Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Sept. 1-8

By Holly Andres|

‘I cried’: Seamen say good-bye to Seafarers chapel that served as a home away from home

The Rev. Paul Hwang first walked up the steps of the International Seafarers Center of Long Beach/Los Angeles as a young pastor more than 30 years ago. Now gray-haired, Hwang gave his last sermon Sunday at the small trailer that housed the cen...

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    Campfire Shabbat at Temple Kol Tikvah: Rabbi Jon Hanish and Cantor Noa Shaashua lead the service, 6:30 p.m. today. 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670, ext. 200. www.koltikvah.org Choosing Words of Hope: The Rev. Joey McDonald delivers the message, based on Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. North Hollywood First United Methodist Church, 4832...

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    Drum Circle Shabbat at Temple Kol Tikvah: Rabbis Jon Hanish and Becky Hoffman and Cantor Noa Shaashua lead the service, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Dinner, with reservations, 5:45 p.m. dshayer@koltikvah.org. 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670, Ext. 200. www.koltikvah.org Water, Wind and Worship: The Rev. Joey McDonald delivers the message, based on Matthew 14:22-23, at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services on Aug. 13. North Hollywood First United...

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    Tu B’av - Shabbat of Love at Temple Kol Tikvah: Rabbi Jon Hanish and Cantor Noa Shaashua lead the service, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4. 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670. www.koltikvah.org What Do You Need?: The Rev. Charles Bunnell explains the message, based on Matthew 14:13-21, 9 a.m. Aug. 6. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 9440 Balboa Blvd., Northridge. 818-886-1324.

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    Tisha B’Av Shabbat at Temple Kol Tikvah: Rabbi Jon Hanish and Cantor Noa Shaashua lead the service, 6:30 p.m. today. 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670. www.koltikvah.org See It This Way: The Rev. Joey McDonald delivers the message, based on Matthew 13:31-33, at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. North Hollywood First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231.

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    Shabbat at the Beach with Temple Kol Tikvah: Rabbi Jon Hanish and Cantor Noa Shaashua lead the service, 5:30 p.m. July 21. Call for details on location at Zuma Beach. 818-348-0670. www.koltikvah.org Shabbat Outdoors with Adat Chaverim, Congregation for Humanistic Judaism: Cantor Jonathan Friedmann leads the service, 6 p.m. July 21. Bring a picnic dinner. Meeting at Encino Park, 16953 Ventura Blvd. 888-552-4552. Email:...

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