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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.

    • Teen Wellness Workshop: Thriving in the Digital World

    • Location: Valley Village
    • Address: 9030 W. Olympic Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
    • Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 761-8155
    • Description: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 — Beth Jacob Congregation, 9030 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills 90211 Thursday, January ...read moreTuesday, January 28, 2020 — Beth Jacob Congregation, 9030 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills 90211 Thursday, January 30, 2020 — Temple Ramat Zion, 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge 91325 The advent of smartphones, apps, and social media have made the turbulent teenage years even more challenging for parents and their kids. As parents, we are often searching for help to navigate the unique stressors our high-tech world has introduced to the teen experience. Join us for a FREE parent workshop and Q&A with Digital Media Wellness Educator Julia Storm, MA and Founder of ReConnect, to learn simple research-based tips and tricks to support teens’ mental, physical, and spiritual well-being in the digital age. Topics include social media and self-esteem, online/offline balance, helping teens curate a positive digital footprint, and more. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited and reservations are required — RSVP today! For more information, please contact [email protected]. Each workshop runs from 7:00-9:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited and reservations are required. Sign up today read less
    • Valley Beth Shalom So Healthy Together - Why are we so Anxious Today?

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 15739 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, CA
    • Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 530-4035
    • Description: Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 8:00 PM FREE, RSVP required. Why Are We So Anxious Today? Join Dr. David Rosmarin, ...read moreThursday, February 6, 2020, at 8:00 PM FREE, RSVP required. Why Are We So Anxious Today? Join Dr. David Rosmarin, the founder of the Harvard Center on Anxiety as he explores the root causes of this anxious age and speaks to practical solutions for you and your family. Generously sponsored by the physicians of VBS in honor of ten years of learning Torah together. For any additional questions, please contact Nitzan Barlev at [email protected] or 818.530.4035. read less
    • The Open Temple: A Place for Parents: Dad’s Group

    • Location: Venice
    • Address: 1422 Electric Avenue Venice, California
    • Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm. Second Wednesday of the Month. A monthly parenting group for dads. This evening group is for d ...read more7:45 pm – 9:15 pm. Second Wednesday of the Month. A monthly parenting group for dads. This evening group is for dads of children ages 2-10 years old. Fathers can talk about being a dad, discuss development and discipline questions, learn from other dads and bring up any other issues as well. You do not have to sign up for more than one class. Please check the Open Temple Calendar for dates. $25 RSVP to [email protected] groups are held the second Wednesday of every month (except August). read less
    • Email Series for Parenting Series for December

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: This five-session email series has been created by the rabbis from our IFF/Your Communities across the country to he ...read moreThis five-session email series has been created by the rabbis from our IFF/Your Communities across the country to help as you and your family head into the December holiday season. Beginning December 2 we will send you 5 emails full of resources, stories, humor and questions to ask yourself, your partner and/or your family about your December holiday needs, practices and choices. 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
    • Interfaith Family: Raising a Child with Judaism Email Series

    • Address: 830 Traction Ave. #3A Los Angeles, CA
    • Description: This popular, free email series is for parents who want to explore bringing Jewish traditions into their family life ...read moreThis popular, free email series is for parents who want to explore bringing Jewish traditions into their family life. You will receive eight emails over four weeks (emails are sent on Mondays and Thursdays) about how to bring spirituality and traditions to your parenting in realistic and meaningful ways. The emails will share content ideas; video links; questions to discuss with your partner; ideas for family projects; personal stories written by other interfaith families who have brought these same aspects of Judaism into their lives; and book suggestions around sleeping, eating, playing, praying and more. The email series will be sent four times a year, beginning the first Monday of January, April, July and October. You may register for a given series up until the day before it begins. Registration is always open…so register now and you’ll start getting the emails in your inbox as soon as the next series begins. Participation in the series allows you access to our private Facebook group for parents. It's a place where parents (and prospective parents) in interfaith families can ask questions, share resources, support one another, etc. 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
    • The First 36 Project, a program of the Simms/Mann Institute in partnership with BJE and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA
    • Description: The First 36 Project, a program of the Simms/Mann Institute in partnership with BJE and the Jewish Federation of Gre ...read moreThe First 36 Project, a program of the Simms/Mann Institute in partnership with BJE and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, combines tried and tested theories of early childhood development with cutting-edge research in early childhood learning and brain sciences to nurture meaningful relationships and foster resilience in future generations. The project is designed to rethink the nature of parent & me programs in Jewish institutions and refine their ability to deepen and enhance the social and emotional development of the youngest children and their parents. Each cohort of 12 early childhood educators (parent & me teachers, and transition teachers) participates in a year-long program that includes meetings with colleagues, educational seminars with cutting-edge neuroscience researchers, and professional coaching. As Fellows in this program, they have access to a wide variety of high quality resources offered by the Simms/Mann Institute including videos, articles and speakers. They learn from some of the top neuroscientists in the world addressing development of children, birth to three years. For further information please contact BJE Associate Director Phil Liff-Grieff, 323-761-8614. Participants in the first cohort of The First 36 Fellows are (from left to right): Top row- Shanti Greenspan and Sari Edber (Temple Beth Hillel ECC), Sarah Manor Klinger and Samantha Loveman (Sinai Akiba Academy ECC), Sari Abrams (Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am ECC) Lower row: Parastou Bassirat (VBS ECC), Dana Lerner (Mann Family ECC of WBT), Miri Avraham (Pressman ECC), Susy Shapiro (VBS), Erin Aghai and Lisa Whitman (Temple Judea ECC) 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
    • Tzelem for LGBTQ+ Teens Group 2019-2020

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Moving Traditions and the Teen JQSA are excited to partner and bring you Tzelem for LGBTQ+ teens, a new program held ...read moreMoving Traditions and the Teen JQSA are excited to partner and bring you Tzelem for LGBTQ+ teens, a new program held monthly at the JQlub for LGBTQ+ Jewish teens. Moving Traditions is a national organization that emboldens teens to flourish by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and inspiring a commitment to Jewish life and learning. Each month the group will focus on topics such as courage, friendship, stress, body image, and spirituality. The teens explore Jewish values and the issues they care about through games and discussion. Tzelem for LGBTQ+ teens will bring together the same group of 8 - 12 teens each month to learn, grow, and bond together throughout the school year. For questions about Moving Traditions, please email Julia Papiyan at [email protected]. For questions about JQ International's Teen JQSA, please contact Anna Goodman at [email protected]. read less