jBaby Chicago Partner Classes

jBaby Chicago partners are local Jewish organizations offering something unique for families with children 0-24 months and expectant parents. jBaby Chicago partner classes are made possible, in part, from grants from jBaby Chicago.

 

Bim Bam Baby

A fun and energetic music class for babies and their parents or caregivers, with a few Jewish songs in the mix for some added fun.  Enjoy lively, developmentally appropriate songs and activities with your little one and get to know other little ones and parents during this 8-week session of classes. Best for babies 0-12 months.

Start Date: Friday, 4/7

End Date: Friday, 5/26

Times: 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Location: Temple Jeremiah, 937 Happ Rd., Northfield, IL 60093

Cost: $65 (1 child), $98 (2 children)

Sponsoring Organization(s): Temple Jeremiah

Bim Bam Baby (Tots)

A fun and energetic music class for tots and their parents or caregivers, with a few Jewish songs in the mix for some added fun.  Enjoy lively, developmentally appropriate songs and activities with your little one and get to know other little ones and parents during this 8-week session of classes. Best for tots 12-24 months.

Start Date: Friday, 4/7

End Date: Friday, 5/26

Times: 10:00-10:45 AM

Location: Temple Jeremiah, 937 Happ Rd., Northfield, IL 60093

Cost: $65(1 child), $98 (2 children)

Sponsoring Organization(s): Temple Jeremiah

Connecting the Expecting

Expectant parents at similar stages of life will gather to socialize, share resources and discuss issues pertaining to being pregnant and preparing for parenthood. This group is open to expectant single moms and couples (LGBT couples welcome) who are expecting the birth or adoption of their first baby, in which at least one member of the couple is Jewish. Each group will have a Shabbat dinner to get to know one another and meet 4 times for dinner and programs. Each session will include a guest speaker and topics will include newborn basics, adjusting to new roles as parents, Jewish baby rituals and  must have  baby products. The next group is best for parents due June - August 2017.

Dates: Tuesdays: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 (Shabbat dinner 5/12)

Times: 6:30-8:30 PM

Location: Anshe Emet Synagogue

Cost: $40 per couple

Sponsoring Organization(s): Anshe Emet Synagogue

Gam Ani B'Gan Gani (Me Too at Gan Gani) גמ אני בגן גני

Enjoy a Hebrew immersion learning play experience!  This class, for tots ages 9 - 18 months and their favorite adult, includes music, arts & crafts, sensory movement and free play - all in Hebrew.  No prior knowledge of Hebrew is required to enjoy the class.

Start Date: Thursday, 3/23

End Date: Thursday, 5/4 (class will not meet 4/13)

Times: 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Location: Moadon Kol Chadash/Gan Gani, 2464 N. Clybourn Ave, Chicago

Cost: $72.00

Sponsoring Organization(s): Moadan Kol Chadash

jBaby Sings (Tots)

Join jBaby Chicago and Old Town School of Music on Sunday mornings for singing and music!  This will be a fun, interactive music class for parents to enjoy with their toddlers while getting to know other jBaby Chicago families.  This is a 6-week session. Best for children 1-2 years old.  

Start Date: Sunday, 3/12

End Date: Sunday, 4/16

Times: 10:00 - 10:45 AM

Location: Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Avenue

Cost: $115 (one child), $172 (two children)

Sponsoring Organization(s): jBaby Chicago

Jewish Holidays 101

Learn about the Jewish holidays with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (with a parent or caregiver).  Older siblings are welcome. Resources for celebrating the holidays in your home will be provided. Different locations, dates and times are offered for each storytime session. All sessions are free of charge.  

Dates: Various dates

Times: Various times

Location: Barnes & Noble in Deerfield and The Book Bin in Northbrook

Cost: FREE

Sponsoring Organization(s): Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

JNew Moms Group

The JNew Moms Group offers a supportive, confidential, non-judgmental environment for Jewish new moms (or moms raising their babies with a Jewish partner) to share experiences and exchange ideas. The small group gatherings help new moms create meaningful connections and friendships while exploring ways to interweave Jewish culture in their growing families and learn about sleep training, developmental expectations and self-care.

Start Date: Thursday, 4/20

End Date: Thursday, 5/25 (the session will end with a culminating family Shabbat event)

Times: 1:00-3:00 PM

Location: Prenatal FIT, 1937 W. Diversey Pkwy

Cost: $150 for 6 sessions plus a a culminating group Shabbat event

Sponsoring Organization(s): JCC Chicago

Mini Mishkan

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Dates: Meets the first & third Saturday of the month: 3/18, 4/8

Times: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Location: Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry Avenue

Cost: FREE

Sponsoring Organization(s): Mishkan Chicago

Music & Movement - Babies

Join other parents (or caregivers) for 45 minutes of music, movement, parachute, bubbles and more, followed by coffee, snacks & schmoozing. Best for children 3-14 months (crawlers). 

Start Date: Thursday, 3/16

End Date: Thursday, 5/25 (class will not meet 3/23 and 4/13)

Times: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Location: Solomon Schechter Day School, 3210 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL, 60062

Cost: $85 (1 child), $128 (2 children)

Sponsoring Organization(s): Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago

Music & Movement - Babies (Skokie)

Join other parents (or caregivers) for 45 minutes of music, movement, parachute, bubbles and more, followed by coffee, snacks & schmoozing. Best for children 3-14 months (crawlers).  

Start Date: Tuesday, 3/14

End Date: Tuesday, 5/23 (class will not meet 4/11 and 4/18)

Times: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Location: Ginsburg Solomon Schechter Early Childhood Center, 4500 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076

Cost: $85 (1 child), $128 (2 children)

Sponsoring Organization(s): Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago

Music & Movement - Tots

Join other parents (or caregivers) for 45 minutes of music, movement, parachute, bubbles and more, followed by coffee, snacks & schmoozing.  Best for children ages 12 - 24 months (walkers). 

Start Date: Thursday, 3/16

End Date: Thursday, 5/25 (class will not meet 3/23 and 4/13)

Times: 9:30 - 10:45 AM

Location: Solomon Schechter Day School, 3210 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL, 60062

Cost: $85 (1 child), $128 (2 children)

Sponsoring Organization(s): Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago

New Moms Connect

New Moms Connect is a program for new mother's with infants 0-6 months old to meet weekly and have an opportunity to discuss or learn about meaningful topics such as sleeping, changing family relationships, and speech and language development in infants. The program will culminate with a family Shabbat dinner.

Start Date: Thursday, 5/4

End Date: Thursday, 6/1 (Shabbat Dinner date TBA)

Times: 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Location: Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 W. Delaware Pl., Chicago, IL 60610

Cost: $75

Sponsoring Organization(s): Sinai Preschool

Russian jBaby Musical Movement

Russian-speaking Jewish parents with babies and toddlers ages 0-24 months are invited to join a series of 4 classes for an interactive musical movement experience. Enjoy Jewish music, Russian sing-alongs, Havdalah and a variety of discussions including "How to Jew at Home!" The program will be held in Russian and English. Older siblings are also welcome! Light snacks will be offered at each class. Russian jBaby Musical Movement is a project in partnership with jBabyChicago, Russian Jewish Division, JUF and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Start Date: Saturday, 4/15

End Date: Saturday, 5/6

Times: 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Location: New Mother New Baby, 3115 Dundee Road, Northbrook

Cost: $18

Sponsoring Organization(s): Russian Jewish Division

Shabbat Sing & Play

Celebrate Shabbat through song and play in this 45-minute class for children up to 2 years old. Take home your own mini challah each week to celebrate Shabbat at home!

Start Date: Friday, 4/21

End Date: Friday, 5/26

Times: 10:00 - 10:45 am

Location: Congregation Beth Shalom, 772 W 5th Ave, Naperville, IL 60563

Cost: $30 (1 child); $45 (2 children)

Sponsoring Organization(s): Congregation Beth Shalom

Sing & Play

Experience a music & movement class infused with Shabbat songs! Each class will teach new melodies and revisit old favorites. Parents will receive a challah each week, as well as a CD of popular Jewish songs. Best for toddlers ages 1-2 years old and their parents/caregivers.

Start Date: Friday, 4/21

End Date: Friday, 6/2 (class will not meet 5/12)

Times: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Location: Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, 3751 N. Broadway, Chicago

Cost: $60 (1 child); $90 (2 children)

Sponsoring Organization(s): Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School

Tots & Tunes

Experience a musical morning with songs & instruments!  And kick off your Shabbat with a mini challah to take home each week.  Snacks will be offered after each class. Best for children 12 - 24 months and a parent or caregiver.

Start Date: Friday, 4/14

End Date: Friday, 5/19

Times: 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Location: Congregation Or Shalom, 21 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL

Cost: $50.00 (1 child), $75 (2 children) for 6 sessions

Sponsoring Organization(s): Congregation Or Shalom

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