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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.

    • 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, August 17, 2017
    • 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
    • The Open Temple Welcoming Your Second Child

    • Location: City
    • Address: 1416 Electric Avenue Venice, California
    • 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
    • Temple Ahavat Shalom Presents: Saving for College

    • Location: North Valley
    • Address: 18200 Rinaldi Pl. Northridge, CA
    • Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
    • Description: Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 9am in activity center 3/4. Whether you are parent or grandparent, we're all con ...read moreSunday, September 10, 2017 at 9am in activity center 3/4. Whether you are parent or grandparent, we're all concerned on how we are going to pay for our children to go to college. In this talk, our speaker will address the following: 1. The total cost of college, it's more than just tuition. 2. Increasing costs of tuition and related educational expenses. 3. Tax credits available. 4. Pell Grant and Scholarships. 5. 3 main savings/funding vehicles for college, and 6. How to balance college with saving for retirement/other goals. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. read less
    • The Open Temple A Place for Parents: Workshops

    • Location: City
    • Address: 1416 Electric Avenue Venice, California
    • Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
    • Contact Email: barbara@opentemple.org
    • Description: September Workshop: Siblings in the House SUNDAY September 10, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Open Temple House 1422 El ...read moreSeptember Workshop: Siblings in the House SUNDAY September 10, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Open Temple House 1422 Electric Ave. Venice For Parents of Children Under 8 Years Old Come join us as we explore approaches and tools to help us parent more than one child. Our families become hotbeds of relationship building with differing developmental needs, different temperaments, practical management issues and it can feel overwhelming! Connecting with other parents (you are not alone!) and learning new approaches can be so helpful in both daily routines and longer term growth. We will focus on managing sibling issues and meeting our children’s needs (while trying to keep our own sanity intact!). We will look at ways of setting limits, having special time and increasing the bond between our children. Cost: $36 Couples $70 Childcare available $10 per child RSVP to barbara@opentemple.org read less
    • The Open Temple: A Place for Parents: Dad’s Group

    • Location: City
    • Address: 1416 Electric Avenue Venice, California
    • Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    • 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
    • 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