A time to heal

Kids cook in the kitchen

Chabad of the Conejo will host a CKids breakfast, prepared by Junior Chefs for children of all ages, at 10 a.m. Sun., Nov. 17 at the Chabad Center in Agoura Hills, 30345 Canwood St. The interactive experience will allow children to participate in cooking their own breakfast while learning skills and tips in the kitchen. Kids will use recipes and […]

Where we stood and where we stand

COMMENTARY /// God and Borderline

A year ago this week, we stood on overpasses in solemn silence. As our first responders stood at attention, we watched the procession that took the body of Sgt. Ron Helus to Ventura. Earlier that morning, some of us stood in shock at the city’s teen center or the Survivor Assistance Center, trying to comprehend the horror of the night. […]

St. Julie’s parish marks 50 years of community ministry

Members of St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in Newbury Park celebrated the parish’s 50th anniversary last month by making preparations for the congregation’s next 50 years. After Mass on Oct. 27, Archbishop José Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles turned the first shovel of earth in a groundbreaking for a new outdoor gathering space and plaza. The shovel Gomez […]

Special talk by Chabad Scholar-in-Residence

Chabad of the Conejo will host a Scholar-in-Residence weekend featuring guest speaker Chana Weisberg on Fri., Nov. 15 at the Chabad Center in Agoura Hills, 30345 Canwood St. The dinner with kosher cuisine, open to the community, will begin at 5:30 p.m. The guest scholar lecture will follow the dinner. A children’s program will take place during the lecture. The […]

A festival of joy


Chief political correspondent to speak The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture by the chief political correspondent for the Jerusalem Post for 20 years, Gil Hoffman, at 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 4 at 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Hoffman will speak on “Peace, Politics and Plutonium: A Maven’s Guide to the Mayhem in the Middle East.” Hoffman also hosts […]

Seminary marks 80 years

This year marks 80 years since St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo opened its doors on Sept. 12, 1939. Since its inception, the seminary has prepared students for a vocation to serve the Catholic church—with nearly 1,300 men ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in other dioceses in the United States and other countries, as well as […]

Fall semester for adult classes opens at Jewish academy in Agoura

The Conejo Jewish Academy will start its fall semester next week with dozens of learning opportunities offered to the community. Unless otherwise noticed, all classes meet at the Center for Jewish Life, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The fall semester will offer courses, study groups, lectures, workshops, special events and religious activities. The following is a short listing of the […]


Good and messy Messy Church—a family friendly, alternative church experience— will take place at 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19 at the United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, 1000 E. Janss Road. The October theme is “Celebrating the light of Jesus.” Kids can come dressed in neon or bright colors. The event will have black lights, tin lights, glow sticks and […]

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