* Shomrei Torah Synagogue has a full schedule of programs for people age 55 and older. The Mexican election in 2000 will be discussed Monday at 10:30 a.m. and the world of opera at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, a program of yoga to help people feel younger will begin at 10 a.m. On Thursday at 10:30 a.m., a program on crime prevention is scheduled. All events are free except the yoga classes. The synagogue is located at 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. Call (818) 346-0811.
The Claremont School of Theology has received a $400,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation of Troy, Mich., to renovate the school's library. The school must raise funds to nearly match the contribution by Oct. 1, 2000.