Calendar: June 3-9, 2016
SAT | JUNE 4
Comedian and writer Susanna Leonard deviates from the funny stuff in her first solo performance, “Hello Susanna.” Leonard uses the memoirs of her great-aunt to bring her ancestor Anna Ruth Lisser (née Tishler) to life in this performance, in which the character struggles with her identity and religion after leaving her husband and her adopted country of Israel. This preview performance of “Hello Susanna” is part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. 2:30 p.m. $12. Stephanie Feury Theater, 5636 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 463-7378. ” target=”_blank”>hollywoodfringe.org.
UCLA CAMARADES WITH PIANIST NEAL STULBERG
Come enjoy a night of chamber music with pianist Neal Stulberg, presented by the premier instrumental ensemble from UCLA. 8 p.m. $10; $5 for students. Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena. (626) 683-6883. SUN | JUNE 5
LOS ANGELES BREAD FESTIVAL
Make your own matzo and challah at the second annual L.A. Bread Festival. Join chef Sonya Masinovsky as she guides you through the traditions and process of making your own matzo, gather around the community wood-burning oven as it bakes, then dip it into an assortment of horseradish, olive oil and other dips. Afterward, you can bake your own challah. Presented by NuRoots, these events are on the second day of the two-day festival — a celebration of Southern California’s artisanal bread renaissance and an opportunity for the public to experience the best breads of L.A. 10 a.m. Free. Grand Central Market, 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. (213) 624-2378. ” target=”_blank”>israeliamerican.org.
Get ready for summer fun with arts and crafts, waterslides, food, games and much more. Bring friends — and your swimsuit. There will also be an auction for four Park Hopper Disneyland tickets. 11:30 a.m. Free. Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-6891. ” target=”_blank”>bcc-la.org.
MON | JUNE 6
JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORKING
Bring business cards and come schmooze at this meeting of JNET Hollywood, the new chapter of the Jewish business networking organization. Featured speakers include Alex Kwechansky, specialist in business fraud analysis, resolution and prevention, who will speak on “What You Didn’t Know You Needed To Know About Business Fraud,” and Ruth Segal Kay, community outreach representative for Concepts for Living. Her lecture is titled “A Solution for Seniors Who Need Extra Care and Cannot Remain at Home.” No cost for first-time guests. Each attendee will have a chance to give a 30-second introduction on his or her business. Light refreshments will be served. 6:30 p.m. Free. Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. WED | JUNE 8
MUSLIM-JEWISH COMMUNITY IFTAR
Come be a part of one of the largest gatherings of Muslims and Jews in America. Transform the community through the power of relationships by breaking the fast during the sacred Islamic month of Ramadan. Presented by NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change. Dinner is halal certified; kosher meals available upon request. 7 p.m. $40. Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Glazer Campus, 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 388-2401. THUR | JUNE 9
STORIES FROM SINAI: A MOTH-STYLE NIGHT OF STORYTELLING
There is a legend that every single Jewish soul has stood at Sinai and that no matter the path, everyone eventually finds their way back home. In honor of Shavuot, join the American Jewish University Miller Introduction to Judaism Program for a night of powerful storytelling, as Jews by Choice share their personal, hilarious and emotional stories of finding their home as a Jew. This event is supported by NuRoots and co-sponsored by the Jewish Journal, IKAR, ATID (Sinai Temple) and Open Temple. 7 p.m. $18; $15 for Chai Intro Alumni Society. Beit T’Shuvah, 8831 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles.