Description: All Jewish Teens and Young Adults Worldwide,
We’re navigating a very different season than we had anticipated jus ...read moreAll Jewish Teens and Young Adults Worldwide,
We’re navigating a very different season than we had anticipated just a few weeks ago. As we all ride out the many local and global developments impacting our school schedules, our extracurricular activities, and our regular routines, we know that we can count on each other—thank goodness. We will keep our spirits up, stay connected with one another, and work as hard as we always have to connect Jewish teens and young adults around the world to share our ideas, learn together, make the world a better place, and have a wildly fun time while doing it.
Our worldwide network of teens, volunteers, and professionals are uniting to provide the power and impact of BBYO and our partners in new, adaptable, and innovative ways so that wherever Jewish teens and young adults are, we can enjoy everything our movement has to offer, any time we want, online.
Over the coming days, this new online space will continue to evolve with exciting opportunities, and we’ll begin to offer programming on a schedule that will feel a lot like a special ‘TV channel’ that you can tune into and enjoy from whatever time zone you’re in as often as you’d like. There’ll even be global events that we can all share in whether we’re across town or halfway around the world.
AZA, BBG, and the global Jewish community have never been stronger, and nothing’s going to stop us now. Feel free to share everything we’re offering here with any Jewish teen or young adult in your life—BBYO member or not. We want everyone to feel like they have a place to be and a community to learn and laugh with right now. Stay happy and healthy!
Together As One, Forever United As One Crew,
The Alephs and B'nai B'rith Girls of BBYO read less
Description: Starting this fall, we'll be supporting school-aged students with online distance learning as well as providing ...read moreStarting this fall, we'll be supporting school-aged students with online distance learning as well as providing them with activities to further develop their physical, mental, social, and emotional needs.
Space is limited in the Learning Lab! Find more information by visiting our website. You can sign up for a info session online or call us at (310) 316-8997. read less
Description: September 7th through December 14th
With the suspension of our in-person workshops, Culinary Kids Academy has shift ...read moreSeptember 7th through December 14th
With the suspension of our in-person workshops, Culinary Kids Academy has shifted our enrichment program to Zoom, with great success. We enjoyed a wonderful and interactive online summer session with students across LA, creating a robust and communal student experience. Now, as we look to the Fall and beyond, we are offering parents the option to sign up for any one of our Zoom classes, offered Monday through Friday, 4 PM - 5 PM. This 13-Week Session will start the week of September 7th, and end the week of December 14th (with a break for Thanksgiving) and the associated fee will be $17.95 per class. Our Winter-Spring session will begin enrollment in early December.
For more information, contact them at [email protected]. read less
Description: Jewish educator Avram Mandell (he/him) and teen sidekick DJ Wildstyle (she/her) will be the face of the brand new 10 ...read moreJewish educator Avram Mandell (he/him) and teen sidekick DJ Wildstyle (she/her) will be the face of the brand new 10-part live virtual series from Tzedek America, Inform Elevate Inspire Engage. Students grades 7 through 12 will join teens from across North America to hear from and engage with activists, nonprofit organizations, and other teens who are experiencing and combating social injustice in their communities and worldwide. Using Jewish values and texts as the base, we will dive into injustices plaguing North America and provide the students with tools to make lasting change.
Space is limited and pricing is flexible, sign up your students today!
10/25/2020, 4 PM PT Exploring Racial Justice and Systemic Oppression
11/15/2020, 4 PM PT Food Justice
12/13/2020, 4 PM PT Social Enterprise
1/24/2021, 4 PM PT Understanding Homelessness
2/28/2021, 4 PM PT Honoring Older Adults
3/14/2021, 4 PM PT Supporting People with Diverse Abilities
4/18/2021, 4 PM PT Immigration Justice
5/2/2021, 4 PM PT Social Justice in Israel
6/6/2021, 4 PM PT Environmental Justice read less
Description: American Israel Gap-Year Association (AIGYA) advocates for
increased participation in the Israel Gap Year for the p ...read moreAmerican Israel Gap-Year Association (AIGYA) advocates for
increased participation in the Israel Gap Year for the purpose
of establishing a deep relationship with Israel and the Jewish people.
We provide workshops, Israel gap-year counseling,
events and resources for program exploration into this
life-changing year in Israel. read less
Description: Aardvark Israel offers long-term gap year programs located in the two most exciting cities in Israel: Tel Aviv and J ...read moreAardvark Israel offers long-term gap year programs located in the two most exciting cities in Israel: Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Everyone on Aardvark will…Do all this together while making lifelong friendships with other young Jewish students from all over the world! read less
Description: 13 Isn't the Same Anymore, So Why Should Your Child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah Be?
Congregation Beit T'Shuvah ...read more13 Isn't the Same Anymore, So Why Should Your Child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah Be?
Congregation Beit T'Shuvah offers a unique approach to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Experience. A highly personalized program for each unique family, Congregation BTS works to form relevant and meaningful connections to Judaism, to clergy, and to a community, with opportunities to participate and be of service. Your child will be surrounded by people, opportunities and ideas they can actually relate to and grow from. Learn more today! Call Cheryl at 310.204.5200 x213 or [email protected].
www.btsbnaimitzvah.com read less
Description: Bat Mitzvah Club for girls ages 11-13. An amazing club by girls, for girls, starring girls! Each meeting includes de ...read moreBat Mitzvah Club for girls ages 11-13. An amazing club by girls, for girls, starring girls! Each meeting includes delicious food, a fun project, socializing and learning!
Contact Sara at 310-453-3456 or email [email protected] for information, dates, times and to register! read less
Description: Our curriculum seeks to explore concepts and address basic questions that recur throughout our lifetimes from a Jewi ...read moreOur curriculum seeks to explore concepts and address basic questions that recur throughout our lifetimes from a Jewish perspective at each developmental stage to fosters both a strong personal Jewish identity and a sense of connection and shared destiny with the Jewish people. Our curriculum was created to correlate with the history and social studies programs of various public and private schools. Similar concepts will be explored from the perspective of Jewish history, Israel and the Jewish community today.
Our Hebrew program stresses prayer and ritual Hebrew, integrating classroom study with the regular practice of weekly services.
Contact Person: Amy Berlin;
Email: [email protected];
Phone: (310) 377-6986 x236;
Address: 5721 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274;
Website: http://www.nertamid.com/CNT/Education/education_from_director.htmread less
Description: The Club Z Institute offers a comprehensive and nuanced education on Israel, provides historical context to modern-d ...read moreThe Club Z Institute offers a comprehensive and nuanced education on Israel, provides historical context to modern-day headlines, and serves as a welcoming place for Jewish teens to connect to their Jewish identity. As a member, you will be a part of a growing network of proud and articulate Jewish youths who are prepared to face challenging atmosphere of high school and college campus when it comes to being a Zionist. You will have opportunities to grow as an effective leader, to enjoy social activities and national gatherings with other teens and students. read less
Description: Family education program (an alternative to religious school) for special needs children in grades Pre K-7. Children ...read moreFamily education program (an alternative to religious school) for special needs children in grades Pre K-7. Children are integrated within regular program with or without aides. Classes meet on Sunday mornings. Individualized Hebrew tutoring or small group Hebrew tutoring on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons for students in grades 4th - 7th. read less
Description: Open to Jewish boys and girls currently in grades 9-12 (Separate camps for Girls and Boys)
CAMP GOALS AND OUTCOMES
...read moreOpen to Jewish boys and girls currently in grades 9-12 (Separate camps for Girls and Boys)
CAMP GOALS AND OUTCOMES
Goal #1: To empower teens with knowledge so they can make Jewish-informed choices in their lives.
1.1) Understand at least four Jewish core values/themes, e.g., Shabbat, Kosher, Unity and Community, and Tzedakah, and encounter, practice or engage with these themes during camp.
1.2) Practice or undertake one of the above themes after camp.
Goal #2: To develop confidence, courage, and an appreciation of the individual worth and competence of themselves and their peers.
2.1) Try new experiences with confidence, and demonstrate and utilize a new skill or knowledge gained at camp that can affect their lives at school, work, home, or in the future.
2.2) Participate in and contribute to team activities and tasks with self-confidence and cooperation with others.
2.3) Make new, Jewish friendships and maintain those relationships long after camp.
Goal #3: To train the next generation of Jewish leaders, who can positively inspire and impact the people and environment around them.
3.1) Share new Jewish knowledge and lessons learned at camp with family members and friends.
3.2) Participate in and contribute to CTeen local and regional programs and Shabbatons during the year.
Goal #4: To foster wonder, appreciation, and respect for nature and the environment.
4.1) Participate in activities such as hiking, camping, and other outdoorsy adventures.
4.2) Be aware of the need for environmental justice and adopt practices such as recycling and reduced consumption.
Vail, CO: Colorado National Monument, Fruita, CO, Arches National Park, Moab, UT, Canyonlands National Park, UT, Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon, UT, Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, NV,
Zion National Park, Springdale, UT.
This trip includes 5 hours of community service. read less
Description: The Fellowship year begins in August/September and runs for 12 months. The cohort is announced in May/June each year ...read moreThe Fellowship year begins in August/September and runs for 12 months. The cohort is announced in May/June each year. Applications will be available in Spring 2020.
Be inspired and inspire others to repair the world! The Diller Teen Fellows is a pluralistic, international, youth leadership fellowship currently active in 32 communities in North America, Israel, Australia, England, Argentina and South Africa. Twenty teens from the greater Los Angeles area are selected yearly based on their leadership aptitude, commitment to Jewish learning, interest in exploring their connection to Israel, and passion for serving their community. Fellows participate in monthly Sunday workshops, three weekend retreats, two single night overnights, a 10-day peer hosting of a Diller Teen Fellow from our sister community, Tel Aviv, and a three-week trip to Israel in the summer. The Fellowship is open to high school sophomores and juniors. Applications (by current freshmen and sophomores) are accepted in the spring. Teens from all Jewish backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The Fellowship year begins in August/September and runs for 12 months. The cohort is announced in May/June each year. Applications will be available in Spring 2019.
To apply or mor information, go to http://www.westsidejcc.org/teens/diller-teen-fellows/
Contact Aaron Jacobs by email or call 323.556.5207 for more information. read less
Description: Looking for your teen to connect with other Jewish teens in a safe space, experience Judaism as relevant to their li ...read moreLooking for your teen to connect with other Jewish teens in a safe space, experience Judaism as relevant to their life, and move through adolescence feeling emboldened, healthy, and whole? Moving Traditions’ teen programs, Rosh Hodesh for girls and Shevet Achim for guys, offers intimate single gender and grade gatherings for teens in 8th grade and above. Groups meet for two hours each month during the academic year to escape the stress of being a teen in the 21st century. Under the leadership of a trained adult mentor, participants use this supportive and fun space to engage in meaningful conversations as they explore the issues they care about most, including relationships, social pressures and expectations, identity, and self-discovery, all while considering Jewish values and wisdom.
To find a Rosh Hodesh or Shevet Achim group near you, please visit https://www.movingtraditions.org/aboutus/program-partners/read less
Description: The Ezra program at Temple Menorah provides assistance/support to those with special needs to ensure involvement in ...read moreThe Ezra program at Temple Menorah provides assistance/support to those with special needs to ensure involvement in the Jewish community and strong, positive Jewish identities. Instead of a "pull-out" program, we provide individual, in-class services to assist your child. Students with an IEP, 504 Plan, or non-assessed learning problems, are eligible. We ensure that each student reaches their full potential from Bar/Bat Mitzvah to Confirmation and beyond.
Contact: Rebecca Yussman ; [email protected]; (310) 316-8444.
1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Description: Tuesday, July 7 – Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Applications accepted until Friday, June 12, 2020. Preference will be ...read moreTuesday, July 7 – Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Applications accepted until Friday, June 12, 2020. Preference will be given to applications received by Tuesday, June 2.
A four-week exploration of Jewish peoplehood, at-homeness, and contemporary challenges facing North American Jewish identity for high school students.
Applications are now open!
Hartman Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Thought Leaders: [email protected]
The Jewish people are facing important questions about citizenship, nationalism, democracy, and the societies in which we live. COVID-19 has already reshaped our attitudes about the collective community and what it means to be ‘at-home,’ and is raising issues of theology, spirituality, and social responsibility.
Join this national cohort of exceptional high school students and meet virtually with top Hartman scholars like Tal Becker, Elana Stein Hain, Yehuda Kurtzer, and Mijal Bitton to grapple with these issues through interactive webinars, study groups, and intimate discussions for a month-long exploration of Jewish peoplehood, at-homeness, and the contemporary challenges facing North American Jewish identity in this moment. read less
Description: Complementary Hebrew high school for ages 14-18 open to the community. Learn to speak Hebrew and get 10 credits a ye ...read moreComplementary Hebrew high school for ages 14-18 open to the community. Learn to speak Hebrew and get 10 credits a year. For grades 9th-12th. WASC Accredited.
Four locations: Tarzana, Pacific Palisades, Pico Robertson, Santa Monica. www.hebrewdiscoverycenter.com read less
Description: Limudim (“Studies”) is IKAR’S educational program for Pre-K though 7th graders, designed to connect our childr ...read moreLimudim (“Studies”) is IKAR’S educational program for Pre-K though 7th graders, designed to connect our children to Judaism and the world through a stimulating, interactive and inspiring Jewish learning experience. For information contact Amir Orbach at 323-634-1874 or email [email protected]read less
Description: 2020 ArtsFest will take place in San Diego, CA from August 2 - 7, 2020. (special pre-weekend experience beginning Ju ...read more2020 ArtsFest will take place in San Diego, CA from August 2 - 7, 2020. (special pre-weekend experience beginning July 31st)
A week-long summer arts experience like no other!
JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is filled with workshops, performance exhibition and the excitement of meeting new friends from all over the world, helping others and discovering a rich, Jewish world.
Every summer, in conjunction with JCC Maccabi Games®, teens 13-17 come together for a creative experience. ArtsFest allows teens to explore their artistic spirit, gain new skills, work with top-level Artists-in-Residence and engage in social service. It’s a summer adventure that allows them to unleash their imagination and engage passionately with their creativity.
Questions and RSVPs can be directed to Ari at [email protected], or 323-556-5203.
Phone: (323) 556-5203;
Address: 5870 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036;
Description: Learn about the innovative home-based Hebrew school program that everyone is talking about! Small groups of children ...read moreLearn about the innovative home-based Hebrew school program that everyone is talking about! Small groups of children meet once a week for two hours in the comfort of a local private home. Individual classes for grades Pre-School -6 held from Thousand Oaks to Sherman Oaks. Community events, overnights, family Shabbat dinners and more! Contact [email protected] for meeting location. http://www.vosla.orgread less
Description: Jewish Student Union aims to get more Jewish teens in public high schools to do something Jewish by hosting club mee ...read moreJewish Student Union aims to get more Jewish teens in public high schools to do something Jewish by hosting club meetings during lunch, before, or after school. Programs include speakers, discussions, and interactive activities. Snacks are always served. In addition, JSU sponsors activities outside of school. Each club is governed by elected officers who meet regularly to discuss program topics, outside activities and calendars. JSU is funded by a generous grant from the Gindi Family Fund, The Jewish Federations of many cities and numerous private foundations and donors across North America. read less
Description: JQSA is gearing up for its second year of new and exciting programs to bring to all of you! Meet other teens through ...read moreJQSA is gearing up for its second year of new and exciting programs to bring to all of you! Meet other teens throughout the Valley for LGBTQ themed content, while learning leadership skills that will enable you to fight intolerance, and become a supportive ally. JQSA is a safe trans-denominational space for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and straight ally Jewish teens ages 14 - 18. Monthly meeting includes free dinner and discussion, games, guest speakers, and more! For information, please contact Anna Goodman, Director of the JQSA at 440.225.0497, [email protected]
or Rabbi Jon Hanish at [email protected].
Visit jQSA on Facebook: Valley JQSA Facebook Page and on Instagram: @ValleyJQSA read less
Description: For Reconstructionists, Judaism is more than a religion; it is a civilization encompassing history and literature, a ...read moreFor Reconstructionists, Judaism is more than a religion; it is a civilization encompassing history and literature, art and music, land and language, as well as spirituality and ritual. We seek a Judaism that promotes innovation that is deeply rooted in Jewish tradition, while reflecting the understandings and spiritual yearnings of contemporary Jews. In the Jewish Experience center, we work to create a child-centered, experiential approach to education which inspires children with the joy of all things Jewish: Torah, prayer, Jewish living skills, celebrations, the arts, history, culture, ethics, values and Hebrew . We have a variety of programs, including a monthly family Shabbat dinner and service, the Outdoor Jewish Experience and Kehillat Israel Tzedakah Teens, a teen philanthropy group which gives approximately $20,000 in grants each year. Contact Person: Rabbi Carrie Vogel
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (310) 459-1569
Address: 16019 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Website: http://www.ourki.org/jecread less
Description: Experiential Elective Style High School program open to all 8th-10th Graders on the Westside. You do not need to be ...read moreExperiential Elective Style High School program open to all 8th-10th Graders on the Westside. You do not need to be a member of Kehillat Ma'arav to join Westside Chai. Westside Chai meets every Tuesday night from 6:00-8:00 pm. Tuition includes weekly dinner and a dessert party.
Contact Person: Sharone Weizman;
Email: [email protected];
Address: 1715 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404;
Website: http://km-synagogue.orgread less
Description: The KM Religious School vision is to expand the mind and open the soul, endowing each child with a passion for lifel ...read moreThe KM Religious School vision is to expand the mind and open the soul, endowing each child with a passion for lifelong learning, and a fundamental appreciation of what it means to be Jewish in today’s world, affording students the opportunity to study God, Torah, Israel, Mitzvot, Jewish holidays, culture and history. The process of being a lifelong learner is essential for the survival of the Jewish people. Our KM Religious School is committed to its students and families to develop the love of Jewish learning not only as a student, but also as a Jewish adult. It will address the ideas of family education and bridging the gap between school, home, and society by providing immeasurable commitment to family education and lifelong learning. Our school is fully accredited by BJE.
Contact Person: Sharone Weizman;
Email: [email protected];
Phone: (310) 829-0566;
Address: 1715 21st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404;
Website: http://www.km-synagogue.orgread less
Description: Tefillah, Parashat Hashuva, Hebrew Reading & Middot for kids in K-5th; Bar or Bat Mitzvah Club for boys and girl ...read moreTefillah, Parashat Hashuva, Hebrew Reading & Middot for kids in K-5th; Bar or Bat Mitzvah Club for boys and girls in 6th-8th; Open to Jewish students regardless of where they attend school; free, aside from a small book fee! Monthly family events also available!
Contact Person: Rabbi Avraham Wagshul;
Email: [email protected];
Address: 9120 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212;
Website: http://hillelhebrew.orgread less
Description: Kesher Hebrew School at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy is the only afternoon Hebrew School located in and using the s ...read moreKesher Hebrew School at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy is the only afternoon Hebrew School located in and using the state of the art facilities and know-how of a modern Jewish day school. Kesher offers classes for elementary and pre Bar/Bat Mitzvah children. Kesher Hebrew School welcomes all Jewish children ages 5-12 to explore our Jewish heritage with hands-on projects and stimulating discussions with expert and cheerful teachers. Ask about Kesher Hebrew School’s special day school skills track! MONDAYS 4:00-5:30 PM PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
• Family events
• Shabbat dinners
• Use cool apps to master Hebrew Vocabulary
• Experienced and warm teachers
• Yummy snacks served
Address: 9120 W Olympic Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: School Office 310.276.6135 Rabbi Avrohom Wagshul MAT 917-225-3558
Website: https://www.hillelhebrew.org/news/project-kesher.htmread less
Description: Keshet is a national, grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexu ...read moreKeshet is a national, grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBTQ Jews and straight allies, Keshet strives to cultivate the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community. read less
Description: Since 1949, LAHHS has served the greater Los Angeles community through the development of a stimulating program of J ...read moreSince 1949, LAHHS has served the greater Los Angeles community through the development of a stimulating program of Judaic and Hebrew education for seventh to twelfth grade students. LAHHS has grown to be one of the largest supplemental Jewish High Schools in the United States offering High School foreign language credit. The L.A. Hebrew High School program is WASC approved, students are eligible to earn high school foreign language credit through their studies in this program. Classes are held on Sunday's at Emek Hebrew Academy and there is a one hour on-line Hebrew component on a weekday. In addition, students attend a Shabbaton Retreat and participate in a wide array of electives designed to provide meaningful experiential learning. LAHHS is partnered with the LA Jewish Federation's Global Teen Twinning program, in 9th grade teens host an Israeli teen for ten days and in 10th grade they travel to Israel for ten days.
Email: [email protected]; Phone: (818) 901-8893; Website: http://www.lahhs.org/read less
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
Description: With countless opportunities to choose from, like social events, internships, unforgettable summer teen programs and ...read moreWith countless opportunities to choose from, like social events, internships, unforgettable summer teen programs and more, the LAJTI website is where it all comes together. You can search for the type of program you’re interested in. And you’re sure to discover new ones you never knew existed. Created for teens and parents alike, if it’s for Jewish teens in LA, you’ll find it on the LAJTI website.
Check it out at JTeensLA.org, or contact [email protected] for more information.
Description: Leo Baeck Temple’s Religious School program is fun, interactive and creative. This year, we begin class virtually ...read moreLeo Baeck Temple’s Religious School program is fun, interactive and creative. This year, we begin class virtually on October 4, and we will offer a mix of online and in person outdoor classes on our beautiful expansive campus as soon as it is safe to do so. We seek to engage the diverse learning styles of our students as they participate in yoga, music, Israeli dancing, art and intellectual discourse. Students learn about the complexity of Torah and Israel through debate and constant inquiry. They become exposed to the rhythms of the Jewish calendar and Jewish holidays by living them and relating them to their everyday interests. One of the most important goals of our program is not only to empower Jewish learners, but also to create community among our students and families. We offer the first year free for children in grades K-2. Contact Person: Betsy Krut; email: [email protected]; Phone: (310) 476-2861 ext. 200; Website: http://www.leobaecktemple.org/rs/read less
Description: Our school provides opportunities for children to develop spiritual and ethical sensitivity; learn the skills to pra ...read moreOur school provides opportunities for children to develop spiritual and ethical sensitivity; learn the skills to practice mitzvot; explore the teachings of Judaism; learn what is means to belong to a community; to do so in a safe, nurturing, stimulating environment under the caring umbrella of PJTC. The programs creatively address the needs of a diverse congregation. Pre-k through 2nd grade: Sunday School classes from 9:30-12:30 on Sunday mornings. Monthly Tot Shabbat and K-2 Family Shabbat services. Services are not required for these age groups, but families are encouraged to attend.
3rd through 7th grade: Classes on Sunday mornings (9:30-12:30) and Tuesday afternoons (4:00-6:00). Friday night programming will be held five times during the year; attendance is required.
PJ Teen Center (8th through 12th grade): One Sunday per month, the teens will have the opportunity to debate hot topics and dive into current events, all using a Jewish lens. Every class session will provide ample time for peer bonding and empowering the teens to shape their own experiences. read less
Description: Religious school at MJCS is an engaging, friendly, and safe place for students to celebrate their heritage. We encou ...read moreReligious school at MJCS is an engaging, friendly, and safe place for students to celebrate their heritage. We encourage our students to develop positive feelings toward history and Israel, to grow spiritually, to build a sense of pride in Judaism, and to engage in tikkun olam–repairing the world–in partnership with God. We also want our young people to feel comfortable in any synagogue, to have the skills and knowledge to perform mitzvot, and to be guided throughout their lives by the values learned from Torah and our evolving tradition. We have a fabulous B’nai Mitzvah program, allowing the kids to celebrate their Jewish heritage and this important milestone. The kids begin the process as early as Kindergarten, introducing them to the beauty and meaning behind this tradition. read less
Description: MAZON’s “This is Hunger” is a powerful, immersive, museum-quality experience that explores who struggles with ...read moreMAZON’s “This is Hunger” is a powerful, immersive, museum-quality experience that explores who struggles with hunger in America and what we can do to take action – all through a Jewish lens. “This Is Hunger” is available by appointment for student and group tours in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Please email [email protected] or visit thisishunger.org to learn more. Please note: The experience is open to all ages. Young children must be accompanied by family groups; student programs are available for 6th grade and up read less
Description: MUSYCA Children's Choir, Under The Direction Of Dr. Mikhail Shtangrud, Now Auditions Singers For Its Several Vo ...read moreMUSYCA Children's Choir, Under The Direction Of Dr. Mikhail Shtangrud, Now Auditions Singers For Its Several Vocal Ensembles
Young people, ages 5-18 who love music and singing are encouraged to audition. No previous choir experience is necessary. MUSYCA singers rehearse after school and sing a wide variety of classical and contemporary music, study musicianship, and get valuable performance experience through concerts, outreach, sound recording, film and TV engagements and touring. The Choir recently returned from the concert tour of Australia and New Zealand. To find out more about the Choir and how to schedule an audition, visit www.musyca.org. Email [email protected] or call 818-554-9933 for more info.
Shomrei Torah Synagogue 7353 Valley Circle Blvd. West Hills, CA 91304
Granada Hills Baptist Church 10949 Zelzah Avenue Granada Hills, CA 91344 read less
Description: Classes are held on Sundays and Mondays at Vista Del Mar.
Nes Gadol deepens Jewish identity, nurtures spiritual gro ...read moreClasses are held on Sundays and Mondays at Vista Del Mar.
Nes Gadol deepens Jewish identity, nurtures spiritual growth, builds confidence and character, and cultivates life-long friendships. Our shared "Mitzvah" Experience is inspired by Sonya Gluckstein, offers neurotypical students the opportunity to partner with students with special needs - both in the New Gadol classroom and for B'nei Mitzvah experiences - whether in Vista Del Mar's on-campus synagogue, or in student's home synagogue. Private tutoring available. Led by Rabbi Jackie Redner.
Phone: 310/836-1223, x395;
Address: 3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034;
Website: http://www.vistadelmar.org/read less
Description: Children entering 4th-8th grade have the opportunity to learn Hebrew as well as Jewish life/holidays. Families that ...read moreChildren entering 4th-8th grade have the opportunity to learn Hebrew as well as Jewish life/holidays. Families that wish to have their children's Bar/Bat Mitzvah here at Nessah, need to enroll their children for 2 years, including the year of Bar/Bat Mitzvah (children attending Jewish day school are exempt).
Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday, 4:20 P.M.-6:20 P.M., throughout the school year.
Phone: (310) 273-2400;
Address: 142 S. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212;
Website: http://nessah.org/nessah-hebrew-school.pdfread less
Description: We offer over 50 classes, and they are all subdivided into age groups (1st-2nd grade, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, middle schoo ...read moreWe offer over 50 classes, and they are all subdivided into age groups (1st-2nd grade, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, middle school, high school, adult, young professionals, etc.)
The sorts of classes we offer vary, as we are open to creating new types of classes if there is a demand for it.
Generally speaking, however, we offer the following:
Various levels of Hebrew language, Israeli spirit and B'nai/B'not Mitzvah classes, Israeli innovation, Enrichment courses (TLV Graffiti arts & culture, Israeli history through song, animation, book club for adults, Israeli women & song, smartphone photography, cooking & baking, creative thinking, Israeli pop culture, personal development, real-life problem-solving for children, and more), and Jewish heroism.
You may contact Shlomit Ovadia with any questions you may have at [email protected].
The fall semester begins the second week of September, and the dates vary for each class. We have classes whose times are more friendly to those living on Eastern time vs Pacific time, and alternating schedules of the same classes to accommodate everyone. Classes run for different lengths of time. Some courses are 5 classes whereas others are 25; this gives people the opportunity to register themselves or their children without having to commit to a large volume of classes and/or if they cannot afford it.
Website: https://ofekhub.org/read less
Description: S.T.A.R. Provides monthly events for 4 age groups, Tikvah (7-9 Years old), Aviv (10-12 Years old), Mitzvah (13-15 Ye ...read moreS.T.A.R. Provides monthly events for 4 age groups, Tikvah (7-9 Years old), Aviv (10-12 Years old), Mitzvah (13-15 Years old), Haverim (16-18 Years old). All events are age appropriate with a high Participant to Supervisor ratio to assure the safety of all of our members.
TOP 10 REASONS TO JOIN STAR:
You will have a great time.
You will meet fun loving people like yourself.
It will help develop your leadership skills.
You will eat great Sephardic food.
You will see places and do things that will blow your mind.
The Madrichim (Advisors) will inspire you to learn & grow.
You will learn about your rich Sephardic heritage.
Rabbi Sakhai will be your best friend
You are helping to secure the future of the Jewish People
Because you deserve it! read less
Description: The Santa Monica Synagogue’s religious school seeks to immerse each child and family in Jewish life and learning. ...read moreThe Santa Monica Synagogue’s religious school seeks to immerse each child and family in Jewish life and learning. Our children’s Jewish identities are deepened and grow ever more meaningful through discussion, study, art, music, and dance; and through their observance of Jewish holidays and life events. Through their study of Jewish history and their experience of Jewish culture, language, ritual and text, our children deepen their spiritual life through prayer, increase their connection with Jews here and throughout the world, and engage in acts of tzedakah (social justice) and tikkun olam (repair of the world). BJE Affiliated. read less
Description: We teach our children Hebrew, Torah, holidays, and Sephardic customs, and we will also incorporate programs that wil ...read moreWe teach our children Hebrew, Torah, holidays, and Sephardic customs, and we will also incorporate programs that will enable our children to experience Sephardic Judaism. We focus on our family and Shabbat programs as much as on our classroom instruction.
Contact Person: Liat Yardeni-Funk;
Email: [email protected];
Phone: (310) 475-8493;
Address: 10500 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024;
Website: http://sephardictemple.org/class-page/read less
Description: Sharsheret provides meaningful ways for b’nai mitzvah to include a chessed component in their celebrations. As the ...read moreSharsheret provides meaningful ways for b’nai mitzvah to include a chessed component in their celebrations. As they reach this important milestone in their lives, Sharsheret works with b’nai mitzvah individually to develop a project that meets their specific interest and needs. read less
Description: The Junior Fellowship offers pre-post Bar/Bat Mitzvah age teens the opportunity to fulfill community service project ...read moreThe Junior Fellowship offers pre-post Bar/Bat Mitzvah age teens the opportunity to fulfill community service projects and hours in a fun and meaningful way. Junior fellows will develop their public speaking/advocacy and communication skills with teens from all over the Greater Los Angeles area.
Sherut L'Olam provides a space for teens to explore social and environmental issues, give value to their voice and empower them to engage with the world. Informed and inspired by Jewish tradition and ethics, Sherut L’Olam draws on environmental and social justice activists as well as experts in public speaking, team building, and communication.
The Sherut L'Olam Junior Fellowship runs from December 2019 - March 2020.
Sunday, November 3, 2019 Opening Program @ Camp Alonim
January 31 - February 2, 2020 Weekend #1 @ Camp Alonim
March 20-22, 2020 Weekend #2 @ Camp Alonim
The program includes:
Two-weekend retreats at Shalom Institute
Advocacy skills development and issue-oriented Sunday sessions
25+ hours of community service read less
Description: Sherut L'Olam provides a space for teens to explore social and environmental issues, give value to their voice ...read moreSherut L'Olam provides a space for teens to explore social and environmental issues, give value to their voice and empower them to engage with the world. Informed and inspired by Jewish tradition and ethics, Sherut L’Olam draws on environmental and social justice activists as well as experts in public speaking, team building and communication. In addition to gaining a greater understanding of important issues of the day, Sheruters will develop the skills to teach and model what they have learned in a more confident and effective manner. Sherut L’Olam brings together teens from across Southern California: the South Bay, Westside, and the Conejo, San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.
The Sherut L'Olam Senior Fellowship runs from October 2019 - April 2020.
The program includes:
October 13, 2019 Opening Program @ Camp Alonim
December 13-15, 2019 Weekend #1 @ Camp Alonim
February 28 - March 1, 2020 Weekend #2 @ Camp Alonim
April 3-5, 2020 - Weekend #3 @ Camp Alonim
Advocacy skills development and issue-oriented Sunday sessions
35+ hours community service read less
Description: What does the Shomrei Torah Synagogue Religious School offer your child? As you enter through the doors of the Shomr ...read moreWhat does the Shomrei Torah Synagogue Religious School offer your child? As you enter through the doors of the Shomrei Torah Synagogue Religious School, you will be immersed in a high energy learning environment, rich with the spirit of Judaism and community. Our Religious School is a place where students learn to appreciate the fullness of Judaism and gain a sense of their Jewish self. These connections are made through song and prayer, art and dance, laughter and joy, field trips and family education, friendships and the building of special memories. read less
Description: This program offers: A place for teens to engage in authentic, empowering, and meaningful discussions in a Jewish co ...read moreThis program offers: A place for teens to engage in authentic, empowering, and meaningful discussions in a Jewish community of their peers.
Once a month gatherings at SIJCC.
Connection to a nationwide program with core curriculum and other east side teens.
Mentors who have been trained through Moving Traditions.
The Jewish Learning Center and Moving Traditions have partnered to present a new teen program at the SIJCC starting in the 2016-17 school year.
Questions? Email [email protected]. read less
Description: Classes meet at the SIJCC two Sundays each month from 9:00-11:00am. (Approximately 18 sessions per year.) There is a ...read moreClasses meet at the SIJCC two Sundays each month from 9:00-11:00am. (Approximately 18 sessions per year.) There is a parking lot entrance off of Effie, and gate codes are required (provided upon enrollment). We may also meet around town in parks, people’s homes and cafes when it is appropriate to the lesson. Kindergarten - 8th grades.
Simcha – Focus on the joy of learning and Jewish identity
Kehillah - Create a community where families will engage in and celebrate Jewish life
Dor l’dor - Engage in multi-generational learning and develop family rituals and connections that reflect our individual beliefs
Historia - Understand the history of the Jewish people, and the influence it has on our present and future
Tarbut - Immerse in Jewish arts & culture
Tzedek - Act upon our tradition’s commitment to justice, both within our community & the greater world
She’elah - Encourage an open environment for questioning, while exploring a variety of perspectives of the Jewish tradition
We use the Responsive Classroom model for learning, where social interaction and process are equally as important as academic learning. We encourage positive teacher language, avoid rewards systems, and establish self-rules for the classroom.
We are supporters of interfaith marriage, and any families of varying backgrounds who are choosing to explore Jewish heritage.
When discussing lifecycle events we work toward reimagining rituals for the modern family, including the open support of gay marriage and single parents.
While G-d is often a character in Jewish story or the center of Jewish prayers, we do not impose a theistic belief on our students. We give students options and keep ideas open, while remaining truthful to the content.
Stories from the Torah are taught as mythology with historical context.
Ethics are socially focused, rather than externally imposed. G-d is part of our intellectual discussion, but not our moral dictator. We examine how human beings benefit from morality, such as: Shalom Bayit (peace in the home), Tikkun Olam (Repairing the world), and Hachnasat orchim (Welcoming guests).
We believe in providing all people with accessibility to Jewish history, culture and community. read less
Description: Featuring Nes Gadol, a Vista Del Mar Jewish Life Program, this class will provide a multi-sensory and dynamic Jewis ...read moreFeaturing Nes Gadol, a Vista Del Mar Jewish Life Program, this class will provide a multi-sensory and dynamic Jewish education for children and teens with autism and other special needs. We seek to provide a sacred space to deepen Jewish identity, learn social skills based in Jewish values, practice tikkun olam, experience joy and create life-long friendships. Classes meet on Sundays from 11:30AM-12:30PM. For more information, please contact: Rabbi Nicole Guzik or Jessica;
Email: [email protected] or [email protected];
Phone: (310) 481-3234;
Address: 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024;
Website: http://sinaitemple.orgread less
Description: Spring Courses: Sunday dates: 3/15, 3/29, 4/19, 4/26
At Chai School, Judaism is...
AN EXPLORATION. Students are ex ...read moreSpring Courses: Sunday dates: 3/15, 3/29, 4/19, 4/26
At Chai School, Judaism is...
AN EXPLORATION. Students are expected to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and push the boundaries of what Judaism is, was, and could be.
RELEVANT. At the end of each year, we meet with our students and develop our course catalog based on their specific requests and feedback. But more than that, you choose the courses that you take. Whatever your reason - a course topic is particularly appealing to you, a friend is in a certain class, or you love a specific educator - your courses are your choice.
COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR REALITY. We hear you: high school is tough, it's busy, and your schedule changes every 5 minutes. That's why we've designed Chai School with flexibility in mind. We offer courses in the Fall, Winter, and Spring, on Sunday mornings and on certain weekday afternoons. You can sign up for as few as one course or as many as six. How many courses you take, which courses you take, and the time of year you participate in Chai School is up to you.
Questions? Contact us at 310-481-3232 or [email protected]. read less
Description: We are committed to instilling a strong connection to the Jewish tradition, Israel and the community at large. Our a ...read moreWe are committed to instilling a strong connection to the Jewish tradition, Israel and the community at large. Our accredited, nurturing, and enthusiastic staff are passionate about teaching children the joy of Judaism. Starting in our elementary grades, we ‘do’ hands-on Judaism, through art, movement in music/tefillah (prayer) and cooking. On Sunday mornings we ‘dance’ Judaism.
In our upper grades, we continue to study Torah stories, Hebrew, Tefillah (prayer), and Israel. We have a unique Na’aseh program (5th-7th grades) that offers flexibility to our families, elective choices for our students and experiential education. We offer synagogue sleepovers and weekend camp retreats in order to build our community and celebrate the beautiful Shabbat and Havdallah ceremonies together. We believe in the value of nurturing and developing the Jewish Identity of our students.
WHAT MAKES SINAI TEMPLE RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SPECIAL?
*Passionate, Enthusiastic and Accredited Faculty
*Na’aseh Experiential Education
*Nationally recognized Senior Rabbi David Wolpe and Clergy
*Student Leadership Initiatives
*Witness to Witness Holocaust Survivor Program,
*A Bar and Bat Mitzvah Program for Children with Special Needs
*Derech HaLimud Hebrew Program
*Tech Curriculum created with Judaic content for each grade read less
Description: The Religious School is a link in the long chain of excellence in Stephen S. Wise Temple Schools. Graduates of the ...read moreThe Religious School is a link in the long chain of excellence in Stephen S. Wise Temple Schools. Graduates of the Religious School are knowledgeable Jews who are comfortable with their Jewish identity. The School helps them to develop an inner spiritual life that is connected to the Temple community and the global Jewish community. Students explore Jewish practice, history, belief, love for Israel and the Jewish people, and an understanding of their obligation to make the world a better place, through fun and innovative teaching techniques. The program is further enriched by involvement in Hebrew study, music, Krav Maga, Jewish Art, Israeli Dance, T'fillah (prayer services), and family participatory programs.
NEW PROGRAM FOR 2010/2011!!! Stephen S. Wise Temple Religious School is proud to introduce iLearn, a flexible and innovative new pilot program for Grade 4 students! We know students live in an ever-evolving world - with technology, the Internet, digital games, and mobile technology. While adults may have a hard time staying current with so much change, our children - are what some call, "digital natives." Our new program will integrate technology into every area of the learning community, including teaching instruction, student collaboration, student work, and evaluation. In addition we are proud to collaborate with the Union of Reform Judaism to present the Chai Curriculum in its first ever digital format! iLearn requires a two-day commitment: Sundays from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Stephen S. Wise Temple Religious School
Wednesdays from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at home, school, or anywhere your child can log on to a computer for our “Virtual Classroom”.
Contact Person: Andrea Gardenhour;
Email: [email protected];
Phone: (310) 889-2211;
Address: 15500 Stephen S. Wise Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90077;
Website: http://www.wisela.org/rs/home.aspxread less
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
Description: The Tivnu Gap Year program is nine months of hands-on Jewish social justice engagement in Portland, Oregon for 17- t ...read moreThe Tivnu Gap Year program is nine months of hands-on Jewish social justice engagement in Portland, Oregon for 17- to 20-year-olds. Participants live together, create community, discover the Pacific Northwest, and explore connections between Jewish life and social justice with their heads, hands, and hearts.
Among their other activities, Tivnu participants intern with local grass-roots organizations. They plant sustainable gardens and learn about nutrition with elementary school children, prepare and serve meals at a café for people experiencing homelessness, tutor at-risk youth in an alternative high school, build homes with Habitat for Humanity, and more.
2019-2020 Important Dates:
Arrive in Portland: Aug 26, 2019
Thanksgiving Break: Nov 24 – Dec 2, 2019
Winter Break: Dec 23, 2019 – Jan 14, 2020
Passover Break: Apr 7 – 19, 2020
Depart for Home: May 20, 2020 read less
Description: Temple Adat Elohim Religious School opens gateways to Jewish life as we inspire and engage students and their famili ...read moreTemple Adat Elohim Religious School opens gateways to Jewish life as we inspire and engage students and their families in the beauty of living and learning Jewishly.
Our unique educational experience reflects our congregation's mission of promoting spiritual growth, connectedness and a desire to heal the world. Our families and our community live and learn Mitzvot, Torah, Jewish values, a love of Israel, Tikun Olam, and prayer. We offer a stimulating and nourishing environment where learning is for everyone and not beyond anyone. Temple Adat Elohim Religious School creates meaningful lasting memories, cultivates a love of Judaism and supports intentional Jewish living.
Our school is further enriched by weekly Tefillah, Art, and Dance sessions. We look forward to welcoming you into our wonderful community. read less
Description: Temple Ahavat Shalom provides a place for our students to explore and learn about their Judaism. Whether in person ...read moreTemple Ahavat Shalom provides a place for our students to explore and learn about their Judaism. Whether in person or online, TAS offers an engaging, relevant, and innovative curriculum focusing on making Judaism come alive for our students. In our Chai program 8th-12th) grade we offer an emergent curriculum that addresses the needs and questions our teens are facing in their everyday lives. Beginning in Kindergarten and continuing through 12th grade, we offer educational, social, and religious programming for everyone. For more information contact Rabbi Dalia Samansky at [email protected] or call 818.360.2258. Website: https://www.tasnorthridge.org/religious-school/read less
Description: Temple Akiba strives to provide our students with a Reform Jewish Education. The goal of Jewish Education within the ...read moreTemple Akiba strives to provide our students with a Reform Jewish Education. The goal of Jewish Education within the Reform Movement is the deepening of Jewish experience and knowledge for all liberal Jews, in order to strengthen faith in God, love of Torah and identification with the Jewish people through involvement in the synagogue and participation in Jewish life. We believe that Judaism contains answers to the challenges and questions confronting the human spirit, and that only a knowledgeable Jew can successfully discover these answers. Such Jews will strengthen the fabric of Jewish life and ensure the future of Judaism and the Jewish people. Students in K through 3rd are expected to attend on Sundays; 4th-7th graders attend on Sundays and Tuesdays; 8th-10th graders attend on Mondays.
Contact Person: Randee Bishoff;
Email: [email protected];
Phone: (310) 398-5783;
Address: 5249 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230;
Website: http://www.templeakiba.net/learning.asp?pid=25read less
Description: Receive leadership training, lead programs large and small for camp Yofi, gain hands-on experience working in classr ...read moreReceive leadership training, lead programs large and small for camp Yofi, gain hands-on experience working in classrooms, participate in off-site teen-only programs, get CPR certified, and pick the schedule that is best for your summer plans.
Please fill out the form to register your teens for our Summer Camp Yofi CIT program. If you have any questions, please contact our Youth Director, Avi Vogel, at (818)346-3545 or [email protected]. https://templealiyah.org/teensummer/read less
Description: Temple Aliyah's award-winning religious school is dedicated to providing our children with a quality Jewish edu ...read moreTemple Aliyah's award-winning religious school is dedicated to providing our children with a quality Jewish education in a loving and interactive learning environment. Our program stresses parent participation and education, holiday enrichment activities, community projects, speakers and field trips to help strengthen the connection between our children and the Synagogue, their homes and the Jewish community. Curriculum is age-appropriate and stresses the development of Hebrew skills, Judaic knowledge and commitment to the Jewish people and Israel through exploration of Jewish rituals and spiritual growth. http://templealiyah.org/schools-and-youth/religious-school/read less
Description: At the Religious School, our focus is a student-centered, experiential approach, where children learn Hebrew languag ...read moreAt the Religious School, our focus is a student-centered, experiential approach, where children learn Hebrew language and literacy, Torah and Tanach stories, Jewish values, prayers, holidays and life cycle events through the creative methodology of drama, art, music, dance, yoga, games, and sensory-based
activities. Students learn to read and write Hebrew and understand basic Hebrew vocabulary with the intention to participate confidentially in any synagogue service. B'nai Mitzvah training is a priority and we have a staff of credentialed, experienced teachers. Our goal is to produce students who have a strong sense of Jewish identity, understand their role in the world and value community participation. read less
Description: The Pressman Academy Religious School is now offering 2-7 grade two-day a week classes on Tuesday from 4-6 pm and Su ...read moreThe Pressman Academy Religious School is now offering 2-7 grade two-day a week classes on Tuesday from 4-6 pm and Sunday from 9-12 pm! Our K and 1st grade classes will continue on Sunday from 9-12 pm. We offer students from K-7 Grade an innovative curriculum that presents traditional subjects in a new and exciting way. Our program exposes your child to Jewish culture's great ideas, events, personalities, stories and songs, Hebrew language, Torah, t'fillot and Mitzvot, holidays and customs, and Jewish and Israeli history. We encourage your child to love and value Judaism and commit to tikkun olam. We provide opportunities to participate in holiday programs, class services, and field trips, and to join in ritual life as Conservative Jews. Your family can live a richer Jewish life through our unique "It's Cool to Go to Shul," Family Education Sunday, and parent education programs. read less
Description: At Temple Beth Hillel Religious School, we believe that each individual has the right and the ability to claim the r ...read moreAt Temple Beth Hillel Religious School, we believe that each individual has the right and the ability to claim the richness and heritage of Judaism and gain a sense of self-understanding. We aim to make Jewish life real for both our students and their families. We strive to fulfill our school's mission through song and prayer, art and dance, laughter and joy, field trips and dialogues, friendships and the building of special memories. Temple Beth Hillel has Religious School programs for K-12th grade. Synagogue membership is required. read less
Description: The Temple Beth Israel Religious School is dedicated to the education and enculturation of our children. Our program ...read moreThe Temple Beth Israel Religious School is dedicated to the education and enculturation of our children. Our program is designed to present a broad base of Jewish knowledge in order to foster faith in God, a love of Torah, and a strong identification with K'lal Yisrael (the Jewish people.) The curriculum begins with Pre-Kindergarten and continues through Confirmation, with B'nai Mitzvah as a significant landmark along the way. It includes: Hebrew/T'fillah (prayer), Tanach (Jewish Bible), social justice, Shabbat, holiday observance, Jewish history, Jewish arts & culture, Jewish life cycle,
values & ethics, Israel. read less
Description: At Temple Emanuel's Religious School, we believe that experiencing and living Judaism is preferable to "le ...read moreAt Temple Emanuel's Religious School, we believe that experiencing and living Judaism is preferable to "learning about"Judaism. Our approach to Jewish education centers around project-based classrooms in which all the students work in small groups on Torah, holiday, and Judaica project units. These culminate in a "Hagigah" (community celebration) during which students present their work . Our Hebrew program is unique, in that all students study in one room, the "Beit Midrash", to learn to read and understand Hebrew prayers and more. In the Fall, we will offer a one day per week program for students in grades K-7.
Contact Person: Sarah Hartnig;
Email: [email protected];
Phone: (310) 409-2950;
Address: 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211;
Description: The Confirmation Program (8-10) provides a diverse curriculum. Students attend a core class that covers a specific t ...read moreThe Confirmation Program (8-10) provides a diverse curriculum. Students attend a core class that covers a specific topic for each grade. Students discuss anti-Semitism, Bioethics, cults, the Holocaust, modern Jewish heroes and other relevant issues in terms of the Jewish ethical, moral and legal response according to Jewish law. Through discussions about current events in Israel, they gain a better understanding of Israeli government and politics. They also have a choice of electives, including self-defense, ceramics, scrapbooking, Jewish videos and Judaism through science fiction and fantasy, Bible studies, Israeli dancing, Jewish cooking, drama and more. Dinner seminars are a highlight of the Confirmation Program. Parents are invited to join students to hear various speakers provide valuable information about current topics. The 10th grade students lead Shavuot Services at which time they are confirmed.
Temple Etz Chaim Religious School was selected to be one of five religious schools for the southern California region to pilot the curriculum called “Facing History and Ourselves.” The subject matter is an in depth exploration into the Holocaust and human behavior.
The Post Confirmation Program (11-12) provides students with an opportunity to continue their Jewish education while remaining involved in synagogue life. Students study Torah, discuss current events and explore ethical issues with Rabbi Spiegel. The format of the class allows students to express themselves candidly in a non-judgmental environment. The program was originally conceived after students leaving the Confirmation Program asked how they could continue their studies at Temple Etz Chaim. read less
Description: At Temple Etz Chaim, we feel the important responsibility of providing our students with an excellent Jewish educati ...read moreAt Temple Etz Chaim, we feel the important responsibility of providing our students with an excellent Jewish education. Our school's critical role is to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for our students to function responsibly in the Jewish Community. Religious education will help to enable future generations to live productive and meaningful lives as Americans and Jews. The overarching goals of the Temple Etz Chaim Religious School are to: 1) Develop children who want to live as Jews, 2) Provide the skills and knowledge to live a Jewish life, 3) Provide moral and character development , 4) Provide family education. read less
Description: In our Torah it is written and in our prayers we recite "and you will teach them diligently to your children.&q ...read moreIn our Torah it is written and in our prayers we recite "and you will teach them diligently to your children." It is this scriptural basis that provides the inspiration for our school. Learning is not the mere acquisition of subject matter. Real learning is a process of growth and transformation of personality and values. Temple Isaiah Religious School is a caring community where everyone learns and participates in a wide variety of age-appropriate programs and activities. Our program emphasizes small classes and warm relationships, where our students will develop a positive Jewish identity through a comprehensive exploration of Judaism. Our program is enriched with music, dance, art, library visits, and youth group activities.
Contact Person: Carla Kopf;
Email: ca[email protected];
Phone: (310) 277-2661;
Address: 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064;
Website: http://www.templeisaiah.com/religious-schoolread less
Description: TIOH's Religious School offers a Primary Program for Grades K-3 (Sunday mornings) and 4-6 (Sunday mornings and ...read moreTIOH's Religious School offers a Primary Program for Grades K-3 (Sunday mornings) and 4-6 (Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons). Younger students are introduced to Jewish learning through music, stories, Israeli dance, games, and arts and crafts. They learn about Jewish holidays, have exposure to the Hebrew language, and engage in age appropriate, interactive tefillah. Family programs, TOTally Shabbat experiences and shared school, congregational and communal events form the context that each student begins to develop a meaningful Jewish identity. Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah age students address the many issues important in preparation. Experiential learning, discussions, and activities continue as they explore their Jewish identities.
Phone: (323) 876-8330 X 6001
Address: 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Website: http://www.tioh.org/education/religious_school.phpread less
Description: Our school offers a variety of Religious School Programs that empower you to help your children live more meaningful ...read moreOur school offers a variety of Religious School Programs that empower you to help your children live more meaningful Jewish lives. Contact Phone: 818/342-3177
Our Traditional Religious School Program creates an environment for children to deepen Jewish experience and knowledge for all Jews, in order to strengthen faith in God, love of Torah, and identification with the Jewish way of live. Through many programs centered in classrooms, through the arts, and in our Sanctuary and Chapel, our goal is to empower you to help your children live meaningful Jewish lives. Our schedule follows the regular school calendar, enabling us to work with your child around Jewish holidays and with a varied curriculum that is age appropriate. Contact Email: [email protected] or call (818) 342-3177.
The Kvutzah or Kesher Programs provide your child with unique opportunities to learn Hebrew and prayers either privately, in pairs, or in the classroom. Students in single or paired tutoring participate in twenty-five 45 minute weekly Hebrew sessions in which tutors come to your home. This allows students to move at their own pace and receive personalized attention. Students participating in Kvutzah Group Tutoring (small groups) will meet on Campus on Sundays mornings, Monday afternoons, or Wednesday afternoons. Hebrew class is in addition to the camp component for grades 4th – 6th. For information contact: Rebecca Platt at [email protected].
NISAYON: Enroll your child (K-6th grader) in a program that includes a two week camp-style session in the summer, a one week camp-style session in the winter, and six family programs throughout the year, all instead of coming every week! For information contact: Rebecca Platt at [email protected]. read less
Description: PreK Program - Monthly program
For students entering Kindergarten in the following school year. Students will learn ...read morePreK Program - Monthly program
For students entering Kindergarten in the following school year. Students will learn about Shabbat and Jewish holidays through art, stories, music, and dance. Make new friends and create a love of Judaism.
Traditional Sunday (K-3rd Grade) Tuesday (K-6th Grade)
The Temple Kol Tikvah Religious School supports students in forming
their Jewish identity through the teaching of Jewish heritage, culture
and values, along with Hebrew, prayer and the cycles of Jewish life. The
Religious School provides an opportunity for fellowship and friendship
in an environment that welcomes and nurtures students and families and
encourages active participation. The Religious School at Kol Tikvah is a place where the students discover the joy of learning and appreciation for the Jewish tradition. Our objective is to create as many positive Jewish learning experiences for our students as possible.
Monthly Camp Option
Do you love camp and want to learn in a fun and engaging environment?
Come to Chodesh, a monthly camp program on Sundays. Students will learn about Judaism at Camp Alonim they will not only engage in educational programming, but will make use of the facility with the climbing wall, hiking, art, and sports. The program is also complimented by a flexible Hebrew program so students can prepare for their Bnai Mitzvah. For information call, Rabbi Becky Hoffman, Temple Kol Tikvah 818-348-0670, ext 209
*Individualized Bnai Mitzvah Program*
Don’t worry, we have the solution, Temple Kol Tikvah’s Yad B’Yad is an
Individualized Bnai Mitzvah Program. Each Bnai Mitzvah is crafted by the
child, the clergy and the family. The goal is to create an experience that is meaningful for the entire family. Geared toward day school students, children with learning challenges, long distance learners and time limited learners. It can be started up to two months prior to your child’s Bnai Mitzvah date. Call 818-348-0670, ext 212 for details! read less
Description: Temple Menorah strives to provide each of its students, in partnership with the home, with a quality Reform Jewish e ...read moreTemple Menorah strives to provide each of its students, in partnership with the home, with a quality Reform Jewish education. This includes but is not limited to developing a strong appreciation for and understanding of: Hebrew language and prayer, Jewish values and tradition, social responsibility and community. We want each of our students to establish a positive attitude and relationship with Judaism and the synagogue. This connection becomes the catalyst for building a strong Jewish identity and cultivating a lifetime commitment to the Jewish people. read less
Description: The Religious School strives to create a rich, vibrant learning environment in which we can nourish our children ...read moreThe Religious School strives to create a rich, vibrant learning environment in which we can nourish our children's growing Jewish identities, create a community of peers that is part of the larger community at Temple Ramat Zion and the global Jewish community, and build the skills that children will need to be participatory members of their community. A place where our children can learn new skills and ideas, struggle with questions of theology, meaning, and connection at an age-appropriate level, and test what they have learned through prayer, discussion, and interaction with Temple Ramat Zion clergy. Family synagogue participation in services, Hebrew School events, and social action projects will further enrich children's Jewish education. read less
Description: Sunday religious school classes are available for students in K-7th grade. Curricula are designed around specific Ju ...read moreSunday religious school classes are available for students in K-7th grade. Curricula are designed around specific Judaic topics that vary for different grades.
Hebrew education typically begins in fourth grade. Our Hebrew curriculum comes from Behrman House, the world's largest publisher of Jewish educational materials. Its focus is fluent reading and comprehension of the basic prayer service. Students prepare for Bar or Bat Mitzvah over several years through the regular Hebrew and Religious School curricula, and during the Bar or Bat Mitzvah year they attend an additional special class. Each Bar or Bat Mitzvah student also receives several hours of private tutoring. Students in 8-10 grades attend Metivta, our high school program leading to Confirmation. Students select four quarter-long courses each year. Tenth graders prepare their own service of Confirmation. read less
Description: Our new Bar and Bat Mitzvah Program is an innovative, affordable and accessible program designed for unaffiliated Je ...read moreOur new Bar and Bat Mitzvah Program is an innovative, affordable and accessible program designed for unaffiliated Jews to have a meaningful and moving Bar or Bat Mitzvah experience.
6 Sundays, 11-noon. Wonderful classes for boys & girls and their parents on key Jewish concepts with inspiring & dynamic speakers! Free; starts May 5. Synagogue use available for ceremony, no membership required!
Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 310 429-7010
Website: www.thecommunityshul.com/birthrite/ read less
Description: The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles is supporting a pilot project that brings our films and customized study guide ...read moreThe Jewish Federation of Los Angeles is supporting a pilot project that brings our films and customized study guide into Jewish day schools, religious schools, summer camps and other organizations that provide programming for Jewish youth. We orient teachers, administrators and other educators on the latest issues facing transgender and gender expansive youth, and train them on how to use our resources in the classroom to create inclusive communities, all seen through the lens of Jewish values and teachings. read less
Description: The Adat Ari El Jewish Learning Community offers a place for students grades Kindergarten through 6 grades to embrac ...read moreThe Adat Ari El Jewish Learning Community offers a place for students grades Kindergarten through 6 grades to embrace their Judaism through active learning, social action, and community. Our students acquire more than knowledge of customs and tradition. They are also imbued with a sense of belonging and a pride in their Judaism. The Adat Ari El Jewish Learning Community is affiliated with BJE: Builders of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles. read less
Description: We at University Synagogue believe that the purpose of Religious School is:
To instill a sense of pride in a chil ...read moreWe at University Synagogue believe that the purpose of Religious School is:
To instill a sense of pride in a child’s Jewish heritage and an appreciation of the beauty of Jewish tradition as guided by the principles of Reform Judaism.
To teach Judaism and Jewish living for the next generation and develop an understanding of where each individual fits into the community.
To teach the how and why of Judaism in order to create a positive Jewish identity that makes for a long-lasting and meaningful connection to Judaism.
To acquire Hebrew skills in order to understand and make personal meaning from prayers, to participate in prayer services around the world, and to connect with others in Jewish settings across the globe.
To foster a love of the land and dream of Israel as a Jewish country with democratic ideals.
To promote a sense of commonality and connection with Jews around the world.
To help students develop their own relationship to Judaism through inquiry, problem solving and discovery.
Marianne Crawford, Religious School Administrator [email protected]. Phone: (310) 472-1255;
Address: 11960 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049;
Website: http://unisyn.orgread less
Description: We are the Far West region of USY, spanning Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Hawaii. USY ...read moreWe are the Far West region of USY, spanning Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Hawaii. USY is USCJ’s youth movement for Conservative Jewish teens across North America. For more than 60 years, USY has taught young Jews the values and skills they need to become exceptional leaders in their religious and secular communities. read less
Description: The Etz Chaim Learning Center seeks to guide each child's development in acquiring his or her own positive sens ...read moreThe Etz Chaim Learning Center seeks to guide each child's development in acquiring his or her own positive sense of Jewish identity. Positive Jewish identity is developed and acquired through 1) gaining reverence for and actively participating in Jewish practices and traditions; 2) gaining both a broad perspective and certain depth of Jewish knowledge through study of Hebrew Bible, rabbinic literature, and Jewish history; 3) appreciation and active study of the Hebrew language; 4) appreciation, celebration, and study of the State of Israel; and 5) the practice and habit of tzedakah and gemilut chasadim (acts of loving-kindness)
Classes meet Tuesdays 4:00PM-6:15PM and Sundays from 9:30AM-11:45AM * Website: www.facebook.com/etzchaimlearningcenter
Contact Email:[email protected]
Contact Phone:(818) 530-4046 read less
Description: Teens explore their spirituality, examine their morality and create a positive teen community in the comfort of a pr ...read moreTeens explore their spirituality, examine their morality and create a positive teen community in the comfort of a private home. Each class is experiential and taught through pop culture, self-discovery topics and interactive activities. Meets every-other-week and includes dinner. Contact Carla Adivi, Program Director at [email protected]; Phone: 818-870-0459; www.vosla.org read less
Description: Location: Two Campuses Offer Religious School - One in West Los Angeles and the other in the heart of Los Angeles.
...read moreLocation: Two Campuses Offer Religious School - One in West Los Angeles and the other in the heart of Los Angeles.
The Wilshire Boulevard Temple Religious School begins in Kindergarten and continues through 12th grade. Creating an atmosphere for students as their Jewish home away from home, all of our programs encourage meaningful and fun learning in an engaging environment. With our dynamic clergy and staff, we partner with our parents to instill a strong sense of belonging, community, and connection to our school, synagogue, the broader Jewish community, Israel and the modern world. Our dynamic post B’nei Mitzvah programs and opportunities continue to encourage our teaching that each one of us is B’tzelem Elohim (in the image of God) - We each have a purpose to our lives and each of us has a responsibility to leave the world a better place.
Contact Person: Sherryl Pinsker;
Email: [email protected];
Phone: (424) 208-8906;
Address: 11661 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064;
Website: http://www.wbtla.org/religiousschoolread less
Description: Wise Temple Youth (WTY) is about bringing teens together and helping them find where they fit socially and spiritual ...read moreWise Temple Youth (WTY) is about bringing teens together and helping them find where they fit socially and spiritually, while creating experiences that are relevant and meaningful to them now when they need it.
We are proud that over one hundred WTY teens are finding their place in Temple life here at Wise through our many WTY opportunities including:
Madrichim program (grade 9-12 teacher’s assistants in the Religious School)
Leaders-in-Training and Co-Counselors (grade 10-12) at Camp Wise
NFTY retreat participants (grade 9-12 national Jewish youth group)
Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girls Thing (grade 7-11 at WTY on Sundays)
Hot Topics for High School (grade 9-12 at WTY on Sundays)
Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood (grade 7 at WTY on Sundays)
WTY Student Board (grade 9-12)
Freedom School servant leader interns
B'nai Mitzvah Project Planning and Training
If you are interested in getting involved, contact us at [email protected] or 310.889.2263.
Address: 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90077;
Website: http://www.wisela.org/WTY/read less