November 18, 2018

December 12-18, 2009


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The Jewish Federation’s Fed Up With Hunger initiative lends a purpose to JconnectLA’s party, co-sponsored by Birthright Israel Next and the Chai Center, among others. Honika Electronica also features a performance by comedian/hip-hop artist Smooth-E, music by Diwon, SoulSpeak, DJ Eric Rosen and others, and a No Limit Texas Dreidle tournament. Sat. 9 p.m. $10 (presale), $15 (at the door). $5 off price with two cans of kosher food. A Cow Jumped Over the Moon, 421 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. (714) 403-3742. ” title=””>


Chabad of the Conejo has a jam-packed week of Chanukah events: a Friendship Circle Chanukah Extravaganza, a car scavenger hunt leading to a mystery festival, three Sunshine Club parties for seniors, an evening of Chanukah illusions with Amos Levkovitch and a Comedy Chinese Auction night at The Canyon Club. Dec. 13-16. Various locations. (818) 991-0991. ” title=””>

Neshama Carlebach, daughter of famed spiritual leader Shlomo Carlebach, performs her father’s works with her band and the Good Pastures Baptist Church choir — featured on her new album — at a holiday concert sponsored by Makom Ohr Shalom. Sun. 6:45 p.m. (dessert reception), 7:35 p.m. (chanukiah lighting), 7:45 p.m. (concert). $50-$100. Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills. (818) 894-1754. ” title=””>

Sean Kanan from “The Young and the Restless” emcees the first Creative Arts Temple Chanukah Gospel Brunch and Boutique. Traditional fare — latkes, dreidels and gelt — is accompanied by the hand-clapping boisterousness of the Chris Gees and the Voices gospel choir. Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (boutique), 12:30 p.m. (music and brunch). $65 (members), $70 (guests). MountainGate Country Club, 12445 Mountaingate Drive, Los Angeles. (310) 470-3888.

Templeton Foundation Grant researchers, Holocaust education experts and survivors will discuss the findings of the “Forgiveness, Resiliency and Survivorship Among Holocaust Survivors” study in a symposium, “Holocaust Survivors: Stories of Resilience.” The discussion will cover how the results of the study can be applied today. Sun. 1-4 p.m. Free. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, 6435 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 651-3704. ” title=””>


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Join Congregation Kol Ami in lighting Hollywood’s huge ice menorah at the Hollywood and Highland Center. Aside from ice, there is an interactive children’s arts and crafts activity, holiday treats for all and musical performances. Mon. 6 p.m. Free. Hollywood and Highland Center, Central Courtyard. ” title=””>


The Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles joins forces with popular local Israeli DJ Eyal, along with three other DJs, for a rockin’ Chanukah party at the Cabana Club in Hollywood. Guests are asked to bring gifts to be donated to Vista Del Mar Child Community Center. 21 and over. Wed. 9 p.m. Free. Cabana Club, 1439 Ivar Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 852-5523.


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Local card-carrying members of the tribe, Fool’s Gold, perform here in their hometown on the penultimate night of Chanukah. Singing almost entirely in Hebrew, the young band has found most of its success in the non-Jewish, non-Hebrew speaking crowd but is eager to cross over to the Jewish community. Thu. 8 p.m. $10. The Echo, 1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. ” title=””>