Faith

Program on parenting ‘right-side-up’ kids

Nationally recognized speaker Tiger McLuen will give a program on “Parenting with Purpose in a Distracting World” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Jan 30 at Ascension Lutheran Church campus, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. He will bring a wealth of wisdom and tips parents can use to raise “right-side-up kids.” McLuen has been a part of children, youth, […]

A look at Jewish values in civilization

Six-part class to meet in Agoura Hills

Rabbi Moshe Bryski of the Conejo Jewish Academy will lead “Judaism’s Gifts to the World,” a new six-session course that unearths the Jewish roots of some of the values of Western civilization. The class will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 22 at the Center for Jewish Life, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The course will set out to […]

Meditation for peace of mind, comfort

American Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Rigpa will give a lecture on Detox The Mind: Meditations for Mental and Physical Well- Being from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sat., Jan 25 at the Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. During the special event, Rigpa will explain how to identify painful mental states such as anger, anxiety, stress and depression […]

Rabbi to share his life story

Talk on Jan. 24 in Agoura Hills

Chabad of the Conejo will host a Scholar-in-Residence weekend featuring guest speaker Rabbi Matisyahu Devlin at the Chabad Center in Agoura Hills, 30345 Canwood St. The program will have a kosher dinner, lecture and children’s activities during the adult program at 6 p.m. Fri., Jan. 24. Devlin will speak on “The Journey: From Altar Boy to Chabad Rabbi,” sharing his […]

Women’s Bible study to connect physical and spiritual health

“ Body Surprised!” is an eight-week women’s Bible study connecting physical and spiritual health, hosted by The Bridge Church, 999 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. The class starts Wed., Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. The group facilitator is Lisa Sechler. Encouraging people to make healthy choices because of their value to God, their families and their communities has been Sechler’s […]

BRIEFS

Puzzled by Bible? Christian scripture provokes many questions such as: Did this event really happen? What did Jesus mean when he said…? How should we understand controversial and puzzling passages in the Bible? To help with these questions, the Rev. Patrick Mullen will lead a program called Scripture Question and Answer at 7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 13 at St. Peter […]

Chanukah concludes Mon., Dec. 30

LIGHT AND PRAYER—On Dec. 22, Agoura resident Ellen Bendavid teaches children how to go about coloring their Chanukah picture frame during activities to celebrate of the first night of the eight-day holiday at Chabad’s 12th annual Chanukah Festival. Chabad of Moorpark hosted the event at the Vons shopping center in Moorpark.

Communities celebrate Hanukkah

Kids’ fun for Chanukah

Chabad of the Conejo will host a CKids Chanukah Festival at 4:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 26 at the Kids World Family Fun Center, 618 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park. Admission includes all the Kids World attractions, a menorah lighting, latkes, doughnuts, chocolate gelt, dreidels and an olive press workshop. Admission is $4 for kids under the age of 2 and […]

Honoring our Lady of Guadalupe



Her neighbors began leaving bouquets of flowers two weeks ago in front of the vibrantly painted mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe that adorns one stucco wall of Blanca Jimenez’ modest, two-bedroom home in Simi Valley. They’ve done that every December since she moved in 13 years ago, she said. “Everyone who lives around here knows this as the neighborhood […]


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