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.

Oct

24

Global Shabbos Project at Westwood Kehilla

Westwood Kehilla Synagogue Friday 5:30 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

Oct

25

Saturday Shabbat Experience for Children

Ahavat Torah Congregation@The Village Church Saturday 10:30 am

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

Oct

26

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

Adat Ari El Sunday 9:00 am

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

Oct

26

Bites of Jewish Justice

The Herb Alpert Educational Center at New Roads School Sunday 10:00 am

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

Oct

26

Sundays in the Park

American Jewish University, Brandeis-Bardin Campus Sunday 12:00 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

Oct

26

Jewish National Fund Texas Hold "em Poker Classic

Commerce Casino Sunday 1:00 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

Oct

26

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

AMF Bowling Lanes Sunday 2:00 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.  

Oct

26

AIPAC @ Wise Featuring Ari Shavit

Stephen Wise Temple Sunday 2:30 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

Oct

26

Capitol Steps: The Lighter Side of Politics

American Jewish University, Familian Campus Sunday 4:00 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

Oct

26

LGBTQ Dinner, Drinks & Hookah

The Viceroy Sunday 6:00 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

Oct

26

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

Chakra Beverly Hills Sunday 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*

Oct

27

What Place for Jewish Law in Israeli Law?

UCLA, Bunche Hall, Room 10383 Monday 4:30 pm

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and UCLA Center for the Study of Religion This talk will explore the way Judaism, as a religion and culture, and its legal tradition -- the halakhah -- is incorporated into the secular legal system of the state of Israel and, more broadly, the role

Oct

28

VA Executive Committee Meeting

Valley Alliance Tuesday 5:00 pm

Executive Committee meeting of the Jewish Federation Valley Alliance

Oct

28

Not So Kosher Comedy Night (YALA)

The Improv Tuesday 6:00 pm

Join YALA's Entertainment Network for a night of standup at the legendary improv. Click here to purchase tickets Tuesday, October 28th The Improv: 8162 Melrose Avenue Bar and Doors Open at 6 Show Begins at 8 $15 in advance $20 at the door $10 for Ben-Gurion and Chai Society members Tickets include

Oct

28

Jewish Community 33rd Congressional District Debate

Congregation Beth Jacob Tuesday 7:15 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 running to represent California's 33rd Congressional District.&

Oct

29

SMARTalks

University of Southern California Wednesday 6:30 pm

Real Thoughts. Real Talk. A Ted-Style conference, on Campus at USC.  Why you should come: There's a conference, free dinner, and socializing.    Who's Talking:  David Suissa, Publisher and Columnist.  Sasha Strauss, Marketing and Branding. David N. Weiss, Screenwriter. 

Oct

30

The Israel Conference™

Skirball Cultural Center Thursday 12:00 pm

The Israel Conference" is a business conference that brings together leading technology innovators and investors in High Tech / Media and Entertainment / Advertising / Mobile / Content / Gaming / Clean Tech / Medical Tech / Consumer Products coming out of Israel that are market-making and in d

Oct

30

Jewish Community Foundation Board meeting

TBD Thursday 4:00 pm

Meeting of the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Community Foundation

Oct

30

JerusalemU Gala & Film Premiere of "Beneath The Helmet"

TBD Thursday 6:00 pm

JerusalemU Gala & Film Premiere of "Beneath The Helmet"

Nov

01

Vintage Israeli Dancing

Anisa's School of Dance Saturday 8:15 pm

Participatory recreational dancing of old Israeli dances. We do not teach, so this group is for people with at least some Israeli Dance experience.