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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
    • Date: Wednesday, September 28, 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
    • The JQ Helpline - Support & Resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their Families, & Allies

    • Date: Wednesday, September 28, 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
    • New Dads Connect

    • Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: We are planning to launch the next 8-week group on Thursday, Sep 1st, from 5 – 6 pm. Meetings are at no cost and ...read moreWe are planning to launch the next 8-week group on Thursday, Sep 1st, from 5 – 6 pm. Meetings are at no cost and are on Zoom. 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
    • JQSA Support for Parents of Gender Diverse Youth and Young Adults

    • Date: Monday, October 3, 2022
    • Description: Select Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT on Zoom October 3, November 7, Dec 5 This group provides support and informa ...read moreSelect Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT on Zoom October 3, November 7, Dec 5 This group provides support and information for Jewish parents and caregivers from a behavioral health provider. It gives a space to ask questions or voice any concerns they have. No matter your level of transliteracy, you can get support and information and process thoughts and emotions that might not feel comfortable or appropriate to talk about with the trans and gender-diverse young people in their lives. read less
    • JFS Pregnancy Support

    • Date: Tuesday, October 4, 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
    • JQSA Support for Family and Friends

    • Date: Monday, October 10, 2022
    • Description: Second Monday of the month, 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT on Zoom October 10, November 14, Dec 12 This group provides suppo ...read moreSecond Monday of the month, 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT on Zoom October 10, November 14, Dec 12 This group provides support and information for Jewish friends, family, loved ones, and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. It is for ages 18+ and is led by a mental health clinician. The group aims to be a warm, welcoming and confidential space to meet others, process emotions, ask questions, and gather supportive resources. read less
    • Valley Tzelem+ a brave and safe space for Jewish LGBTQ+ Teens

    • Date: Monday, October 24, 2022
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Meets monthly on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm at Temple Judea. Oct. 24 | Nov. 14 | Dec. 12 | Jan. 9 | Feb. 6 ...read moreMeets monthly on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm at Temple Judea. Oct. 24 | Nov. 14 | Dec. 12 | Jan. 9 | Feb. 6 | Mar. 6 | Apr. 17 | May 8 | Jun 5 Valley Tzelem+ is a brave and safe space for Jewish LGBTQ+ teens from across the San Fernando Valley. & a simultaneous parent support group. Tzelem offers opportunities to make friends and explore issues such as: - Gender - LGBTQ+ Identities - Wellness - Friendship - Jewish Identity The teen group facilitator is Rachel Hershman, Assistant Director of Education at Temple Judea. The adult support group will be facilitated by Nicole Rosenson, MA, AMFT. Costs: Teen Tzelem Group - $180/teen Parent Support Group - $250/family Scholarships are available for financial concerns; please email [email protected]om For more information, visit: templejudea.com/tzelem 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