Calendar: October 14-20
SUN | OCT 16
INTERSECTING ART AND SPIRITUALITY
Take a tour of the spectacular third home of the oldest Jewish congregation in Los Angeles, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, founded in 1862 as Congregation B’nai B’rith. This synagogue — richly ornamented with black marble, gold inlay, fine mosaics, rare woods and beautiful murals, and topped with an immense Byzantine dome — has been home for the vibrant community since 1929 (ground was broken in 1922). 11 a.m. Free. Register at eventbrite.com. Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 388-2401. ” target=”_blank”>jgscv.org.
SUKKOT FALL FESTIVAL
Be a part of the Israeli American Council (IAC) Sukkot fall extravaganza. The wide variety of activities planned includes making apple cider for the kids, as well as delicious kosher food options and fun shows on the main stage. 10 a.m. Free. IAC Shepher Community Center, 6530 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. (818) 451-1179. WED | OCT 19
“POLITICS, RACE, AND PROPAGANDA: THE NAZI OLYMPICS, BERLIN 1936”
Prior to the 1936 Olympic Games, a controversial proposed boycott was hotly debated — especially in the United States — due to the racial discrimination of the Nazi regime. Yet once the International Olympic Committee quelled concerns about the safety of Black athletes in Nazi Germany, most African-American newspapers opposed a boycott. “Politics, Race, and Propaganda: The Nazi Olympics, Berlin 1936” features historic photographs and documents, films, Olympics promotional materials and first-person accounts in telling the stories of athletes who were barred because of their ethnic heritage, those who boycotted the games in protest and the African-Americans who competed and won 14 medals. The exhibition, organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is being presented in Los Angeles for the first time and features a number of key additions, including one of the four gold medals won by American track and field star Jesse Owens. Through Feb. 26, 2017. California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles. (213) 744-7432. ” target=”_blank”>israeliamerican.org.
THURS | OCT 20
“NO ASYLUM: THE UNTOLD CHAPTER OF ANNE FRANK’S STORY”
SANGRIA IN THE SUKKAH
Everyone is welcome to join this family-friendly event during the weeklong holiday of Sukkot. “Sangria in the Sukkot” celebrates the harvest season in Israel, featuring a sangria happy hour and appetizers, as well as drinks, snacks and crafts for children, music, and other engaging activities. The Temple Etz Chaim Community Choir will perform Jewish and Sukkot songs, including a sing-along section. Co-sponsored by the National Jewish Outreach Program in conjunction with the organization’s Sukkot Across America program. 4:30 p.m. Free. Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-6891. ” target=”_blank”>arthistory.ucla.edu.
SPOKEN WORD IN THE SUKKAH
Enjoy an evening of spoken-word poetry and song under the sukkah. Bring a blanket and get comfortable outdoors while hearing from featured artists Tova Ricardo, Josh Healey and the duo of Blake Baldwin and Evan Jiroudek. In the spirit of Sukkot, attendees are welcomed into the Skirball Cultural Center’s sukkah, created by designer Shannon Scrofano and installed on the courtyard behind the main lobby. It will be a gathering place for conversation, communal meals, poetry and music during the weeklong Jewish festival of Sukkot. People of all backgrounds and faiths are invited to come and explore their roots. A selection of harvest treats will be available following the program. Help fight hunger by bringing nonperishable canned goods to be donated to local food banks. 8 p.m. $10; $8 for members; $6 for students. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500.