November 16, 2018

Picks and Clicks for January 9-15, 2010


Archaeologists and biblical scholars examine how monotheism has shaped our current religious landscape in a Whizin Center program, “What Do We Mean When We Say Monotheism?” The panel includes Steven Fine of Yeshiva University New York, Ziony Zevit of American Jewish University, Jeffrey Tigay of University of Pennsylvania and others. Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $55 (lunch included). AJU Familian Campus, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. (310) 440-1246. ” title=””>

Andrea Lisa Leeb was a nurse, scuba diving instructor and attorney before discovering her passion for writing. The Venice-based Jewish writer’s “Painted Bicycles” and other stories will be performed by spoken-word artist Sally Shore and a guest cast in The New Short Fiction Series’ 14th season kickoff. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Sun. 7 p.m. $10 (prepaid), $15 (at the door). Municipal Art Gallery, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (866) 811-4111. ” title=””>


The UCLA Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts is hosting three art openings and a book event — all in one night. “Jews in Cuba” is Debbie Rosenfeld’s black-and-white photography exhibition chronicling the hardships of life in Cuba as a Jew; the Student Fine Art Exhibit features works by students from the UCLA School of Art and Architecture; and “Discovering Hope: Faces of the Holocaust” by 23-year-old photographer Eli Rubel is showcased on the Emerging Artist Staircase. That same evening, Leslie Gilbert-Lurie will be on hand to discuss and sign her book, “Bending Toward the Sun.” Wed. 7-9 p.m. Free. Hillel at UCLA, 574 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles. (310) 208-3081, ext. 108. ” title=””>

JDub Records and LA Record’s free monthly DJ party with free drinks is back with Milk & Honey V featuring music by DJ Joro Boro and an open vodka bar for the first hour. Wed. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Bar Lubitsch, 7702 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. ” title=””>


Jeff Bernhardt, author of the dramatic readings, “Who Shall Live…?” and “Standing at Sinai” and a Jewish Journal contributor, wrote, produced and directed “Mixed Blessings,” a light drama that explores identity via the tale of a gay German college student and his straight, Jewish roommate. Fri. 8 p.m. Through Jan. 31. $20. NoHo Actors’ Studio, 5215 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (800) 838-3006.