Gathering: Matisyahu, Pamela Wank, Tu B’Shevat, Torah for the Ages



Matisyahu performed in front of nearly 1,000 people during a concert at Shomrei Torah Synagogue in West Hills on Jan. 16.



Matisyahu posed with Shomrei Torah’s Rabbi Erez Sherman, left, and Rabbi Richard Camras. 



Pamela Wank prepares to fill in a letter in the Torah with Sofer Moshe Druin during the Nov. 14 opening ceremony for Our Torah: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills. Photo by Jeremy Sunderland



The Shalom Institute in Malibu celebrated Tu B’Shevat, the Birthday of Trees, on Jan. 23 with a tree planting, an eco fair, live concerts and animal education with The Reptile Family. Photo by Steve Sherman  



Student leaders from New Community Jewish High School’s Tefillah Kehillah Institute recently led spirited Kabbalat Shabbat services for middle school students at Kadima Day School in West Hills and Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge.



The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara’s Young Adult Division hosted a Havdalah Hike on Jan. 22. 



Los Angeles Jewish Home residents celebrate their new Torah with Rabbi Anthony Elman following completion of the Torah for the Ages project on Jan. 23. The Torah, written exclusively for the residents, will reside in the Home’s two synagogues.

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