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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.

    • NAZISM IN THE U.S.: Learning from the Past and Facing the Present

    • Location: City
    • Address: 5401 Beethoven Street Los Angeles, CA
    • Age Group: 12 years and up
    • Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017
    • Contact Email: vmarks@me.com
    • Contact Phone: (310) 493-8114
    • Description: Sunday, November 19, 2017 Recent white supremacist and Nazi rallies and uprising in the U.S. continue to capture pu ...read moreSunday, November 19, 2017 Recent white supremacist and Nazi rallies and uprising in the U.S. continue to capture public attention, and generate questions about the foundations of racism and anti-Semitism in U.S. institutions and history. Dr. Beth Ribet, PhD, JD, will share some commentary on Nazism in the U.S. during and since the 1940s, its relationship to U.S. white supremacy, and implications in the contemporary moment. Concluding remarks will invite discussion of opportunities to mobilize and respond. Doors Open 10am; Program 10:30-12:30pm. Westside Neighborhood School campus, 5401 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles 90066. Parking & entrance at rear of building, off Coral Tree Place. FREE; coffee & bagels served. Questions: Vic Marks: vmarks@me.com or (310) 493-8114, This free public forum is part of the monthly Politics & Culture series hosted by the secular Jewish & progressive Sholem Community. Program is appropriate for 12 years and up. Childcare for younger children is available with advance request: email vmarks@me.com. For more info: www.Sholem.org. read less
    • deToledo High School Presents: Free "Screenagers" Movie Event For 5th-8th Graders and Caregivers

    • Location: Valleys
    • Address: 22622 Vanowen Street West Hills, CA
    • Date: Monday, November 20, 2017
    • Description: Nov. 20th, 2017 at DeToledo in West Hills Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family li ...read moreNov. 20th, 2017 at DeToledo in West Hills Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. The screening is an opportunity to hear from an expert panel of professionals as well as students. This engaging and informative evening is hosted by Kadima, Heschel Day School, and DeToledo High School. https://docs.google.com/forms/ read less
    • The Open Temple Welcoming Your Second Child

    • Location: City
    • Address: 1416 Electric Avenue Venice, California
    • Date: Tuesday, November 21, 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, November 30, 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
    • Kadima Day School Parent Lecture Series: Typical language development in children ages 0-5 with Tamar Barazani

    • Location: West Valley
    • Address: 7011 Shoup Avenue West Hills, CA, 91307
    • Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
    • Contact Phone: (818) 346-0849
    • Description: Parenting takes a village! Come join our village for a series of evenings designed to answer all your toddler to tee ...read moreParenting takes a village! Come join our village for a series of evenings designed to answer all your toddler to teenager questions! Our expert panel covers a wide range of topics from Behavior Management to Visual Processing. This community event is open to the public. All proceeds will fund an outdoor classroom space at Kadima Day School’s Early Childhood Education Center. At 8pm. Thursday, December 7, 2017 Typical language development in children ages 0-5 with Tamar Barazani Thursday, January 11, 2018 Developing Fine Motor Coordination In Children To Enhance Play and School Readiness with Hava Alloun Thursday, February 8, 2018 Bullying across age and gender groups with Dr. Sharon Arbel Thursday, March 8, 2018 Implications of visual processing delays on the young learner and the relationship between Visual Processing and Academic Achievement with Dr. Gary Etting Thursday, April 26, 2018 Anxiety in children: common red flags and therapeutic resources with Dr. Sharon Arbel Thursday, May 24, 2018 Navigating family and sibling relationships with Dr. Sharon Arbe read less
    • The Open Temple: A Place for Parents: Dad’s Group

    • Location: City
    • Address: 1416 Electric Avenue Venice, California
    • Date: Wednesday, December 13, 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
    • Interfaith Family: Raising a Child with Judaism Email Series

    • Address: 830 Traction Ave. #3A Los Angeles, CA
    • Date: Monday, January 1, 2018
    • 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
    • Kol Tikvah Parent Education: Demystifying School Choices

    • Location: West Valley
    • Address: 20400 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA
    • Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
    • Contact Email: dshayer@koltikvah.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 348-0670 x200
    • Description: Upcoming dates for Parenting lectures. Topic TBA: Monday, January 22 & Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Cost: $36. R ...read moreUpcoming dates for Parenting lectures. Topic TBA: Monday, January 22 & Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Cost: $36. RSVP required, contact Debbie at 818-348-0670 x200 or dshayer@koltikvah.org Free parking in the rear on Del Moreno Drive. Held at Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, 818-348-0670, www.koltikvah.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