information, call 249-2008.
Temple Sinai to celebrate Purim holiday
GLENDALE -- Temple Sinai of Glendale will have its annual Purim
festivities at 7 p.m. March 17. Purim is a joyous holiday celebrating
the rescue of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from a plot to
On Purim in Jewish communities all over the world, people of all
ages dress up in costumes, have parties and make a point of sending
gifts of food to those who are needy.
Temple Sinai's festivities begin with a service in the sanctuary,
which will be a parody of regular worship. After the mock service,
members of the community will read aloud selections from the
Megillah, the book of Esther.
Temple Sinai is at 1212 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale. For more
information, call 246-8101.
Former star gymnast guest at Prayer Breakfast
GLENDALE -- Peter Vidmar, the captain of the gold medal-winning
1984 U.S. men's gymnastic team, will be the keynote speaker for the
40th annual Glendale Mayor's Prayer Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. March 20
at Hilton Glendale, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale.
The service will be hosted by Mayor Rafi Manoukian.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Glendale Chamber of
Commerce, 200 S. Louise St.; Glendale City Hall in the city clerk's
office, 613 E. Broadway Room 110; Lighthouse Bookstore, 212 N. Orange
St.; and J's Maintenance, 3550 Foothill Blvd.
Tickets will also be available at the door. Parking is $1. Doors
open at 6:15 a.m.
Children's choirs present story of Esther
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- The La Canada Presbyterian Church
Children's Choirs will present a spring musical based on the Old
Testament story of Esther at 7:30 tonight in the sanctuary.
Admission is free and a goodwill offering will be taken. The
church is at 626 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge.
For more information, call 790-6758.
Jews for Jesus brings music to Angeles Crest
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Jews for Jesus' music team, The Liberated
Wailing Wall, will present a program of music, drama and testimony
during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at The Church at Angeles Crest,
which meets at La Canada Elementary School, 4540 Encinas Drive.
Jews for Jesus developed Jewish gospel-style music over two
decades ago to blend Jewishness with a message proclaiming Jesus is
The music reflects many styles of Jewish and Christian worship.
Some songs are in the style of the Eastern European klezmorim while
others have the joyful exuberance found at American Jewish weddings.
All the lyrics are taken from the Bible -- the Hebrew Scriptures as
well as the New Testament .
A free will offering will be taken for those who wish to
Compiled by Joyce Rudolph