Calendar: September 9-15
FRI | SEPT 9
TED AND HEDY ORDEN AND FAMILY FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Bring a potluck dinner and join the community on the roof as the summer winds down. Those whose last name starts with A-L, bring a vegetarian/dairy appetizer to share; last name M-Z, bring a vegetarian/dairy entree to share. Wine, challah and dessert will be provided. Intended for young adults, ages 21-39. 7 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. service; 9 p.m. dessert and wine bar. Free. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 474-1518. ” target=”_blank”>hillcrestarts.com.
SHABBAT IN YEMEN
Join JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa) and Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel and celebrate Shabbat, Yemen style! Come hear about what Jewish life in Yemen is like from Rahav Aharoni and enjoy some authentic Yemeni cuisine. Intended for professionals, ages 21-39. 7:30 p.m. service; 8:30 p.m. dinner. $18 for first 18 people; $30 after pre-sale. Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, 10500 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (415) 626-5062. SAT | SEPT 10
A SALUTE TO WARNER BROS.
This outdoor concert is a perfect end to the summer, whether you bring a picnic or grab some food there. Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Pops will close out their outdoor summer concert series with “A Salute to Warner Bros.,” a showcase of singers and dancers re-creating favorite songs from films adapted from Broadway musicals. Get ready for “The Music Man,” “Gypsy” and “42nd Street,” among others. The orchestra also will perform instrumentals, such as John Williams’ theme from the original “Superman,” and two works by Academy Award-winning composer Harry Warren (composer of “Lullaby of Broadway”). Special guest appearances include songwriter Alan Bergman, winner of three Academy Awards; jazz and swing songbird Allyson Briggs; crooner Todd Murray; and Broadway veteran Jon Peterson, performing “Yankee Doodle.” 5:30 p.m. doors open; 7:30 p.m. performance. $25 and up. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 793-7172. SUN | SEPT 11
MANIFEST DESTINY — ELLIS ISLAND NAMES
Nearly 70 percent of immigrants to the U.S. from 1892 through 1924 came by way of the Ellis Island immigration station. The pressures of this “Great Migration” eventually led to immigration quotas. About 20 percent of processed immigrants ended up on detention/special inquiry sheets. Learn about the changing questions on ship manifest forms. The persistent myth of name changes at Ellis Island will be analyzed and all of the ship name indexes will be introduced. Speaker Joel Weintraub, emeritus professor at Cal State Fullerton, will help you leave with a greater understanding of the power of the manifest as a genealogical research tool. 1:30 p.m. Free. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-7101. firstname.lastname@example.org.
WED | SEPT 14
“AS ABOVE, SO BELOW”
This is Reuven Israel’s first solo presentation in Los Angeles. He will exhibit his new sculptures, which draw from various cultural references (from religious monuments to science fiction). These abstract sculptures activate two spatial planes, with components that anchor to the ground and others that are suspended in the air. Israel was born in Jerusalem in 1978 and received degrees from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. 6 p.m. opening reception. Free. (Through Oct. 28.) Shulamit Nazarian, 17 N. Venice Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 281-0961. ” target=”_blank”>jewishla.org/yala.
THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE 2016 ELECTION
The American Jewish Committee Speaker Series with the Washington Institute presents ambassadors Dennis Ross and James Jeffrey. Ross served for three years in the Obama administration as a special assistant to the president and as senior director for the Central Region at the National Security Council. Jeffrey, the Washington Institute’s Philip Solondz Distinguished Fellow, served as deputy national security adviser in the George W. Bush administration as well as ambassador to Turkey and Iraq. Sponsored by the Baye Foundation in memory of Pearl and Nathan Berkowitz. 7:30 p.m. Free. RSVP to email@example.com. Stephen Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Los Angeles.