Description: 13 Isn't the Same Anymore, So Why Should Your Child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah Be?
Congregation Beit T'Shuvah ...read more13 Isn't the Same Anymore, So Why Should Your Child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah Be?
Congregation Beit T'Shuvah offers a unique approach to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Experience. A highly personalized program for each unique family, Congregation BTS works to form relevant and meaningful connections to Judaism, to clergy, and to a community, with opportunities to participate and be of service. Your child will be surrounded by people, opportunities and ideas they can actually relate to and grow from. Learn more today! Call Cheryl at 310.204.5200 x213 or email@example.com.
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Description: Bat Mitzvah Club for girls ages 11-13. An amazing club by girls, for girls, starring girls! Each meeting includes de ...read moreBat Mitzvah Club for girls ages 11-13. An amazing club by girls, for girls, starring girls! Each meeting includes delicious food, a fun project, socializing and learning!
Contact Sara at 310-453-3456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information, dates, times and to register! read less
Description: Our curriculum seeks to explore concepts and address basic questions that recur throughout our lifetimes from a Jewi ...read moreOur curriculum seeks to explore concepts and address basic questions that recur throughout our lifetimes from a Jewish perspective at each developmental stage to fosters both a strong personal Jewish identity and a sense of connection and shared destiny with the Jewish people. Our curriculum was created to correlate with the history and social studies programs of various public and private schools. Similar concepts will be explored from the perspective of Jewish history, Israel and the Jewish community today.
Our Hebrew program stresses prayer and ritual Hebrew, integrating classroom study with the regular practice of weekly services.
Contact Person: Amy Berlin;
Phone: (310) 377-6986 x236;
Address: 5721 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274;
Website: http://www.nertamid.com/CNT/Education/education_from_director.htmread less
Description: Family education program (an alternative to religious school) for special needs children in grades Pre K-7. Children ...read moreFamily education program (an alternative to religious school) for special needs children in grades Pre K-7. Children are integrated within regular program with or without aides. Classes meet on Sunday mornings. Individualized Hebrew tutoring or small group Hebrew tutoring on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons for students in grades 4th - 7th. read less
Description: Find out why teenagers, kids and entire families are connecting at Congregation Or Ami. Registration for 2016/2017 i ...read moreFind out why teenagers, kids and entire families are connecting at Congregation Or Ami. Registration for 2016/2017 is now open and classes are filling up fast. Choose from weekend Family Learning or once a week student sessions.
Contact Rabbi Julia Weisz
(818) 880-4880 read less
Description: June 13 through July 14, 2016.
For students entering grades 9-12
Students who are motivat ...read moreJune 13 through July 14, 2016.
For students entering grades 9-12
Students who are motivated to get a head start in their academic classes for the following school year can choose to take:
Anatomy and Physiology
All of our academic summer classes are UC/CSU approved courses, offered for academic credit, and count toward a student's overall high school transcript.
No School on 7/4/16 Academic courses: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday – Friday (unless otherwise indicated)
Blended academic courses: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
Website: http://dths.org/summer-school-2017/summer-school-info-courses/read less
Description: For students entering grades 8-12
June 13 - July 14
Want to hone your essential commun ...read moreFor students entering grades 8-12
June 13 - July 14
Want to hone your essential communications skills, brush up on time management, improve your writing skills, and/or enhance your study skills? Students may take one or more of our skill-building courses designed to get you off on a good start in the fall: Creative Communication
Seeing My Time
Techniques for Writing Well
The Art of Verbal Combat (1:30pm-3:30pm)
Beginning Winds and Percussion (Grades 6-12
Description: Looking for a way for your teen to…
• Connect with other Jewish teens AND experience Judaism as relevant to the ...read moreLooking for a way for your teen to…
• Connect with other Jewish teens AND experience Judaism as relevant to their life?
• Have a safe and sacred space to explore fundamental questions of identity and society and to challenge traditional gender codes and expectations?
• Move through their adolescence feeling empowered, growing into happy, healthy adults?
In Moving Traditions Community Groups, participants experience our signature programs, Rosh Hodesh for girls and Shevet Achim for guys, in single-gender, single-grade gatherings made up of 8–12 teens in 8th grade or higher. The groups meet for two hours each month during the academic year in safe, fun, and supportive spaces to engage in meaningful conversations—where a trained adult mentor helps teens consider Jewish values as they explore the issues they care about most, such as relationships, social pressures, and stress.
Contact Beth Tigay to find or start a group for your teen!
Description: The Ezra program at Temple Menorah provides assistance/support to those with special needs to ensure involvement in ...read moreThe Ezra program at Temple Menorah provides assistance/support to those with special needs to ensure involvement in the Jewish community and strong, positive Jewish identities. Instead of a "pull-out" program, we provide individual, in-class services to assist your child. Students with an IEP, 504 Plan, or non-assessed learning problems, are eligible. We ensure that each student reaches their full potential from Bar/Bat Mitzvah to Confirmation and beyond.
Contact: Randi Sher ; email@example.com; (310) 316-8444.
1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
Description: Complementary Hebrew high school for ages 14-18 open to the community. Learn to speak Hebrew and get 10 credits a ye ...read moreComplementary Hebrew high school for ages 14-18 open to the community. Learn to speak Hebrew and get 10 credits a year. For grades 9th-12th. WASC Accredited.
Four locations: Tarzana, Pacific Palisades, Pico Robertson, Santa Monica. www.hebrewdiscoverycenter.com read less
Description: Limudim (“Studies”) is IKAR’S educational program for Pre-K though 7th graders, designed to connect our childr ...read moreLimudim (“Studies”) is IKAR’S educational program for Pre-K though 7th graders, designed to connect our children to Judaism and the world through a stimulating, interactive and inspiring Jewish learning experience. For information contact Amir Orbach at 323-634-1874 or email firstname.lastname@example.org less
Description: Learn about the innovative home-based Hebrew school program that everyone is talking about! Small groups of children ...read moreLearn about the innovative home-based Hebrew school program that everyone is talking about! Small groups of children meet once a week for two hours in the comfort of a local private home. Individual classes for grades Pre-School -6 held from Thousand Oaks to Sherman Oaks. Community events, overnights, family Shabbat dinners and more! Contact email@example.com for meeting location. http://www.vosla.orgread less
Description: Jewish Student Union aims to get more Jewish teens in public high schools to do something Jewish by hosting club mee ...read moreJewish Student Union aims to get more Jewish teens in public high schools to do something Jewish by hosting club meetings during lunch, before, or after school. Programs include speakers, discussions, and interactive activities. Snacks are always served. In addition, JSU sponsors activities outside of school. Each club is governed by elected officers who meet regularly to discuss program topics, outside activities and calendars. JSU is funded by a generous grant from the Gindi Family Fund, The Jewish Federations of many cities and numerous private foundations and donors across North America. read less
Description: JQSA is gearing up for its second year of new and exciting programs to bring to all of you! Meet other teens through ...read moreJQSA is gearing up for its second year of new and exciting programs to bring to all of you! Meet other teens throughout the Valley for LGBTQ themed content, while learning leadership skills that will enable you to fight intolerance, and become a supportive ally. JQSA is a safe trans-denominational space for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and straight ally Jewish teens ages 14 - 18. Monthly meeting includes free dinner and discussion, games, guest speakers, and more! For information, please contact Anna Goodman, Director of the JQSA at 440.225.0497, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Rabbi Jon Hanish at email@example.com.
Visit jQSA on Facebook: Valley JQSA Facebook Page and on Instagram: @ValleyJQSA read less
Description: For Reconstructionists, Judaism is more than a religion; it is a civilization encompassing history and literature, a ...read moreFor Reconstructionists, Judaism is more than a religion; it is a civilization encompassing history and literature, art and music, land and language, as well as spirituality and ritual. We seek a Judaism that promotes innovation that is deeply rooted in Jewish tradition, while reflecting the understandings and spiritual yearnings of contemporary Jews. In the Jewish Experience center, we work to create a child-centered, experiential approach to education which inspires children with the joy of all things Jewish: Torah, prayer, Jewish living skills, celebrations, the arts, history, culture, ethics, values and Hebrew . We have a variety of programs, including a monthly family Shabbat dinner and service, the Outdoor Jewish Experience and Kehillat Israel Tzedakah Teens, a teen philanthropy group which gives approximately $20,000 in grants each year. Contact Person: Rabbi Carrie Vogel
Phone: (310) 459-1569
Address: 16019 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Website: http://www.ourki.org/jecread less
Description: Experiential Elective Style High School program open to all 8th-10th Graders on the Westside. You do not need to be ...read moreExperiential Elective Style High School program open to all 8th-10th Graders on the Westside. You do not need to be a member of Kehillat Ma'arav to join Westside Chai. Westside Chai meets every Tuesday night from 6:00-8:00 pm. Tuition includes weekly dinner and a dessert party.
Contact Person: Sharone Weizman;
Address: 1715 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404;
Website: http://km-synagogue.orgread less
Description: The KM Religious School vision is to expand the mind and open the soul, endowing each child with a passion for lifel ...read moreThe KM Religious School vision is to expand the mind and open the soul, endowing each child with a passion for lifelong learning, and a fundamental appreciation of what it means to be Jewish in today’s world, affording students the opportunity to study God, Torah, Israel, Mitzvot, Jewish holidays, culture and history. The process of being a lifelong learner is essential for the survival of the Jewish people. Our KM Religious School is committed to its students and families to develop the love of Jewish learning not only as a student, but also as a Jewish adult. It will address the ideas of family education and bridging the gap between school, home, and society by providing immeasurable commitment to family education and lifelong learning. Our school is fully accredited by BJE.
Contact Person: Sharone Weizman;
Phone: (310) 829-0566;
Address: 1715 21st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404;
Website: http://www.km-synagogue.orgread less
Description: Tefillah, Parashat Hashuva, Hebrew Reading & Middot for kids in K-5th; Bar or Bat Mitzvah Club for boys and girl ...read moreTefillah, Parashat Hashuva, Hebrew Reading & Middot for kids in K-5th; Bar or Bat Mitzvah Club for boys and girls in 6th-8th; Open to Jewish students regardless of where they attend school; free, aside from a small book fee! Monthly family events also available!
Contact Person: Rabbi Avraham Wagshul;
Address: 9120 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212;
Website: http://hillelhebrew.orgread less
Description: Keshet is a national, grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexu ...read moreKeshet is a national, grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBTQ Jews and straight allies, Keshet strives to cultivate the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community. read less
Description: Since 1949, LAHHS has served the greater Los Angeles community through the development of a stimulating program of J ...read moreSince 1949, LAHHS has served the greater Los Angeles community through the development of a stimulating program of Judaic and Hebrew education for seventh to twelfth grade students. LAHHS has grown to be one of the largest supplemental Jewish High Schools in the United States offering High School foreign language credit. The L.A. Hebrew High School program is WASC approved and includes classes in the SFV and Westside, at several branches as well as Sunday classes at Emek Hebrew Academy. In addition, students attend a Shabbaton Retreat and participate in a wide array of electives designed to provide meaningful experiential learning. Students are eligible to earn high school foreign language credit through their studies in this program. Our Sunday branch meets at Emek ( all the students from the other branches come together on Sunday)
In general the other branches are:
Tuesday night at VBS
Wednesday night at BETH AM
Thursday night at SHOMREI
Contact Person: Amittai Benami;
Phone: (818) 901-8893;
Website: http://www.lahhs.org/read less
Description: July 17-28, 2017 (Monday - Friday) from 10 am - 3 pm
Join us this summer for a two-week film workshop. Students in ...read moreJuly 17-28, 2017 (Monday - Friday) from 10 am - 3 pm
Join us this summer for a two-week film workshop. Students in this workshop will learn about Holocaust education and remembrance, oral history and interviewing practices, and documentary film-making. Students will interview and film Holocaust Survivors in our community and will work with mentor filmmakers to create short documentary films on the Survivors' life stories.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.lamoth.org/education--resources/lamoth-education-programs/voices-of-history/film-workshops/
$200 tuition (scholarships available) No prior filmmaking skills required.
Located at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in Pan Pacific Park 100 S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036 read less
Description: FREE for children in grades K-2!
Leo Baeck Temple is so confident that your family will fall in love with our comm ...read moreFREE for children in grades K-2!
Leo Baeck Temple is so confident that your family will fall in love with our community and your child will joyfully engage in our Religious School every Sunday that we're giving it away for FREE. If you are new to our community and our Religious School and your child is in either Kindergarten, First or Second grade, we are offering free Religious School for your child, an $1100 value. We are the only religious school in Los Angeles with a staff that includes a video, radio, gardening, art, dance and drama specialist!
Contact Person: Rabbi Lisa Berney;
Phone: (310) 476-2861;
Address: 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049;
Website: http://www.leobaecktemple.org/education/index.htmread less
Description: Our school provides opportunities for children to develop spiritual and ethical sensitivity; learn the skills to pra ...read moreOur school provides opportunities for children to develop spiritual and ethical sensitivity; learn the skills to practice mitzvot; explore the teachings of Judaism; learn what is means to belong to a community; to do so in a safe, nurturing, stimulating environment under the caring umbrella of PJTC. The programs creatively address the needs of a diverse congregation. We offer a six-hour, three-day per week Religious School Program for students in grades 3-7, and a Sunday only program. We also feature a monthly seminar for 11-12 grade students, a monthly "TOT SHABBAT" evening program for young children, and a monthly Junior Congregation. Family Education programs include holiday and Shabbat themes, a Mitzvah Fair, class Shabbat dinners and a family retreat. read less
Description: Our Religious School serves families with students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Our synagogue is an engagin ...read moreOur Religious School serves families with students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Our synagogue is an engaging, friendly and safe place for our students to celebrate their heritage. We seek to develop positive feelings towards history and the Land of Israel, to grow spiritually, to build a sense of pride in Judaism and to be inspired to Tikkun Olam- creating a better world- in partnership with God. We want our young people to feel comfortable in any synagogue, to have the skills and knowledge to perform mitzvot and to be guided throughout their lives by the values learned from Torah and our evolving tradition.
Contact Person: Michelle Droeger;
Phone: (310) 456-0156;
Address: 24855 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265;
Website: http://www.mjcs.org/religious.aspread less
Description: To Serve the South Bay Community by providing enriching educational programing in a fun-filled learning environment. ...read moreTo Serve the South Bay Community by providing enriching educational programing in a fun-filled learning environment. Kids will practice neccessary homework skills within an exciting planned ciriculum. The program is founded on the vales of respect, responsibility, diversity, and community. Menorah's Kid's Club has been welcoming families of every religion, ethnic and cultural background since 2007.
We adhere to the RBUSD's schedule and will pick up on time on minimum days. This includes any full days that RBSUSD is closed for in-service and many holiday and school breaks.
For more information, please contact Tatiana Musnikov, Menorah's Kid's Club coordinator, at 310.316.8444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach, CA 90277;
Website: http://templemenorah.orgread less
Description: Auditions begin August 16, 2017. Do you know a child who loves to sing and perform? Choir auditions are being held n ...read moreAuditions begin August 16, 2017. Do you know a child who loves to sing and perform? Choir auditions are being held now. Fill out and submit the online application to schedule an audition.
Do you know a child who loves to sing and perform? Choir auditions are being held now. Fill out and submit the online application to schedule an audition. http://www.musyca.org/auditionread less
Description: June 12-16, 2017 from Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-3:00PM
The Camp will be held on the beautiful campus of Sho ...read moreJune 12-16, 2017 from Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-3:00PM
The Camp will be held on the beautiful campus of Shomrei Torah Synagogue in West Hills, San Fernando Valley.
The Children's Choir Camp is a joyful, engaging summer music-making experience for young people who love to sing. The campers will have lots of fun while they sing a variety of outstanding music, receive instruction in voice and musicianship, and participate in musical activities and games. The week-long program will culminate with a free concert for the community.
Audition is required. School or private music teacher's recommendation can be accepted in lieu of live audition.
To register fro Camp, go to https://form.jotform.com/60554186144960read less
Description: Classes are held on Sundays and Mondays at Vista Del Mar.
Nes Gadol deepens Jewish identity, nurtures spiritual gro ...read moreClasses are held on Sundays and Mondays at Vista Del Mar.
Nes Gadol deepens Jewish identity, nurtures spiritual growth, builds confidence and character, and cultivates life-long friendships. Our shared "Mitzvah" Experience is inspired by Sonya Gluckstein, offers neurotypical students the opportunity to partner with students with special needs - both in the New Gadol classroom and for B'nei Mitzvah experiences - whether in Vista Del Mar's on-campus synagogue, or in student's home synagogue. Private tutoring available. Led by Rabbi Jackie Redner.
Phone: 310/836-1223, x395;
Address: 3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034;
Website: http://www.vistadelmar.org/read less
Description: Children entering 4th-8th grade have the opportunity to learn Hebrew as well as Jewish life/holidays. Families that ...read moreChildren entering 4th-8th grade have the opportunity to learn Hebrew as well as Jewish life/holidays. Families that wish to have their children's Bar/Bat Mitzvah here at Nessah, need to enroll their children for 2 years, including the year of Bar/Bat Mitzvah (children attending Jewish day school are exempt).
Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday, 4:20 P.M.-6:20 P.M., throughout the school year.
Phone: (310) 273-2400;
Address: 142 S. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212;
Website: http://nessah.org/nessah-hebrew-school.pdfread less
Description: S.T.A.R. Provides monthly events for 4 age groups, Tikvah (7-9 Years old), Aviv (10-12 Years old), Mitzvah (13-15 Ye ...read moreS.T.A.R. Provides monthly events for 4 age groups, Tikvah (7-9 Years old), Aviv (10-12 Years old), Mitzvah (13-15 Years old), Haverim (16-18 Years old). All events are age appropriate with a high Participant to Supervisor ratio to assure the safety of all of our members.
TOP 10 REASONS TO JOIN STAR:
You will have a great time.
You will meet fun loving people like yourself.
It will help develop your leadership skills.
You will eat great Sephardic food.
You will see places and do things that will blow your mind.
The Madrichim (Advisors) will inspire you to learn & grow.
You will learn about your rich Sephardic heritage.
Rabbi Sakhai will be your best friend
You are helping to secure the future of the Jewish People
Because you deserve it! read less
Description: We teach our children Hebrew, Torah, holidays, and Sephardic customs, and we will also incorporate programs that wil ...read moreWe teach our children Hebrew, Torah, holidays, and Sephardic customs, and we will also incorporate programs that will enable our children to experience Sephardic Judaism. We focus on our family and Shabbat programs as much as on our classroom instruction.
Contact Person: Liat Yardeni-Funk;
Phone: (310) 475-8493;
Address: 10500 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024;
Website: http://sephardictemple.org/class-page/read less
Description: What does the Shomrei Torah Synagogue Religious School offer your child? As you enter through the doors of the Shomr ...read moreWhat does the Shomrei Torah Synagogue Religious School offer your child? As you enter through the doors of the Shomrei Torah Synagogue Religious School, you will be immersed in a high energy learning environment, rich with the spirit of Judaism and community. Our Religious School is a place where students learn to appreciate the fullness of Judaism and gain a sense of their Jewish self. These connections are made through song and prayer, art and dance, laughter and joy, field trips and family education, friendships and the building of special memories. read less
Description: This program offers: A place for teens to engage in authentic, empowering, and meaningful discussions in a Jewish co ...read moreThis program offers: A place for teens to engage in authentic, empowering, and meaningful discussions in a Jewish community of their peers.
Once a month gatherings at SIJCC.
Connection to a nationwide program with core curriculum and other east side teens.
Mentors who have been trained through Moving Traditions.
The Jewish Learning Center and Moving Traditions have partnered to present a new teen program at the SIJCC starting in the 2016-17 school year.
Questions? Email email@example.com. read less
Description: Classes meet at the SIJCC two Sundays each month from 9:00-11:00am. (Approximately 18 sessions per year.) There is a ...read moreClasses meet at the SIJCC two Sundays each month from 9:00-11:00am. (Approximately 18 sessions per year.) There is a parking lot entrance off of Effie, and gate codes are required (provided upon enrollment). We may also meet around town in parks, people’s homes and cafes when it is appropriate to the lesson. Kindergarten - 8th grades.
Simcha – Focus on the joy of learning and Jewish identity
Kehillah - Create a community where families will engage in and celebrate Jewish life
Dor l’dor - Engage in multi-generational learning and develop family rituals and connections that reflect our individual beliefs
Historia - Understand the history of the Jewish people, and the influence it has on our present and future
Tarbut - Immerse in Jewish arts & culture
Tzedek - Act upon our tradition’s commitment to justice, both within our community & the greater world
She’elah - Encourage an open environment for questioning, while exploring a variety of perspectives of the Jewish tradition
We use the Responsive Classroom model for learning, where social interaction and process are equally as important as academic learning. We encourage positive teacher language, avoid rewards systems, and establish self-rules for the classroom.
We are supporters of interfaith marriage, and any families of varying backgrounds who are choosing to explore Jewish heritage.
When discussing lifecycle events we work toward reimagining rituals for the modern family, including the open support of gay marriage and single parents.
While G-d is often a character in Jewish story or the center of Jewish prayers, we do not impose a theistic belief on our students. We give students options and keep ideas open, while remaining truthful to the content.
Stories from the Torah are taught as mythology with historical context.
Ethics are socially focused, rather than externally imposed. G-d is part of our intellectual discussion, but not our moral dictator. We examine how human beings benefit from morality, such as: Shalom Bayit (peace in the home), Tikkun Olam (Repairing the world), and Hachnasat orchim (Welcoming guests).
We believe in providing all people with accessibility to Jewish history, culture and community. read less
Description: Featuring Nes Gadol, a Vista Del Mar Jewish Life Program, this class will provide a multi-sensory and dynamic Jewis ...read moreFeaturing Nes Gadol, a Vista Del Mar Jewish Life Program, this class will provide a multi-sensory and dynamic Jewish education for children and teens with autism and other special needs. We seek to provide a sacred space to deepen Jewish identity, learn social skills based in Jewish values, practice tikkun olam, experience joy and create life-long friendships. Classes meet on Sundays from 11:30AM-12:30PM. For more information, please contact: Rabbi Nicole Guzik or Jessica;
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com;
Phone: (310) 481-3234;
Address: 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024;
Website: http://sinaitemple.orgread less
Description: At Sinai Temple Religious School, we endeavor to touch children spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and creat ...read moreAt Sinai Temple Religious School, we endeavor to touch children spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and creatively, thereby ensuring a greater love and commitment to Judaism. With consistent attendance, students who complete our kindergarten through seventh grade classes will be able to : Daven (pray) / lead Shabbat evening and morning services; Prepare for and participate in significant life cycle events such as Bar / Bat Mitzvah; Read Hebrew with fluency; Fully understand and celebrate all the Jewish holidays; Discuss biblical text and its relevance; and Appreciate the importance of Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel).
NEW AS OF FALL, 2011! Every 5th grade family will have the opportunity to choose the day of week that works best for them. Students will learn Hebrew and prayer in small pod chevrahs (small community of friends). The pods will join together on some Sunday mornings to take part in unique experiences and hands on Judaism. Students will go on a weekend retreat, have a havdallah sleepover and also have the chance to chose from a variety of classes. Each individual child will be on his or her own path to finding the holy in his or her everyday life! An adventure not to miss!
Contact Person: Danielle Kassin;
Phone: (310) 481-3230;
Address: 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024;
Website: http://www.sinaitemple.org/stars/index.phpread less
Description: The Religious School is a link in the long chain of excellence in Stephen S. Wise Temple Schools. Graduates of the ...read moreThe Religious School is a link in the long chain of excellence in Stephen S. Wise Temple Schools. Graduates of the Religious School are knowledgeable Jews who are comfortable with their Jewish identity. The School helps them to develop an inner spiritual life that is connected to the Temple community and the global Jewish community. Students explore Jewish practice, history, belief, love for Israel and the Jewish people, and an understanding of their obligation to make the world a better place, through fun and innovative teaching techniques. The program is further enriched by involvement in Hebrew study, music, Krav Maga, Jewish Art, Israeli Dance, T'fillah (prayer services), and family participatory programs.
NEW PROGRAM FOR 2010/2011!!! Stephen S. Wise Temple Religious School is proud to introduce iLearn, a flexible and innovative new pilot program for Grade 4 students! We know students live in an ever-evolving world - with technology, the Internet, digital games, and mobile technology. While adults may have a hard time staying current with so much change, our children - are what some call, "digital natives." Our new program will integrate technology into every area of the learning community, including teaching instruction, student collaboration, student work, and evaluation. In addition we are proud to collaborate with the Union of Reform Judaism to present the Chai Curriculum in its first ever digital format! iLearn requires a two-day commitment: Sundays from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Stephen S. Wise Temple Religious School
Wednesdays from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at home, school, or anywhere your child can log on to a computer for our “Virtual Classroom”.
Contact Person: Andrea Gardenhour;
Phone: (310) 889-2211;
Address: 15500 Stephen S. Wise Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90077;
Website: http://www.wisela.org/rs/home.aspxread less
Description: Temple Adat Elohim Religious School opens gateways to Jewish life as we inspire and engage students and their famili ...read moreTemple Adat Elohim Religious School opens gateways to Jewish life as we inspire and engage students and their families in the beauty of living and learning Jewishly.
Our unique educational experience reflects our congregation's mission of promoting spiritual growth, connectedness and a desire to heal the world. Our families and our community live and learn Mitzvot, Torah, Jewish values, a love of Israel, Tikun Olam, and prayer. We offer a stimulating and nourishing environment where learning is for everyone and not beyond anyone. Temple Adat Elohim Religious School creates meaningful lasting memories, cultivates a love of Judaism and supports intentional Jewish living.
Our school is further enriched by weekly Tefillah, Art, and Dance sessions. We look forward to welcoming you into our wonderful community. read less
Description: A unique and fun program for 8th-11th graders. We meet once a week on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm, with core classes ...read moreA unique and fun program for 8th-11th graders. We meet once a week on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm, with core classes, electives, special programs, awesome teachers, weekend retreats, etc. Come, learn and socialize each week with over 100 teens from several high schools. No Hebrew required! (Lots of food, too!) In the spring, our 11th graders travel to Washington DC with our senior rabbi (Rabbi Barry Lutz) to lobby Congress, and end the year with a fun and meaningful Confirmation program. Due to students' requests, we are also proud to offer once-a-month 12th grade post-Confirmation sessions too. Many of our teens also participate in our super-active Youth Group (TASTY) - go to http://www.tasnorthridge.org/tasty.php for more info and event listings!" Location: 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact phone: (818) 360-6349 ext. 304. read less
Description: Temple Ahavat Shalom's Religious School combines a progressive and interactive program with a nurturing school ...read moreTemple Ahavat Shalom's Religious School combines a progressive and interactive program with a nurturing school environment to provide a foundation in Reform Judaism for Kindergarten and beyond 7th grade students. Our goal is to give students a well-rounded, balanced Jewish education that exposes them to religious and cultural aspects that make Judaism relevant and meaningful to their everyday lives. For more information contact Barb Gelb
Email: email@example.com or call her at (818) 360-6349.
Address: 18200 Rinaldi Pl., Northridge, CA 91326
Website: http://www.tasnorthridge.org/read less
Description: Temple Akiba strives to provide our students with a Reform Jewish Education. The goal of Jewish Education within the ...read moreTemple Akiba strives to provide our students with a Reform Jewish Education. The goal of Jewish Education within the Reform Movement is the deepening of Jewish experience and knowledge for all liberal Jews, in order to strengthen faith in God, love of Torah and identification with the Jewish people through involvement in the synagogue and participation in Jewish life. We believe that Judaism contains answers to the challenges and questions confronting the human spirit, and that only a knowledgeable Jew can successfully discover these answers. Such Jews will strengthen the fabric of Jewish life and ensure the future of Judaism and the Jewish people. Students in K through 3rd are expected to attend on Sundays; 4th-7th graders attend on Sundays and Tuesdays; 8th-10th graders attend on Mondays.
Contact Person: Randee Bishoff;
Phone: (310) 398-5783;
Address: 5249 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230;
Website: http://www.templeakiba.net/learning.asp?pid=25read less
Description: Temple Aliyah's award-winning religious school is dedicated to providing our children with a quality Jewish edu ...read moreTemple Aliyah's award-winning religious school is dedicated to providing our children with a quality Jewish education in a loving and interactive learning environment. Our program stresses parent participation and education, holiday enrichment activities, community projects, speakers and field trips to help strengthen the connection between our children and the Synagogue, their homes and the Jewish community. Curriculum is age-appropriate and stresses the development of Hebrew skills, Judaic knowledge and commitment to the Jewish people and Israel through exploration of Jewish rituals and spiritual growth. http://templealiyah.org/schools-and-youth/religious-school/read less
Description: At the Religious School, our focus is a student-centered, experiential approach, where children learn Hebrew languag ...read moreAt the Religious School, our focus is a student-centered, experiential approach, where children learn Hebrew language and literacy, Torah and Tanach stories, Jewish values, prayers, holidays and life cycle events through the creative methodology of drama, art, music, dance, yoga, games, and sensory-based
activities. Students learn to read and write Hebrew and understand basic Hebrew vocabulary with the intention to participate confidentially in any synagogue service. B'nai Mitzvah training is a priority and we have a staff of credentialed, experienced teachers. Our goal is to produce students who have a strong sense of Jewish identity, understand their role in the world and value community participation. read less
Description: The Pressman Academy Religious School is now offering 2-7 grade two-day a week classes on Tuesday from 4-6 pm and Su ...read moreThe Pressman Academy Religious School is now offering 2-7 grade two-day a week classes on Tuesday from 4-6 pm and Sunday from 9-12 pm! Our K and 1st grade classes will continue on Sunday from 9-12 pm. We offer students from K-7 Grade an innovative curriculum that presents traditional subjects in a new and exciting way. Our program exposes your child to Jewish culture's great ideas, events, personalities, stories and songs, Hebrew language, Torah, t'fillot and Mitzvot, holidays and customs, and Jewish and Israeli history. We encourage your child to love and value Judaism and commit to tikkun olam. We provide opportunities to participate in holiday programs, class services, and field trips, and to join in ritual life as Conservative Jews. Your family can live a richer Jewish life through our unique "It's Cool to Go to Shul," Family Education Sunday, and parent education programs. read less
Description: At Temple Beth Hillel Religious School, we believe that each individual has the right and the ability to claim the r ...read moreAt Temple Beth Hillel Religious School, we believe that each individual has the right and the ability to claim the richness and heritage of Judaism and gain a sense of self-understanding. We aim to make Jewish life real for both our students and their families. We strive to fulfill our school's mission through song and prayer, art and dance, laughter and joy, field trips and dialogues, friendships and the building of special memories. Temple Beth Hillel has Religious School programs for K-12th grade. Synagogue membership is required. read less
Description: The Temple Beth Israel Religious School is dedicated to the education and enculturation of our children. Our program ...read moreThe Temple Beth Israel Religious School is dedicated to the education and enculturation of our children. Our program is designed to present a broad base of Jewish knowledge in order to foster faith in God, a love of Torah, and a strong identification with K'lal Yisrael (the Jewish people.) The curriculum begins with Pre-Kindergarten and continues through Confirmation, with B'nai Mitzvah as a significant landmark along the way. It includes: Hebrew/T'fillah (prayer), Tanach (Jewish Bible), social justice, Shabbat, holiday observance, Jewish history, Jewish arts & culture, Jewish life cycle,
values & ethics, Israel. read less
Description: At Temple Emanuel's Religious School, we believe that experiencing and living Judaism is preferable to "le ...read moreAt Temple Emanuel's Religious School, we believe that experiencing and living Judaism is preferable to "learning about"Judaism. Our approach to Jewish education centers around project-based classrooms in which all the students work in small groups on Torah, holiday, and Judaica project units. These culminate in a "Hagigah" (community celebration) during which students present their work . Our Hebrew program is unique, in that all students study in one room, the "Beit Midrash", to learn to read and understand Hebrew prayers and more. In the Fall, we will offer a one day per week program for students in grades K-7.
Contact Person: Sarah Hartnig;
Phone: (310) 409-2950;
Address: 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211;
Description: The Confirmation Program (8-10) provides a diverse curriculum. Students attend a core class that covers a specific t ...read moreThe Confirmation Program (8-10) provides a diverse curriculum. Students attend a core class that covers a specific topic for each grade. Students discuss anti-Semitism, Bioethics, cults, the Holocaust, modern Jewish heroes and other relevant issues in terms of the Jewish ethical, moral and legal response according to Jewish law. Through discussions about current events in Israel, they gain a better understanding of Israeli government and politics. They also have a choice of electives, including self-defense, ceramics, scrapbooking, Jewish videos and Judaism through science fiction and fantasy, Bible studies, Israeli dancing, Jewish cooking, drama and more. Dinner seminars are a highlight of the Confirmation Program. Parents are invited to join students to hear various speakers provide valuable information about current topics. The 10th grade students lead Shavuot Services at which time they are confirmed.
Temple Etz Chaim Religious School was selected to be one of five religious schools for the southern California region to pilot the curriculum called “Facing History and Ourselves.” The subject matter is an in depth exploration into the Holocaust and human behavior.
The Post Confirmation Program (11-12) provides students with an opportunity to continue their Jewish education while remaining involved in synagogue life. Students study Torah, discuss current events and explore ethical issues with Rabbi Spiegel. The format of the class allows students to express themselves candidly in a non-judgmental environment. The program was originally conceived after students leaving the Confirmation Program asked how they could continue their studies at Temple Etz Chaim. read less
Description: At Temple Etz Chaim, we feel the important responsibility of providing our students with an excellent Jewish educati ...read moreAt Temple Etz Chaim, we feel the important responsibility of providing our students with an excellent Jewish education. Our school's critical role is to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for our students to function responsibly in the Jewish Community. Religious education will help to enable future generations to live productive and meaningful lives as Americans and Jews. The overarching goals of the Temple Etz Chaim Religious School are to: 1) Develop children who want to live as Jews, 2) Provide the skills and knowledge to live a Jewish life, 3) Provide moral and character development , 4) Provide family education. read less
Description: In our Torah it is written and in our prayers we recite "and you will teach them diligently to your children.&q ...read moreIn our Torah it is written and in our prayers we recite "and you will teach them diligently to your children." It is this scriptural basis that provides the inspiration for our school. Learning is not the mere acquisition of subject matter. Real learning is a process of growth and transformation of personality and values. Temple Isaiah Religious School is a caring community where everyone learns and participates in a wide variety of age-appropriate programs and activities. Our program emphasizes small classes and warm relationships, where our students will develop a positive Jewish identity through a comprehensive exploration of Judaism. Our program is enriched with music, dance, art, library visits, and youth group activities.
Contact Person: Carla Kopf;
Phone: (310) 277-2661;
Address: 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064;
Website: http://www.templeisaiah.com/religious-schoolread less
Description: TIOH's Religious School offers a Primary Program for Grades K-3 (Sunday mornings) and 4-6 (Sunday mornings and ...read moreTIOH's Religious School offers a Primary Program for Grades K-3 (Sunday mornings) and 4-6 (Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons). Younger students are introduced to Jewish learning through music, stories, Israeli dance, games, and arts and crafts. They learn about Jewish holidays, have exposure to the Hebrew language, and engage in age appropriate, interactive tefillah. Family programs, TOTally Shabbat experiences and shared school, congregational and communal events form the context that each student begins to develop a meaningful Jewish identity. Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah age students address the many issues important in preparation. Experiential learning, discussions, and activities continue as they explore their Jewish identities.
Phone: (323) 876-8330 X 6001
Address: 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Website: http://www.tioh.org/education/religious_school.phpread less
Description: Our school offers a variety of Religious School Programs that empower you to help your children live more meaningful ...read moreOur school offers a variety of Religious School Programs that empower you to help your children live more meaningful Jewish lives. Contact Phone: 818/342-3177
Our Traditional Religious School Program creates an environment for children to deepen Jewish experience and knowledge for all Jews, in order to strengthen faith in God, love of Torah, and identification with the Jewish way of live. Through many programs centered in classrooms, through the arts, and in our Sanctuary and Chapel, our goal is to empower you to help your children live meaningful Jewish lives. Our schedule follows the regular school calendar, enabling us to work with your child around Jewish holidays and with a varied curriculum that is age appropriate. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 342-3177.
The Kvutzah or Kesher Programs provide your child with unique opportunities to learn Hebrew and prayers either privately, in pairs, or in the classroom. Students in single or paired tutoring participate in twenty-five 45 minute weekly Hebrew sessions in which tutors come to your home. This allows students to move at their own pace and receive personalized attention. Students participating in Kvutzah Group Tutoring (small groups) will meet on Campus on Sundays mornings, Monday afternoons, or Wednesday afternoons. Hebrew class is in addition to the camp component for grades 4th – 6th. For information contact: Rebecca Platt at email@example.com.
NISAYON: Enroll your child (K-6th grader) in a program that includes a two week camp-style session in the summer, a one week camp-style session in the winter, and six family programs throughout the year, all instead of coming every week! For information contact: Rebecca Platt at firstname.lastname@example.org. read less
Description: Monday nights from 6:30-8:30PM for 8th-12th graders;
What's a Jew to do after the Bar Mitzvah? Join the totall ...read moreMonday nights from 6:30-8:30PM for 8th-12th graders;
What's a Jew to do after the Bar Mitzvah? Join the totally revamped Tichon 2.0, of course! Our B’nai Mitzvah program has weekly classes (both core courses and electives like conversational Hebrew & krav maga) for 8th-10th graders and monthly sessions for 11th & 12th graders. All grades meet on Mondays from 6:00-8:00pm. For questions or more information please contact Daniel Sher at Dsher@Templemenorah.org or Randi Sher at Dsher@Templemenorah.org or 310-316-8444.
Contact Person: Randi Sher
Phone: (310) 316-8444
Address: , Manhattan Beach, CA
Website: http://templemenorah.orgread less
Description: Temple Menorah strives to provide each of its students, in partnership with the home, with a quality Reform Jewish e ...read moreTemple Menorah strives to provide each of its students, in partnership with the home, with a quality Reform Jewish education. This includes but is not limited to developing a strong appreciation for and understanding of: Hebrew language and prayer, Jewish values and tradition, social responsibility and community. We want each of our students to establish a positive attitude and relationship with Judaism and the synagogue. This connection becomes the catalyst for building a strong Jewish identity and cultivating a lifetime commitment to the Jewish people. read less
Description: The Religious School strives to create a rich, vibrant learning environment in which we can nourish our children ...read moreThe Religious School strives to create a rich, vibrant learning environment in which we can nourish our children's growing Jewish identities, create a community of peers that is part of the larger community at Temple Ramat Zion and the global Jewish community, and build the skills that children will need to be participatory members of their community. A place where our children can learn new skills and ideas, struggle with questions of theology, meaning, and connection at an age-appropriate level, and test what they have learned through prayer, discussion, and interaction with Temple Ramat Zion clergy. Family synagogue participation in services, Hebrew School events, and social action projects will further enrich children's Jewish education. read less
Description: Sunday religious school classes are available for students in K-7th grade. Curricula are designed around specific Ju ...read moreSunday religious school classes are available for students in K-7th grade. Curricula are designed around specific Judaic topics that vary for different grades.
Hebrew education typically begins in fourth grade. Our Hebrew curriculum comes from Behrman House, the world's largest publisher of Jewish educational materials. Its focus is fluent reading and comprehension of the basic prayer service. Students prepare for Bar or Bat Mitzvah over several years through the regular Hebrew and Religious School curricula, and during the Bar or Bat Mitzvah year they attend an additional special class. Each Bar or Bat Mitzvah student also receives several hours of private tutoring. Students in 8-10 grades attend Metivta, our high school program leading to Confirmation. Students select four quarter-long courses each year. Tenth graders prepare their own service of Confirmation. read less
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
Description: The Adat Ari El Jewish Learning Community offers a place for students grades Kindergarten through 6 grades to embrac ...read moreThe Adat Ari El Jewish Learning Community offers a place for students grades Kindergarten through 6 grades to embrace their Judaism through active learning, social action, and community. Our students acquire more than knowledge of customs and tradition. They are also imbued with a sense of belonging and a pride in their Judaism. The Adat Ari El Jewish Learning Community is affiliated with BJE: Builders of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles. read less
Description: At University, a Jewish education involves 6 content areas that promote a strong Jewish identity for grades K-7. The ...read moreAt University, a Jewish education involves 6 content areas that promote a strong Jewish identity for grades K-7. They are: Chagim: Shabbat & Holidays; Am Yisrael: Jewish Identity;
K'lal Yisrael: Community & History; Eretz Yisrael: Land of Israel; Talmud Torah: Jewish Literature; Ivrit V-T'Filah: Hebrew & Prayer. These provide the roots of your child's education and Jewish identity. When we tend to these roots your child can have a strong Jewish identity and a deep understanding of Judaism. Material is age-appropriate and allows for a "spiral" of learning where concepts are developed on a deeper level each year. In addition, students hold weekly t'filah (services) and enjoy the talents of our specialists in the fields of Rikud (Israeli dance) and Shira (music). Students can participate in a variety of field trips such as the Zimmer Museum and social action projects.
Contact Person: Jessica Downey;
Phone: (310) 472-1255;
Address: 11960 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049;
Website: http://unisyn.orgread less
Description: The Etz Chaim Learning Center seeks to guide each child's development in acquiring his or her own positive sens ...read moreThe Etz Chaim Learning Center seeks to guide each child's development in acquiring his or her own positive sense of Jewish identity. Positive Jewish identity is developed and acquired through 1) gaining reverence for and actively participating in Jewish practices and traditions; 2) gaining both a broad perspective and certain depth of Jewish knowledge through study of Hebrew Bible, rabbinic literature, and Jewish history; 3) appreciation and active study of the Hebrew language; 4) appreciation, celebration, and study of the State of Israel; and 5) the practice and habit of tzedakah and gemilut chasadim (acts of loving-kindness)
Classes meet Tuesdays 4:00PM-6:15PM and Sundays from 9:30AM-11:45AM * Website: www.facebook.com/etzchaimlearningcenter
Contact Phone:(818) 530-4046 read less
Description: A bi-weekly class for students with a variety of learning styles. In classes with a small-teacher ratio and differen ...read moreA bi-weekly class for students with a variety of learning styles. In classes with a small-teacher ratio and differentiated instruction, Moreshet serves students with processing disorders, ADD/ADHD, OCD, and learning and social challengesSynagogue membership not required. read less
Description: Teens explore their spirituality, examine their morality and create a positive teen community in the comfort of a pr ...read moreTeens explore their spirituality, examine their morality and create a positive teen community in the comfort of a private home. Each class is experiential and taught through pop culture, self-discovery topics and interactive activities. Meets every-other-week and includes dinner. Contact Carla Adivi, Program Director at email@example.com; Phone: 818-870-0459; www.vosla.org read less
Description: Location: Two Campuses Offer Religious School - One in West Los Angeles and the other in the heart of Los Angeles.
...read moreLocation: Two Campuses Offer Religious School - One in West Los Angeles and the other in the heart of Los Angeles.
The Wilshire Boulevard Temple Religious School begins in Kindergarten and continues through 12th grade. Creating an atmosphere for students as their Jewish home away from home, all of our programs encourage meaningful and fun learning in an engaging environment. With our dynamic clergy and staff, we partner with our parents to instill a strong sense of belonging, community, and connection to our school, synagogue, the broader Jewish community, Israel and the modern world. Our dynamic post B’nei Mitzvah programs and opportunities continue to encourage our teaching that each one of us is B’tzelem Elohim (in the image of God) - We each have a purpose to our lives and each of us has a responsibility to leave the world a better place.
Contact Person: Sherryl Pinsker;
Phone: (424) 208-8906;
Address: 11661 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064;
Website: http://www.wbtla.org/religiousschoolread less
Description: Wise Temple Youth (WTY) is about bringing teens together and helping them find where they fit socially and spiritual ...read moreWise Temple Youth (WTY) is about bringing teens together and helping them find where they fit socially and spiritually, while creating experiences that are relevant and meaningful to them now when they need it.
We are proud that over one hundred WTY teens are finding their place in Temple life here at Wise through our many WTY opportunities including:
Madrichim program (grade 9-12 teacher’s assistants in the Religious School)
Leaders-in-Training and Co-Counselors (grade 10-12) at Camp Wise
NFTY retreat participants (grade 9-12 national Jewish youth group)
Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girls Thing (grade 7-11 at WTY on Sundays)
Hot Topics for High School (grade 9-12 at WTY on Sundays)
Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood (grade 7 at WTY on Sundays)
WTY Student Board (grade 9-12)
Freedom School servant leader interns
B'nai Mitzvah Project Planning and Training
If you are interested in getting involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.889.2263.
Address: 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90077;
Website: http://www.wisela.org/WTY/read less