Calendar: April 29-May 5, 2016
SAT | APRIL 30
FESTIVE SERVICES WITH JEFFREY OHRENSTEIN
Come celebrate the eighth day of Passover as Jeffrey Ohrenstein, chairman of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, shares the remarkable story of how 1,600 Torah scrolls were saved during the Holocaust. The Memorial Scrolls Trust, headquartered in London, is dedicated to the preservation and sharing of these saved Torah scrolls. 10 a.m. Free. Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-6852. ” target=”_blank”>ourhouse-grief.org.
Calling all high-schoolers: Come rappel and enjoy the beautiful outdoors of the Shalom Institute with LA Teen Adventures, a program of Camp JCA Shalom co-funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. No experience needed, just bring a friend and make some new ones. Lunch will be provided. 10 a.m. $36. Bring a friend and get in free! Space is limited. Upon registration, you will get additional information such as waivers and pickup/drop-off locations. Shalom Institute, 34342 Mulholland Highway, Malibu. (818) 889-5500.
SUN | MAY 1
YOM HASHOAH: A DAY OF COMMUNITY LEARNING AND REMEMBRANCE
Come honor the victims of the Shoah by joining the annual day of community remembrance, with special speakers Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Consul General of Israel David Siegel, Memorial Scrolls Trust Chairman Jeffrey Ohrenstein, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Rabbi Sarah Bassin and child survivor Marie Kaufman. Visit the Museum of the Holocaust to see the rescued Czech Torah scrolls (see cover story), paintings by Israeli artist Motke Blum and more. 2 p.m. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in Pan Pacific Park, 100 S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 651-3704. MON | MAY 2
VOICES OF HISTORY: WITNESSES TO WORLD WAR II
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, come hear what two survivors have to say. Albert Rosa saw his family murdered at Auschwitz and escaped Dachau; Walter Bodlander landed on D-Day and joined the liberation of Dachau. 6:30 p.m. Free. Inglewood Main Library, Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall, 101 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood. (310) 412-5380. ” target=”_blank”>wcce.aju.edu.
THUR | MAY 5
“WARSAW YEAR ZERO”
In partnership with the ADL and the Pico Union Project comes “Warsaw Year Zero,” directed by actor Stephen Macht and featuring Michael Durrell, Jeremy Guskin, Lawrence Pressman and Ray Proscia. “Warsaw Year Zero” is composed of materials taken from diaries of the Nazis and their Jewish victims, as well as from newspaper accounts of the Warsaw Uprising. You will hear the words of those involved in the last act of tragedy of the Warsaw Ghetto. 7:30 p.m. Free. RSVP requested. Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. (310) 288-3737.