April 13 2018

Los Angeles Hebrew High School
Now Enrolling for 2018-2018
OPEN HOUSE – Sunday, April 22nd at 10:30am
7th-12th Grades | WASC Accredited
Read Write & Speak Hebrew – Az Yallah Nu!?
3000+ high school students can’t be wrong!
Teens EARN High School foreign language credits.
Make lifelong friends via amazing classes & retreats!
Exceptional teachers/mentors that expand their Jewish identity.
Israeli Partnership – Outbound to Israel & host inbound teens.
411 + Apply at www.lahhs.org/OpenHouse.
Today in History
Blame Someone Else Day
Friday the 13th
International Plant Appreciation Day
National Peach Cobbler Day
Scrabble Day
Are Your Middle School And High School Kids Dealing With Anxiety?
April 24th at 7pm in Calabasas
Isolation? Bullying? Are you concerned about the Social Media and the stress related to that? If so, come and bring your kids to “Solutions for Surviving Social Stress”. Speakers include Kent Touissant, LMFT, Danielle Matthew LMFT, Benjamin and Matthew Royer will speak from the teen point of view. Then there will be breakout sessions with professionals to learn helpful tools to manage these issues. To register, go to https://www.insighttoteenculture.com/events.html and for more information, email stephaniebienmft@gmail.com.
Rose City Massage Therapy – Soothing Massage for Moms
Treat yourself to a healing massage to restore balance and invigorate the mind and body! Vanessa is a women’s massage therapist specializing pregnancy, Swedish and deep tissue massage. New clients can enjoy a full hour of relaxation massage at a lovely boutique spa in Pasadena for just $60 during this promotion. Services include in-home bookings for busy moms, baby showers, bridal showers and parties. Contact Vanessa of Rose City Massage Therapy at 818-279-4391.
Best Swim Lessons in LA
The Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy has something for everyone. Their core purpose is to teach and inspire children to be water safe Using the SwimRight® Method, they utilize the swim-float-swim technique as their foundation, and focus on providing children and adults with the knowledge of confidence and safety in and around the water. Buy one month, get the second free! Hurry hurry, this offer expires in May!
Spring For Hope Gala Benefiting The Daisy’s Hope Foundation
Saturday, April 28th from 6-10pm in LA(address given upon receipt of payment)
Daisy’s Hope Foundation was formed to help ending shelter overpopulation by helping the low income and senior pet owners who struggle with poverty. Stop the cycle and save thousands of lives by providing subsidized spay and neuter services, vaccinations, microchips, pet food, and supplies to help pet owners in need. A gala ticket includes valet, open bar, and delicious Moroccan food. Raffle and upscale silent auction items include fine art, resort vacations, jewelry, luxury services and more!- $75 per person. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-for-hope-gala-benefiting.
Operation Gratitude Family Day In Honor Of Our Nation’s Heroes
Saturday, April 21st in Chatsworth
All ages are welcome and they will have a dedicated assembly line for families with young children. Bring your kids, invite your school, or organize your Scout group to attend! The goal will be to assemble 4,000 Care Packages for Deployed Troops and 4,000 for Veterans. They will also have other activities taking place including Battalion Buddies, paracord bracelets, letter writing, and a coloring area just for kids. Strollers are not allowed inside the FOB, but there will have a designated stroller “parking lot” available just outside the front of the building.
New Jewish Overnight Arts Camp
Havaya Arts is a brand new Jewish overnight arts camp based in Southern California and is the only Jewish overnight arts camp in the country that is focused on giving young artists the opportunity to make art that is camper driven and original. It is a place where vibrant Jewish communal life enhances our art, which in turn enhances Jewish life and identity. Campers learn from working artists who are experts at teaching to a variety of levels, providing a truly youth-centered experience.
LeVAR Burton’s Podcast
Wednesday, May 2nd at 8pm at The Regent in LA
LeVar Burton Reads LIVE! Lose yourself in a great story with LeVar Burton Reads. In each episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek, Roots) hand-picks a different piece of short fiction – in genres ranging from fantasy to mystery to comedy and, of course, science fiction – and reads it to you.
Playing Your Way to a Better World
At ShareWell, they cultivate brave and generous thinkers. Through arts, immersive play and real-world action, they guide children and youth to recognize injustice and possibility within their communities and beyond, and to take meaningful, collaborative and collective action to create a better future. The Zimmer Children’s Museum by ShareWell offers 10,000 square feet of discovery-based exhibits and more than 20 classes and free public programs each week in art, music & movement, cross-cultural exchange, school readiness, early childhood education and foreign language.
Stress Relief Dolls
Stress relief is the game and Dammit Dolls is their name. Ever been so stressed that you feel a crazy urge to shout and destroy? Been there, done that. Dammit Dolls’ voodoo charm, fun prints and side-splitting poem quickly make it everybody’s go-to stress management tool. Not to mention it’s saved people tons on damaged property bills. The Dammit Doll has been joined by the Dammit Cancer Doll, Stress Head, Dammit Throw Pillow, Win Dammit Dolls, and more. Each item is there for you in your moment of despair.
Certified Sleep Trainer
Revital Gandelman is a certified Sleep Trainer that specialize in Dorit Kreiser’s “Sleep All Night” method. A behavioral method that teaches the baby to fall asleep by himself and sleep 10-12 hours at night. A method that will change the family lives within 3 days in average. Email revital@sleep-all-night.com for more info.
Frustrated Teacher Urges Parents To Stop ‘Coddling & Enabling Their Children’
Looking For A FRESH Way To Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday?
How about a make your own pizza party?! Each child is given a Fresh Brother’s pizza box to label and decorate with stickers, markers, and crayons. The children then get to create their own edible masterpieces! Once cooked, pizzas are placed back into their boxes and brought out to the dining area. Includes pizza, a drink & an “I Made My Own” T-shirt. Additional add-on’s available. Pricing available for small or large groups. The kids will have SO much fun – it makes for an AWESOME party!
Yallwest, Southern Cal’s Young Adult Book Festival
Saturday, May 5th at Santa Monica High School
Last year’s event drew more than 20,000 attendees and donated thousands of dollars in book sale proceeds to school libraries in the Santa Monica Malibu school Districted, as well as hundreds of books to students in Los Angeles Unified School District. The festival is free and open to the public (with the exception of a few keynote speaker events, which are ticketed for space restrictions). Yallwest is an incredible opportunity for readers of all ages to meet their favorite authors and share their excitement for books and reading. 
Doulas Have A Positive Impact On The Well-Being Of The Whole Family, Not Just The Mom Giving Birth
Lindsey is a Los Angeles native who is passionate about advocating for and empowering women and mothers. After the birth of her own daughter, she discovered how truly important it is to have a support system in place during these life changing moments. Her goal as a doula is to encourage and empower you to make educated decisions about your birth. She is judgment and biased free and will be there to support you fully throughout the duration of it with an open heart and mind.
Mommy and Me Classes
Mothers’ Gathering groups provide Education & Support to moms who are looking for information & friendship. Not just a baby group, or a class where moms will be told how to parent their child, but a place to gather the information and tools to determine what fits best for mothers and their child. The first class sessions start when the babies are around 4-10 weeks old, and then continue until the babies are about a year old (including graduation day!). The year is divided into 8 week sessions
Need A Break?
Try these 6 research-backed ways to de-stress in 5 minutes. You can use these tips wherever you are.
Boston Court presents the 2nd Annual Emerging Artists Series
June 1st-17th in Pasadena
The series will feature up-and-coming pianists, as well as vocalists who have been through a rigorous mentoring curriculum with some of Los Angeles’ most prominent musicians. The Series not only gives audiences the opportunity to hear talented musicians who are on-the-rise, but it also provides the young musicians with a platform to develop and hone their professional recital repertoire and performance skills.
Ever Wanted To Try Krav Maga?
Sunday April 29th from 1:30-3pm at the Krav Maga Worldwide HQ Training Centers
Ideal for the novice or advanced levels, women from all over Los Angeles will join ‘The Women’s Self Defense Toolkit: Self-reliance, empowerment, protection,’ brought to you by the Safe Cities L.A. committee of the United States National Committee Los Angeles Chapter for UN Women. This interactive class is meant to empower women and girls. Cost is $15. Ideal for mothers/daughters, individuals, or groups of women wanting an empowering afternoon out.
11400 Olympic Blvd. in West LA
Need Guidance In Dealing With How To Effectively Parent?
Naama Cameron, M.S. can help! If your child is displaying any behavior, including social/emotional struggles (tantrums, bed-time routines, outbursts, sibling rivalry, difficulty with transitions, ect), she will meet with you and develop strategies to best help your child and family. Naama works as a support and guide while improving the family dynamic. She coaches child/family in home and assists with school challenges. Call for a free phone consultation – (818) 618-2381.