JKidLA does its very best to bring you the most current information about school, camp and cultural programming for families in Jewish LA, however, it is always a good idea to confirm dates and times with the host organizations. Please note that some programs require RSVPs while others do not. Should you need assistance with reservations, have questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to call; we’re always happy to help.

    • Skirball Cultural Center Presents: Sunset Concerts

    • Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
    • Description: This year’s Sunset Concerts once again showcase eclectic music, singing, and dancing in a stunning, one-of-a-kind ...read moreThis year’s Sunset Concerts once again showcase eclectic music, singing, and dancing in a stunning, one-of-a-kind hillside setting. Reinterpreting traditional roots music from America and around the globe, these established and emerging artists will draw music fans from across greater Los Angeles. Arrive early to dine, shop, and view the exhibitions! Beginning at 5:30 p.m., enjoy grab-and-go light fare and full bar service from Zeidler’s Cart. Stop by Audrey’s Museum Store, open until 8:00 p.m. And be sure to check out the exhibition Paul Simon: Words & Music, FREE and open until 10:00 p.m. Schedule: Daymé Arocena (August 17); David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana (August 24); and Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (August 31). All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. FREE | RSVP requested | Parking is $10 per car (cash only) Doors to the concert venue open at 6:30 p.m. Admission and seating on a first-come, first-served basis read less
    • Skirball Cultural Center Presents: Paul Simon: Words & Music

    • Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
    • Description: April 27–September 3, 2017 Making its only West Coast stop at the Skirball, Paul Simon: Words & Music—a tra ...read moreApril 27–September 3, 2017 Making its only West Coast stop at the Skirball, Paul Simon: Words & Music—a traveling exhibition organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum—illustrates how the legendary artist’s music has reflected social and cultural ideals. Based on exclusive interviews with the artist, the show will walk visitors through Paul Simon’s life and music and illuminate his creative process. On view will be instruments, records, sheet music, handwritten lyrics, photography, costumes, and stage maquettes, as well as listening stations and performance footage spanning Simon’s six-decade career. Exclusively for the Los Angeles presentation, Paul Simon: Words & Music will include additional artifacts from Simon’s private archive and a newly created music lab developed by the Skirball in cooperation with Roland Corporation. Details about the exhibition to be announced in the coming months! read less
    • Zimmer Children's Museum: Bubbie’s Bookstore!

    • Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
    • Description: Thursdays at 11 a.m., in Bubbie’s Bookstore. This interactive story time is sure to keep the little ones entertai ...read moreThursdays at 11 a.m., in Bubbie’s Bookstore. This interactive story time is sure to keep the little ones entertained! All drop-in programs are free with paid museum admission. Zimmer Children’s Museum is located on the lobby level of the Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Please check our website at http://www.zimmermuseum.org or call (323) 761-8984 for further information. You can also “like” us on Facebook or “follow” us on Twitter! read less
    • Contact Phone: (323) 761-8984
    • New Moms Connect - Post Partum Support Group of Jewish Family Service

    • Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
    • Description: Thursdays 11:00 AM (ongoing) Are you or is someone you love a new mom who just cries and cries...you are not alone. ...read moreThursdays 11:00 AM (ongoing) Are you or is someone you love a new mom who just cries and cries...you are not alone. The New Moms Connect program is designed to help new mothers and their families who are experiencing stressors and symptoms associated with Postpartum Depression by providing education, prevention, intervention and support services. New Moms Connect helps new mothers experiencing Postpartum Depression to overcome feelings of isolation, depression and stress while increasing access to community resources and strengthening their support network. Support and resources are available to family members assisting them in their role of caring for a new mom who is struggling. This weekly group is a supportive space to meet other moms, learn baby care skills and talk about child development. The group shares personal experiences in a warm and caring environment. RSVP is required to attend - this is not a drop in group. To RSVP, or for more information about NEW MOMS CONNECT please contact Melanie Weiner, LMFT at 310-247-0864 ext 218 or newmomsconnect@jfsla.org This program has been made available in part by a grant from the Tikun Olam Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. At the JFS { Pico Robertson Family Resource Center 8838 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035 http://www.jfsla.org/page.aspx?pid=248 read less
    • Contact Email: newmomsconnect@jfsla.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 247-0864 ext 218
    • Zimmer Children's Museum Wind Whirl!

    • Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
    • Description: Thursdays at 3 p.m., on the first floor near the airplane. Creations take flight in our wind tunnel at the Discover ...read moreThursdays at 3 p.m., on the first floor near the airplane. Creations take flight in our wind tunnel at the Discovery Airport! All drop-in programs are free with paid museum admission. Zimmer Children’s Museum is located on the lobby level of the Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Please check our website at http://www.zimmermuseum.org or call (323) 761-8984 for further information. You can also “like” us on Facebook or “follow” us on Twitter! read less
    • Contact Phone: (323) 761-8984
    • Storytime at the Zimmer!

    • Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
    • Description: Thursdays at 11AM; This interactive story time is sure to keep the little ones entertained! Free with museum admiss ...read moreThursdays at 11AM; This interactive story time is sure to keep the little ones entertained! Free with museum admission. Website: http://zimmermuseum.org read less
    • IKAR Camp Reunion Shabbat

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: Friday, August 18, 2017 6:15 pm Scotch + services, 7:45 dinner Whether it's been days or years, grab some fel ...read moreFriday, August 18, 2017 6:15 pm Scotch + services, 7:45 dinner Whether it's been days or years, grab some fellow counselors, staff, and campers and tap into a little of that summer camp magic. Bring your t-shirts, songs, and of course a healthy dose of camp rivalry. Not a camp person? We've got you covered. Musical, high energy Kabbalat Shabbat service, followed by a delicious vegetarian, catered dinner. RSVP here: https://cloud4good.tfaforms.net/384124 Shalhevet High School, 910 S. Fairfax Ave. read less
    • Skirball Moving through the Ark

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: Fridays, 2:30 p.m. Experience an interactive physical interpretation of the Noah’s Ark story through movement and ...read moreFridays, 2:30 p.m. Experience an interactive physical interpretation of the Noah’s Ark story through movement and dance. read less
    • Congregation Or Ami Tot Shabbat In of the Summer at My Gym!

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: Friday August 18, 2017 From 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Kids' End of Summer Party Tot Shabbat Come celebrate Shabbat b ...read moreFriday August 18, 2017 From 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Kids' End of Summer Party Tot Shabbat Come celebrate Shabbat by tumbling, singing, meeting the clergy and connecting with new friends. Space is limited for safety purposes. This is a special event for families with children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 8 years. Registration will close when spaces are filled so RSVP today! call 818-880-4880 read less
    • Contact Email: laurel@orami.org
    • PJ Library Family Camp at the Shalom Institute!

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: Friday, August 18 - 20, 2017 at the beautiful Shalom Institute, Home of Camp JCA Shalom in Malibu. Take an imaginar ...read moreFriday, August 18 - 20, 2017 at the beautiful Shalom Institute, Home of Camp JCA Shalom in Malibu. Take an imaginary,interactive trip to Israel. Experience the magic of Jewish camp with your family: Shabbat, PJ Library story time, PJ Library story talk, Havdalah, arts and crafts, music, campfires, nature walks, delicious Kosher food, meet new friends, toddler programs, ropes course, adult discussions, gardening programs and more! To Register, go to https://shalominstitute.wufoo.com/forms/pj-library-family-camp-may-2017/ For more information, please call 818-889-5500. We expect to sell out, so register ASAP to secure your spot! Families must be current PJ Library subscribers or on the PJ Library wait list in order to attend. read less
    • Contact Email: sarah@shalominstitute.com
    • Temple Menorah: Barechu & BBQ

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: Friday, August 26, 2016. BBQ at 7:30pm will follow service. Don't miss all the fun! Prospective members welcom ...read moreFriday, August 26, 2016. BBQ at 7:30pm will follow service. Don't miss all the fun! Prospective members welcome. Invite your friends and neighbors to this fun event! Congregants: $18. Prospective members: Free! Reservations required. Email: rsvp@templemenorah.org; Address: 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; Website: http://templemenorah.org read less
    • Contact Email: rsvp@templemenorah.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 316-8444 x213
    • Camp Ramah Special Needs Family Camp - Camp Ohr Lanu

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: August 18 - 22, 2017. Camp Ohr Lanu, a program of Camp Ramah in California, is a camp for families who have children ...read moreAugust 18 - 22, 2017. Camp Ohr Lanu, a program of Camp Ramah in California, is a camp for families who have children with special needs ages 4-14. Camp Ohr Lanu combines study, prayer and fun into a program designed especially for families who have children with special needs and their siblings. Join us for a true Ramah style camp experience for every member of the family! Contact Person: Elana Naftalin-Kelman Email: elana@ramah.org Phone: (888) 226-7726 Website: http://ramah.org/product/camp-ohr-lanu-registration/ read less
    • Contact Email: elana@ramah.org
    • Contact Phone: (888) 226-7726
    • Temple Etz Chaim Shabbat Under the Stars!

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: Friday, August 18, 2017 at 7pm. TEC's favorite summer tradition is back. Don't miss this beautiful, outdo ...read moreFriday, August 18, 2017 at 7pm. TEC's favorite summer tradition is back. Don't miss this beautiful, outdoor service. Join your TEC family for this annual tradition—a beautiful, relaxing outdoor service. The perfect way to end a week! 1080 E. Janss Road Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 read less
    • Contact Email: dena@templeetzchaim.org
    • Contact Phone: (805) 497-6891 , ext. 165
    • Westside JCC Friday Friends Parent & Me

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: Friday, August 18, 2017 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for children under a year and 10:45-11:45 a.m. for children 12-18 mont ...read moreFriday, August 18, 2017 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for children under a year and 10:45-11:45 a.m. for children 12-18 months. Westside JCC Program Room. Bring your little one and join us for a FREE interactive, musical, creative class where you can connect with other adults, listen to guest speakers, create projects with your child and celebrate Shabbat! Next Friday Friends: Friday, September 15 Third Friday of the month: October 20, November 19 9:30 a.m. for children under a year 10:45 a.m. for children 12-18 months Westside JCC in the Program Room Meet Deborah L. Kaplan, MAT, our Early Childhood Education Director here at Westside JCC. She has over 28 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and is a mother of two wonderful children. This month she will be introducing Bryan Wiedenheft (bottom left photo above) from Focus Health to remind us about important CPR, First Aid, and safety lessons. read less
    • Contact Email: dkaplan@westsidejcc.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 938-2531
    • Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue: Shabbat on the Beach 2017

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: Friday, August 18, August 25, September 1, September 8, 2017 at 7PM. Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue community i ...read moreFriday, August 18, August 25, September 1, September 8, 2017 at 7PM. Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue community invites you and your family to join us in celebrating and welcoming Shabbat on the beach this summer! Bring the kids, a warm coat and flip flops! Shabbat on the Beach is BACK. NEW LOCATION: We are moving down Westward Beach to Lifeguard Station #2. Pass the Sunset Restaurant, take the road through the parking kiosk, and you can park in the lot for $3 after 6:00 p.m. Follow the signs to our new spot! All are welcome. Phone: (310) 456-2178; Address: 24855 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265; Website: https://www.mjcs.org/shabbat-on-the-beach/ read less
    • Contact Phone: (310) 456-2178
    • Temple Akiba Welcomes You to Shabbat at the Shore

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: Friday, August 18, 2017 at 5:30pm. We will gather at 5:30pm. Service will be begin at 6pm. Toe's Beach, end of ...read moreFriday, August 18, 2017 at 5:30pm. We will gather at 5:30pm. Service will be begin at 6pm. Toe's Beach, end of Culver Boulevard. Bring beach chairs, blankets, and those who wish bring dinner for picnic after the service. for directions or more information, please contact admin@templeakiba.net or call (310) 398-5783. read less
    • Contact Email: admin@templeakiba.net
    • Contact Phone: (310) 398-5783
    • Shomrei Torah Shabbat Back to School Under the Stars

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: Friday August 18, 2017 at 6pm. Melodies for Shabbat Under the Stars! Bring your family and friends as we usher in th ...read moreFriday August 18, 2017 at 6pm. Melodies for Shabbat Under the Stars! Bring your family and friends as we usher in the summer with music and community. 6:00pm Bring Your Own Dairy Dinner 7:00pm Shabbat Service 8:15pm Dessert Oneg read less
    • Temple Aliyah Presents Every Third Shabbat: A Musical Shabbat Experience

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: Every Third Shabbat. A unique, creative and engaging musical Shabbat experience. Whether it is Jazz, Rock-n-Roll, I ...read moreEvery Third Shabbat. A unique, creative and engaging musical Shabbat experience. Whether it is Jazz, Rock-n-Roll, Israeli, African, or Bluegrass, these services, composed and arranged by our own Hazzan Stein, bring a new sound and energy to our ancient prayers. For more information, contact the Temple Aliyah Office at (818) 346-3545. Address: 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills Website: http://templealiyah.org/everythirdshabbat read less
    • Contact Phone: (818) 346-3545
    • Kol Tikvah Campfire Shabbat

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: Saturday, August 18, 6:30 pm If you are a fan of the outdoors…be sure to join us for our Shabbat Service as we ga ...read moreSaturday, August 18, 6:30 pm If you are a fan of the outdoors…be sure to join us for our Shabbat Service as we gather ’round the campfire. A friendly musical evening with Rabbi Jon Hanish and Cantor Noa Shaashua. Enjoy the fun atmosphere, spending time outside, & the camaraderie together with a friendly community. Afterwards, we will make yummy s’mores – meet our community and socialize over coffee. Free parking in the rear on Del Moreno Drive. Held at Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, 818-348-0670, www.koltikvah.org. read less
    • Contact Phone: (818) 348-0670
    • Zimmer Children's Museum: Sing-A-Long!

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m., in the Mann Theater. This free treat is sure to get your little ones la ...read moreTuesdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m., in the Mann Theater. This free treat is sure to get your little ones laughing and singing along with all your favorite classic children’s songs! Plus, every third Friday special guest singer, David Tobocman, joins us with his own top hits! All drop-in programs are free with paid museum admission. Zimmer Children’s Museum is located on the lobby level of the Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Please check our website at http://www.zimmermuseum.org or call (323) 761-8984 for further information. You can also “like” us on Facebook or “follow” us on Twitter! read less
    • Temple Ahavat Shalom Shabbabeque & Service

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: Friday, August 18, 2017 at 6:15pm. Summer in the San Fernando Valley is hot! But the nights are pleasantly warm, and ...read moreFriday, August 18, 2017 at 6:15pm. Summer in the San Fernando Valley is hot! But the nights are pleasantly warm, and who wants to spend them worshiping in a stuffy building when one can worship out in nature, under beautiful trees. This desire to be out in nature during the summer is what led to the Shabbabaque, the outdoor summer Shabbat service with a barbeque dinner cooked by the Men of Temple Ahavat Shalom. This is the perfect way to enjoy a summer night with worship, great food, and incredible music. Shabbabaque starts with an outdoor service in the TAS amphitheatre at 6:15pm, featuring music from the rockin' TAS House Band. This is followed at 7:15pm by a delicious barbeque dinner. Meat items will include turkey burgers, sirloin burgers, and Hebrew National hot dogs. Vegetarian items will include veggie patties, broccoli roasted with garlic, and baked potatoes. Afterwards, there will be a wonderful Sisterhood oneg. If you have special dietary needs, please contact us at shab-bbq@tasnorthridge-motas.org. Address: 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge, CA 91326 RSVP here: https://www.eventbee.com/v/motascybermaven/event?eid=146756454#/tickets read less
    • Contact Phone: (818) 360-2258 x202
    • Beth Shir Shalom Summer Shabbat Celebrations!

    • Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
    • Description: 2017 Summer Shabbat! Friday, August 18 - Welcome Back JELLI Shabbat! August 25 - New Music Shabbat to close out an a ...read more2017 Summer Shabbat! Friday, August 18 - Welcome Back JELLI Shabbat! August 25 - New Music Shabbat to close out an amazing summer! 5:30pm BYO Dinner and 6pm fun activity and 6:30pm Shabbat Celebration in the Gan. read less
    • Or Ami Blessing of Pets Service at the Park

    • Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
    • Description: August 19, 2017 at 10:30am Gates Canyon Park 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Calabasas Rabbis and Cantors bless pets (S ...read moreAugust 19, 2017 at 10:30am Gates Canyon Park 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Calabasas Rabbis and Cantors bless pets (Stuffed animals too). Meow-shebeirach too. Come for the blessing; stay and BYO Picnic Lunch. Contact Laurel Murray laurel@orami.org or call 818-880-4880 read less
    • Contact Email: laurel@orami.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 880-4880
    • Skirball Cultural Center Presents: The Park!

    • Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
    • Description: Tuesday–Sunday, June 10–September 3 This summer, kick back and relax under the sun in The Park. Inspired by the ...read moreTuesday–Sunday, June 10–September 3 This summer, kick back and relax under the sun in The Park. Inspired by the exhibition Paul Simon: Words & Music, this interactive outdoor space offers music, games, and more. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the “grass,” snap a pic of yourself playing your favorite instrument on stage, or contribute to a community art installation. http://www.skirball.org/programs/family-programs/park read less
    • Zimmer Children's Museum Gyotaku Print Making

    • Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017
    • Description: Sunday, August 20 – 2-4pm Join us in our art studio and try your hand at the traditional Japanese art of Gyotaku ...read moreSunday, August 20 – 2-4pm Join us in our art studio and try your hand at the traditional Japanese art of Gyotaku or fish printing (but not with real fish, of course). read less
    • Skirball Archeology Adventures: Dig It!

    • Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017
    • Description: Archaeology Adventures! Saturdays and Sundays. Calling all aspiring archaeologists to the Skirball’s dig site! Si ...read moreArchaeology Adventures! Saturdays and Sundays. Calling all aspiring archaeologists to the Skirball’s dig site! Sift and sort to find ancient artifacts buried beneath the sand. With the help of the archaeological staff in an outdoor field laboratory, examine your findings to piece together the story of an ancient Iron Age town. Discover what we have in common with people who lived centuries ago. Dig activities may be moved indoors due to weather. Drop by anytime during Museum hours | Last entry at 4:30 p.m. $10 General | $7 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12 | $5 Children 2–12 | FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 2 Ticket includes Museum admission | No reservations Phone: (310) 440-4500 Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 Website: http://www.skirball.org read less
    • Contact Phone: (310) 440-4500
    • Camp Tikvah for Pre-Schoolers Post Camp Session

    • Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
    • Description: August 21-August 25, 2017 Explore, Learn, and Grow during the summertime! Kol Tikvah’s campers enjoy fun-filled a ...read moreAugust 21-August 25, 2017 Explore, Learn, and Grow during the summertime! Kol Tikvah’s campers enjoy fun-filled and exciting days! Our play-based, emergent curriculum atmosphere is the place to be for your child during the summer months. We are a social constructivist school that is Reggio Emilia inspired, with many amazing activities. Children partner with teachers to create rich opportunities to learn and make new friendships. We offer three and five days a week options. Come and visit – we look forward to meeting you! For more information about Camp or School, contact Ana, Early Childhood Center Director at 818-992-1960 or anay@koltikvah.org read less
    • Contact Email: anay@koltikvah.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 992-1960
    • The Open Temple Toddler and Me

    • Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
    • Description: Mondays 9:30 am – 10:30 am This group combines parent support with fun activities, including singing, parachute ...read moreMondays 9:30 am – 10:30 am This group combines parent support with fun activities, including singing, parachute play, playdough, and catching bubbles. It is a safe, fun place to bond with your child while connecting to other parents! $22/session or a series of 5 for $100. RSVP to barbara@opentemple.org read less
    • Contact Email: barbara@opentemple.org
    • Burbank Temple Emanu El Summer Camp

    • Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
    • Description: Camp dates: June 26 – August 25, 2017. BTEE Camp Summer-Fun is designed for children 2-5 years old. Our theme base ...read moreCamp dates: June 26 – August 25, 2017. BTEE Camp Summer-Fun is designed for children 2-5 years old. Our theme based camp will engage, excite, and interest each camper. We offer daily opportunities to foster friendships, teamwork, and develop a positive self-image while exercising our mind, body and spirit! Your child is sure to make new friends, explore new ideas, and create lasting memories. Open to the community. Dance, music, karate, soccer, yoga, water-play are all included! On- site field trips on Fridays. 6 – 9 week camp (select any weeks), flexible schedule, and extended hours. For more info contact preschooldirector@btee.org or call (818) 845-6601. 1302 N. Glenoaks Boulevard in Burbank. http://www.btee.org read less
    • Contact Email: preschooldirector@btee.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 845-1734
    • University Synagogue Early Childhood Learning Center: Summer Camp!

    • Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
    • Description: June 26 through August 25, 2017. Ages 2.5 through kindergarten. Open to non-members! Weekly registration available; ...read moreJune 26 through August 25, 2017. Ages 2.5 through kindergarten. Open to non-members! Weekly registration available; creative art, music & water-play! Half or full day options. Contact Person: April Schafer; Email: aschafer@unisyn.org; Phone: (310) 472-0603; Address: 11960 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood, CA 90049; Website: http://unisyn.org read less
    • Contact Email: aschafer@unisyn.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 472-0603
    • Zimmer Children's Museum Presents: Shadow Play!

    • Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
    • Description: Every Monday at 3pm. Museum Hours 12:30pm – 4pm From simple shapes, bring shadows to life! What shadow creature ...read moreEvery Monday at 3pm. Museum Hours 12:30pm – 4pm From simple shapes, bring shadows to life! What shadow creatures will you create and what stories will you tell? read less
    • Temple Etz Chaim Summer Smash Preschool Summer Camp

    • Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
    • Description: June 19 through August 25, 2017. Join us for a summer full of fun and excitement! We offer 4 different programs: P ...read moreJune 19 through August 25, 2017. Join us for a summer full of fun and excitement! We offer 4 different programs: Preschool: 18 mos. – entering K. Mini Smash: entering 1st-3rd. Summer Smash: 3rd – 9th. Counselor in Training: grades 9 and up. Our weekly themes offer creative fun for all! For a tour of our facility or camp information you can call our preschool office at 805-497-6852 or email thepreschool@templeetzchaim.org 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Website: http://www.templeetzchaim.org read less
    • Contact Email: info@templeetzchaim.org
    • Contact Phone: (805) 497-6852
    • Camp Tikvah for Pre-Schoolers

    • Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
    • Description: Post-camp session- August 21-August 25 Explore, Learn, and Grow during the summertime! Kol Tikvah’s campers enj ...read morePost-camp session- August 21-August 25 Explore, Learn, and Grow during the summertime! Kol Tikvah’s campers enjoy a fun-filled and exciting days! Our play-based, emergent curriculum atmosphere is the place to be for your child during the summer months. We are a social constructive school that is Reggio Emilia inspired, with many amazing activities. Children partner with teachers to create daily rich opportunities to learn and make new friendships. We offer three and five days a week options. Come and visit – we look forward to meeting you! For more information about Camp or School, contact Ana, Early Childhood Center Director at 818-992-1960 or anay@koltikvah.org Free parking in the rear on Del Moreno Drive. Held at Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, 818-348-0670, www.koltikvah.org. read less
    • Contact Email: annay@koltikvah.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 992-1960
    • Temple Beth Hillel and HaMercaz Present: Hand in Hand A Support Group for Families of Children with Special Needs

    • Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    • Description: Summer session: July 18 through August 29, 2017 on Tuesdays Evenings from 7:30pm- 8:30pm. Open to the entire commun ...read moreSummer session: July 18 through August 29, 2017 on Tuesdays Evenings from 7:30pm- 8:30pm. Open to the entire community. A safe place for parents of children with special needs to meet, share and learn from each other. Facilitated by HaMercaz Social Workers. Day and evening groups now forming for parents of 3-6 years old and children 7 to 15 years old. Both groups will meet at Temple Beth Hillel, 12336 Riverside Drive, Valley Village, Entrance on Laurel Grove. To register and for more information, contact HaMercaz at 866-287-8030 or email HaMercaz@jfsla.org. Free parking and child care available. Pre-registration is required fro both groups. read less
    • Contact Email: hamercaz@jfsla.org
    • Contact Phone: (866) 287-8030
    • The Open Temple Welcoming Your Second Child

    • Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    • Description: Tuesdays 9:30 am – 10:30 am Join us for this ongoing support group focusing on welcoming a second child into your ...read moreTuesdays 9:30 am – 10:30 am Join us for this ongoing support group focusing on welcoming a second child into your family. We will explore how to prepare your child and the various feelings and behaviors that can arise as well as practical management issues. For parents pregnant with their second child or for parents who have given birth within the last nine months. $25/session or a series of 5 for $100. RSVP to barbara@opentemple.org read less
    • Netiya Seedlings Sprouts!

    • Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    • Description: Weekly on Tuesdays from 3:45-4:45pm [Aug. 22 OR 29, 29, Sep. 5, 12 OR 19] ● Each hour-long session includes: Natu ...read moreWeekly on Tuesdays from 3:45-4:45pm [Aug. 22 OR 29, 29, Sep. 5, 12 OR 19] ● Each hour-long session includes: Nature Hunt/Share; Planting and Composting Lesson (Planting seeds, transplanting plants, building, turning and harvesting compost); Fresh Garden Snack; Sharing Circle/Observation/Meditation, take away lessons and activities to do at home, and resources for continued learning. ● What to bring: A hat and garden gloves, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Optional: towels/bathing suits. COST: $160 for 4 classes. Sibling discount $40 off second child's registration. Space is limited! All supplies provided. Enrollment is a two-step process: Registration and Payment Research shows that perseverance builds your Little One's confidence to learn motivation and connect to self, spirit, and long-term goals. There is no better place than the garden to grow grit! Sessions will build character, skills and knowledge that you can bring home to your own garden and kitchen. This is Sara Haston, Netiya's new Urban Farm Educator, and I am thrilled to announce the launch of Seedlings Sprout! courses for Fall 2017 school year!There is always something yummy to discover in the garden, like the juicy, ripe figs, cucumbers, medicinal plants, and tomatoes I discovered today while getting a tour of the urban homestead. Are you someone who wants to open your spirit by tending a garden and directly support food justice work? Then join Netiya this fall with your little one(s) to explore the Seedlings Sprouts! garden surprises that await us! I am delighted to offer you and your kids fun garden and food lessons with holistic principles and creative projects using the garden as our canvas. read less
    • Contact Email: info@netiya.org
    • Contact Phone: (213) 500-1973
    • Skirball Cultural Center Presents Toddler Tuesday Sing-Along!

    • Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    • Description: Tuesdays,1:00–1:25 p.m. New! Join our educators for circle time and singing with your little one. Caregivers, ba ...read moreTuesdays,1:00–1:25 p.m. New! Join our educators for circle time and singing with your little one. Caregivers, babies, and young children will learn songs and lap games, meeting new friends as they sing, move, and play together. Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA CA Website: www.skirball.org Program subject to change or cancellation. read less
    • Open Art Studio at the Zimmer Children's Museum

    • Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    • Description: Tuesdays at 3 p.m., in the Art Studio. ​​This free program is open for all ages and incorporates a variety of m ...read moreTuesdays at 3 p.m., in the Art Studio. ​​This free program is open for all ages and incorporates a variety of mixed media art experiences allowing young children to experiment with color on a canvas larger than themselves! Different themes each week! All drop-in programs are free with paid museum admission. Zimmer Children’s Museum is located on the lobby level of the Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Please check our website at http://www.zimmermuseum.org or call (323) 761-8984 for further information. read less
    • Contact Phone: (323) 761-8984
    • Zimmer Children's Museum: Culture Club

    • Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    • Description: Wednesdays at 11 a.m., in the Art Studio. The Zimmer is committed to BIG IDEAS that promote global citizenship and ...read moreWednesdays at 11 a.m., in the Art Studio. The Zimmer is committed to BIG IDEAS that promote global citizenship and creating a better world. Join us as we explore stories, songs, and cuisines from around the world. All drop-in programs are free with paid museum admission. Zimmer Children’s Museum is located on the lobby level of the Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Please check our website at http://www.zimmermuseum.org or call (323) 761-8984 for further information. You can also “like” us on Facebook or “follow” us on Twitter!g read less
    • Contact Email: info@zimmermuseum.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 761-8989
    • Skirball Cultural Center Presents: Two-by-Two: An Interactive Story Adventure at Noah's Ark

    • Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    • Description: Wednesdays at 2:30pm. Take part in a guided journey through the Noah’s Ark galleries that brings the timeless stor ...read moreWednesdays at 2:30pm. Take part in a guided journey through the Noah’s Ark galleries that brings the timeless story to life through theater, music, movement, and more. Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles Website: www.skirball.org Program subject to change or cancellation. read less
    • Zimmer Children's Museum VIB (Very Important Babies) Hour!

    • Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    • Description: Each Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., the Zimmer opens its doors exclusively to the under 2 crowd! Tiny tykes and their ...read moreEach Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., the Zimmer opens its doors exclusively to the under 2 crowd! Tiny tykes and their caregivers can enjoy the museum in a more relaxed setting giving both kids and adults more room to breathe (and crawl and climb). Museum admission rates apply. As this hour’s intention is to create a safe, comfortable play space for our youngest visitors, we ask families with older siblings to instead join for regular museum hours at 10 a.m. Zimmer Children’s Museum is located on the lobby level of the Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Please check our website at http://www.zimmermuseum.org or call (323) 761-8984 for further information. You can also “like” us on Facebook or “follow” us on Twitter! Website: http://www.zimmermuseum.org read less
    • Contact Email: info@zimmermuseum.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 761-8984
    • Temple Etz Chaim Parent and Me

    • Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    • Description: Parent and Me Classes - Wednesdays, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM. We have a new Infant Parent & Me class starting in Janua ...read moreParent and Me Classes - Wednesdays, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM. We have a new Infant Parent & Me class starting in January on Wednesday mornings. The class will meet weekly, and parents and babies will enjoy music, movement and social interactions. Storytime, art, music, Jewish traditions, crafts, and so much more. Click here for the flyer. Parents will discuss parenting topics and enjoy this special time together. Our Friday Toddler Parent & Me class is ongoing and open to new families. For more details, please call Debbie or Linda at 805-497-6852. Happy 2017! read less
    • Contact Email: preschool@templeetzchaim.org
    • Contact Phone: (805) 497-6891
    • Zimmer Children's Museum Bubbles!!

    • Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    • Description: BUBBLES Wednesdays at 3 p.m., in the Community Park. Lets get poppin'! Sponsored by SCHOLARSHARE. https://www ...read moreBUBBLES Wednesdays at 3 p.m., in the Community Park. Lets get poppin'! Sponsored by SCHOLARSHARE. https://www.scholarshare.com/ All drop-in programs are free with paid museum admission. Zimmer Children’s Museum is located on the lobby level of the Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Please check our website at https://www.scholarshare.com/ or call (323) 761-8984 for further information. You can also “like” us on Facebook or “follow” us on Twitter! read less
    • Contact Phone: (323) 761-8984
    • Camp Tawonga: Keshet LGBT Family Camp

    • Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
    • Description: August 24-27, 2017; Adults spend the morning hiking, creating arts and crafts, and partaking in workshops. Meanwhile ...read moreAugust 24-27, 2017; Adults spend the morning hiking, creating arts and crafts, and partaking in workshops. Meanwhile, our skilled counselors plan age-appropriate activities for kids, ranging from boating on the lake for young children to facilitated dialogue about growing up with gay parents for teens. Families spend the afternoon together, participating in camp activities and exploring Camp Tawonga, including the beautiful Tuolumne River. And of course, no Keshet Weekend is complete without a Shabbat service, talent show, and crazy dance party! Also, a special program just for Keshet teens. Camp Tawonga is located on the Middle Fork of the Tuolumne River right outside of Yosemite National Park. For more information please contact Camp Tawonga at info@tawonga.org or call (415) 543-2267Yosemite, CA; Website: http://tawonga.org/programs/year-round/weekend-family-camps/ read less
    • Contact Email: info@tawonga.org
    • Contact Phone: (415) 543-2267
    • Community Shabbat in the Park!

    • Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
    • Description: Friday, August 26, 2016 from 4:30pm-8pm at Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. (between Oxnard and Burbank ...read moreFriday, August 26, 2016 from 4:30pm-8pm at Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. (between Oxnard and Burbank), Woodland Hills. Unwind from the stresses of the week, take a break from screen time, and enjoy the company of your family, friends, and neighbors with nature as the backdrop. Save the date for Shabbat in the Park on Friday, August 25th! The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance, together with other Valley Jewish institutions, invites you to this fantastic free event that will bring you closer to nature — and community! We’ll hold evening services beneath the stars and trees, sing along with one another in the open air, and experience Shabbat as one big community. We’ll provide the fun and relaxation — you bring dinner and a blanket! For more information, please contact Marsha Rothpan at Marsha@ShalomInstitute.com or Tiffiny Kosloy at Marsha@ShalomInstitute.com. On behalf of all of the participating partners, we hope to see you there! Adat Ari El, Congregation Or Ami, Congregation Shir Ami, deToledo High School, Heschel Day School, Israeli American Council, The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance, Kol Tikvah, Mati Israeli Community Center, Or Echad, Shalom Institute, Shomrei Torah Synagogue, Temple Adat Elohim, Temple Aliyah, Temple Judea, Temple Ramat Zion, Valley Beth Shalom, Valley Outreach Synagogue, West Valley Rabbinic Task Force. read less
    • Contact Email: marsha@shalominstitute.com
    • Temple Shalom of the South Bay: Shabbat at the Beach

    • Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
    • Description: Shabbat at the Beach is BACK! Join us on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 6:30PM. On the sand at 19th Street in HB for a ...read moreShabbat at the Beach is BACK! Join us on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 6:30PM. On the sand at 19th Street in HB for a lively service as we enjoy the beautiful Southern California weather and the company of our community. Welcome Shabbat with music, a beautiful sunset, and the sand between your toes. After services, join us for an Oneg celebration at the home of one of our member families. Meet us at the beach on the bottom of 19th Street in Hermosa. There is limited street parking but plenty of free parking is available at the Temple. http://templeshalomSB.com read less
    • Kehillat Israel Shabbat at the Beach & BBQ

    • Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
    • Description: August 25, 2017 4:30 PM Festivities Begin 6:15 PM Shabbat Service Kosher food available for pre-order online only ...read moreAugust 25, 2017 4:30 PM Festivities Begin 6:15 PM Shabbat Service Kosher food available for pre-order online only. Complete meal includes main course, side salad, chips, drinks and dessert. Don't miss this great Community-wide event with Shabbat service, surf, sand and sunset! RSVP at http://ourki.org/ read less
    • Valley Beth Shalom Rimonim Family Service

    • Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
    • Description: Fridays at 6:30PM. (Second Friday of each month) A musical Shabbat service that combines song, prayer, and meditatio ...read moreFridays at 6:30PM. (Second Friday of each month) A musical Shabbat service that combines song, prayer, and meditation. Come as you are. Leave transformed. Services begin at 6:30 PM. Enjoy the spirit of the evening! Sing, Dance, Pray and Reach! (818) 788-6000. 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436. Website: http://www.vbs.org. read less
    • Contact Email: nfarkas@vbs.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 788-6000
    • Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust Open House

    • Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
    • Description: Friday, August 25, 2017. 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM , Why you need to plan ahead? Introduction to Government Benefits, N ...read moreFriday, August 25, 2017. 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM , Why you need to plan ahead? Introduction to Government Benefits, Needbased vs. Entitlement SSI, Medicaid (Medical in CA), IHSS. How do Pooled Special Needs Trusts work? Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust's open house will provide families with basic information about our pooled special needs trust program, why it is needed, and how it works. The Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Blvd, LA, CA 90048, 4th Floor Conference Room Please RSVP to mwolf@jlatrust.org. http://www.jlatrust.org/ read less
    • Contact Email: mwolf@jlatrust.org
    • Contact Phone: 4243413344
    • Congregation Tikvat Jacob (CTJ) Beach Shabbat

    • Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
    • Description: Friday, August 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM Potluck & Games | 7:00 PM. Beach Soccer (Kador Regel) and Dairy/Veg Potluck ...read moreFriday, August 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM Potluck & Games | 7:00 PM. Beach Soccer (Kador Regel) and Dairy/Veg Potluck Kabbalat Shabbat Services with Rabbi Kalev and Cantor Beth Every year, our ConSURFative synagogue comes together for Shabbat services, potlucks, and games at the beach. All are welcome! All Beach Shabbatot below will be located at 27th St. & The Strand in Manhattan Beach. http://www.ctjmb.org/summer/ read less
    • Contact Email: info@ctjmb.org
    • Temple Ahavat Shalom High Holy Days Schedule

    • Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
    • Description: Elul Shabbat of Introspection: August 25, September 1, 8, & 15 S’lichot: September 16, 2017 Rosh Hashanah: S ...read moreElul Shabbat of Introspection: August 25, September 1, 8, & 15 S’lichot: September 16, 2017 Rosh Hashanah: September 20-21, 2017 Shabbat Shuvah and Tashlich: September 22, 2017 Yom Kippur-September 29-30, 2017 Family Services The Family Services are geared towards families with young children (8 and under). This hour long service offers opportunities for children and adults alike to join in both traditional and contemporary song and prayer while sharing in stories and special Torah readings reflective of the mood of the season. No tickets are required for this one hour service. It is open to the entire community. TAS Youth Program are for grades K-6. Children participate in age appropriate service, High Holy Day games, snacks, a craft project, a story/drama activity, and a short age-appropriate service. These services will be held on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings. Tickets are not required to attend the Youth Program; however, reservations are strongly encouraged. read less
    • Shomrei Torah Shabbat in the Park!

    • Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
    • Description: Friday, August 25, 2017 Join the entire San Fernando Valley Jewish community at Warner Center Park (5800 Topanga Ca ...read moreFriday, August 25, 2017 Join the entire San Fernando Valley Jewish community at Warner Center Park (5800 Topanga Canyon Bvld.) for a special Shabbat in the Park. read less
    • Valley Beth Shalom Tot Shabbat Services

    • Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
    • Description: Saturdays, 10:00am - 11:00am. Every second and fourth Saturday of each month. Celebrate Shabbat with your little o ...read moreSaturdays, 10:00am - 11:00am. Every second and fourth Saturday of each month. Celebrate Shabbat with your little ones at VBS Tot Shabbat. Tot Shabbat services are lead by our talented musicians Julie Lockman and Cindy Paley-Aboody and feature a story by one of the Rabbis. Tots sing, clap, and dance with their parents while learning the Shabbat morning service. Following services a light lunch is served. Many families stay after lunch and bring their kids to one of the playgrounds for Shabbat play. For more information, please call 818-788-6000. 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, 91436, http://www.vbs.org. read less
    • Contact Phone: (818) 788-6000
    • Temple Etz Chaim Havdalah and Hike!

    • Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
    • Description: August 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Join TEC members and USY at Wildwood Park for an easy trail hike, along with Havdallah ...read moreAugust 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Join TEC members and USY at Wildwood Park for an easy trail hike, along with Havdallah services led by Hazzan Pablo. Wildwood Park in Thousand Oa 928 W. Avenida de los Arboles Thousand Oaks, Ca 91361 read less
    • Skirball Cultural Center: Family Art Studio!

    • Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017
    • Description: Regular schedule: Saturdays and Sundays Drop by anytime during regular Museum hours | Last entry at 4:30 p.m. All ...read moreRegular schedule: Saturdays and Sundays Drop by anytime during regular Museum hours | Last entry at 4:30 p.m. All ages welcome | Children must be accompanied by an adult $10 General | $7 Seniors, Full-Time Students, and Children over 12 | $5 Children 2–12 | FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 2 | FREE to all visitors on Thursdays Ticket includes Museum admission | No reservations By popular demand, the Family Art Studio is now open every weekend throughout the year and Tuesday through Sunday during school breaks! Enjoy one-of-a-kind art projects themed around Skirball exhibitions. Projects reinforce the values of collaboration, community, and caring for the world around us and ignite the imaginations of family members of any age! In November, celebrate your roots by creating a “Family Mobile” out of repurposed materials. In December, contribute to the collective weaving project called “Weaving Me into We.” info@skirball.org; (310) 440-4500; 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049; http://skirball.org read less
    • Contact Email: info@skirball.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 440-4500
    • Congregation Tikvat Jacobs Membership Open House

    • Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017
    • Description: Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Are you new to CTJ or know someone who might be interested? Would you like to ...read moreSunday, August 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Are you new to CTJ or know someone who might be interested? Would you like to know more about what is going on at CTJ, more about all the programs we have to offer? Then please join us for our New Member Open House. We will provide nosh (of course) and good company (would you expect any less?) and answers to all your questions about CTJ. It will be a great opportunity to get to know more about CTJ and all we have to offer our members. We look forward to seeing you! read less
    • Zimmer Children's Museum Presents: National Dog Day!

    • Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017
    • Description: Sunday, August 27, 2017 – National Dog Day 2-4pm Join us as we celebrate our furry friends in honor of National D ...read moreSunday, August 27, 2017 – National Dog Day 2-4pm Join us as we celebrate our furry friends in honor of National Dog Day (Aug 26)! read less
    • LA Galaxy Jewish Heritage Night

    • Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017
    • Description: Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 4:00PM. Come watch your LA Galaxy take on the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday, August 27 ...read moreSunday, August 27, 2017 at 4:00PM. Come watch your LA Galaxy take on the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday, August 27 as we celebrate the first annual Jewish Hertiage Night. Each ticket purchased with receive a Commemorative Jewish Community Night scarf and post game meet and greet with LA Galaxy starring defender and three time JCC Maccabi Champion, Daniel Steres - Powered by Maccabi USA and Nuroots, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles. Kosher Food options will be available gameday! For questions, ADA seating or purchases above 9 tickets, please contact Rashid Dadashi at 310.630.2167 or rdadashi@lagalaxy.com. read less
    • Contact Email: rdadashi@lagalaxy.com
    • Contact Phone: (310) 630-2167
    • Communicating Effectively for Special Needs Adults and Teens

    • Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    • Description: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Join us for this class that deals with communication, conversation an ...read moreTuesday, August 29, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Join us for this class that deals with communication, conversation and how to deal with social situations. Learn how to empower yourself. We will meet at Temple Judea 5429 Lindley Ave. in Tarzana read less
    • Contact Email: gdicker@jfsla.org
    • Temple Ahavat Shalom Infant Center

    • Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    • Description: We will accept babies starting at 6 weeks old. At two, your little one will then transition into our ECEC. We recog ...read moreWe will accept babies starting at 6 weeks old. At two, your little one will then transition into our ECEC. We recognize the importance of your child’s first two years of life and our “home away from home” has qualified, loving teachers to help provide experiences in movement, exploration and communication. We offer new, clean beautiful classrooms and a developmentally appropriate program within a safe, welcoming and nurturing Jewish environment. Temple Membership is offered free to all our ITC and ECEC families. Interfaith families welcome. Call or email to visit or with questions. Tessa (818)360-2258 x 303 read less
    • Contact Email: tessa@tasnorthridge.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 360-2258 x 303