Religion Notes


HEALING SERVICE: A Hadallah healing service for people dealing with illness, facing surgery or recovering from surgery will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. Information: (818) 346-3445.

IMPRESSION SERMON: The Rev. Bill Schirmer will present a 10 a.m. service on “From Impression to Expression” on Sunday at La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore St. Information: (818) 249-1045.

HOMECOMING SUNDAY: All former members and friends of St. John’s in Valley United Methodist Church are invited to a homecoming event and a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, with a potluck meal at noon in the church, at 20600 Roscoe Blvd., Winnetka. Free. Information: (818) 341-6434.


BIBLE AND ETHICS: Gerald A. Larue, leader of the Ethical Culture Society of Los Angeles, will discuss “The Bible as a Human Document” at the Ethical Cultural Society of Los Angeles meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday at Children’s Community School, 14702 Sylvan St., Van Nuys. Free. Information: (310) 470-2873.

SHOFAR WORKSHOP: Chabad of the Conejo will have a “Shofar Factory,” a pre-Rosh Hashana family workshop at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Free. Information and registration: (818) 991-0991.

JEWISH GENES: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles will meet for a “Birds of a Feather Round-Table Discussion” from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Valley Cities Jewish Community Center, 13164 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys. Free. Information: (818) 712-9031.

BIBLE STUDY: Rabbi Jerry Brown will lead a Bible study class discussion of Jewish texts at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 18200 Rinaldi St., Northridge. Free. Information: (818) 360-2258.

JEWISH WOMEN: Jewish Women International will hear a program on “How to Improve Our Minds” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Fallbrook Mall Meeting Place, 6633 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. Free. Information: (818) 591-1436.

TODDLER WORKSHOP: A High Holiday workshop for parents and children ages 2 to 4 with the theme “Our New Year” will be held from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Sepulveda Pass. The cost is $10 for guests and $6 for members. Information and registration: (310) 440-4636.


TOTS AND SHABBAT: Cantor Alan Weiner will lead a Tot Shabbat with songs and stories selected for their appeal to toddlers and preschoolers from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. Friday at Temple Beth Hillel, 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. Information: (818) 761-6983.


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