Thursday, April 9, 2020

‘3 Rabbis … 1 Opinion’ at UCLA, Hatzalah L.A. Gala

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Stand-up Shabbat Dinner
Knesset Israel Congregation of Beverly Hills (KI) holds its second annual Shabbat comedy dinner, featuring Daniel Lobell and Eli Lebowicz. Rabbi Jason Weiner delivers remarks. 5:30 p.m. service, 6-9 p.m. dinner program. $30 adults. $12 kids under 12. Free for kids under 6. Knesset Israel, 2364 S. Robertson Blvd.

Mayim Bialik
Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik is currently Adat Ari El’s scholar-in-residence. Best known for her roles in two long-running television series, “Blossom” and “The Big Bang Theory,” Bialik discusses “Israel in My Personal and Public Life.” 6 p.m. service, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. program. $25 for dinner. Program is free. Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village.

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Join Temple Isaiah for “Shabbchella,” a modern Shabbat musical festival for all ages. Diverse activities, including dinner, face-painting, flower-crown making and services set to Jewish and secular music, remind synagogue-goers that “All You
Need is Love.” The family-friendly gathering also features Torah study in a beer garden for adults and Om Shalom Yoga for yogis ages 10 and up. 5:30-9 p.m. Free for members. General: $36 families, $18 individuals. Temple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd.

Cantorial Sephardic Shabbat
Sephardic Temple Cantor Haim Mizrahi and Israeli Cantor David Dery, aka Dudu, come together for a musical Shabbat. Services are followed by a full-course dinner. 7 p.m. services and dinner. $45 members, $50 general, $10 children. Reservations required. On Saturday morning, the musical Shabbat continues, with services led by Sephardic Temple Rabbi Tal Sessler featuring the two cantors. 8:30 a.m. Saturday services. Sephardic Temple, 10500 Wilshire Blvd.


“Do I Win or Do I Lose?”
The funny and moving one-man show “Do I Win or Do I Lose?” starring Israeli actor Roy Horovitz kicks off the Friends of Sheba Medical Center’s program. Based on a true story, the show follows a young man who tells the tale of his grandfather, a gambler, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A panel discussion follows with Dr. Talia Golan, head of the Sheba Pancreatic Cancer Center, and pancreatic cancer survivor Tamir Gilat. 1 p.m. VIP reception at The Mattress, across the street from The Pico theater. 2 p.m. The Pico doors open, 2:30 p.m. curtain. $50 general admission, $150 VIP reception and preferred seating. The Pico, 10508 W. Pico Blvd. Contact [email protected]

“The Impossible Medical School”
Dr. Leo Gordon, who for 40 years was a member of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center surgical staff, discusses a clandestine medical school that operated within the walls of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943. The largely unknown piece of Holocaust history is a story of educational risk, brave students, courage under siege and medical resistance. 4-5:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, 100 S. The Grove Drive.


“Blackness in Israel”
During “Blackness in Israel: Political and Cultural Dimensions,” a symposium at UCLA, a group of Israeli scholars explore different manifestations of blackness in life and popular culture in Israel. Introduced by Uri Dorchin, visiting assistant professor at the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, with participants Sarah Hankins of UC San Diego, Fran Markowitz of Ben-Gurion University, Don Seeman of Emory University and Avihu Shoshana of University of Haifa. 3-5:30 p.m. Free. UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library, main conference room, first floor, 280 Charles E. Young Drive North, Los Angeles.

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“Wit and Sisterhood”
Two acclaimed Jewish writers visit the Studio City Branch Library to discuss how camaraderie between women is a focus of their recent novels, as well as the important role of humor in our lives. Idra Novey’s latest book is “Those Who Knew,” and her work has been translated into 12 languages. Cathleen Schine is the author of two global bestsellers, “The Love Letter” and “Rameau’s Niece.” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Studio City Branch Library, 12511 Moorpark St., Studio City.


“Jews and Comedy”
“Jews and Comedy,” a panel featuring writer, producer and comedian Peter Mehlman (“Seinfeld”), producer and comedian Lew Schneider (“The Goldbergs,” “Everybody Loves Raymond”) and comedian and actress Fielding Edlow, co-creator of the web series “Bitter Homes and Gardens,” discuss Jews and humor, where it comes from, how it has evolved and where it is going. Journalist and Wilshire Boulevard Temple congregant Michael Janofsky moderates. 7:30 p.m. Free. Wilshire Boulevard Temple Irmas Westside Campus, 11661 W. Olympic Blvd.


“The Lost Crown”

“The Lost Crown”
“The Lost Crown,” a 2019 documentary thriller surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the Aleppo Codex, the world’s oldest manuscript of the Hebrew Bible, premieres at the Sephardic Educational Center, followed by a dessert reception and discussion with scholar, educator and historian Rabbi Abraham Lieberman. The film is in Hebrew with English subtitles. 7 p.m. $18. Laemmle Royal Theatre, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles.

“What You Do Matters”
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) holds its 2020 dinner, titled, “What You Do Matters.” Holocaust survivor Rénee Firestone, Oscar-winning film producer Deborah Oppenheimer (“Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport”) and attorney and Los Angeles City Planning Commissioner Dana Perlman receive USHMM’s National Leadership Award, presented by actress Jamie Lee Curtis. 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner. $500. The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

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Hamantashen Making Party
Shomrei Torah Synagogue invites children and adults to prepare hamantashen and take them home to bake. The event also features other fun Purim activities for all ages. 7-9 p.m. Free for STS Sisterhood members. $5 general. Kids free. Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills.


Rabbi Sarah Bassin

“3 Rabbis… 1 Opinion”
A program devoted to Jewish unity during a time of deep division features three rabbis with different perspectives on Judaism. Reform Rabbi Sarah Bassin of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Conservative Rabbi Sammy Seid of Ner Tamid Synagogue and Orthodox Rabbi Levi Cunin of Chabad of Malibu highlight ahavat Yisra’el (loving our fellow Jews) and explore how people can be more accepting of one another. 7:30 p.m. $10, cash only. Hillel at UCLA, 574 Hilgard Ave., Westwood. RSVP at [email protected] 

Sheldon and
Dr. Miriam Adelson

Annual Hatzalah L.A. Gala
Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel in Los Angeles’ second annual gala recognizes Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Miriam Adelson will deliver the keynote address. Filmmaker Dina Aspen will receive the Pioneer Award. The evening features an appearance by Jay Leno and a performance by Israeli singer Dudu Aharon. 6 p.m. $500 dinner ticket. Kosher dietary laws observed. $1,000 VIP reception with Leno, premier seating. The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire  Blvd., Beverly Hills.

“Anti-Semitism on The Left”
Wilshire Boulevard Temple and the American Jewish Committee hold “Anti-Semitism on the Left: Israel, Anti-Zionism and Intersectionality,” featuring political experts on how to respond to the growing threat of anti-Semitism. 7:30 p.m. Free. Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Irmas Campus, 11661 W. Olympic Blvd.

“Hitler in Los Angeles”
In the second installment of American Society for Yad Vashem’s “#Educate Against Hate” series, USC professor Steven Ross discusses his bestselling new book, “Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America.” Frank Mottek of KNX-AM moderates a Q&A session with Ross. 7 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. program.
$50, includes Ross’ book. Limited seating. No tickets at the door. Sfixio restaurant, 9737 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills.

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