Community Events

Upcoming Community Events

Please note: The Federation provides an opportunity for organizations to post on this calendar as a community service, not all events on this calendar are organized by The Jewish Federation.

Dec

31

Six Heros and Scoundrels: Portraits of LGBT Jews in Traditional Jewish Texts

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Meet one of Eshels Executive Directors, Rabbi Steve Greenberg, who will help kick off our first Eshel group in Los Angeles for LGBTQ people Learn with Rabbi Greenberg! Six Queer Heros and Scoundrels Same-sex love, while surely hidden and formally decried, finds surprising expression in Jewish po

Dec

31

33rd Congressional District Debate

Wednesday 7:00 pm

  Henry Waxman was first elected to represent West Los Angeles and Beverly Hills in Congress almost thirty years ago.  Now two candidates, Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Elan Carr and California State Senator Ted Lieu are fighting to replace him to represent California's 33rd Co

Dec

31

REC October Cabinet Networking Breakfast (REC)

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Real Estate and Construction Division Cabinet Networking Breakfast, featuring Joel Marcus, CEO and Founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities.

Dec

31

Café Vienne

Wednesday 7:00 pm

October 23, 2014 through March 1, 2015 Café Vienne is a site-specific exhibition developed for the Skirball by Austrian artist Isa Rosenberger (b. 1969). Within this immersive installation, which pays tribute to the important cultural role of Viennese coffee houses, Rosenberger honors little-k

Dec

31

American Friends of Magen David Adom Los Angeles Gala

Wednesday 7:00 pm

AFMDA looks forward to a phenomenal evening of dinner and entertainment as we raise funds together for a new national underground blood center in Israel. Please join our gala chairs at the annual AFMDA 2014 dinner. For more information, please contact AFMDA Western Region at 323.655.4655.

Dec

31

Educators Network Launch (YALA)

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Come meet other education professionals at our newest business network's inaugural event. Learn more here!

Dec

31

Rabbi Bradley Artson, Sex, Lies and Torah: Family Matters and Sibling Rivalry

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Rabbi Bradley Artson, Dean, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, AJU, begins this fascinating series featuring our leading community rabbis. He speaks about Love, Anger and Consequences: God as our Father/Mother. Join us for the individual lecture or the entire 8 session series. For tickets and info

Dec

31

American Friends of Magen David Adom After Party

Wednesday 7:00 pm

AFMDA looks forward to a phenomenal night together as we party and raise funds and awareness for our mission of building a new national underground blood center in Israel. Please join us for our afterparty immediately following our gala! For more information, please contact AFMDA Western Region at

Dec

31

Global Shabbos Project at Westwood Kehilla

Wednesday 7:00 pm

The Shabbos Project is a unique, international grassroots Jewish identity movement that unites all Jews to keep one full Shabbos together. The International Shabbos Project will take place on the Shabbat of 24/25 October 2014 in more than 340 cities and 35 countries around the globe.   The&nbs

Dec

31

Saturday Shabbat Experience for Children

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Experiential Jewish Learning!  Saturday Shabbat Experience for Families with school age children! The Ahavat Torah Congregation invites you to come with your school age children to a fun-filled Shabbat morning. There will be songs, crafts, and cooking our favorite Shabbat snack. In order to be

Dec

31

KOREH L.A. Volunteer Training Session (KOREH) (Training)

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity? Do you love reading and helping children? KOREH L.A. volunteers are trained to help struggling students by reading with a child between the ages of 5 and 10 for one hour per week at an LAUSD elementary school.  Volunteers must attend ONE training prio

Dec

31

Bites of Jewish Justice

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Throughout 2014, American Jewish World Service-LA will present noted local rabbis and community leaders to explore Jewish perspectives on justice and human rights issues. Our learning will draw upon Jewish text, thought and tradition to explore our personal connections to justice and motivate us to

Dec

31

Sundays in the Park

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon. A rock climbing wall, arts & crafts, an exciting ropes tower, games and sports, guided hikes and more -- all run by our experienced staff at our beautiful 2,700 acre playground in Simi Valley...It's closer than you think! Only 25 minutes from the Valley and 4

Dec

31

Jewish National Fund Texas Hold "em Poker Classic

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Jewish National Fund Texas Hold "em Poker Classic Please join Rob Schiller and 2012 Senior World Series of Poker Champion Jim Hess at the world famous Commerce Casino on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm $10,000 minimum cash guarantee First place prize sponsored by Dave Bickel, Brad Garrett, Jay

Dec

31

Young Professionals Comedy Bowl-a-thon for Children's Hospital at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem

Wednesday 7:00 pm

A one of a kind benefit for the Children's Hospital at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Join in the bowling fun and have some good laughs at the Western Region's American Committee's Young Professional Comedy Bowl-a-thon at the new and very posh AMF Bowling Lanes in Santa Monica, CA.  

Dec

31

AIPAC @ Wise Featuring Ari Shavit

Wednesday 7:00 pm

AIPAC @ WISE Featuring: Ari Shavit Haaretz Senior Correspondent and Author of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel Sunday, October 26, 2014 2:30 p.m. " Registration 3:00 p.m. " Program VIP* Reception (by invitation only, following the program) Stephen Wise Temple SPACE

Dec

31

Capitol Steps: The Lighter Side of Politics

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Laugh out loud with The Capitol Steps witty musical political satire. This group of former Congressional staffers has performed for five US Presidents, dozens of times on NPRs All Things Considered, several PBS specials, the Today Show and Entertainment Tonight. Join us for this hysterical performa

Dec

31

West Coast NCSY Trustee Dinner

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Night of Appreciation (private event)

Dec

31

LGBTQ Dinner, Drinks & Hookah

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Dance to DJ Cynful and enjoy your dinner at The Viceroy. LGBTQ Jews, their families, and allies are all welcome. $10 cover in advance, $15 cover at the door. To RSVP, go to: http://jqinternational.org/connect/catalog-of-events/jq-mixer-the-viceroy/ JQ creates community and advances greater inclusio

Dec

31

JCafeLA's 3rd Annual Haunted Halloweinstein Mega-Party!

Wednesday 7:00 pm

PARTY with  100s of JEWISH YOUNG PROFESSIONALS in a CHIC BEVERLY HILLS NIGHTSPOT !    PLUS your chance at TV STARDOM-LIVE at our event! Join 100s of Jewish Young Professionals from 10 Jewish Groups  *Costume Contest *Celebrity DJ *GIftbags * Greenscreen Photo Booth*