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: 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: Boys Trip
Departure 1: July 3 - 24, 2022
Departure 2: July 10 - 31, 2022
Departure 1: July 3 - ...read moreBoys Trip
Departure 1: July 3 - 24, 2022
Departure 2: July 10 - 31, 2022
Departure 1: July 3 - 24, 2022
Departure 2: July 10 - 31, 2022
Open to Jewish girls currently in grades 9-12
Explore the heart-stirring sites of the Jewish trial and triumph on a quest to discover the indomitable spirit and strength of our people.
SAMPLE CITIES AND SITES WE WILL VISIT
In Poland - Warsaw, Lublin, Krakow, Treblinka, Majdanek, Auschwitz-Birkenau
In Israel - Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Tiberias, Tzfat, Be’er Sheva, Kotel (Western Wall),
Machane Yehudah, Masada, Ein Gedi Oasis, Dead Sea, Army Base, Kibbutzim,
Boat cruise on the Kineret, Camel riding, Packing and delivering care packages to IDF soldiers, Hiking, Jeeping, Rafting.
This trip includes 8 hours of community service.
718-467-4400 x 4339
[email protected]read less
Description: Open to students in grades 7-12
Program dates: July 11-15, 2022, Time: 10 AM - 3 PM
This interactive art workshop ...read moreOpen to students in grades 7-12
Program dates: July 11-15, 2022, Time: 10 AM - 3 PM
This interactive art workshop offers students the opportunity to speak with Holocaust survivors and learn from art mentors to explore the conversations between art, history, memory, resiliency, and inspiration. Students will dialogue and work with Holocaust survivors to create a visual journal art piece, exploring themes of identity, storytelling, and social action.
No prior art skills are required, just an interest and motivation in learning from the last generation of Holocaust survivors. read less
Description: Accelerated training week of 7/11 and 7/18.
10 am - 2 pm via zoom
An app where teens can support their peers. Appl ...read moreAccelerated training week of 7/11 and 7/18.
10 am - 2 pm via zoom
An app where teens can support their peers. Apply today to help teens worldwide and make an impact this summer read less
Description: 2022 ArtsFest will take place in San Diego, CA from July 31 to August 7, 2022.
A week-long summer arts experience ...read more2022 ArtsFest will take place in San Diego, CA from July 31 to August 7, 2022.
A week-long summer arts experience like no other!
JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is filled with workshops, performance exhibitions, 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: 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: 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: Through the David Labkovski Program, students become empowered to teach peers about the Holocaust and its history th ...read moreThrough the David Labkovski Program, students become empowered to teach peers about the Holocaust and its history through art delving into areas of discrimination, bigotry and antisemitism.
The DLP runs two sessions. The first is from October 17, 2021 through February 2022, and the second session is from March 2022 through June 2022. Each session consists of 6-8 virtual 60-minute class sessions and two one-on-one sessions with the Director of Education. Each session culminates in an international virtual exhibit
Now in its third year, the David Labkovski Project International Student Docent Training program is for middle and high school students to learn about the Holocaust in a way that transfers ownership and responsibility onto students so they can educate their peers.
The mission of the David Labkovski Project: Documenting History through Art is to engage students through Labkovski’s artwork in order to begin constructive conversations about the dangers of hatred, bigotry, racism, and antisemitism.
Applicants need to apply for the program. The program is fully funded, and there is no fee to participate. 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: 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!
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: 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 an 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: https://www.km-synagogue.org/learning/religious-school/read 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: 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: a[email protected]; Phone: (818) 901-8893; Website: http://www.lahhs.org/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: Calling 11th and 12th graders who serve as Jewish student leaders on their high school campuses!
Join this inaugu ...read moreCalling 11th and 12th graders who serve as Jewish student leaders on their high school campuses!
Join this inaugural opportunity to engage in dynamic and authentic conversations, and explore identity, equity, justice, and other current issues related to Jewish identity and values. Fellows Participants will also be empowered to bring these issues and conversations back to their own campuses.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Meeting monthly from October through May, participants will be guided by an experienced Jewish educator/group leader, who will support teen leaders in conversation and prepare meaningful programs to bring back to the groups they lead at their schools. They will experience sessions from a variety of Moving Traditions programs, and then brainstorm ways together to share programs with their peers.
In addition to their group leader, the group will also be supported by an advisor, a Moving Traditions lay leader, who will be available to help connect them to speakers from other Jewish organizations and causes to bring to their campuses to supplement the Moving Traditions program content.
At the end of the program, participants will receive certificates acknowledging what they have accomplished on their campus as an LA Jewish Teen Leader. 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: 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: 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 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.
Advocacy skills development and issue-oriented Sunday sessions
35+ hours community service 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: 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 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 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: 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 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: 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: [email protected];
Phone: (310) 277-2661;
Address: 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064;
Website: https://www.templeisaiah.com/religiousschoolread 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: For College and High School Students (in separate cohorts)
Orientation on July 1, 2021
The Kadima Fellowship dates ...read moreFor College and High School Students (in separate cohorts)
Orientation on July 1, 2021
The Kadima Fellowship dates are July 5th to August 13th
Weekly Leadership Development Seminars Are Held On Thursdays
As a Kadima Fellow, You Will:
Pursue your intended career by learning skills in leadership, project management, professionalism, storytelling, etc.
Gain a professional mentor in the field of law, medicine, TV and film, education, social work, social media/web design, accounting, politics, community organizing, youth engagement, non-profit, synagogue, and Jewish organizational leadership, or others.
Build a professional network of mentors, colleagues, and friends who can advocate for you in future professional pursuits.
Sharpen your proficiency in project management and work on a career-path-inspired project that will highlight your unique skill set to future employers.
Repair the world by collaborating on a group social justice initiative and simultaneously strengthening your resume.
Kadima Fellows will participate in 2 Programs per week:
Leadership Development Seminar (weekly): Kadima Fellows will explore best practices in leadership, core management principles, entrepreneurship, change management, group formation, creative problem solving and innovation, and applied Jewish wisdom through interactive virtual seminars. Presenters include successful business and organizational leaders from a diverse set of professions. Kadima Fellows will receive guidance on organization, goal setting, public speaking, professional branding, and workplace environment.
Leadership Development Seminars will combine college and high school cohorts.
Mentorship Meeting (weeks 1, 3, and 5): Kadima Fellows will engage one-on-one with their assigned professional mentors. Mentors will share information about their own career path, as well as provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling. Mentors will help with exploring careers, setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying resources.
Social Justice Project Group (weeks 2, 4, and 6): Kadima fellows will participate in interactive social justice workshops and collaborate on a social justice initiative of the cohort’s choice.
With new Leadership Development Seminars and guest speakers, those who participated in the Kadima Fellowship in 2020 are encouraged to participate again in 2021. Second-year participants will be placed with new mentors unless they and their previous mentors are interested, able, and willing to continue working together.
This fellowship is open to all North American Jewish college students and recent college graduates, as well as high school juniors, seniors, and recent high school graduates. People of color, those in the LGBTQIA+ community, and those from interfaith upbringing are encouraged to apply.
The application process is rolling; applications are being considered as they come in. To apply, complete the form in the link below! We will then arrange for a brief online interview. Spaces are limited; apply now!
Questions about the Fellowship?
Contact Max Antman, Rabbinic Intern and Director of
The Kadima Fellowship, at [email protected]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: Tzedek America is an organization that has been learning with students just like you about social justice for over h ...read moreTzedek America is an organization that has been learning with students just like you about social justice for over half a decade. They are partnering with twenty-eight Hebrew iHgh programs and hundreds of students all across the United States to bring a brand new online series, Inform Elevate Inspire Engage, to you. They will be covering ten different social justice issues and can not wait to introduce you to some of their friends who are out there on the front lines fighting for justice 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 4:00 PM-6:15 PM and Sundays from 9:30 AM-11:45 AM * Website: https://www.vbs.org/eclc
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: Explore Colleges & Attend Info Sessions
Explore colleges that might be a great fit for you at each stop on the ...read moreExplore Colleges & Attend Info Sessions
Explore colleges that might be a great fit for you at each stop on the road trip! Join us for these formal information sessions led by college admissions staff, Hillel professionals, and student leaders. Register for sessions ahead of time; registration links are posted on the corresponding college's page. read less
Description: Introduce your teen to the gift of an enriching, engaging, and educational Jewish community with WTY! Led by teens f ...read moreIntroduce your teen to the gift of an enriching, engaging, and educational Jewish community with WTY! Led by teens for teens, WTY organizes educational, social, and communal service opportunities to give teenagers a safe place to connect, deepen their commitment to their Jewish heritage, and make a difference in the world! Sessions range from facilitated conversations on topics such as Stress Management, Food Insecurity, or Mindfulness, to programs themed around holidays such as Passover or Veterans Day, to team-building opportunities through sports and art, all while making friends, building confidence, and learning leadership skills. You don’t want your teen to miss out! Visit https://wisela.org/cye to learn more about our many options for Jewish teen life! read less