Special programs at Temple Adat Elohim

Homelessness presentation, documentary on tap for April

“Homeward LA,” a program with the real-life stories of those who have experienced homelessness, will take place at 6:45 p.m. Sun., April 28 in the sanctuary of Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Teacher and choreographer Leasa Shukiar directs a cast of volunteers from various community organizations for the performance. The synagogue’s event is one of more […]

Sunrise service to welcome Easter

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park will host its 52nd annual Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. Sun., April 21 in the parking lot of the main building, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The nondenominational service, sponsored by the Conejo Valley Interfaith Association, has the theme “No, never. Yes, always.” Clergy representing churches throughout the community will concelebrate the […]

Christian Science talk

Melanie Wahlberg, a Christian Science practitioner, will give a talk on “Never Alone: How Spiritual Ideas Work in Us” at 2 p.m. Sat., April 6 at Christian Science Church, 6117 Shoup Ave, Woodland Hills. “It’s like the ideas did the work,” said the mother when her young daughter had experienced a major physical healing through prayer as taught in Christian […]


All invited to Seder in Malibu The Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue will host its second night Community Passover Seder at 5 p.m. Sat., April 20 at 24855 Pacific Coast Highway. The catered four-course meal will have an English-Hebrew haggadah (the text recited at the Seder), traditional songs, stories and spiritual insights. The Seder, led by Rabbi Michael and Cantor […]

Local United Methodist pastors react to church-wide gay ruling

Days after the United Methodist Church voted to uphold the denomination’s bans on gay marriage and the ordination of gay clergy, rainbow table runners adorned the altar at Moorpark United Methodist Church. The worldwide Methodist church voted to affirm that “homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching,” as stated in its Book of Discipline, the denomination’s governing rules, at a special […]

Talk on modern Jewish life in Germany

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture titled “The Jews Are Back” with guest speaker Rabbi Yitzchak M. Wagner at 8 p.m. Mon., April 1 at the academy, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. One of Germany’s youngest community rabbis, Wagner was the first ordained rabbi born in Germany after the Holocaust. He is also the first rabbi in his […]

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