Calendar: December 9-15
FRI | DEC 9
JEWS, MORMONS AND POLITICS
Hear professors Steven Windmueller (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Los Angeles) and Fred Woods (Brigham Young University) discuss “Political Trends in the Mormon and Jewish Communities” at a Shabbat service and program, part of the LDS-Jewish Academic Dialogue Project. 7:30 p.m. Free. Temple Ramat Zion, 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge. (818) 360-1881
Other events in the LDS-Jewish Academic Dialogue Project include on Dec. 10: Brigham Young University professors Shon Hopkin and Barbara Morgan Gardner answer “Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask About the Mormon Church.” 1 p.m. Free. Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 766-9426.
Also, on Dec. 11: Professors Andrew Reed (Brigham Young University) and David Kaufman (HUC-JIR in Los Angeles) discuss “Images of Jews and Mormons in Hollywood and the Media.” 3:30 p.m. Free. RSVP to (213) 884-4133, ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Academy for Jewish Religion, 3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles. (213) 884-4133.
SAT | DEC 10
Enjoy a craft workshop, dinner and a concert with singer-songwriter Michelle Citrin. 4:30 p.m. $8 online with RSVP for dinner and concert; $10 at the door. Craft workshop projects vary in price. RSVP: ” target=”_blank”>tebh.org.
“ART AFTER DARK: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AND SHADOWS”
As a part of the Jewish Federation’s citywide Infinite Light program, YaBa (Young Adults @ Beth Am) and Theatre Dybbuk, featuring artist Alexa Meade and Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa, will present an evening of artistic enlightenment through artwork and performance. This new spin on Chanukah programming takes visitors on a journey through stories of finding light in the darkness. 7 p.m. Free. Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 652-7354. ” target=”_blank”>infinitelight.la.
SUN | DEC 11
HUMOR WITH MICHAEL KRASNY
The Jewish Journal and Writers Bloc present an “Afternoon on Jewish Humor” with author Michael Krasny and comedian Bobby Slayton. Krasny’s new book, “Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means,” is riddled with jokes, separated into segments with such names as “Schlemiels & Schmucks,” “Suffering, Jewish Mothers & Jewish Bubbies” and more. His explanations are often just as funny as the jokes. Moderated by book critic David Kipen. 2 p.m. $20. Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Corwin Family Sanctuary, 300 N. Clark Drive, Beverly Hills. ” target=”_blank”>wizathon.com/wjcc5k/index.php.
A day of food, shopping and fun, with music by The BeatBuds. Proceeds benefit the Temple Israel of Hollywood Schools Scholarship Fund. 9 a.m. Free. Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 876-8330. ” target=”_blank”>leobaecktemple.org.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: L’DOUGH V’DOUGH
Volunteer and team with Holocaust survivors to bake challah and hear their stories firsthand. 11 a.m. Free. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, 100 S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. (323) 761-8054. ” target=”_blank”>hartman.org.il.
TUES | DEC 13
“THE NEW REALITY: JEWS IN TRUMP’S AMERICA”
Jewish Journal presents this “Crucial Conversations” event featuring Jonathan Greenblatt, national director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League; Rabbi Sharon Brous, founder and senior rabbi of IKAR; Dan Schnur, political analyst and director of USC’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics; Rabbi Ari Segal, head of the Shalhevet Institute; and Danielle Berrin, Jewish Journal senior writer. Join these speakers as they discuss what a Donald Trump presidency might mean for the United States and for the Jewish community, as well as many other timely questions. 7 p.m. Free; RSVP required at jewishjournal.com/events. Shalhevet High School, 910 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 368-1661. WED | DEC 14
THE EXECUTIVES SPEAKER SERIES BREAKFAST
Explore the topic of “What a Trump Presidency Means to Our Jewish Community.” The featured speaker is Steven Windmueller, Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk Emeritus Professor in Jewish Communal Service at the Jack H. Skirball Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He is an author in the field of Jewish political studies, having written more than 100 articles, books and essays on topics such as anti-Semitism, American Jewish political behavior, Jewish institutional trends, Jewish power and the Middle East. 7:30 a.m. Members: $30 preregistered; $35 at the door; nonmembers: $35 preregistered, $40 at the door. El Caballero Country Club, 18300 Tarzana Drive, Tarzana. (818) 774-3332. THURS | DEC 15
“LIGHT AND LAUGHTER”
Temple Emanuel’s Young Professionals member Danielle Soto hosts an event that promises lots of laughs. Zach Sherwin will be the headliner, with Adam Feuerberg, Rachele Friedland, Alex Mandelberg, Chad Lurie and others. This event is intended for professionals in their 20s and 30s who want to mingle and be a part of a fun-filled night. 7:30 p.m. $10. Includes complimentary beverage. RSVP at