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April 2018

Shabbat Your Body: How to Find True Rest Using the Alexander Technique

Saturday, April 21 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Silverlake Independent JCC, 1110 Bates Ave. Los Angeles, 90029 United States + Google Map
Free

In this three-hour workshop, attendees will gain a hands-on understanding of how to internalize the wisdom of Shabbat through the body using the Alexander Technique.  Our body is often overworking without our knowledge.  Shabbat asks us to unburden ourselves from our weekday concerns and to not perform work, but how do we find that freedom and unburdening in the body as well as the mind?  Often, our body is overworking in ways we don’t realize.  How can we let go…

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Shabbat Morning Drasha with Rabbi Professor Avraham Steinberg, MD

Saturday, April 21 | 10:30 am
Young Israel of Century City, 9317 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035 United States + Google Map
Free

Exploring the halakhic meaning of the prayer for the state of Israel/ראשית צמיחת גאולתנו in תפילה לשלום המדינה

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State of the Art Halakha for State of the Art Medicine

Saturday, April 21 | 6:00 pm
Young Israel of Century City, 9317 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035 United States + Google Map
Free

A lecture with Rabbi Professor Avraham Steinberg MD, Director of the Medical Ethics Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

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Seudat Shlishit D’var Torah

Saturday, April 21 | 7:40 pm
Young Israel of Century City, 9317 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035 United States + Google Map
Free

When the Pope calls on you for advice - Reflections of a member of Pope Francis' ethics advisory committee.

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A Prayer for Healing – A Creative Prayer Writing Workshop

Sunday, April 22 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wilshire Boulevard Temple – Glazer Campus, 3663 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, 90010 United States + Google Map
Free 10 spots left

A prayer writing workshop with Rabbi Susan Goldberg and author Racelle Rosett. Participants will be supported in finding their voice in their healing journey for writing both private and community prayer.   https://vimeo.com/261554129

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The Healing Hand: Being Present for the Dying and the Living in the Hardest Times

Sunday, April 22 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Cir Blvd. West Hills, 91304 United States + Google Map
Free

What shall I do, what shall I say, and who am I in the face of this? These are universal questions that often arise when facing the illness or impending death of a loved one. This workshop is about connecting with the things that matter most in human life and relationship to self, each other, our faith, and our work in the world. Cantor and chaplain Sue Knight Deutsch brings her professional and personal experience to address these questions using…

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Tree of Life – A Journey into the Inner World

Sunday, April 22 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hollywood Temple Beth El, 1317 N Crescent Heights Blvd. Los Angeles, 90046 United States + Google Map
Free 113 tickets left

In this day long workshop led by Gilla Nissan and Musical Mystic, Yuval Ron, we will explore the mystical Tree of Life, a system of ten energy centers, which exist in our bodies as well in the world around us. Attunement of these cetners may lead to a mindful and wholesome way of living, improving health and well-being.  The contemplative practices we will explore may "bring to life" the attributes of the Tree of Life and lead to a deep…

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Women’s Mitzvot with Rabbanit Alissa, Rabba Ramie & Ms. Atara Segal

Sunday, April 22 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

What makes a mitzvah a 'woman's mitzvah'?  How can we as women deepen our connection to the femininity within our halachic and spiritual tradition?  And how do we find our voice in and love of the tradition even at times when we are struggling with it?  Join Rabbanit Alissa, Rabba Ramie, and Ms. Atara Segal in learning and confidential discussion.  Brunch will be served. For women only. For this one event, you must register at bdj@bnaidavid.com

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Chewing on What Matters: A Conversation over Brunch about Ethical Wills

Sunday, April 22 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way Beverly Hills, 90211 United States + Google Map
Free 67 tickets left

A critical way that we pass down our values and our identity, Ethical Wills are a deeply significant part of advanced care planning that often get overlooked. IKAR has worked with a team of experts in the field to create Jewishly themed content meant to help individuals begin thinking about their Ethical Wills, as well as the resources necessary to draft these important documents. Infused with Jewish wisdom and Jewish ritual, there will be five opportunities to participate in Death…

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Working with Fear And Anxiety through Practicing Jewish Mindfulness

Sunday, April 22 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, 90049 United States + Google Map
Free

We live in such challenging times. From fear about the present or the future, to anxiety arising from personal circumstances, learning to notice how fear appears in us and how we habitually respond is an important first step to creating more calm in our lives. It is possible to learn how to better navigate fearful times. These practices and tools are essential, especially now. We will look at a few models and practices derived from Jewish sources that offer guidance…

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Parenting an LGBTQ+ Teen in the Age of Social Media

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035 United States + Google Map
Free

This workshop is dedicated to the memory of Blaze Bernstein, zichrono livracha, may his memory be a blessing. Now more than ever parents are wondering how to help their LGBTQ+ teens with the unique struggles they face in the world. The topic of dating can be particularly fraught for both the teen and parental figure. With social media and dating apps promising the answer to every teen’s social and sexual needs, teens need more guidance than ever to make the…

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Real Talk: Being a Queer Teen in the Age of Social Media

Sunday, April 22 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035 United States + Google Map
Free

Whether you are trying to figure out your identity or actually come out as LGBTQ+, sometimes the possibilities and emotions get ahead of you and you can find yourself in uncomfortable or potentially damaging situations, especially when interacting online. Don't let pressure or social media hijack your story. Share your thoughts and concerns in a safe and confidential space. Learn to communicate your personal story more effectively, build trust within yourself and others, as well as manage how and when…

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Shiviti: Creating a Jewish Meditation Practice

Sunday, April 22 | 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, 5711 Monte Vista Street Los Angeles, 90042 United States + Google Map
Free 20 tickets left

A shiviti is a visual aid for meditation and contemplation, using Hebrew names of G-d. Every Hebrew letter has a divine vibration that is amplified when used in divine names. The divine name can be used as a portal to devekut (union).  When we meditate in this way using the sheviti, we are carried into deep silence and unitive consciousness. In this workshop you will create your own shiviti with a name of G-d that resonates with your soul. You…

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Dealing with Stress: A Workshop for Teenagers

Sunday, April 22 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, 90046 United States + Google Map
Free

Parents, school and society are constantly pushing you to get ready for the next phase of life.  When do you get to enjoy the now?  Through mindfulness and tools from our tradition, this workshop will teach tools for living in the now and dealing with your stress in healthy ways. For teens only.

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Death over Dinner: Jewish Ethical Wills Edition

Sunday, April 22 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
IKAR, 1729 S. La Cienaga Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035 United States + Google Map
Free 71 tickets left

A critical way that we pass down our values and our identity, Ethical Wills are a deeply significant part of advanced care planning that often get overlooked. IKAR has worked with a team of experts in the field to create Jewishly themed content meant to help individuals begin thinking about their Ethical Wills, as well as the resources necessary to draft these important documents. Infused with Jewish wisdom and Jewish ritual, there will be five opportunities to participate in Death…

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Jewish Mindful Movement

Monday, April 23 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Temple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, 90064 United States + Google Map
Free 58 tickets left

Jewish Mindful Movement is a class where participants are led on a journey of prayer, movement, meditation and healing.  I use Jewish wisdom, teachings and the weekly Torah portion along with music and guided movement to enable students to get a full body mind and spirit workout. The class is an hour and a half and I do some talking but the majority of the class will be participatory.  This class is good for all ages and fitness levels.  The…

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L.I.F.E. Planning for People with Disabilities

Monday, April 23 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, 90048 United States + Google Map
Free 26 tickets left

L.I.F.E. stands for Long-Term Inclusion, Fulfillment and Empowerment.Persons with disabilities and their family members are invited to work together on creating long-term plans for the persons with disabilities in 7 domains, including spirituality/involvement in the Jewish community. Our work is based on the Torah imperative to "Do not disdain any person. Do not underrate the importance of anything for there is no person who does not have his/her hour, and there is no thing without its place in the sun."…

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Death over Dinner: Jewish Ethical Wills Edition

Monday, April 23 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
IKAR, 1729 S. La Cienaga Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035 United States + Google Map
Free 62 tickets left

A critical way that we pass down our values and our identity, Ethical Wills are a deeply significant part of advanced care planning that often get overlooked. IKAR has worked with a team of experts in the field to create Jewishly themed content meant to help individuals begin thinking about their Ethical Wills, as well as the resources necessary to draft these important documents. Infused with Jewish wisdom and Jewish ritual, there will be five opportunities to participate in Death…

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Zumba for the Jewish Soul

Monday, April 23 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westside Jewish Community Center, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, 90036 United States + Google Map
Free

Dance the spirit of your Jewish soul. This class has easy to follow choreography and Jewish themed music. Class is for all levels. Bring water and a towel. Come ready to leave your inhibitions at the door, open your Jewish soul, and let loose with Sara Tanz.

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New Beginnings: A Photographic Journey of Surviving Cancer

Tuesday, April 24 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

A conversation with noted photographer, Bill Aron, on his photographic documentary of cancer survivors. There are four phases of cancer: the diagnosis; the treatment; the silent, or post-treatment phase; and the acceptance that there will be a new beginning, a new normal.  Since 2006 Bill Aron has been interviewing and photographing survivors about the 3rd and 4th stages of their experience. The “silent phase” of cancer occurs after treatment ends, when the flurry of treatment and doctors’ appointments is replaced…

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Shmirat Haguf ZOOZ Fitness for All

Tuesday, April 24 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Westside Jewish Community Center, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, 90036 United States + Google Map
Free 19 tickets left

Embracing the concept of Shmirat haGuf (caring for the body), ZOOZ Fitness founder Jake Weiner bases his work around realistic and adaptive fitness for all, empowering the individuals to care for their body.  ZOOZ Fitness understands the unique challenges facing young adults with special needs and believe that everyone regardless of their ability level, deserves the chance to create and maintain a life that promotes health, happiness and wellness of mind and body.

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Awaken Your Body  to Awaken Your Mind and Spirit: Intersections of The Feldenkrais Method® and Judaism

Tuesday, April 24 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Century City Physical Therapy, 2080 Century Park East #410 Los Angeles, 90067 United States + Google Map
Free

Life just keeps getting busier!  As we speed up and multi-task, Judaism reminds us to slow down once a week for Shabbat.  Can we find more ways to do this moment to moment?  Our bodies too have ways of asking us to slow down, to feel more, and do less.  In this workshop we will explore where Judaism and Feldenkrais intersect to foster learning on how to slow down, come to our senses and drop into the present moment.  The…

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The Letters of Your Name – A Journey to Your Soul

Tuesday, April 24 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, 90049 United States + Google Map
Free 92 tickets left

Dive into the Hebrew alphabet as a guide to discover who we are. The unexpected death of Aaron's children and 'Love your fellow man as you love yourself'.

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The Talk Project: Peer to Peer Teen Conversations on Sexual Violence in our Culture – Empower Yourself

Tuesday, April 24 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Akiba, 5249 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, United States + Google Map
Free

"I'm having #TheTalk because I need to know these things. They affect me and all of my friends." The Talk Project is designed to de-stigmatize the discussion of sexual violence in order to empower teens to understand the causes of it, to speak out against violence and harmful behavior, to engage in healthy, consensual relationships, to make informed decisions about seeking legal justice if necessary, and to create cultural change. You get to talk about these issues in a safe…

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Jewish Mourning, Memorializing, and Grieving a Loss: Acharei Mot

Tuesday, April 24 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
B’nai David-Judea, 8906 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035 United States + Google Map
Free

What does our tradition teach us about the process of grief? Looking through the lens of Aaron and Moses's responses after the death of Aaron's son, we will unpack the wisdom and sensitivity our tradition offers in the most painful of moments.

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Death over Dinner: Jewish Ethical Wills Edition

Tuesday, April 24 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beit T’Shuvah, 8831 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, 90034 United States + Google Map
Free 71 tickets left

A critical way that we pass down our values and our identity, Ethical Wills are a deeply significant part of advanced care planning that often get overlooked. IKAR has worked with a team of experts in the field to create Jewishly themed content meant to help individuals begin thinking about their Ethical Wills, as well as the resources necessary to draft these important documents. Infused with Jewish wisdom and Jewish ritual, there will be five opportunities to participate in Death…

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Mussar and Holy Listening: A Breakfast Club

Wednesday, April 25 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Open Temple – Atelier Space, 1422 Electric Ave. Venice, 90291 United States + Google Map
Free

Join Rabbi Lori Shapiro and Chaplain Deborah Schmidt  for a tasty breakfest and an introduction to Mussar, a Jewish spiritual path and spiritual direction/spiritual companioning.  Participants will emerge with an understanding of the history and practice of the Mussar tradition - from ancient times to today - and apply concepts of Jewish Spiritual ethics and holy listening to personal practice.  Become a  regular Breakfast Club participant and engage in meditation, silence and reflective learning as interior inroads to the concepts…

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Coping with Chronic Illness and Pain

Wednesday, April 25 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location Provided Upon Registration
Free 17 tickets left

Rabbi Robbins has lived with chronic/catastrophic illness for the past thirteen years at level 10 from nerve damage. Both from his spiritual resources and training as Rabbi and Kabbalist, along with a doctorate in psychology, he will share and guide the participants through means of accessing their own resources for managing illness and pain. His dissertation focused on the psychoneuroimmunology of trauma and its relationship to disease. *address provided upon registration

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T’Shuvah – a Jewish Response to the Opioid Epidemic

Wednesday, April 25 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beit T’Shuvah, 8831 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, 90034 United States + Google Map
Free

As a Jewish addiction treatment center, Beit T’Shuvah has been immersed in a 30-year study of what we call human brokenness – the inherent inner human dilemma wherein we live in an uncertain world with uncertain meaning and an uncertain future. Our teachers have been those in our community who are most acutely broken: the junkies, criminals, alcoholics, gamblers and thieves, who are no longer able to deny their inner scission. We have found that the destructive behavior of addiction…

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The Limits of Healing: Exploring Boundaries to Healing and Care

Wednesday, April 25 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills – Belle Chapel, 300 N. Clark Drive Beverly Hills, 90211 United States + Google Map
Free 35 tickets left

Our tradition describes the tension between the imperative to provide healing and care for another and the extent to which we must acknowledge the limitations upon that healing and care. How can we help heal when the other is hard to care for? Does it matter what the reason is? What are the limits to my capacity or ability to care and heal? How can I balance the creation of healthy personal boundaries with the communal obligation I hold to…

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Israeli Folk Dancing

Wednesday, April 25 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Westside Jewish Community Center, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, 90036 United States + Google Map
Free

Love Israeli music?  Want to be healthy, have fun and enjoy great exercise?  This is the perfect class for you! Join Orly Star in a celebration of Israeli dance. No experience necessary.

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Responding to Your Soul’s Yearning: Choosing Judaism

Wednesday, April 25 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, 90049 United States + Google Map
Free 23 tickets left

This interactive workshop articulates the spiritual benefits of choosing Judaism as the soul’s path and provides a framework for finding the necessary resources for converting to Judaism. We will discuss such spiritual benefits as: The sense of a caring community Invitation to question Rituals that bring you closer to a sense of the Divine Practical activities--doing--that bring you closer to one another and Divine Spiritual principles that help one lead a good, ethical life Goal of healing the world One…

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And It Was Evening, And It Was Morning: Spiritual Practices for One Day

Wednesday, April 25 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Playa Vista Jewish Community, Chatelaine Building, Community Room, 5721 S. Crescent Park Drive Playa Vista, 90094 United States + Google Map
Free

Stressed? Challenged just to get through the day?  Want to experience more joy?  This workshop will combine Jewish texts, sacred chant, and movement to reveal three spiritual practices to help you to wake up in the morning with full intention, reconnect with yourself at mid-day, and wind down your energy at bedtime.  Please bring a laptop, cell phone or other recording device to the workshop.

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Opening Reception and Lecture Bread & Salt – An Art Exhibit

Wednesday, April 25 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, 3077 University Ave. Los Angeles, 90007 United States + Google Map
Free

We warmly invite you to the opening of BREAD and SALT, an exhibit which is part of a year-long city wide festival exploring Jews and Food.   At the opening reception tonight hear Dr. Leah Hochman, editor of Tastes of Faith: Jewish Eating in the United States on Jewish food and its multiple layers of meaning.   Dr. Hochman is both witty and scholarly and her insights on Jewish food will have you laughing  with recognition and tearing up with…

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Aging With Grace and Resilience

Thursday, April 26 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location Provided Upon Registration
Free 10 tickets left

Jewish tradition teaches that we are both body and soul.  As we age, we are challenged by diminished physical capacity, loss, and unexpected changes in our lives, yet our souls can continue to expand. Open yourself to the possibilities, as expressed by Rabbi Eva Robbins' comprehensive concept of SOAR, a four-prong outline of the necessary components to nurture one's life, both through techniques of spiritual practice as well as an awareness of physical sustenance in order to find meaning, wellness…

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The Complex Inner World of Jewish Teens in a #metoo World – How to Support Them During These Challenging and Exciting Years.

Thursday, April 26 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035 United States + Google Map
Free

Please join us for a dynamic and informative session on the joys and challenges of raising healthy, modern Jewish teens in a #metoo world.  Moving Traditions' California Regional Director Alisha Pedowitz, will lead an exploration of some of the major pressures and issues (anxiety, sexuality, conflict with authority, social media, etc.) facing Jewish teens today--and how the Jewish community can help support our teens.

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How to stay healthy, happy, and still have fun in a #metoo reality

Thursday, April 26 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Am, 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035 United States + Google Map
Free

For teens only! Explore what it means to be a teen in a #metoo reality  including the stress, the pressure and conflicting messages about gender and sexuality and learn strategies to stay healthy and happy through these challenging and exciting years.

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Leading to Foregone Inclusions:  Mapping our Dreams for Special Needs Adults

Thursday, April 26 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B’nai David-Judea, 8906 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035 United States + Google Map
Free

Learn how Jewish tradition and spiritual principles come together as we co-create our vision and the next steps we will take to create fuller inclusion of Jewish adults in our synagogues, workplaces and community organizations.

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Beginning a Sacred Conversation about Our Values in End of Life Decision Making

Thursday, April 26 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Open Temple, 1422 Electric Ave. Venice, 90291 United States + Google Map
Free 8 tickets left

Eighty percent of Jewish adults believe it's important to talk about one's hopes, dreams, values and fears as they approach the latter phase of their lives.  However, only twenty percent have had a sacred conversation with a loved one, or designated power of attorney, about what is important to us.  How will our values help others speak for us when we cannot speak for ourselves? This workshop invites a small intimate group to have this conversation.  Trained facilitator Chaplain Deborah…

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Gratitude: The Healing Power of Giving Thanks

Thursday, April 26 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd. Valley Village, 91607 United States + Google Map
Free

Gratitude is a fundamental value in Jewish tradition. It benefits our spiritual well being and enables us to approach our lives in a healthy manner.  This session will explore both Jewish sources and practices to develop a daily gratitude practice that will change our souls and how we look at the world.

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Death over Dinner: Jewish Ethical Wills Edition

Thursday, April 26 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
IKAR, 1729 S. La Cienaga Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035 United States + Google Map
Free 55 tickets left

A critical way that we pass down our values and our identity, Ethical Wills are a deeply significant part of advanced care planning that often get overlooked. IKAR has worked with a team of experts in the field to create Jewishly themed content meant to help individuals begin thinking about their Ethical Wills, as well as the resources necessary to draft these important documents. Infused with Jewish wisdom and Jewish ritual, there will be five opportunities to participate in Death…

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Shabbat Friends

Friday, April 27 | 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Westside Jewish Community Center, 5870 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, 90036 United States + Google Map
Free

Friday Friends is a monthly Parent (or guardians) and Me workshop that is an interactive, musical and creative class.  We aim to create a Jewish communal space where adults can connect with other adults, engage with guest speakers about infant life, parenting, and Jewish family life.  Adults and children create projects hand in hand and celebrate Shabbat together!  For this session, we will be have a pediatric dentist as the guest speaker to talk about infant health.  Our program is…

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Getting Into Holy Shape – Yoga and the Hebrew Aleph Bet

Friday, April 27 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location Provided Upon Registration
Free 9 tickets left

Celebrate and elevate your physical self to more fully embody your divine nature.  Stretch, strengthen and relax as we practice authentic yoga inspired by our ancient holy letters. The Aleph Bet are more than letters. The Hebrew word “ot” also means sign.  Sign of what?   Come find out.

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Healing the Broken Jewish Soul After a Child’s Suicide: An Illustrated Book Talk

Friday, April 27 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Beth Shir Shalom, 1827 California Ave. Santa Monica, 90403 United States + Google Map
Free

Following Shabbat services, author Susan Auerbach will share excerpts and discuss themes from her grief memoir, "I’ll Write Your Name on Every Beach: A Mother’s Quest for Comfort, Courage & Clarity After Suicide Loss."  Hear how ritual, text, spiritual practice, and community became both containers for expressing grief and resources for coping with traumatic loss and will conclude with questions and comments from the audience, as well as a book signing.   Dr. Auerbach, a CSUN professor and twice a…

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Proactive Well-being

Saturday, April 28 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Ohr HaTorah Synagogue, 11827 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, 90066 United States + Google Map
Free

Our teaching on Refuah over two Shabbatot will focus on "preventive care" and will involve teaching about three interrelated concepts from the Kabbalah: Hochmah (wisdom), Binah (discernment) and Da'at (knowledge).  Each of these terms expresses different kinds of knowing and spiritual experience and each one of these terms involves different spiritual practices. These practices can lead to a more conscious and meaningful life and greater well being overall. We will have two discussions on this theme: Shabbat morning April 21…

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Shabbat Torah Study – Names and Hebrew Letters

Saturday, April 28 | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Universalist Unitarian Church, 12355 Moorpark St. Studio City, 91604 United States + Google Map
Free

In this gathering we will explore Parashat Kedushim /Holy Ones: The unexpected death of Aaron's children and 'Love your fellow man as you love yourself' How the Hebrew Letters and names can illuminate perplexing questions. Join us for discovery and lunch.

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Shmirat Haguf Spa Day with MoHo WeHo

Saturday, April 28 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Moishe House West Hollywood West Hollywood, 90046 United States + Google Map

Shmirat Haguf is the Hebrew phrase for “Caring for the body.” Shmirat means “to care” or “to protect” and Haguf is “the body.” With so much stress nowadays, we sometimes forget to slow down and care for ourselves as it is written in the Torah. This event will include different stations to experience and care for our bodies including yoga, chair massage, a DIY station where guests can apply a homemade facial mask, and make a body scrub they will…

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Building Resiliance in Teens

Sunday, April 29
The Luxe Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, 90049 + Google Map

*This event requites separate, paid registration Join us on Sunday, April 29th, for Building Resilience in Teens: A Wellness Conference for Parents and Educators. Our Federation’s Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative (LAJTI) is proud to present this daylong event that will provide insight, skills, and resources to support the teens in our lives. Be inspired by featured keynote, Julie Lythcott-Haims*, author of the New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and…

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Responding to Your Soul’s Yearning: Choosing Judaism

Sunday, April 29 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Cir Blvd. West Hills, 91304 United States + Google Map
Free 25 tickets left

This interactive workshop articulates the spiritual benefits of choosing Judaism as the soul’s path and provides a framework for finding the necessary resources for converting to Judaism. We will discuss such spiritual benefits as: The sense of a caring community Invitation to question Rituals that bring you closer to a sense of the Divine Practical activities--doing--that bring you closer to one another and Divine Spiritual principles that help one lead a good, ethical life Goal of healing the world One…

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Art as a Healing Path

Sunday, April 29 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, 90049 United States + Google Map
Free

We will explore the making of a metaphoric "sanctuary" in the form of a container for healing and prayer.  Through collage, paint and pens, we will also create personal prayer cards that will be housed in the decorated sanctuary that we will construct.  Just as we offer prayers for healing, so too has art making been a source of healing for people for centuries.  This workshop will combine these two practices as we aspire to the healing of mind, body and…

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Hype – A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims and Bad Advice

Sunday, April 29 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States + Google Map

Does sugar feed cancer cells? When can naturopathic medicine have merit? Which vitamins have value? Can detoxes be toxic? Are genetically modified foods unhealthy? Is gluten that bad? Can vaccines cause brain disorders such as autism? Is genetic testing a good idea? What health issues should we really be worried about...and what’s just plain HYPE? These are some of the many questions Nina Shapiro, M.D., hears constantly from patients in her practice, as well as from friends, acquaintances, and the…

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Songs and Yoga Poses of Peace

Sunday, April 29 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, 1434 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, 91107 United States + Google Map
Free

Traditional yoga poses are inspired by many things including warriors. Yogic warriors, however,  are strong and engage in peace, not war or fighting.  We will grow into our warrior poses for strength and then rest deeply symbolizing peace.  Our rest will be accompanied by the beautiful sounds of Canter Ruth Berman Harris (vocals) Steve Moos (mandolin and vocals) and Donnie Kirpatrick (guitar) offering us inspiration via songs of peace in Hebrew and English.

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Shir Joy: A Taste of Los Angeles Jewish Music

Sunday, April 29 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way Beverly Hills, 90211 United States + Google Map
Free
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May 2018

Hereditary Cancer Risk Symposium 2018

Tuesday, May 1 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, 90046 United States + Google Map

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