Calendar: August 26 – September 1


FRI | AUG 26

SHABBAT IN THE PARK

Bring your family and friends, a picnic dinner, and come mingle with the community and all of the 16 congregations and Jewish organizations involved. There will be arts and crafts, a drum circle and Torah talks. The Shabbat service will be followed by live music by the Capa’im Band. 4:30 p.m. activities; 6 p.m. service. Free. RSVP at shabbatinthepark.org. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 451-1179. ” target=”_blank”>falcontheatre.com.

SUN | AUG 28

ANNUAL JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY: DODGERS VS. CUBS

It’s time for a day at the ballpark on the 17th annual Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers take on the Cubs. Join EMET and Young Adults of Los Angeles’ (YALA) Ben-Gurion and Chai societies in their field box for the special game, where Senior Chaplain at Cedars-Sinai Rabbi Jason Weiner will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. All attendees will receive a Hebrew Dodgers T-shirt, made especially for the day. Snacks and beverages will be provided, and attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase kosher hot dogs and other stadium favorites. This is a particularly exciting game for baseball fans as the Cubs are currently in first place in the National League Central, and the Dodgers are in a neck-and-neck race in the National League West. Ticket availability is limited. 1:10 p.m. $50; $35 for members of YALA’s Ben-Gurion or Chai societies. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 761-8054. ” target=”_blank”>adatshalomla.org.

OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION: YOUNG ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Join this roundtable discussion/open forum for Israeli-American families who have young adults (18 years old and older) with special needs. Come hear about the programming the Israeli American Council (IAC) can help to provide. An ETTA professional, a parent and a regional center representative will be on the panel. Hosted by the IAC and ETTA. Coffee and dessert will be served. 7 p.m. Free. IAC Shepher Community Center, 6530 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. (818) 574-1087. ” target=”_blank”>facebook.com/IVANartgallery.

THURS | SEPT 1

MATTHEW SPECKTOR SIGNS & DISCUSSES EVE BABITZ’S “SLOW DAYS, FAST COMPANY”

Novelist and screenwriter Matthew Specktor, who wrote the introduction for this edition of “Slow Days, Fast Company,” will be presenting and signing the book during this evening. There was a time in the 1960s and ’70s when no one was hotter than Eve Babitz; she seduced seemingly everyone who was anyone in Los Angeles. But there was one man who was elusive and so Babitz wrote him a book. “Slow Days, Fast Company” re-creates a Los Angeles of movie stars distraught over their success, socialites on days-long drug binges and soap-opera actors worried that tomorrow’s script will kill them off. In the end, it doesn’t matter whether Babitz ever gets the guy, because she seduces her audience. 7 p.m. Free. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. (310) 659-3110.

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