Friday July 20 2012

Tired of Religious School?

The Jewish Learning Community of Adat Ari El is an innovative, exciting and dynamic approach to synagogue based education. The JLC is so far from the traditional religious school model, they even had to change their name! Students Kindergarten through 6th come Tuesday afternoons to  jump into Jewish life by cooking, playing video games, creating amazing art projects and more! Check out this curriculum and more about the program online so you can see what your kids will learn while having a blast!



Today in History

In “one small step for man, one giant step for mankind”, Astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the moon. (1969)

Ugly Truck Day



Baby Town’s Moving Sale – Everything Must Go!

All in store floor models and accessories below their wholesale cost. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to get what you need for your baby, toddler, and or teen. These are the lowest prices you can find! They are SOOO thankful for customers like you.

Hours: Tues.-Sat. from 10am-6pm and Sun. from 12-5pm

18725 Sherman Way in Reseda, 91335




Does Your Child Like to:

Play with paint, markers, glue, spaghetti, play doh, goop, pudding, water, shaving cream, chalk, paper, confetti, you don’t and you don’t want to clean it up either? Does your child insist on cleaning his/her hands the minute there is something on them? If your answer to either question is yes, then this class is for you. Messy Play for children 24-36 months, Friday 3-4pm at It’s Aparent in Encino. For more information, call 818 995-9757 or email



Join the Band “Jam Band” Camp Openings, Week of August 20th(Includes in-studio performance!)

Week of August 20th, Mon.-Fri. from 9am-2pm

The most popular camp! Requires basic skills on instrument of choice.

Jr. Jam Band: 8-11 yrs from 9am – 2pm (1/2-hr. lunch break) – Tuition: $495

Jam Band: 12-18 yrs from 9am to 3pm (1/2-hr. lunch break) – Tuition: $575

Drop-off time is between 9-9:30am

You will be matched with kids of similar ages and playing experience and learn valuable rehearsal techniques while working on songs throughout the week. You will perform your songs at week’s end!

Call 818-345-8950 to enroll!



It’s Not to Late to Have a Summer Garden!

Have you always wanted a vegetable garden, but didn’t know where to start? Are your flowerbeds without flowers or your patio devoid of color? Eden Condensed specializes in custom vegetable gardens as well as beautiful and productive gardens for small spaces like patios, deck and balconies. It’s not too late to enjoy entertaining outside this summer! To schedule an in home consultation, contact



Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents DRAGONS – Celebrating The Year of the Dragon!

Searching the globe, Ringling Bros. honors the Spirit of the Dragon! Representing mighty “Dragon Tribes” that possess the Strength, Courage, Wisdom and Heart, the extraordinary performers include: Shaolin Warriors ancient Kung Fu martial arts & unbelievable strength; Alexander Lacey presenting the only mixed-cat act of its kind in the US featuring both tigers/lions together, equestrian acrobatics, plus other acts! Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario 7/20-7/24; Honda Center, Anaheim 7/27-8/5. Special JEN’S LIST Discount – 4 tickets for $60($15 ea) for select shows – use code word MOM. Visit call 800-745-3000 and mention MOM.



Advance LA Basketball Club

A recreational club for young adults, 17 and over, who may have social, learning, or communicative difficulties, ADHD, or other challenges. The Basketball Club provides an opportunity to learn to play basketball, develop healthy habits, and make new friends. Meets are Thursday evenings from 6-7:30pm at theSherman Oaks Campus, 13130 Burbank Blvd. The cost is $15 per meet or $50 for 4. Contact Rachel Round for info or to RSVP at 818-779-5247.


Special Icon  If you or someone you know has ever thought about what it would be like to be a real guitar player there’s no better time than now

Rick’s been turning local beginners into true players for over ten years and would like to invite everyone to meet him for a free introduction. He’s really friendly and a great pro musician and performer.Take this opportunity to check him out and find out for yourself why his students say he is the best guitar teacher around.




4 things to hoard for an emergency 
Fuel (gas, propane, wood), no-cook foods (cans, can opener, juices, seeds, nuts), light source/batteries (incl. solar pathway lights), water and ways to purify water.



Rockboard Mini Scooter

The 2012 Toy Industry Association Toy of the Year award winner, Rockboard® Mini Scooter offers the versatility of a shredding scooter with the practicality of a kick model. It’s 2 scooters in 1, combining the best of both worlds! Each scooter is equipped with advanced Rockboard Propulsion Technology™, which features a revolutionary steel power-drive chain that tears up the pavement and keeps kids active and entertained with every up-and-down propel. The faster kids rock up-and-down, the faster it goes! For a more casual ride, kids just adjust the two-position locking joint and the Rockboard turns into a low-profile kick scooter for cruising. The Mini can be folded up for easy storage and transportation, so kids can take their ride anywhere.



Lionsgate BeFit

An ad-supported one-stop shop for free, high-quality fitness programming that can be accessed from anywhere at any time. This online destination features new, original shows focusing on the industry’s top trainers and fitness trends as well as programming from Lionsgate’s extensive catalog, including Jillian Michaels, Denise Austin and more. Workouts can be broken down into individual segments or as done as a full routine. Additional information on these original and existing workouts programs can be found at

Family Fun Icon  Phillips Performing Arts – Musical Theater for Kids

Come see GREASE – the Musical at the Madrid Theater

Friday, August 10th at 7:30pm and Saturday, August 11th at 3pm and 7pm

Live Theater by Kids for Kids! Directed by Tony nominated Actor Obba Babatunde, Choreographer/Producer: Rena Phillips, Musical Director: DeBorah Sharpe-Taylor Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way Canoga Park Sunday Matinee – come in 50’s costume and get $5 off! Jen’s list Special Family Pack! 2 Adults + 2 Kids for $50! Seniors, Students, Children, Group and Presale Discounts! For more info, email or call 818.554-0333.



Your Jr. Chef can make watermelon granita  
Similar to natural fruit shave ice. Make a food processor mush of fresh watermelon chunks, add sweetener and citrus juice, freeze, rake with fork, freeze, rake, repeat until all liquid is crystallized. Flake granita into bowls and enjoy!  Parental supervision.



Exciting explorations, delightful discoveries and wild wonders await your family this summer at the California Science Center’s Hands-On Science Camp

They feature more than 25 courses, including popular parent-and-child classes that give families a chance to investigate science together. Hands-On Science Staff consists of trained educators and working professionals in science fields. Your child will have a unique and engaging summer.



Temple Judea’s Tot Shabbat – “Insects Are Our Friends”

Saturday, July 21st at 9:30 am

With Rabbi Karen Bender and Cantor Pam Simmons 

Join them to learn about insects and celebrate Shabbat! Featuring live lady bugs! Fun art project and playground time. Yummy challah & sweet treats too.

Save the date: Tot Shabbat on Saturday, August 18th

5429 Lindley Avenue in Tarzana, 91356




Just for Dogs

A national company that offers custom prescriptions and nutritional food for dogs, which is proven to increase the quality of and length of life for many canines across the country. It is a unique operation that addresses health issues for man’s best friend. Part kitchen, part pharmacy, Just For Dogs offers products that are entirely made from high quality USDA ingredients. 



Monsuno Strikes Again!

Below is an exciting instructional guide detailing how to plan the ultimate “Monsuno” party!

Millions of years ago, “Monsuno,” a living DNA, hitched a ride to Earth in a concentrated asteroid pocket. When it landed on Earth, the impact drove the dinosaurs into extinction. The “Monsuno” DNA lay dormant until a scientist named Jeredy Suno activated it, sending a rippling wave of movement back into action. By doing so, Jeredy may have reignited the end of the world but he also created its salvation, the “Monsuno” monsters. Now, it’s up to his son Chase to learn the secrets of “Monsuno” and help save the world from impending destruction. and


Disney Junior Story Magic Celebrates Creativity & Storytelling with Story Pirates Live Interactive Performance  
Saturday, July 28th at 11am & 1pm

Westminster Mall in Westminster
Disney Junior Story Magic celebrates storytelling and kids’ creativity with Story Pirates in a live interactive sketch comedy performance The Story Pirates will weave ideas from kids in the audience into a fun interactive story. Kids will receive “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” bandanas.

Getting Kids Involved With Nature & Learning About Birds Has Never Been Easier

Using minimal packaging and created to be esthetically pleasing, Mr. Canary Bird Feeders are created to blend with the environment and comes with seed already inside so there’s no guessing about what kind and how much.  Extremely user-friendly, bird enthusiasts need only to take it out of the package, insert the perch and hang it up. Eco friendly Mr. Canary Bird Feeders can be refilled or tossed in the recycling bin.


Always Wanted to Try Pilates?
Three 1/2 hour Private Pilates sessions and Three 1 hour Group Reformer classes for only $135 at BetterBody Fitness. Schedule with instructor Sarah Holmes, who was was first introduced to Pilates when she was working as an aide in a physical therapy office. She was impressed with the fact that it was a great rehabilitative tool as well as a great way to get a total body workout. Since then she received her Pilates certification and became a licensed physical therapy assistant. Shes able to work with both athletes and clients who are nursing an injury. She enjoys teaching and helping her clients achieve their fitness goals. New client promotion, must do 3 classes per wk, offer ends July 31st.
(818) 224-4734



Events at The Kirk Douglas Theatre
Jomama Jones in “Radiate”, A DouglasPlus Workshop Presentation
Aug. 3rd-4th
“Radiate” is an intimate concert – part happening, part revival – in which the writer/performance artist Jomama Jones embodies a legendary soul singer on her American comeback tour. Jones will change the focus of the script to make it a LA concert version.
“Elephant Room”
Aug. 22nd-Sept.16th

Set in a basement rec room where three semi-pro conjurers hang out and practice their tricks with varying competence. These self-deluded illusionists are brimming with childlike wonder and undeserved self-confidence, but there is something mysterious about their Elephant Room. Things are not as they seem.

Tickets available at (213) 628-2772, the box office or


Is Your Daughter REALLY Ready For Middle School and/or High School?
Social Coaching Club is offering 2 workshops designed to develop and polish the social skills your daughter needs for social success. Theyll help prepare her for new social challenges. Workshop Fee: $150 ($15 off when you mention Jen’s List upon registration). Healthy snacks/pizza provided. Topics Include:Peer Relationships, Dealing with Bullying, Boundary Setting, Peer Pressure, Anger and Stress Management, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Self-Confidence, Etiquette & Civility.

Middle School Readiness (Entering 6th graders):Tues., July 31st from 4-7pm
Surviving Middle School/High School Readiness (Entering 7th-9th graders):Thurs, Aug. 9th from 4-7pm
Email or visit

Have a Toddler Starting Preschool in the Fall? 
Pamper & Play is the perfect transition! The play studio has an upstairs lounge where parents can relax while play supervisors play with your child! This is the perfect way to let your child get used to being away from you while you’re still onsite! They also offer drop off play once a week so you can run errands, tend to appointments or go on date night! Check out for a calendar of events including weekly drop off play dates. 
2279 Westwood Boulevardin LA
(310) 441-0797

Carmen’s Kids& Co.
“Rockin’ hair” is offering help to families of 2 or more. First child $4 off, 2nd, 3rd 4th etc; 1/2 off, that’s an $11 haircut. New clients only, regular clients get $4 off when they mention Jen’s List. Located at 
17213 Ventura Boulevard in Encino. 
(818) 501-4472

Hello Kitty Tote Bag Giveaway at the September 5th Dodgers Game
Fan-favorite Hello Kitty added to the 2012 Dodgers promotional calendar. This year’s Hello Kitty Mini Bobblehead giveaway on Sunday, July 1st, sold out. Due to popular demand and in an effort to offer fan-favorite giveaways, the Dodgers have added another Hello Kitty promotional date this season. Fans can purchase tickets to the September 5th game by visiting or by calling 866-DODGERS.

Public Accounting & Consulting Firm in Sherman Oaks is Seeking an Auditor
Great team-oriented culture and a family-friendly workplace offering all employees a flexible schedule. Qualifications:
– 3-6 years of audit experience with a mid-sized or national firm.
– CPA certification.
– Strong organizational, technical, and interpersonal skills.
– The ability to work efficiently with both clients and staff.
-Strong multi-tasking skills: various projects in different stages may have to be executed concurrently (for example: planning, executing, and concluding separate projects at the same time)
-Experience in engagement management and staff supervision is preferred.
To apply, email your resume with the job title in the subject line to:



Smart Money Solutions for Smart Moms

Thursday, August 9th from 7-8pm
6345 Balboa Blvd
Building 1, Suite 105 in Encino

Spend an evening with like-minded moms who appreciate education, inspiration & financial awareness! Find the answers to the most often asked money questions from licensed financial professionals, such as:
·  How to manage and pay down my debt?
·  What are the best ways to save for college?
·  Is my family protected if the unforeseen should happen?
·  When can I afford to retire?
·  Should I get long-term health-care while I am young & healthy enough to afford it?  
Light refreshments, free parking, time provided for Q/A! Join the learning group for a free, no obligation, fun and informative evening! RSVP to Dina Michael at by Thursday, August 2nd.


Brand New Equinox Fitness Club Opening in Encino 
The newest Equinox Fitness Club will be on the southeast corner of Ventura and Balboa in the heart of Encino. They have charter memberships available that are at a reduced rate before the club opens at the end of this year. Prices will be going up by the week, so lock in this low rate now while they last! Contact to reserve a membership.

The Summer College Institute Prepares Young Adults With Unique Challenges For a Successful Future
Advance LA’s Summer College Institute Program includes:
-A week on a college campus learning valuable skills and gaining experiences.
-Use of all college facilities (dorms, cafeterias, classrooms).
-Developing and strengthening executive functioning skills.
-Practice of communication and self-advocacy skills.
The Institute takes place at the American Jewish University, Aug 5-12. For information or an application, contact Rachel Round at or at (818) 397-8407.



Dance Camp for Girls Ages 3-4 & Kindergarten-2nd

July 30th-August 3rd
8 Count Dance Academy is pleased to announce Diva Dance Camp and Sugar Baby Dance Camp.
Sugar Baby Dance Camp – Ages 3 & 4
Diva Dance Camp – Kindergarten – 2nd grade 

Email or call 310) 889-9968 for more information.


Body and Soul Workshop

July 22nd from 12-6pm

A day of connecting with your body and your soul. Rejuvenate, Relax, learn about healing foods and ways to create a life full of light and love.To sign or for more information, visit or call Taly at 818-448-0552.



DJ Lead

Submitted by Jens List member

I first heard Ian Firestone DJ at a wedding I had attended last month and decided to try him for my 40th birthday party. He was absolutely perfect.Young and energetic and played the perfect music for the crowd.  My friends are still asking about him. He’s the perfect DJ for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, sweet 16, school events or any occasion. I highly recommend him. Check out his tracks on You will absolutely love him.

Ian Firestone 818-632-7588 or



Lose up to 10 lbs. in 10 days without dieting or setting foot in a gym!

Tired of paying thousands of dollars to trainers and nutritionists and not seeing the results you desire? Sick of spending hours and hours on the treadmill and not seeing the numbers on the scale go down? No more! For 48 hours only, get the best-selling digital products, 3D-Xcelerated and 10 Day Shred, for just $25! ($150 value). On your own time, from your own home, get the body you’ve always dreamed of. Detox your system, readapt your metabolism, and lose the weight for good! Code: JENSLIST.



Refresh Your Skills Now! Get Ahead Before the New School Year Begins!

Sandie Allen has been in the education industry for 25+ years. Tutoring students in grades K – 12 has been her passion. Her expertise from the basics to advanced classes such as Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry helps her ‘trouble-shoot’ the student’s issue(s) quickly, making the learning process rapid and less frustrating. Math can actually be fun! Her problem solving techniques are unique so students feel prepared after even just one session! Mention Jen’s list and get 2 for 1 on your first visit! Email



Garage Sales

Sale Icon  Two family garage sale – Miracle Mile Area

Saturday, July 21st starting at 8am – No Early Birds

Kids toys, DVD’s, Books, Bicycle, Treadmill, Household Goods and loads more.

849 S. Ridgeley Drive. Los Angeles, CA 90036

Then go enjoy the museums a few blocks away afterwards.  There is “Levitated Mass” at LACMA and The Page Museum and LaBrea Tar Pits. 


Kids Furniture

Large Desk with shelving and CD racks. Twin bed with mattress, two drawers and a headboard with shelves. Units are white and are in great shape.

$150. Call 818-832-7874 for more info.


Saturday, July 21st from 8am-11am

Huge Moving Sale – All Must Go!

Children’s books, toys, games/clothes

Men and Women’s clothes

Decorative Household items

Kitchen appliances

Decorative Pillows

And so much more.

Great Bargains


11345 Albata Street in Brentwood Glen


July 21st from 8am-12pm

Multi Family and Multi Home Garage sale: Children and adult items – clothes, shoes, toys, household items.

17647 Bessemer Street in Encino (Near White Oak and Oxnard)


Saturday, July 21st

Awesome Garage(s) Sale – 3 or 4 families. Small furniture, baby, kids items, clothing, CD’s, tapes, books.

Irvine Avenue in Studio City near Acama


Saturday, July 21st from 9am-1pm only!

Men’s & Women’s Clothes for $5-$10. Brand New, Name Brand Clothing! Warehouse sells to major department stores & boutiques & sells overstock to the public once a month!

11577 La Maida Street in Valley Village, 91601

Questions/More Info – email


Saturday, July 21st & Sunday, July 22nd from 8am-4pm each day

Estate Sale – Lots of great stuff! High Quality Furniture and Rugs Armoires, large area rugs, chairs, chaise lounge, mirrors, desks, End tables, trunks, treadmill, kitchen items, decorative items, tools, golf clubs, lots of Tumi luggage, books, clothes, DVDs, CDs, Disney videos, bedding, towels and more.

17400 Oak Creek Court in Encino, 91316


Sunday, July 22nd from 8am-1pm

Items include: Bedroom furniture, clothing, designer jeans, toys.

6846 Castle Peak Drive in West Hills, 91037