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HAMAKOM is excited to partner with JTeenLearning to provide our community with a meaningful and accessible post-Bar and Bat Mitzvah program. Participation in the JTLC will enable students to continue their Jewish education, while deepening their identity, cultivating their leadership, and facilitating connections between like-minded teens in the community. 

We invite Jewish teens (8th-12th grade) throughout the San Fernando and Conejo Valley to meet on Sundays (10am-12:30pm) once a month during the school-year for unique learning and advocacy training. Sessions start in October and will feature diverse guest speakers, roundtable discussions on contemporary issues, community service credit, and a dynamic social environment. 


The following topics will be explored:

Session 1- November 19, 2023: Identity & Peoplehood
Session 2- December 10, 2023: History of Jewish Life in America (Skirball Field Trip)
Session 3- January 28, 2024: Jewish Ethics
Session 4- February 25, 2024: Relationships, Love and Dating from a Jewish Perspective
Session 5- March 17, 2024: Israel & You (featuring former IDF lone soldier & volunteer activity)
Session 6- April 14. 2024: Holocaust and Combating Antisemitism (LA Museum of the Holocaust Program)
Session 7- May 19, 2024: Global Jewish Community (featuring Jewish music, cooking and culture from around the world)
Session 8- June TBD: Famous Jewish Leaders & Trailblazers

HAMAKOM members: $360: Non-members: $400

Please fill out this JTLC interest form to request more information. For any questions, please contact Erica Katsel (JTLC Founder & Lead Educator) at

Sat, May 25 2024 17 Iyyar 5784