Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:34 am
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, a vice president of the American Jewish University in Bel-Air, his wife Elana, and their daughter Shira participated in an afternoon Hanukkah reception at the White House today.
Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 9:43 am
Church in Ocean Park will host "Longest Night Service" this Saturday, Dec. 20 from 5 pm to 6 pm, followed by a "Hug Walk" along Main Street from 6 pm to 7 pm.
Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 9:15 am
Hanukkah, Judaism's eight-day commemoration of the temple rededication that followed the Maccabees' victory over a larger Syrian army in 165 B.C., begins at sundown tonight, amid a call to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Posted Dec. 14, 2014, 9:19 am
The third annual Fiesta Chanukah Celebration will be held from 2-4 p.m. today at the Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights and will include a Hanukkah sweater fashion show, a holiday boutique, games, live screen printing and food.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 9:10 am
Santa Monica’s controversial nativity installations will be unveiled for their annual Christmas display in the Ocean Park neighborhood this Sunday, Dec. 14. The lifesized Nativity Scenes grabbed national attention two years ago after efforts were successfully made to ban them from public land.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 8:30 am
Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles' first elected Jewish mayor, will participate in today's 29th annual City Hall menorah-lighting ceremony.
Posted Nov. 16, 2014, 9:00 am
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez will honor 117 Vietnamese martyrs today at a special Mass and celebration at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels marking the 35th anniversary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles establishing a Vietnamese community.
Posted Oct. 4, 2014, 6:59 am
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills will conduct a Contemporary Issues Forum today on "Anti-Semitism in Europe: Challenge or Crisis,'' in connection with Yom Kippur, the holiest and most somber day on the Jewish calendar.
Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 8:52 am
Yom Kippur, the holiest and most somber day on the Jewish calendar, begins at sundown today, with the observant fasting and seeking forgiveness for their sins.
Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:09 am
With a focus on calling, cause and creativity, the nondenominational Resonate Church is preparing to open its doors at Bergamot Station and hopes to attract young local residents not currently attending religious services.
Posted Aug. 11, 2014, 9:08 am
The issues of income levels and employee rights have been relevant for decades in the United States – and an ongoing hot topic of conversation in Santa Monica.
Posted Jun. 23, 2014, 9:42 am
Reverend Eric C. Shafer will be installed as Senior Pastor of Santa Monica's Mt Olive Lutheran Church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) on Sunday, July 13.
Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:12 am
The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica (UU Santa Monica) invites the community to a celebration of its new facilities this Sunday.
Posted May. 28, 2014, 9:10 am
Community members and civic leaders of all faiths are invited to join the Catholic community in Santa Monica for “Healing Our City,” a day of healing and peace at St. Monica Catholic Church on Saturday, June 7, the date that marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting that occurred in Santa Monica in 2013.
Posted Apr. 17, 2014, 8:13 am
Resonate, a new church community anchored in Santa Monica, will celebrate Easter week with a free, open-to-the-public arts event this Thursday at the Jeanie Madsen Gallery at 1431 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.
Posted Dec. 31, 2014, 8:57 am
The 60th anniversary display of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes will be available for viewing at Mount Olive Lutheran Church at 1343 Ocean Park Boulevard through sunset Thursday, Jan. 2.
Posted Dec. 14, 2013, 8:22 am
As Christmas draws closer, the 60th anniversary display of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes will open this Sunday, Dec. 15.
Posted Jul. 14, 2013, 9:05 am
The Church in Ocean Park will celebrate its 40th birthday today at 4 pm, with the church’s board deeming today’s significance as Bastille Day would be the perfect opportunity as members of the church community have never stopped fighting for social justice.
Posted Apr. 17, 2013, 11:01 am
Organizers of the Santa Monica National Day of Prayer have announced it will host is 23rd annual observance on Thursday, May 2 at 7 am at the east patio next to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street.
Posted Mar. 13, 2013, 1:22 pm
Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected pope in Vatican City. He becomes the first pontiff from Latin America.
Posted Dec. 14, 2012, 1:43 am
With the unattended Nativity scenes now on display through the first week of January on private property on the 2700 block of Ocean Park Boulevard, a number of attended displays are being held nightly from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 23 near the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier.
Posted Dec. 8, 2012, 1:06 am
Radio stations fill the air with holiday music as something warm and magical begins to stir in our hearts. Shoppers are bustling, lights are twinkling, and the Promenade is aglow with holiday decorations. Suddenly, it’s that moment children of all ages have waited for all year: The latest court ruling on the Nativity scenes in Palisades Park. Ah, the comfort and joy of long-standing holiday traditions in Santa Monica.
Posted Dec. 8, 2012, 1:02 am
The Santa Monica Chanukah Menorah daily lighting at sundown begins today and will continue through Dec. 17 at Third Street Promenade at Wilshire Boulevard.
Posted Dec. 7, 2012, 12:24 am
Santa Monica’s controversial Nativity scenes, which had graced the lawn of Palisades Park for almost six decades before City Council banned them from the park this year, have found a new home on private property at 2700 Ocean Park Boulevard.
Posted Oct. 7, 2012, 1:35 am
Sister Helen Prejean, acclaimed author of the international bestseller “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States” and “The Death of Innocents,” will speak at St. Monica Catholic Church today, Oct. 7 at 7:15 p.m.