Calendar: January 13-19, 2017


FRI | JAN 13

MLK WEEKEND

Wilshire Boulevard Temple

To celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Faithful Central Bible Church, led by Bishop Kenneth Ulmer, and Wilshire Boulevard Temple, led by Senior Rabbi Steve Leder, join to honor the values of the slain civil rights leader in their respective houses of worship as part of a continuing interfaith exchange between the two congregations. At 7:30 p.m., gospel music performed by the acclaimed Sacred Praise Chorale, Hebrew liturgy and readings will resound in the historic temple sanctuary. On Jan. 15, the temple “goes to church,” joining Faithful Central Bible Church for 9:30 a.m. services. Open to the public. Free. Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 388-2401. wbtla.org. Faithful Central Bible Church, 400 W. Florence, Inglewood. (310) 330-8000. ” target=”_blank”>templeisaiah.com.    

SHABBAT IN ALGERIA

Experience Shabbat, Algerian style, with Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa (JIMENA) and Sephardic Temple Young Professionals. David Pilcer will discuss Jewish life in Algeria. Authentic Algerian food provided by Pat’s Restaurant and Catering will be served. This event is for Jewish professionals ages 21 to 39. 7 p.m. services; 8:30 p.m. dinner. $18 early bird special until Jan. 13; $30 general admission. Tickets available at eventbrite.com. Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, 10500 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. ” target=”_blank”>israeliamerican.org.

SUN | JAN 15

BERNARD-HENRI LÉVY

In a rare appearance, leading European thinker, author and filmmaker Bernard-Henri Lévy visits Wilshire Boulevard Temple for a conversation with guest Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple. Lévy examines the roots and consequences of rising hate and anti-Semitism and offers a new vision of what it means to be a Jew in his latest book, “The Genius of Judaism.” 7:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 388-2401. ” target=”_blank”>hopegroups.org.

TUES | JAN 17

GREGG HURWITZ’S “NOWHERE MAN”

New York Times best-selling author Gregg Hurwitz is back with another book in his “Orphan X” series. He will celebrate the launch of “The Nowhere Man” at this event. Follow the adventures of Evan Smoak, who was taken from a group home at age 12 and trained as part of an off-the-books intelligence asset. Smoak has disappeared and reinvented himself as “The Nowhere Man.” Hurwitz is writing the screen adaptation of the Evan Smoak novel “Orphan X” for Warner Bros. 6:30 p.m. Free. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. (310) 576-9960. 

MINDFUL PARENTING WORKSHOP

Raising teens can be turbulent and can make parents feel out of control, but there is an alternative. “Mindful parenting techniques” can help adults step back, take a breath and be present in the heat of the moment. Learn to respond instead of react. 7 p.m. Free. Temple Menorah, 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. (323) 761-8048. RSVP at j” target=”_blank”>yala.org.

WED | JAN 18

CARLY ROBYN GREEN

With songs featured in more than 120 popular television shows and films, Carly Robyn Green is a modern adult-contemporary/smooth jazz recording artist and songwriter. She and her six-piece band will share fresh takes on American songbook standards, stylize some contemporary classics and introduce original music co-written with Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn (“Jekyll & Hyde”). 8 p.m. $20 cover. Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill, Jazz, and Etc., 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Los Angeles. (310) 474-9400. ” target=”_blank”>booksoup.com

THURS | JAN 19

BOOK LAUNCH AND SYMPOSIUM

Conceived as a sequel to the 1992 volume “Probing the Limits of Representation,” edited by Saul Friedlander, the new “Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture” is a review of the debates and controversies that have shaped Holocaust studies. A half-day symposium will assess the influences of the two protagonists, Friedlander and Hayden White, in shaping the field of Holocaust studies. 1 p.m. Free. RSVP at cjs.ucla.edu/rsvp-to-event. UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles. (310) 267-5327.

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