Baha’is celebrate ascension anniversary

Bahá’ís of Westlake Village and Oak Park will mark the 100th anniversary of the ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá on Sat., Nov. 27. .Abdu’l-Bahá is the son of the founder of the Bahá’í faith, Bahá’u’lláh. Before Bahá’u’lláh died in 1892, he designated his son to become the interpreter of his teachings and leader of the faith. .Abdu’l-Bahá led a life of service […]


Chabad to give thanks at luncheon Chabad of Westlake Village will host a Shabbat of Gratitude from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 20, 2524 Townsgate Road, Ste. H. Lunch will be served after the service. Children will have a special program. A guest speaker will address the adults. The Hebrew school children are catering the sit-down luncheon as […]

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church welcomes new associate pastor

Rev. Emily Ebert originally hails from Columbus, Ohio

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks recently welcomed a new associate pastor, the Rev. Emily Ebert, and her husband, Joe. Ebert’s main role will be to lead the children, youth and family ministries and help in the growth of the small group ministry. She previously served as associate pastor of faith formation in Virginia, near Washington, D.C. Ebert was […]

Book an exploration of the Bible

“Speed Bumps on the Way to Heaven” byApril Vider is an exploration of the Bible and its relevancy in our lives. The Bookworm in Camarillo will host a book signing with the author from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sat, Nov. 6 at 93 E. Daily Drive. In the book, Vider relives 30 transformational moments, or speed bumps, some of […]

Congregation B’nai to host Shabbark Shalom

Congregation B’nai Emet will host a Shabbark Shalom event with pets at 4:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 13 on the outside patio, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. Attendees can show off their pets and learn about the importance of animals in Jewish life. There will be crafts, animal cookies and other treats for children. The program will conclude with Havdalah, […]

Military appreciation Mass

In honor of Veterans Day, the Knights of Columbus St. Joseph Fourth Degree Assembly 3453 will sponsor a military appreciation Mass at 11 a.m. Sun., Nov. 14 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Thousand Oaks, 5801 Kanan Road. All are welcome. For more information, call (213) 300-1779.

In era of social acrimony, the rebbe’s wisdom provides insight


The International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries (Kinus Hashluchim) usually draws as many as 6,000 rabbis and lay leaders to Brooklyn, New York, for multiple days of classes, workshops, networking, and kibbitzing. After a virtual hiatus last year, the conference, which begins on Oct. 27 and lasts through Oct. 31, will be returning in person, albeit somewhat tentatively—participation will be limited […]

Events for Halloween, All Saints

A free Halloween Harvest event will start at 11:15 a.m. Sun., Oct. 31 at United Methodist Church Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. Children through sixth grade, with an adult, can come dressed in costumes to trick-or-treat around campus for candy and other treats. Kids and families can also decorate a provided pumpkin and make a thankfulness pumpkin. Nonperishable donations […]

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