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Jewish Life & Family

Spend a day on our 2,700 acre playground. Share your joy of Judaism with your children and grandchildren. Gain a better understanding of your relationship with your spouse or adult children. Celebrate Jewish life and family with our many programs and events.

  • Explore Your Roots: Jewish Genealogy Workshop

    Explore Your Roots: Jewish Genealogy Workshop

    Explore your Roots with AJU's Jewish Genealogy 4-session Workshop! Have you ever wondered where your ancestors lived? What kind of work they did? When they came to the U.S.? How many siblings were in the family? This workshop will help you to find the answers. It will also get you started on the process of creating a family tree. It is more than a class.....it is an adventure: an adventure into your family history. We will explore what types of records exist, what they can tell you about your family members, and where these records can be found. We will be discussing census records, passenger manifests, and naturalization documents, as well as birth, marriage, death and adoption records. Come join us for this exciting adventure and get started creating a family tree for yourself, your children and your grandchildren. Four two hour sessions (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM each) $160 Location: Sunday January 21, and January 28 - Frank Family Learning Center, AJU Location: Sunday February 4, and February 11--Los Angeles Family History Library, 1631 E Temple Way, Los Angeles Read More

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  • UCLA Memory Training Program: A

    UCLA Memory Training Program: A "Tune-Up" for Your Brain

    If you've ever wondered where you put your keys, or forgotten the name of an acquaintance (it was on the tip of your tongue!), this program is for you. The UCLA Memory Program, developed by the UCLA Longevity Center and provided under license, is a 4-week course designed to address the four most common memory complaints. Using interactive exercises, the program offers proven techniques to improve attention and memory, in a supportive atmosphere. (Note: this program is not intended for people with severe memory loss or dementia.) FREE, limited registrations. You MUST attend all 4 sessions for maximum benefit Offered by Wise & Healthy Aging: www.wiseandhealthyaging.org, licensed by the Regents of UC Read More

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  • Grandparent & Me - Tu b'Shvat

    Grandparent & Me - Tu b'Shvat

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles and PJ Library present: 'Grandparent & Me' -- Sunday Morning Storytime Music, singing, crafts and an interactive story for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old and their Grandparents or other Special Persons. Each session meets on a Sunday morning from 10:00am-11:30am. $20 per family, per session Read More

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  • Expressions of Love

    Expressions of Love

    Everybody has their own way they like to be loved. This is workshop is for couples of all ages...whether you are in a newer relationship or have been together for 50 years or more. At the beginning of a relationship, expressions of love often come naturally and easily. As time goes on and life takes over, it's easy to forget the importance of expressing love amidst day-to-day life. This class will address how to express and create warmth, gratitude, and love in a relationship. It will help you identify how you like to be loved, how your partner likes to be loved, and how to take action that helps keep love alive. This workshop is designed to help you nurture the love you share and strengthen your relationship. Please join us for this "feel good" class for couples! Read More

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  • Grandparent & Me - Purim

    Grandparent & Me - Purim

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles and PJ Library present: 'Grandparent & Me' -- Sunday Morning Storytime Music, singing, crafts and an interactive story for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old and their Grandparents or other Special Persons. Each session meets on a Sunday morning from 10:00am-11:30am. $20 per family, per session Read More

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  • Making Marriage Work Basic Seminar

    Making Marriage Work Basic Seminar

    Marriage, like life, is a journey, and the home that a couple creates together is their most important Jewish institution. At our Making Marriage Work seminars, couples meet with a licensed therapist in a safe, open environment where they learn to share, develop and enrich an intimate, loving relationship as they begin to create a home together. Couples explore the following topics: • Identify areas of strength and growth in intimacy and communication • Discuss expectations, values, religion and traditions • Learn communication tools to resolve conflict with respect and love • Address financial planning and emotional aspects of money • Discover how family history influences marriage • Review family planning • Includes sessions with a rabbi and a financial planner Read More

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  • Cooking with Culinary Kids Academy - Passover

    Cooking with Culinary Kids Academy - Passover

    Learn to cook while experiencing the Jewish holidays together! Discover the story of Nachshon and how we can follow in his "footsteps" to help us be the best we can be - by making a delicious kosher-for-Passover breakfast! Read More

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  • Grandparent & Me - Passover

    Grandparent & Me - Passover

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles and PJ Library present: 'Grandparent & Me' -- Sunday Morning Storytime Music, singing, crafts and an interactive story for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old and their Grandparents or other Special Persons. Each session meets on a Sunday morning from 10:00am-11:30am. $20 per family, per session Read More

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  • UCLA Memory Training Program: A

    UCLA Memory Training Program: A "Tune-Up" for Your Brain

    If you've ever wondered where you put your keys, or forgotten the name of an acquaintance (it was on the tip of your tongue!), this program is for you. The UCLA Memory Program, developed by the UCLA Longevity Center and provided under license, is a 4-week course designed to address the four most common memory complaints. Using interactive exercises, the program offers proven techniques to improve attention and memory, in a supportive atmosphere. (Note: this program is not intended for people with severe memory loss or dementia.) FREE, limited registrations. You MUST attend all 4 sessions for maximum benefit Offered by Wise & Healthy Aging: www.wiseandhealthyaging.org, licensed by the Regents of UC. Read More

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  • Grandparent & Me - Israel

    Grandparent & Me - Israel

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles and PJ Library present: 'Grandparent & Me' -- Sunday Morning Storytime Music, singing, crafts and an interactive story for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old and their Grandparents or other Special Persons. Each session meets on a Sunday morning from 10:00am-11:30am. $20 per family, per session Read More

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  • Marriage: For Life Retreat: a weekend experience in relationship building

    Marriage: For Life Retreat: a weekend experience in relationship building

    Spend the weekend at our Brandeis-Bardin Campus, a 2,700 acre retreat center nestled in the beautiful Santa Susana Mountains. This retreat provides a safe, open environment to learn to share, develop and enrich intimate loving relationships. During the weekend, couples will: --Identify areas of strength and growth in intimacy, communication, finances, lifestyle, family, religion and more. --Learn communication tools to resolve conflict with respect and love. --Discover how family history influences marriage. --Discuss expectations and hot topics, values and traditions. --Address financial planning and emotional aspects of money. Open to Jewish and interfaith couples. Includes sessions with licensed therapists, a rabbi and a financial planner, accommodations and meals. Read More

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  • Grandparent & Me - Shabbat

    Grandparent & Me - Shabbat

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles and PJ Library present: 'Grandparent & Me' -- Sunday Morning Storytime Music, singing, crafts and an interactive story for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old and their Grandparents or other Special Persons. Each session meets on a Sunday morning from 10:00am-11:30am. $20 per family, per session Read More

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