What’s Happening: Virtual Seders, Shabbat and Book Club

FRI APRIL 3 STEPHEN WISE DAILY STREAMING After streaming Shabbat services for more than a decade, Stephen Wise Temple continues its virtual programming during the coronavirus...

What’s Happening: Virtual Shabbats, Book Club and Festival

Because the community has now been ordered to shelter in place to halt the spread of the coronavirus, the Journal has compiled a list...

UPDATE: Shabbat Livestream; Other Events Called Off

Editor's Note: This story will continue to update as more events are canceled or postponed. We will update you as events also turn to...

What’s Happening: Purim Carnivals, Noa Sings, Joel Stein Talks

SAT MAR 14 “Sex, Addiction & Love” Jewish Women’s Theatre’s new production, “Sex, Addiction & Love in the 21st Century,” runs through March 24. The love-centered...

What’s Happening: Gideon Raff, Purim Events

SAT MARCH 7 Lev Eisha Shabbat Lev Eisha’s community of joyous Jewish women prays and sings together during a soul-inspiring Shabbat. A kiddush luncheon follows services....

Curacao Cyber Security Training Project Now Schedule for August 13 and 14

Willemstad, Curacao; - The previously postponed Cyber Security and Ethical Hackers training project that was scheduled to be held in Curacao (Netherlands Antilles) last...

Why bad things happen to good people

"Why do bad things happen to good people?" is a question as old as mankind and human memory. Though widely addressed through the ages...

Calendar: July 24-30

From rags to riches, Sophie Tucker and her big personality paved the way for performers such as Madonna, Bette Midler and Lady Gaga.

Calendar: May 30–June 5

With summer vacation here, we might be spending a little more time with our families, which can sometimes get testy.

Calendar: May 17-22

Get in line to see the power of stage design. Boris Aronson is a celebrated master of scenic design and winner of six Tony Awards in the category.

Calendar: April 18-24

It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a Westwood Village to raise an artist.

Calendar: July 5–July 11

SAT JUL 5 ZETZ KLEZMER ENSEMBLE It’s been a while since we’ve had klezmer on the calendar, hasn’t it? Well you’re in luck — these musicians...

Congresswoman ‘disturbed,’ ‘saddened’ by Ugandan anti-gay bill

Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-37th district) has denounced the decision of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to sign into law a bill that criminalizes specific forms of homosexual activity.

Calendar February 15-21

If you’ve ever been interested in an indie-musical inspired by a character in a Johnny Cash song, you can rejoice! Writer and musician Ross Golan uniquely tells the story of a man wrongly accused of the crime committed in “Folsom Prison Blues.”

Calendar February 8-14

A clarinetist, an accordionist and a bassist walk into a temple — but there is no punch line here, just a great concert. Michael Winograd, Patrick Farrell and Benjy Fox-Rosen are three of the top klezmer musicians out there, and they have a new song cycle based on the master poet and songwriter Mordechai Gebirtig.

Calendar February 1-7

Tamara Cohn Eskenazi explores the Persian period of the Hebrew Bible not only as an example of reconstruction of Jewish life under Persian rule, but as a moment when women became pronounced participants in biblical literature.

Calendar January 25-31

Sometimes there is such thing as a free lunch. SoCal Museums is bringing you its ninth annual day of free art and culture, with 20 Southern California museums banding together to get you through their doors.

Calendar: January 18-24

The acclaimed violinist conducts one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious orchestras through some Bach, Schoenberg and Brahms. Born in Tel Aviv, Zukerman trained at Juilliard before playing with the London Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

Calendar: January 11-17

She’s a screenwriter who has offered you her biting observations and keen advice through the voices of some of your favorite TV characters, from “Sex and the City” to “Modern Family.” But, if you’re not watching as much television as the rest of us, you may also have read her column in O, The Oprah Magazine, or her best-selling “The Between Boyfriends Book.”

Calendar: December 21-January 3

Forget the movies — the man is making music. With more than 35 years of bringing New Orleans-inspired music to audiences all over the world, the band has mastered creating the sounds Allen has loved since childhood, including nods to George Lewis, Jimmie Noone and Louis Armstrong.

Calendar Dec 14-20

Shmuel Tikvah, a young Nigerian, heard time and time again about the Igbo people, who claim descent from ancient Israelites. Research at an Internet cafe leads him on a quest to find this Nigerian Jewish community, which keeps kosher, lights Shabbat candles and prays in Hebrew.

Calendar December 7-13

The old country just got a little newer. Taking traditional sounds and themes and infusing them with some modern funk, the Grammy-winning band brings rhythm and timeless spirit to its audiences. With 25 years of experience and a growing fan base, the Klezmatics have changed the face of the Yiddish imprint on popular culture.

Giving Tuesday: Will it be the latest craze?

First came Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday, then Cyber Monday and now – Giving Tuesday. In its second year, Giving Tuesday takes place online on Tuesday, Dec. 3, with Jewish nonprofits hoping to raise money for their various causes.

Calendar November 30-December 6

A Chanukah miracle couldn’t hurt as the Clippers face off against the top-ranked Indiana Pacers. Stephen S. Wise Temple’s Cantor Nathan Lam opens the game with the singing of the national anthem. There will also be a menorah lighting, a Q-and-A session with rabbis and a special halftime performance by the Body Poets. Add in kosher food and a free T-shirt, and this Chanukah celebration is bound to be a slam-dunk.

Calendar November 23-29

It might mean sharing someone’s television or it might mean sharing someone’s HBO GO, but the Jewess of comedy is set to headline her first HBO comedy special, and it’s your job to watch. The program, which will be presented in association with Funny or Die, promises to be fresh, fearless and utterly original.

Calendar November 16-22

Learn, do and share — be a part of sustainable Los Angeles. Come hear about projects that are having local and global impacts from passionate speakers. Presenters include Elizabeth Stewart, founder and CEO of Hub Los Angeles; Nirvan Mullick, co-creator of the Imagination Foundation; Mick Ebeling, founder of Not Impossible Labs and creator of the EyeWriter; and Tara Tiger Brown, founder of Los Angeles Makerspace.

Calendar November 9-15

Siblings Deborah Strobin and Ilie Wacs, survivors of Kristallnacht, will share their experience and discuss their memoir, “An Uncommon Journey,” during the Museum of Tolerance’s Kristallnacht commemoration. A book signing will follow.

Calendar: November 2-8

In honor of Rosh Chodesh, a holiday dedicated to women, tonight’s performance is dedicated to the women who make us laugh. Hilarious, poignant and risqué, these comedians make up the SheBREWS — eight fabulous female comics who dominate the L.A. Jewish comedy scene.

Calendar: October 26-November 1

John Malkovich and Julian Sands collaborate on a personal and unusual tribute to one of the most influential British dramatists of the 20th century. The Nobel Prize-winning playwright is responsible for “Betrayal,” “The French Lieutenant’s Woman,” “Sleuth” and much more.

Calendar: October 19-25

Forget the “Seinfeld” reruns, and come laugh live! “Tales From the Mouth: Failures, Fiascos & Other Triumphs” will get you giggling, guffawing and getting it. Whether you love Korzen for her role as Doris Klompus, her National Public Radio humor or as a Moth Mainstage artist, you’ll love her all the more for her witty insights.

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