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.

    • BJE Presents: Night Of 80 Shabbats

    • Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
    • Description: Friday, December 1, 2017 from 4- 8pm. Celebrate BJE's 80th by participating in our Night of 80 Shabbats! B ...read moreFriday, December 1, 2017 from 4- 8pm. Celebrate BJE's 80th by participating in our Night of 80 Shabbats! BJE's Night of 80 Shabbats is a one night celebration where community members gather together for Shabbat dinner in homes all across Greater Los Angeles to participate in a Shabbat meal and get together. Host a dinner in your home or attend one in the home of a fellow community member. Make sure to include your friends who are interested in participating! NextGen young adults who host could be eligible through One Table to be reimbursed for up to $150 for their dinner expenses. For more details view: https://onetable.org/become-a-host/ If you are interested in hosting or attending, contact Millie Wexler at: Mwexler@bjela.org or 323-761-8631. Let us know if you are hosting your friends and family or will attend elsewhere. We will recognize all that participate. read less
    • Contact Email: mwexler@bjela.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 761-8631
    • Friendship Circle Of Los Angeles Presents: Saturday Night Fun! For Children and with Special Needs and Their Families

    • Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
    • Description: Saturday Night, December 2, 2017 from 7:00pm-9:30pm. Parents: Drop off your children for a night of actvities, food ...read moreSaturday Night, December 2, 2017 from 7:00pm-9:30pm. Parents: Drop off your children for a night of actvities, food, and fun! This unique program provides children & their siblings a chance to bond in a safe enviroment. It will also give you a chance to enjoy a worry-free night! For Friendship Circle participants and their silbings. Volunteers and their families are invited. At Friendship Circle, 1952 S. Robertson Blvd. For more information or to RSVP email Chaya@fcla.org or call 310-280-0955 read less
    • Contact Email: chaya@fcla.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 280-0955
    • Ilan Ramon Day School Presents Family Science Discovery Day

    • Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017
    • Description: Sunday, December 3, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm Join us for our annual Family Science Discovery Day and Open House ...read moreSunday, December 3, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm Join us for our annual Family Science Discovery Day and Open House event on Sunday December 3rd at 10:00 AM. Learn about what an Ilan Ramon Day School Pre-School (ages 2-4) and Elementary School (grades K-5) education can offer for your children. http://www.ilanramondayschool.com/family-science-day : As part of a Family Science Discovery Day students and parents are invited to “discover” together, through activities where exploration is encouraged and reaching for the stars is celebrated. Starting at 10am, there will be a number of wonderful activities. In the past activities have included: Building your own rocket Balloon Helicopters Hot Foam Chemistry Sailing Boat Challenge Earthquake-proof design Evolution of Music Robotics Visiting the Book Fair And so much more! Also exciting for young children and their parents will be a visit to the Student Invention Exhibition. With their parents, children ages 2 through through 5th grade will be encouraged to explore science concepts through hands-on projects. Learning by doing is what inspires the students of Ilan Ramon Day School to love subjects like science, math, art, and technology. Having parents learn side by side with their young children only reinforces the value of becoming a life-long learner. Ilan Ramon Day School prepares our children to embrace the diverse challenges of the 21st century. We are a community Jewish day school with an integrated curriculum focused on critical thinking, community involvement, the values of Judaism, and a personal connection to Israel. Our innovative program develops lifelong learners and leaders by emphasizing intellectual, spiritual and creative development with a focus on the social-emotional growth of each student. read less
    • Contact Email: sciencediscovery@ilanramon.com
    • Contact Phone: (818) 707-2365
    • Kol Tikvah Shabbat Service-in-the-Round

    • Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
    • Description: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Kol Tikvah Shabbat Service-in-the-Round In-the-round Shabbat for those who se ...read moreFriday, December 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Kol Tikvah Shabbat Service-in-the-Round In-the-round Shabbat for those who seek a contemplative and meditative experience. Enjoy an evening of live music with services led by the Kol Tikvah clergy. Socializing, coffee, and sweet treats to follow. 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
    • Silverlake Independent JCC (SIJCC) Festival of Lights!

    • Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
    • Description: Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10am-2pm A family-friendly staple in the local community. The Festival of Lights an ...read moreSaturday, December 9, 2017 from 10am-2pm A family-friendly staple in the local community. The Festival of Lights annually welcomes over 500 local eastsiders, including families with children, reaching beyond SIJCC’s immediate community. The day features performances by local artists, arts and craft activities for all ages, doughnut eating contests, and more to be announced soon! Street parking only. Lyft, bike, walk, or Metro highly recommended. SIJCC | 1110 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 read less
    • Friendship Circle Presents: Chanukah Bash! For Children With Special Needs and Their Families

    • Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
    • Description: Join Friendship Circle of Los Angeles on Sunday December 10, 2017 from 1-3pm held at Friendship Circle . The Friends ...read moreJoin Friendship Circle of Los Angeles on Sunday December 10, 2017 from 1-3pm held at Friendship Circle . The Friendship Circle Holiday programs allow the entire family to celebrate together in a comfortable and lively setting. Volunteers are on hand to bring holiday cheer and ensure that the needs of each child are met. Innovative activities bring the warm and joyous feelings of the holidays to the children and their families. Children 2-25 Contact Chanie@fcla.org or call 310.280-0955 to ensure a teen volunteer will be on hand to assist your child. Child's parent must be present. read less
    • Contact Email: chanie@fcla.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 280-0955
    • Kadima Day School: Elementary/Middle School Open House for 2018/19 School Year

    • Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
    • Description: Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. A hands-on student focused event for prospective families o ...read moreSunday, December 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. A hands-on student focused event for prospective families of 1st - 8th grade students and their parents. Please join us for a light breakfast and exploration of our integrated, balanced, whole child approach to learning. For additional information or to RSVP, contact Tricia Xavier, Director of Admissions at 818-346-0849 or txavier@kadimadayschool.org. Address: 7011 Shoup Ave., West Hills, CA 91307. Website: http://www.kadimadayschool.org Contact Email: txavier@kadimadayschool.org Contact Phone: (818) 346-0849 x115 read less
    • Contact Email: txavier@kadimadayschool.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 346-0849
    • Chaverim Annual Chanukah Party (Teens and Adults with Special Needs)

    • Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • Description: Wednesday, December 13, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00PM. Annual Chanukah Party. For teens and adults with Special Needs. Jo ...read moreWednesday, December 13, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00PM. Annual Chanukah Party. For teens and adults with Special Needs. Join us for our annual Hanukkah celebration! At Temple Beth Hillel 12326 Riverside Dr. in Valley Vilage (East of Whitsett, entrance on Laurelgrove) $15 per person payable in advance. Gift card exchange an additional $10. Please R.S.V.P. for all events at least 2 days in advance by calling:m(818) 464-3361 or e-mail your RSVP’s to: chaverim@jfsla.org Office Phone (818) 464-3360 E-mail: chaverim@jfsla.org Website: www.chaverimjfsla.org read less
    • Contact Email: chaverim@jfsla.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 464-3360
    • Silverlake Independent JCC (SIJCC) Annual LA Exodus

    • Date: Friday, December 15, 2017
    • Description: Friday, December 15th - Sunday, December 17th, 2017 at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs Program fee ($65 per person | $15 ...read moreFriday, December 15th - Sunday, December 17th, 2017 at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs Program fee ($65 per person | $150 per family), includes: LA Exodus is an annual, all-ages weekend retreat to the Palm Springs desert. It offers our community an opportunity to get away from the craziness of Los Angeles during the holiday season, and a chance to learn, reflect & relax together. Reserve your spot for LA Exodus 2017 Why take part in LA Exodus? Whether you want to spend a weekend relaxing, connecting, or being outdoors with you kids or with other adults, LA Exodus has everything you’re looking for. We offer activities throughout the day for ages 2+. Whether you’re looking for reflective workshops and discussion, arts activities, movies, pool & hot tub time, yoga, or a cozy nap during an amazing sound bath, this weekend is for you. Participate in as much or as little of the programming as you like -- it’s your retreat! For single or child-free people You can enjoy all of Palm Springs, get a ridiculously good price for staying at the Ace Hotel, swim, laugh, learn, drink, and connect with your community. Make sure to catch one of our notorious late night hot tub hangs. For Families We have amazing programming and supervision for kids of all ages, so you can know where they are, give them a communal, and Jewishly rooted experience, all while sipping cocktails by the pool at the Ace Hotel. (Oh, and also hang with your kids when you want to.) Whatever your reasons for coming, we’ll be there and we want to hang out with you in the desert! We’re scouting new hikes and brilliant teachers to create grounding experiences for you to make this a special weekend. read less
    • Shalom Institute's Hanukkah Family Fun Day!

    • Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017
    • Description: Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 10am-2:30PM. Camp Tour at 9:30am - come for the tour and Hanukkah Family Fun Day is ...read moreSunday, December 17, 2017 from 10am-2:30PM. Camp Tour at 9:30am - come for the tour and Hanukkah Family Fun Day is FREE. Celebrate Hanukkah and the Magic of Camp JCA Shalom! Activities include: Hanukkah arts & crafts, Jamba "Jews" bike blender-applesauce, Pioneer Living Adventures, Hanukkah candle making, Shemesh Organic Farm activities, Hanukkah Story Time with PJ Library, Gardening fun for all ages, outdoor Latke making, olive oil tasting, meet the animals at Pinat Chai Animal Center, Zipline & Climbing wall, Hanuk-kabiah games, Nature scavenger hunt, archery, rope making, Hanukkah cookie decorating and ROBBO Concert!! $10 per person and FREE for children under 6 years old and under. Sign up for a camp tour at 9:30 and get the whole day for free! All ages welcome, to RSVP, go to:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hannukah-family-fun-day-2016-tickets-29362685583. please no pets. For more information, please go to www.shalominstitute.com or call 818-889-5500. At the Beautiful Shalom Institute in Malibu; 34342 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, 90265 read less
    • Contact Phone: (818) 889-5500
    • Camp JCA Shalom's Winter Camp!!

    • Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017
    • Description: Tuesday, December 19 – Sunday, December 24, 2017. Come celebrate the last nights of Hanukkah together! Join us as ...read moreTuesday, December 19 – Sunday, December 24, 2017. Come celebrate the last nights of Hanukkah together! Join us as we give a "taste" of Summer Camp in the Winter!! $495 per child $195 per CIT (counselor-in-training). For more information or registration, please contact Joel Charnick at joel@shalominstitute.com or call (818) 889-5500. 34342 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265. https://www.campjcashalom.com/year-round-programs/kids-camps/winter-camp/ read less
    • Contact Email: joel@shalominstitute.com
    • Contact Phone: (818) 889-5500
    • Camp Alonim: Winter Camp

    • Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017
    • Description: December 21-26, 2017; Horseback Riding * Sports * Climbing wall * Israeli dancing * Nature * Arts & Crafts * Mo ...read moreDecember 21-26, 2017; Horseback Riding * Sports * Climbing wall * Israeli dancing * Nature * Arts & Crafts * Mountain Biking * Shabbat Activities * Cozy Nights in our Heated Bunks Grades 2-11 $295 for first-time Alonim sleepaway campers Enroll at alonim.com alonim@aju.edu 877-2-ALONIM Email: alonim@aju.edu; Phone: (877) 225-6646; Address: 1101 Peppertree Lane, Brandeis, CA 93064; Website: http://alonim.com read less
    • Contact Email: alonim@ajula.edu
    • Contact Phone: (877) 225-6646
    • Kol Tikvah Chinese Nosh and Shabbat Service

    • Date: Friday, December 22, 2017
    • Description: Friday, December 22, 2017 at 5:45 pm. We have the “good fortune” to invite you and your friends to “wok” o ...read moreFriday, December 22, 2017 at 5:45 pm. We have the “good fortune” to invite you and your friends to “wok” on over to a friendly evening beginning with Chinese appetizers and socializing at 5:45 pm. Enjoy a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service led by our talented Cantor Noa Shaashua at 6:30 pm. 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
    • Friendship Circle LA: Winter Camp! (For Children with Special Needs)

    • Date: Monday, December 25, 2017
    • Description: December 25- 29, 2017 from 9:30 am-3:30 pm (Friday early dismissal). Join us for a fun filled memorable camp experie ...read moreDecember 25- 29, 2017 from 9:30 am-3:30 pm (Friday early dismissal). Join us for a fun filled memorable camp experience featuring a wide variety of activities, games and sports, as well as daily field trips. Our dedicated volunteers par up with the children for a week to remember. Children and Teens 5-25 years old Liba@fcla.org read less
    • Contact Email: chana@fcla.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 280-0955
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle Winter Camp

    • Date: Tuesday, December 26, 2017
    • Description: Tuesday, December 26th-Friday, December 29th Times: Children: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Teen Volunteers: 9:30 am - 3:00 ...read moreTuesday, December 26th-Friday, December 29th Times: Children: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Teen Volunteers: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm The Friendship Circle Winter Camp allows children with special needs the opportunity to taste a full action-packed camp experience. With constant one-on-one attention from teen volunteers, the children enjoy field trips, music, arts & crafts, special performances – in a very spirited camp environment. While all FC programs tend to build a strong relationship between the teen volunteers and their special friends, the Winter Camp is one in which this bond becomes that much more animated and pronounced. Many parents have been known to say that their children enjoyed their best days of the year at the Friendship Circle Winter Camp.Reservation required. 30345 Canwood St. Agoura Hills, CA 91301 . http://www.friendshipcircleca.org/templates/youth/article_cdo/aid/822686/jewish/Winter-Camp-2015.htm read less
    • Kol Tikvah Secular New Year’s Shabbat Service

    • Date: Friday, December 29, 2017
    • Description: Friday, December 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm Kol Tikvah Secular New Year’s Shabbat Service Happy 2017! Ring in the New ...read moreFriday, December 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm Kol Tikvah Secular New Year’s Shabbat Service Happy 2017! Ring in the New Year by joining our friendly community for a warm Shabbat service with Rabbi Becky Hoffman. Singing, live music, and sweet treats to follow. 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