August 18 2017

GOT FOMO?  Temple Aliyah’s Preschool
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Temple Aliyah’s Preschool is a longtime favorite in the West Valley, so it’s no wonder classes fill quickly. The good news for anyone with FEAR OF MISSING OUT is that they still have a spot for your little one! They just opened a 5th 2-Year-Old Class and have 4 spots left in that room. They still have 2 spots in our 18-month class, 1 spot left for 3-Year-Olds, 4 spots in Pre-K and 1 spot in the Kindergarten/Gesher class. Don’t Miss Out on the nurturing Jewish atmosphere of warmth and love where each child has the opportunity to grow, learn and develop at his own pace, and where he or she is always accepted for their unique self. For more information, schedule a tour or register, call (818) 346-1552 or visit
Today in History
Bad Poetry Day
The 1,000 Islands bridge, connecting the US and Canada is dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. (1938)
Busy Parents: Skip the Repair Shop
YourMechanic sends expert, background-screened mechanics to your home or office to save time. Back-to-school is a busy time! It’s back to music lessons, team practices, playdates, last-minute trips to buy cupcake mix, birthday parties, doctor’s appointments, and so much more. Make sure your vehicle can handle your to-do list with YourMechanic and Castrol’s back-to-school service package including an oil change, tire rotation and 50-point inspection to check the health of your vehicle. The special, which runs until 9/30 can be booked online at And if you need a specific repair, check out the full service offering at
It is time to find your direction and join the Workforce
Thomas Hoffman M.S., Master Career Counselor uses a variety of proven techniques and testing with counseling to help you uncover your strengths and focus on your career goals. Expert services offered for clients in High School, College, Mid-Career changers and Workforce Return. Take control of your destiny and explore your potential! Your career is a major part of your life and it affects you as a whole person and your path to self-fulfillment. Email or call 818.661.3611.
Los Angeles Hebrew High School
Shalom! Az Yallah! Teens learn to read write & speak Hebrew at LA Hebrew High!
Over 3000+ high school students got their Hebrew at LA Hebrew High!
> Teens EARN High School foreign language credits.
> Get connected with Jewish teens throughout LA & Valley.
> Make lifelong friends via amazing classes, fun electives and weekend retreats!
> Learn with exceptional teachers/mentors that expand your teen’s Jewish identity.
> Teens can Journey on trip to Israel or host visiting Israeli teens.
> New FLEXIBLE online options.
Learn more & apply now at
Singin’ in the Rain: Film with Orchestra
September 7th at the Hollywood Bowl
If you ever wanted to experience one of the greatest movie musicals of all time – starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds – while a live orchestra performs all that unforgettable music, your time has come!
Free Parent Coffee and Conversation Seminar Series
Tuesday, August 22nd at 8:15am at Woodland Hills Academy Parent Center in the Main Office
Coffee and Conversation with Parenting Experts: Learn what works and what doesn’t, share ideas and ask questions about parenting topics we are all thinking about. Topic: 13 Reasons: Suicide Awareness and Prevention. Although a challenging topic, we encourage everyone to attend and learn about the signs to look out for in your friends’ families and community. Each session is one hour and is free.
Contact Parent Volunteer, Andy Weisser at or 818.703.6444 for more info.
Volunteer Facilitator: Andrew Levander, LMFT, M.A.C., Destinations Teen Treatment
20800 Burbank Blvd. in Woodland Hills, 91367
Women’s Day Retreat-A day away to spice up your life
Sunday, September 17th from 10am-5pm
Spice Up Your Life is the theme of this day retreat at a private ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains of Malibu. Spend the day hiking, practicing yoga, relaxing with massage and acupuncture, learning from a radiant nutritionist and creating wellness spices to take home. Light breakfast, gourmet vegan lunch, snacks served. Day finishes with dessert & wine. Feel like you’ve been away all weekend without leaving town! $200 per person. Contact Holli Rabishaw at (818) 307-7709 for more info.
Brent’s Club – A sober club that will be offered to young adults who are in middle school
The club will provide incentives for participants to abstain from the use of drugs and alcohol. Members of the club will voluntarily participate in a saliva drug test once a week. Participants who test positive will receive private, discreet counseling. Those who stay sober will be rewarded. Some of the proposed incentives include educational technological devices (i.e. iPads, laptop computers, etc.), tutoring, and special events. The ultimate goal is to reward the students who complete the program (middle school through high school) with college scholarships.
NFL Flag Football
This league provides co-ed opportunities for children ages 5-14 to learn and enjoy one of America’s most beloved sports – football. Players will benefit by being physically active through non-contact, continuous activity while learning the fundamentals of football, lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. Leagues available in many different cities. Visit for more info. We love this league!
Partner Soothe: Conscious Coupling-Play & Support Couples Workshop
September 10th from 2-3:30pm
During this workshop, partners will gain concrete tools for being present. Present with yourself, present with your partner & present with your babe. Together, using action-based approaches we will identify our needs & create strategies for having them met while gaining skills for listening & communicating with your partner. Working consciously being stronger together. $75. Email to register. For more info, contact Wesley Stahler, LMFT at
3273 Casitas Ave, Ste 107 in LA, 90039
Kids Come First at MVP Pediatric & Urgent Care
Open Mon.-Fri. from 10am-10pm & Sat./Sun. from 9am-9pm
Valley families are assured peace of mind knowing MVP Pediatric & Urgent Care is open day/evening to care for their children. Pediatric staff offer expertise in anything from common ailments to more severe illnesses/injuries requiring IV hydration, x-rays, laceration repair, etc. Children’s medical needs are met in a stress-free, kid-friendly environment with little to no wait time. I HIGHLY recommend!
18555 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana, 91364
(818) 614-3088
Fall’s Girl Group’s Series: Doing It On Purpose weekly Series
Tuesday’s or Fridays Beginning September 8th
The beginning of a new school year brings new expectations and often an awareness of our changing minds and bodies. The early fall session will provide a counter-balance as we explore identity, self-awareness and provide concrete strategies for comfortably navigating the world. Throughout this series, the girls will engage in conversation with teen mentors, adult guides and each other. They will share stress reduction strategies and talk about healthy ways of managing anxiety.
Broad Fest at The Broad Stage – feat. DJ Anthony Valadez, Tres Souls, Aaron Nigel Smith & More
Sun., Sept. 3rd from 2-7pm
An afternoon of music, food & interactive entertainment. Admission is free. The plaza will be lively with activities, booths, sounds and people of all ages who love the arts. Come hear an array of live musical performances intermixed with DJ grooves. Throughout the afternoon, Bernard (Keali’i) Ceballos will teach tango for all ages; Hoop Revolution shares hula hooping skills; and The Broad Stage Education & Community Programs, with artist Marni Gittleman, will facilitate collective art projects inspired by wind and waves. Delicious food from local favorites Thyme Café, Truxton’s and Treats, as well as beer and wine, will be available for purchase.
Cardio Kids class is the perfect place to engage in fun and engaging physical exercise for kids for kids 7-14 yrs old
Every Wed. from 6-7pm at My Gym
It’s a GREAT class. ALL my boys LOVE it! The program combines cardiovascular conditioning, strength & endurance, and stability exercises so children of all abilities will benefit from the class! Just like a cardio workout for adults, this class aims to keep kids moving so they keep their heart rate up. Inspired by circuit training, fun activities like freestyle dancing, tumbling, trampolines, jumping, and hula hoops are combined into a complete workout that improves endurance & gross motor skills. 1st class is FREE – See you there!
22027-B Vanowen St. in Woodland Hills, 91303
David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana
Thursday, August 24th at 8pm at the Skirball Cultural Center
David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana explores the exhilarating connections between Jewish and Cuban music. Sharing Andalusian, Arabic, Roma, Sephardic, and North African ancestry, award-winning trumpeter David Buchbinder and Grammy-nominated Cuban pianist Hilario Durán team up with a global ensemble of jazz greats. According to LA Weekly, the result is an “absolute cooker … a seamless mesh of Cuban and klezmer forms that seems like the most natural thing in the world.”
Bluejack Kids Center for Emotional and Social Learning has opened in Encino
Bluejack Kids teaches children the tools they need to thrive emotionally and socially. The programs help kids develop skills in problem solving, building and maintaining friendships. managing emotions, building self-confidence, standing up to bullying and more. The next 8-week series of programs start September 11th and include:
4-5pm | The Art of Friendship
4-5pm | Feelings Big and Small
5-6pm | Stand Up To Bullying
5-6pm | The Confident Me
Now Casting New Nickelodeon Game Show
Produced by ITV Entertainment for Nickelodeon. Your kids could win Cash and Prizes! Do your kids have what it takes to stay clean while doing messy, action-packed challenges? Now auditioning fun, energetic & outgoing kid teams of 2 ages 9-14 for a new kids game show! Bffs, Siblings, Twins, Cousins, Neighbors, Teammates and Classmates! If your kids want the chance to make it through challenges without getting impossibly messy, parents contact with the following information: Parent full name, contact information, Kid full name age and team mate & current location.
Room to Rent in Encino Village to Professional, Responsible Female
Share 4 bedroom house with me & my 17 year old (HS senior) daughter & 2 dogs who will be super excited to see you every time you walk in the door! The house was completely remodeled 1 year ago. 1 bedroom and private bath (outside bedroom), great kitchen, laundry room, wifi & cable, patio & pool, fireplace inside, fire pit outside by pool, storage space in garage, treadmill, TRX and home gym equipment in garage, plenty of street parking. No: pets, smoking. Email for details/pix.
Garage and Moving Sale
Saturday, August 19th at 7am
Everything MUST GO. This sale will have items ranging from shoes and clothes to board games and books to furniture and antiques. Only top quality items will be present and as usual, the best items in our sales do tend to be bought within the first 45 minutes of opening. Located near White Oak and Ventura Blvd., follow all signs to gated community.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah & Hebrew home schooling :Individuals & small groups
Bar/Bat Mitzvah anyone? 50% off sibling/friend. JSN (22yrs) is a home schooling for Individuals & groups. Hebrew Reading/Writing, Bible, Holidays, Israel, Prayers, Crafts, Singing & Baking taught by Patient & Experienced teacher K-7th  & Adults. Form your own group, own time & own place. No affiliation. No membership fees. Israel trips & Bar/Bat service  available. Call 818-625-1621 with any questions! Hear what graduates say and find out more info at