Calendar: December 2-8
SUN | DEC 4
GLORIA STEINEM AND JILL SOLOWAY
Join an intimate conversation between Gloria Steinem and Jill Soloway, two extraordinary women who have devoted themselves to changing despair into hope. Steinem — a writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer — includes among her areas of interest the origins of sex and race caste systems, nonviolent conflict resolution, and gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence. Soloway is the creator of the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning show “Transparent.” She also co-founded the community organization East Side Jews and is the author of the memoir “Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants.” Presented by CAP UCLA. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29; $15 for UCLA students; $25 for UCLA faculty and staff. Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>templeetzchaim.org.
Shop early while helping to raise money for Gan Israel Preschool in Tarzana. There will be more than 35 vendors, food, free child care and raffle prizes. 11 a.m. Free. Chabad of Tarzana, 18181 Burbank Blvd., Tarzana. (818) 758-3838.
KIDNEY TRANSPLANT AWARENESS CONCERT
Rachel Silverman Stone from the Milken Community Schools class of 2001 is in need of a kidney transplant. Help raise awareness by attending this concert and learning more about kidney donation and saving a life. Featuring Kol Echad, HaZamir Los Angeles and more. 1 p.m. Free. Robert Margolis Performing Arts Center, 15800 Zeldins Way, Los Angeles. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“THE STEDMAN STORY: MYSTERY, INTRIGUE, ADOPTION AND DNA”
The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) will co-sponsor, with Temple Adat Elohim, a seminar called “The Stedman Story: Mystery, Intrigue, Adoption and DNA: Jewish Genealogy Strategies Unravel a Family Mystery.” This is a real-life story involving deception, bigamy, adoption and DNA. The secretive life of Jesse Oppenheimer, alias John Stedman (1887-1950), was unveiled by using family research techniques. Guest speaker Karen Franklin will discuss the trajectory of research beginning with Stedman’s son, Jon Stedman (1933-2009), whose papers Franklin was hired to organize five years ago. Franklin is the director of family research at the Leo Baeck Institute, chair of the Memorial Museums committee of the International Council of Museums and president of the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards. Guests will learn about the opportunities that DNA testing has been able to provide. 1:30 p.m. Free. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (818) 889-6616. ” target=”_blank”>wbtla.org.
MON | DEC 5
LOS ANGELES JEWISH SYMPHONY EDUCATION OUTREACH CONCERT
The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Education Outreach Program presents “A Patchwork of Cultures: Exploring the Sephardic-Latino Connection,” a free cultural program geared toward helping third-, fourth- and fifth-graders discover the music and cultures of our Spanish ancestors. There will be an “instrument petting zoo,” where children can explore the instruments that make up an orchestra. The concert will feature Cantor Marcelo Gindlin. 11 a.m. Free. Space is limited; RSVP to (818) 646-2844. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino.
YULA GIRLS COMEDY NIGHT
Prepare for a night of food, drinks and many laughs. Special guests include Greg Hahn, Jimmy Brogan, Dwight Slade and Cathy Ladman. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the show at 6:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. show. $100. YULA Girls High School, 1619 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 203-0755. TUES | DEC 6
BOUTIQUE ON THE BOULEVARD
Socialize while shopping from the city’s hottest vendors. Merchandise includes clothing for women and children, jewelry, housewares, toys and more. There also will be a bake sale. A portion of each sale will go to Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s school programs and scholarship funds. 9 a.m. Free. Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Irmas Campus, 11661 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 445-1280. ” target=”_blank”>booksoup.com.
YOGA WITH YOUNG ADULTS OF LOS ANGELES AND INFINITE LIGHT
Enjoy an evening of self-care, yoga and food, led by Om Shalom Yoga’s Zack Lodmer. Program of the NuRoots’ citywide Infinite Light Chanukah festival. 7 p.m. The Loft at Liz’s, 453 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 761-8054. THURS | DEC 8