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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 Dads Connect

    • Date: Wednesday, January 26, 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
    • The JQ Helpline - Support & Resources for LGBTQ+ Jews, their Families, & Allies

    • Date: Wednesday, January 26, 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
    • Sinai Temple - Talking To Your Children About Food (Zoom)

    • Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
    • Description: Thursday, January 27, 7:30 p.m. Join Lauren Naaman, Registered Dietitian and Carolyn Hoffman, Director of Sinai ...read moreThursday, January 27, 7:30 p.m. Join Lauren Naaman, Registered Dietitian and Carolyn Hoffman, Director of Sinai Temple’s Mental Health Center, for a conversation about how we talk to our children about food. Lauren and Carolyn will discuss balancing your children’s food intake, how to empower your kids to make choices about the food they eat and of course, take your questions! read less
    • LA Jewish Teen Initiative Parent Workshop: Gender, Sexuality and Suicide Prevention

    • Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
    • Description: Monday, January 31 — Valley Village Tuesday, February 22 — via Zoom Thursday, March 24 — Westside This Lo ...read moreMonday, January 31 — Valley Village Tuesday, February 22 — via Zoom Thursday, March 24 — Westside This Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative parent workshop will be a safe space for learning about the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ teens. We hope through this training to educate, raise awareness, reduce stigma, and promote help-seeking behaviors. JQ International staff and mental health clinicians will teach best practices and ways to show up as an ally and champion for LGBTQ+ teens in our community. Parents are invited to bring their tween or teen to the workshop to engage in the content together. Each session is offered free of charge and will be held from 7:00-8:30 PM. Parents choose to attend one of the following three workshops (either online or in-person outdoors) Addresses are provided via email upon registration. RSVP Now For any questions, please email Marlee at [email protected]. We hope you will join us for these important discussions. The Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative is co-funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation, with seed funding provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. The Jim Joseph Foundation - Shimon ben Joseph | Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles read less
    • JFS Pregnancy Support

    • Date: Tuesday, February 1, 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
    • Live. Lunch. Learn. Series (on Zoom)

    • Date: Friday, February 11, 2022
    • Description: February 11, 2022, March 25, 2022, April 29, 2022, May 6, 2022 Friday afternoons at 12pm Supporting Healthy Teen ...read moreFebruary 11, 2022, March 25, 2022, April 29, 2022, May 6, 2022 Friday afternoons at 12pm Supporting Healthy Teen Body Image and Self-Respect In a social media culture obsessed with physical beauty ideals, teens are at high risk for struggling with negative body image and eating disorders. Judaism teaches us to value and protect our bodies, not to hate, punish, or reject them. In this virtual session, Robin Wald will lead us in a discussion about how parents can support teens of all genders to cultivate a healthy and respectful relationship with their physical bodies, food and eating, and exercise. To register: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6668972/Friday-12pm-Lunch-and-Learn read less
    • Jewish Federation Teen initiative Wellness Gathering

    • Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Parents of tweens and teens — and youth educators — are invited to join LAJTI and the L.A. Jewish community on S ...read moreParents of tweens and teens — and youth educators — are invited to join LAJTI and the L.A. Jewish community on Sunday, March 6, 2022, for a morning Wellness Gathering with keynote Jessica Lahey who will discuss themes from her book The Gift of Failure.* Breakfast, learning, reflection, and guided meditation led by Robin Wald included. Details to follow For more information, contact [email protected]. We hope to see you there! *Each attendee will receive a copy of the book. For the safety of our guests, we will ensure this event is compliant with the CDC, local and national guidelines at the time of the event. Proof of vaccination required. read less