December 23 2017

The ULTIMATE Bar/Bat Mitzvah Learning Experience
We used Stephanie, founder of Mitzvah Shirah, to prepare our son for his Bar Mitzvah, I HIGHLY recommend! Unaffiliated with a synagogue? Stephanie will guide your family through a meaningful & spiritual experience. Stephanie shares her passion for Torah/Jewish music through personalized preparation; all-inclusive instruction and a service customized to your child’s personality & creativity. Stephanie has guided countless students to their special day with confidence & a true sense of connection to their heritage. Want to take your child to chant their Torah portion in Israel? She’s partnered with a wonderful rabbi in Jerusalem. She’s also an excellent tutor to enhance your child’s synagogue learning experience!
Today in History
National Date Nut Bread Day
*We’re going to take a short break to rest up and recharge for next year, but please keep on sending in your great tips for families at Wishing you and yours a VERY Happy Holiday Season and a Wonderful New Year!*
Where Culinary Art Meets The Imagination…
What separates 1st To Roll Catering from other catering companies, is not only their delicious and healthy cuisine, but that they are a boutique production catering company that is family owned and operated. That means you get treated like family, not like a customer! They take great pride in their company, from preparation to presentation. On top of that, the chefs are extremely accommodating and very respectful to the entire crew. The cuisine is always farmer’s market driven; only using the highest quality, fresh, and local ingredients. You will NOT be disappointed!
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation
This 501 (c) Nonprofit organization focuses solely on rescuing severely abused dogs and dogs from the meat trade throughout Asia. The dogs are rescued and given rehabilitation services. They work to find them their fur-ever families. Volunteers needed.
(747) 998-5568
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
The Only Thing Funny About Alzheimer’s Is This Show…
January 28th at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Theatre (Scherr)
This is the first comedy initiative for Alzheimer’s for the Conejo Valley. It’s being supported by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of the Central Valley. Expect a fun evening of professional comedy. Two local citizens who had an idea about raising money for this awful disease are asking for your support by attending the event and/or with donations and sponsorship. Sponsorship starts at just $500.
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2018 with Breathwork + Soundbath
Friday, January 12th from 7-9pm
Join Guru Mitar Kaur at Goorus Yoga to welcome the New Year & go on an Epic Journey Within! Tap into your own super powers with breathwork & a healing Soundbath! Go beyond the physical body…use the breath as a portal to go deep within yourself to explore the deepest aspect of Self, Spirit, and Universe. Surrender to surges of pure holographic sound enveloping the body, mind, and spirit, using Tibetan & Crystal Healing Bowls, Wind Chimes, a multitude of gongs & drums. Book by Jan. 11th & save $5.
Dog Walking, Pet Sitting & Pet Services
Open 7 days a week. Services start at 6am. They specialize in all breeds, sizes & ages of dogs (cats too!). Contact Doggie Buddie at (323) 309-3331 or
Experienced Administrative Assistant to the Directors Needed
Tues-Thurs, 20 hours/week, $16/ hour at a dynamic and busy Counseling Center in Encino. Looking for a long-term assistant with excellent organization/communication, great work ethic, efficient, personable, flexible, trustworthy, takes initiative, self-motivated, thorough, comfortable working independently and as team. Writing & proofreading skills required. Microsoft & Google Suite required. Constant Contact and Quickbooks preferred. Send resumes to
Started by old friends living with their families in Brooklyn, New York, Cakest offers do-it-yourself cake kits. Novice and experienced bakers are guided through the entire process with step-by-step instructions for baking, decorating and presenting a masterpiece cake, aided by a kit that includes ingredients (gluten-free cake mix, fondant), and baking tools (cake pan, cake board, offset spatula, rolling pin, decorating tools). There are 12 cakes currently available.
4-part Parent & Me Urban Homesteading Classes
Sundays: Jan. 7th-28th from 10-11:15am or Tuesdays: Jan. 9th-30th from 2-3:15pm
Want to learn what’s Jewish about gardening, while spending time with your Little One? Roll up your sleeves, give your kid(s) grit, and get healthy. Meet and tend chickens, worms, & fish! Each hour-long session includes: a bug Hunt, Fresh Garden Snacks, Circle Meditation, Earth Art, and Planting/Composting. Ages 2-7.
Ever Wondered How Booger Juice, Vampire Bunnies, And Grandma Can End Up In The Same Sentence?
A kid-friendly card game inspired by Cards Against Humanity. Not Parent Approved is a hilarious word game of fill-in-the blanks designed to reintroduce a love of tabletop games for a screen-obsessed generation. The family-friendly card game for ages 8+ has earned four toy awards including Scholastic’s Gold Star Toy Award and is rated 5 stars on Amazon. Feel free to watch some families playing along, or take a look at our press kit that includes a fact sheet and press images.
#1 Muscle Treatment Device That Heals Through Vibration Therapy
The TheraGun is lightweight, handheld, and battery-operated and increases blood flow, relieves muscle spasms, breaks up scar tissue, and decreases muscle stiffness. Dr. Jason Wersland created the TheraGun (patent pending) nine years ago after a motorcycle accident. Trusted by the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, and NASCAR.
Hands-On Cooking Classes
The Gourmandise School, in the Santa Monica Place Shopping Center, offers hands-on cooking classes for beginners to professionals. They focus on teaching classic techniques and use locally sourced ingredients. The school offers baking and cooking classes, professional series and fascinating food workshops. The private parties are perfect for your next birthday celebration or special event.
The Museum of Failure
Now-Feb. 4th
Visit the shrine of history’s epic fails by some of the world’s best known companies. First displayed in Sweden, the collection of 100 plus failures was originally conceived by psychologist and innovation researcher, Dr. Samuel West, as part of his research on corporate success and innovation. With surprise Instagram moments all around, the museum is a family affair with failures for everyone from 9 to 90. An experiential journey of failures-past!
Declutter Your Life
Jennifer provides the vision and the know-how on organizing spaces of all sizes to help you lead the streamlined life you deserve. Can do any part of the home including the garage. Most sessions average 2 to 6 hours but can be longer, depending on the task. Payment is due at the end of each session. 
Who Wants Whiter Teeth for New Years?
You’ll love this Nuskin whitening toothpaste that works quickly and easily. No messy trays or expensive strips that won’t stay put. Simply use this instead of your own toothpaste. NO bleach, NO peroxide, NO harmful chemicals. Removes wine, coffee & tobacco stains in 1-2 weeks! Dentists love this product which prevents cavities and plaque. Email for more info.
Experienced Notary Public And Certified Loan Signing Agent
Mia will travel to your Home or Office, Bank, Financial Institution, Attorney’s Office, Title or Escrow Company, Senior Centers, Convalescent Homes, Retirement Homes, Hospitals (surrounding hospitals and/or nursing homes), Jail Facilities, and any other convenient location – from local coffee houses to malls, or any other agreed-upon location.
What Is The Most Healthy Resolution You Can Start 2018 Off With?
Thursday, January 4th from 6-8pm
Always live in a state of gratitude! Join this relaxing DIY session to create your 2018 Gratitude Jar. Jars, glue guns and some crafting materials will be supplied. Bring some leftover holiday ribbons, recycling, etc to share with the group if you can! There is a $10 charge to reserve your jar – A donation will be made at the end of the night to a non-profit. To reserve your space – RSVP to the event & send $10 via PayPal Friends and Family to
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