JULY 18: LUNCH & LEARN

What to do in Los Angeles: July 14-20


FRI | JULY 14

SHABBAT AT HOME WITH THE RABBIS

Atid, Sinai Temple’s group for Jewish young professionals ages 21-39, brings together Rabbi Nicole Guzik and Rabbi Erez Sherman to host a special, intimate Shabbat service and kosher meat dinner in a private home in the Beverly Hills/Westwood area. Limited to the first 40 people to register. 7 p.m. $10; tickets available at eventbrite.com. Must register in advance; address provided upon registration. (310) 474-1518. atidla.com.

SAT | JULY 15

FINDING THE CURE

The Jewish Platform for Advocacy and Community Engagement and the American Technion Society present “Finding the Cure: How Israel Is Winning the War Against Cancer,” featuring guest speaker Dr. Zeev Ronai, chief scientific adviser at the Signal Transduction Program and co-director of the Technion Integrated Cancer Center in Israel. Services led by Rabbi Yossi Cunin and Cantor Levi Coleman. 9:30 a.m. Shabbat service; 11:30 a.m. lecture. Free. Beverly Hills Jewish Community at The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 276-4246. beverlyhillsjc.org.

TUES | JULY 18

LUNCH & LEARN: EATING AND DRINKING OUR WAY THROUGH TORAH AND JEWISH HISTORY

Enjoy a catered lunch as Jon Greenberg, biblical and talmudic botanist, explains the symbolic meaning of the foods and beverages served. You’ll learn about such things as edible lilies, how civilizations may have begun as a quest for beer, and the Jewish exile who proved that tomatoes are not poisonous. Noon. $5 for lunch. Congregation Shaarei Tefila, 7269 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 938-7147. shaareitefila.org.

WED | JULY 19

TRENDS IN AMERICAN JUDAISM

Come and get to know Rabbi Leah Lewis, new senior rabbi at Temple Menorah, as she discusses innovations and trends in American Judaism. After lunch, visitors will watch one of Lewis’ favorite movies, “A Serious Man,” the Oscar-nominated Coen brothers film. 11 a.m. $16; $14 for members. Temple Menorah, 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. (310) 316-8444. templemenorah.org.

HERSHEY FELDER: “OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY”

Actor and pianist Hershey Felder returns to the stage of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for the Los Angeles premiere of “Our Great Tchaikovsky.” Written and performed by Felder. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 746-4000. thewallis.org.

THURS | JULY 20

PARTNERS IN RESEARCH

Israel Cancer Research Fund of Los Angeles invites you to join Dr. Edward Garon as he discusses  “Immunotherapy: A New and Exciting Cancer Treatment.” 7 p.m. Free; must RSVP to (818) 986-2100. Adat Shalom, 3030 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. (818) 986-2100. icrfla.org.