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WHAT鈥橲 HAPPENING IN JEWISH LA

by Ryan Torok and Ari L. Noonan

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June 14-20

Friday, June 14

TAKING PRIDE IN PRIDE MONTH

In the center of Pride Month, Beth Chayim Chadashim, the city鈥檚 first synagogue for gays and lesbians, celebrates the occasion with a kind of doubleheader. First there will be a pre-Shabbat dinner at the Natalie Thai restaurant. Then all are invited to convene at BCC for a Shabbat service filled with soulful songs while acknowledging Pride Month. 6-7 p.m. dinner, Natalie Thai, 998 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. 7:30-9 p.m. services. Beth Chayim Chadashim, 6090 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 290-6139.

PRIDE SHABBAT

In the heart of the entertainment world, not only will Temple Israel of Hollywood salute Pride Month with a Rainbow Pride Shabbat, but it will also present a special guest: Cantorial soloist and drag queen Miss Livinya Karr. In-person or Zoom. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 876鈥8330.听

SHABBAT GUEST SPEAKER

The Temple Adat Elohim community will receive a kind of bonus this Shabbat when the visiting educator Uri Feinberg, who spoke on Shavuot regarding the war, returns. After Kabbalat Shabbat services, it will be Feinberg鈥檚 turn. 鈥淲hen the Melody Doesn’t Change but Words Make All the Difference鈥 features an explanation of how an iconic song in the annals of Israeli history has hit a powerful chord. It is helping frame where Israel and Israelis are. 7 p.m. services. 7:30-9 p.m. Feinberg program. Free. Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 497-7101.

SHAVUOT SHABBAT DINNER

With the holiday still in the air, Nessah Synagogue hosts a Shavuot Shabbat Dinner featuring author and educator Rabbi Efraim Palvanov of Toronto. His subject: 鈥淭he End of Time and the Arrival of Mashiach.鈥 7:10 p.m. services. 8:15 p.m. dinner. $65 adults, $45 for those under 12. Nessah, 142 S. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 273-2400.

SHABBAT ON THE ROCKS

How about gliding into Shabbat differently this time at Kehillat Israel? To open the evening, Shabbat on the Rocks means cocktails will be served up first, enhanced by a celebration of Pride Month. A soulful musical prayer experience follows. RSVP required. 7:15 p.m. cocktails. 8 p.m. services. Free. Kehillat Israel, 16019 W. Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades.(310) 459-2328.

TRIBE SHABBAT

The IKAR community鈥檚 first TRIBE Shabbat Dinner of the summer, for 20s and 30s, will be in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood. All food served will be Kosher with gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options available. Wine will be served for those ages 21-and-over with valid ID. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $18. Fairfax area address will be disclosed when you RSVP.

Saturday, June 15

RAINBOW SHABBAT

In mid-city, Adat Shalom will mark Rainbow Shabbat when cantorial soloist Raymond Zachary takes the lead. 9:30 a.m.-Noon. Adat Shalom, 3030 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 475-4985.

Monday, June 17

OUTING AT THE MOVIES

TJVillage members of the Temple Judea Movie Club are convening, of all places, at the movies. Believing that being together is an important value, they will gather in the lobby of the Laemmle Encino Town Center 5 for a shared cinema experience. Check in at the temple to see which film has been selected. 4-7 p.m. Laemmle Town Center, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Details at .

PLANNING MEETING

Temple Beth Am is convening a meeting of the 70s+ crowd to try and diagram activities for the coming months. No problem if you cannot attend. Write down a list of ideas you would like the group to pursue. 10 a.m.-Noon. Temple Beth Am, Adelson Hall. 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 652-7353.

SAGES OF ALL AGES

ChaiVillageLA, a multi-generational, multi-synagogue community, gathers at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills for two hours of camaraderie, sharing the experiences and wisdom of each other鈥檚 lives. Make new friends at these Sages of All Ages gatherings. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 300 N. Clark Drive, Beverly Hills. (310) 288-3737.

Wednesday, June 19

L.A. JEWISH FILM FEST OPENING NIGHT

Join the kickoff of the L.A. Jewish Film Festival 鈥 held this year through June 24. The opening night gala features a world premiere screening of the film, 鈥淕uns and Moses,鈥 a high-octane mystery thriller, directed by The Journal鈥檚 Table for Five editor, Salvador Litvak (鈥淲hen Do We Eat?鈥), that follows an affable small-town rabbi who becomes an unlikely gunslinger after his community is attacked. The evening includes a glitzy red-carpet event as well as a pre-film reception. The screening is followed by a Q-and-A with the filmmakers. 7 p.m. $40. Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. For tickets, visit .

AFTER THE WAR

聽鈥淎 Plausible Proposal for Life in Gaza After the War鈥 is the subject of Warren Olney鈥檚 interview with U.S. Ambassador James Jeffrey of the Wilson Center and Thomas Warrick of the Atlantic Council. The weekly Zoom program is co-organized by Jews United for Democracy and Justice. 5 p.m. For details, visit

ISRAEL WAR TALK

Alon Wald, head of operations and marketing at Ammunition Hill National Heritage Center, visits Adat Ari El to discuss 鈥淟iberation and Liberty: The Six-Day War, October 7 and the Struggle for Sovereignty.鈥 It鈥檚 an examination of Israel鈥檚 wars, and importantly the present one. Organized by Adat Ari El and Jewish National Fund-USA. Dessert reception follows. 7:30 p.m. Free. Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. (818) 766-9426 Attendees must email ydohn@jnf.org to register. Additional details at .

TIME FOR A FILM

HaMakom鈥檚 Cinema Journey is a film club that seeks to accommodate member needs by encouraging them to view the movie in question before the group meets to talk about it. The club, which provides a link to the movie, gathers tonight, in-person and via Zoom, to talk about likes and criticisms regarding the 2020 film 鈥溇派 of the World,鈥 starring Tom Hanks. 7-9:30 p.m. Free. HaMakom South Campus, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 854-7650.

WORLD JEWISH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) kicks off the summer season under the stars with 鈥淲orld Jewish Music Festival,鈥 an eclectic concert produced by VBS Cantor Jacqueline Raffi, along with a picnic dinner. Performers include Chloe Pourmorady, Mostly Kosher, Leah Zeger and Cantor Raffi. Special guest musicians are Daniel Raijman, Zack Lodmer and Jamie Papish. Part of VBS鈥 鈥淔estival of Sound,鈥 a 2023-2024 concert series. 7:30 p.m. $60 orchestra, $36 general admission. Children, $30 and $10. Free for those under age 5. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 788-6000.

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