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.

    • Temple Beth Hillel Day School - Attend an Admissions Parent Info Session

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 9 am Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 9 am Tuesday, April 20, 2023, at 9 am Thursda ...read moreThursday, December 1, 2022, at 9 am Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 9 am Tuesday, April 20, 2023, at 9 am Thursday, May 23, 2023, at 9 am Attend an Admissions Parent Info Session Join Kathryn Jensen, Head of School, for an Admissions Parent Info Session to learn more about our philosophy of education, key curriculum attributes, how education adjacent experts influence our approach, and character development through Jewish values. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 763-8308
    • Kehillat Israel Early Childhood Parenting Center

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: TUESDAYS: Yoga/Wild Child (Alternating Every Other Week) (infant-2 years) 11:30-12:15 pm Starting September 6th WE ...read moreTUESDAYS: Yoga/Wild Child (Alternating Every Other Week) (infant-2 years) 11:30-12:15 pm Starting September 6th WEDNESDAYS: Music with Kira Rappaport (infant-2 years) 11:30-12:15 pm Starting September 7th THURSDAYS: Messy Art with Olivia (1-3 years) Starting September 8th FRIDAYS: Shabbat Experience with Rabbi Daniel (infant-2 years) 9:30-10:15am Starting September 9th We believe that the time between birth and pre-school is magical and important. During this period, children develop skills associated with self-confidence, awareness, independence and understanding of the world around them. Brain growth and development is extensive during this period, which influences the foundation of learning that carries children through their lives. Temple membership is not required to join our Parenting Center classes. All classes are first-come, first-served and must meet a minimum number in order to start. For more information, email [email protected] and click here to register for classes, drop-in is available: https://www.ourki.org/ecc/parenting read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (424) 214-7482
    • Brawerman Elementary School East of Wilshire Boulevard Temple Open House Dates for the 2023/24 School Year

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m, December 6 Thursdays at 11:00 A.M., December 1, December 8 Please join us for our pro ...read moreTuesdays at 9:30 a.m, December 6 Thursdays at 11:00 A.M., December 1, December 8 Please join us for our prospective parent tour designed to give you a sense of what makes Brawerman Elementary School unique and to help determine if our school is a good match for both your child and your family. Prospective parents will meet our leadership team, learn about our educational philosophy, the curriculum, and our community. Come and hear what Brawerman has to offer you;: the gift of an excellent education, a supportive and loving community, and a sense of belonging that will last a lifetime read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: 213/835-2173
    • Briskin Elementary School of Temple Israel of Hollywood Open House 2022/23

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: Thursday, December 1, 2022, and January 5, 2023, all at 9 am We are hosting an outdoor Open House for prospective p ...read moreThursday, December 1, 2022, and January 5, 2023, all at 9 am We are hosting an outdoor Open House for prospective parents on January 25 at 6 pm. This outdoor event will showcase our wonderful teachers and give parents the opportunity to ask questions of our current 6th-grade students and recent graduates. Guests must provide proof of vaccination (including boosters for those eligible.) Private, in-person tours when school is not in session. To schedule, please contact [email protected] Please contact Glenda Dragin, our admissions director about a live private virtual tour to start to familiarize yourself with Briskin Elementary School. Come meet our Head of School, members of our administration, faculty, and parent community. Learn about Briskin and access our virtual tour. Please contact Glenda Dragin at [email protected] . Phone: (323) 876-8330 x4005; https://www.baynimoyecc.org/admissions/admissions-welcome Address: 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046; Website: https://www.baynimoyecc.org/admissions/admissions-welcome read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 876-8330 x4005
    • Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School Open House Dates Admissions for Elementary School in 2023/24

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 9:30 -11:30 am Thursday, January 12, 2023, 9:30 - 11:30 am At Heschel, we are committe ...read moreThursday, December 1, 2022, 9:30 -11:30 am Thursday, January 12, 2023, 9:30 - 11:30 am At Heschel, we are committed to robust academic teaching and 21st-century learning. Our students are critical thinkers, independent learners, and future leaders. With your first steps on campus, you will sense the student engagement and inspiration cultivated by our outstanding faculty on our state-of-the-art campus and facilities. Our program nurtures character building and instills values rooted in Jewish tradition and history. We offer four bus routes throughout the San Fernando Valley including stops in Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, and Calabasas. To schedule a private tour or to RSVP, please contact Lara Martin at [email protected] or (818) 368-5781 x318. 17701 Devonshire St., Northridge, CA 91325. http://heschel.com/openhouse read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 368-5781 x318
    • LA Jewish Home Volunteer Opportunities for School Age Kids and Teens

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: The Los Angeles Jewish Home offers a variety volunteer opportunities on both campuses located in Reseda (the San Fer ...read moreThe Los Angeles Jewish Home offers a variety volunteer opportunities on both campuses located in Reseda (the San Fernando Valley) including: leading/assisting group activities, one to one match with a resident, reading to residents, calling bingo, assisting in arts and crafts, teaching computer workshops, playing a musical instrument, helping with Shabbat activities plus many more. We welcome families, school-age children and middle/high school students to volunteer their time, love, compassion and acts of loving kindness with the residents of the Jewish Home. We do offer and will verify community service hours for students. Please contact Stacy at [email protected] or by calling (818) 774-3116. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 774-3116
    • Teen Talk App

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 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
    • Skirball Family Outdoor Art Activities

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: December 1–January 5—Helper Torches Embody the shamash or “helper candle” on a Hanukkah lamp by creating a ...read moreDecember 1–January 5—Helper Torches Embody the shamash or “helper candle” on a Hanukkah lamp by creating a torch that you can use to symbolically share your light with family and friends as you make new memories together. Head to the Winnick Breezeway outside of Noah’s Ark to enjoy one-of-a-kind art projects themed around Skirball exhibitions, Jewish traditions, and the importance of 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. read less
    • Chaverim at Home for Teens and Adults with Special Needs

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: Join us on Zoom every Monday afternoon and Tuesday and Thursday at 6 pm for “Chaverim at Chome” Monday, Tuesday, ...read moreJoin us on Zoom every Monday afternoon and Tuesday and Thursday at 6 pm for “Chaverim at Chome” Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. We will be playing fun games, doing trivia, taking virtual trips, having sing-a-longs, and much more! For more information please contact Gerry at [email protected] read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 464-3360
    • The JQ Helpline - Support & Resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their Families, & Allies

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 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
    • Miracle Project I Can Do That: Professional Acting Training for TV Film

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: For Ages 16+ - Online Thursdays, 3:30-4:45 pm PT October 27 - December 15, 2022 All Abilities and Experience Le ...read moreFor Ages 16+ - Online Thursdays, 3:30-4:45 pm PT October 27 - December 15, 2022 All Abilities and Experience Levels Welcome Do you ever: – Dream of being a professional actor in TV, film, or commercials – Watch actors on a TV show and think, “I can do that?” – Wonder why someone who was neurodiverse or had a physical disability wasn’t hired to play a role? – Want to book more jobs as a professional actor? – Desire to be a voice-over actor? – Work now as an actor, but know that you can bring more emotion and authenticity to your roles? – Wish to write for TV and Film? If you answered Yes to even one of these questions, then this class is for YOU!! Hollywood is changing their lens and hiring actors who are neurodiverse and have disabilities. We want YOU to be ready! The Miracle Project receives numerous casting calls each week for TV, Film, and Voice Over roles. Many Miracle Project students have already secured roles in films and TV shows including the Netflix hit series Atypical, ABC’s The Good Doctor, NBC’s drama Parenthood, Speechless, the film Please Stand By (starring Dakota Fanning), presented at the White House and at the United Nations and now guest-starring roles in the upcoming Amazon series, Forget Normal. read less
    • Skirball Cultural Center: Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: November 17, 2022–March 12, 2023 Discover the extraordinary human stories behind five centuries of quilts. Fabric ...read moreNovember 17, 2022–March 12, 2023 Discover the extraordinary human stories behind five centuries of quilts. Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories features works by more than forty artists, including Harriet Powers, Bisa Butler, and Sanford Biggers. Come celebrate the artistry and vision of a diverse and largely under-recognized group of creators in an exhibition that brings to light stories that enrich, deepen, and complicate our understanding of the American experience. Fabric of a Nation illuminates the unique capacity quilts have to tell stories and convey a sense of humanity. Whether produced as works of art or utilitarian objects, their tactile, intricate mode of creation and traditional use in the home impart deeply personal narratives of their makers and offer an intimate picture of American life. Originally organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Skirball’s presentation will feature additional works by Los Angeles artists Sabrina Gschwandtner, Ramsess, and Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, as well as a quilt from its own collection highlighting key moments in American Jewish history. read less
    • The Jewish Federation 17th annual Festival of Lights Toy and Book Drive

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: November 1 - December 9, 2022 This holiday season, you can send a gift — and a smile — to a child in need with ...read moreNovember 1 - December 9, 2022 This holiday season, you can send a gift — and a smile — to a child in need with a donation of a new toy or book (or both!). The process is entirely virtual this holiday season, so it’s easier than ever. See below for all of the organizations we’re partnering with and their Amazon Wish Lists. Donate straight from there! read less
    • New Moms Connect - Post Partum Support Group of Jewish Family Service

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: Wednesdays & Thursdays 11:00 AM (ongoing) Are you or is someone you love a new mom who just cries and cries...yo ...read moreWednesdays & Thursdays 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 [email protected] 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
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 247-0864 ext 218
    • Minecraft Judaism - It's Time For Hanukkah!

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: November 17 - December 15, on Thursdays 2:00 PM PST - 3:00 PM PST November 20 - December 18, on Sundays 1:00 PM ...read moreNovember 17 - December 15, on Thursdays 2:00 PM PST - 3:00 PM PST November 20 - December 18, on Sundays 1:00 PM PST - 2:00 PM PST Join Lost Tribe's instructor for fun and educational Minecraft experiential learning. Perfect for all kids! No previous experience is necessary. We'll create, collaborate and have respectful competition while learning about: Hanukkah Build your own Hanukkiah, light it and say the prayers Plant potatoes, harvest them and make latkes Play virtual dreidel Compete in a custom Hanukkah map of Minecraft Bedwars -and so much more! Kabalat Shabbat Learn all about our rituals through creative play Participants will build their own custom synagogue Celebrate with candles, challah and grape juice Maccabiah Experience a Minecraft version of the Maccabi Games Play sports such as soccer, hockey and racing and rock climbing Come play with us in Minecraft - it's time for Hanukkah! read less
    • JFS Special Needs School Aged Support Group Fall 2022

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: For parents and caregivers of children 6-15 with special needs and diverse abilities. A social worker will be in ...read moreFor parents and caregivers of children 6-15 with special needs and diverse abilities. A social worker will be in touch with you soon to complete your registration. Date & Time Dec 1, 2022 10:00 AM Dec 8, 2022 10:00 AM read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (866) 287-8030
    • Miracle Project Torah Together: A Social Group

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: Students of all backgrounds and religions are welcome! Ages 13+ (Online) – Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm PT October ...read moreStudents of all backgrounds and religions are welcome! Ages 13+ (Online) – Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm PT October 27 - December 15, 2022 Through song, dance, and improvisation, participants with and without disabilities will build social skills & engage with Jewish teachings in a multi-faith environment. The Torah is comprised of the five books of the Hebrew Bible - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books make up the story of the Jewish people. Each week, we will explore one weekly Torah portion. These ancient stories touch upon science, history, philosophy, ritual, and ethics - each containing valuable Jewish life lessons that will be explored by The Miracle Project children, teens, and adults. By connecting the themes explored in the Torah to pop culture and modern-day life, the Torah Together curriculum is fully accessible to participants with and without disabilities and with and without a traditional Jewish background. This program is about building a safe space in which participants can make friends, explore different world-views, and build community. Torah Together gives participants the opportunity to be part of something bigger than themselves—to connect with traditions and people who have come before them and to collaborate in creating a future where everyone belongs. Students of all backgrounds and religions are welcome! read less
    • Yachad in the Valley!

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: Introducing Yachad in the Valley! Yachad is coming to the Valley every Thursday from 4:00-5:30 PM for some backyard ...read moreIntroducing Yachad in the Valley! Yachad is coming to the Valley every Thursday from 4:00-5:30 PM for some backyard fun! *All events include dinner* Thursdays September 22 September 29 Location Sent Upon RSVP read less
    • Westside JCC Mini Music Makers

    • Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    • Description: Thursdays, through December 8th, 2022, from 10:30 - 11:30 am An interactive and explorative music class for childre ...read moreThursdays, through December 8th, 2022, from 10:30 - 11:30 am An interactive and explorative music class for children under 3 years old. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Camp Ramah Special Needs Family Camp - Camp Ohr Lanu

    • Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Description: December 2-4, 2022! Camp Ohr Lanu is a camp for the whole family! Families come together for a retreat of study, p ...read moreDecember 2-4, 2022! Camp Ohr Lanu is a camp for the whole family! Families come together for a retreat of study, prayer, respite, support, and fun in the beautiful hills of the Ojai Valley. Children with special needs ages 4 to 14, along with their parents and siblings, will enjoy specialized, therapeutic programming in a supportive environment. Ohr Lanu’s warm, caring staff includes trained special educators, behavior and family education specialist, and individual counselors paired with each family. All campers will experience the fun of summer camp participating in activities such as drama, dance, music and art and siblings will participate in their own group activities, helping create bonds in a supportive environment. Parents will engage in texts, networking, and relaxation. Together families will enjoy everything Camp Ramah offers: an Olympic size swimming pool, ropes course, hiking trails and more. For Parents: Shabbat services and study Support and discussions based on Torah study and spirituality. Opportunities to meet other families with similar challenges and to exchange ideas and resources Opportunities to network and create connections with other local organizations and professionals. For the Entire Family: Shabbat services, activities and Havdallah. Our annual talent show! Daily family time to enjoy camp activities such as swimming, hiking, and ropes course, Daily fun evening activity planned by our counselors For Special Needs Children and Siblings: Scavenger hunts and games, Drama games and singing, Discussion/Storytelling, Sibling workshops, Daily focus activities (art, drama, dance, music) lead by trained professionals Accommodations: Family accommodations include hotel-style rooms with individual climate control and private baths. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (888) 226-7726
    • JOIN US FOR AN AMAZING SHABBAT DINNER & GAME NIGHT AT TEMPLE ALIYAH ON DECEMBER 2ND!

    • Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Description: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2022 • 8 KISLEV 5783 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Bring your favorite board game to play and share with ...read moreFRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2022 • 8 KISLEV 5783 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Bring your favorite board game to play and share with your fellow Aliyahers! Also, we will be collecting toys and games for our Toy Drive! Services begin at 6 PM with dinner following at 7 PM! The cost is $20 per adult & $13 per child (ages 5-12)! For our 21+ crowd, we encourage you to bring your own bottle of kosher wine to enjoy! read less
    • Contact Phone: (818) 346-3545
    • The Open Temple Family/Tot Shabbat

    • Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Description: Friday, December 2 4:00 pm Shabbat for the Littles with Friends Dance Smiles Song Giggles Grape Juice Ch ...read moreFriday, December 2 4:00 pm Shabbat for the Littles with Friends Dance Smiles Song Giggles Grape Juice Challah Hugs Making Memories a Moment in Time to say “Stop the World” with the Littles read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • The Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy Early Childhood Center Open House

    • Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Description: Small Group Tours Friday's from 9:00 - 11:00 am on December 2, 9, 16 January 13, 20, 27 Email or call ...read moreSmall Group Tours Friday's from 9:00 - 11:00 am on December 2, 9, 16 January 13, 20, 27 Email or call to schedule a visit to our school and learn more about our warm Jewish community, our rich curriculum, our incredible outdoor classroom, and our exceptional Hebrew Immersion Program. For more information or to RSVP please contact Lesley Bloom, Director of School Admission at (310) 652-7354 ext. 227 or email her at [email protected] To schedule a private tour, or to learn about our school, educational philosophy, and programs tour our school and observe classes in session, learn about the admission process and application process, feel free to call or e-mail Lesley Bloom, Admission Director, at [email protected] read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 652-7354 x227
    • Shomrei Torah Baby & Me

    • Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Description: BABY'S NEXT STEPS (11-18MO) Mondays • 9:15am-10:15am Dec. 5th, 12th Location: Temple Aliyah The nex ...read moreBABY'S NEXT STEPS (11-18MO) Mondays • 9:15am-10:15am Dec. 5th, 12th Location: Temple Aliyah The next class after "Baby's First Class" for older students and their parents, 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 to build self-confidence in your child! BABY'S FIRST CLASS (2-10MO) Mondays • 10:30am-11:30am 8 classes: November 21st, 28th, Dec. 5th, 12th 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 to build self-confidence in your child! (Our most popular class) THE DINNER CLUB (ALL AGES) Tuesday • 5:15 pm-6:30 pm 9 classes: Nov 22nd, 29th, Dec. 6th, 13th, 20th Location: Temple Aliyah An in-week option for working parents, break bread (pizza) weekly with other families and little ones in the community. You are welcome to bring your own picnic dairy dinner as well. Stay for the music, puppets, art projects, and meaningful discussions with other parents. GRANDPARENTS AND ME (ALL AGES) Wednesdays • 9:30am-10:30am 8 classes: Nov.30th, Dec. 7th, 14th, 21st Location: Shomrei Torah Synagogue Come share the joys of being a grandparent with other grandparents and their little loves (grandchildren)! A weekly opportunity to enhance your relationship with your grandchild through song, art, puppets, bubbles, and more, and learn about trending philosophies and child-rearing techniques and fads of 2022! MUSICAL SHABBAT SHALOM! (ALL AGES) Fridays • 9:30am-10:30am 7 classes: Nov. 18th, Dec. 2nd, 9th, 16th Location: Shomrei Torah Synagogue Welcome and celebrate each Shabbat with movement, songs, stories, Judaic-themed projects, and prayer. Challah and grape juice included! SUNDAY FUNDAY (ALL AGES) Sundays • 9:00am-10:30am 8 classes: Nov. 20th, Dec. 4th, 11th, 18th Location: Shomrei Torah Synagogue Ideal for working parents, Come and connect with other families through song, puppets, sensory activities, art, and more! COVID PROTOCOL: Masking and vaccinations are strongly recommended. Class sizes are limited. There must be a minimum number of students to start a class. You do not need to be a Temple member. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 346-4979
    • Brawerman Elementary School West of Wilshire Boulevard Temple Open House 2023/24

    • Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Description: Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., December 2 Please join us for our prospective parent tour designed to give ...read moreFridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., December 2 Please join us for our prospective parent tour designed to give you a sense of what makes Brawerman Elementary School unique and to help determine if our school is a good match for both your child and your family. Prospective parents will meet our leadership team, and learn about our educational philosophy, the curriculum, and our community. Come and hear what Brawerman has to offer you; the gift of an excellent education, a supportive and loving community, and a sense of belonging that will last a lifetime read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 445-8961
    • Westside JCC Shake Shimmy Shabbat

    • Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Description: Baby & Me at Westside JCC Beginning September 16 - December 16th. Every Friday. 10-11 am For questions or more ...read moreBaby & Me at Westside JCC Beginning September 16 - December 16th. Every Friday. 10-11 am For questions or more information contact Melo Taylor at [email protected]. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 556-5251
    • Vista Del Mar "Every First Friday" A Monthy Virtual Shabbat Gathering

    • Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Description: Please join us on the first Friday of every month for a virtual Shabbat Gathering! Our annual, popular, in-person c ...read morePlease join us on the first Friday of every month for a virtual Shabbat Gathering! Our annual, popular, in-person communal Shabbat Dinner will be combined with a special, hybrid “Every First Friday”! Nes Gadol Alumni, Family and Friends…all are welcome! Please RSVP as soon as you can, as it really helps with our planning. All are welcome as we gather together via Zoom for Shabbat Rituals, Blessing, Song, and Friendship. Join us for an interactive experience. Shabbat materials will be provided to download and there is a Challah and grape juice delivery option. RSVP appreciated - no fee to attend. Donations are welcomed and appreciated! Please visit our website to make a donation: https://www.vistadelmar.org/donate/#donationforms Please contact Rabbi Jackie Redner to RSVP: [email protected] (310) 836-1223 ext. 209 or Ladan Soomekh at (310) 694-7244. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Live, Lunch, Learn Presents: Supporting Teens to Shine Their Light

    • Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Description: Our Live, Lunch, Learn Series returns Friday, December 2nd from 12:00 – 1:00 PM to discuss ways for us to respectf ...read moreOur Live, Lunch, Learn Series returns Friday, December 2nd from 12:00 – 1:00 PM to discuss ways for us to respectfully allow our teens to explore their identity. Jewish wisdom teaches that we are all created as unique expressions of God's light in the world. As parents, how do we encourage our teens’ self-exploration and self-expression? How can we become more accepting of their choices as they experiment with everything from hairstyle to gender pronouns to social groups? In this session, we will cover strategies to move us beyond our personal preferences and discomforts so we can be allies for our teens on their journey to becoming who they are intended to be. read less
    • Camp Ohr Lanu Family Camp - A camp for Children with Disabilities

    • Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Description: December 2 4, 2022 Special kids and their families deserve a special week. Camp Ohr Lanu is a camp for the whole ...read moreDecember 2 4, 2022 Special kids and their families deserve a special week. Camp Ohr Lanu is a camp for the whole family! Families come together for a retreat of study, prayer, respite, support, and fun in the beautiful hills of the Ojai Valley. Children with special needs ages 4 to 14, along with their parents and siblings, will enjoy specialized, therapeutic programming in a supportive environment. Ohr Lanu’s warm, caring staff includes trained special educators, behavior, and family education specialist, and individual counselors paired with each family. All campers will experience the fun of summer camp by participating in activities such as drama, dance, music, and art and siblings will participate in their own group activities, helping create bonds in a supportive environment. Parents will engage in texts, networking, and relaxation. Together families will enjoy everything Camp Ramah offers: an Olympic size swimming pool, ropes course, hiking trails, and more. For Parents: Shabbat services and study Support and discussions based on Torah study and spirituality Opportunities to meet other families with similar challenges and to exchange ideas and resources Opportunities to network and create connections with other local organizations and professionals For the Entire Family: Shabbat services, activities and Havdallah Our annual talent show! Daily family time to enjoy camp activities such as swimming, hiking, and ropes course Daily fun evening activities planned by our counselors For Special Needs Children and Siblings: Scavenger hunts and games Drama games and singing Discussion/Storytelling Sibling workshops Daily focus activities (art, drama, dance, music) led by trained professionals Accommodations: Family accommodations include hotel-style rooms with individual climate control and private baths. About the Program Leader, Elana Naftalin-Kelman Elana has been a member of the Ramah family since she was a “staff kid” in the Gan, and was a camper, counselor, and Rosh Edah. Her connection to the Tikvah program started when she was a Tikvah buddy as a camper in Machon. She then went on to be a Tikvah counselor for two summers and the Rosh Edah for the now-re-named, Amitzim, for two summers. She is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and studied in Israel for several years. She holds a Master's Degree in Special Education from Bank Street College of Education and a Master's in Social Work from Columbia University. She has taught in the NYC public schools and in LA Unified and has worked as a supervisor for a behavior intervention agency in Los Angeles. She helped to create and start the Ezra program (it was her master’s thesis for Bank Street) as well as several synagogue special education programs in the Los Angeles area, such as the Koleinu Shabbat minyan at Temple Beth Am. She now resides with her husband Adam and their three children in Berkeley, CA, but loves coming back to Ojai each summer! For Elana, being the director of the Tikvah program is like coming home. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 261-1691
    • Shomrei Torah Bim Bam Shabbat Service

    • Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
    • Description: Fri Dec 2, 2022, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Bring your own dairy dinner and celebrate Shabbat with music and stories. For k ...read moreFri Dec 2, 2022, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Bring your own dairy dinner and celebrate Shabbat with music and stories. For kids up to 2nd grade & their families. RSVP requested. read less
    • Wilshire Boulevard Temple - Shabbat Family Jam

    • Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
    • Description: Glazer Campus - 3663 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010 Glazer Campus at 9:00 a.m. Shabbat Family Jam - Decembe ...read moreGlazer Campus - 3663 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010 Glazer Campus at 9:00 a.m. Shabbat Family Jam - December December 3, 2022 Shabbat Family Jam - January January 28, 2023 Shabbat Family Jam - February February 25, 2023 Shabbat Family Jam - April April 1, 2023 Shabbat Family Jam - May May 13, 2023 Please join us for a fun Shabbat morning for families with young children (toddler through 2nd grade). We'll have interactive activities, arts and crafts, delicious coffee, bagels, and so much more! Hassle-free parking. Open to all families; temple membership is not required. Register and bring your friends! Register Here: www.wbtla.org/shabbat-family-jam Contact Stephanie Hagen for more details or questions. at [email protected] read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Open Temple at the Holiday Lighting of the Venice Sign

    • Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
    • Description: Saturday, December 3 6:15 pm Windward Ave & Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291 Celebrate all festivals of lights ...read moreSaturday, December 3 6:15 pm Windward Ave & Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291 Celebrate all festivals of lights and advertise the mitzvah of Hanukkah early with us at the iconic Venice Sign as it illuminates the Holiday Lights. Dreidel. Gelt. Cocoa. Marshmallows. Questions? [email protected] read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Maagalim Circles Photoshoot with Melanit

    • Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
    • Description: Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 6 pm. Maagalim’s participants and their parents are invited to be a part of an exh ...read moreSaturday, December 3, 2022, at 6 pm. Maagalim’s participants and their parents are invited to be a part of an exhibition: “The Angels Among Us”. Melanit Gal, an artistic photographer, aims to raise awareness for the uniqueness and acceptance of others. The exhibit may showcase at schools, private galleries, and at places that assist to raise awareness. The photo shoot is free for Maagalim’s members. The parents will receive one final digital photo, at no cost. The photos will be in publications and social media. Both Parents are encouraged to join the photoshoot (pls mark the same time slot). There is no dress code Appointment scheduling is REQUIRED! Arrive 5 min before your appointment. Parents, if you want to take part of this exhibition, please sign up for a time slot. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Miracle Project Social Skills Group

    • Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
    • Description: All of The Miracle Project’s IN-PERSON classes will meet IN-PERSON weekly! Ages 5-8 (Online) - Sundays, 12:30-1:1 ...read moreAll of The Miracle Project’s IN-PERSON classes will meet IN-PERSON weekly! Ages 5-8 (Online) - Sundays, 12:30-1:15 pm PT Ages 8-11 (Online) - Sundays, 10:30-11:15 am PT Ages 8-11 (Online) - Sundays, 2:30-3:15 pm PT Ages 11-14 (Online) - Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm PT Ages 11-14/14-17 (IN-PERSON) - Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm PT* Ages 11-14/14-17 (Online) - Tuesdays, 3:30-4:15 pm PT Ages 14-17 (Online) - Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 pm PT Ages 18+ (Online) - Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15 pm PT Ages 18+ (IN-PERSON) - Wednesdays, 5:45-7:15 pm PT* Ages 18+ Judaica (Online) - Mondays, 5:00-5:45 pm PT Ages 18+ Women's Group (Online) - Mondays, 4:45-6:15 pm PT 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
    • Westside JCC Family Jam

    • Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
    • Description: First Sunday of each month. December 4. Make Jewish Music in a relaxed environment fit for the whole family where w ...read moreFirst Sunday of each month. December 4. 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
    • Nesfesh LA Teen group

    • Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
    • Description: Nefesh’s teen group meets once a month on the first Sunday from 4:30 - 6 pm. Our teens explore their Jewishness th ...read moreNefesh’s teen group meets once a month on the first Sunday from 4:30 - 6 pm. Our teens explore their Jewishness through literature, art, film, and popular culture. For more information: www.nefeshla.org/growth/teen-group We are excited for another wonderful year of the Nefesh Teen Group! This year we will explore ideas of Jewish culture and wisdom, and how they connect (or very much not connect) with pop culture ethics and values. read less
    • The Jewish Federation Community Service Days

    • Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
    • Description: December 4, 2022 Mark your calendars now because the Federation’s Community Service Days are back! We’re ready ...read moreDecember 4, 2022 Mark your calendars now because the Federation’s Community Service Days are back! We’re ready to roll up our sleeves with our partners at Repair the World LA to make a positive impact on our community. We are committed to creating meaningful service opportunities while tackling pressing local needs in our community. Sign up here to ensure you get the latest information about opportunities on each of the dates above as they approach. If you have any questions about volunteering, please email [email protected]. We can’t wait to volunteer with you! read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Maagalim Circles Creative Music

    • Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
    • Description: Start day Sunday, 8/28/22 Sundays, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Creative Music: Make n' Play Percussion is an exciting new ...read moreStart day Sunday, 8/28/22 Sundays, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Creative Music: Make n' Play Percussion is an exciting new class. The Participants will build percussion instruments. They will decorate, paint and learn rhythm & sound making as they play on them in a welcoming group setting. https://www.maagalimcircles.org/classesandevents read less
    • Maagalim Circles Workout W Roy

    • Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
    • Description: Sundays, Start Date: 8/28/2022 End Date: 12/4/2022 Class Hours 11:15 AM-12:15 PM Ten (10) Classes. Roy's Int ...read moreSundays, Start Date: 8/28/2022 End Date: 12/4/2022 Class Hours 11:15 AM-12:15 PM Ten (10) Classes. Roy's Interval Method: playing fitness games and creating fitness tasks, it motivates our trainees to ramp up their exercise efforts and get functional training to serve them in day-to-day life, being healthy and fit, and most important- they have fun, enjoy and come back for more! read less
    • Jewish Teen Learning Center

    • Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
    • Description: 8th graders will participate in monthly gatherings on Sunday mornings as part of the JTeen Learning Seminar. 9th ...read more8th graders will participate in monthly gatherings on Sunday mornings as part of the JTeen Learning Seminar. 9th-12th graders will participate in experiential education opportunities for 4 Sundays throughout the year, as fellows in the Chadash Teen Leadership Program. Sessions begin on Oct. 23rd, so enroll today! Shomrei Torah Synagogue and Temple Aliyah invite Jewish teens (8th-12th grade) throughout the San Fernando and Conejo Valley to join us for a variety of innovative programs featuring diverse guest speakers, roundtable discussions on contemporary issues, and leadership training in a dynamic social environment. Our JTLC serves as a nexus for post-B’nai Mitzvah engagement for Jewish high schoolers as we cultivate the next generation of Jewish leaders. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Tikkun Olam through Recycled Art

    • Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
    • Description: November 20 - December 11, on Sundays 2:00 PM PST - 2:45 PM PST The first step to “Tikkun Olam” or “Repairin ...read moreNovember 20 - December 11, on Sundays 2:00 PM PST - 2:45 PM PST The first step to “Tikkun Olam” or “Repairing Our World” can be as simple as reusing things found around the house. Let’s turn that “trash” into treasure by painting, building, and creating fabulous things! We’ll include Jewish values and stories into each lesson to take our art to the next level. read less
    • Miracle Project - Express Yourself!

    • Date: Monday, December 5, 2022
    • Description: Mondays, 3:00 - 3:45 pm PT October 24 - December 12, 2022 This is a production-focused course for those who use ...read moreMondays, 3:00 - 3:45 pm PT October 24 - December 12, 2022 This is a production-focused course for those who use AAC and who are preparing for careers in the arts and/or are interested in intermediate/advanced level instruction. In this course, participants will be encouraged to submit their own poetry, scripts, music composition, or other kinds of creative expression. As an ensemble, the class will provide feedback on their peers’ work and come together to produce it, whether that means casting and acting in a participant’s script, putting music and choreography to a participant’s poetry, or capturing footage for a short film about a particular theme (e.g. connection/relationships, inclusion). Especially for non-speakers and those who would like a slower, individualized-paced TMP class. Only for those ages 16+. read less
    • Yachad LA: Art, Cooking, Fitness, DIY Projects, STEM, Game Nights, and More!

    • Date: Monday, December 5, 2022
    • Description: Mondays from 5:30-7 pm, we have social and recreational events for adults with disabilities. They include different ...read moreMondays from 5:30-7 pm, we have social and recreational events for adults with disabilities. They include different activities such as art, cooking, fitness, DIY projects, STEM, game nights, etc. We also have a life skills class on Tuesdays from 5:30-7 pm taught by our social worker. At Yachad LA, our mission is to enhance and advance the lives of those with special needs within the Jewish community. We provide our members with opportunities for personal growth through our inclusive social and recreational programs. At Yachad LA, everyone belongs! If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact Samantha Cymerint, Regional Director, at 424-421-3191 or email [email protected]. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 229-9000 x206
    • JQSA Support for Parents of Gender Diverse Youth and Young Adults

    • Date: Monday, December 5, 2022
    • Description: Select Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT on Zoom Dec 5 This group provides support and information for Jewish parents ...read moreSelect Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT on Zoom Dec 5 This group provides support and information for Jewish parents and caregivers from a behavioral health provider. It gives a space to ask questions or voice any concerns they have. No matter your level of transliteracy, you can get support and information and process thoughts and emotions that might not feel comfortable or appropriate to talk about with the trans and gender-diverse young people in their lives. read less
    • Valley Beth Shalom Fall Parenting Classes

    • Date: Monday, December 5, 2022
    • Description: Something for everyone! Join us this Fall for our fantastic selection of classes. The Fall 2022 semester runs from S ...read moreSomething for everyone! Join us this Fall for our fantastic selection of classes. The Fall 2022 semester runs from September 19th- January 27th. Something Special 10% off- you are all extra amazing and have either been in our classes or expressed interest in participating...so if you sign up before 8/20, please use code: ITFC10 at check out to receive 10% off your Fall classes. Valley Beth Shalom, (818) 530-4030, vbs.org Molly Mills, [email protected] 15739 Ventura Boulevard, Encino CA 91436 read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 530-4030
    • Maagalim Community Circles Art Class with Sharon

    • Date: Monday, December 5, 2022
    • Description: 9/10/2022 - 12/12/2022 Mondays, from 7 - 8 pm, ages 12 - 35 Participants will explore art media and techniques, su ...read more9/10/2022 - 12/12/2022 Mondays, from 7 - 8 pm, ages 12 - 35 Participants will explore art media and techniques, such as drawing, painting, collage, working with clay, hand sculpture, and more.. All done in a loving, engaging environment. Cost per class: $15, Pay directly to the instructor read less
    • Valley Beth Shalom Youth Department TEEN TUESDAYS

    • Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    • Description: Valley Beth Shalom's favorite night of the week! Teen Tuesdays are for 7th-12th Graders looking for an informal ...read moreValley Beth Shalom's favorite night of the week! 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]
    • Westside JCC Early Childhood Center Virtual Open House

    • Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    • Description: Tuesday, December 6th at 1:30 m., and Wednesday, December 7th at 10:30 am. Tuesday, December 13th at 10:30 am., and ...read moreTuesday, December 6th at 1:30 m., and Wednesday, December 7th at 10:30 am. Tuesday, December 13th at 10:30 am., and Wednesday, December 14th at 10:30 am. You must RSVP. 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 or in-person)

    • Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    • Description: Tuesdays, 4:45 - 6:00 pm PT October 25 - December 13, 2022 A musical theater performance-focused class for individ ...read moreTuesdays, 4:45 - 6:00 pm PT October 25 - December 13, 2022 A musical theater performance-focused class for individuals of all abilities and experience For Those Ages 13+ Do you….Sing show tunes in your shower? Practice dance moves in your bedroom? Know the lyrics to all your favorite Disney songs? Know every lyric to your favorite musical(s)? Enjoy watching live performances? Love wearing costumes and getting into character? Close your eyes and see your name in lights? Want to be part of a community of other musical theater fans like yourself? If you answered YES to any of these questions, this is the class for you! read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Pressman Academy Parent & Me Music class with Morah Kira is back!

    • Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    • Description: The session will be 10 classes: Tuesdays from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: December 6 and 13. The price for the entire se ...read moreThe session will be 10 classes: Tuesdays from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: December 6 and 13. The price for the entire session is $320 This class is mixed age, birth to 18 months, and is taught by the talented and popular Morah Kira. Morah Kira will lead you in music and movement activities designed to create connections with your children and with each other. Deepen your bond with your infant & toddler through this exciting class as we sing, dance, move and play. Kira is a graduate of the First 36 Project and will provide information about using music as a parenting tool, as well as current research in child development. Register here: https://bngn.blackbaud.school/?id=5sfevyg22zz#/home/ For more information on admission or classes, we offer please reach out to Lesley Bloom at [email protected] or 310-652-7354 ext. 227 read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 652-7354 ext. 227
    • JFS Pregnancy Support

    • Date: Tuesday, December 6, 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]
    • What To Do in December: A Live Q&A for Grandparents Balancing Hanukkah and Christmas – Online

    • Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    • Description: December 6, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Free Hanukkah and Christmas can be joyful times, but let’s be honest: It ...read moreDecember 6, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Free Hanukkah and Christmas can be joyful times, but let’s be honest: It can also be incredibly challenging for grandparents with grandchildren in interfaith families. Join moderator Rabbi Becky Joseph (a grandparent of an interfaith family) and panelists Rabbis Robyn Frisch and Malka Packer-Monroe from 18Doors, who will answer the questions they hear the most from grandparents around the December holidays. You’ll get equipped with tools for how to make Hanukkah meaningful for you and your grandkids (whether you live near or far) without offending your child and their partner; how to communicate during this touchy time; whether it’s “OK” to join them in celebrating Christmas, and much more. The program will include time for participants to ask their own questions as well. read less
    • Silverlake Independent JCC Know Your Baby

    • Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    • Description: KNOW YOUR BABY I: TUESDAY (2-5 months at the start of the series) KNOW YOUR BABY II: WEDNESDAY (6-9 months at the ...read moreKNOW YOUR BABY I: TUESDAY (2-5 months at the start of the series) KNOW YOUR BABY II: WEDNESDAY (6-9 months at the start of the series) Learn from other parents and our expert facilitator at SIJCC’s infant development group. Join us for this wonderful, joyful, immersive experience with your new baby! Know Your Baby is open to parents with babies that are 2 to 15 months old. New and experienced parents are welcome! Our first sessions start the week of October 25th and runs for 8 weeks. read less
    • Teen JQSA Trust Fall!

    • Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    • Description: Sunday, November 6, 2:00 - 4:00 PM JQlub Headquarters in West Hollywood Autumn is here! Join JQ's Teen JQSA o ...read moreSunday, November 6, 2:00 - 4:00 PM JQlub Headquarters in West Hollywood Autumn is here! Join JQ's Teen JQSA on Sunday, November 6th for Trust Fall, an afternoon dedicated to broaden queer teen supports and friendships! Expect Minute to Win It ice breaker games, pizza lunch, and snacks as we gather around with JBBLA’s Teen Talk to strengthen our skills to support each other in the new year. This event runs from 2-4pm and follows the Moving Traditions Tzelem group that runs from 12-2pm. read less
    • Hebrew Conversation – Ulpan Style

    • Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    • Description: November 29, 2022 - January 10, 2023, on Tuesdays 4:00 PM PST - 4:45 PM PST An Ulpan is an intensive Hebrew learni ...read moreNovember 29, 2022 - January 10, 2023, on Tuesdays 4:00 PM PST - 4:45 PM PST An Ulpan is an intensive Hebrew learning program to help you converse with ease and confidence. Even if you know no Hebrew and can’t tell an aleph from a bet, you’ll finish our Ulpan ready to tell the world all about yourself – in Hebrew! Through games, stories, dialogues, and songs, your vocabulary and confidence will blossom. (No prior Hebrew knowledge necessary. No Hebrew reading necessary.) read less
    • Wise School Open House for the 2023/24 School Year

    • Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
    • Description: We will be hosting an Open House this fall – Wednesday, December 7th at 9:00 am. The Open House offers parents th ...read moreWe will be hosting an Open House this fall – Wednesday, December 7th at 9:00 am. The Open House offers parents the opportunity to learn more about Wise School’s curriculum, faculty, administration, athletics, extracurricular activities, and more. You will hear from our Head of School, administration, current parents, and students about their experiences at Wise and will have the opportunity to ask questions. Please click the link below to register for an Open House. In the meantime, contact Beth Behar, Director of Admissions and Emissions at Wise School and the Aaron Milken Center at Stephen Wise Temple, at [email protected] or 310.889.2275 for more information or to schedule a tour. For more information, please visit https://wise-school.org/ read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 889-2275
    • To Tree or Not To Tree: December Decisions (National) – Online

    • Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
    • Description: December 7, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST The December holiday season can and should be joyful, but it can also brin ...read moreDecember 7, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST The December holiday season can and should be joyful, but it can also bring up tensions for interfaith families. Join Rabbi Stephanie Crawley and other interfaith couples to discuss how you can navigate the winter holidays in a safe and supportive space. Many couples face similar questions around decision-making, and we can learn from one another. Rabbi Stephanie, an 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow, who herself grew up in an interfaith family, has both personal and professional experience and advice for navigating this time of year with compassion and understanding. This program is intended for interfaith couples. There will be opportunities for conversation with your partner so it is important that both partners be in attendance. read less
    • JFS Special Needs Teen/Adult Support Group Fall 2022

    • Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
    • Description: For parents and caregivers of teens 16+ and adults with special needs and diverse abilities. A social worker wil ...read moreFor parents and caregivers of teens 16+ and adults with special needs and diverse abilities. A social worker will be in touch with you soon to complete your registration. Date & Time Dec 7, 2022, 07:30 PM read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (213) 248-1784
    • JFS Special Needs Early Intervention Support Group Fall 2022

    • Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
    • Description: For parents and caregivers of children aged 0-5 with special needs and diverse abilities. A social worker will be ...read moreFor parents and caregivers of children aged 0-5 with special needs and diverse abilities. A social worker will be in touch with you soon to complete your registration. Date & Time: Dec 7, 2022, 10:00 AM read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (866) 287-8030
    • Torah Meets Broadway!

    • Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
    • Description: November 16 - December 7, on Wednesdays 2:00 PM PST - 2:45 PM PST Broadway and Torah? Yes! We'll explore conn ...read moreNovember 16 - December 7, on Wednesdays 2:00 PM PST - 2:45 PM PST Broadway and Torah? Yes! We'll explore connections, comparisons, and contradictions between specific verses in Torah, and lyrics from contemporary Broadway shows. Class 1: The underdog stands up to the big man. We'll look at the story of David and Goliath and the lyrics of "Seize the Day" from Newsies. Class 2: Go? Where? Why? We'll look at when God tells Abraham to "Lech l'cha" and the lyrics of "Into the Woods" from the Sondheim show. Class 3: Standing up for justice can endanger your life. We'll look at Moses' killing of the Egyptian and the lyrics of "Who am I" from Les Miserables. read less
    • I Was There With the Maccabees

    • Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
    • Description: December 7 - 14, weekly on Wednesdays 1:45 PM PST - 2:30 PM It wasn’t JUST one simple battle. In 168 B.C.E. Ant ...read moreDecember 7 - 14, weekly on Wednesdays 1:45 PM PST - 2:30 PM It wasn’t JUST one simple battle. In 168 B.C.E. Antiochus Epiphanes IV stepped up his campaign to destroy Judaism! He wanted all of the subjects in his vast empire to have the same culture and worship the same gods. He marched into Jerusalem! He vandalized the Temple! He erected an idol on the altar! He decreed that studying Torah and celebrating Shabbat were punishable BY DEATH! It was THREE LONG YEARS before the Jewish people, led by the Maccabees, held a dedication (Chanukah) of the Temple, rekindled the golden menorah, and celebrated for eight days! We are going to imagine ourselves INSIDE those THREE LONG YEARS and tell OUR OWN stories about saving the Jewish people and Judaism. You don’t need to know any Hebrew for this class, but if you do know some Hebrew, you’ll have opportunities to use it! Class 1: We will get to know the story and start to imagine ourselves in it through writing and art. Class 2: Using some theatrical storytelling techniques, we’ll tell some pieces of the Chanukah story that NO ONE has ever heard quite like this before! read less
    • Temple Israel of Hollywood Bay-Nimoy ECC Open House

    • Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
    • Description: December 8. Come and discover the Bay-Nimoy Early Childhood Center. On our tour, you will take a comprehensive loo ...read moreDecember 8. Come and discover the Bay-Nimoy Early Childhood Center. On our tour, you will take a comprehensive look and, experience our developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum as well as time to walk through our beautiful campus, explore the classrooms and see our welcoming, nature-inspired yards. Click here to register for a tour! For more information please contact [email protected] or call 323-876-8330 ex. 5000 read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 876-8330 x5000
    • Keshet for Israeli American Families

    • Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
    • Description: Thursdays, December 8,15, January 12,26, February 5,9,16, March 5,9,16,23,30, April 16,20,27, May 4,11 Join us for ...read moreThursdays, December 8,15, January 12,26, February 5,9,16, March 5,9,16,23,30, April 16,20,27, May 4,11 Join us for a true Israeli experience! We will meet for fun, learning, and of course community! We would like to open a few groups. Please register if you would like your child to be part of the Keshet family. Please indicate your child’s age. Start and end dates are tentative and subject to change. Keshet: Learn. Grow. Connect. – Israel. Together. Join Keshet program today, the program is designed for groups age 4 to 8 years old. Please join us and enjoy a one-of-a-kind Keshet program for the entire Israeli American community, family, and children. Children who experience Keshet enjoy: * Israeli cultural activities * Strengthen their Hebrew language skills * Connect to Israel and their Jewish identity * Celebrate the Jewish holidays, Kabbalat Shabbat, community picnics, etc. * Make friends and grow with Israel at heart and Israeliness in spirit. You as a parent are invited to participate and take part in building a community, connect with other parents and together shape your kid’s identity and together celebrate Israeli cultural events, Jewish holidays, Shabbat gatherings, participate in parent workshops, enjoy community picnics, and many other experiences for the whole family. Important notes: *Dates are subject to change *2/5,3/5,4/16 the activity will take place on Sunday instead of Thursday *Refunds will only be given after the first 2 sessions read less
    • What To Do in December: A Live Q&A for Parents Balancing Hanukkah and Christmas

    • Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
    • Description: December 8, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Free Hanukkah and Christmas can be a joyful time, but let’s be honest: I ...read moreDecember 8, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Free Hanukkah and Christmas can be a joyful time, but let’s be honest: It can also be incredibly challenging for those of us in interfaith families. All kinds of issues can arise when it comes to what and how to celebrate; how to share and stand by your decisions with grandparents and other extended family members; and so much more. Join moderator Lauren Schreiber Sasaki from Jewish& and panelists Rabbis Robyn Frisch and Malka Packer-Monroe from 18Doors, who will answer the questions they get asked the most from parents around the December holidays. The program will include time for participants to ask their own questions as well. A recording of the moderated Q&A will be available after the event, but the participant Q&A that follows will not be shared so as to cultivate a safe space. read less
    • Valley Outreach Synagogue Tot Shabbat

    • Date: Friday, December 9, 2022
    • Description: Friday, December 9th, 6:30 p.m. Birth through 6 years old For more information contact Judy Gaffin at 818-882-4867 ...read moreFriday, December 9th, 6:30 p.m. Birth through 6 years old For more information contact Judy Gaffin at 818-882-4867 at [email protected] Our Families and kids love Tot Shabbat! Everyone is welcome to enjoy music, stories, prayers, arts and crafts, and snacks. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • B'nai METzvah at Temple Ramat Zion

    • Date: Friday, December 9, 2022
    • Description: December 9th from 8pm-10pm. TASTY & HRTY's B'nai METzvah Event is a teen-led Shabbat followed by a M ...read moreDecember 9th from 8pm-10pm. TASTY & HRTY's B'nai METzvah Event is a teen-led Shabbat followed by a Met Gala-themed celebration with dinner, dancing, and more. . The B'nai METzvah event costs $25 per person and is open to all Jewish 8th-12th graders. The cost of the event includes teen-led Shabbat services, dinner, dessert, and lots of fun activities! Registration closes at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, November 30th. The event will take place at Temple Ahavat Shalom from 7 pm-10 pm on Friday, December 9th. Temple Ahavat Shalom is located at 18200 Rinaldi Place, Porter Ranch. If you have any questions, please email Brooke Botwinick at [email protected] and Lisa Friedman at [email protected]. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • SIJCC Festival of Lights

    • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
    • Description: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Join us on December 10th as our Festival of Lights returns for ...read moreSUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2022 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Join us on December 10th as our Festival of Lights returns for the first time since 2019. Filled with crafts, games, good food, and good times your family does not want to miss this event. Festival of lights has guaranteed fun for kids of all ages and their grown-ups. For more information email Natasha at [email protected]. Contact Phone: (323) 663-2255 read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 663-2255
    • Nefesh LA Shabbat Family Jam

    • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
    • Description: 2nd Saturday of every month at 9:30 am at St. Paul’s Commons in Echo Park and on Zoom Join Rabbi Susan, Duvid, an ...read more2nd Saturday of every month at 9:30 am at St. Paul’s Commons in Echo Park and on Zoom Join Rabbi Susan, Duvid, and Ellen as we dance, sing, and pray our way into Shabbat with lots of music, movement, and Shabbat joy. Bring your rhythm instruments, your voices and your bodies ready to dance! For more information go to www.nefeshla.org read less
    • Join us for SIJCC Family Days!

    • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
    • Description: December 10th - Festival of Lights- A Hanukkah festival with games, prizes, and activities for kids of all ages. ...read moreDecember 10th - Festival of Lights- A Hanukkah festival with games, prizes, and activities for kids of all ages. January 15- Campfire Havdallah February 4th- Hootanany - A musical celebration for all ages. March 4th- Social Action Family Day April 13th- Mimouna- A traditional North African end of Passover celebration May 13th - Lag B’Omer Family days are a monthly pop-up designed to be a fun and educational experience for families with elementary school-aged children. Each event includes a fun activity, dinner, and great conversation with like-minded community members. PRICING Option 1: Family Days Pass, a yearly subscription for Family of 5 ($45/session) Option 2: A la Carte $25 per adults & $15 per child Join SIJCC families for our first Family Day! We will be doing Tashlich at 4PM at Spoke Café on Saturday, October 1st. Tashlich, which literally means “casting off”, is a ceremony performed after Rosh Hashanah where Jews symbolically cast off the sins of the previous year by tossing breadcrumbs* or pebbles into flowing water. Join us at Spoke for this family-friendly Tashlich ceremony, light dinner and dessert and community time with fellow SIJCC families. *We will be providing eco-friendly pebbles read less
    • Temple Ramat Zion Cantor's Concert

    • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
    • Description: TAS's Cantor's Concert is on Saturday, December 10th at 7:30 pm. This evening features our Cantorial Sol ...read moreTAS's Cantor's Concert is on Saturday, December 10th at 7:30 pm. This evening features our Cantorial Soloist Elizabeth Kerstein with special musical guests. After the concert, there will be a delicious Dessert Reception. Click here to RSVP online. There is also a family package that includes tickets and childcare. read less
    • The Open Temple Family Shabbat

    • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
    • Description: Saturday, December 10 at 4:00 pm Please join us for our family Shabbat, where we will pause from the hectic pace of ...read moreSaturday, December 10 at 4:00 pm Please join us for our family Shabbat, where we will pause from the hectic pace of our lives and enjoy beautiful music and good company. These gatherings will inspire and recharge you and allow you to renew your vision of the artwork that is your family’s life. The evenings will re-invigorate you and bring joy to your whole family. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 821-1414
    • Chanukah on ICE with Camp Gesher

    • Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
    • Description: December 11th, 2022 from 6-8 PM contact: [email protected] Featuring: -Ice skating - Menorah lighting December 11th, 2022 from 6-8 PM contact: [email protected] Featuring: -Ice skating - Menorah lighting ...read moreDecember 11th, 2022 from 6-8 PM contact: [email protected] Featuring: -Ice skating - Menorah lighting - Music and dances - Fun games - Chanukah crafts - Doughnuts - And more FUN for the whole family read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Maagalim Community Circles Festival of Lights Party

    • Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
    • Description: Sunday, December 11, 2022. Heat up the dance floor, create holiday cards, decorate cookies, socialize, play fun game ...read moreSunday, December 11, 2022. Heat up the dance floor, create holiday cards, decorate cookies, socialize, play fun games, enjoy music & dance with DJ Oren, and join in on a wonderful musical performance by our Music group read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • JQSA Support for Family and Friends

    • Date: Monday, December 12, 2022
    • Description: Second Monday of the month, 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT on Zoom Dec 12 This group provides support and information for J ...read moreSecond Monday of the month, 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT on Zoom Dec 12 This group provides support and information for Jewish friends, family, loved ones, and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. It is for ages 18+ and is led by a mental health clinician. The group aims to be a warm, welcoming and confidential space to meet others, process emotions, ask questions, and gather supportive resources. read less
    • JQSA Support for Queer Teens on Zoom

    • Date: Monday, December 12, 2022
    • Description: Second Monday of the month, 5:00 – 6:00 pm PT on Zoom December 12 This is a mental health group for Jewish LGBTQ ...read moreSecond Monday of the month, 5:00 – 6:00 pm PT on Zoom December 12 This is a mental health group for Jewish LGBTQ+ teens to discuss issues surrounding mental health, stress management, social relationships, identity development, and more. Parental consent is required to attend. Participants must live in California to attend, and the group is facilitated by a mental health practitioner. This group is in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles. Facilitated by: Emily Abraham, ACSW read less
    • Valley Tzelem+ a brave and safe space for Jewish LGBTQ+ Teens

    • Date: Monday, December 12, 2022
    • Description: Meets monthly on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm at Temple Judea. Dec. 12 | Jan. 9 | Feb. 6 | Mar. 6 | Apr. 17 | ...read moreMeets monthly on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm at Temple Judea. Dec. 12 | Jan. 9 | Feb. 6 | Mar. 6 | Apr. 17 | May 8 | Jun 5 Valley Tzelem+ is a brave and safe space for Jewish LGBTQ+ teens from across the San Fernando Valley. & a simultaneous parent support group. Tzelem offers opportunities to make friends and explore issues such as: - Gender - LGBTQ+ Identities - Wellness - Friendship - Jewish Identity The teen group facilitator is Rachel Hershman, Assistant Director of Education at Temple Judea. The adult support group will be facilitated by Nicole Rosenson, MA, AMFT. Costs: Teen Tzelem Group - $180/teen Parent Support Group - $250/family Scholarships are available for financial concerns; please email [email protected] For more information, visit: templejudea.com/tzelem read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Camp JCA Shalom's Winter Camp!!

    • Date: Friday, December 16, 2022
    • Description: December 16-19 at camp Alonim. $495 if you register by November 30, and $545 after that. For campers currently i ...read moreDecember 16-19 at camp Alonim. $495 if you register by November 30, and $545 after that. For campers currently in first through 11th grade. Ropes course, arts & crafts, Israeli dance, archery, pioneer living, nature hikes, Shabbat and song sessions with Robbo, and more! Learn more here: www.campjcashalom.com For questions contact Sarah: [email protected] Register here: https://bit.ly/3UE6Drk read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 889-5500
    • Temple Aliyah Presents Every Third Shabbat: A Musical Rock Shabbat

    • Date: Friday, December 16, 2022
    • Description: Every Third Shabbat. A unique, creative and engaging musical Shabbat experience. Whether it is Jazz, Rock-n-Roll, I ...read moreEvery Third Shabbat. A unique, creative and engaging musical Shabbat experience. Whether it is Jazz, Rock-n-Roll, Israeli, African, or Bluegrass, these services, composed and arranged by our own Hazzan Stein, bring a new sound and energy to our ancient prayers. For more information, contact the Temple Aliyah Office at (818) 346-3545. Address: 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills Website: https://www.templealiyah.org/livestream# read less
    • Contact Phone: (818) 346-3545
    • Shomrei Torah Tot Shabbat

    • Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
    • Description: Sat Dec 17, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Bring the little ones for a fun family service with music and stories. We� ...read moreSat Dec 17, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Bring the little ones for a fun family service with music and stories. We'll join the adult Shabbat Morning Service for final songs, followed by Kiddush Luncheon. RSVP requested. read less
    • Shomrei Torah - Tot Shabbat

    • Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
    • Description: Sat Dec 17, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Bring the little ones for a fun family service with music and stories. We&# ...read moreSat Dec 17, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Bring the little ones for a fun family service with music and stories. We'll join the adult Shabbat Morning Service for final songs, followed by Kiddush Luncheon. RSVP requested. read less
    • Skirball Hanukkah Festival

    • Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
    • Description: Sunday, December 18, 2:00–5:30 pm (doors open at 1:30 pm) Make Hanukkah memories at the Skirball! Beloved klezmer ...read moreSunday, December 18, 2:00–5:30 pm (doors open at 1:30 pm) Make Hanukkah memories at the Skirball! Beloved klezmer rockers Mostly Kosher headline this year’s festival with support from Dublab DJ Callie Ryan and dance leaders Bruce Bierman and Gilberto Melendez. Plus, the Skirball Storytellers bring the Hanukkah story to life with a theatrical performance featuring music and puppetry. Share a plate (or two) of latkes and jelly doughnuts, strike a pose in a holiday-themed photo booth, and light up the night with a handcrafted torch-making activity. At sundown, join your light with ours for a joyous community candle lighting. read less
    • Silverlake Independent JCC (SIJCC) Winter Camp!

    • Date: Monday, December 19, 2022
    • Description: Cooking Camp (December 19-23) A culinary adventure camp for kids in grades 2-5. Each day we will explore dishes and ...read moreCooking Camp (December 19-23) A culinary adventure camp for kids in grades 2-5. Each day we will explore dishes and cuisine from around the world while we learn chef basics and build confidence in the kitchen. No cooking experience required! Comedy Camp (December 19-23 & January 2-6) A week of hilarity for kids in grades 2-5. Calling all comedians, funny actors, hilarious writers and general grade-A goofs to join comedian and children's tv writer Rachel Joravsky (Story Pirates TV, Comedy Central) at SIJCC's comedy camp. Each day we will explore a different medium of comedy from improv, to standup, to characters and sketch comedy. Together we will write and perform our very own sketch comedy variety show. Bring all your craziest ideas! We look forward to laughing with you! Silverlake Day Camp is back this Winter to keep your kids entertained during the long winter break. In addition to our core Silverlake Day Camp program with play, games, crafts, we are also offering two specialty camps for kids in 2nd-5th grade. Please email Natasha with any questions @ [email protected] read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Electric (Winter! Theater!) Camp

    • Date: Monday, December 19, 2022
    • Description: December 19 - 23, 9 am - 3 pm This Winter, Open Temple, and Electric Lodge launch the second Electric Camp for kids ...read moreDecember 19 - 23, 9 am - 3 pm This Winter, Open Temple, and Electric Lodge launch the second Electric Camp for kids ages 6 to 16. Our Year One program (summer, winter, and spring camps) focuses on Theater, Music, Dance, Art, and Social/Emotional Wellness. In this one-week session, campers will perform, write, move and express what the past two years have meant to them. With professionals as their guide, our program is rooted in the Jewish values of Creativity, Community, and Compassion and is open to people of all faiths and walks of life. Every day invites students into a different middah (character trait) for them to reflect upon how they grew over the past two years, and how they will take their experiences forward. Through the power of theater and expression, campers will present a mini production of their original work. For campers in 1st through 8th grades Counselors in Training program for high schoolers read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 821-1414
    • Shomrei Torah Hanukkah Celebration And Dinner

    • Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
    • Description: Tue Dec 20, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Bring the whole family for an afternoon of art, music, and storytelling with ...read moreTue Dec 20, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Bring the whole family for an afternoon of art, music, and storytelling with Rachel Kann, followed by a nosh of pizza & sufganiyot, dreidel games, and other surprises. read less
    • Jewish Heritage Night at the LA Clippers!

    • Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
    • Description: WED, DEC 21, 2022 – 7:30 PM Clippers vs Charlote Hornets - Jewish Heritage STAPLES Center, Los Angeles CA ...read moreWED, DEC 21, 2022 – 7:30 PM Clippers vs Charlote Hornets - Jewish Heritage STAPLES Center, Los Angeles CA read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (213) 204-2919
    • Camp Alonim: Winter Camp

    • Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022
    • Description: Winter Camp is scheduled for December 22-27, 2022. School may be out for Winter Break, but we’re still open! Wi ...read moreWinter Camp is scheduled for December 22-27, 2022. School may be out for Winter Break, but we’re still open! Winter Camp is an incredible six-day sleep-away camp experience. Winter Camp is a great opportunity to show friends from home what the magic of camp is all about, or to come and enjoy your favorite camp activities with old friends! Coming to Winter Camp is a great way for returning campers to get their Alonim fix halfway through the year. It is also the perfect opportunity for new campers to try Alonim for the first time and get immersed in our community before the summer. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (877) 225-6646
    • Festival of Lights event at SIJCC (Silverlake Independent JCC)

    • Date: Friday, December 23, 2022
    • Description: Friday December 23rd, 2022, at 7:00 PM @ SIJCC The East Side Jews Shabbat Committee is bringing you Shabbat, Hannuk ...read moreFriday December 23rd, 2022, at 7:00 PM @ SIJCC The East Side Jews Shabbat Committee is bringing you Shabbat, Hannukah Style! Come light Shabbat candles, and the menorah, and celebrate with the community. Get ready for latkes, music, friends, and some Chanukah surprises. All are welcome, whether you celebrate every Friday night, or this is your first Shabbat! More info coming soon. read less
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: 323/663-2255