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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.

    • PJ Library Community Connector Programs Eastside LA Families with Children 0-2

    • Age Group: 0-2 years old
    • Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Wednesday, September 23 – NEW YEAR'S RELEASE AND REFRAME: A GUIDED MEDITATION WITH NINA MILLIN (Parents Only ...read moreWednesday, September 23 – NEW YEAR'S RELEASE AND REFRAME: A GUIDED MEDITATION WITH NINA MILLIN (Parents Only) 8:00 pm In Jewish tradition, the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a heightened time for spiritual reflection. Join teacher Nina Millin, from The Circle Gathering, to anchor the High Holy Days, as we release the old and set intentions around the creation of the new. We'll gather to wish everyone a Shana Tova (Happy New Year!), then will turn our cameras off and listen to a 30-minute guided meditation. After, we'll discuss and reflect. RSVP by September 21 to Hayley at [email protected] for Zoom link to attend. read less
    • 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, September 24, 2020
    • 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, September 24, 2020
    • 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
    • PJ Library Community Connector Programs West Valley Families with Children 0-2

    • Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Friday, September 25 – WELCOME SHABBAT WITH PJ LIBRARY WEST VALLEY FRIENDS 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Welcome in Shabb ...read moreFriday, September 25 – WELCOME SHABBAT WITH PJ LIBRARY WEST VALLEY FRIENDS 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Welcome in Shabbat with a PJ Library story, say a few Shabbat prayers, light the candles, drink grape juice and eat challah together. This Shabbat will be hosted by one of the families in our com read less
    • 18 Doors - Parenting 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
    • Email Series for Parenting Series for May for Interfaith Families

    • 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
    • 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: BJE and The Jewish Federation, in partnership with the following schools, are offering a 70% discount on high qualit ...read moreBJE and The Jewish Federation, in partnership with the following schools, are offering a 70% discount on high quality Jewish Parent & Me classes for first time participants: Kol Tikvah (Woodland Hills) Temple Aliyah (Woodland Hills) Shomrei Torah (West Hills) Temple Adat Elohim (Thousand Oaks) Temple Etz Chaim (Thousand Oaks) To receive you voucher, go to www.bjela.org/parentandme For more information, contact Rachel Kaplan at [email protected] or 818-464-3391. A Project of BJE's JKidLA 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