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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.

    • The Open Temple Welcoming Your Second Child

    • Location: City
    • Address: 1416 Electric Avenue Venice, California
    • Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    • Description: Tuesdays 9:30 am – 10:30 am Join us for this ongoing support group focusing on welcoming a second child into your ...read moreTuesdays 9:30 am – 10:30 am Join us for this ongoing support group focusing on welcoming a second child into your family. We will explore how to prepare your child and the various feelings and behaviors that can arise as well as practical management issues. For parents pregnant with their second child or for parents who have given birth within the last nine months. $25/session or a series of 5 for $100. RSVP to barbara@opentemple.org read less
    • New Moms Connect - Post Partum Support Group of Jewish Family Service

    • Location: City;Mid-City;Pico Robertson
    • Address: 3580 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA, 90035
    • Age Group: Parent of Newborn-12months
    • Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
    • Contact Email: newmomsconnect@jfsla.org
    • 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 newmomsconnect@jfsla.org 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
    • Interfaith Family: Raising a Child with Judaism Email Series

    • Address: 830 Traction Ave. #3A Los Angeles, CA
    • Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
    • Description: The mailings for this session will begin on October 2, 2017. This popular, free email series is for parents who wa ...read moreThe mailings for this session will begin on October 2, 2017. This popular, free email series is for parents who want to explore bringing Jewish traditions into their family life. You will receive eight emails over four weeks (emails are sent on Mondays and Thursdays) about how to bring spirituality and traditions to your parenting in realistic and meaningful ways. The emails will share content ideas; video links; questions to discuss with your partner; ideas for family projects; personal stories written by other interfaith families who have brought these same aspects of Judaism into their lives; and book suggestions around sleeping, eating, playing, praying and more. The email series will be sent four times a year, beginning the first Monday of January, April, July and October. You may register for a given series up until the day before it begins. Registration is always open…so register now and you’ll start getting the emails in your inbox as soon as the next series begins. Participation in the series allows you access to our private Facebook group for parents. It's a place where parents (and prospective parents) in interfaith families can ask questions, share resources, support one another, etc. read less
    • The Open Temple: A Place for Parents: Dad’s Group

    • Location: City
    • Address: 1416 Electric Avenue Venice, California
    • Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    • Contact Email: barbara@opentemple.org
    • Description: Second Wednesday of the Month. 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm. A monthly parenting group for dads. This evening group is for d ...read moreSecond Wednesday of the Month. 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm. A monthly parenting group for dads. This evening group is for dads of children ages 2-10 years old. Fathers can talk about being a dad, discuss development and discipline questions, learn from other dads and bring up any other issues as well. You do not have to sign up for more than one class. These groups are held the second Wednesday of every month (except August). $25 RSVP to barbara@opentemple.org read less
    • LA Jewish Teen Initiative "What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?" Supporting Healthy Body Image in Our Teens

    • Location: Tarzana
    • Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA
    • Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    • Contact Email: aliv@jewishla.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 761-8048
    • Description: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 7-9pm at Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave. Tarzana, 91356 Thursday October 19, 2017 Fr ...read moreTuesday, October 17, 2017 from 7-9pm at Temple Judea, 5429 Lindley Ave. Tarzana, 91356 Thursday October 19, 2017 From 7-9pm at Temple Isaiah,10345 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles Parents of Teens! Join us for a free panel discussion on Healthy Teen Body Image, offered by our Federation of Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative (LAJTI) Focus on Teen Wellness. Through a conversation facilitated by Sandy Silos, MFCC, panelist Deborah Clegg, PhD, Aaron Flores, RD, and Dina Bernot Kunin,LCSW, will share healthy ways to raise body confident teens. Light Refreshments will be served. Space is limited and reservations are required. Sign up today at www.JewishLA.org/BodyImage For more information, please contact Alexandra Liv, LAJTI Senior Manager, at (323) 761-8048 or ALiv@jewishla.org read less
    • The Jewish Outreach and Education project

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Contact Email: info@youthandgendermediaproject.org
    • 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