Passover teaches the best cure for slave masters is prevention

As the world marshals to slow the spread of coronavirus, one thing has become clear: preventing contagion is easier than curing it. Draconian measures have been put in place, locally, nationally and globally. Travel has been curtailed. Large gatherings banned. All in the name of prevention. Because COVID-19 has reminded us what has always been true: The best way to […]

Army general finds healing in unusual place

Roots of Faith

The third column in our series on healing has a difficult patient who complained that the treatment was worse than the disease. In 2 Kings chapter 5, Naaman is the army commander for the King of Aram (Syria). He was rich, well-respected and had everything going for him—except good health. He was inflicted with leprosy, a word that referred to […]

Sunday services go online

Chalice Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Conejo Valley has suspended its in-house Sunday services at 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park, in response to the coronavirus emergency. Services will continue online. Each week, Chalice will notify members and friends if the 10 a.m. Sunday service will be livestreamed on Facebook or accessible via the video communications website Zoom. The virtual […]

Church to honor women of temperance movement

March is Women’s History Month across the country. This year the Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church will honor the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, an organization that played a key role in women’s activism against the use of alcohol and tobacco in the United States. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., March 14 at the church, […]


Oratorio leads in to Easter Witness Music Thousand Oaks, a local chapter of a national nonprofit organization, will perform its fifth annual rendition of Rob Gardner’s oratorio “Lamb of God” at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 14 in the Performing Arts Center on the Rancho Campana High School campus, 4235 Mar Vista Drive, Camarillo. The performance will include choir, […]

Chabad to kick off sports-theme Purim

Chabad of the Conejo will host a sports-theme Purim in the Stadium at 4:30 p.m. Tues., March 10 at the Chabad Center in Agoura Hills, 30345 Canwood St. The event will include a concession stand buffet dinner, child and adult attire to dress up as fan of a favorite team, sports entertainment, a special half time show, D.J. and the […]

Rabbis to discuss issues confronting Judaism

Brandeis Conejo Valley chapter will host a discussion of the issues, values and beliefs confronting the Jewish community today from 1 to 3 p.m. Tues., March 17 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. The moderator is Justin Regan, former public radio host/ reporter and podcaster of The American Rabbi Project, which hosts interviews with rabbis. […]

Lecture and walk to celebrate neighborly love

The Simi Valley Interfaith Council, along with the Conejo Valley Interfaith Association and the Ventura County Interfaith Community, will hold a Love Your Neighbor Weekend Thurs. to Sun., March 12 through 15. Lo Sprague, president of the Guibord Center-Religion Inside Out will speak on “Courage for the Common Good” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., March 12 at Samuelson Chapel […]

Fun at the carnival

The Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue will once again host its community-wide Purim Carnival and Boutique from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., March 8 at 24855 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Admission is free and open to the public. The parking lot and sanctuary will be transformed into a carnival, complete with rides, games, prizes, pony rides, a puppy petting […]

Queen music for Purim spiel

Temple Adat Elohim will present its annual original Purim spiel at 7 p.m. Sat., March 7, followed by an adults-only Roaring ’20s party, and again at 10:30 a.m. Sun., March 8, followed by a family carnival. Both events will be held at the temple, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Purim is a Jewish holiday that tells the story of […]

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