Calabasas girl to star in ‘Annie’

Calabasas resident Jacqueline Rosenthal, 9, will play the lead role in the Golden Performing Arts Center production of the musical "Annie" at 7 p.m., Sat., Jan. 20 and 6 p.m., Sun., Jan. 21, at Canoga Park High School. Her brother Brendan, 6, will make his stage debut in the production as well. Jacqueline is a seasoned pro, having appeared in […]

Bar Mitzvah will be celebrated on Jan. 20

Bar Mitzvah will be celebrated on Jan. 20 Aaron Michlin, son of Susan and Willard Michlin of Moorpark, will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Sat., Jan. 20 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. Rabbi Richard Spiegel, spiritual leader of the temple, and Cantor Jeff Cohen will officiate. Joining in Aaron’s celebration will be his sister Rachel, grandparents and many […]

Chanukah will begin at sundown tonight

Chanukah begins at sundown tonight, Thurs., Dec. 21. It celebrates the events that occurred more than 2,300 years ago in the land of Judea, now known as Israel. Chanukah is a celebration of the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrians. Following their victory, the Maccabees went to the temple in Jersusalem, which had been desecrated by the Syrians. After […]

Jewish inmates will celebrate Chanukah

Rabbi Zvi Dershowitz will lead Chanukah worship services for inmates at Men’s Central Jail and Twin Towers Correctional Facility today. "All Los Angeles County Jail inmates who practice Judaism will have the opportunity to attend religious services celebrating this holiday," said Sheriff Lee Baca. "It has always been the policy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to allow inmates […]

Holidays are not the time for pets as gifts

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control wishes to remind the public that giving a pet as a Christmas present is not the best practice unless a lot of care, thought and pre-planning have gone into the decision. The week following Christmas is often not a happy place at animal shelters. This is when many pets that […]

‘Project completed’

INTO THE HOLIDAY GIVING SPIRIT––The graduating seventh graders of Temple Beth Haverim are honored for their contribution to Jewish Family Service, Conejo Valley Office, for the Shamash Project––sponsoring a family at Hanukkah. The students collected money each week and provided a family with six children with gifts for the holiday. Posing with the students are: Barbara Brooks, from the Jewish […]

Celebration kicks off Festival of Lights at Temple Etz

A special celebration for Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, which begins Thursday evening, Dec. 21, will take place at Temple Etz Chaim from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 24. Diana Shmiana of the San Francisco area will be special guest with her Hanukkah show, "Mystery of the Missing Candles," featuring songs, stories, clowning, puppets and audience participation. Afterward, […]

Fellowship plans Christmas services

Agoura Bible Fellowship will offer four identical services on Christmas Eve, Sun., Dec. 24. Service times are 9 and 10:45 a.m., with candlelight services at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Children are invited to attend and childcare will be provided. Services will be at 5564 Foothill Drive, Agoura Hills. For more information about Agoura Bible Fellowship, please call (818) 889-7449 or […]

Children celebrate at St. Paschal

Children celebrate at St. Paschal LISA ADAMS/The Acorn A HOLLY JOLLY GOOD TIME ––Maria Abalos, 6, gets a wink and a smile from Santa Claus (Joe Smolarsky) and a present from former major league baseball manager George "Sparky" Anderson during a children’s Christmas party at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church. Underprivileged children from the church and the community attend this […]

Pet of the Week

THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE––"Shiba" in her Santa hat is expressing happy holiday wishes from the Agoura Animal Shelter. Shiba is a Shiba-Inu mix, has a pretty blonde coat, and as you can see, she is gorgeous.Shiba is about 5 years old and available for adoption now. Inquire about No. 823068 when you call the Agoura Animal Shelter at (818) […]