December 14, 2018

Events in Los Angeles from August 25-31: Nina Shallman, Rekood Music Fest and more

FRI | AUG 25


Bring a picnic and join more than 15 temples, schools and organizations for Shabbat. There will be family activities, including arts and crafts, plus a drum circle, a social action project, Torah talks and a concert by the Capa’im Band. 4:30 p.m. Free. Warner Center Park, 5800 Tapanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.


Share a Shabbat service with the music  of Bryce Emily Megdal and her fellow musicians. Megdal, a cantorial soloist and a student at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, is a rising singer-songwriter on the Los Angeles Jewish music scene. Registration in advance is required. 7 p.m. Free; register at Hollywood Temple Beth El, 1317 N. Crescent Heights Blvd., West Hollywood.

SAT | AUG 26


Shira Efron, an associate policy researcher at the Rand Corp. with extensive experience investigating domestic policies in Israel and geopolitical trends in the Middle East, will speak on “Challenges & Opportunities: Israeli-Arab Regional Cooperation.” Seating is limited. 9:30 a.m. Shabbat service; 11:30 a.m. lecture. Free; RSVP to or call (310) 276-4246. The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills.

SUN | AUG 27


Singer-songwriter Nina Shallman, who began to play the piano at the age of 6 and started to write poetry soon after, will perform a show for those age 21 and older. 8 p.m. $10. The Hotel Cafe, 1623 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles.


Iggy Azalea and Lil Dicky

End the summer with a night of music featuring live performances by artists such as Iggy Azalea and Lil Dicky (aka David Burd), plus DJs, special guests, dancing, drinks, giveaways, food vendors and an open bar for the first hour. The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Young Leadership music fest is in partnership with Israeli American Council Lead, a network of young professionals. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $150. Address given upon ticket purchase. Downtown Los Angeles.


Watch the waves and feel the ocean air while practicing your favorite yoga pose. Join the Young Adults of Los Angeles (YALA) Yoga Cluster for “Yoga on the Beach With Brad.” Bring a towel or yoga mat. Walk up Marine Street to Lifeguard Station No. 29. 10:30 a.m. $15 (cash only). Santa Monica Beach at Marine Street.


Wissot and Kliger


Bring a picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs for a summer concert at a private home in Moorpark. Enjoy the sounds of Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissot and Cantor Yonah Kliger, with cantorial colleagues Ilan Davidson and Lisa Peicott. Dessert and beverages provided. 5 p.m. $18. Address given upon RSVP. (818) 758-3800.

WED | AUG 30


Temple Menorah member Faith Goldman will speak about “My Journey to Shanghai,” her 20-year odyssey to discover her late husband Robert Goldman’s life in Shanghai from 1940 to 1958. Goldman also will show the film “Ark Shanghai,” about the reunion of refugees who fled to that city during World War II. 11 a.m. $16; $14 for members. Temple Menorah, 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. (310) 316-8444.


Get information about services available to the community, including financial, legal, family, addiction and immigration services. Organized by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Israeli American Council. 7 p.m. Free. IAC Shepher Community Center, 6530 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills.


Screen-printing workshop


Recent college graduates are invited to join other 22- to 26-year-olds for a hands-on screen-printing workshop. You also will get a close look at Self-Help Graphics and Art, an organization in East Los Angeles dedicated to empowering Latino and Chicano artists. 7 p.m. $15; $25 for two tickets. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.