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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.

    • New Moms Connect - Post Partum Support Group of Jewish Family Service

    • Address: 8838 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90035
    • Age Group: Parent of Newborn-12months
    • Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 247-0864 ext 218
    • Description: Thursdays 11:00 AM (ongoing) Are you or is someone you love a new mom who just cries and cries...you are not alone. ...read moreThursdays 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
    • Parent Support @ Open Temple

    • Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
    • Description: Parent Support @ Open Temple Parenting Groups and Workshops with Parenting Guru Barbara Olinger A Place for Parent ...read moreParent Support @ Open Temple Parenting Groups and Workshops with Parenting Guru Barbara Olinger A Place for Parents at Open Temple House–NOW VIA ZOOM Support Group – Parents with kiddos 5 and younger: Monday Nights: 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm $25/class Support Group – Parents with 8-12 Year Olds: Tuesdays from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm $30/class Dad’s Group: Monthly Second Wednesday at 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm $30/class Support Group – Parents with 4-10 Year Olds: Thursday Nights from 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm $25/class Groups & Individual Meetings with parenting guru Barbara Olinger are available for parents of children ages 2-13 years old. Contact Open Temple for more information. read less
    • Passover Showers and Easter Flowers – Online with 18 Doors

    • Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
    • Description: March 4 @ 7:00 pm CST Free Join 18Doors Fellow, Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss to learn about the Jewish holiday of Pass ...read moreMarch 4 @ 7:00 pm CST Free Join 18Doors Fellow, Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss to learn about the Jewish holiday of Passover, and how you can celebrate in a way that’s meaningful to both of you as an interfaith couple—in particular this year during a pandemic (again!). We’ll also discuss how to navigate the spring holidays as an interfaith couple and hear from others in similar situations. read less
    • 18 Doors Jewish Holiday Email Series

    • Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Check out our Jewish holiday email series if you aren’t already on the list (if you are, you should have already g ...read moreCheck out our Jewish holiday email series if you aren’t already on the list (if you are, you should have already gotten the first of our Purim emails). This is an ongoing series and it’s not too late to sign up to receive our Purim prep emails. This is a non-judgmental, supportive, and open forum for you to learn, experience, question, and share as you navigate this sometimes stressful yet joyous time of year. By signing up for this series you will also get our other holiday emails. You can unsubscribe any time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]. read less
    • Passover, Pillows, Props and Puppets! – Online with 18 Doors

    • Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
    • Description: March 9 @ 8:00 pm EST Free Come learn how to engage kids and the young at heart in the telling of the Passover stor ...read moreMarch 9 @ 8:00 pm EST Free Come learn how to engage kids and the young at heart in the telling of the Passover story. Rabbi Elyssa will share her tips for the seder—the ritual meal at the beginning of Passover—and tricks for making old traditions new again. Join this session for parents and grandparents of interfaith families to re-imagine and prep everything for Passover. Rabbi Elyssa will share a variety of hands-on kids activities and food ideas to get into the spirit of spring and freedom! read less
    • Becoming a Soulful Parent w author Dasee Berkowitz

    • Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    • Description: March 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Join Rabbi Missaghieh & Head of School Hannah Bennett with author and teacher Dase ...read moreMarch 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Join Rabbi Missaghieh & Head of School Hannah Bennett with author and teacher Dasee Berkowitz as she shares her wisdom in her new book Becoming A Soulful Parent: A Path To The Wisdom Within. Berkowitz combines insights from thousands of years of Jewish wisdom and contemporary literature on spirituality with her own utterly relatable first-person storytelling. She helps readers embrace every moment with their families while leaning into the challenges of parenting with renewed perspective and enthusiasm. read less
    • LAJTI: Guided Meditation & Reflections

    • Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
    • Description: Mar 11, 2021 08:00 AM Apr 8, 2021, 08:00 AM May 13, 2021 08:00 AM Rise and shine with the Los Angeles Jewish Teen ...read moreMar 11, 2021 08:00 AM Apr 8, 2021, 08:00 AM May 13, 2021 08:00 AM Rise and shine with the Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative in a guided meditation. learning and sharing. Jewish educator and meditation teacher Robin Wald will lead parents of teens in a teaching grounded in Jewish wisdom, followed by a soulful meditation and an opportunity for personal reflection and group sharing. read less
    • So You’re Hosting Passover: Seder Leading 101 – Online

    • Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
    • Description: March 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EST Free Are you leading a Passover seder on your own this year? Whether you’re hosting ...read moreMarch 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EST Free Are you leading a Passover seder on your own this year? Whether you’re hosting or attending a small seder at home or others are joining you virtually, we have the tools you need to feel confident creating a seder that’s right for your interfaith, intercultural, or mixed-heritage family. Join Rabbis Malka Packer-Monroe and Robyn Frisch from 18Doors for an informative and engaging conversation. We’ll go through the basic elements of leading a seder and suggest different Haggadot (books to lead you through the ritual meal) you may choose to use (both hardcopy as well as virtual). We will also include plenty of time for any questions you may have. read less
    • PJ Library Community Connector Programs West Valley Families with Children Under 3

    • Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Friday, March 12, 2021, 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Welcome Shabbat with other West Valley families. Audience: West Val ...read moreFriday, March 12, 2021, 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Welcome Shabbat with other West Valley families. Audience: West Valley Community Connector families Event Contact: Email [email protected] for Zoom link to attend. Tuesday, March 30, 4:00 PM-4:30 PM  Join together virtually for a PJ Library storytime about Passover and explore texture in art with an edible matzah art project! We will make our own edible paint (with sweetened condensed milk and food coloring) and then paint on matzah for a beautiful, creative, and yummy treat!  Audience: West Valley Community Connector family participants Event Contact: RSVP to Candice at [email protected] for Zoom Link. read less
    • PJ Library Community Connector Programs East Valley Families with Children Under 3

    • Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: PJ Kids Passover Story & Craft Time! Sunday, March 14 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Brief description: Let's ge ...read morePJ Kids Passover Story & Craft Time! Sunday, March 14 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Brief description: Let's get ready for Passover with a PJ Library story and then decorate your very own afikomen (matzah/dessert) bag. Materials will be delivered in advance of the event, so be sure to RSVP before March 12. Audience: East Valley Community Connector families Event Contact: RSVP to JoLynn by 3/12 to receive door-dropped craft kit and zoom link to attend at [email protected] PJ Kids Passover Story & Craft Time! Sunday, March 14 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Brief description: Let's get ready for Passover with a PJ Library story and then decorate your very own afikomen (matzah/dessert) bag. Materials will be delivered in advance of the event, so be sure to RSVP before March 12. Audience: East Valley Community Connector families Event Contact: RSVP to JoLynn by 3/12 to receive door-dropped craft kit and zoom link to attend at [email protected] PJ Kids Passover Story & Craft Time! Sunday, March 14 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Brief description: Let's get ready for Passover with a PJ Library story and then decorate your very own afikomen (matzah/dessert) bag. Materials will be delivered in advance of the event, so be sure to RSVP before March 12. Audience: East Valley Community Connector families Event Contact: RSVP to JoLynn by 3/12 to receive door-dropped craft kit and zoom link to attend at [email protected] PJ Kids Passover Story & Craft Time! Sunday, March 14 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Brief description: Let's get ready for Passover with a PJ Library story and then decorate your very own afikomen (matzah/dessert) bag. Materials will be delivered in advance of the event, so be sure to RSVP before March 12. Audience: East Valley Community Connector families Event Contact: RSVP to JoLynn by 3/12 to receive door-dropped craft kit and zoom link to attend at [email protected] PJ Kids Passover Story & Craft Time! Sunday, March 14 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Brief description: Let's get ready for Passover with a PJ Library story and then decorate your very own afikomen (matzah/dessert) bag. Materials will be delivered in advance of the event, so be sure to RSVP before March 12. Audience: East Valley Community Connector families Event Contact: RSVP to JoLynn by 3/12 to receive door-dropped craft kit and zoom link to attend at [email protected] PJ Kids Passover Story & Craft Time! Sunday, March 14 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Brief description: Let's get ready for Passover with a PJ Library story and then decorate your very own afikomen (matzah/dessert) bag. Materials will be delivered in advance of the event, so be sure to RSVP before March 12. Audience: East Valley Community Connector families Event Contact: RSVP to JoLynn by 3/12 to receive door-dropped craft kit and zoom link to attend at [email protected] PJ Kids Passover Story & Craft Time! Sunday, March 14 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Brief description: Let's get ready for Passover with a PJ Library story and then decorate your very own afikomen (matzah/dessert) bag. Materials will be delivered in advance of the event, so be sure to RSVP before March 12. Audience: East Valley Community Connector families Event Contact: RSVP to JoLynn by 3/12 to receive door-dropped craft kit and zoom link to attend at [email protected] PJ Kids Passover Story & Craft Time! Sunday, March 14, 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Let's get ready for Passover with a PJ Library story and then decorate your very own afikomen (matzah/dessert) bag. Materials will be delivered in advance of the event, so be sure to RSVP before March 12. Audience: East Valley Community Connector families Event Contact: RSVP to JoLynn by 3/12 to receive door-dropped craft kit and zoom link to attend at [email protected] Friday, March 19, 5 - 5:30 pm Friday-night Lights We'll sing some songs, say the prayers, light the candles, and eat the challah. Attendees will receive a DIY kit to make your own candle holders. Materials will be delivered in advance of the event, so be sure to RSVP before March 16. Audience: East Valley Community Connector adult participants Event Contact: RSVP to JoLynn by 3/16 to receive a door-dropped craft kit and zoom link to attend at [email protected]. read less
    • PJ Library Community Connector Programs Eastside LA Families with Children Under 3

    • Age Group: 0-2 years old
    • Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Parent-Only Wine Tasting! Sunday, March 20, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm In this parent-only virtual event, we'll c ...read moreParent-Only Wine Tasting! Sunday, March 20, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm In this parent-only virtual event, we'll celebrate the birth of spring and the coming holiday of Pesach (Passover) with a curated, private wine tasting. Inspired by arba kosot (the four cups of wine at the Passover Seder) we’ll journey through a flight of wines selected by a local wine specialist. Your tasting set will be safely dropped off ahead of time, and our event will be guided by a professional sommelier.  Audience: Eastside Community Connector adult participants Event Contact: RSVP to Hayley at [email protected] for Zoom link to attend. Passover Project! Thursday, March 25, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Brief description: Celebrate Passover with PJ Library storytime and decorate Miriam cups. Audience: Eastside Community Connector families Event Contact: RSVP to Hayley by 3/18 to receive door-dropped materials and Zoom link to attend at [email protected]. read less
    • PJ Library Community Connector Programs Culver City Families with Children Under 3

    • Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Monthly Chat with Parents with Babies Sunday, March 21, 10:00 am - 10:30 am  Do you have a child under 1 yea ...read moreMonthly Chat with Parents with Babies Sunday, March 21, 10:00 am - 10:30 am  Do you have a child under 1 year old and want to meet other parents in the Culver City area (including Palms, Playa Vista, and Marina Del Rey)? Join us for virtual coffee to connect and get to know one another!   Audience: Culver City Community Connector adult participants Event Contact: RSVP to Gavrielle at [email protected] for Zoom link to attend It's A Shabbat & Passover Party! Friday, March 26, 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Brief description: Celebrate Passover with a PJ Library story, sing & dance to Passover songs, and play games together!   Audience: Culver City Community Connector families Event Contact: RSVP to Gavrielle at [email protected] for Zoom link to attend. read less
    • LAJTI Journaling Workshop for Parents: Seeing Our Teens Through a Lens of Love

    • Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
    • Description: Mar 7, 2021, 4:00-5:30 PM via Zoom LAJTI Journaling Workshop for Parents: Seeing Our Teens Through a Lens of Love ...read moreMar 7, 2021, 4:00-5:30 PM via Zoom LAJTI Journaling Workshop for Parents: Seeing Our Teens Through a Lens of Love In this informative and enjoyable (because why do it if there’s no joy in it?) workshop for parents of teens, Ani Tuzman will share how journaling can help bring greater perspective, compassion, insight, equanimity, and yes, joy, to parenting our teenagers. read less
    • 18 Doors - Parenting (During a Pandemic) Email Series

    • Description: Parenting young kids is full of pitfalls where we can get stuck on the difficulties of the day-to-day of meeting our ...read moreParenting young kids is full of pitfalls where we can get stuck on the difficulties of the day-to-day of meeting our children’s needs, not to mention our own. COVID-19 has turned everything on its head. Schools are closed and you and/or other family members might have suddenly found yourself being a full-time teacher, parent, employee, housekeeper, playmate and more. It was already hard to “balance” things, and now we’re struggling to find even a moment of equilibrium. This email series is designed for parents in interfaith families with children age 2-6 who are interested in exploring ways to infuse Jewish values into the routine of their daily life and to bring more peace, spirituality and love into their parenting. Our "Quarantine Edition" will address some of the specific challenges of this extraordinary time and ways Jewish wisdom can help you and your kids think about and move through your day. Each of the 8 emails contains a Jewish story or value connected to the real challenges and joys of parenting with practical advice and tools. read less
    • 18 Doors - Unlocking Jewish

    • Description: Are you looking for Jewish clergy for your upcoming wedding or baby naming? Seeking help on your journey to conversi ...read moreAre you looking for Jewish clergy for your upcoming wedding or baby naming? Seeking help on your journey to conversion? If you’re looking for support with a lifecycle event or to find inclusive Jewish events and meet other interfaith couples at your life stage, we’re here to support you. We have supportive rabbis on staff to help guide and connect you. We are thrilled to have a Rukin Rabbinic Fellow here in Los Angeles to support you. Rabbi Max Chaiken runs events for interfaith/intercultural couples to socialize and discuss relevant issues and workshops to reflect on your backgrounds, differences, and similarities and discuss your hopes, plans, and dreams for the future. He is also available for one-on-one consultations and to refer you to local Jewish clergy and organizations that welcome interfaith/intercultural couples and families. Contact him at [email protected]. read less
    • Cedars-Sinai Jewish Expectant Parent Workshop: Not Just Parenthood. Jewish Parenthood

    • Address: 8700 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, , 90048
    • Contact Phone: (310) 423-5168
    • Description: INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19: This class has transitioned to a virtual live conference platform until further not ...read moreINFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19: This class has transitioned to a virtual live conference platform until further notice as we continue to evaluate and manage the health and safety of our patients and visitors. This unique parenthood preparation class is designed to educate new parents from across the spectrum of Jewish life about the critical questions they'll face bringing a child into the world. This is an opportunity to learn from knowledgeable rabbis and educators—male and female—from Orthodox, Conservative and Reform denominations. Here are some of the topics the class covers: Naming traditions Baby ceremonies Making your pregnancy special Creating a safe space to explore how your family will change read less
    • Jewish Grandparent Network

    • Description: The Jewish Grandparents Network is the first and only national organization supporting grandparents as they embrace ...read moreThe Jewish Grandparents Network is the first and only national organization supporting grandparents as they embrace both traditional and radically new roles in their families. Through research, network-building, advocacy, and institutional partnerships, we foster new models of grandparent engagement for the benefit of our families, our communities, and our future. read less
    • LA Jewish Teen Initiative LAJTI

    • Location: City;South Bay;Valleys
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 761-8155
    • 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. https://www.jteensla.org/ read less
    • Looking For a Parent & Me Class?

    • Location: Valleys
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 464-3391
    • Description: The Jewish Federation has created a program, run by BJE, to use vouchers as a means for helping Jewish families begi ...read moreThe Jewish Federation has created a program, run by BJE, to use vouchers as a means for helping Jewish families begin their Jewish journey. This program will provide cash vouchers for Jewish families enrolling a child for the first time in a Parent & Me program in any participating BJE-affiliated early childhood center. How does it work? BJE will pay 50% of the fee for a Parent & Me session (a subsidy up to a maximum of $300). The program sponsor will cover an additional 20% and the family will only pay 30% of the cost of the tuition for their first session of the Parent & Me program. Applicants can apply online and will select the program they wish to participate in. After they choose the program, the family will receive a voucher that they will bring to the program when they enroll. Participating programs will be then be reimbursed for the vouchers they receive from enrolled participants. Who is eligible for vouchers? The Federation Voucher program is specifically for families who have not yet enrolled in any Jewish program with their child. You are eligible for this voucher if this is your first time enrolling in a Jewish Parent & Me program. Which programs are participating? Jewish Parent & Me programs in BJE-affiliated early childhood centers can choose to participate in this program. Please check with the program you are interested in to be sure they have signed up to participate. The Los Angeles-area schools that are currently participating in the Federation Voucher Program are: Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School Beth Shir Shalom ECC Burbank Temple Emanu El ECC Erika J. Glazer ECC of Wilshire Boulevard Temple Gan West Preschool Ilan Ramon Kehillat Israel ECC Kol Tikvah ECC Leonard I Beerman ECC at Leo Baeck Temple Mann Family ECC of Wilshire Boulevard Temples Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am ECC Shomrei Torah ECC Sinai Akibah ECC Susan Sims Bodenstein Preschool (Mishkan Tephilo) Temple Adat Elohim ECC Temple Akiba ECC Temple Aliyah ECC Temple Beth Hillel Temple Etz Chaim ECC Temple Isaiah Preschool Temple Judea ECC Temple Ramat Zion ECC The Growing Garden Preschool Tuvia School of Temple Menorah Valley Beth Shalom Valley Outreach Synagogue Yeshiva Ohr Eliyahu After the first session, do the families pay full price? Federation vouchers will also cover 25% of the second session (up to a maximum of $150). Families are responsible for paying the full amount for any subsequent Parent & Me sessions after their second course. read less
    • The Jewish Outreach and Education project

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 610-4254
    • 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