Calendar: March 11-17


FRI | MARCH 11

RELATIONSHIP REVOLUTION 2: POWER OF PERSONALITY

One year and 17 engagements later, Breakthrough Dating is back, kicking off its second weekend program in Los Angeles. Special guest Leonard Carr, an internationally known relationship expert with a deep knowledge of Torah, will speak at several of the weekend’s events. Also present will be Chana Levitan, an educator and marriage therapist who is launching her second book, “That’s Why I Married You.” There will be food, dating workshops and social activities. Co-organized by JConnect and Breakthrough Dating, sponsored by The Alevy Family Foundation. Runs through March 13. Ticket prices vary by event. Pico Shul, 9041 W. Pico Blvd. (310) 910-1285. SAT | MARCH 12

“CITY OF GOLD”

Jonathan Gold’s distinctive writing and adventurous appetites made him the first food critic to win a Pulitzer Prize. The film “City of Gold” captures the process that earned the award for Gold when he was writing for the  LA Weekly. (He currently writes for the Los Angeles Times.) Gold often chooses small, ethnic restaurants in offbeat locales for his reviews, although he covers all types of cuisine. The program is followed by a Q-and-A with Gold, moderated by Rob Eshman, Jewish Journal publisher and editor-in-chief. 7:30 p.m. $18. Landmark Theatre, Westside Pavilion, 10850 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (800) 838-3006. ” target=”_blank”>thewallis.org.

SUN | MARCH 13

“MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME IN ISRAEL” ALIYAH FAIR

Nefesh B’Nefesh is approaching the milestone of having facilitated 50,000 North Americans in making aliyah and will be visiting L.A. to provide those considering the move with important information about the immigration process. The fair, with the theme “Make Yourself at Home in Israel,” will give people a chance to visit with a range of professionals and to learn more about choosing the right neighborhood and community, enrolling children in school, attaining professional licensing, securing health insurance and more. Representatives of The Jewish Agency for Israel will discuss the process for verifying aliyah eligibility and programs to help transition to Israeli life. 10:30 a.m. (retirees), noon (general). Free. Please register at nbn.org.il/makeithome/la-spring-2016-aliyah-fair. InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>conejovalley.walktoendgenocide.org.

HAND IN HAND ALL ABILITIES FAIR

Join Hand in Hand at a community fair for people of all abilities. Cantor Marcelo Gindlin of the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue began the program six years ago, and it’s become a national model, pairing up mainstream kids with kids who have challenges in social situations. The fair will bring the community together to celebrate all of our abilities in a fun, interactive atmosphere. Kids will be partnered to partake in art projects, music activities, bowling, a petting zoo, a sensory wall, chair yoga and more. There will also be live performances, including choirs, Mallory Lewis and Lambchop, and two wheelchair dance companies. Noon. Free. Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue, 24855 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. (310) 456-5078. ” target=”_blank”>greystonemansion.org.

WED | MARCH 16

CREATING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

This day of study focuses on domestic violence in the Jewish community and helping teens and adults create healthy relationships. Learn what to do when a victim discloses, the warning signs of unhealthy relationships, where to turn for help and more. A variety of rabbis and Jewish professionals will be on hand for this event presented by the Board of Rabbis of Southern California of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles/Family Violence Project and Home Shalom. 9:30 a.m. Free. RSVP by March 12. American Jewish University Conference Center, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 761-8600. “>sinaitemple.org.

SUSAN WEISS: HOW THE ISRAELI RABBINATE INFRINGES ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Susan Weiss, executive director of the Jerusalem-based Center for Women’s Justice, will speak about the injustices that occur when the State of Israel defers to the rabbinate in matters of marriage and divorce, religious services and conversion. Weiss is an attorney, anthropologist and sociologist, and has been working to create legal solutions to protect Israeli women for more than 20 years. 7 p.m. Free. RSVP to eventswvs@gmail.com. Westwood Village Synagogue, 1148 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 824-9987. 

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