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    • Shabbat Menuchah Stretching

    • Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
    • Description: October 22 - November 5, weekly on Fridays 1:00 PM PDT - 1:45 PM PDT November 19 - December 3, weekly on Fridays ...read moreOctober 22 - November 5, weekly on Fridays 1:00 PM PDT - 1:45 PM PDT November 19 - December 3, weekly on Fridays 1:00 PM PST - 1:45 PM PSTAfter a long week it is important for our mind and body to wind down as we transition into Shabbat. Time Flies Circus staff will lead an end of the week relaxing and reinvigorating stretch. This class is great for all levels, no previous experience is necessary. read less
    • Skirball Archaeology Dig

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90049
    • Age Group: Family
    • Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • Contact Phone: (310) 440-4500
    • Description: Sift and sort to find replicas of ancient artifacts buried beneath the sand, weigh and examine your findings, and an ...read moreSift and sort to find replicas of ancient artifacts buried beneath the sand, weigh and examine your findings, and analyze clues to discover what we have in common with people who lived three thousand years ago. For Archaeology Month—Throughout October, junior archaeologists can participate in special projects: carve a soapstone amulet, create a cuneiform tablet, design a mosaic, or make metal jewelry! Saturday, October 16: Join teaching artist Rose Ann Hamilton for a presentation on Cahuilla basketry. Then participate in a yucca brush and cordage activity to make your own bracelet. Saturday, October 23: Participate in an artifact preservation activity with anthropologist Dr. Felicia Beardsley and historian Anne Collier of the University of La Verne Cultural and Natural Collections. Sunday, October 24: Take a closer look at the Skirball’s beautiful replica of the Hammat Tiberias mosaic in the exhibition Vision and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America, and learn about the history of mosaics before making your own. read less
    • Skirball Cultural Center New exhibition: Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, which sheds light on the enduring relevance of this pop-culture phenomenon

    • Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • Description: Opens Oct 7 | FREE to Members and to all on Thursdays | Includes general Museum admission | Advance timed-entry rese ...read moreOpens Oct 7 | FREE to Members and to all on Thursdays | Includes general Museum admission | Advance timed-entry reservations required Save the date! Ticket reservations for Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds open Thursday, September 2, at 12:00 pm. New reservations open on the first Thursday of each month. More than fifty years ago, a television show called Star Trek broke ground with its daring vision—an inclusive cast of humans and interplanetary beings cooperating to overcome challenges as they explore the cosmos. With themes of heroism, optimism, equality, and humanity, the franchise has continued to pose questions about real life on Earth as much as in its fictional future worlds. Encompassing more than a half-century of television series, spinoffs, and films, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds sheds light on the enduring relevance of this pop-culture phenomenon. This fully immersive exhibition will showcase Star Trek’s significant impact on culture, art, and technology through more than one hundred rare artifacts, set pieces, and props, plus state-of-the-art photo and video interactives. Highlights include: Set pieces from Star Trek: The Original Series, including the navigation console. Artifacts and props from the various Star Trek TV series and films, including an original series tricorder, communicator, and phaser; a Borg cube from the film Star Trek: First Contact; a Klingon disruptor pistol from Star Trek: The Next Generation; and tribbles from Star Trek: The Original Series. Spock’s tunic worn by Leonard Nimoy; Lt. Uhura’s dress worn by Nichelle Nichols; Khan garments past and present, including the open-chest tunic worn by Ricardo Montalbán and the costume worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in the 2013 reboot; Captain Picard’s uniform worn by Patrick Stewart; plus, a Borg costume, the alien Gorn, and more. Original scripts, concept art, storyboards, and production drawings. Spaceship filming models of the USS Enterprise and USS Excelsior. Make plans now to visit the exhibition that is sure to delight longtime fans and fans-in-the-making. read less
    • Everything You’ve Got: A Yoga Class for Every Body

    • Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
    • Description: October 24 - November 7, weekly on Sundays 6:00 AM PDT - 6:45 AM PST November 7 - 21, weekly on Sundays 7:00 AM P ...read moreOctober 24 - November 7, weekly on Sundays 6:00 AM PDT - 6:45 AM PST November 7 - 21, weekly on Sundays 7:00 AM PST - 7:45 AM PST November 21 - December 5, weekly on Sundays 6:00 AM PST - 6:45 AM PST December 11 - 25, on Sundays and Saturdays 1:30 AM PST - 2:30 AM PST Inside every person is a whole world, and this workshop explores it all. These classes use the physical practice of yoga and the Jewish soul practice of middot (soul traits) to play with what’s inside and inside out. read less
    • Comedic Commercials with The Bible Players

    • Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
    • Description: October 25 - November 8, weekly on Mondays 1:00 PM PDT - 2:00 PM PST November 22 - December 6, weekly on Mondays ...read moreOctober 25 - November 8, weekly on Mondays 1:00 PM PDT - 2:00 PM PST November 22 - December 6, weekly on Mondays 1:00 PM PST - 2:00 PM PST 2022 January 10 - 2022 January 31, on Mondays 1:00 PM PST - 2:00 PM PST In this course we will use pieces of wisdom as inspiration for hilarious advertisements to be written and performed. Together we will study Pirkei Avot, a book of quotable lessons from the Mishnah and what they mean to us today. read less
    • Comic Book Superheroes and…Judaism?

    • Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
    • Description: October 18 - November 15, weekly on Mondays 3:30 PM PDT - 4:15 PM PST Bam! Crash! Pow! Dive into the world of supe ...read moreOctober 18 - November 15, weekly on Mondays 3:30 PM PDT - 4:15 PM PST Bam! Crash! Pow! Dive into the world of superheroes and supervillains... with a Jewish twist! read less
    • Westside JCC JKIDS Enrichment Classes

    • Location: Mid-City
    • Address: 5870 W. Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA, 90036
    • Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 938-2531
    • Description: Join us for fun and learning as part of Westside JCC’s newest program JKids! Sign up for one class or multiple. Be ...read moreJoin us for fun and learning as part of Westside JCC’s newest program JKids! Sign up for one class or multiple. Begins Monday, October 4 - December 16, and runs for 10 weeks, Monday - Thursday - no class the week of Thanksgiving. Group size limited to 14 participants. COVID-19 protocols enforced and masks required. Art - Art is all about creativity and turning your thoughts and experiences into something tangible. In this specialty, we will explore different mediums and create beautiful works of art. Students will be encouraged to dive into their own interests and embrace their style. We will also learn about different artists and how they have influenced art. This is a wonderful class that will foster self-expression as well as art education. Dance: Dance your heart out with us while we learn basic movement, creativity, choreography, and performance skills. Stretch, play fun dance games, and learn routines that incorporate new moves, the basic skills of musicality, and creativity. Have a blast dancing to upbeat music with a focus on hip hop and jazz that will include skills such as turns, jumps, kicks, and more! Coding: Create your own animations, programs, and games with MIT’s Scratch, Pytho, Box Island, and more! Computer programming helps with brain development, math skills, logic, and tons of fun! Chess: Come and learn how to go from basic moves to being a chess master. Chess teaches benevolence, responsibility, problem-solving, confidence, sportsmanship, planning, patience, social skills, critical thinking, imagination, and more. We’ll start at the beginning and discover all the different characters (pieces) of chess and background information about who they are and where they come from. LEGO: STEM Engineering: Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts as we design and build leaping bridges, towers, vehicles, and more. Play, create and learn in a world inspired by modern technology and architecture. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas. Sports Sampler: For the budding athlete, take this time to explore all types of sports from soccer and basketball to track and ultimate frisbee. This specialty is a great opportunity for any child to explore all types of sports will building the skills of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Improv - For any child who loves to laugh, make jokes and create a whole world from their imagination, Improv is a great opportunity to learn to put those skills to use. Improv teaches problem-solving, creative thinking, and flexibility. Musical Theater - Explore the world of musical theater with this opportunity to build the show of your dreams. Experience what it means to be part of a cast and crew as your work with our great theater instructor to build a theatrical performance fit for the stage. Get the chance to act, sing, dance, and more while gaining self-confidence and trying new things. Pricing: $300/per class **Musical Theatre & JExplorers: $550 **JCC Members receive a $50 discount per class For questions or more information contact Edana Appel, Director of Camp and Family Programs, at [email protected] read less
    • Hebrew You’ll Remember with Doodly Jew

    • Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • Description: October 19 - November 2, weekly on Tuesdays 2:00 PM PDT - 2:45 PM PDT Grab your markers because we’re going to d ...read moreOctober 19 - November 2, weekly on Tuesdays 2:00 PM PDT - 2:45 PM PDT Grab your markers because we’re going to doodle. Inspired by ancient illuminated manuscripts, we are going to create beautiful works of art based on Hebrew words. read less
    • Israeli Folk Dance Fun: On Your Feet

    • Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • Description: October 26 - November 9, weekly on Tuesdays 2:00 PM PDT - 2:45 PM PST November 23 - December 7, weekly on Tuesda ...read moreOctober 26 - November 9, weekly on Tuesdays 2:00 PM PDT - 2:45 PM PST November 23 - December 7, weekly on Tuesdays 2:00 PM PST - 2:45 PM PST 2022 January 4 - 2022 January 18, weekly on Tuesdays 2:00 PM PST - 2:45 PM PST Israeli Folk Dance Fun: On Your Feet will bring joy and energy, raising your heart rate and improving core balance and coordination. read less
    • Talking Torah with our Ancestors: Story Sharing with Sarah and Abraham

    • Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • Description: October 26 - November 9, weekly on Tuesdays 2:00 PM PDT - 2:45 PM PST What were our ancestors Abraham and Sarah th ...read moreOctober 26 - November 9, weekly on Tuesdays 2:00 PM PDT - 2:45 PM PST What were our ancestors Abraham and Sarah thinking? What was life like for our Jewish family members back in Torah times? In our “Story Sharing” classes, we learn a bit about what the Torah says, a bit about what the rabbis say, and a lot about what WE think about our ancestors who are featured in the Book of Beresheet (Genesis). read less
    • The Blessing Challenge

    • Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • Description: October 19 - November 2, weekly on Tuesdays 3:00 PM PDT - 4:00 PM PDT Judaism teaches us that we should be saying ...read moreOctober 19 - November 2, weekly on Tuesdays 3:00 PM PDT - 4:00 PM PDT Judaism teaches us that we should be saying 100 blessings a day! What are all of these blessings? How do you say them? What is the basic blessing formula? How can I possibly say this many blessings every single day? Through creativity and looking at the world around us, we will explore the idea of blessing and realize how easy it is to count our blessings. read less
    • Jewish Deep Dive (Through Art)

    • Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • Description: October 20 - November 3, weekly on Wednesdays 4:00 PM PDT - 5:00 PM PDT November 17 - December 8, on Wednesdays 4 ...read moreOctober 20 - November 3, weekly on Wednesdays 4:00 PM PDT - 5:00 PM PDT November 17 - December 8, on Wednesdays 4:00 PM PST - 5:00 PM PST Art is just another way of having a conversation - with yourself and others. In our class, we will use unusual art techniques to learn more about how we identify as Jews, and discussions to develop those ideas further. NO FORMAL ART EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY! read less
    • Jewish Heroes Drama Project: Become Abraham, the First Jew

    • Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • Description: October 20 - November 3, weekly on Wednesdays 1:30 PM PDT - 2:15 PM PDT Do you love drama and play? Then this clas ...read moreOctober 20 - November 3, weekly on Wednesdays 1:30 PM PDT - 2:15 PM PDT Do you love drama and play? Then this class is for you! In this class, we will get inside the character of Abraham through play and improv, and understand his values and ideals. read less
    • Minecraft Judaism

    • Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • Description: October 20 - November 3, weekly on Wednesdays 3:00 PM PDT - 4:00 PM PDT Minecraft, the top-selling video game of a ...read moreOctober 20 - November 3, weekly on Wednesdays 3:00 PM PDT - 4:00 PM PDT Minecraft, the top-selling video game of all time, is an amazing way for learners to come together to make friends, have fun, and learn about Judaism. read less
    • Hanukkah Parody Hilarity with The Bible Players

    • Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • Description: October 28 - November 11, weekly on Thursdays 1:00 PM PDT - 2:00 PM PST December 2 - 16, weekly on Thursdays 1: ...read moreOctober 28 - November 11, weekly on Thursdays 1:00 PM PDT - 2:00 PM PST December 2 - 16, weekly on Thursdays 1:00 PM PST - 2:00 PM PST 2022 January 13 - 2022 January 27, weekly on Thursdays 1:00 PM PST - 2:00 PM PST As long as there has been music, there have been great parody songs. Together we will study what makes Hanukkah special and the elements that we want to include in a parody song. read less
    • Juggling Club

    • Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • Description: October 21 - November 4, weekly on Thursdays 2:00 PM PDT - 2:45 PM PDT Much like the Jewish tradition of questioni ...read moreOctober 21 - November 4, weekly on Thursdays 2:00 PM PDT - 2:45 PM PDT Much like the Jewish tradition of questioning and conversation, the cognitive and emotional benefits of community have been scientifically proven time and time again. Intellectual stimulation and community are staples of Jewish communal life. Come practice juggling (identities, balls, sticks, or Jewish tales) together as a community, make Jewish friends and just have a great time! read less
    • Improv with Merav

    • Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
    • Description: October 29 - November 12, weekly on Fridays 2:00 PM PDT - 3:00 PM PST December 3 - 17, weekly on Fridays 2:00 P ...read moreOctober 29 - November 12, weekly on Fridays 2:00 PM PDT - 3:00 PM PST December 3 - 17, weekly on Fridays 2:00 PM PST - 3:00 PM PST Improv with Merav is a unique Jewish drama experience where spontaneity, community building, and Jewish learning all happen in a fun and engaging way. read less
    • Choose Your Own Adventure: Playing Our Way Through History (D&D Style!)

    • Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
    • Description: October 31 - November 28, weekly on Sundays 10:00 AM PDT - 11:15 AM PST The only limit is your imagination in this ...read moreOctober 31 - November 28, weekly on Sundays 10:00 AM PDT - 11:15 AM PST The only limit is your imagination in this D&D-style game that will take players through Jewish history, encountering Jewish magic, monsters, and more! Come make a character, meet heroes and villains of Jewish history, and defeat the bad guys in this fun and educational dive into the Jewish past. read less
    • Hanukkah Around the World - An Escape Room Course

    • Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
    • Description: November 4 - 18, weekly on Thursdays 4:00 PM PDT - 5:00 PM PST November 7 - 21, weekly on Sundays 1:00 PM PST - 1 ...read moreNovember 4 - 18, weekly on Thursdays 4:00 PM PDT - 5:00 PM PST November 7 - 21, weekly on Sundays 1:00 PM PST - 1:45 PM PST Learn all about Hanukkah including the whys and hows. Explore how this festival of lights is celebrated around the world. Once you have learned about the holiday, put your knowledge to work in a virtual escape room. read less
    • Screenwriting Through a Jewish Lens

    • Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
    • Description: November 7 - 21, weekly on Sundays 2:00 PM PST - 2:45 PM PST December 5 - 19, weekly on Sundays 2:00 PM PST - 2 ...read moreNovember 7 - 21, weekly on Sundays 2:00 PM PST - 2:45 PM PST December 5 - 19, weekly on Sundays 2:00 PM PST - 2:45 PM PST Turn off your screen and start writing! We will learn the foundations of the art of screenwriting, look at some inspiring examples from favorite movies, and begin to develop our own unique voice. read less
    • Change the World: Social Justice for Kids

    • Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
    • Description: November 9 - 23, weekly on Tuesdays 1:00 PM PST - 2:00 PM PST Do you want to help make the world a better place? A ...read moreNovember 9 - 23, weekly on Tuesdays 1:00 PM PST - 2:00 PM PST Do you want to help make the world a better place? Are you upset that many people in our country are treated unfairly and want to do something about it? This class is for you! Do you want to help make the world a better place? Are you upset that many people in our country are treated unfairly and want to do something about it? This class is for you! In this course, we will learn why some people do not get the same quality of education as others, why some people struggle to afford enough healthy food and why certain members of our society are not as cared for. During each class, we will learn and take action to help repair the world! Week 1: Education Justice and Virtual Book Drive - Learn why many children in our country do not get the same quality of education as others and volunteer from home to help more children have books to read and to succeed in school! Week 2: Food Justice and Food Pantry Donations - Learn why many families do not have enough healthy, affordable food before we learn how to make fruits & veggies last longer in order to help people around the country and gather snacks to donate to local food pantries. Week 3: Social Isolation and Cardmaking for Seniors - Learn about the causes and impact of social isolation on seniors and design cards to send to seniors to brighten their days. Requirements There is no pre-requisite for this course. Supply List Week 2: Families will be encouraged to gather pantry donations after the class. Week 3: Paper and something to illustrate with (markers, paints etc.). read less
    • Valley Beth Shalom 6-12 grades Bachutz

    • Age Group: 5-12 years old
    • Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
    • Description: Grades 5-12. November 13,14, December 11,12, 2021 We're back! New trails, new adventures and new leadership o ...read moreGrades 5-12. November 13,14, December 11,12, 2021 We're back! New trails, new adventures and new leadership opportunities! This new program is led by Nick Greene, who just got back from the Appalachian Trail. With a focus on wilderness and outdoor education through a Judaic lens, this program is for the adventurous teen looking to explore the great outdoors! This program incorporates traditions like properly building a fire, seeking water and shelter, learning conservation and protecting our environment. Participants will take day trips to local National Parks and end the year culminating in an overnight experience. read less
    • Mitzvah Class: Lashon HaRa: Jewish Ethics of Speech

    • Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    • Description: November 17 - December 8, on Wednesdays 1:30 PM PST - 2:15 PM PST Mitzvot are more than just “good deeds.” The ...read moreNovember 17 - December 8, on Wednesdays 1:30 PM PST - 2:15 PM PST Mitzvot are more than just “good deeds.” They are a 613-ingredient recipe for living a sacred life. In this series, we take a deep dive into one Mitzvah at a time, exploring the traditional teachings about that mitzvah and applying the concept to our own lives. In this series on lashon hara (the laws of speech), we will use text study, discussion, and examples from students lives to explore the Jewish ideal of lashon hara, the practice of avoiding negative speech. How does Judaism teach us to speak, what do we do with negativity, and when and how can we say things which are… not exactly positive? Week 1: What is lashon hara? Lashon Hara is more than just “gossip,” it is negative speech. We will explore the definition of this term, learn about some examples from the Torah, and think about examples in our own lives, and consider the impact lashon hara can have. Week 2: So what can you say? We are surrounded by negative speech in movies, news, and our lives. In this session we will look at some contemporary examples, both from media and our lives, and evaluate them in terms of the 7 conditions necessary for relating negative information. Week 3: So what can I say? In this session, we will explore Jewish teachings on what one can say in place of lashon hara, and consider how these teachings might play out in scenarios from students’ lives. This session will equip students with alternatives to saying lashon hara. We will also act out the story of “Salty Soup” (a classic chofetz chayyim story), exploring it dramatically and also discussing its lesson. This will give students a “deep dive” into one classic and memorable example of lashon hara. read less
    • Culinary Kids Academy

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Description: A cutting edge, growing company based in Los Angeles that uses cooking as an experiential tool to teach both secular ...read moreA cutting edge, growing company based in Los Angeles that uses cooking as an experiential tool to teach both secular academic disciplines (math, science, history) and Judaic Study. Students range from Pre-K through adults. Additionally, the company boasts a Hillel division where we conduct workshops at college campuses across the country as well as a Special Needs division (CKA's Friends Community) that bring the curriculum to the Special Needs community. They also have a national presence through the summer camp programs. www.culinarykidsacademy.com read less
    • Jewish Interactive

    • Description: We have ready-made, FREE, Jewish resources for you to use immediately for remote learning.
    • Learn Jewish Values Through Cooking!

    • Description: October 19 - November 2, weekly on Tuesdays 1:00 PM PDT - 2:00 PM PDT This mini-class series will explore three im ...read moreOctober 19 - November 2, weekly on Tuesdays 1:00 PM PDT - 2:00 PM PDT This mini-class series will explore three important Jewish values that anyone at any age can use to bring more meaning into every day and to help themselves and those around them. Completion of an additional waiver is required to participate in this class. Visit here to complete this waiver. read less
    • Wise Afterschool Enrichment

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 15500 Stephen S. Wise Dr. Los Angeles, CA
    • Age Group: K-6th grades
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 889-2345
    • Description: NEW at Wise! We are proud to offer after-school enrichment for preschool through grade 6. Wise students, as well as ...read moreNEW at Wise! We are proud to offer after-school enrichment for preschool through grade 6. Wise students, as well as our local community, are welcome to explore our many activities in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. Parents will love the new extended hours and homework club option every day! Contact us at 310.889.2345 or e-mail us at [email protected]. read less