L.A. Events

From PJA:

Jewltide & Festival of Rights;
The Troubadour
Saturday Dec. 20, 2008 @ 8 pm

Light a candle for Hanukah and Human Rights! The Progressive Jewish Alliance is ready once again to welcome the Festival of Lights with our 8th Annual Festival of Rights Candle Lighting Ceremony. Festival of Rights is the only Hanukah party in Los Angeles that combines, music, social justice and local activists to bring the sprit of the season to hundreds of people with sold-out crowds.

Hanukah commemorates a great battle the Jewish people fought against tyranny and repression. PJA celebrates the spirit of the season by highlighting individuals who uphold this tradition by fighting for peace, justice, and equality today. The ceremony will feature local activists from different social movements lighting a candle for their causes (past participants have included Assemblymember Karen Bass and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa).

The party will continue with the Jewltide celebration organized by JDub Records. Performances by JDub artists DeLeon and The Sway Machinery will follow the multi-media candle lighting ceremony.

Click here to purchase tickets through Ticketmaster.

Come on out and enjoy good music, good times, and a unique and meaningful multi-media menorah lighting in prayer for a better tomorrow.

What: Festival of Rights & Jewltide Celebration
When: Saturday December 20, 2008 – doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Tickets: $12 – click here.

* Valet Parking / All Ages / FREE dreydles, gelt & latkes (until they run out!)

And (via Facebook):

Channukah Carwash Protest

PJA’s latest protest of egregious violations of labor laws and common decency at Vermont Hand Wash. Come celebrate the arrival of Channukah with a protest for freedom. Join us afterwards for a trip up Vermont Ave to the fabled House of Pies!

Sunday, December 21, 2008
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Vermont Handwash, Los Feliz
Street: 1666 North Vermont Avenue
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA


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