Calendar: August 5-11, 2016
FRI | AUG 5
“OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE”
In 1936, Adolf Hitler was in power, the Third Reich was hosting the Summer Olympics in Berlin and the racial divide in America was prominent. African-Americans were treated like second-class citizens. This film explores the experiences of 18 African-American Olympians, 16 men and two women, who defied Jim Crow and Hitler to win medals. “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice” uses newsreel material, newspaper articles, photographs, personal interviews and never-before-seen footage, as well as resources from the personal archival collections of Olympians and organizations in the U.S. and Germany. Narrated by Blair Underwood. 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:45 p.m.; $9-$12. Laemmle Monica Film Center, 1332 Second St., Santa Monica. (310) 394-9744. ” target=”_blank”>facebook.com/FIDFYLLA.
SAT | AUG 6
Calling all families to play and pray! Come for a fun, friendly and musical Shabbat service for even the youngest members of your family. They will be able to play on the playground, enjoy the child-focused Shabbat service with Rabbi Jon Hanish and soloist Joel Stein, and more. Socializing with other parents, coffee and challah to follow. New families welcome. 10 a.m. Free with RSVP to (818) 992-1960 or email@example.com. Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 992-1960. ” target=”_blank”>templeakiba.net.
“Exagoge” was built around the first recorded Jewish play that was written in the style of a Greek tragedy by Ezekiel the Poet in the second century B.C.E. Only 269 lines of the original play exist, but those fragments were used to make this full-length theatrical production. Rich in movement, music and poetry, “Exagoge” incorporates classical masks to share the experiences of refugees, immigrants and the disenfranchised from the 19th century to today, highlighting the inclusive nature of the Exodus narrative, as well as the ongoing crises of people fleeing oppression throughout the world. 8 p.m. Free. Show is currently sold out; RSVP to be added to a waitlist. The Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>atidla.com.
SUN | AUG 7
SUMMER SOUNDS: ZETZ KLEzMER ENSEMBLE
Zetz is an energetic and entertaining ensemble whose original and traditional music is rooted in klezmer traditions of Eastern European Jews. However, it also fuses sounds from all around the world. These creative musicians draw upon a range of cultures and sounds: lyrical haunting melodies of the synagogue and folk music, witty Yiddish vaudeville songs, boisterous dances of the Russians and Ukrainians, and Western classical and rock music. As part of the show, Zetz will share fun stories, history and demonstrations related to klezmer music. 4 p.m. Free. Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. (323) 848-6377. MON | AUG 8
SCRIPTING REALITY: A DEEP DIVE INTO NEW JEWISH REPRESENTATION
“Mad Men” producer Victor Levin, “Transparent” consultant Rabbi Susan Goldberg and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ CEO Jay Sanderson will come together for this conversation about Jewish portrayal and representation in media, television and film. The panel will address the growing visibility of Jewish culture in entertainment, as well as the diverse and contemporary portrayal of Jewish community and personal life on TV. It is hosted by Federation’s Young Adults of Los Angeles’ Entertainment and Media Professionals Network, and Federation’s Entertainment Division. 7 p.m. $10; $15 on date of event. Tickets include food and drinks. Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. (323) 761-8054. THURS | AUG 11
“The Stranger” is a 1946 American film noir about a war crimes investigator who tracks a high-ranking Nazi fugitive. It is the first Hollywood film to present documentary footage of the Holocaust. Starring Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young and Orson Welles, who also directed. This screening is a part of the “Holocaust Remembrance Film Series,” a five-week series of screenings about films regarding the Holocaust. There are afternoon and evening screenings with a panel discussion in between. 4 and 8 p.m. screenings; 6:30 panel discussion. Free. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, 100 S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 651-3704.