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A range of classes and lectures are available to help parents in their important task of raising children in today's complex world.

    • Kol Tikvah Adult Education: Demystifying School Choices

    • Location: West Valley
    • Address: 20400 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA
    • Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
    • Contact Email: dshayer@koltikvah.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 348-0670 x200
    • Description: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm Kol Tikvah Adult Education: Demystifying School Choices From kindergarten & ...read moreMonday, January 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm Kol Tikvah Adult Education: Demystifying School Choices From kindergarten & elementary, to middle & high school, it is no longer a simple choice of going to the local school. We will learn options in this two-part class series with parents from our Kol Tikvah community - about what they like and don’t like about the schools they chose. If you, a family member or friend have children between 5 and 15 and want to give them the best education, you don’t want to miss these classes. All classes are held from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Course fees: advance RSVP $18, on the day of $36. Please RSVP to Debbie at 818-348-0670 x200 or dshayer@koltikvah.org The second class is held in the same week: January 24. More Adult Education classes to choose from – visit www.koltikvah.org. Free parking in the rear on Del Moreno Drive. Held at Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. read less
    • Kol Tikvah Parent Education: Demystifying School Choices

    • Location: West Valley
    • Address: 20400 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA
    • Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
    • Contact Email: dshayer@koltikvah.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 348-0670 x200
    • Description: Upcoming dates for Parenting lectures. Topic TBA: Monday, January 22 & Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Cost: $36. R ...read moreUpcoming dates for Parenting lectures. Topic TBA: Monday, January 22 & Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Cost: $36. RSVP required, contact Debbie at 818-348-0670 x200 or dshayer@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
    • The Open Temple Welcoming Your Second Child

    • Location: City
    • Address: 1416 Electric Avenue Venice, California
    • Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
    • 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
    • LA Jewish Teen Initiative: Teen Wellness Workshop: Raising Your Emotional IQ

    • Location: Encino
    • Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA
    • Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
    • Contact Email: aliv@jewishla.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 761-8048
    • Description: Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify, understand, and manage our own emotions and the emotions of other ...read moreEmotional Intelligence is the ability to identify, understand, and manage our own emotions and the emotions of others. We invite parents of teens to join us for a free workshop on “EQ,” offered by our Federation’s Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative (LAJTI) Focus on Teen Wellness. Led by Jorge Cherbosque, PhD, Co-director of Staff and Faculty Counseling Center at UCLA and Co-founder of the Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Institute in Los Angeles, this workshop will help you: Develop new awareness to better understand our own reactions to our teens Teach how not to get emotionally hijacked when powerful feelings are triggered Present strategies and coping skills to model for our teens Discuss how to be the social architect of your home to support a positive emotional climate Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited and reservations are required — RSVP today! Encino Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:00-9:00 PM Location: Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino 91436 Venice Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018 7:00-9:00 PM Location: Mishkon Tephilo 201 Hampton Dr. Venice 90291 read less
    • New Moms Connect - Post Partum Support Group of Jewish Family Service

    • Location: City;Mid-City;Pico Robertson
    • Address: 3580 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA, 90035
    • Age Group: Parent of Newborn-12months
    • Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
    • Contact Email: newmomsconnect@jfsla.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 247-0864 ext 218
    • 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
    • Kadima Day School Parent Lecture Series:Bullying across age and gender groups with Dr. Sharon Arbel

    • Location: West Valley
    • Address: 7011 Shoup Avenue West Hills, CA, 91307
    • Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
    • Contact Phone: (818) 346-0849
    • Description: Thursday, February 8, 2018. Bullying across age and gender groups with Dr. Sharon Arbel Parenting takes a village ...read moreThursday, February 8, 2018. Bullying across age and gender groups with Dr. Sharon Arbel Parenting takes a village! Come join our village for a series of evenings designed to answer all your toddler to teenager questions! Our expert panel covers a wide range of topics from Behavior Management to Visual Processing. This community event is open to the public. All proceeds will fund an outdoor classroom space at Kadima Day School’s Early Childhood Education Center. At 8pm. Thursday, March 8, 2018 Implications of visual processing delays on the young learner and the relationship between Visual Processing and Academic Achievement with Dr. Gary Etting Thursday, April 26, 2018 Anxiety in children: common red flags and therapeutic resources with Dr. Sharon Arbel Thursday, May 24, 2018 Navigating family and sibling relationships with Dr. Sharon Arbe read less
    • The Open Temple: A Place for Parents: Dad’s Group

    • Location: City
    • Address: 1416 Electric Avenue Venice, California
    • Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    • Contact Email: barbara@opentemple.org
    • Description: Second Wednesday of the Month. 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm. A monthly parenting group for dads. This evening group is for d ...read moreSecond Wednesday of the Month. 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm. A monthly parenting group for dads. This evening group is for dads of children ages 2-10 years old. Fathers can talk about being a dad, discuss development and discipline questions, learn from other dads and bring up any other issues as well. You do not have to sign up for more than one class. These groups are held the second Wednesday of every month (except August). $25 RSVP to barbara@opentemple.org read less
    • Valley Beth Shalom Day School Parent Education: Raising Ethical Children

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA
    • Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    • Contact Email: questions@vbsds.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 788-2199
    • Description: Wednesday, February 28, 2017 from 8:00-9:00 AM Why Bother Doing the Right Thing: Raising Ethical Children in an Une ...read moreWednesday, February 28, 2017 from 8:00-9:00 AM Why Bother Doing the Right Thing: Raising Ethical Children in an Unethical World Dr. Bruce Powell, Head of School at de Toledo High School, inspires Jewish parents to become more effective in ensuring the tween years are filled with good decision-making and positive experiences. in Sher-Lopaty at Valley Beth Shalom. Address:15739 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, CA 91436. Call 818.788.2199 questions@vbsds.org read less
    • Interfaith Family: Raising a Child with Judaism Email Series

    • Address: 830 Traction Ave. #3A Los Angeles, CA
    • Description: This popular, free email series is for parents who want to explore bringing Jewish traditions into their family life ...read moreThis popular, free email series is for parents who want to explore bringing Jewish traditions into their family life. You will receive eight emails over four weeks (emails are sent on Mondays and Thursdays) about how to bring spirituality and traditions to your parenting in realistic and meaningful ways. The emails will share content ideas; video links; questions to discuss with your partner; ideas for family projects; personal stories written by other interfaith families who have brought these same aspects of Judaism into their lives; and book suggestions around sleeping, eating, playing, praying and more. The email series will be sent four times a year, beginning the first Monday of January, April, July and October. You may register for a given series up until the day before it begins. Registration is always open…so register now and you’ll start getting the emails in your inbox as soon as the next series begins. Participation in the series allows you access to our private Facebook group for parents. It's a place where parents (and prospective parents) in interfaith families can ask questions, share resources, support one another, etc. read less
    • The Jewish Outreach and Education project

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Contact Email: info@youthandgendermediaproject.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 610-4254
    • Description: The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles is supporting a pilot project that brings our films and customized study guide ...read moreThe Jewish Federation of Los Angeles is supporting a pilot project that brings our films and customized study guide into Jewish day schools, religious schools, summer camps and other organizations that provide programming for Jewish youth. We orient teachers, administrators and other educators on the latest issues facing transgender and gender expansive youth, and train them on how to use our resources in the classroom to create inclusive communities, all seen through the lens of Jewish values and teachings. read less