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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.

    • Culinary Judaics Academy Lag B'Omer Free Cooking Workshop

    • Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
    • Description: Sunday, April 18th at 3:30 pm As part of Culinary Judaics Academy's ongoing pivot to a robust and groundbreaki ...read moreSunday, April 18th at 3:30 pm As part of Culinary Judaics Academy's ongoing pivot to a robust and groundbreaking online learning platform (please check out our homepage here: www.culinaryjudaicsacademy.com), we are continuing to create an allied Community Hub where families can experience each other as well during a once per month 60-minute cook-along CJA Zoom workshop. This month's Community Hub workshop (taking place on April 18th from 3:30 PM-4:30 PM PST) will spotlight Lag B'Omer where we'll do some fun learning and make an incredible fire roasted root vegetable dish with a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze! read less
    • Days of Gratitude

    • Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
    • Description: Count Your Blessings The Seven-Day Gratitude Finale May 9–14, 2021 Shavuot Participate on your own, along wi ...read moreCount Your Blessings The Seven-Day Gratitude Finale May 9–14, 2021 Shavuot Participate on your own, along with your family, friends, communities, and organizations. read less
    • A Creative Torah Academy of the Arts

    • BJE Affiliated
    • Location: City;Santa Monica
    • Address: 1422 Electric Avenue, Venice, California, 90291
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 821-1414
    • Description: Our program has been adapted for 2020-21 year in accordance with health guidelines to promote safety, meaning, and o ...read moreOur program has been adapted for 2020-21 year in accordance with health guidelines to promote safety, meaning, and our natural need for personal connection. We will continue to adapt as guidelines shift. What 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, movement, 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. We believe in setting families up for success. We depart from the traditional weekly Hebrew School obligation and offer a program that blends these experiences: Monthly Home Chevruta – small group experiences in private backyards Monthly Zoom Rooms Once every other month community family experiences outdoors and around town Shabbat and holiday engagement opportunities At-home “DIY” Jewish living kits “Judaism is the evolving religious civilization of the Jewish people.” -Mordecai Kaplan, Founder, Reconstructionist Judaism The most enduring element of the Jewish people is adaptability. At CTA, we not only teach the next generation of Jews about the content of Jewish history, thought and peoplehood, but methods that drive 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. CTA 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 or Jews on the periphery and their children. Open Temple provides a place for all of the “Jew-ly curious” to reclaim our spiritual center right where we are and apply the knowledge we possess to the knowledge we inherit. Together. read less
    • Chabad in Santa Monica Bat Mitzvah Club for girls ages 11-13

    • Location: Santa Monica
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • 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 [email protected] for information, dates, times and to register! read less
    • Club Junior: Activities, Entertainment and Connection for Kids, by Kids

    • Age Group: Elementary School age
    • Description: Club Junior is a fun, new show that will connect kids like you from all around the world with activities and enterta ...read moreClub Junior is a fun, new show that will connect kids like you from all around the world with activities and entertainment. Each show is 20–30 minutes long, and most of them have two parts. One part is a craft or activity that you can follow along and do at home, like: Woodworking Fun with food (featuring some of our incredible MyKosher contest entrants) Lego building by jbrick (Remember those amazing lego menorahs in Mishpacha Jr.?) Crafts by Chaye Biderman (You know her from Mishpacha Jr., too!) The second part is entertainment, including: A virtual tour of Israel with Mishpacha Magazine’s Rabbi Ephraim Schwartz Yochanan Ghoori from IncredibleSciencecamp.com doing awesome science experiments Serial stories from Mishpacha Jr.’s Yehuda Bromberg Real-life stories from Nachman Seltzer Contests, games, and tons of prizes! And here’s the best part: You won’t be just watching the show. Club Junior is hosted by kids, for kids. (Special tip: Watch out for the amazing Jr. Reporter hosts in each episode!) So, you, too, can be a part of the action by submitting pictures of the crafts you created and winning fantastic prizes from Toys 2 Discover. Details that parents like to know Ok, parents, we know you have lots of practical questions. Here are the details you want about Club Junior: Club Junior starts on July 6, with two episodes a week for eight weeks. The shows are geared towards elementary age kids, both boys and girls. You’ll find Club Junior on Kosher.com’s Show page. We’ll be sending out emails with more details closer to the first episode. Not on our email list? Sign up here! When relevant, we will send out supply lists in advance. The supplies will be things you can buy in your local dollar (or similar) store. 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
    • LA JEWISH COMMUNITY CHILDREN'S CHOIR

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 1525 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles,
    • Age Group: 7 -15 years old
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 839-3327
    • Description: LA JCCC had a wonderful fall semester! Strengthening their skills, Boldly learning how to record themselves, App ...read moreLA JCCC had a wonderful fall semester! Strengthening their skills, Boldly learning how to record themselves, Appearing on JLTV as well as on Childhelp Celebrity "Care"aoke! This spring promises an online concert and nationwide participation thanks to our LA City Grant! www.jewishchildrenschoir.com SING, SING, SING With the Los Angeles Jewish Community Children's Choir with Dr. Michelle Green Willner, Music Director. Girls and Boys 7-15. And for more advanced singers: Join the JCCC Chamber Group! To Schedule an Audition: https://jewishchildrenschoir.com/schedule-an-audition/ Contact Michelle at (310) 839-3327 or Email: [email protected] read less
    • MUSYCA Children's Choir

    • Address: 7353 Valley Circle West Hills, , 91304
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • 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 [email protected] 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
    • Santa Monica Synagogue Religious School

    • BJE Affiliated
    • Location: City;Santa Monica
    • Address: 1448 18th Street Santa Monica,
    • Age Group: K through 8th grades
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 453-4276
    • 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
    • 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
    • Skirball Teen Opportunities

    • Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90049
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: The Skirball Volunteer Program is currently accepting applications! The Skirball Cultural Center seeks friendly, ...read moreThe Skirball Volunteer Program is currently accepting applications! The Skirball Cultural Center seeks friendly, outgoing, and motivated teens to join the Skirball Teen Volunteer Program. By participating in this volunteer program, teens gain community service credit, professional experience in a museum setting, exposure to arts and cultural events, and the chance to work alongside museum staff and other teens from around Los Angeles. Participants are also invited to attend Skirball film screenings, concerts, lectures, and other enriching, fun-filled Skirball public programs for free! Requirements: Skirball Teen Volunteer Program members must be a current student in grades 9–12. The minimum commitment of time is eight hours a month for at least six months. Teens are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Skirball. Duties Throughout the six-month commitment, teens are trained to take on a range of duties that involve preparing materials for assorted family programs and working with families with young children in a variety of settings, including the following: Dig It! Family Art Studio, Noah's Ark at the Skirball, Other assorted family festivals, workshops, community group projects, summer concerts, etc. that occur throughout the year. Training and Volunteer Schedule: Teen applicants are contacted to schedule a brief interview and, if accepted, participate in a training session. Specific time slots for the jobs described above depend on availability and on the Skirball's programming schedules. Teen Council: After completing 30 hours of service, teen volunteers are eligible to apply for the Teen Council. The Teen Council provides teen volunteers with an opportunity to build a sense of community and connect with the exhibitions and mission of the Skirball in a deeper way. This five-to-ten-person council meets regularly to produce exciting evening programs for teenagers at the Skirball. Please email [email protected] for more information. read less
    • The Miracle Project Presents: Autism: The Sequel Premiering Tuesday on HBO

    • Description: HBO will be premiering Autism: The Sequel - the follow-up to the 2006 Emmy-award winning film Autism: The Musical, w ...read moreHBO will be premiering Autism: The Sequel - the follow-up to the 2006 Emmy-award winning film Autism: The Musical, which introduced The Miracle Project to the world. Autism: The Musical followed five children with autism and their families as they prepared for and performed an original musical as part of The Miracle Project. Autism: The Sequel follows the five original subjects 12 years later - including TMP Founder and Executive Artistic Director Elaine Hall and her son Neal Katz. The film highlights how each of the young adults with autism, now all in their early 20s, are learning to navigate what independence means to them and how to manage challenges and triumphs. 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: [email protected]
    • 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: [email protected]
    • 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:[email protected] 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: [email protected]
    • 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! Contact us at 310.889.2345 or e-mail us at [email protected]. read less