Calendar: November 27 – December 3
FRI | NOV 27
Winner of the 2015 Ophir Award for Best Documentary, “Censored Voices” has its Los Angeles theatrical premiere. This Israeli documentary presents, for the first time, uncensored recordings of conversations between Israeli soldiers and renowned author Amos Oz just after the 1967 Six-Day War, during which Israel took ownership of Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank. The outcome of the Six-Day War is portrayed as a righteous undertaking, but behind the euphoria of a proud new national narrative are some voices with something different to say. The film shows the men, almost 50 years later, hearing the recordings for the first time, and they offer disturbing confessions as they wrestle with the elimination of Palestinians, the dehumanizing nature of war and the echoes of the Holocaust. Directed by Mor Loushy. Laemmle Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 478-0401. Laemmle Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 981-9811. “>laemmle.com.
TUES | DEC 1
WHY ITALIAN JEWS LIKED FASCISM
What did Jews think of fascism in interwar Italy? Most would think they resisted Mussolini and his dictatorship, especially because of his alliance with Hitler, but Shira Klein will share quite the opposite. She argues that Italian Jews rarely opposed Mussolini until 1938, when the fascist government enacted a series of racist laws against them. Klein, an assistant professor of history at Chapman University, draws her arguments from a variety of sources, from memoirs to photographs to songs. Noon. Free. 6275 Bunche Hall, 315 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles. (310) 825-5387. ” target=”_blank”>jewishla.org/mainstage2015.
WED | DEC 2
“FEASTING, FASTING AND EATING DISORDERS IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY”
The Renfrew Center Foundation presents a seminar addressing eating disorders within the Jewish community, examining in particular the frequency of such behavioral disorders among adult Jewish women, and presenting innovative treatment strategies utilizing Jewish rituals and traditions. Speakers include Marjorie C. Feinson, a professional development specialist for the Renfrew Center Foundation and a university professor specializing in women’s mental health, who directed the first community study of disordered eating and domestic abuse among women in Israel. Also participating will be Sarah Bateman, the Renfrew Center’s liaison to the Jewish community, who has been practicing social work for more than 10 years. Dairy breakfast included. 8:45 a.m. $75. JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot, 1740 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. (800) 736-3739. ” target=”_blank”>templeetzchaim.org.
THUR | DEC 3
AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL MEDVED
Michael Medved, nationally syndicated radio host and best-selling author of “The Ten Big Lies About America,” joins the Annual Orthodox Union West Coast Convention. The community is welcome to join the evening focusing on “Leadership in Troubled Times.” 8 p.m. Free. Pre-lecture dinner $35. 5:45 p.m. Dinner reservation required. Beth Jacob Congregation, 9030 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 278-1911.