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The Parent Education Program Speaker Series

We value the partnership between family and school, and as part of this partnership, we strive to offer programming that supports parents in their journies to raise thoughtful children who contribute positively to our world. Our goal is to not just educate children, but also to enrich the lives of our families. Throughout the year, we are excited to offer speakers and events that do just that, providing learning and networking opportunities for our community. In addition to this programming, please also review our Parenting Center offerings for a variety of parenting classes and more. 


 
 

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

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  • CANCELED: Pediatric CPR and Family Safety - March 17

    As part of our on-going efforts to keep our community safe and healthy, and to limit the gathering of large crowds and exposure to external environments, we regret to inform you that Pediatric CPR & Family Safety has been canceled.

  • Israel: Then & Now Series: Israel Elections - March 4

    Presented by Sinai Temple’s Israel Center and Sinai Akiba Academy, explore the historical context and contemporary implications around Israel’s most pressing issues. Dr. Tomer Perisico will lead this session, Israel Elections, discussing the results of Israel’s third election in less than a year. Dr. Perisico is a research fellow and Scholar-In-Residence of the Shalom Hartman Institute and Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at U.C. Berkeley. 
    Light breakfast provided. No need to register.
     
  • Join us for Wellness Month in February!

    Wellness Month is an opportunity for students, parents, and teachers to come together as a community to learn about a variety of wellness topics with a focus on nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, and emotional wellness. We look forward to growing together as a community and having fun in this exciting endeavor. Find the full calendar and learn more online at www.sinaiakiba.org/wellness  
  • Israel: Then and Now — Historical & Contemporary Anti-Semitism in the US Congress - February 25

    This session, Historical and Contemporary Anti-Semitism in the US Congress, will be led by Rick Richman, lawyer and author of "Racing Against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler." 8:00 am, Upper Traub. Light Breakfast Provided • Free for all. Learn more and register.
  • SSALA Presents: Dr. Jennifer Lang, The Consent Conversation: Ground Zero for Healthy Sexuality, February 18 & 19

    There's a lot to talk about when it comes to sex education - anatomy, communication, safety and more. However, consent is probably the single most important thing to learn about in sex ed regardless of whether you identify as male, female, nonbinary or something else. But what does consent look and sound like? How do you recognize when a person has the capacity to give consent, and when they don't? The way teens and young adults think and talk about sex today has changed. The way we approach sex education must change, too. Dr. Lang will provide insight into the tools for communicating and understanding consent, as well as critical information about the capacity to give consent and the language surrounding it.
  • TEEN WELLNESS WORKSHOP: THRIVING IN THE DIGITAL WORLD - JANUARY 22, 28, 30

    The advent of smartphones, apps, and social media have made the turbulent teenage years even more challenging for parents and their kids. As parents, we are often searching for help to navigate the unique stressors our high-tech world has introduced to teens. Join us for a FREE parent workshop and Q&A with Digital Media Wellness Educator Julia Storm, MA to learn simple research-based tips to support teens in the digital age.
     
  • ISRAEL: THEN AND NOW — WHAT IS THE BDS MOVEMENT AND DO WE ADDRESS THIS ISSUE WITH OUR CHILDREN? - JANUARY 14

    Join us on January 14 at 8:00 am for a conversation with Dr. Saba Soomekh '90 and Zev M. Hurwitz.

    Dr. Soomekh, assistant director of interreligious and intercommunity affairs at the American Jewish Committee, returns to her alma mater for a conversation about the BDS movement and how to address the issue with children. She is joined by Zev Hurwitz, Director of Campus Affairs at the American Jewish Committee.
  • PEDIATRIC CPR & FAMILY SAFETY - JANUARY 14

    The Parenting Center at Sinai Akiba Academy and "Save A Little Life" are offering a "Pediatric CPR & Family Safety" course on Tuesday, January 14 from 9:00-11:00 am.

    The course will include:
    • Accident prevention and overall readiness for an unexpected injury or acute illness (each household will receive a workbook from Save A Little Life).
    • How to perform CPR on an infant, toddler and/or child
    • Response to an airway emergency
    • What's in your family first-aid kit? Earthquake kit?
    Parents will have ample opportunity to observe how to perform CPR, remove an airway obstruction, and be able to evaluate accidents such as head injury, bleeding, allergic response & more!

    This course is the "Family & Friends" program and does not provide formal CPR certification. Any parent who needs formal certification for their profession or job can get information from Save A Little Life regarding a separate course.
  • ISRAEL: THEN AND NOW — HOW TO HAVE A PRODUCTIVE DIALOGUE ABOUT ISRAEL IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA - DECEMBER 17

    Join us for the third event in our Israel Then & Now Series, featuring speaker Yoni Saadi, AIPAC Southern Pacific Regional Synagogue Initiative Director.

    Free for all and light breakfast is provided.
  • PERMISSION TO PARENT - DECEMBER 10

    Join us for "Permission to Parent" with Robin Berman, M.D. Dr. Berman is an associate professor of psychiatry at UCLA and the author of "Permission to Parent: How to Raise Your Child with Love and Limits."

    The event takes place on December 10 at 8:15 am. During the talk, Dr. Berman will cover:
    • How to teach kids to regular their big feelings (how parents function as emotional coaches).
    • Building resiliency in kids - bringing the helicopter down for a landing
    • Setting limits with love and respect and the power of mindful language in shaping behavior.
    • The importance of building character over résumés.
  • ISRAEL: THEN AND NOW — HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY JERUSALEM: OCTOBER 29

    Presented by Sinai Temple’s Israel Center and Sinai Akiba Academy, join us for a new program for all ages, which will explore the historical context and contemporary implications around Israel’s most pressing issues. In particular, we will discuss how to speak about Israel’s pressing issues with our children and grandchildren.

    This session, Historical and Contemporary Jerusalem, will be led by Rabbi Nolan Lebovitz, Rabbi of Adat Shalom and producer of Roadmap Jerusalem.

    Light Breakfast Provided - Free for all

  

Parent Education Program

We value the partnership between family and school, and as part of this partnership, we strive to offer programming that supports parents in their journies to raise thoughtful children who contribute positively to our world. Our goal is to not just educate children, but also to enrich the lives of our families. Throughout the year, we are excited to offer speakers and events that do just that, providing learning and networking opportunities for our community. In addition to this programming, please also review our Parenting Center offerings for a variety of parenting classes and more. 
Sinai Akiba Academy is a private Jewish day school in Los Angeles, serving students in Early Childhood through Grade 8. We also offer a variety of parenting classes and programs for children through our Parenting Center. A Sinai Temple school.

  
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
Sinai Akiba Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.