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A range of classes and lectures are available to help parents in their important task of raising children in today's complex world.

    • The JQ Helpline - Support & Resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their Families, & Allies

    • Date: Friday, July 1, 2022
    • Description: The JQ Helpline provides inclusive support and resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their families, and allies. Call, text, o ...read moreThe JQ Helpline provides inclusive support and resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their families, and allies. Call, text, or email the JQ Helpline today. 855.JQI.HLPS (855.574.4577) HOW IT WORKS Wherever you are and whatever you need, the JQ Helpline is here for you. The JQ Helpline is the only resource and support line in the US dedicated to serving LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies. The free and confidential JQ Helpline provides customized support and inclusive resources over the phone, by email, and in-person to those in need. Wherever you are, contact the JQ Helpline for trained and compassionate professionals who will help you find the resources and support you need. read less
    • JFS Pregnancy Support

    • Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Tuesdays at 6 pm An 8-week online group to help you prepare for the adjustment to parenthood. Share your hopes, que ...read moreTuesdays at 6 pm An 8-week online group to help you prepare for the adjustment to parenthood. Share your hopes, questions, and concerns while receiving support from other expectant parents and professional group leaders. Groups are held weekly. We welcome all gender identities. RSVP is required to attend. To RSVP or for more information, please call (310) 272-7878 or email [email protected]. read less
    • New Dads Connect

    • Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: New Dads Connect will start on Wednesday, from 5 - 6 pm. The commitment is for 4 weeks. New Dads Connect: A 4-week ...read moreNew Dads Connect will start on Wednesday, from 5 - 6 pm. The commitment is for 4 weeks. New Dads Connect: A 4-week online group to help you access the best ways to support your growing family. Receive professional support and practical ideas on how to connect with your baby, adjust to parenting, manage stress, and keep your relationship strong. Groups are held weekly. We welcome all gender identities. RSVP is required to attend. You are not alone. You may be: Feeling sad, depressed, overwhelmed; Feeling more irritable or angry with those around you; Feeling anxious or panicky or having excessive fears and worries. Frightened by, guilty, or ashamed of what you are feeling. To RSVP or for more information, please call (310) 272-7878 or email [email protected]. read less
    • New Moms Connect - Post Partum Support Group of Jewish Family Service

    • Address: 8838 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90035
    • Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 247-0864 ext 218
    • Description: Wednesdays & Thursdays 11:00 AM (ongoing) Are you or is someone you love a new mom who just cries and cries...yo ...read moreWednesdays & Thursdays 11:00 AM (ongoing) Are you or is someone you love a new mom who just cries and cries...you are not alone. The New Moms Connect program is designed to help new mothers and their families who are experiencing stressors and symptoms associated with Postpartum Depression by providing education, prevention, intervention, and support services. New Moms Connect helps new mothers experiencing Postpartum Depression to overcome feelings of isolation, depression, and stress while increasing access to community resources and strengthening their support network. Support and resources are available to family members assisting them in their role of caring for a new mom who is struggling. This weekly group is a supportive space to meet other moms, learn baby care skills and talk about child development. The group shares personal experiences in a warm and caring environment. RSVP is required to attend - this is not a drop-in group. To RSVP, or for more information about NEW MOMS CONNECT please contact Melanie Weiner, LMFT at 310-247-0864 ext 218 or [email protected] This program has been made available in part by a grant from the Tikun Olam Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. At the JFS { Pico Robertson Family Resource Center 8838 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035 http://www.jfsla.org/page.aspx?pid=248 read less
    • Skirball Protest Banner Workshops

    • Address: 2701 Sepulveda Los Angeles, CA, 90049
    • Date: Sunday, July 24, 2022
    • Description: Select Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12:30–3:30 pm July 24, August 18, September 3 Learn a skill to ampli ...read moreSelect Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12:30–3:30 pm July 24, August 18, September 3 Learn a skill to amplify your voice for good during an all-ages protest banner–making workshop! Part of artist Aram Han Sifuentes's ongoing project Protest Banner Lending Library, this afternoon program includes a curator spotlight talk, a slogan development activity, and instruction and materials to create a no-sew fabric banner appliquéd with your own meaningful message. Program details: 12:30–1:00 pm—Gallery spotlight talk within the exhibition Talking Back to Power: Projects by Aram Han Sifuentes, led by curator Laura Mart 1:00–3:00 pm—Slogan development and banner making on the outdoor Gottschalk Terrace 3:00–3:30 pm—Open gallery exploration of Talking Back to Power, The Jewish Deli, and Visions and Values Participants will have the option to keep their banner or donate it to the Protest Banner Lending Library within Talking Back to Power for others to check out and use during marches, classes, and performances. read less
    • AJU Marriage For Life Retreat: August 2022

    • Address: 1101 Pepper Tree Lane Brandeis, CA, 93064
    • Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
    • Description: Fri, Aug 19, 2022, 4:00 PM – Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 3:30 PM Join for a 2 -night all-inclusive retreat in the beautif ...read moreFri, Aug 19, 2022, 4:00 PM – Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 3:30 PM Join for a 2 -night all-inclusive retreat in the beautiful hills of the Brandeis-Bardin Campus of AJU. About this event In the beautiful and serene settings of our Brandeis-Bardin Campus, this retreat provides a safe, open environment to learn, share, develop, and enrich intimate loving relationships. The retreat is for couples considering marriage, engaged or recently married (less than five years). During the weekend, couples will: Identify areas of strength and growth in intimacy, communication, finances, lifestyle, family, religion, and more. Learn communication tools to resolve conflict with respect and love. Discover how family history influences marriage. Discuss expectations and hot topics, values, and traditions. Address financial planning and emotional aspects of money. The retreat includes sessions with licensed therapists, a rabbi, and a financial planner, as well as accommodation and meals. You can view a sample schedule here. We warmly welcome LGBTQ+ couples and interfaith couples to participate. If you are interested in learning more, contact Rabbi Myra Meskin, [email protected], (310) 440-1274. This 2-night retreat includes outdoor dining and delicious kosher food (certified by KosherLA). read less
    • Couples and Conversation: Building a Life Together as an Interfaith Couple from Atlanta — Online

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT $54 Being part of an interfaith/Jew-ish/multi-faith/however-you-define-yourself co ...read moreApril 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT $54 Being part of an interfaith/Jew-ish/multi-faith/however-you-define-yourself couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. This workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating your religious/cultural lives together. It is intended for seriously dating, engaged and newly married Jewish/interfaith couples who live in the Atlanta area. “Couples and Conversation” meets Tuesday, April 12, Thursday, April 28, Tuesday, May 3, and Friday, May 13 from 7:00-8:30 PM ET, and will be facilitated by Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe, Director of 18Doors Atlanta. The workshop will take place online via Zoom, is $54/couple, and registration is required. Couples are invited to participate if they are seriously dating, engaged or newly married, exploring the issue of religion/culture in their relationship, and: want to explore questions about their life together, including: How can we honor both of our heritages? Can we raise our children in one religion while exposing them to the other one? How will we celebrate holidays and lifecycle events? How can we talk to parents and other relatives about issues related to our interfaith relationship? want to discuss and begin to make decisions about their religious/spiritual/cultural life together with support from other couples and a non-judgmental facilitator want guidance from a facilitator who has experience working with interfaith couples and helping them to address actual and potential challenges particular to them want to get to know and develop relationships with other interfaith couples who are thinking about similar issues For more information, email [email protected]. read less