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Temple Plans Variety of Events

November 14, 1998

What Jews Want to Know About the New Testament" will be the topic at 9:40 a.m. Sunday at Ventura's Temple Beth Torah.

Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller and Robin Martin of Ventura's Church of the Foothills will lead the discussion, which is open to the public.

The monthly Tot Shabbat will begin at 7 p.m. Friday. The shortened service is oriented toward very young children and highlighted by music.

The Women of Reform Judaism's yearly Hanukkah boutique is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 22.

At 4 p.m. that same day, a discussion titled "Coversations About Jewish Identity in Interfaith Families" will be open to all. Child care is provided by reservation.

For reservations or information, call 647-4181. The temple is at 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura.

Young Continentals to Perform

* The 30-member Young Continentals will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Paula.

"The Young Continentals are an enthusiastic evangelical group of young people communicating the message of hope found in Jesus Christ," said Vickie Horn of the church.

Immediately after the program, instrumentalists, vocalists, technicians, dancers and chaperons are invited to audition for or pick up information on becoming a Young Continental.

The public is welcome to the free concert, although seating is limited, Horn said. The church's Fellowship Hall is at 121 N. Davis St. Call 525-6654 for information.

Hanukkah Boutique Offered

* Congregation B'nai Emet in Simi Valley will hold a Hanukkah boutique from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

B'nai Emet is at 4645 Industrial St., Suite 2C. Call 581-3723 for information or instructions.

Free Concert at Church

* The gospel music group New Creations will perform at Ventura Missionary Church at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The New Creations blend a traditional southern style with a contemporary mixed trio sound.

The free concert is open to the public. Ventura Missionary Church is at 500 High Point Drive. For information, call 656-0500.

Christmas Bazaar Planned

* An "Alternative Christmas Market" at Camarillo's United Methodist Church will be held Sunday by several local organizations, including Project Understanding, Camarillo Hospice, UNICEF and Habitat for Humanity.

Homemade foods, crafts and gifts will be sold at the church's Brooks Hall between 10 a.m. and noon.

The church is at 291 Anacapa Drive. For details, call 482-4312.

Dinner, Auction to Benefit School

* Ventura County Christian High School will host a dinner and silent auction Tuesday at O'Briens on Main in Ventura to benefit curriculum and facility development.

Established in 1994 in Ventura, the school, which has an enrollment of 91, is supported by several churches throughout the county.

An auction preview and bidding will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served from 6 to 7 p.m. Live entertainment will also be featured.

Tickets for the dinner are $25 if purchased in advance by calling the school at 641-0187, or $30 at the door. O'Briens is at 394 E. Main St.

College Club to Discuss Cloning

* The ethics of cloning will be discussed at the Moorpark College Catholic Club meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Library Room 211 at the college.

Father Richard Benson, who teaches at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, will lead the discussion.

Non-Catholics are welcome to attend the discussion. For directions or information, call president Steve McAlister at 498-6141.

Science of Mind Classes Offered

* Two eight-week Science of Mind classes, "How to Pray Effectively" and "Spiritual Laws," will be offered at the Westlake Church of Religious Science from Wednesday through Jan. 20.

Each class will meet once a week. Fees are $100 for nonmembers, $90 for members and $70 for teenagers.

Call the church office at 495-0105 for details. The church is at 2649 Townsgate Road, No. 500.

Preschool Hanukkah Boutique

* Temple Etz Chaim's preschool in Thousand Oaks will offer "Nosh and Shop," a Hanukkah boutique, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The public is welcome.

Proceeds from vendor sales will go toward purchase of new playground equipment. For information, call 497-6852. The temple is at 1080 Janss Road.

Academy to Hold Open House

* St. Augustine Academy of Ventura will hold an open house at 7 p.m. Friday.

The academy provides a Catholic liberal arts formation for fourth- through 12th-graders. The public is welcome to see presentations of students at the open house.

For information, call Martin O'Hara at 658-8161. The academy is at 1711 Wood Place.

Special Family Shabbat Planned

* Oxnard Congregation Am HaYam will hold a special family Shabbat service at 7 p.m. Friday. All members of the Jewish community are invited.

Call 656-6634 for information.

All Shabbat services are held at the Oxnard Monday Club, 1401 W. Gonzales Road.

Musical Comedy to Be Performed

* "The Therapy Sisters," a musical comedy, will be performed by Lisa Rogers and Maurine McLean in the sanctuary of All Saints Episcopal Church in Oxnard on Wednesday. The $10 concert will begin at 7 p.m. and benefit the Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.

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