Posted Jan. 2, 2015, 9:37 am
The Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee says it's not too late to check out its Nativity Scenes.
Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 9:48 am
The 63rd anniversary display of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes will start Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015.
Posted Sep. 5, 2015, 9:55 am
At sundown on Sunday, Sept. 13, Jews will begin the observance of Rosh Hashanah, the two-day holiday marking the Jewish New Year.
Posted Apr. 5, 2015, 8:39 am
The Pacific Battleship Center attempted to begin a new Southland Easter tradition today with a sunrise service aboard the battleship Iowa.
Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:32 am
Palm Sunday, which commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, is tomorrow.
Posted Feb. 28, 2015, 8:16 am
“Chanting ‘No to anti-Semitism, no to Islamophobia,’ Norway’s Muslims formed what they called a ring of peace a week after Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, a Danish-born son of Palestinian immigrants, killed two people at a synagogue and an event promoting free speech in Copenhagen last weekend,” the New York Times published on Feb. 21.
Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:40 am
Thousands of people are expected to join Los Angeles Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez today for an inaugural event aimed at celebrating "the beauty of every human life from conception to natural death."
Posted Jan. 4, 2015, 6:00 am
Dr. Maher Hathout, who helped found the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and was viewed by many local Muslims as a leader of the American Muslim community, died Friday, according to the MPAC.
Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 12:57 pm
A Westside rabbi who was a vocal critic of Israel, and who built bridges with Muslims, has died. Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman was 93.
Posted Dec. 21, 2014, 9:09 am
Funeral services will be held today for Valley Beth Shalom Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, who was considered one of the most influential synagogue leaders in the country.
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.