Chabad honors Calabasas couple

A LIGHT IN THE COMMUNITY—Above, Rabbi Ellie Friedman of Chabad of Calabasas shows his appreciation to Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem David Shapiro, left, and his wife, Barbara during the Chabad’s Chanukah Gala and Concert on Dec. 10 at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills.

Church concert to present ‘Wonderful Love’

The United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks is remembering the phrase “When Love Came Down.” To help spread the healing love, UMCTO will offer the public “Wonderful Love,” a unique opus of merry and sacred tunes to celebrate Christ’s birth. The a free songfest and annual Christmas concert will take place at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 23 in the church […]

Temple offers Christmas feast to community

Temple Adat Elohim will host its 24th annual Christmas dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues., Dec. 25 at TAE, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The synagogue expects to offer a meal to more than 250 guests weeks after having to temporarily close its doors for a deep cleaning to deal with damage from smoke and ash from […]

Giving thanks for diversity

GRATEFUL—Faith leaders from local churches, synagogues, Islamic centers and congregations gather to find strength in community at the Conejo Valley Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve service Nov. 21 at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks.

Talk to inspire, give hope

Spiritual advisor and author Eliyahu Jian will present a special lecture for those affected by the Thousand Oaks shooting and recent wildfires on Sun., Dec. 9, the last night of Hanukkah, at the Calabasas Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada. The event will run from 4 to 6 p.m., with the lecture at 4:30 p.m. and candle lighting at 5:30 p.m. […]

Celebrating Hanukkah

Temple Ner Simcha and The Stonehaus at Westlake Village Inn will once again host the annual Community Hanukkah Celebration at 6 p.m. Fri., Dec. 7 at The Stonehaus, 31943 Agoura Road. Rabbi Michael Barclay of Temple Ner Simcha, cantorial soloist Benny Lipson, musical director Mat Gurman and multiple special musical guests will take part in the annual celebration of the […]

Joyous concert

The community is invited to a festive Christmas Concert featuring the Westminster Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra Virtuosi at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 12 at the church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. Admission is free; a freewill offering will be received. For more information, call (818) 889-1491, ext. 110, or go to

Services, nosh and poker

Temple Kol Tikvah will host the following special events and services in December at 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Free parking is available at the back of the synagogue on Del Moreno Drive. For more information or reservations, call (818) 348-0670 or go to Chanukah Community Celebration Fri., Dec. 7 with food and festivities for all ages as follows: […]

World of nativities helps the homeless

No Room at the Inn, a display of hundreds of nativities, be held this weekend at Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive. The show, in its 26th year, raises money for Ventura County homeless charities. The opening reception and silent auction will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., Nov. 30. The reception will have refreshments, a free ornament […]

Westlake Village menorah lighting to honor firefigthers

Chabad of the Conejo will host its annual Chanukah at the Shoppes Menorah Lighting at 5:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 3 at the shopping center, 30770 Russell Ranch Road, Westlake Village. The festival will include a special tribute to the local firefighters in recognition of the heroic work they did on behalf of the communities during the past weeks. “In the […]

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