Jewish Journal

Jake Tapper Book Event, ‘E.T.’ Under the Stars

MON JULY 9

JAKE TAPPER AND “THE HELLFIRE CLUB”
CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper will discuss his new novel, “The Hellfire Club.” Part of the Live Talks Los Angeles series. Tapper is the host of “The Lead With Jake Tapper,” a one-hour weekday program that debuted in March 2013. He has been the host of CNN’s Sunday morning show “State of the Union” since 2015. 8 p.m. $45, reserved-section seat and book; $30, reserved section seat; $20, general admission. Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre, New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. livetalksla.org. This event has been cancelled.

FRI JULY 6

BINGO AND BARBECUE SHABBAT
Play bingo for prizes, enjoy a complimentary barbecue dinner and attend a Shabbat service with the community at Temple Kol Tikvah. RSVP required. 5:30 p.m. bingo and dinner; 6:30 p.m. service led by Rabbi Jon Hanish and Cantor Noa Shaashua, followed by socializing, coffee and sweet treats. All ages. Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Free parking in the rear on Del Moreno Drive. To RSVP, call (818) 348-0670, ext. 200, or go to koltikvah.org. 

NASHUVA SHABBAT SERVICE AND ONEG
Nashuva’s Shabbat service, on the first Friday of each month, offers an opportunity to nourish your soul, connect with community and experience the joy of Shabbat. All are welcome. No tickets, membership or advance reservations required. Casual, comfortable attire requested; please wear white in honor of Shabbat. Free Oneg follows service. Free parking at the above-ground parking lot at 10801 National Blvd. If parking on street, read street signs for restrictions. Brentwood Presbyterian Church, 12000 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles. 6:45-8:30 p.m. nashuva.com.

SAT JULY 7

“KNOW YOUR REPS” WITH KAREN BASS
The IKAR community continues its “Know Your Reps” series with Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles), who will discuss over Shabbat lunch issues including criminal justice reform, immigrants’ rights and gun violence. 12:45-1:45 p.m. Free. Shalhevet High School, 910 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 634-1870. ikar-la.org.  

 

SUMMER HOOTENANNY, JAM SESSION AND POTLUCK
The Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC) provides a welcoming space and a righteous songbook for a hootenanny — a gathering of musicians and lovers of good times. What could be more Jewish? Bring a dish to share and instruments to play — or just bring yourself. Dishes, by attendee’s last name: A to E, main dish; F to J, veggie dish or salad; K to P, side dish; Q to Z, dessert. Park in the SIJCC lot or take Metro, bike or walk. 3-6 p.m. Suggested donation, $10. The Box @ SIJCC, 1110 Bates Ave., Los Angeles. sijcc.net.

SUN JULY 8

“AIMEE & JAGUAR” SCREENING
The 1999 Golden Globe-nominated film “Aimee & Jaguar” is set in 1943, while the Allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the city of Jews. A dangerous love affair blossoms between two women: Lilly (Juliane Köhler), a married mother, and Felice (Maria Schrader), a Jew and member of the underground. Explicit content. Q-and-A with Schrader follows. Presented by the L.A. Jewish Film Festival. 7:30 p.m. $15. Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre, 8556 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 478-3836. brownpapertickets.com.

MON JULY 9

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME
Join PJ Library partner Zimmer Children’s Museum for a special PJ Library storytime followed by an art activity in the Zimmer art studio. 11-11:30 a.m. $5 per adult and per child (ages 1-17) with RSVP. Regular admission, $7. Zimmer Children’s Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., No. 100, Los Angeles. (323) 761-8984. jewishla.org.

TUE JULY 10

BERNSTEIN 100 CELEBRATION
In celebration of the centennial of the birth of American maestro Leonard Bernstein, Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel, vocalist Sutton Foster and the Philharmonic orchestra, among others, perform some of Bernstein’s most beloved music. Blending jazz and classical music, the program includes selections from “West Side Story,” “On the Town” and “Three Meditations from Mass.” 8 p.m. $8-$104. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. (323) 850-2000. hollywoodbowl.com.

“HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE”
TABLE READING

All sentient life forms residing in the western spiral arm of the galaxy are welcome to partake in a table reading of the comedy play “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” with Rabbi Jessica Yarkin. Lend your voice to any number of colorful characters, be they human, robotic, alien or the small, furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. Or simply show up to listen to the amusing writing of Douglas Adams. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Wynn Meeting Room, Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 766-9426. adatariel.org.

WED JUL 11

“MAMMA MIA!” OUTDOOR SINGALONG
Bring a lawn chair, a blanket (if you’re prone to chill) and perhaps a nosh before settling in to enjoy 2008’s “Mamma Mia! The Movie” at Shomrei Torah’s Outdoor Movie Night and Singalong. The film, based on the jukebox musical featuring the songs of ABBA that opened on Broadway in 2001, stars Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried. 8 p.m. Free. Shomrei Torah’s Early Childhood Education Center Yard, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. (818) 854-7650. stsonline.org.

BLOOD DRIVE
Join the Skirball Center and the American Red Cross for a blood drive. Eligible individuals of all blood types are urged to give blood to help ensure a sufficient supply. The Independence Day holiday, donor vacations and fewer school blood drives make July a difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients. Visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code “SKIRBALL” in the “Find a Blood Drive” field. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Haas Conference Center, Skirball Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 440-4500. skirball.org.

THU JUL 12

PHONE BANK VOLUNTEERS
The Money Bail Reform Act (Senate Bill 10) would change the way California courts assign bail, especially for disadvantaged defendants. The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is seeking phone-bank volunteers to lobby for the bill’s passage. “We must fix this system,” the NCJW said in a statement. “Our current money bail system is unjust and unsafe. The amount of money in your pocket determines whether you will get out of jail. Families are in debt for years. Join us and make a difference.” Co-sponsored by Bend the Arc and IKAR. Laptop or tablet and cellphone required. 6-8:30 p.m. NCJW/L.A. Council House, 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 651-2930. info@ncjwla.org. RSVP to maya@ncjwla.org.

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Three recognized experts in the fields of law, finance and social work speak about preparing for the future of a loved one with a disability: Stuart Zimring, trust and estate attorney; Yechiel Goldberg, financial planner; and Steve Barlam, CEO of LivHome, a social work authority. 7-9:30 p.m. Sanders Board Room, Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Free. (323) 761-8000. jewishla.org.

PARTY TIME
The Guardians of the Los Angeles Jewish Home hosts its Summer Kick Off Party. The 80-year-old nonprofit organization provides financial support for seniors and needy residents of the Jewish Home. 8:30 p.m.-midnight. $20. Copa d’Oro, 217 Broadway, Santa Monica. (310) 479-2468. laguardians.org. 

 

THU JULY 12

“E.T.” ON THE ROOF
Where better to take in “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” Steven Spielberg’s hit 1982 film about an extraterrestrial stranded on Earth who is befriended by a boy, than at Atid Rooftop Movie Night atop Sinai Temple. Atid is a group for young Jewish professionals, ages 21 to 39. If bringing food, it should be vegetarian. 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Free. Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 474-1518. sinaitemple.org.