YOUNG ADULT WORKSHOP: The Church of Scientology Mission of the West Valley will hold a workshop for youngsters 11 to 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the church, 21010 Devonshire St., Chatsworth. The cost is $5. Information and registration: (818) 772-7949.
CELEBRATING SIMCHAT: Rabbi Arnold Stiebel and Cantor Sharone Rosen will lead a Simchat Torah celebration and service at 7 tonight at Temple Beth Torah, 11651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. Information: (818) 831-0835.
SIMCHAT FESTIVITIES: Chabad of the Conejo will celebrate Simchat Torah, the season of rejoicing, at 7:30 tonight at three locations: Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills; Chabad of Westlake Village, 741 Lakefield Road; and at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Flags will be provided for all children. Information: (818) 991-0991.
CONTEMPORARY SERVICE: Pastor Gregory Barth will hold a contemporary service featuring guitars, keyboards and drums at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 8520 Winnetka Ave., Canoga Park. Information: (818) 341-3460.
WORSHIP FOR CHILDREN: As part of the Children's Defense Fund's annual observance, a worship service will celebrate the Children's Sabbath with the theme "Joining Hearts, Hands and Voices to Leave No Child Behind" at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 7136 Winnetka Ave., Canoga Park. Information: (818) 348-1419.
ASPECTS OF MONEY: The Rev. Bill Schirmer will lead a service on "The Spiritual Aspect of Money" at the 10 a.m. Sunday service at La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore St. Information: (818) 249-1045.
SPIRITUAL URBANITES: The Rev. Toni Vincent will present a service on "Urban Spiritualism" at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday services at Sepulveda Unitarian--Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Information: (818) 894-9251.
DETERMINATION SERVICE: The Rev. Stan Howse will present a service titled "I Am Determined to See" at the 11 a.m. Sunday service of Unity Church of North Hollywood and Burbank, at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn, 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. Information: (818) 761-5149.
HINDUISM AND THE TRUTH: OASIS Older Adult Program will offer a free comparative religion lecture, "Hinduism: Truth Is One, Many Are the Names," from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Information: (818) 710-4163.
RABBI Q AND A: Rabbi Ed Feinstein will hold a question-and-answer session, "An Evening With Our Rabbi: Questions Children Ask and We Can't Answer," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Information: (818) 788-4667.
TOT SHABBAT: Rabbi James Lee Kaufman will hold a Tot Shabbat, a worship service intended especially for families with small children, from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. Friday at Temple Beth Hillel, 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. Information: (818) 761-6983.
HEALING SEMINAR: The Rev. John Hampsch will conduct a seminar, "Healing of Your Family Tree," from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at St. Mel Catholic Church, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Bring a sack lunch if planning to attend for the full day. Information: (818) 222-1254.
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