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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.

    • Teen Wellness Workshop Starting the Conversation: Talking to Your Teens about Vaping and Marijuana Use

    • Location: City;South Bay;Valleys
    • Address: 22622 Vanowen Street West Hills, CA
    • Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • Contact Email: amendelsohn@jewishla.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 761-8155
    • Description: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 de Toledo High School, 22622 Vanowen St. West Hills 91307 Back by popular demand! ...read moreWednesday, February 27, 2019 de Toledo High School, 22622 Vanowen St. West Hills 91307 Back by popular demand! This topic struck such a chord with parents of teens that we are offering another two workshops to accommodate requests. Smoking. Vaping. “Juuling.” Edibles. What do we as parents need to know about these trending substances? Join us at a free workshop facilitated by Linda Gingras, LMFT, CADC II, and Director of Addiction and Prevention Services at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, to learn the basics and walk away with tools to talk about these trends with your teens and help them make healthy decisions. Areas of focus will include: The changing nature and forms of marijuana Myths and misconceptions Implications of recent marijuana legislation Tips for talking to your teens effectively about substance use read less
    • Temple Menorah Superhero Training for the Brave Raising Yong Children

    • Location: South Bay
    • Address: 1101 Camino Real Redondo Beach, CA, 90277
    • Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • Contact Phone: (310) 316-8444
    • Description: IT TAKES A VILLAGE OF SUPERHEROES TO RAISE A CHILD. JOIN YOUR VILLAGE AND LEARN STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE YOUR SUPERHE ...read moreIT TAKES A VILLAGE OF SUPERHEROES TO RAISE A CHILD. JOIN YOUR VILLAGE AND LEARN STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE YOUR SUPERHERO SKILLS. This six-part monthly series explores love, discipline & setting limits, sibling relationships, balancing work & family, and more. Wednesday nights from 5-6PM. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30TH | 5PM-6PM TELL THEM WHAT TO DO, NOT WHAT TO DON’T How to help children handle their feelings, create cooperation, and develop autonomy WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH | 5PM-6PM LOVE, DISCIPLINE, & SETTING LIMITS introduces the concept of firm and kind, unconditional love and the value of leading with empathy. How to create age-appropriate, tangible limits. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH | 5PM-6PM SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS Fostering healthy sibling bonds, tips and tools for dealing with conflicts and squabbles, and introducing new siblings. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4TH | 5PM-6PM PARENTING AS A TEAM Discover the underlying causes of disagreements on parenting and learn how to create peaceful resolutions. WEDNESDAY, MAY 29TH | 5PM-6PM BALANCING WORK AND FAMILY Learn how to nurture yourself and your family, and find balance. Facilitated by: Evy Jacobson, M.A., A.M.F.T. Join any or all classes. Classes are free to Tuvia, Toddler & Me, Temple Menorah, and The Knowing Garden families. Unaffiliated participants are $10 each. Babysitting is offered to everyone for $5 per child (ages 2-5). To Register, go to https://templemenorahredondobeach.shulcloud.com/form/2019-superhero-parent-classes.html read less
    • New Moms Connect - Post Partum Support Group of Jewish Family Service

    • Location: City;Mid-City;Pico Robertson
    • Address: 8838 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90035
    • Age Group: Parent of Newborn-12months
    • Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 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
    • Valley Beth Shalom ECC POSITIVE DISCIPLINE FOR FAMILIES parenting series

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 15739 Ventura Boulevard Encino, CA
    • Age Group: 0-5 years old
    • Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    • Contact Email: mmills@vbs.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 530-4031
    • Description: Meets Tuesday Mornings, 9:30-11:30 AM, 3/26, 4/2, + 1 Tuesday Evening, 7:00-9:00 PM 0n 3/19 for a spouse or partner ...read moreMeets Tuesday Mornings, 9:30-11:30 AM, 3/26, 4/2, + 1 Tuesday Evening, 7:00-9:00 PM 0n 3/19 for a spouse or partner to join Presented by EYE TO EYE PARENTING, Certified Instructor Merav Goldman. “THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A PERFECT PARENT, BUT IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A BETTER PARENT, THIS CLASS CAN REALLY HELP." This special 6-week series teaches you everything you need to implement Positive Discipline in your home. Each week you will learn methodologies and tools to use with your children. Topics covered include Encouragement vs. Praise, Asking vs. Telling, and The Belief Behind the Behavior. Certified instructor Merav Goldman creates a safe environment for parents to share their frustrations and gives you the tools to raise kind, confident, free-thinking children. Learn more at EyeToEyeParenting.com. Cost: $250/person or $350/couple Link to register for the series: https://eyetoeyeparenting.com/register For more information please contact Molly Mills mmills@vbs.org • (818) 530-4031 Certified Instructor Merav Goldman Meets in the ITFC MAYIM Classroom read less
    • Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue Passover Seder Workshop

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 24855 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA
    • Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    • Contact Email: jenniferh@mjcs.org
    • Description: Wednesdays @7pm on March 27, April 10 & 17, 2019. Rabbi Michael & Cantor Marcelo prepare you to either ho ...read moreWednesdays @7pm on March 27, April 10 & 17, 2019. Rabbi Michael & Cantor Marcelo prepare you to either host or attend a Passover Seder by revealing customs, insights, music, and how-to's, together with an in-depth exploration of this holiday's relevance to our lives today. Members: Free Non-Members $25/class, $60/series RSVP to jenniferh@mjcs.org read less
    • The Open Temple Welcoming Your Second Child

    • Location: City
    • Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    • Description: Wednesdays 9:30am-10:30am Join us for this ongoing support group focusing on welcoming a second child into your fam ...read moreWednesdays 9:30am-10:30am 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 who have given birth to their second child within the last 18 months. $25/session or a series of 5 for $100. RSVP to barbara@opentemple.org Website: http://opentemple.org/creative-torah-academy/secondchild/ read less
    • Or Ami Preents: PARENT-TEEN MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS SUMMIT with Dr. Wendy Mogel

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 26115 Mureau Rd., Suite B Calabasas, CA
    • Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019
    • Description: Sunday, April 7, 2019, • 2 Nisan 5779 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Looking for effective ways to talk with your pre-tee ...read moreSunday, April 7, 2019, • 2 Nisan 5779 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Looking for effective ways to talk with your pre-teen or teen? Come together with parents, teens, grandparents, teachers, and therapists to discover valuable communication skills and mental wellness techniques. Hear from Dr. Wendy Mogel, NY Times best-selling author, and prominent public speaker. Choose among workshops by community experts and local teens to gain important practices for healthy (family) relationships. The day also offers personal wellness time, so that every participant walks away with tools for their own wellness, as well as tools to use with others in their life. Lunch is included in registration cost. Childcare is available - please indicate when registering. SCHEDULE 9:00 - 9:20 am -- Check In/Introductions 9:20 - 10:00 am -- Morning Breakout Sessions 10:00 - 11:30 am -- Dr. Wendy Mogel Presentation​​​​​ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm -- Book Signing/Lunch 12:30 - 1:20 pm -- Afternoon sessions 1 1:30 - 2:15 pm -- Afternoon sessions 2 2:15 - 2:30 pm -- Conclusions read less
    • The Open Temple: A Place for Parents: Dad’s Group

    • Location: City
    • Address: 1422 Electric Avenue Venice, California
    • Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    • Contact Email: barbara@opentemple.org
    • Description: 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm. Second Wednesday of the Month. A monthly parenting group for dads. This evening group is for d ...read more7:45 pm – 9:15 pm. Second Wednesday of the Month. 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. Please check the Open Temple Calendar for dates. $25 RSVP to barbara@opentemple.orgese groups are held the second Wednesday of every month (except August). 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
    • LA Jewish Teen Initiative LAJTI

    • Location: City;South Bay;Valleys
    • Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA
    • Contact Email: lajti@jewishla.org
    • Description: With countless opportunities to choose from, like social events, internships, unforgettable summer teen programs and ...read moreWith countless opportunities to choose from, like social events, internships, unforgettable summer teen programs and more, the LAJTI website is where it all comes together. You can search for the type of program you’re interested in. And you’re sure to discover new ones you never knew existed. Created for teens and parents alike, if it’s for Jewish teens in LA, you’ll find it on the LAJTI website. Check it out at JTeensLA.org, or contact LAJTI@JewishLA.org for more information. https://www.jteensla.org/ read less
    • The First 36 Project, a program of the Simms/Mann Institute in partnership with BJE and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA
    • Description: The First 36 Project, a program of the Simms/Mann Institute in partnership with BJE and the Jewish Federation of Gre ...read moreThe First 36 Project, a program of the Simms/Mann Institute in partnership with BJE and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, combines tried and tested theories of early childhood development with cutting-edge research in early childhood learning and brain sciences to nurture meaningful relationships and foster resilience in future generations. The project is designed to rethink the nature of parent & me programs in Jewish institutions and refine their ability to deepen and enhance the social and emotional development of the youngest children and their parents. Each cohort of 12 early childhood educators (parent & me teachers, and transition teachers) participates in a year-long program that includes meetings with colleagues, educational seminars with cutting-edge neuroscience researchers, and professional coaching. As Fellows in this program, they have access to a wide variety of high quality resources offered by the Simms/Mann Institute including videos, articles and speakers. They learn from some of the top neuroscientists in the world addressing development of children, birth to three years. For further information please contact BJE Associate Director Phil Liff-Grieff, 323-761-8614. Participants in the first cohort of The First 36 Fellows are (from left to right): Top row- Shanti Greenspan and Sari Edber (Temple Beth Hillel ECC), Sarah Manor Klinger and Samantha Loveman (Sinai Akiba Academy ECC), Sari Abrams (Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am ECC) Lower row: Parastou Bassirat (VBS ECC), Dana Lerner (Mann Family ECC of WBT), Miri Avraham (Pressman ECC), Susy Shapiro (VBS), Erin Aghai and Lisa Whitman (Temple Judea ECC) 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