October 23, 2018

Calendar: November 20-26

FRI | NOV 20


Join the community for a soulful and spiritual community Shabbat with Lev Tahor, a group of Jewish musicians dedicated to constructing meaningful prayer spaces throughout Los Angeles. Their Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat experience uses instrumentation, participatory singing and sacred words to create a celebratory and energetic Shabbat, merging traditional and contemporary music and prayer. Lev Tahor is led by Ariel Root Wolpe, a Jewish songwriter and rabbinical student at American Jewish University, with musicians Brock Pollock, Noah Yaffe and Jon Mitchell. 7:30 p.m. Free. Paskow Sanctuary at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-6852. SAT | NOV 21


The Jewish Women’s Repertory Company presents an all-female production of “Fiddler on the Roof!” Set in 1905 Russia, Tevye, the father of five daughters, attempts to maintain his Jewish identity and traditions while outside influences infringe upon his family’s life. 8 p.m. $25-$40. For women only! Also playing Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 964-9766. SUN | NOV 22


Take charge of your health and learn about healthy living from the experts. At this second annual L.A. conference, topics include male fertility, vaccinations, fertility preservation, 21st-century shidduchim, diabetes, nutrition and financial advice on paying for fertility treatments. Experts include Drs. Catherine Deugarte, Hindi Posy, Paul Turek, Phillip Werthman and Michael Feinman; Rabbis Gershon Bess and Gideon Weitzman; and loan analyst Batya Ordin. 9:15 a.m. Free. Beth Jacob Congregation, 9030 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 278-1911. ” target=”_blank”>mpac.org.


Alan Morinis, director of the Mussar Institute, will speak about how Mussar, an ancient set of Jewish tools for living, can help us transform our lives by developing and strengthening our inherent character traits. Morinis is the author several books, including “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder,” “Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar” and “With Heart in Mind.” 3 p.m. Free. Temple Sinai of Glendale, 1212 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale. (818) 246-8101. ” target=”_blank”>uclahillel.org.

MON | NOV 23


Open to all faiths, this annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service attracts hundreds of people from all around the Los Angeles region. Come celebrate the common values of friendship, understanding, unity and multiculturalism during this time of giving and thankfulness. Please bring nonperishable food to donate to MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity). This event is sponsored by Temple Ramat Zion, Northridge United Methodist Church, Islamic Center of Northridge and Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. 7 p.m. Free. Reception to follow. Temple Ramat Zion, 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge. (818) 360-1881. WED | NOV 25


Everyone is welcome to join Conejo Valley Interfaith Association’s annual Thanksgiving Service. Adat Elohim’s Cantor David Shukiar has composed and arranged new original pieces that the interfaith choir and Temple Adat Elohim Symphony will debut. Please bring donations to support the Lutheran Social Services Community Care Baby2Baby program. Items needed include diapers, baby formula and food, warm baby blankets, children’s clothing and maternity clothing. Participants are also encouraged to bring a pie, a traditional dessert at the annual services. 7 p.m. Free. Followed by a dessert reception. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-7101.