Thursday March 4, 2010

Today’s Jen’s List sponsor, The Little Gym, is a motor-skill development program that offers gymnastics, karate, and dance classes. They offer classes for children 4 mos old to 12 years old. They hold great Birthday Parties too! The SUMMER CAMP begins June 21st and goes through August 27th. Camp is held from 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm Monday through Friday. Camps are a great way to beat the heat and have fun with some awesome surprise guests! For more info about the program visit, or call (818) 222-6296. 
Today in History
The Constitution of the United States of America goes into effect. (1789)Mrs. Charles Fahning of Buffalo N.Y. is recognized as the first woman to bowl a perfect 300 game. (1930)
Are you worried about your child’s public school education? Are you frustrated that with so many children in a classroom their needs are not being met? Then your worries are over! At Adat Ari El Day School the average class size is 17 students with one teacher and one assistant. In kindergarten there is a special bonus of 2 teachers and two assistants in the class during center time. Call Shelley today at 818. 766-4992 ext 214 to schedule a tour
Do your walls need color?
Vinyl wall lettering is an easy way to update a room and personalize your walls.  Quote the Walls will custom make any quote to fit your home. Visit and use coupon code save15 to get 15% off your order.
Clean your carpets with the best Carpet Cleaning Service I have ever found! Marlene does all the work herself, uses environmentally safe products, and has a passion for making your carpets look impeccable! And they do! Her price is great too!! You must give her a call if you want the best service and absolutely the best price!! 818-422-1432I know SO many people personally(including myself) who have used Marlene and everyone agrees that she is the BEST!
Rubber ‘yuckies’ harbor secret filth
Bath toys like rubber ducks may look like good, clean fun for kids, but on the inside they are a breeding ground for germs. 
Account Executive Position Available
With a well-funded, 2½ year old cutting edge, start-up that is rapidly expanding. Work from home. Includes base salary, uncapped commissions, health benefits + stock options. Must have 3-5 years sales experience, preferably in online advertising, direct marketing, local advertising or pharmaceutical sales but open to all sales exp. The company provides local consumers with opportunities to experience products and services from local merchants at outrageous discounts.  Email
Shred Kids Cancer is a charity dedicated to help kids fight cancer, that was started by a kid….to help his friend and other kids who are suffering from this horrible illness. 2nd annual SHREDFEST– Battle of (kids) Bands will be held at The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip on Saturday, April 24th.  Tickets are $20 and all the proceeds go to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.  For more information please visit and if you are a band interested in participating please visit
SPRING SPECIAL – Getting new Easter outfits? Having an Easter Egg Hunt? Have Bonnie McDermott capture the memory with amazing photography that will wow your friends and family. Whatever your family photographic needs get 50% off the photography and 25% off the printing now through April. Mention Jen’s List and get an additional 25% off the printing plus a free print. See Bonnie’s photography at No matter the celebration ENJOY THE DAY, LEAVE THE PHOTO’S TO HER!
Improve your Self Image, Self Esteem or even your Sense of Peace/Serenity
Where can you find peace of mind and feel sexy and confident?  Cindy is a licensed certified massage therapist specializing in sports, pregnancy, reflexology deep tissue. She is also a confi-dance instructor who teaches the art of sensual dance, burlesque, and pole dance.  She teaches at the Passion Studio in Simi Valley or she can also travel to you.  She can give chair massages at your events, or a half hour massage before or after a pole or chair dance lesson.  You can choose the package.  This is a great deal with spring and summer around the corner for bachelorette parties, bridal showers, weddings, baby showers or even birthday parties.  Please call her for details at 805.630-7570 or email her at
AIKIDO SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS ages 4-12 at Tarzana Aikikai
Choose one or more weeks: July 19-23, July 26-30, August 16-20, August 23-27. Space is limited. $50 deposit. 9am-3pm, M-F, with extended care available 8am-6pm. Nurturing, noncompetitive dojo environment. Students will learn the nonviolent Japanese martial art Aikido, known as the Art of Peace. Field trips, art and writing projects round out the day. $275/week; $5/hr extended care.Call 818-705-0600 for free trial class.
Skin Addiks
A Stellar Skin Care Salon Offering Customized Skin Care Treatments at a fraction of the rates of most salons and spas. Each results driven treatment includes a skin specific chirally correct peel and LED light therapy. We invite you in for an experience to transform both complexion and spirit! Enjoy $25 off your first treatment! 12265 Ventura Blvd. #205 Studio City, Ca 91604   818.212.8780
Vendor Booth / Sponsorship Availability
Kester Avenue 4th Annual World Music and Art Festival will be on Saturday, April 24 2010 from 11 – 5 p.m. Vendor booths are now available starting at $125.00, as well as other level of sponsorships! Please contact Judy Santos at for more information.
Pier Pilates – Private Pilates Studio in So. Redondo Beach 
It’s located just steps from the ocean, so you can hear the waves crashing during your sessions.  Offering private reformer sessions and private and semi-private mat sessions.  The prices are great, especially compared to surrounding studios. Mat sessions are inexpensive ($20 for 1 and only $15 for a series of 10) and an intro rate for reformer of $39.  Ladies, please visit or call 310.999.1190
Members NEED Leads – Can you help?
Bilingual family needs leads for a great Swedish nanny/babysitter, part time in Sherman oaks. Email
Has anyone participated in the Nisayon program at Temple Judea? Looking for feedback. Email
Looking for sewing/knitting/repair a tattered blankie? Email
Looking for a preschool around the Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks area that has a Mommy and Me transition program attached to it so that it slowly eases into a preschool program. Email
Looking for a Jewish in-home daycare/preschool in the Calabasas/Woodland Hills area. Email AND
Looking to borrow/rent Bili Blanket (bili lights for jaundice) for newborn baby. Email mailkraig@gmail.comAND
Does anyone know of a good Westside venue for a high school graduation party for 75-100 12th graders that would allow kosher food to be served?  Email
ANDDoes anyone know of a good childcare option for infants (8 months) in the Altadena area? Email
Looking for someone to pick up 10 year old up from school in Burbank at 3:00 and stay until 8:00 two days a week. Email
Looking for any insight on “Little oaks pre-school” TO and on “St Aidan pre-school” in Malibu for two years old girls. Email
Looking to buy a week at someone’s timeshare at the Westin Villas in Maui..flexible after June 18, need 1 bedroom and Oceanview. Email
Pre-Passover Fasion Show, Boutique and Brunch! Join Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood for a preview of the new collection of fine children and pre-teen special occasion wear from Lille Mor, designed by Leslee Teichman. Find fashion forward, modest girls clothing at affordable prices. Enjoy a buffet brunch and Coffee Bean while you shop from vendors carrying hair accessories and hosiery, purses, table cloths, gift items, make up and more. Sunday, March 7th at 10:00 am12800 Chandler in Valley VillageRSVP (818) 763-0560 $10
The DOCTORS is looking for people who want help with/have ?’s about:
– Permanent dirt marks in their feet- Treatment for ASHY elbows/knees- Grime/dirt behind their kids’ EARS- Ending someone’s chewing tobacco habits- SPIT bubbles or SPIT at the corner of someone’s lips when talking- Ingrown pubic hairs- Pilonidal Cyst (at the tailbone)- Excessive NAIL BITING- Constant throat clearing of PHLEGM Please send an email to if you’ve like to participate.
Join Another Mother for Peace Celebrate International Women’s Day 2010 with Nevenka East European Folk EnsembleSaturday March 6, at 8PMGrace Lutheran Church4427 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230 Tickets $15.00A wonderful evening of music and song from Bulgaria, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Croatia, Bosnia, Georgia, Albania and the Rom (“Gypsy”) and Sephardic traditions. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Another Mother For Peace. 

Free Event – Experts Speak about the College Admissions Process
Being held on March 18th, at 7pm, at the Roxbury Park and Community Center in Beverly Hills.Launch Education Group invites you to our free speaker series event, “The Path from High School to College.”  The expert panel will talk candidly about different aspects of the college process, including the college application timeline, standardized tests, and the college selection process.  Their aim is to provide parents with expert information to help them guide their children from 9th grade to college.  Parents and students are welcome to bring their own questions for the panel.  To learn more about our event and register, click
Looking for Empowerment, Inspiration, Creativity or Organization Help?
Stephanie Cohen, an attorney by trade but people helper by passion, owns a company called Light, Love and Energy which offers free life coaching sessions to all of Jen’s List members. She helps her clients identify and strategize on key areas in their life they seek to improve with tangible goals to help keep those areas on track. Stephanie is also certified to teach children’s yoga and is offering discounted classes in the West LA area.  Stephanie can be reached at
Winter clearance at  LTDchix
They have yet dropped their prices on their long sleeve cozy thermals again!  They are all $10.00.  Not many sizes left.  Grab them while you can!  Shop
Unique Resource for Families Facing Hereditary Breast or Ovarian Cancer
When she was forty-two, Joi Morris learned that she has a genetic mutation on a gene known as BRCA2 and faced daunting medical options to reduce her risk for breast and ovarian cancer.  POSITIVE RESULTS: MAKING THE BEST DECISIONS WHEN YOU’RE AT HIGH RISK FOR BREAST OR OVARIAN CANCER by Joi Morris and Ora Karp Gordon, MD was born of Joi’s desire to create a comprehensive resource for families like hers who were fighting, facing, and fearing breast and ovarian cancer.  Positive Results is essential reading for anyone with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer and for anyone considering genetic testing or who already knows they have a BRCA mutation. For more information visit
Riverside Drive Elementary school book saleSaturday, March 6th from 9:30am to 1:30pm2,000 new books, spanning all subjects and age ranges, will be sold at a fraction of the retail cost. Baked goods and coffee will also be for sale. All proceeds go directly to the school. So, drop by, sip the brew, nosh a bit and support one of your community schools. 13061 Riverside Drive (Riverside Drive and Ethel Ave; east of Fulton and west of Coldwater)
SarahBear’s Cards & Creations has just the thing to personalize your event!  The Star Albums hold 12 pictures and can be created to fit your color and theme!  Each 5×5 album uses three colors and can be folded open to create a star.  They are tied open with beautiful ribbon. They have created these for all types of events from wedding and baby showers to birthdays to Bar and Bat Mitzvahs!  SarahBear’s is giving these personalized centerpieces for Jen’s List Members at $30 per album ($5 off).  They can offer an additional discount for 10 + albums.  These albums last much longer than flowers or balloons and adds a wonderful  personal touch to any event.  Visit to see photos or call 818-761-9897 to set up an appointment to see what they can do for your event. 
CCPPNS’ 61st annual convention in LACalifornia Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (CCPPNS) Proudly Presents the 61st Annual Convention (March 13 &14) Two days of speakers and events focusing on kids and their parents and teachers.  Friday’s Keynote speaker, Dr. Wendy Mogel, is the author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee. Dr. Mogel’s keynote is titled Raising Self-Reliant, Non-Defiant, Appreciative Children in a Nervous World Saturday’s Keynote, Dr. Peter Levine, is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing©, Founder of the Foundation for Human Enrichment, Stress Consultant for the NASA Space Shuttle Program, Best-Selling Author of “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma”, as well as “Trauma Through A Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing” and “Trauma Proofing Your Kids: A Parent’s Guide For Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resiliency” Dr. Levine’s keynote is titled Trauma-Proofing Your Kids. In addition to the keynotes, they are honored to have 25 additional speakers from varied background presenting informative workshops. Please check the website for additional information –
Calkids Consignment Sale happens this weekend! For 3 days only, you will find thousands of bargains for baby, kids, and maternity all at 50 – 90% off retail prices. With 150 families consigning, you can find toys, clothing, books, cribs, high chairs, shoes, educational items, rockers, exersaucers, feeding items, and so much more! 26336 Citrus Street in Valencia March 5 – 7 Fri and Sat, 9-5pm Sun, 9-2pm
Sunday March 7th  from 9am -1pm 
Woodland Hills Private School
22322 Collins Street, Woodland Hill
Baby Items, Furniture, Toys, Clothing, Shoes, Household Items, Books, etc. Don’t Miss a chance to support WHPS Preschool For more info. Contact Lauria Gallagher (818) 986-6694AND
March 6th from 8am-1pm
Three family garage sale on March 6th from 8am-1pm.  Children’s furniture, toys, clothes, household items, bed linens, couch, side chair and ottoman, baskets, draperies, antiques, and lots of supplies from a former caterer. 
22606 Clarendon Street in Woodland Hills, CA 91367AND
Sunday, March 7 from 7am – 3pm5505 Corbin Avenue, Tarzana,  91356Questions email: 
Want Your Home to Look like one of an A- Lister?
Former Furniture is the only online marketplace that brings Hollywood’s A-list furniture and style to your home! For over a decade, they have lived in the 90210 zip code, giving unparalleled access to a fabulous network of clientele. They have handpicked custom items that originated in famous actor, singer and producer residences and work with some of Hollywood’s most sought after interior designers, domestic engineers and manufacturers. They know you’ll find something to suit your style!
Receive a FREE SPRAY TAN with Elegant Spray Tan
Look Your Best For Any Occasion!  Host a spray tanning party and receive a free spray tan with 4 or more guests.  Elegant Spray Tan offers party packages that not only benefit the hostess, but also all guests receive a special discount rate.  They take pride in customer service, attention to detail and provide all clients with the highest quality solution.  Enjoy a full body treatment with the organic, all natural exotic bronzed formula.  For scheduling inquiries and questions please contact 805-253-0277 or visit
Jordan Cerovski tutors children and young adults from grades 1st-12th. She can tutor nearly all subjects and seems to be pretty flexible during the week. Because she has school, tutoring times are usually after 2:30 pm. She tutors in the Oak Park/Agoura Hills,  Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, and Westlake areas though I am sure she could work something out if you live somewhere else. She has been tutoring for a few years and is extremely good with kids. Contact Jordan at (805) 907-5964 or email her at BlueyedJTC@yahoo.comANDNational Board Certified Teacher/Tutor Available:  Is your student struggling with middle school math?  Would you like your children to receive invaluable immersion in Spanish to enrich their mind and life?  Or would you like the peace of mind that comes from having an experienced, K-8 multi-subject credentialed teacher helping your students to thrive in their academic work?  Then look no further!  I have been thrilled to work with students of all ages in taking them to the next step and giving them the gift of a second language! I offer individual and small group lessons, and can arrange to meet you at a location convenient to you.  Please email me at, or call 818 642-4409. 
ANDStudyShop Tutoring is committed to helping students reach their goals through individualized one-on-one education. At StudyShop, we strive to create a friendly, supportive and motivating environment to help our students succeed. We tutor mathematics, science, reading, essay writing, history, standardized test preparation, music, study skills, and more – all from the comfort of your own home. Visit our website call us at 310-845-9130 or email charles@studyshop.orgANDJan Baer is a tutor and has her Teaching Credential. She taught second grade for 5 years.  She loves teaching, but with the current LAUSD cut back of teachers, she now substitutes. She lives in Tarzana and has a 6 year old.  She enjoys tutoring K-3.  Please call her if you are interested. (818) 708-2468 or (818) 802-9913.  You can email her for prices at yogi2001@hotmail.comANDWANT TO HELP YOUR CHILD LOVE LEARNING? Do you want your children to become lifelong learners? Jennifer Slider is a teacher and educational psychologist who believes in educating both parents and students about the art of learning. As an experienced tutor and homeschooling mother, she guides and motivates students to want to learn. If your child needs help conquering subject difficulties or you need help designing a homeschooling curriculum please email jenniferslider@gmail.comANDDawn is a highly experienced, creative, and caring tutor. With more than ten years of experience working with students at all skill levels, she has a wonderful ability to listen, and she truly connects with you and your child. Dawn works with a wide range of subjects, from early reading to Algebra 2, and she has prices to fit everyone’s goals and budget. Check out her web site at, and get the help your student really needs!
ANDLooking for someone to spark a passion for science in your child? Rachel Davis has devoted her life to science and has seven years of professional tutoring under her belt. She graduated from Brentwood School and then from Stanford and Yale with degrees in Biology and Physiology. As the oldest of five children who love to hear her explain scientific concepts, she has well-honed techniques for breaking down the complexities of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. Contact her at:
Celebrity Designer Nicole Sassaman recently launched her blog Design Life. Nicole’s blog is filled with great design tips for your home, children, travel, and entertaining. Design Life will soon include design contests that you can enter to win gift cards on and interesting webisodes that will teach you many tips and tricks to great design. Nicole wants to inspire you to Design Life!
Reach the Young, Tech-Savvy Denizens of Larchmont Village! updates daily on news and events in the area of Larchmont Boulevard in Los Angeles, between Melrose Avenue and 3rd Street..  With 800 Twitter followers and 100 fans on Facebook, is visited daily by the tech-savvy residents of Los Angeles who like to be in the know when it comes to the latest trends. Submit your information or sponsor the site as it grows –
   It’s TAX Season! 
After more than 15 years of national and large local firm experience, CPA and Jen’s list member, Susan Feldman has opened her own practice.  She provides a variety of accounting, tax and consulting services for small businesses, individuals, trusts and estates.  She prides herself on providing excellent client support as well as comprehensive tax assistance.  She can be reached at (818)883-2220 or
New Law Practice Dedicated to the Needs of Families
Michele Cobin Friedlander, a Jen’s List mom of two, and a litigation attorney for thirteen years, is opening a new law practice dedicated to the needs of families and family businesses. Specializing in family law (divorce, custody, support, modifications, mediation, and marital settlement agreements), general civil and business litigation for small businesses, and estate planning and probate, to protect your assets and your children. Based in Encino, but willing to travel to you. (323) 868-7800
5 Star Mexican Timeshare for Rent
Enjoy one week in a Mayan Resort.  Please see for locations available.  Easter week and Christmas weeks are blackout dates.  You may stay at one of these 5 star resorts for $1500 per week.  Once you decide on a location and date, they can check the availability for booking.  You will receive a 2 bedroom with a kitchen based on availability at the time of booking.  You can contact Sharon at 818-903-6069 or
2 sets of sliding glass doors measuring 84×80 for sale. They’re brand new and never installed. When they were purchased, the vendor made a mistake on the order and the doors slide in the opposite direction from what was needed. They’re manufactured by Milgard and are vinyl. They are still in their original wrap. Make an offer – paid over $2,000; Contact Corine at 818-807-6509