CLASSICAL CONCERT: Nicolas Consort will perform the...

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Nicolas Consort will perform the music of Sacchini, Handel and Martin at a 4 p.m. concert Sunday at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 17114 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Admission is $15 general, $10 for students and seniors. Information: (818) 788-4486.

CHOIR PERFORMANCE: The 100-voice Holman Choir will sing anthems, hymns, spirituals and gospel music at 7 p.m. Sunday at Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. Holman Choir currently performs its community concert series with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets cost $5. Information: (818) 885-1855.

FACES OF JUDAISM: Rabbi Lisa Edwards of Beth Chayim Chadashim will present a lecture titled “Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish: Welcoming the Changing Faces of Judaism” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Temple Beth Hillel, 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. Admission is $5. Information: (818) 763-9148.

JEWISH AIDS SERVICES: The Multi-Interest Day (M.I.D.) group will sponsor a lecture by Rabbi Raphael Goldstein on Jewish AIDS services from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Adat Ari El Sisterhood, 12020 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. Free to enrolled M.I.D. students, $3 general. Information: (818) 766-9426.


SURVIVING THE LOSS OF CHILDREN: Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs will continue his discussions about Jewish insights on illness and grieving with a free discussion on surviving the loss of a child, including answering the question, “Should children attend funerals?” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Information: (818) 348-0670.

COMING TO AMERICA: Kol Tikvah will host “Coming to America,” a special Shabbat service with music and poetry featuring the Religious School’s sixth-grade class, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the temple, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. A tot Shabbat will be held at 6:30 p.m. Information: (818) 348-0670.

BUDDHISM AND CHRISTIANITY: Cal State Northridge will sponsor a free lecture series on Buddhism and Christianity throughout the spring semester, opening with a presentation on “Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha” by Masao Abe from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 7 at the university’s Matador bookstore complex, 18111 Nordhoff St. Abe, a professor emeritus of Japanese philosophy in Nara, Japan, is recognized by scholars and church leaders as one of the foremost exponents of Zen Buddhism, having devoted three decades to writing, publishing and lecturing on Buddhist-Christian dialogue in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Information and reservations: (818) 677-2786.

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