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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.

    • JQ Support Groups - Trans & Nonbinary, Persian, & Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth

    • Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (855) 574-4577
    • Description: JQ Support Groups - Trans & Nonbinary, Persian, & Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth Persian Support Group Tuesdays ...read moreJQ Support Groups - Trans & Nonbinary, Persian, & Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth Persian Support Group Tuesdays, Weekly, 7:30 - 8:45 pm PT on Zoom For Iranian LGBTQ+ young adults in their 20’s and 30’s starting on Tuesday, March 23 – June 8. Led by Arya Pedoeim (he/him), ACSW Trans & Non-binary Support Group Wednesdays, Weekly, 7 - 8:15 pm PT on Zoom For transgender and non-binary adults 18+ launching on Wednesday, March 24 – June 9. Led by Michael Levine (they/them), AMFT, Psychotherapist Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth Group Thursdays, Weekly, 7 - 8 pm PT on Zoom For individual parents, couples, guardians, or caretakers of youth, launching on Thursday, March 25 – June 10. Led by Mastaneh Moghadam (she/her), LCSW, Psychotherapist As part of our commitment to supporting our community in every way possible, JQ is eager to be launching a series of virtual support groups to meet our community’s needs where they are. Led by skilled and passionate facilitators and supervised by a licensed clinical social worker, these groups are meant to offer guidance, education, and caring on a variety of issues while facilitating a mutually supportive in-group community. The 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) read less
    • Parent Support @ Open Temple

    • Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    • Description: Parenting Groups and Workshops with Parenting Guru Barbara Olinger - A Place for Parents at Open Temple House–NOW ...read moreParenting Groups and Workshops with Parenting Guru Barbara Olinger - A Place for Parents at Open Temple House–NOW VIA ZOOM Ongoing Groups: (As of December 2020): Support Group – Parents with kiddos 3 – 6 years old: Monday Nights: 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm and Thursdays at 10:00 am Support Group – Parents with 5-9-Year-Olds: Every other Wednesday at 3:30 pm and Thursdays 9:00 – 10:00 pm Support Group – Parents with 9-13-Year-Olds: Tuesdays from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Topics include: Siblings in the House, Non-Defensive Communication Triggers All classes are currently held via Zoom Questions and Registration: Email Barbara For more information about Barbara Olinger: www.BarbaraOlinger.info read less
    • Unlocking Bedtime: Creating Jewish Rituals for Kids – Online

    • Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: May 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT Free Join 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Greg Weisman and other interfaith cou ...read moreMay 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT Free Join 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Greg Weisman and other interfaith couples with young children to talk about bedtime. We’ll learn about rituals, prayers and songs and discuss, in a totally non-judgmental forum, ways that you might want to bring a Jewish component into your child’s bedtime routine. There will also be the opportunity to discuss bedtime rituals from the background/culture/religion of the parent who is not Jewish. Couples will get to hear from other interfaith couples with young children dealing with similar challenges and blessings. This event is for parents raising Jewish children in an interfaith home. Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Rabbi Greg at [email protected]! read less
    • LAJTI: Guided Meditation & Reflections

    • Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
    • Description: May 13, 2021 08:00 AM Rise and shine with the Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative in a guided meditation. learning a ...read moreMay 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 teaching grounded in Jewish wisdom, followed by a soulful meditation and an opportunity for personal reflection and group sharing. 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, May 13, 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
    • 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 jBabies

    • Description: Are you pregnant? Do you have a new baby? Looking to connect with other families just like yours? If you answered ye ...read moreAre you pregnant? Do you have a new baby? Looking to connect with other families just like yours? If you answered yes, then you need to meet with our LA jBabies Connector so we can welcome your growing family into our Los Angeles Jewish community. LA jBabies helps expectant parents and families of newborns (0-9 months) make connections, build friendships, and engage in Los Angeles Jewish life. We’ve handpicked some of the best baby swag out there and can’t wait to give it to you as a welcome gift (one per family)! All you have to do is meet up with one of our LA jBabies Connectors and it’s yours. We’re putting together groups of families with babies born in the same 4-month period. These groups will begin with an icebreaker and a few minutes to talk about building a Jewish home for your growing family. Then we’ll learn tips from baby development experts about how to play with your baby. The rest of the time we’ll spend socializing. We welcome everyone — including unaffiliated, single- and multi-parent, multi-faith, multi-ethnic, multi-abled, and LGBTQ families. 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