December 10, 2019

What’s Happening: Dodger Community Day, ADL Comedy Show, ‘Jaws’


TIOH Kabbalat Shabbat
Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) interim Senior Rabbi Peter Knobel leads Shabbat services at TIOH for the first time since succeeding retired Senior Rabbi John Rosove. Knobel is the rabbi emeritus of Beth Emet: The Free Synagogue in Evanston, Ill. He serves at TIOH until next June 30. 6:30-7:30 p.m. services. Free. Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 876-8330.

Courtyard Shabbat
Take advantage of the warm summer weather and spend Kabbalat Shabbat with Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. Services are held in the Reform congregation’s courtyard. 6:15-7:30 p.m. Free. Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. (310) 288-3737.

Shabbat at Nashuva
Enjoy Nashuva’s monthly first Friday Shabbat services with Rabbi Naomi Levy. She provides relief from weekly stresses and nourishes souls. Everyone welcome. An Oneg Shabbat follows services. For restless youngsters, the Zimmer Children’s Museum staffs an on-site program. If you can’t attend, all services are live-streamed at 6:45-8 p.m. Free. For information on the location of the service, click on the link above.

“Red, White & Jew Shabbat”
University Synagogue celebrates Independence Day with a “Red, White & Jew Shabbat” under the stars. Rabbi Morley Feinstein encourages all guests to bring their own picnics for the celebratory evening. 5:30 p.m. picnic. 6:30 p.m. family Shabbat. University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 472-1255.

Tiny Tot Shabbat
Because it’s never too early to start celebrating Shabbat with your little one, Temple Akiba holds an all-day Tiny Tot Shabbat. Young families enjoy PJ Library story time, music, singing and fun with Rabbi Zach Shapiro and Cantor Lonee Frailich. Open to the community. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Temple Akiba, 5249 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. (310) 398-5783.  


Dodgers’ Jewish Community Day
The L.A. Dodgers play the San Diego Padres during the annual Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium. Congregations, families and friends can enjoy kosher dogs, fellowship and more. A Jewish Community Day kippah is included in the package when tickets are purchased through the official MLB website. 1:10 p.m. $34-$145. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles. For group sales, call (866) DODGERS, ext. 5.

Rabbi Alyson Solomon

Members and friends of Beth Chayim Chadashim’s (BCC) NextGen Havurah in their 20s and 30s enjoy a board game day. Attendees have the opportunity to meet Rabbi Alyson Solomon, the new interim rabbi at BCC following the retirement last month of Rabbi Lisa Edwards. Guests are encouraged to bring their own favorite games. Even if you are not participating, you are invited to stop by from 1-3 p.m. to meet Solomon. Pizza and snacks provided. Noon-6 p.m. Free. Beth Chayim Chadashim, 6090 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 931-7023, ext. 205.

Makiko Hirata

“Jewish Musicians in WWII Japan”
Pianist Makiko Hirata, known internationally as “Doctor Pianist” for her work promoting music as a healing agent, tells a little-known story of how Japan accepted Jewish immigrants throughout World War II despite its alliance with Nazi Germany. Many emigres were well-established musicians and left legacies among the first post-WWII Japanese musicians. Hirata lectures about this and performs related pieces. 2 p.m. Free. West Los Angeles Regional Library, 11360 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 575-8323.

Danny Lobell

Danny Lobell
Having struggled with weight issues all his life, stand-up comedian Danny Lobell vows that he will become healthy by defeating his addiction to food in his new one-man show, “Tipping the Scales.” Even as a 9-year-old in his native Long Island, N.Y., Lobell wrestled with obesity. Lobell, an observant Jew, recalls descending into basements with old ladies for Weight Watchers’ meetings, working at a fat camp kitchen with Mexican workers and eating as many burgers as he wanted. He tries to break his food addiction and fix the obesity epidemic in the process. 8 p.m. July 7 and July 14. $10. Thymele Arts, second floor, 5481 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. Tickets available at

“Anne, A New Play”
In the U.S. premiere of “Anne, A New Play,” the latest adaptation about Holocaust victim Anne Frank’s life, Anne imagines and reflects. She meets a publisher in a postwar world and relates her story of hiding with her family from the Nazis for two years in Amsterdam. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays; 8 p.m. Mondays through July 22. $40 adults, $25 seniors 62-and-older, $20 ages 8-20, Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 772-2505.


Mahjong Madness
A mahjong tournament highlights a Sisterhood event at Shomrei Torah Synagogue. Refreshments served. Prizes awarded. 7-9 p.m. Free for members. $5 for general. RSVP requested. Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. (818) 854-7650.


The 2018 documentary “93Queen” follows a tenacious group of Chasidic women in Brooklyn who take on their community’s patriarchy by creating the first all-female ambulance corps in New York, providing Chasidic women with more dignified emergency medical care. Today’s film screening at American Jewish University is your chance to share your thoughts about the film and enjoy some popcorn. AJU Sperber Community Library Director Lisa Silverman leads a post-screening discussion. 1 p.m. $10. American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 440-1572.

Sarah Silverman

“Stand-Up Against Hate”
Emmy-winning stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman headlines the third annual Anti-Defamation League (ADL) NextGen “Stand-Up Against Hate!” comedy show. Comedian Bruce Fine hosts the evening for young professionals, supporting ADL’s mission of combating hate and bigotry. Additional performers include Justin Martindale (“Worst Thing I Ever …”); Lebanese-Palestinian-Syrian-Italian-American comic Sammy Obeid; Michael Yo (“Kevin Can Wait”) and Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley”). 21-and-older only. 7 p.m. doors. 8 p.m. performance. $50 advance, $75 door. Not including two-drink minimum. The Comedy Store, 8433 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 446-4260.

“Harry Potter” at Shul
Spending the evening at Adat Ari El enjoying a showing of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” In the popular film that launched a movie franchise, a boy discovers on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two influential wizards. Dress up in a Potter-style costumes and bring your own picnic, or purchase tacos at the event from Andres Kosher Catering. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 766-9426.

Nearly 45 years since its 1975 release, filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s suspenseful blockbuster “Jaws” returns to the screen on Laemmle Theatres’ “Throwback Thursday.” The seventh-highest grossing movie of all time opens with a young woman being killed by a shark near a New England resort town. The police chief and mayor argue over whether the tourist beach should be shut down. 7:30 p.m. $12 general admission. $9 seniors, children. Laemmle’s NoHo7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (310) 478-3836.

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