December 18, 2018

Calendar: August 14-20

FRI | AUG 14


Come unwind after a busy week. The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance, along with several other Valley-based Jewish institutions, invites you to enjoy nature during services under the stars. The evening will begin with arts and crafts, a drum circle, kids’ activities, a social action project and Torah talks, followed by a Shabbat service, then a concert by Iliana Rose and David Zasloff, who bring a Cuban beat to Jewish songs. Bring dinner and a blanket and the rest will be provided. 5 p.m. activities; 6:15 p.m. Shabbat service; 7:15 p.m. concert. Free. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. SAT | AUG 15


Celebrate a meaningful Shabbat with retired Maj. Gen. Eliezer Shkedi, who was commander-in-chief of the Israel Air Force from 2004 to 2008. Since retiring, he has been CEO of El Al, where he has increased the airline’s fleet by 20 percent. There will also be a Friends of the Israel Defense Forces delegation of 35 children and siblings of fallen IDF soldiers. Come show your support for the families of the fallen soldiers of Israel. 9 a.m. $42 adults; $25 children. Reservations: Beth Jacob Congregation (Shapell Sanctuary), 9030 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 278-1911. ” target=”_blank”>

SUN | AUG 16


For a day of education, culture and spirituality, special guest Vanessa Paloma, a specialist in Jewish music and song from Casablanca, Morocco, will talk about “Transmission in the Sephardi Women’s World: Identity and Multiple Allegiances as the Basis of Sephardic Experience.” A group discussion will be followed by live, authentic Sephardic music led by Paloma. Conference chairman Elisheva Irma Diaz is an author and lecturer who is also president and founder of the Coalition for Ladino Sephardic Legacy and Ayekah Jewish Foundation. 9 a.m. $22 general; $20 student and senior discount. Men are welcome to attend. American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. (626) 252-1026. SUN | AUG 16/MON | AUG 17


Bring balance back into your family through this inaugural informative conference. A panel of guest speakers will teach techniques to strengthen relationships and promote wellbeing. A variety of experts will offer guidance on stress management, mindfulness, art therapy, and assessing and diagnosing various developmental disorders. Sunday, 1-6:30 p.m.: Dads and siblings introduction, workshops and barbecue. Monday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: Moms introduction, lunch and workshops. $125 per person. For registration information, contact Chabad Jewish Community Center & Campus, 17315 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. (310) 454-7783. WED |AUG 19


Rediscover intimacy in this new era of sexual relations. The film follows Ricardo, a newly divorced man, who sets out on a spiritual journey to find a strong, lasting marriage … again. His journey leads him to the advice of renowned Torah scholar and marriage specialist Rabbi Manis Friedman, who helps him see his marriage and sexual relationship in a new light. Ricardo Adler is a filmmaker and the co-founder of CineAttico Films; his previous films have focused on spreading Jewish teachings and wisdom. Friedman is an author, social philosopher, lecturer and marriage counselor. Laemmle Royal (11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles) or Laemmle Town Center (17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino). For show times, visit For more information on the film, visit THURS | AUG 20


Connect with the Jewish community in the Woodland Hills area with a fun game of “Jeopardy!” You will get to know fellow JNET members and attendees, and even have the chance to win prizes. Featured speakers include Randy Michel, a CPA who will talk about Schedule C business expenses, and Andrew Langsam, owner of Get in the Groove DJs and Entertainment, who will give tips on creating the perfect vibe for your next event. 6:30 p.m. open networking; 7 p.m. meeting. Free. JNET Woodland Hills Chapter meets the third Thursday of each month. Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 577-1347,