Lag B’Omer Party Sunday


Thurs 4/28 Class: Lag B’Omer (TONIGHT!)
Sun 5/2 Lag B’Omer Beach Bonfire BBQ
Mon 5/17, 5/24 Yoga with Marcus Freed
Sun 6/6 Los Angeles River Ride
Sun 7/4 Fourth Of July Mansion BBQ Party
Sun 10/10 New Moon Century Bike Ride 2010



We hope you are having a fantastic week. Thanks to everyone who came out to the Israeli Fair last weekend and stopped by the JConnectLA tent(s). We also want to offer a big thank you to our anonymous drink sponsor who donated tons of free ice-cold soda. To see pictures and read a write-up of the event, click here.

If you haven’t heard, Lag B’Omer is this weekend, and we have an amazing class this Thurs and a beach party celebration for you this Sunday (Bring warm clothes & blankets!).

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Lag B’Omer: Kabbalah, Mystics, Bonfires and Music

On Lag B’Omer you can be a Kabbalist for a day.
Lag B’Omer is the largest pilgrimage holiday on the Jewish calendar today. Lag B’Omer helps us access levels of understanding and opens up the world of mysticism for every Jew.

But what does all of this have to do with hair cuts, bonfires, bows and arrows, Kabbalah, mystics, music, all night celebrations at Mount Meron in Israel? Join us tomorrow evening to find out why 🙂

The class is FREE, light refreshments served. 4/22 8 pm.

Fore more info, click here.


Lag B’Omer Bonfire Party

Come out and celebrate with us at our annual Lag B’Omer bonfire with games, food, music and friends. Last year we had over 400 people in attendance. Bring your drums, guitars, violins and anything else you can play for our 12 Tribes Drum Circle Jam Session. 6 PM – 10 PM Sunday, 5/2 2010 For location and more info, click here.
Look for us at TOWER 51, and bring warm clothes and blankets!.

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Yoga with Marcus J. Freed

JConnectLA presents two workshops with the witty, worldly and wise BibliYogi, educator and performer Marcus J Freed of London. The workshops are one hour Vinyasa flow sessions for all levels of yoga from beginner to advanced. However, it is not for total novices.

WHEN: Monday, May 17, 8pm – Yoga for Summer Loving, Part 1 – The Energy Sequence (A heart-centred session to build energy and open the heart)

Monday, May 24, 8pm – Yoga for Summer Loving, Part 2 – The Endurance Sequence (A Bibliyoga series that gives tools to endure for the long-term, increasing personal power and effectiveness).

WHERE: L.A.’s premier dance studio – Mimoda Studio Theatre, 5774 W. Pico Blvd (two blocks east of Fairfax) Los Angeles CA 90019
(Entrance is on Ogden side, back of the building.)

COST: The one hour classes are $15 each, or both classes for $25 and are limited to 50 students.

HOW: Prepay here



Join us for a feast of fun, beer and educational programs celebrating Shavuot. All classes are free, and the holiday feast is only $36/person. Dinner will feature a delicious Mexican dinner, beers on tap, international wines, and decadent desserts, tea and coffee. Stay tuned for updated speaker list, location & registration info! 7pm, 5/18/2010.


Festival Torah Project (F.T.P.)

Shabbat Tent, Jewlicious Festival, High Holidays, and many of our other programs could benefit from us having our own Sefer Torah. If you want to be part of writing this Torah or want more info
click here.
Check out the article the Jewish Journal wrote about the project here:

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Los Angeles River Ride

JConnectLA & New Moon Century co-sponsor Friends of ELIYA-USA’s 10’th annual Bike Ride 6/6/2010. This is a fully supported ride.

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Rabbi Besser Video & Book

Rabbi Yonah’s rabbi and mentor, Rabbi Haskel Besser, passed away a month ago at the age of 87 and was buried in Jerusalem. If you are looking for an inspiring story and book check out Rabbi of 84’th St” and see more about him in this video.

You might not think we read your responses, feedback, rants, raves, survey results, but we do. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or otherwise about JConnectLA, please feel free to shoot me an email @, hit me up on Facebook or send me a Tweet with any thoughts you may have!

All the best,

Eric Rosen – Marketing Director, JConnect LA

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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