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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 Kids Fall Enrichment Classes

    • Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: September 7th through December 14th With the suspension of our in-person workshops, Culinary Kids Academy has shift ...read moreSeptember 7th through December 14th With the suspension of our in-person workshops, Culinary Kids Academy has shifted our enrichment program to Zoom, with great success. We enjoyed a wonderful and interactive online summer session with students across LA, creating a robust and communal student experience. Now, as we look to the Fall and beyond, we are offering parents the option to sign up for any one of our Zoom classes, offered Monday through Friday, 4 PM - 5 PM. This 13-Week Session will start the week of September 7th, and end the week of December 14th (with a break for Thanksgiving) and the associated fee will be $17.95 per class. Our Winter-Spring session will begin enrollment in early December. For more information, contact them at [email protected]. read less
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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: [email protected]
    • 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: [email protected] Contact Phone: (310) 821-1414 Open Temple House - 1422 Electric Avenue, Venice CA 90291 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
    • Silverlake Independent JCC (SIJCC) Jewish Learning Center

    • Location: Eastside and Hollywood
    • Address: 1110 Bates Ave. Los Angeles, CA
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • 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
    • 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! Registration opens August 25. Contact us at 310.889.2345 or e-mail us at [email protected]. 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