN”
PLAYdate joins 25 theaters, libraries and colleges nationwide in the simultaneous staged reading of the full-length, one-act play “The Other Woman.” It is adapted from five essays appearing in Victoria Zackheim’s best-selling book “The Other Woman: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love and Betrayal.” Co-producers Cynthia Comsky and Zackheim (who also directs the play) have engaged artistic directors from a variety of styles across the country. Featuring Cathy Lind Hayes, Aviva Layton, Cerris Morgan-Moyer, Robin Riker and Hillary Rollins. Reading followed by coffee and cake. 7:30 p.m. $12 (general); $10 (members). The Ebell of Los Angeles, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 931-1277. ” target=”_blank”>catholicjewishwomenla.org.
WED | NOV 11
“A JUBILEE FOR NOSTRA AETATE”: PART 2
The second part of this event is the 39th annual all-day Catholic-Jewish Women’s Conference and will focus on the topic “From Estrangement to Sisterhood — Walking Forward Together,” featuring Loyola Marymount University professors Holli Levitsky, chairwoman of the Jewish studies program, and Susan Abraham, assistant professor of theological studies. Lunch and discussion groups will follow. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $40. Registration required. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. (818) 222-5288. THUR | NOV 12
“WHY BE JEWISH?”
In a time when synagogue membership and participation is in a decline, being Jewish may not always be easy, but Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple will tell you why it is worth it. In the first of a three-part lecture series organized by Atid and geared toward ages 21-39, Wolpe will explain to the young Jewishcommunity the importance of embracing Jewish identity. 7:30 p.m. $10 (one session), $18 (all three). Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 474-1518. ” target=”_blank”>kol-ami.org.
The event “Navigating the Terrorism Landscape,” featuring Matthew Levitt, Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute’s Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, originally scheduled for Friday Nov. 6 through Sunday Nov. 8 at Sinai Temple, has been canceled.