Raising a Jewish child in LA? We can help you find your way!


JKidLA, because every parent could use a friendly assist from time to time- finding the parent & me group, preschool, day school or religious school that feels just right; figuring out when it's time for sleep-away camp or helping our teens connect to social activities, Israel programs or community service opportunities. LA offers a wealth of possibilities, a fact as wonderful as it can be confusing. So visit us, call us, e-mail us or just log on! We're all about sharing the most current information available online for you to access at your convenience, anytime. Oh, need a recipe for Shabbat this week, something fun to do with your family this weekend, a new Hanukkah book or an idea for doing Passover a little differently this year? We’ve got you covered. Come on in.


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Dr. Erica Rothblum, head of school of Pressman Academy, with young student


By Dr. Erica Rothblum

Parenting is hard. It is not for the faint of heart. It is physically demanding and emotionally taxing. We are the recipients of literal and figurative vomit. We are police officers, nurses, chefs, chauffeurs, and therapists. We allow our hearts to walk around outside our bodies all day with the hope that they will return to us at night. 

Yet even with all those challenges, I think the hardest part of parenting is putting aside our egos in order to see the child who is actually in front of us instead of the child we hoped would be in front of us. The funhouse mirror of social media - in which we see the polished and curated view of everyone else’s children but only the stark reality of our own - certainly doesn’t help assuage our psyches. 


 As JKidLA continues to evolve, we're looking to ensure that we are meeting the needs and interests of our users. We will be holding a short focus group on March 2nd in the City for parents with young children. We invite you to share your thoughts. Please CLICK HERE to sign up.

As a thank you, all participants will receive a $20 gift card to Amazon. 




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