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    • Friendship Circle LA: Let's Play School

    • Location: City;Pico Robertson
    • Address: 1952 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
    • Age Group: 4 to 18 years old
    • Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    • Contact Email: chanie@fcla.org
    • Description: Tuesdays, April 24, May 8, June 5, 2018 from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Five times a year, "My Backyard", our state-of ...read moreTuesdays, April 24, May 8, June 5, 2018 from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Five times a year, "My Backyard", our state-of-the-art inclusive playground, will host an exciting an event where children of all abilities can play side by side. Together, children with enjoy a Judaic themed craft, kosher snacks and a variety of sensory and stimulating exercises. For children ages 4-18 Volunteers of visiting elementary school classes. At Friendship Circle, 1952 S. Robertson Blvd. Together, children with enjoy a Judaic themed craft, kosher snacks and a variety of sensory and stimulating exercises. For children ages 4-18. Email: chanie@fcla.org; Address: 1952 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA; Website: http://fcla.org read less
    • Miracle Project Improv for Interaction

    • Location: City
    • Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    • Contact Phone: (310) 829-7034
    • Description: Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:00pm Beginning January 16th, 2018 The Miracle Project is excited to announce our new evidence-ba ...read moreTuesdays 3:30pm-5:00pm Beginning January 16th, 2018 The Miracle Project is excited to announce our new evidence-based Social Skills class vendored by the Westside Regional CenterImprov for Interaction Ages 11-13 The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills Tuition: FREE for Westside Regional Center consumers (Vendor #PW7471) Using improvisation, participants will rehearse for life by practicing real life situations in a fun, interactive, and inviting environment. read less
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle Presents: Rock Climbing

    • Address: 30345 Canwood Street Agoura Hills, CA, 91301
    • Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    • Contact Phone: (818) 865-2233
    • Description: Wednesdays – April 25; May 30, 2018. Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.. Do you sometimes feel like your kids are "climb ...read moreWednesdays – April 25; May 30, 2018. Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.. Do you sometimes feel like your kids are "climbing the walls" or at least seem ready to do so? Well here's an opportunity for them to do just that with walls other than your home! At the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, the Friendship Circle hosts special rock climbing sessions on an indoor wall on the last Wednesday of every month. It's fun challenging, and completely safe with professional supervision at all times. No fee. Prior reservation required . Space for this program is limited. Please reserve early to ensure space. 818-865-2233. Location: Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Rd., Calabasas, CA 91301. http://www.friendshipcircleca.org read less
    • Friendship Circle: Basketball Club for Boys with Special Needs

    • Location: Mid-City;Pico Robertson
    • Address: 1055 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA
    • Age Group: age 7 and up
    • Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    • Contact Email: info@fcla.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 280-0955
    • Description: Wednesdays, April 25, May 16, 2018 from 6:30pm-8.00pm At Pressman Academy, 1055 S. La Cienega Blvd This Friendship ...read moreWednesdays, April 25, May 16, 2018 from 6:30pm-8.00pm At Pressman Academy, 1055 S. La Cienega Blvd This Friendship Circle LA program is for boys ages 7 and up and focuses on basketball skills, teamwork and of course, friendship! Families and volunteers, please RSVP: For more information or to enroll your child, email info@fcla.org or call 310-280-0955 Address: Pressman Academy: 1055 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Website: http://fcla.org read less
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle Presents: Miracle Sports League

    • Location: Conejo Valley;Valleys
    • Address: 1000 Kanan Rd. Oak Park, CA, 91377
    • Age Group: ages 6 and up
    • Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • Contact Phone: (818) 865-2233
    • Description: Thursdays, April 26, May 10,17,24,31, June 7, 2018 Time: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Ages: 6+ Under the direction of Coach Denn ...read moreThursdays, April 26, May 10,17,24,31, June 7, 2018 Time: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Ages: 6+ Under the direction of Coach Denny Lubin with Sports n' More, children with special needs, ages 6+, will be able to enjoy a full range of mainstream sports activities such as basketball, hockey, baseball and soccer – albeit in accordance with their specific capabilities and conceptualizations. Taking place at the beautiful gymnasium at the Oak Park Community Center, the Miracle Sports League is a fun and exciting event! Location: Oak Park Community Center– 1000 Kanan Rd., Oak Park ( map) Time: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Ages: 6+ No Fee Under the direction of an experienced sports coach, children with special needs are able to interact with our teen volunteers while enjoying a full range of mainstream sports activities such as basketball, hockey, baseball and soccer – albeit in accordance with their specific capabilities and conceptualizations. Prior Reservation required. For more information please call (818) 865-2233. Oak Park Community Center: 1000 Kanan Rd., Oak Park, CA 91377. http://www.friendshipcircleca.org read less
    • Friendsihp Circle Los Angeles Mitzvah Volunteer Program (MVP)"

    • Location: City
    • Address: 1952 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
    • Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • Contact Email: chanie@fcla.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 280-0955
    • Description: Thursdays at 7:00-8:00 PM. Session #3:4/26, 5/10 The Mitzvah Volunteer Program is a four week orientation program ...read moreThursdays at 7:00-8:00 PM. Session #3:4/26, 5/10 The Mitzvah Volunteer Program is a four week orientation program for boys and girls that teaches our volunteers how to interact with children who have special needs. Volunteers will learn about various disabilities, appropriate conduct when volunteering, the importance of giving back to the community and the huge impact they can make on others. For Boys and Girls in 6th-8th Grades. For more information, please call Chanie at 310-280-0955 or email at chanie@fcla.org. read less
    • Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue Presents: Hand in Hand

    • Address: 24855 Pacific Coast Highwa Mailbu, CA
    • Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • Contact Phone: (310) 456-2178
    • Description: Meetings are every Thursday from 4-5:30PM. Hand in Hand is an inclusion program that integrates youth of all abilit ...read moreMeetings are every Thursday from 4-5:30PM. Hand in Hand is an inclusion program that integrates youth of all abilities in an after school social program. Our program provides young adults with special needs an opportunity to socialize with mainstream peers, learn new skills, and have fun. One of the biggest challenges for children with special needs is to find appropriate programs that provide the support they need as well as opportunities to expand their world in a safe and fun environment, and our “buddy program” addresses those needs. We meet regularly every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and at other times for special field trips. read less
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle Presents: Teen Fitness Club

    • Location: Conejo Valley;Valleys
    • Address: 30345 Canwood Street Agoura Hills, CA, 91377
    • Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • Description: Sundays, April 29 Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM. Meeting on a designated Sunday once every month, the teens will enjoy a f ...read moreSundays, April 29 Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM. Meeting on a designated Sunday once every month, the teens will enjoy a full range of specially customized workouts under the guidance and supervision of professional trainers and instructors. Activities will include cardio exercises, Activites will include cardio exercises, weight training, Yoga, calistheniics, and aerobics. Machine workouts will include treadmills, stationary bikes, stair-steppers, and elliptical machines. In addition to providing fun and improved circulation, this program will give the teens an oppurtunity to socialize with peers and learn the importance of maintaining good health and physical fitness. An added benifit of the program is it's provision of a special forum and focus for this age-group, as they are caught in that challenging stage between childhood and adulthood. Location: Stevensons Fitness 706 Lindero Canyon Road #746, Oak Park, CA 91377. http://www.friendshipcircleca.org. read less
    • Friendship Circle LA: Sunday Circle for Children with Special Needs

    • Location: City;Mid-City;Pico Robertson
    • Address: 1952 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90034
    • Age Group: 4-17 years old
    • Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • Contact Email: info@fcla.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 280-0955
    • Description: Sundays, April 29, May 6, June 3, 2018 from 11:00am-1:00pm At Friendship Circle, 1952 S. Robertson Blvd Sunday Ci ...read moreSundays, April 29, May 6, June 3, 2018 from 11:00am-1:00pm At Friendship Circle, 1952 S. Robertson Blvd Sunday Circle enables you to leave your child (ages 5-18) in the hands of qualified professionals and loving volunteers. Your child and their special friends spend two wonderful hours together enjoying music, art, baking, storytime and sports. Contact Person: Gail Rollman; Email: gail@fcla.org; Phone: (310) 280-0955; Address: 1952 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Website: http://fcla.org read less
    • Friendship Circle of Los Angeles: Torah Teens & Young Adults (TTYA)

    • Address: 1952 S. Robertson Blvd Los Angeles, CA
    • Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • Contact Email: chami@fcla.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 280-0955
    • Description: Sundays, April 29, May 6, June 3, 2018 from 11:00am-1:00pm. At Friendship Circle, 1952 S. Robertson Blvd This revo ...read moreSundays, April 29, May 6, June 3, 2018 from 11:00am-1:00pm. At Friendship Circle, 1952 S. Robertson Blvd This revolutionary new program provides Jewish teens and young adults with social interaction and life skills while cultivating a strong Jewish identity. It currently runs as a separate track at our Sunday Circle. For young adults ages 20-30 and for volunteers 9th Grade & Up. For more information or to enroll, email Chami@fcla.org or call 310-280-0955. At Friendship Circle, 1952 S. Robertson Blvd. read less
    • OurSpace B’Yachad Bet Social Group for 14 yr. olds-adults

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 155739 Ventura Blvd. Encino,
    • Age Group: 14 to aduts
    • Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • Contact Email: sngilboa@ourspacela.org
    • Description: B’Yachad Bet Social Group for 14 yr. olds-adults Monthly Sunday or Saturday Night Dates for 2017-2018: Sat Evening ...read moreB’Yachad Bet Social Group for 14 yr. olds-adults Monthly Sunday or Saturday Night Dates for 2017-2018: Sat Evening after Shabbat, February 24 Sat Evening after Shabbat, March 18, April 29, May TBD Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436 OR Offsite Locations-TBA read less
    • Westside JCC JCamp & HaMercaz Pool Party

    • Location: Mid-City
    • Address: 5870 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
    • Age Group: All Ages
    • Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • Contact Email: eappel@westsidejcc.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 938-2531
    • Description: Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. FREE at Westside JCC. All abilities welcome. Enjoy the pool, fun, snacks, friend ...read moreSunday, May 7, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. FREE at Westside JCC. All abilities welcome. Enjoy the pool, fun, snacks, friends, crafts. Learn about JCamp and Hamercaz. Parents must be present.. RSVP by April 26th. JCC Aquatics Center. read less
    • Chaverim Program for Teens/Adults w/Special Needs: Bowling with Libby

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 19616 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, CA
    • Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
    • Contact Email: gdicker@jfsla.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 464-3360
    • Description: Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 9:30 - 11:00 am. It’s our monthly bowling fun with Libby! Join her at Corbin Bowl, 19616 ...read moreSunday, May 6, 2018 from 9:30 - 11:00 am. It’s our monthly bowling fun with Libby! Join her at Corbin Bowl, 19616 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana Please bring $3.75 per game, ($7.50 for 2 games-exact change please), shoes included. The two highest scorers win a prize thanks to Libby! read less
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle Presents: Hangin with Friends

    • Location: Conejo Valley;Valleys
    • Age Group: 16-25 years old
    • Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
    • Contact Phone: (818) 865-2233
    • Description: Sunday, May 6, June 10, 2018. The location and time vary from month to month. Details will be anounced pior to each ...read moreSunday, May 6, June 10, 2018. The location and time vary from month to month. Details will be anounced pior to each event. Please Contact us for further details. Following the Friendship Circle model of pairing individuals with special needs with typical volunteers for pastimes of friendship and recreation, Hang'n with Friends offers activities and modes of entertainment that are more age-appropriate for young adults. Scavenger hunts, community service projects, educational field trips, social outings, shopping sprees, gift and greeting-card campaigns for soldiers standing in the front lines in the defense of freedom - are some of the highlights of the Hang'n with Friends itinerary. Finally, adults with special needs are receiving the love, joy and friendship they too so desperately need and deserve. For adults with special needs ages 15+. (818) 865-2233. The location and time vary from month to month. Details will be announced prior to each event. Please Contact us for further details. Website: http://www.friendshipcircleca.org. read less
    • Communicating Effectively for Special Needs Adults and Teens

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 5429 Lindley Ave. Tarzana, CA
    • Age Group: Adults and Teens
    • Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
    • Contact Email: gdicker@jfsla.org
    • Description: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Join us for this class that deals with communication, conversation and ho ...read moreTuesday, May 8, 2018 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
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle Presents: Sunday Circle

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 6098 Reyes Adobe Rd. Agoura Hills, CA, 91301
    • Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018
    • Contact Phone: (818) 865-2233
    • Description: Sunday, May 13, June 3, 2018 from 1-2:30PM. This is a bi-monthly gathering that enables you to leave your child in ...read moreSunday, May 13, June 3, 2018 from 1-2:30PM. This is a bi-monthly gathering that enables you to leave your child in the hands of qualified professionals and loving volunteers. Your child and their special friends spend two wonderful hours together enjoying art, music, story time, physical fitness and more. It’s social, it’s lively, it’s fun! For children ages 5-13. Through appropriate programming choices, the children, accompanied volunteers, professional instructors and therapists, participate in “hands on” activities. During their time together, the children and teens enjoy: The World of Music, Creative Arts with Keri Bowers, Buddy Time, Collective Circle Time. Reservation required. Volunteer arrival at 1pm for a short briefing before the event. Yerba Buena Elementary School, 6098 Reyes Adobe Rd,. Agoura Hills, CA 91301. $10 per child, per Sunday. Reservation required. For more information, please call (818) 865-2233. 6098 Reyes Adobe Rd., Agoura Hills, CA 91301. http://www.friendshipcircleca.org/calendar/ read less
    • Chaverim Dance Class

    • Location: Tarzana
    • Address: 5429 Lindley Ave. Tarzana, CA
    • Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    • Contact Email: chaverim@jfsla.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 464-3360
    • Description: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Come join us for a fun dance class. We will be learning some new dance ...read moreTuesday, May 15th, 2018 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Come join us for a fun dance class. We will be learning some new dances including square dancing and other partner dances. We will meet at Temple Judea 5429 Lindley Ave. in Tarzana Please R.S.V.P. for all events at least 2 days in advance by calling: (818) 464-3361 or e-mail your RSVP’s to: chaverim@jfsla.org read less
    • OurSpace Artistic Spectrum Gallery Exhibition

    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA
    • Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    • Contact Phone: (818) 530-4094
    • Description: Wednesday May 16, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 PM Artistic Spectrum of Jewish Learning 8th Annual Art Gallery & Dessert ...read moreWednesday May 16, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 PM Artistic Spectrum of Jewish Learning 8th Annual Art Gallery & Dessert Reception Featuring Original Art Created by the Participants “Unity in Diversity”. Valley Beth Shalom: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91436 To RSVP, please call (818) 530-4094 Come meet the artists from our program, as well as some of the professional guest artists. The artists will be available to explain each of their pieces, while you enjoy delicious dessert by Starlite Caterers. We hope that you won’t miss this very special evening! www.ourspacela.org OurSpace - Where Jewish experiences happen for children, teens, and adults with special needs. read less
    • Chaverim Bingo Night at Temple Judea

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 5429 Lindley Ave. Tarzana, CA
    • Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    • Contact Email: chaverim@jfsla.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 464-3361
    • Description: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 6-7:30pm. Play bingo with us for fun and prizes! We will meet at Tempe Judea, 5429 Lind ...read moreTuesday, May 22, 2018 from 6-7:30pm. Play bingo with us for fun and prizes! We will meet at Tempe Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave. in Tarzana. Please R.S.V.P. for all events at least 2 days in advance by calling: (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
    • Movie Night with Chaverim (For Teens and Adults with Special Needs)

    • Location: Tarzana
    • Address: 5429 Lindley Ave. Tarzana, CA
    • Age Group: Teens and Adults
    • Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    • Contact Email: chaverim@jfsla.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 464-3361
    • Description: Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Join us for a night at the movies at Temple Judea. Pizza and snacks wi ...read moreTuesday, May 29th, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Join us for a night at the movies at Temple Judea. Pizza and snacks will be served. Please bring $7 for share of food (exact change please). We will meet at Temple Judea 5429 Lindley Ave. in Tarzana. Please R.S.V.P. for all events at least 2 days in advance by calling: (818) 464-3361 or e-mail your RSVP’s to: chaverim@jfsla.org read less
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle SibShop

    • Location: Conejo Valley
    • Address: 30345 Canwood Street Agoura Hills, CA, 91301
    • Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018
    • Contact Phone: (818) 865-2233
    • Description: Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 5:00-6:00PM. Siblings of children with special needs often have issues and needs of their ...read moreSunday, June 3, 2018 from 5:00-6:00PM. Siblings of children with special needs often have issues and needs of their own. Sibshops provides opportunities for these siblings to get together with other brothers and sisters of special needs children. Before getting to the fun activities and crafts, the kids get to enjoy a hot pizza dinner over which they can just laugh and chat with friends who can well relate to the very challenges they might be facing on the home front. The program and setting is completely social and informal, relaxed and upbeat – allowing participants to open up and share as they feel comfortable. More information 30345 Canwood Street , Agoura Hills, CA 91301. 818-865-2233. http://www.friendshipcircleca.org read less
    • The Miracle Project Summer Musical Fest

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 9390 Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills,
    • Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
    • Contact Email: ryan@themiracleproject.org
    • Description: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Participants ages 7-12 Monday – Friday 10:00am – 2:30pm June 18th – Ju ...read moreBeginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Participants ages 7-12 Monday – Friday 10:00am – 2:30pm June 18th – June 22nd, 2018 Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Participants ages 13+ Monday – Friday 10:00am – 2:30pm August 6th – August 10th, 2018 Professional Actors, Musicians, and Comedians for a fully inclusive week of musical theater immersion with songs and scenes from contemporary Disney musicals as well as original music created by The Miracle Project. $535 includes materials fee PLEASE NOTE: The Miracle Project is an interactive, social, dynamic, program. If your child is accompanied by a 1:1 aid in school or in the community OR is not toileted or independently able to use the bathroom, we do require that they attend class with an aid. Please note that even if your child does not require a 1:1 in a small-contained school environment, he/she may need more support in this very active, inclusive, social environment. The Miracle Project and The Wallis staff reserves the right to request professional support if we feel your child requires the support needed to be able to be successful in class. Although the class will include volunteers to act as peer role models and co-actors, the volunteers are NOT professionals, and may not be expected to take the place of a paid professional interventionist. And finally, if after we make reasonable attempts to engage your child it is determined that they are unable to remain for the duration of the program on any or all days, we will contact you to pick them up. Limited scholarships may be available based upon demonstrated financial need. For information, please contact ryan@themiracleproject.org read less
    • Summer @ Etta

    • Address: 910 Fiarfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA, 90035
    • Date: Monday, June 25, 2018
    • Contact Email: leah@etta.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 439-5951
    • Description: June 25-July 26, 2018; M-TH; 9AM-3:30PM; F 9AM-2PM; Summer@ETTA is a unique social and life skills summer program d ...read moreJune 25-July 26, 2018; M-TH; 9AM-3:30PM; F 9AM-2PM; Summer@ETTA is a unique social and life skills summer program designed specifically for Jewish teens and young adults with special needs. Led by highly experienced directors, and staffed by peer counselors with activity specialists, Summer@ETTA emphasizes independence, growth, and summer fun! Takes place at YULA's girl's school. Email: leah@etta.org Phone: (818) 439-5951; Address: 910 Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Website: http://etta.org read less
    • Walk4FriendshipLA

    • Location: City
    • Address: 910 S. Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA
    • Age Group: All ages
    • Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
    • Contact Email: info@fcla.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 280-0955
    • Description: Sunday, October 21, 2018 Walk4FriendshipLA is an annual 2k walk that raises vital funds and community awareness for ...read moreSunday, October 21, 2018 Walk4FriendshipLA is an annual 2k walk that raises vital funds and community awareness for Friendship Circle of Los Angeles - a nonprofit organization for that brings joy, cheer and respite to children with special needs and their families. Walk4FriendshipLA begins with an inspirational opening ceremony followed by a 2k walk. Upon reaching the finish line, walkers enjoy a post-walk celebration with entertainment, activities, food and much more! Please Be Prompt We're expecting over 1,000 people so please arrive by 1:30pm so we can sign you in quickly and avoid long lines. The opening ceremony will begin at 2:45pm sharp so please leave plenty of time to park, register, and receive your t-shirts. Walk Location: Shalhevet High School, 910 S. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90048 Contact Person: Miriam Rav-Noy; Email: info@fcla.org; Phone: (310) 280-0955; Website: http://www.fcla.org/ read less
    • Adat Ari El Rose Engel Early Childhood Center

    • BJE Affiliated
    • Location: Valleys;East Valley
    • Address: 12020 Burbank Blvd. Valley Village, CA, 91607
    • Age Group: 6 weeks - 5 years old
    • Contact Email: ozadok@adatariel.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 766-6379
    • Description: Infant Day Care, Preschool, and Parent and Me Classes. The AAE ECC offers a loving, warm and welcoming environment ...read moreInfant Day Care, Preschool, and Parent and Me Classes. The AAE ECC offers a loving, warm and welcoming environment where children are valued for their individuality. We take our inspiration from many sources, primarily Jewish teachings and the Reggio Emilia curriculum philosophy, within a safe, creative and stimulating setting. The children's Jewish experiences are based upon the joy of celebration, song, ritual, and the important connection between the community and the family. The children develop a sense of pride in and a love for their Jewish heritage and the special ways we celebrate Judaism as part of Jewish family life. Every child is unique, with their own interests, learning style, growth timetable, and culture. Learning takes place through our developmentally-based program that values the child's innate curiosity, ability and creativity, as teachers help to shape the curriculum around the children's ideas. When given the time, space, and opportunity to interact in a meaningful environment, a child will construct new ideas through investigation and research in order to link them to existing knowledge. These opportunities enable children to develop a strong sense of community, self-reliance, and are given the foundation for critical thinking necessary throughout life. Extended Hours 7:30am-6pm. Contact Phone: (818) 766-6379 Website: www.aaeecc.org read less
    • AYSO Region 76: VIP Sunday Soccer for Children & Teens with Special Needs

    • Contact Email: vip@ayso.org
    • Description: The AYSO VIP program is designed to allow kids and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy playing s ...read moreThe AYSO VIP program is designed to allow kids and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy playing soccer in an organized and safe environment. Teen and parent volunteers are an important part of this program. All games will be played in the Beverly Hills area on Sundays from 10-11AM during March & April. Volunteer hours towards schools and colleges are available. No experience necessary to be a player or volunteer (just a big heart) as we will train you. Contact Person: Brian Ashkenazi; Email: vip@ayso.org; Address: La Cienega/Gregory Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Website: http://ayso76.org/Program/vip.cfm read less
    • Big Brothers and Sisters for Siblings of Children with Special Needs

    • Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600 Los Angeles, CA
    • Contact Email: rfein@jbbbsla.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 456-1157
    • Description: Siblings of children with special needs have special needs, too. JBBBSLA can be there for your child as a mentor, a ...read moreSiblings of children with special needs have special needs, too. JBBBSLA can be there for your child as a mentor, a role model or just a good friend. They are there to go places, do things with, talk to or just hang out - Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters always have a sense of what to do. Do you have children with special needs? Maybe their siblings could benefit by having a Jewish Big Brother or Sister! JBBBSLA is here for Jewish families of all configurations! Contact Person: Ashley Waterman; Email: awaterman@jbbbsla.org; Phone: (323) 456-1157; Website: http://www.jbbbsla.orgread less Contact Email:awaterman@jbbbsla.org Contact Phone:(323) 456-1155 read less
    • Camp Chesed

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 8939 Reseda Blvd. Northridge, CA, 91324
    • Contact Email: info@campchesed.com
    • Contact Phone: (818) 349-3932
    • Description: Camp Chesed opened its doors in 1995 and remains the oldest camp for Jewish children with special needs and the only ...read moreCamp Chesed opened its doors in 1995 and remains the oldest camp for Jewish children with special needs and the only 100% free camp to all campers. With tons of exciting ventures. We hope to see you all there. Camp Chesed/Camp Dora Hauser is Los Angeles' oldest camp for Jewish children with special needs. Our camp is predicated on our campers having the time of their life and we provide 2-3 high school and/or college counselors per camper. Each year we take our campers, counselors and their whole families to Disneyland or another sleepover park and in our 12-year existence we never charge or ask that our campers pay for any of our events! http://www.campchesed.com/home.html read less
    • Congregation Or Ami Mishpacha Family Alternative Learning Program

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 26115 Mureau Rd., Suite B Calabasas, CA, 91302
    • Contact Email: principal@orami.org
    • Contact Phone: 818/880-4880
    • Description: Family education program (an alternative to religious school) for special needs children in grades Pre K-7. Children ...read moreFamily education program (an alternative to religious school) for special needs children in grades Pre K-7. Children are integrated within regular program with or without aides. Classes meet on Sunday mornings. Individualized Hebrew tutoring or small group Hebrew tutoring on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons for students in grades 4th - 7th. read less
    • EZRA: Temple Menorah's Religious School Program for Children with Special Needs

    • Location: South Bay
    • Address: 1101 Camino Real Redondo Beach, CA, 90277
    • Age Group: K-12th graders
    • Contact Email: randi@templemenorah.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 316-8444
    • Description: The Ezra program at Temple Menorah provides assistance/support to those with special needs to ensure involvement in ...read moreThe Ezra program at Temple Menorah provides assistance/support to those with special needs to ensure involvement in the Jewish community and strong, positive Jewish identities. Instead of a "pull-out" program, we provide individual, in-class services to assist your child. Students with an IEP, 504 Plan, or non-assessed learning problems, are eligible. We ensure that each student reaches their full potential from Bar/Bat Mitzvah to Confirmation and beyond. Contact: Randi Sher ; randi@templemenorah.org; (310) 316-8444. 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. http://www.templemenorah.org read less
    • Friendship Circle of Los Angeles: Hebrew School for Children with Special Needs

    • BJE Affiliated
    • Location: City;Pico Robertson
    • Address: 1952 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90034
    • Days School meets: Sundays
    • Contact Email: doonie@fcla.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 277-3252
    • Description: Friendship Circle Hebrew School’s innovative and developmentally appropriate program is dedicated to providing opp ...read moreFriendship Circle Hebrew School’s innovative and developmentally appropriate program is dedicated to providing opportunities for children who have special needs to develop their spiritual growth through experiencing religious practices. We focus on "functional Jewish Education" - education aimed to promote an active Jewish life by teaching daily Jewish life skills, knowledge and concepts. As a result, students acquire a sense of identity and inclusion as members of the Jewish community, Teen volunteers develop meanginful relationships with our students as they learn together through music, movement, art, stories, interactive learning groups, and role play. The Friendship Circle Hebrew School addresses a vital need for Jewish Special Education in the Los Angeles Jewish community. For more information or to enroll your child, email Doonie@fcla.org or call 310-280-0955 read less
    • HaMercaz

    • Location: City
    • Address: 3580 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA
    • Contact Email: hamercaz@jfsla.org
    • Contact Phone: (866) 287-8030
    • Description: Contact Person: Sarah Blitzstein Email: hamercaz@jfsla.org Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030 Address: 6505 Wilshire Contact Person: Sarah Blitzstein Email: hamercaz@jfsla.org Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030 Address: 6505 Wilshire ...read moreContact Person: Sarah Blitzstein Email: hamercaz@jfsla.org Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030 Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 Website: http://www.hamercaz.org A one-stop program for Jewish families with children with special needs and developmental disabilities. Families become connected with a network of services providing on-going assistance with special needs programming at synagogues, schools and camps in the Jewish community. HaMercaz offers parent workshops and support groups and is available to provide staff training and professional development. read less
    • Ner Shoshana

    • Location: City
    • Address: 12722 Riverside Dr. Suite 105 North Hollywood, CA, 90036
    • Contact Phone: (818) 985-3882
    • Description: Located on the campus of Bais Yaakov High School, the Ner Shoshana class provides support and learning in the areas ...read moreLocated on the campus of Bais Yaakov High School, the Ner Shoshana class provides support and learning in the areas of social skills, life skills and functional academic skills in addition to Jewish education for high school and post high school age girls with a variety of developmental disabilities. Phone: (818) 985-3882; Address: 7353 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; Website: http://www.etta.org read less
    • Nes Gadol (A Great Miracle) Celebrating the Wonder of Each Child B'nei Mitzvah & Confirmation Program for Children and Teens of ALL Abilities

    • Location: City
    • Address: 3200 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90034
    • Days School meets: Sundays and Mondays
    • Contact Email: lorenschwartz@vistadelmar.org
    • Contact Phone: 310/836-1223, x395
    • Description: Classes are held on Sundays and Mondays at Vista Del Mar. Nes Gadol deepens Jewish identity, nurtures spiritual gro ...read moreClasses are held on Sundays and Mondays at Vista Del Mar. Nes Gadol deepens Jewish identity, nurtures spiritual growth, builds confidence and character, and cultivates life-long friendships. Our shared "Mitzvah" Experience is inspired by Sonya Gluckstein, offers neurotypical students the opportunity to partner with students with special needs - both in the New Gadol classroom and for B'nei Mitzvah experiences - whether in Vista Del Mar's on-campus synagogue, or in student's home synagogue. Private tutoring available. Led by Rabbi Jackie Redner. Phone: 310/836-1223, x395; Address: 3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Website: http://www.vistadelmar.org/ read less
    • Nes Gadol Bar/Bat Mitzvah Buddy Program

    • Location: City
    • Address: 3200 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90034
    • Contact Email: naomisalamon@vistadelmar.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322
    • Description: Become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Buddy! Attend weekly Bar/Bat Mitzvah classes with children who have autism or other special ...read moreBecome a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Buddy! Attend weekly Bar/Bat Mitzvah classes with children who have autism or other special needs and help them prepare for their "big day." Classes take place on Mondays from 3:30-5:15PM. Community service hours are available. Contact Person: Naomi Salamon; Email: naomisalamon@vistadelmar.org; Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322; Address: 3200 Motor Ave. LA, CA, 90034; Website: http://www.vistadelmar.org read less
    • OurSpace Artistic Spectrum of Jewish Learning

    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA, 91436
    • Contact Email: info@ourspacela.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 530-4094
    • Description: The Artistic Spectrum of Jewish Learning- (VBS) The OurSpace Artistic Spectrum of Jewish Learning is an ART program ...read moreThe Artistic Spectrum of Jewish Learning- (VBS) The OurSpace Artistic Spectrum of Jewish Learning is an ART program for adults interested in life-long Jewish Learning. Focusing on Shabbat, Havdallah and the concept of Hiddur Mitzvah the students work with professional artists in order to have a variety of art experiences throughout the year. This class gives participants an opportunity to express themselves, learn about hidden talents while continuing to learn about Jewish life. For more information, contact (818) 530-4094 or info@ourspacela.org. Please RSVP by May 25. At Valley Beth Shalom 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91436. Website: http://www.ourspace.org read less
    • Our Space Presents: B'Yachad Alef Monthly Social Group

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA, 91436
    • Age Group: 7-18 years old
    • Contact Email: ourspacelamail@gmail.com
    • Contact Phone: (818) 530-4069
    • Description: B'Yachad is a monthly youth program that provides children with a warm and active environment for socializing a ...read moreB'Yachad is a monthly youth program that provides children with a warm and active environment for socializing and good fun. Programming is related to Jewish holidays or special events. B'yachad Alef: 7-12 years old. B'Yachad Bet: 13-18 years old. For more information please contact Susan North Gilboa at sngilboa@ourspacela.org or call (818) 530-4069. Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436; http://www.OurSpaceLA.org. read less
    • Our Space Religious School for Special Needs

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA, 91436
    • Contact Email: ourspacelamail@gmail.com
    • Contact Phone: (818) 530-4069
    • Description: OURSPACE at Valley Beth Shalom and Temple Aliyah synagogues offers informal and formal educational programs involvin ...read moreOURSPACE at Valley Beth Shalom and Temple Aliyah synagogues offers informal and formal educational programs involving the arts, music, multi-sensory and multi-modality experiences. Throughout the OurSpace programs, social opportunities for the participants with special needs, and their families, happen. Living a full Jewish life, participation in Tikun Olam, doing Mitzvot, celebration of life cycle events, Jewish Holidays, Shabbat, Havdallah, meaningful and spiritual prayer services, and participation in community wide programs, happens. For more information please contact Susan North Gilboa at sngilboa@ourspacela.org or call at (818) 530-4069. 6025 Valley Circle, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 & 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436 http://www.OurSpaceLA.org read less
    • Shaare Tikva (Gates of Hope)

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA, 91436
    • Age Group: 3-18 years old
    • Days School meets: Sundays
    • Contact Email: sngilboa@vbsds.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 530-4069
    • Description: Shaare Tikva is a weekly program filled with learning, prayer, song and socializing for children ages 3-18 years old ...read moreShaare Tikva is a weekly program filled with learning, prayer, song and socializing for children ages 3-18 years old with developmental delays and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am. Synagogue membership not required. For more information please contact Susan North Gilboa at sngilboa@vbsds.org or call (818) 530-4069 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436 http://www.vbs.org read less
    • Shlemut Network

    • Address: 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA
    • Contact Email: shlemutnetwork@gmail.com
    • Description: Serving young adults with special needs in the South Bay of Los Angeles, Shlemut Network is a safe place to meet oth ...read moreServing young adults with special needs in the South Bay of Los Angeles, Shlemut Network is a safe place to meet other Jews with special needs, make new friends and build strong Jewish identities. Congregation Tikvat Jacob, Temple Beth El & Temple Menorah, with the support of BJE, have joined forces to offer social programming and community. No temple membership is required to participate. Teen programs and parent support groups available soon! Contact Person: Randi Sher; Email: shlemutnetwork@gmail.com; Website: http://shlemutnetwork.org read less
    • Shutaf Inclusion Programs for Children with Special Needs in Jerusalem

    • Contact Email: beth@campshutaf.org
    • Contact Phone: (347) 205-5609
    • Description: July 31- August 18, 2016. YSummer camp is the best. Three wonderful weeks of fun and friendship. Shutaf fills the Au ...read moreJuly 31- August 18, 2016. YSummer camp is the best. Three wonderful weeks of fun and friendship. Shutaf fills the August gap for working parents who need appropriate and affordable answers for their children, with and without disabilities. Children attending general education programs, either in inclusion programs or those without disabilities, finish school in late June, leaving them 8-10 weeks of vacation. For children enrolled in special education programs, school year programs generally finish in mid-July or early August. Shutaf camp is the answer! Camp offers 3-weeks for 110 participants, ages 6-25 via 3 tracks: Campers, ages 6-13, enjoy traditional camp activities; Teen Explorers, ages 14-25, focus on social skills, and preparation for adulthood, Junior counselors, ages 16-20, experience mentored and supportive employment opportunities, part of our year-round, vocational track. The camp day runs from 8:45am-2:00pm. See camp in action! Contact Person: Beth Steinberg; Email: beth@campshutaf.org; Phone: (347) 205-5609; Address: , Jerusalem, CA; Website: http://www.campshutaf.org/what-we-do/shutaf-camps/ read less
    • Temple Isaiah - Kesher Program

    • Location: City
    • Address: 10345 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90064
    • Contact Email: elleng@templeisaiah.com
    • Contact Phone: 310/277-2661, x27
    • Description: Religious school program for children with developmental disabilities ages 5-9. Contained class for children who can ...read moreReligious school program for children with developmental disabilities ages 5-9. Contained class for children who can't be mainstreamed, other children are placed in classrooms with aides. Two hours per week, with a possibility of a third hour studying Hebrew language one-on-one with a teacher. Synagogue membership not required. read less
    • Temple Isaiah Preschool

    • Location: City
    • Address: 10345 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90064
    • Age Group: 2 - 5 years old
    • Contact Email: tamar@templeisaiah.com
    • Contact Phone: (310) 553-3552 X 22
    • Description: We offer an NAEYC and BJE accredited program to children aged 2-5. We have great teacher to child ratios, with a st ...read moreWe offer an NAEYC and BJE accredited program to children aged 2-5. We have great teacher to child ratios, with a staff that is highly educated and a community that is warm and nurturing. Clergy and specialists play an active role in our program which is welcoming to all children. Contact Person: Tamar Andrews; Email: tamar@templeisaiah.com; Phone: (310) 553-3552; Address: 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064; Website: http://www.templeisaiah.com/preschool read less
    • The Vista Autism Center Miracle Theatre Program

    • Address: 3200 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90034
    • Contact Email: naomisalamon@vistadelmar.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322
    • Description: Act, Sing, Dance, Connect! Miracle Theatre is a socialization program that uses the arts to foster communication, se ...read moreAct, Sing, Dance, Connect! Miracle Theatre is a socialization program that uses the arts to foster communication, self-confidence and group dynamics for children with autism and other special needs (ALL abilities welcome). Classes in dance, drama, music and musical theatre for ages 7 and up. All children and teens join together with typical peers to create joyful, meaningful relationships. Contact Person: Naomi Salamon; Email: naomisalamon@vistadelmar.org; Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322; Address: 3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Website: http://vistadelmar.org read less
    • Valley Beth Shalom and Temple Aliyah Present Learning Space Alef and Bet Classes- (TA)

    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA
    • Age Group: 2nd-7th grades
    • Contact Email: sngilboa@vbsds.org
    • Description: A weekly class for students who thrive in a small classroom environment. This class serves students with a range of ...read moreA weekly class for students who thrive in a small classroom environment. This class serves students with a range of challenges, including language and visual processing disorders, ADD/ADHD, OCD, and learning and social challenges. Alef: 2nd – 4th grade Bet: 5th – 7th grade. Teen Space- (TA) Teen Space is open to post B’nei Mitzvah students and teens from the community at large who are interested in life-long Jewish learning, tikkun olam and social opportunities. Learning takes place in small groups with differentiated instruction, and students receive support navigating the social scene, while fully included in the weekly USY programs. In addition, The Media Enrichment Academy in Sherman Oaks is partnering with the OurSpace Teen Space class, to add a unique learning opportunity to create a multi- media presentation that represents the continuation of their Jewish journey and the continuation of their Jewish studies. read less
    • Valley Beth Shalom Moreshet (Heritage) Program (4th - 7th Grades

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA, 91436
    • Age Group: 4th - 7th grades
    • Contact Email: sngilboa@vbsds.org
    • Contact Phone: 818/788-3584
    • Description: A bi-weekly class for students with a variety of learning styles. In classes with a small-teacher ratio and differen ...read moreA bi-weekly class for students with a variety of learning styles. In classes with a small-teacher ratio and differentiated instruction, Moreshet serves students with processing disorders, ADD/ADHD, OCD, and learning and social challengesSynagogue membership not required. read less
    • Vista Inspire: Post Nes Gadol

    • Location: City
    • Address: 3200 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90034
    • Contact Email: jenniferbrook@vistadelmar.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322
    • Description: Post Nes Gadol is a program designed for Jewish teens with special needs who have already celebrated their B'ne ...read morePost Nes Gadol is a program designed for Jewish teens with special needs who have already celebrated their B'nei Mitzvah. It provides participants with a sacred space to gain a deeper understanding of their own Jewish identities, create friendships and participate in Jewish community through further exploration of Jewish concepts and values. This class is held on Mondays from 3:30-5:15PM. Contact Person: Jennifer Brook; Email: jenniferbrook@vistadelmar.org; Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322; Address: 3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Website: http://www.vistadelmar.org read less
    • Yachad Inclusive Summer Camp Programs

    • Age Group: Ages: 12-21
    • Contact Email: abramsg@ou.org
    • Contact Phone: (212) 613-8369
    • Description: First Session: June 28 - July 24, 2017. Second Session: July 26 – August 17, 2017 Yachad/NJCD provides unique and ...read moreFirst Session: June 28 - July 24, 2017. Second Session: July 26 – August 17, 2017 Yachad/NJCD provides unique and inclusive sleepaway and day camp programs. Our participants have the support of trained, highly motivated staff and, in a the sleepaway programs, sleep in their own bunkhouse. Each day, on an individual or group basis, they participate in camp activities with other bunks and campers. They enjoy swimming, boating, sports, arts & crafts, drama, learning, and so much more together with their mainstream peers. Our members form special friendships within their bunk, and, more importantly, with other campers throughout the camp. It is a complete camping experience, filled with warmth and care, and a focus on the development of social skills, fostering socialization, friendship, self- esteem and independence within a safe, secure environment. read less
    • Yachad Los Angeles

    • Contact Email: losangelesyachad@ou.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 948-8307
    • Description: Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individual ...read moreYachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individuals with disabilities, ensuring their participation in the full spectrum of Jewish life. Yachad LA offers weekly social programs for children, teens & adults, relationship building courses, social media workshops, shabbaton experiences, a birthright trip and summer programs. Teen community service opportunities are available. Email: losangelesyachad@ou.org; Phone: (310) 948-8307; Address: 9831 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Website: http://yachad.org read less
    • Yachad Night Gemara Learning Group For Men Only at YULA Boys

    • Location: Pico Robertson
    • Age Group: 16 years and Above
    • Contact Email: kohanm@ou.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 229-9000 x206
    • Description: First Tuesday of the month. May 2, 2017 and Shavuot all day learning on Shavuot on May 30th. The Learning program w ...read moreFirst Tuesday of the month. May 2, 2017 and Shavuot all day learning on Shavuot on May 30th. The Learning program will be followed by our weekly Tuesday With Yachad event. Night Seder with walk together to the office. Pizza will be served. 5:15pm drop off at YULA Boys school, 9760 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. 7:00pm pick up at Yachad office 9831 Pico Blvd.. https://www.yachad.org/losangeles/events/series/1112/night-seder/ Contact Monica Kohan Rukhman, Dircetor, at 310-229-9000 x206 or kohanm@ou.org. read less