January 19, 2020

Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Nov. 1 – 7: Dry Bones, Striped Pajamas, Homeless Art


Art Shulman has been called “the Neil Simon of the San Fernando Valley.” “Misconceptions,” the newest work from the playwright of “The Rabbi and the Shiksa,” revolves around a series of misunderstandings in a town where things aren’t always what they seem. Produced by J.E.T. Productions-West, “Misconceptions” promises to be serious, humorous and full of unexpected twists. Sat. 8 p.m. $16. Through Nov. 23 (Fri., Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.). The NoHo Actor’s Studio, 5215 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 309-9439. ” border = 0 vspace = ‘8’ hspace = ‘8’ align = ‘left’>them how to create saleable works of mosaic art. “Pieces of Hope” will showcase the organic artwork this community has created from recycled materials, including pottery, serving dishes and small furniture. Proceeds will go to the artists. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet Alpert, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and the artists themselves at the opening. Sun. 2-5 p.m. (opening). Free. Through Dec. 1. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Mon.-Thu.); 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri.-Sun.). Alpert Jewish Community Center, Pauline and Zena Gator Gallery, 3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach. (562) 426-7601, ext. 1421. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.piecebypiece.org.

Even as adults, most of us could plead guilty to relishing a favorite children’s book. “Once Upon a World Children’s Book Award Festival” honors a fresh breed of children’s book authors, and this year the Museum of Tolerance’s new Youth Action Lab will recognize Ellie Crowe (“Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku”) and Gretchen Woelfle (“Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer”). Gala attendants will also have the opportunity to make a surfboard bookmark, create a campaign button, and listen in on Ina Buckner-Barnette, “The Sunshine Storyteller.” Ah, to be a kid again. Reservations are required for this special event where a sign language interpreter will be on hand to provide assistance. Sun. 1 p.m. Free. The Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 772-7605. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.jewishla.org.

Some of the biggest names in Jewish music will take the stage during “Voices From the Heart,” benefiting United Synagogue Youth programs. Debbie Friedman, Moshav, Theodore Bikel and Craig Taubman will rock the afternoon away at a concert honoring Temple Aliyah’s Cantor Mike Stein and Alan Weissman, outgoing president of the Pacific Southwest Region. You already know all the words, so come and sing! Sun. 4:30 p.m. $36 (children), $72 (adults). Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (818) 986-0907. info@yuvalronmusic.com, or click ” target=”_blank”>http://www.jccatmilken.org.

Several synagogues’ young professionals groups — including Stephen S. Wise Temple’s W Group and Sinai Temple’s ATID — will be making a difference on Mitzvah Day by volunteering at Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Camp Max Strauss. Volunteers will participate in an information session and tour of the camp, provide mentorship to children ages 7-12 and launch a special “Guinness World Records” event. This is your chance to pitch in and help, while making friends with like-minded Jews who really care. Sun. 11-3 p.m. Free. Camp Max Strauss, Glendale. Specific directions will be given after registration is confirmed. (310) 889-2230. Register at ” alt=”ALTTEXT” width=”320″ height=”467″ vspace = 8 hspace = 8 align = left />(CARTOONIST)
Brooklyn-born Jerry Kirschen moved to Israel in 1971, changed his name to Yaakov and started drawing the daily cartoon strip “Dry Bones.” Now in its 35th year of publication at the Jerusalem Post, Kirschen (nicknamed — surprise, surprise — “Bones”) will appear in Los Angeles to present his politics and his oft-quoted cartoons at an event hosted by CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America). Mon. 7:30 p.m. $8. Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega, Los Angeles. (310) 652-7353.
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Wanna communicate with your Israeli friends in their native tongue? Bnei Akiva of Los Angeles and the Israel Aliyah Center is giving those of us who need help keeping up with our Hebrew-speaking friends some much-needed relief. This comprehensive Hebrew Ulpan class for adults starts soon, so don’t wait to sign up. Mon. 7:30 p.m. (beginning), Wed. (advanced). $300 for 10 classes. Beth Jacob, 9030 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 248-2450 or (310) 892-9821. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.cjs.ucla.edu.

Couture and charity go hand in hand at Brandeis National Committee’s Fashion Show and Luncheon. The San Fernando Valley Chapter of the committee will be holding a designer fashion show to help raise money for medical research. The event will bring us one step closer to curing neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease. Mon. 10 a.m. $75. Marriott Hotel, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. (818) 347-4786. ” border = 0 vspace = ‘8’ hspace = ‘8’ align = ‘left’>interested in supporting the organization. Last year the event was held at the swanky Celadon; this year, guests can enjoy the cool vibes of Bar Lubitsch. Wed. 7 p.m. $20 (or $10 if you bring canned food, toiletries or cereal to donate to JFS’s food and shelter program). Bar Lubitsch, 7702 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. (323) 761-8800, ext. 1220. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.art.ucla.edu.


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