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RELIGION | SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FILE

2 Groups Prepare for International Conventions in L.A.

July 24, 1999|LARRY B. STAMMER

* 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.

CONTRIBUTIONS

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.

* The San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council has received a $4,000 grant for an anti-hunger program from five supermarket chains affiliated with the Food Industry Crusade Against Hunger. Participating markets include Lucky Stores' Southern California Division, Stater Bros. Markets, Albertson's Inland Empire, Gelson's/Mayfair Markets and K.V. Mart Co. The council's feeding program serves more than 2,300 families.

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