What to do in Los Angeles this week: Kosha Dillz, women’s shabbat morning service and more
SAT | SEPT 2
WOMEN’S SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE
Join a special women’s Shabbat service focusing on forgiveness. The morning will include “The Art of Forgiveness,” a short play created by Jewish Women’s Theatre, featuring Jewish women (portrayed by professional actors) who reveal their secrets of forgiving. The service will be led by Rabbi Toba August and cantorial soloist Cindy Paley, with musical accompaniment by Joy Krauthammer, Melanie Fine, Robin Winston, Sharon Alexander and Ruth Belonsky. Presented by Lev Eisha, a Santa Monica-based community of Jewish women engaged in prayer, study and spiritual growth, and Jewish Women’s Theatre. 9:30 a.m. Kiddush lunch follows. Free. Beth Shir Shalom, 1827 California Ave., Santa Monica. leveisha.org; jewishwomenstheatre.org.
TUES | SEPT 5
“HOW DO WE KEEP OUR IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES SAFE?”
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will provide opening remarks for this program, organized by the American Jewish Committee (AJC). The conversation, moderated by Dan Schnur, the director of the Los Angeles Region of AJC, will focus on building trust between law enforcement officials and the communities they serve as the United States faces major immigration policy changes. Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell and Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund President Tom Saenz will be among the panelists. 6:30 pm. Free; RSVP required by Sept. 2 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Erika J. Glazer Family Campus, 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 282-8080. www.ajclosangeles.org.
WED | SEPT 6
“UNITED FOR JUSTICE”
Learn about the fight against discrimination in our criminal justice system at “United for Justice,” moderated by Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson. Panelists include Loyola Law School professors Yxta Maya Murray, Priscilla Ocen and Kathleen Kim, and Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Civil Rights National Counsel Lauren Jones. Presented by ADL’s Latino Jewish Roundtable and Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent. RSVP required. 6:30 p.m. Free. Loyola Law School, 919 Albany St., Los Angeles. (310) 446-4228. la.adl.org.
Is “Israeliness” a strategic asset for the American-Jewish future? Hear a panel discussion on the topic featuring Rabbi David Wolpe, Israeli American Council Chairman Adam Milstein and Jewish Journal President David Suissa. 7 p.m. $10; $15 at the door. IAC Shepher Community Center, 6530 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. (818) 451-1201. israeliamerican.org/israeliness.
THURS | SEPT 7
Rami Matan Even-Esh of Los Angeles, better known as rapper Kosha Dillz, takes the stage to kick off his #keepitkosha tour. His freestyle and multilingual raps in Hebrew, Spanish and English engage diverse crowds and unite the community. 8:30 p.m.; Kosha Dillz takes the stage at 10:30 p.m. $10. The Hi Hat, 5043 York Blvd., Los Angeles. hihat.la.
COOKBOOK AUTHOR JOAN NATHAN
Have lunch with multiple James Beard Award winner Joan Nathan, who has made it her mission to uncover the forgotten recipes of the Jewish Diaspora. In her latest book, “King Solomon’s Table,” Nathan draws on her decades of travels to provide unique and diverse Jewish recipes. Books will be available for purchase. A Q-and-A and book signing will follow the program. Noon. $35; $30 for members. Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County, 1 Federation Way, Irvine. (949) 435-3400. jccoc.org.
Steve Soboroff, vice president of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, will discuss policing, philanthropy, prisons and politics over breakfast. 7:30 a.m. $35 in advance, $40 at the door; for members, $25 in advance, $30 at the door. El Caballero Country Club, 18300 Tarzana Drive, Tarzana. (818) 774-3332. theexecutives.org.
“TASTE OF MELTON” JEWISH LEARNING CLASS
The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning invites you to discover a world-class curriculum created by scholars at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Exploring the texts of Jewish tradition helps students gain a greater understanding of what it means to be Jewish. The interactive, pluralistic classroom is designed for adults at all levels of knowledge and background. 9:30 a.m. Free. Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana.