August 20 2019

LA Hebrew High
NOW enrolling for 2019-2020
Nearly 150+ students attend! 70th year operating! Teens learn to READ, WRITE & SPEAK Hebrew. Az Yallah Nu??! Teens:
(1) Earn high school foreign language credit;
(2) Make lifelong friends;
(3) Meet exceptional teachers/mentors;
(4) Expand their Jewish identity;
(5) Attend retreat, host inbound Israel teens and go on Israel Trip and much more.
7th and 8th grade programs. 9th-12th grades. WASC accredited. APPLY NOW! Questions? Call (818) 901-8893.
Today in History
The Civil War is formally declared to be over by President Andrew Johnson. (1866)
British doctor Sir Ronald Ross. discovers the link between mosquitos and the transmission of malaria was discovered.(1897)
National Radio Day
Therapy That Is Fun – As Seen On The Today Show
Acoustic Youth is a therapy program in Beverly Hills that was developed and piloted with Grammy winning musician Dave Grohl for teens between the ages of 14-17 who are interested in gaining coping skills through music.
Creative Coping is a therapy program in Sherman Oaks that was piloted with well-known artist Miles Regis for children between the ages of 6-11 who are interested in gaining coping skills through art.
Call 310-210-4295 or 310-739-7344 for more info.
Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School – Engage Therapy
Thursday, September 5th at 6:30pm
Starting middle school can seem daunting to kids and parents alike–social changes, schedule changes, academic changes. Taught by Saira Crawford LMFT from Engage Therapy, this talk will help parents help their family with a seamless transition from elementary to middle school and ensure that your tween thrives and excels through the middle school years.
End of Summer Parenting Workshop with Paola Gancman, CPC in Sherman Oaks
Thursday, August 22nd from 7-8:30pm
Get ready for the new school year. Workshop topics: parenting styles, discipline, setting limits, communication, organization, daily routines, social media, peer pressure and being present as a parent. Open to ALL parents. $18 per person. RSVP to Contact Paola at 818.920.8323 or email for more info. Paola is a certified professional life coach with an MFT.
Now Casting Kid Cake Decorators – Ages 10 and Under
This is a super fun show and a paid opportunity with a major celebrity! It’s not a competition show! Submit to and include your child’s name and age, your name and contact info, city & state, photo of child & photos of cakes
The ULTIMATE Bar/Bat Mitzvah Learning Experience
Stephanie, founder of Mitzvah Shirah, prepared our sons for their Bar Mitzvahs & I HIGHLY recommend! Unaffiliated with a synagogue? Stephanie will guide your child through a meaningful experience. She gives so much of herself, sharing her passion for Torah study and Jewish music through personalized education, customized to your child’s personality/creativity. She takes care of every detail, and has guided countless students to their Bar/Bat Mitzvah day with confidence and a true sense of connection to their Jewish heritage. Want to take your child to chant their Torah portion in Israel? She is partnered with a rabbi in Jerusalem! She is also an excellent tutor to enhance your child’s synagogue learning experience.
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!
I Will Forever Be Indebted To “It’s Just a Dog Thing”
“All of their experience, knowledge, patience, natural affinity with dogs & enthusiasm, took Laila(my Boxer) from a disobedient, mischievous, devious, defiant, rebellious & naughty 2 year old dog, to an amazing, cooperative, obedient, family pet. Laila would not respond when called, door dashed, was aggressive towards men & jealous of other dogs. Shawn’s attention to detail ensured that Laila thrived utilizing positive methods to address her negative behaviors. Shawn took the time to make sure our entire household had interaction with her & taught the common language used during the training. Shawn updated me on Laila’s progress with texts/videos often. I highly recommend!” ~Jen Levinson
They board dogs too!
The Waterfall of Illumination Guided meditation with Jessica Morris, M.A., MFT, SC-C
Tuesday, August 27th from 7-8 pm
During this serene meditation, you will be guided in cleansing and uplifting your energy, raising your vibration and restoring peace and balance in the present moment. You will learn to effortlessly stand in your power, illuminated with the truth of your incredible light. Whether this is your first experience with meditation or you practice regularly; this encounter will provide rejuvenating benefits to your mind, body and spirit. Call (818) 216-4465, email or visit to register.
5743 Corsa Ave. in Westlake Village, 91362
Nachshon Minyan’s K-6th Grade Private Religious School in Encino
Starts October 20th
Join this meaningful and joyful Jewish experience. They are a warm community with dynamic and caring teachers, small personalized classes in a creative environment where kids feel connected and develop a special connection to Judaism. Whether it’s Torah Theatre or Making Challah, they emphasize the teachings and traditions of Judaism in a camp-like atmosphere and teach a project-oriented curriculum that highlights hands-on learning. Call (818)789-7314 or email for more info.
Unlocking Your Story – Fall Writing Workshops
Tues.’s, Sept. 24th-Dec. 3rd from 10am-1pm in Sherman Oaks
Friday’s, Sept. 27th-Dec. 6th from 10am-1pm in Santa Monica
This popular 10-week memoir-writing workshop is designed to explore the life experiences that have shaped and defined you. Through a variety of creative prompts and practical techniques, you’ll unleash the stories that reflect the uniqueness of your personal journey. Instructor Karin Gutman, MFA, has been guiding writers for over 15 years and often works with deeply personal material. She has taught at Cal State Fullerton and UCLA, and coaches writers privately. For full details, visit or email Karin at
Latin History for Morons at The Ahmanson
Sept. 5th-Oct. 20th
Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son’s American history books, John Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Pitbull into 110 irreverent and uncensored minutes above and beyond his unique style.
Imagine a Middle School Your Child Will Actually Love
Sunday, September 22nd at 2pm
Imagine a middle school where smart kids can achieve and love learning at the same time. Imagine a place where thinking differently is a true gift and not a burden. Imagine classrooms where warmth, support, and rigor go hand in hand. Imagine a school culture where kids from different worlds thrive together, united by their passion for learning. RSVP to
Don’t agonize about it, ORGANIZIT!
Do you have garage envy because your garage doesn’t measure up? The garage organization services industry is now the fastest growing segment in the home improvement market and OrganizIT! is one of the fastest growing garage organization company in LA. They are your full service garage organization company, with a level of professionalism second to none. They can help you with overhead storage racks, slatwall garage organization wall systems, a full line of heavy-duty, versatile garage cabinets, garage flooring; interlocking garage floor tiles and epoxy flooring, and full line of accessories; hooks, garage shelves, baskets. New location in Simi Valley! Call 818-232-7683 for a free design consultation.
Voted Best Music Class Of Los Angeles, LoveBug & Me’s Fall Music Series Registration Now Open
Starts Monday, September 16th
Have you reserved your spot? They do fill up quickly. These award winning 45 minute interactive music classes are geared for ages 0-4. Join the fun! You’ll be singing and dancing to your favorite animal-themed songs and learning new tunes to brighten your day.. All this plus instruments, puppets, scarves, parachutes & the very special LoveBug puppet! LoveBug also hosts the best birthday parties & in-home classes!
21st Century Parenting: A Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children in an Unstable World
Dr. Rick Capaldi developed a guide to raise kids into confident, independent adults. His “three Rs”-Read your child’s environment, Regulate their emotional temperature, and Redirect their behavior-will help parents and teachers steer children toward emotional stability and success. This model has been effectively utilized in counseling over a half-million children and parents in over 900 schools, resulting in the development of cooperative, successful, and highly productive family relationships.
Congregation Or Ami Tot Shabbat
Friday, August 23rd from 5-6pm in Calabasas
Join the last Tot Shabbat of the summer for stories, crafts, and music! Bring your friends to this truly special Shabbat celebration for the young (and young-at-heart)! RSVP to
The Bay Foundation’s Volunteer Clean Up Event at LAX Dunes
Sat., Sept. 7th from 9:30-11:30am
The LAX Dunes is home to a variety of unique plants and animals. Come volunteer to help remove non-native and invasive vegetation and learn more about this historic L.A. site!  Join your fellow volunteers and experience why this place is so special. Sign up at to sign up.
Oasia Farms: Fresh Raw Spirulina Delivered
Oasia Farms is a spirulina microfarm. Working on a small scale helps them provide customers with quality artisanal spirulina. Plenty of health food stores offer dehydrated spirulina, but our product is unique in that we sell it fresh for maximum nutritional value! So what is spirulina anyway? Spirulina is the most nutrient dense superfoods on the planet. It has more protein than steak, and is full of iron, antioxidants and omega-3/6/9 fatty acids.
A Faery Hunt Show & Fairy Birthday Party
Saturday, August 31st from 10:30am-1pm
A Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances designed for young audiences & families to inspire creativity & fun. On this unique event at Griffith Park, join the faery folke on a fun and gentle quest for the Fairy Royalty with an interactive, musical performance. Following the performance is a fairy birthday party and everyone’s invited! The party is filled with storytelling, fairy face painting, one-on-one time with the Fairy Princess, dancing, games, and lunch. Call 818-324-6802 for more info.