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Included in this section, one will find programs that focus on the arts- performing arts, fine arts culinary arts, etc. 

Please note that this listing includes programs for all ages- be sure to check the ages served for the listing that you are interested in.

    • Kol Tikvah Early Childhood Center & Preschool Art and Sensory Playgroup

    • Location: Valleys;West Valley
    • Address: 20400 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA
    • Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    • Description: Tuesdays 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm If you want to introduce your child to the world of art, but do not know where to star ...read moreTuesdays 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm If you want to introduce your child to the world of art, but do not know where to start, come and join us! Each Tuesday, there will be play opportunities and sensory art activities. The children will be able to move freely through the space, spending as long as they like at each station. Participating in rich art experiences develops brain connectivity, encourages creative thinking and enhances language development. For more information contact Ana: anay@koltikvah.org or 818-992-1960. Free parking in the rear - enter our parking lot on Del Moreno Drive (second driveway on the right.) Held at Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, www.koltikvah.org. read less
    • Fun with Origami - PJ Our Way (8 - 12 years old)

    • Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
    • Contact Email: mfritzen@jewishla.org
    • Description: Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 2:30 PM – 4 PM Flip, fold and make a new friend...join PJOW for an afternoon of or ...read moreSunday, December 8, 2019, from 2:30 PM – 4 PM Flip, fold and make a new friend...join PJOW for an afternoon of origami creating with origami artist/author, Joel Stern. Together we will create a variety of origami folds from Joel's book, Jewish Holiday origami, and other fun folds. A program geared for PJOW only - 8-12 years old Location - Santa Monica Contact Michael at MFritzen@Jewishla.org to RSVP and for details Space is limited read less
    • Hanukkah Festival at the Skirball

    • Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90049
    • Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
    • Contact Phone: (310) 440-4500
    • Description: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 11:00 am–4:00 pm (Museum doors and will call open at 10:00 am.) Celebrate the Jewish f ...read moreSunday, December 15, 2019, 11:00 am–4:00 pm (Museum doors and will call open at 10:00 am.) Celebrate the Jewish festival of light, while enjoying music, dance, storytelling, art-making, and tasty treats! Performances: Get in the holiday spirit with musical performances by Klezmer Juice, hear classic Hanukkah tunes and folk music by fiddler and accordionist duo Zingarella, and be dazzled by capoeira performed by Dana Maman and Friends. Hands-On Workshops: Take a little bit of the festival home with you by creating a one-of-a-kind art project or making a delicious treat with Maite Gomez-Rejón (ArtBites). Storytelling: Be inspired as Noah’s Ark storytellers recount the age-old tale of Hanukkah in both English and Spanish, and join a special Hanukkah sing-along. Then listen to author Alan Silberberg read his book Meet the Latkes. Exhibitions: Visit the temporary exhibitions Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs and El Sueño Americano | The American Dream: Photographs by Tom Kiefer, or check out the Hanukkah lamps on display in Visions and Values. And explore Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™ (limited one-hour tickets available on site only on a first-come, first-served basis). read less
    • Skirball Presents: Inside Out

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA, 90049
    • Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019
    • Contact Email: info@skirball.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 440-4500
    • Description: Friday, June 30, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Meet the Oneders (pronounced “wonders”)—a small town ban ...read moreFriday, June 30, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Meet the Oneders (pronounced “wonders”)—a small town band that achieves big-time success when they release a Beatles-style pop song in 1964. Starring Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Tom Hanks, and Charlize Theron. Directed by Tom Hanks. (1996, 149 min. Rated PG.) Note: Screening will be moved indoors in the event of rain. read less
    • Chabad in Santa Monica Bat Mitzvah Club for girls ages 11-13

    • Location: Santa Monica
    • Contact Email: srljs770@gmail.com
    • Contact Phone: (310) 453-3456
    • 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 srljs770@gmail.com for information, dates, times and to register! read less
    • Culinary Kids Academy

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Description: A cutting edge, growing company based in Los Angeles that uses cooking as an experiential tool to teach both secular ...read moreA cutting edge, growing company based in Los Angeles that uses cooking as an experiential tool to teach both secular academic disciplines (math, science, history) and Judaic Study. Students range from Pre-K through adults. Additionally, the company boasts a Hillel division where we conduct workshops at college campuses across the country as well as a Special Needs division (CKA's Friends Community) that bring the curriculum to the Special Needs community. They also have a national presence through the summer camp programs. www.culinarykidsacademy.com read less
    • Culinary Kids Academy at The Commons at Calabasas

    • Location: Conejo Valley;West Valley
    • Address: The Commons Calabasas,
    • Age Group: 4 years and up
    • Contact Email: info@culinarykidsacademy.com
    • Description: Calling all little chefs: Culinary Kids Academy is BACK! Get ready for educational and fun cooking classes at The Co ...read moreCalling all little chefs: Culinary Kids Academy is BACK! Get ready for educational and fun cooking classes at The Commons in Calabasas! Class takes place every Monday, from 4-5PM, located near the stage area between Toscanova and Marmalade Cafe. This 6-week program is available for $209 from July 8th through August 12th. Suitable for ages 4+. To learn more about CKA and this amazing program, go to: https://www.culinarykidsacademy.com/register or email us at info@culinarykidsacademy.com. read less
    • Culinary Kids Academy at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks

    • Location: Conejo Valley;Valleys
    • Contact Email: info@culinarykidsacademy.com
    • Description: Calling all little chefs: Culinary Kids Academy is BACK! Get ready for educational and fun cooking classes at The La ...read moreCalling all little chefs: Culinary Kids Academy is BACK! Get ready for educational and fun cooking classes at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks! Class takes place every Wednesday, from 4-5PM, in the covered patio by Lassens. This 6-week program is available for $209 from July 10th through August 14th. Suitable for ages 4+. To learn more about CKA and this amazing program, go to: https://www.culinarykidsacademy.com/register or email us at info@culinarykidsacademy.com. read less
    • Havaya Arts Sleep Away Camp

    • Address: University of Redlands 1200 E Colton Ave Redlands, , 92374
    • Contact Email: reuben@havayaarts.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 794-2743
    • Description: We run three two-week sessions. Havaya Arts is a high-quality arts and summer camp experience. Here, vibrant Jewish ...read moreWe run three two-week sessions. Havaya Arts is a high-quality arts and summer camp experience. Here, vibrant Jewish communal life will enhance art, which in turn enhances Jewish life and identity. Located on the University of Redlands campus in southern California, campers will learn from working artists who are also comfortable teaching to a variety of levels, providing a truly youth-centered experience. Campers choose from one of our four core art studios (Visual Art, Music, Dance/Movement, and Theater) during each of our two-week sessions. Electives will allow young artists to continue working in their core studio or to explore another discipline. With access to various studios and outdoor spaces, campers and staff have all the tools and inspiration possible right at their fingertips. Whether they go deeply into their chosen art form or they try something for the first time, campers will grow as intentional artists and amazing human beings. For more information, please contact Reuben Posner, Camp Director, at 833-HAV-ARTS | direct: 323-794-2743 read less
    • MUSYCA Children's Choir

    • Address: 7353 Valley Circle West Hills, , 91304
    • Contact Email: sing@musyca.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 554-9933
    • 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 sing@musyca.org or call 818-554-9933 for more info. Two Locations: Shomrei Torah Synagogue 7353 Valley Circle Blvd. West Hills, CA 91304 Granada Hills Baptist Church 10949 Zelzah Avenue Granada Hills, CA 91344 read less
    • Open Temple's Arts 36: A Creative Torah Academy of the Arts

    • Location: City;Santa Monica
    • Address: 1422 Electric Avenue, Venice, California, 90291
    • Contact Email: info@opentemple.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 821-1414
    • Description: What if creative spiritual practice was a part of Jewish education? If the paintbrush, dance shoe, sense of humor, y ...read moreWhat if creative spiritual practice was a part of Jewish education? If the paintbrush, dance shoe, sense of humor, yoga mat, and drum kit were as integral a part of Jewish education as a tallit, siddur, and Hebrew letters? Open Temple’s Creative Torah Academy is a unique Jewish Journey for students to engage in Torah, Jewish Civilization, Thought and Traditions through art, music, dance, theater, nature and spirituality. Our studio sessions, creative activities, discussion forums, guest artists and visits to locations around Venice and Los Angeles nurture the Jewish imagination and critical thinking. And we believe in setting families up for success. We depart from the traditional weekly Hebrew School obligation and offer a program of twice/monthly experiences. Approximately once a month your student will attend Creative Torah Academy – our Hebrew School of the Arts. And over the course of the school year you you are invited to attend enrichment experiences–again, usually offered on a monthly basis. Mordecai Kaplan, the inspiration for the founding of Reconstructionist Judaism, is famously quoted saying, “Judaism is the evolving religious civilization of the Jewish people.” Within that statement, Kaplan captures the enduring vivacity, community and spirituality of the Jewish people and its most enduring element: adaptability. At Creative Torah Academy, we are not only teaching the next generation of Jews about the content of Jewish history, thought and peoplehood, but the methods of thought behind Jewish adaptation. The disciplines of art and spirituality are the lenses through which we refract the “hidden Jewish light” that the Torah teaches us was created on the first day of creation, and collectively explore what is revealed through this “bending” of tradition. Creative Torah Academy brings the Open Temple methodology of “performance art ritual”- engaging prompts, contemporary conflicts, creative departures from text and tradition – into the “Hebrew School” classroom, where the classroom is transformed into an atelier, dance and yoga studio, and black box theatre. Our students are young people who thrive in the creative and individualistic curriculum, who think for themselves and enjoy sharing their individuality with others to create something larger together. Our students are the children of intermarried couples, assimilated Jews, Jews without Jewish education, or Jews with too much Jewish education, Jews who feel disenfranchised or alienated from Jewish life as the prayers and rituals seem remote or Jews on the periphery and their children. Open Temple provides a place for all of the “Jew-ishly curious” to reclaim our spiritual center right where we are and apply the knowledge we possess to the knowledge we inherit. “Co-Creators” are playful, fun, quiet, bold, colorful, shy – and what we all have in common is that we are curious and willing to create something through our curiosity. Together. RSVP Email: info@opentemple.org Contact Phone: (310) 821-1414 Open Temple House - 1422 Electric Avenue, Venice CA 90291 read less
    • Silverlake Independent JCC (SIJCC) Jewish Learning Center

    • Location: Eastside and Hollywood
    • Address: 1110 Bates Ave. Los Angeles, CA
    • Contact Email: audrey@sijcc.net
    • Contact Phone: (323) 663-2255 x109
    • Description: Our goal at the JLC is that all learners will: Explore the connections between Jewish values and their community ...read moreOur goal at the JLC is that all learners will: Explore the connections between Jewish values and their community Develop positive feelings toward their Jewish identity Form a cohesive group with their teachers and classmates throughout the year Hone in on their skills and areas of interest within a Jewish context At the JLC we strive to meet each learner where they are, recognizing that everyone learns differently. Each class utilizes multiple learning modalities and follows a specific flow to ensure each learner is engaged and connected throughout our time together. We do this through our Core Sundays, Hebrew Pods, B’nai Mitzvah, and Teen programs. https://sijcc.net/jewish-learning-center read less
    • Skirball Cultural Center Family Amphitheater Performances

    • Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA
    • Age Group: All ages
    • Description: Schedule: California Feetwarmers (Saturday, August 10), Aaron Nigel Smith (Sunday, August 11), Nathalia and Friends ...read moreSchedule: California Feetwarmers (Saturday, August 10), Aaron Nigel Smith (Sunday, August 11), Nathalia and Friends (Saturday, August 17), Syncopated Ladies (Sunday, August 18). All concerts begin at 8:00 pm. FREE | No reservations Parking is $15 per car | Street parking strictly prohibited Doors to the concert venue open at 6:30 pm. Admission and seating are on a first-come, first-served basis. read less
    • The Miracle Project Summer Musical Theater Camp (Ages 13+)

    • Location: Beverly Hills
    • Address: 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, , 90210
    • Age Group: 7022 years old
    • Contact Email: nwebb@thehelpgroup.org
    • Description: At the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Students with autism and ALL abilities, from beginner to a ...read moreAt the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Students with autism and ALL abilities, from beginner to advanced, speaking and non-speaking, will join together with: Professional actors; Musicians, choreographers, comedians; T.V., film and theater directors. A fully inclusive week of musical theater immersion with songs and scenes from contemporary Broadway musicals, Disney favorites, as well as original songs created by The Miracle Project. Students ages 13+ | Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced read less
    • Valley Beth Shalom's ECLC Fine Arts Academy

    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA
    • Age Group: 4-6 grades
    • Days School meets: Tuesdays and Sundays
    • Contact Email: kloventhal@vbs.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 530-4046
    • Description: The Etz Chaim Learning Center offers a Fine Arts Academy which serves as an alternative to traditional Jewish learni ...read moreThe Etz Chaim Learning Center offers a Fine Arts Academy which serves as an alternative to traditional Jewish learning for students in grades 4-6. This innovative program provides students with a Jewish and Hebrew learning experience through Fine Arts using painting, sculpting, pottery, sketching, photography and more. Each year culminates with an art gallery. This class satisfies all ECLC requirements. For more information please contact Keri Loventhal, ECLC Director, 818-530-4046 read less
    • VBS Etz Chaim Learning Center Presents: The Performing Arts Academy

    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA
    • Age Group: 3rd - 5th grades
    • Contact Email: kloventhal@vbs.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 788-3584
    • Description: The Performing Arts Academy - An Alternative Jewish Educational Experience. For grades 3rd - 5th. From October-June. ...read moreThe Performing Arts Academy - An Alternative Jewish Educational Experience. For grades 3rd - 5th. From October-June. Tuesdays 4:00PM-6:15PM and Sundays from 9:30AM-11:45AM. Artists, Actors, Writers, Singers, Dancers, and all those who love Theatre Arts. Act, Sing and Dance! Explore Judaism in a meaningful way through the lens of the arts, performance and theatre. Work with professional Actors, Musical Directors, and Dance Choreographers. Put on a show for family, friends, and other invited guest (Fall – January 31, 2016 at 2:00PM and Spring – May 22, 2016 at 2:00PM). Expand knowledge of Jewish history and culture, as well as extra B’nai Mitzvah skills building. Participation in this program will satisfy Etz Chaim Learning Center B’nai Mitzvah requirements. For more information please contact the Etz Chaim Learning Center Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd, Encino. * Website: www.facebook.com/etzchaimlearningcenter Contact Email:kloventhal@vbs.org Contact Phone:(818) 530-4046 read less
    • Wise Afterschool Enrichment

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 15500 Stephen S. Wise Dr. Los Angeles, CA
    • Age Group: K-6th grades
    • Contact Email: cye@wisela.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 889-2345
    • Description: NEW at Wise! We are proud to offer after-school enrichment for preschool through grade 6. Wise students, as well as ...read moreNEW at Wise! We are proud to offer after-school enrichment for preschool through grade 6. Wise students, as well as our local community, are welcome to explore our many activities in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. Parents will love the new extended hours and homework club option every day! Registration opens August 25. Contact us at 310.889.2345 or e-mail us at cye@wisela.org. Classes: Basketball (K-3): In this fun and active class, students will learn basic basketball skills and scrimmage. It is a fun and active way to improve hand-eye coordination, communications skills and self-esteem! Taught by the skillful Coach Marc Iadanza from Parker-Anderson Enrichment. Chess (K-6): *NEW DAY* Learning and playing chess is a fun way to increase concentration, build memory and sequencing skills and enhance problem solving/math skills. Students will learn the fundamentals of chess and basic strategies. Taught by Chess Wizards. Gardening (K-6): Do you like working with plants and animals? Do you want to know how to grow your own fruits and vegetables and eat what you grow? Do you want to help butterflies and other animals live on campus? This is the club for you! Taught by the new Science teacher, Mrs Coatney! Hip Hop (K-6): *NEW DAY* With exciting dance steps and challenging combinations, children learn to control and coordinate their bodies while working together to produce entertaining dances. Taught by the talented Miss. Cina, who has been working in the CYE afterschool programs and Camp Wise programs teaching hip hop for the past year. Homework Club (K-6): Homework Club provides a place after school where students can unwind from a long day, eat a snack and spend time finishing their homework. Students will work on their homework with friends or individually while supervised by CYE staff. Homework help provided by CYE staff. Also, open to Kindergarteners who need to stay later! Drop-ins are accepted by phone or online purchase before 1pm that day. Pick-up is at carpool at 5pm. Keyboarding (Grades 3-5 only): This class is specially designed for students who have basic skills and need to practice typing to develop speed and accuracy. Each student will be on their own level, but receive guidance and support from the instructor. Taught by the new science teacher, Mrs. Coatney! Kindergarten Extended (K only): Kindergarteners can stay an extra hour any day to play on the kindergarten yard with CYE staff until 3:30pm pick-up. Registration by semester preferred, but drop-ins are accepted by phone or online purchase before 1pm that day. Students are taken to regular carpool at 3:30pm. They must be signed out. Lego Workshop (K Only): Learn basic building techniques and explore your creativity in the technology innovation lab with lego robotics kits. Taught by the pioneering Judy Hoffman, who also teaches technology at Wise School and supervises Lego Robotics teams for grades 1-6. Martial Arts (K-6): Students will learn the fundamentals of martial arts with an emphasis on discipline, safety, and fun. Classes are designed for fun, learning new skills, and to becoming knowledgeable not in the art of self-defense, but in the lessons of life. Taught by the sweet Master Bella, from Lions TKD. Minecraft (K-6): *NEW* Learn Minecraft building techniques, details of command blocks, and some basic computer programming. Kids learn strategy, team building, and cooperation skills while playing Minecraft in a fun, safe, and supervised environment! Taught by Parker Anderson Enrichment. Rhythm and Math (K Only): *NEW * Students learn how to understand and master musical rhythm in a group setting while playing on beautiful hand-percussion instruments like djembe, cajon, bongos, shakers, and darbuka. We use a visualization system called The Rhythm Compass™ (taught at UCLA and UCD) that makes understanding rhythmic relationships fun and easy. The mathematics of rhythm are counting and cardinality, operations, ratios, and algebraic thinking. Taught by the talented Trey Macias from Sound Formation, Inc. an outstanding music educator that has trained in our unique method. Soccer (K-6): Taught by Soccer Shots, the leader in youth soccer development for children ages 2-8 by teaching principles and life skills like confidence, respect, honest, and teamwork though their high-energy, quality soccer program. Stretch-N-Grow (K Only): *NEW*: Students will learn to warm-up and stretch, moving to music, learning movement and coordination skills using a lot of props (e.g., tunnels, balance beams, cones, various balls, etc.) and playing games, while getting increasingly fit. Taught by Five-Star Enrichment Address: 15500 Stephen S. Wise Dr., Los Angeles, Website: http://www.wisela.org/enrichment/ read less