JKidLA does its very best to bring you the most current information about school, camp and cultural programming for families in Jewish LA, however, it is always a good idea to confirm dates and times with the host organizations. Please note that some programs require RSVPs while others do not. Should you need assistance with reservations, have questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to call; we’re always happy to help.

    • Camp Tawonga Spring Family Camp: Memorial Day Weekend

    • Date: Friday, May 27, 2022
    • Description: May 27 - 30 Spring Family Camp is our longest-running weekend program. We offer time for families to enjoy activitie ...read moreMay 27 - 30 Spring Family Camp is our longest-running weekend program. We offer time for families to enjoy activities together, as well as programs geared specifically to adults while children play with their enthusiastic counselors. There are sing-a-longs, a Talent Show, a Shabbat celebration, and many more fun activities. This program is a great way to experience camp! For more information please contact [email protected] or call (415) 543-2267. Right outside of Yosemite, CA . http://tawonga.org/programs/year-round/weekend-family-camps/ read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (415) 543-2267
    • Valley Beth Shalom Rimonim Shabbat Service

    • Date: Friday, May 27, 2022
    • Description: Friday, May 27 at 6:00pm Rimonim Service and Senior Siyyum Congratulating former VBS students who are graduating fr ...read moreFriday, May 27 at 6:00pm Rimonim Service and Senior Siyyum Congratulating former VBS students who are graduating from High School this year! All are welcome to join this service and celebrate this simcha. Rimonim is the Hebrew word for "pomegranates." Every pomegranate holds hundreds of seeds full of vibrant color, sweetness, and vitality waiting to burst forth into the world. Jewish tradition teaches us that the seeds inside each pomegranate represent the 613 good deeds that one must accomplish in life. Just as one good deed leads to another, we hope that this sacred music implants in you the seeds to inspire your own acts of loving-kindness. Join us once a month for a musical Shabbat service that reaches into your soul through song, prayer, and dance. Dress is casual, and the service is open to everyone. Come as you are. Leave transformed. read less
    • Contact Phone: (818) 788-6000
    • Disney Shabbat and Celebration at Temple Akiba

    • Date: Friday, May 27, 2022
    • Description: Friday, May 27th 4:30 - 5:00 Disney Singalong, Dance Party & Dinner 5:00 - 6:00 Disney Carnival: Includes Piz ...read moreFriday, May 27th 4:30 - 5:00 Disney Singalong, Dance Party & Dinner 5:00 - 6:00 Disney Carnival: Includes Pizza Dinner, Cookie Decorating Bounce House, Temporary Tattoos, Meet and Greet with Disney Characters, Rapunzel Arts & Crafts Projects, Hot Wheel Race Course 6:00 - 6:45 Disney Shabbat: Shabbat prayers set to Disney tunes 6:45 - 7:30 Disney Themed Oneg, Disney Karaoke read less
    • Skirball Archaeology Dig

    • Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
    • Description: Saturday–Sunday, plus Thursdays, June 16, 23, and 30 About the Program Imagine you are an archaeologist at the A ...read moreSaturday–Sunday, plus Thursdays, June 16, 23, and 30 About the Program Imagine you are an archaeologist at the Archaeology Dig! Sift and sort to find replicas of ancient artifacts buried beneath the sand, weigh and examine your findings, and analyze clues to discover what we have in common with people who lived three thousand years ago. The Archaeology Dig is open until 4:15 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. If you reserve 3:00–4:00 pm tickets to Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, please plan to visit the Dig beforehand.. read less
    • Contact Phone: (310) 440-4500
    • Teen Talk App

    • Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
    • Description: Teens can often feel overwhelmed by the complexities of their lives. They want support, but they don’t want it fro ...read moreTeens can often feel overwhelmed by the complexities of their lives. They want support, but they don’t want it from adults. They crave it from other teens. Teen Talk is a free mobile app that helps teens take control of their social and emotional health by providing an easy way for them to get help from the group of people they trust most: their peers. Teens can use the app to safely and anonymously discuss their lives and concerns with teen advisors who have been professionally trained to help them with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, relationships, family issues, school, and more. read less
    • The JQ Helpline - Support & Resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their Families, & Allies

    • Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
    • Description: The JQ Helpline provides inclusive support and resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their families, and allies. Call, text, o ...read moreThe JQ Helpline provides inclusive support and resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their families, and allies. Call, text, or email the JQ Helpline today. 855.JQI.HLPS (855.574.4577) HOW IT WORKS Wherever you are and whatever you need, the JQ Helpline is here for you. The JQ Helpline is the only resource and support line in the US dedicated to serving LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies. The free and confidential JQ Helpline provides customized support and inclusive resources over the phone, by email, and in-person to those in need. Wherever you are, contact the JQ Helpline for trained and compassionate professionals who will help you find the resources and support you need. read less
    • Skirball Family Outdoor Art Activities

    • Date: Sunday, May 29, 2022
    • Description: Enjoy one-of-a-kind art projects themed around Skirball exhibitions, Jewish traditions, and caring for the world. Re ...read moreEnjoy one-of-a-kind art projects themed around Skirball exhibitions, Jewish traditions, and caring for the world. Reinforcing the values of collaboration and community, These grab-and-go activities can be done anytime during your visit or taken home. May—Spring flower decor Weave and design decorations to welcome spring into your home. Take inspiration from nature in all its stages, from seeds to flowers and more. Included with general admission One art kit per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 and up; minimum adult/child ratio is 1:4. read less
    • Westside JCC Family Jam

    • Date: Sunday, May 29, 2022
    • Description: Sundays, 2022 Make Jewish Music in a relaxed environment fit for the whole family where we will experiment with ins ...read moreSundays, 2022 Make Jewish Music in a relaxed environment fit for the whole family where we will experiment with instruments, traditional melodies, and new songs! For more information contact Melo Taylor at [email protected] read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 938-2531
    • Skirball Story Time in the Amphitheater

    • Date: Sunday, May 29, 2022
    • Description: Thursday–Friday, 1:00 and 4:00 pm Saturday–Sunday, 11:00 am, 2:00, and 4:00 pm Join us for interactive Story T ...read moreThursday–Friday, 1:00 and 4:00 pm Saturday–Sunday, 11:00 am, 2:00, and 4:00 pm Join us for interactive Story Time in the outdoor Ziegler Amphitheater to hear flood tales from around the world. Through vibrant storytelling and participatory elements like movement and call-and-response, your little ones’ imaginations will run wild as they become part of the story. Stories include “The Tree of Life,” inspired by South American folklore of the Chorote people; “Yu the Great,” inspired by Chinese folklore; “Muskrat and the Mud,” inspired by Native American folklore of the Lenape tribe; and “The Girl and the Water Pot,” inspired by Central African folklore of the Kwaya people. read less
    • Skirball Cultural Center Exhibit: “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli

    • Date: Sunday, May 29, 2022
    • Description: April 14–September 4, 2022 - Ninety-minute time slots More than a place to get a meal, the Jewish deli is a commu ...read moreApril 14–September 4, 2022 - Ninety-minute time slots More than a place to get a meal, the Jewish deli is a community forged in food. The exhibition “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli explores how Jewish immigrants, mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, imported and adapted traditions to create a uniquely American restaurant. Get a taste of deli history through neon signs, menus, advertisements, uniforms, photographs, and clips of deli on the big and little screen. Plus, participate in fun photo ops and interactives to spark and share your own deli memories. Watch for a special focus on some of your favorite LA establishments! read less
    • Minecraft Judaism: Israel and More Holidays!

    • Date: Sunday, May 29, 2022
    • Description: May 22 - June 5, weekly on Sundays 4:00 PM PDT - 5:00 PM PDT Minecraft, the top-selling video game of all time, is ...read moreMay 22 - June 5, weekly on Sundays 4:00 PM PDT - 5:00 PM PDT Minecraft, the top-selling video game of all time, is an amazing way for learners to come together to make friends, have fun, and learn about Judaism through fun, collaborative, and competitive activities. Minecraft’s building blocks provide the substance to create whatever a person may desire. In this course, the Minecraft universe will be a place to build around a series of Jewish holidays. Students will participate in a series of fun, collaborative activities that incorporate Jewish educational themes around the holidays, history, and Israel. We’ll learn about Yom Haatzmaut–Israeli independence day–and the long history of the Jewish people’s fight for freedom and self-determination. Then you’ll explore the holiday of Lag B’Omer, how it relates to ancient Temple practices, and how Jews celebrate it today. And finally, you’ll get to kick back and relax in Eilat, the beautiful beach town in southern Israel. Ever wanted to swim with dolphins? Well here’s your chance! read less
    • Valley Beth Shalom Youth Department TEEN TUESDAYS

    • Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    • Description: Valley Beth Shalom's favorite night of the week is back! Teen Tuesdays are for 7th-12th Graders looking for an ...read moreValley Beth Shalom's favorite night of the week is back! Teen Tuesdays are for 7th-12th Graders looking for an informal Jewish Education mixed with electives like Comedy, Bread Baking, and Sports! In-person programming is scheduled to resume in November! For more information contact the Director of Youth Engagement, Camryn Kruger: [email protected] read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Shomrei Torah Baby & Me

    • Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    • Description: BABY'S FIRST CLASS (2-10 MO) Mondays • 9:15am-10:15am Location: Temple Aliyah Bond with other parents ...read moreBABY'S FIRST CLASS (2-10 MO) Mondays • 9:15am-10:15am Location: Temple Aliyah Bond with other parents while your child Interacts with their peers and their environment. Weekly classes include discussion of current topics, parenting tips and strategies. HURRAY FOR HAVDALLAH! (ALL AGES) Mondays • 10:45am-11:45am Location: Shomrei Torah Synagogue Start your week off in an enlightened way as we say goodbye to Shabbat and ignite your senses. Music, prayer and Judaic discussion topics, with a focus on well-being and happiness for the week to come. Class includes a visit from clergy. MOVERS AND SHAKERS (10-18MOS) Tuesdays • 9:15am-10:15am Location: Temple Aliyah Bond with other parents while your child interacts with their peers and their environment. Weekly classes include discussion of current topics, parenting tips and strategies. GIGGLES 'N GOOP (10 MONTHS AND UP) Wednesdays • 9:30am-10:30am Location: Shomrei Torah Synagogue Curiosity inspired! Engage with your child as they explore through their senses. Play clothes a must! DRUM TO LEARN (12-24MOS) Thursdays • 9:15am-10:15am Location: Temple Aliyah Keep the beat with your little one while playing and drumming with purpose. Lead by child development specialist Krickett Jones Halpern. Ignite your child’s cognitive, intellectual and sensory awareness development through rhythm and movement. For more information about the instructor please visit Krickett Jones Halpern's website. GRANDPARENT AND ME SHABBAT TOGETHER (ALL AGES) Fridays • 9:30am-10:30am Location: Shomrei Torah Synagogue Welcome and celebrate each Shabbat with your grandchild. Movement, songs, stories, Judaic themed projects and prayer. Challah and grape juice included! SUNDAY FUNDAY (ALL AGES) Sundays • 9:30am-10:30am Location: Shomrei Torah Synagogue Each week includes indoor and outdoor play, music, crafts and a yummy snack. Trending topics, discussion and support always included. Ideal for working parents. COVID PROTOCOL Adults will need to provide proof of vaccination and wear masks while on campus. Class sizes are limited. There must be a minimum number of students to start a class. You do not need to be a synagogue member for Baby and Me. BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION VOUCHERS The Jewish Federation has created a program, run by BJE, to use vouchers as a means for helping Jewish families begin their Jewish journey. This program will provide cash vouchers for Jewish families enrolling a child for the first time in a Parent & Me program in any participating BJE-affiliated early childhood center, including Baby and Me. Click here for more information. Our Baby and Me program is a collaboration between Temple Aliyah and Shomrei Torah Synagogue. We are here to support and guide parents in their child’s educational journey. Our loving, warm and nurturing staff will assist you in gaining understanding and knowledge about your child as they develop from infancy through young childhood. We offer age-appropriate classes for you and your child, while sharing parenting tips and information to assist and support you. Please join us at Temple Aliyah and Shomrei Torah Synagogue’s Baby and Me. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 346-4979
    • Westside JCC Early Childhood Center Virtual Open House

    • Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    • Description: Tuesday, May 31st, at 1:30 pm, and Wednesday, June 1st at 10:30 am, Tuesday, June 7th, at 1:30 pm, and Wednesday, Ju ...read moreTuesday, May 31st, at 1:30 pm, and Wednesday, June 1st at 10:30 am, Tuesday, June 7th, at 1:30 pm, and Wednesday, June 8th at 10:30 am. Virtual Open Houses will be hosted with a small group via Zoom by Lauren Friedman, Director of Early Childhood Education. Zoom log-on information will be emailed prior to your tour. Thank you for your interest in Westside JCC Preschool! For scheduling questions or additional information, contact [email protected]. For more information and to register visit www.westsidejcc.org/preschool. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 556-5251
    • The Miracle Project Triple Threat (Online)

    • Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    • Description: For Those Ages 13+ Tuesdays, 4:45pm-6 pm PT via Zoom April 19 – June 7, 2022 What You'll Learn: – Vocal ...read moreFor Those Ages 13+ Tuesdays, 4:45pm-6 pm PT via Zoom April 19 – June 7, 2022 What You'll Learn: – Vocal technique and how to choose the right song for you – How to express yourself through song and dance – New choreography & how to learn it quickly – How to receive constructively & incorporate feedback – Tools to help you rehearse at home & in-class – To be part of a musical ensemble musical performance Ages 13 and up – all abilities and experience welcome! read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Miracle Project Social Skills Group

    • Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    • Description: All of The Miracle Project’s IN-PERSON classes will meet IN-PERSON weekly! Ages 5-8: “Improv for Interaction” ...read moreAll of The Miracle Project’s IN-PERSON classes will meet IN-PERSON weekly! Ages 5-8: “Improv for Interaction” Social Skills (Online) Sundays, 12:30 – 1:15 pm PT Ages 8-11: “Improv for Interaction” Social Skills (Online) Sundays, 10:30-11:15 am PT Ages 8-11: “Improv for Interaction” Social Skills (In-Person) Sundays, 2:30-4:00 pm PT – West Los Angeles Ages 11-14: “Improv for Interaction” Social Skills (Online) Mondays, 5:00-5:45 pm PT Ages 18+ Women’s Group: “Improv for Interaction” Social Skills (Online) Mondays, 4:45-6:15 pm PT Ages 11-14: “Improv for Interaction” Social Skills (Online) Tuesdays, 3:30-4:15 pm PT – For participants who need moderate-maximum social support Ages 11-14: “Improv for Interaction” Social Skills (Online) Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm PT Ages 14-17: “Improv for Interaction” Social Skills (Online) Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm PT – For participants who need moderate-maximum social support Ages 14-17: “Improv for Interaction” Social Skills (Online) Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 pm PT Ages 18+: “Improv for Interaction” Social Skills (Online) Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15 pm PT Ages 18+: “Improv for Interaction” Social Skills (In-Person) Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15 pm PT at The Wallis – 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Ages 18+ Judaica: “Improv for Interaction” Social Skills (Online) All participants attending The Miracle Project programming in-person are required to: Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR proof of neg. COVID-19 test. PCR tests must be administered within 48 hours of class time and antigen/rapid tests must be administered within 24 hours of class start time with the time/date recorded on the test. Wear masks at all times when indoors (regardless of vaccination status). Masks are not required, yet strongly recommended, for all outdoor programming. Sign The Miracle Project’s Parent/Participant safety agreement (provided upon registration of the class) read less
    • Does your child need extra support? Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles provides essential mentoring services.

    • Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    • Description: JBBBSLA has been providing Jewish children ages 6-17 with caring adult mentors for over 100 years. Having an additio ...read moreJBBBSLA has been providing Jewish children ages 6-17 with caring adult mentors for over 100 years. Having an additional friend and advocate through mentoring can have a significant impact on a child’s life. Whether experiencing social or emotional challenges or seeking support, there are many circumstances in which a child (“Little”) may benefit. JBBBSLA invites the JKidLA community to enroll their child in our free, professionally-supported program. The benefits for Littles include additional support from an adult role model as well as access to Jewish camp, scholarships, and free college guidance. Contact Amanda Rykoff at 323-456-1153, [email protected] or visit https://www.jbbbsla.org/mentorship/ read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 456-1153
    • JFS Pregnancy Support

    • Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    • Description: Tuesdays at 6 pm An 8-week online group to help you prepare for the adjustment to parenthood. Share your hopes, que ...read moreTuesdays at 6 pm An 8-week online group to help you prepare for the adjustment to parenthood. Share your hopes, questions, and concerns while receiving support from other expectant parents and professional group leaders. Groups are held weekly. We welcome all gender identities. RSVP is required to attend. To RSVP or for more information, please call (310) 272-7878 or email [email protected]. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Valley Beth Shalom APVBS/Teen Tuesday

    • Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    • Description: APVBS/Teen Tuesday Grades 7-12  Come join the Youth Department every Tuesday evening for TEEN TUESDAY and bi-w ...read moreAPVBS/Teen Tuesday Grades 7-12  Come join the Youth Department every Tuesday evening for TEEN TUESDAY and bi-weekly for Rabbi Feinstein's APVBS! *Teens must be vaccinated! read less
    • The Nook on Valley Circle at Shomrei Torah

    • Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    • Description: Shomrei Torah Synagogue and Temple Aliyah are excited to partner together in creating The Nook on Valley Circle – ...read moreShomrei Torah Synagogue and Temple Aliyah are excited to partner together in creating The Nook on Valley Circle – a full day infant and toddler center for the youngest members of our community. Offering a high-quality comprehensive program, The Nook will be staffed by caring and committed teachers with strong educational training that nurtures each child’s curiosity, potential and growth. Babies learn and grow best by exploring the world around them. Our newly renovated classrooms encourage babies to explore their world through their senses, while stimulating motor skill development and creating learning opportunities at every stage of growth. With an equally beautiful outdoor play area, our children will be encouraged to explore the outside world in an experiential, hands-on way. We recognize the individual needs of each child and their family, and will offer low child to teacher ratio in order to promote the creation of deep connections and attachments. The Nook will focus on your child’s development as well as your own. We also invite grandparents on this journey with us. We have a warm and inviting Parent Room for parenting and grandparenting classes that will be led by specialists in infant and child development, and as a place to drop in for support along your parenting journey. Parents will have opportunities to learn about the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of their children, while connecting with other families and forming a strong support system. By partnering with parents and grandparents during their child’s time with us, we will enhance connections between school and home. While our approach to our young learners will be grounded in Jewish values and traditions, The Nook on Valley Circle will be open to all children, regardless of their family’s personal religious beliefs. We look forward to being part of your upcoming parenting adventure and invite you to contact us using the online inquiry form or call us at 818-854-7690 for additional information. read less
    • Contact Phone: (818) 854-7690