NEW CANTOR: Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills, will welcome Cantor Joel Fox to the pulpit at Friday's 8 p.m. service. A reception will follow. Fox studied at the Israel Institute of Cantorial Art in Tel Aviv, as well as at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. He was the head music director at Camp Ramah in Massachusetts and comes to the synagogue from Congregation Beth El in La Jolla. Fox will officiate during the Shabbat and holiday services throughout the year.
RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 1 at Tujunga United Methodist Church, 9901 Tujunga Canyon Blvd. Information: (818) 352-1481.
PLANNING MEETING: A planning meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4 for the upcoming single-parent Shabbat potluck dinner at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at Valley Cities Community Center, 13164 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks. For information and reservations for the planning meeting and the dinner, call Janet at (818) 786-6310.
COMMUNITY LUNCHEON: A Catholic community luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 5 will feature Father Anthony Raju of St. Charles parish speaking on "The Catholic Church in India Today and the Prospect for Vocations" at Barone's restaurant, 10123 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake. The cost for lunch is $9. Information and reservations: (818) 846-3271.