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JNew Moms Group

Thursday, April 19, 2018 1:00 PM - Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

The JNew Moms Group offers a supportive, non-judgmental environment for new moms to share their experiences and exchange ideas as they transition to parenthood. Weekly small group gatherings help new moms create meaningful connections with one another while exploring relevant topics such as sleep, child development, self-care, and ways they might incorporate Jewish culture into their growing families. This group is for first-time mothers of infants ages 0-6 months and welcomes women from both Jewish and Interfaith families.

**CLASS WILL NOT MEET 5/10/18**


Location:
Prenatal FIT
1937 W. Diversey Parkway
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Bim Bam Baby - Tots

Friday, April 20, 2018 10:00 AM - Friday, June 8, 2018 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

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 12-24 months.

Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 N. Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Bim Bam Baby - Babies

Friday, April 20, 2018 11:00 AM - Friday, June 8, 2018 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

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.

Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 N. Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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jBaby Wiggleworms

Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:30 AM - Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend Shabbat with jBaby Chicago & Joel Frankel of Old Town School of Folk Music! The 45 minute class will include Jewish songs + dancing with your little one and is a great way to connect with other families raising Jewish children in the north shore. The class is best for children 0 - 24 month olds. Each class will conclude with Shabbat blessings and Challah.

Location:
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe IL, 60022


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Celebrating Together | April

Saturday, April 21, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Meet new friends while celebrating Shabbat and learning about other Jewish holidays and festivals. Each session will include songs, stories, activities and food centered on the holiday we are discovering. Grandparent/Grand-friend participation encouraged. Best for children 0-2; siblings welcome.

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


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Russian jBaby Musical Movement

Saturday, April 21, 2018 4:00 PM - Saturday, May 12, 2018 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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 with professionals about raising kids! The program will be held in Russian and English. Older siblings are also welcome! Light snacks will be offered at each class.

Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Camp Am Yisrael

Sunday, April 22, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 1/14/2018 - 5/20/2018)

Celebrate being Jewish through story, song, prayer and play! Throughout this year-long class, learn about Jewish holidays and Jewish values. Meet, socialize and build community with other families. This class is geared for infants - 2 years old.

Location:
Am Yisrael
4 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Sticky, Slimy, Shabbat!

Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00 AM - Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Experience Shabbat during a 1 hour messy, fun, and engaging tactile and sensory experience. Feel, touch, and move as we engage in the wonder of creation through making and creating with play dough, paint, shaving cream, and other mediums. Best for toddlers ages 1-2 years old and their favorite adult. Class will include snack and time for socializing and open play.

**Class will not meet on 5/26/18**


Location:
Congregation Sukkat Shalom
1001 Central Avenue
Wilmette IL, 60091


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Camp Am Yisrael

Sunday, April 29, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 1/14/2018 - 5/20/2018)

Celebrate being Jewish through story, song, prayer and play! Throughout this year-long class, learn about Jewish holidays and Jewish values. Meet, socialize and build community with other families. This class is geared for infants - 2 years old.

Location:
Am Yisrael
4 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Baby and Me Yoga: with a Jewish Twist

Monday, April 30, 2018 11:00 AM - Monday, May 21, 2018 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Bond with your baby through yoga while getting to know other parents in the community. Jewish music will also be integrated into the class. Led by a trained baby yoga instructor from Kids HeArt Yoga, this class is best for 1-12 month olds.


Location:
Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Camp Am Yisrael

Sunday, May 6, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 1/14/2018 - 5/20/2018)

Celebrate being Jewish through story, song, prayer and play! Throughout this year-long class, learn about Jewish holidays and Jewish values. Meet, socialize and build community with other families. This class is geared for infants - 2 years old.

Location:
Am Yisrael
4 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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0-24 month playgroup, Western Suburbs | Wheaton

Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Siblings are welcome!

Location:
Kids Town
1217 E Butterfield Rd l
Wheaton IL, 60187


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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0-24 month WEEKEND playgroup, Little Beans Cafe | Chicago

Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. jBaby weekend playgroups will meet once a month.

Location:
Little Beans Cafe
1809 W Webster Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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8-24 month playgroup, Gather | Evanston

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 9:00 AM - Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.


Location:
Gather
602 Davis St.
Evanston IL, 60201


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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6-14 month playgroup, Bubbles Academy | Chicago

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 3:30 PM - Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.


Location:
Bubbles Academy
2184 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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8-24 month playgroup, Buffalo Grove Gymnastics | Buffalo Grove

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 3:30 PM - Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.


Location:
Buffalo Grove Gymnastics
1362 Barclay Blvd
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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0-8 month playgroup, New Mother New Baby | Northbrook

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:00 AM - Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

Location:
New Mother New Baby
3115 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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0-6 month playgroup, Little Beans Cafe | Chicago

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 1:30 PM - Wednesday, June 13, 2018 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.


Location:
Little Beans Cafe
1809 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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8-24 month playgroup, WeOrbit | Highland Park

Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:30 PM - Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.


Location:
WeOrbit
1736 1st Street
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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12-24 month playgroup, My Gym | Chicago

Friday, May 11, 2018 4:00 PM - Friday, June 15, 2018 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.


Location:
My Gym
1461 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Camp Am Yisrael

Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 1/14/2018 - 5/20/2018)

Celebrate being Jewish through story, song, prayer and play! Throughout this year-long class, learn about Jewish holidays and Jewish values. Meet, socialize and build community with other families. This class is geared for infants - 2 years old.

Location:
Am Yisrael
4 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Connect Next: Parenting Tricks

Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Connect Next is geared towards parents who are expecting, or who have recently had a second child and are looking for support, guidance and enrichment while growing their family.

Location:
Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 N. Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Celebrating Together | May

Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Meet new friends while celebrating Shabbat and learning about other Jewish holidays and festivals. Each session will include songs, stories, activities and food centered on the holiday we are discovering. Grandparent/Grand-friend participation encouraged. Best for children 0-2; siblings welcome.

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


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Camp Am Yisrael

Sunday, May 20, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 1/14/2018 - 5/20/2018)

Celebrate being Jewish through story, song, prayer and play! Throughout this year-long class, learn about Jewish holidays and Jewish values. Meet, socialize and build community with other families. This class is geared for infants - 2 years old.

Location:
Am Yisrael
4 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Gym HaKatan (The Little Gym)

Sunday, June 3, 2018 11:00 AM - Sunday, August 5, 2018 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

In partnership with The Little Gym, join for fun and ongoing skill development through movement, music, learning and laughter! Children will progress at their own pace, while building confidence and making new friends. This class is the perfect addition to your Sunday! Classes run for 8 sessions and are open to ages 10-24 months.

**Class will not meet 6/17/18 and 7/1/18**


Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Stop, Drop, & Rest...It's Shabbat!

Sunday, June 3, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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.


Location:
Deerfield Barnes & Noble
728 N. Waukegan Rd
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Stop, Drop, & Rest...It's Shabbat!

Monday, June 4, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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.


Location:
The Book Bin
1151 Church Street
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907


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Upcoming Events


Bim Bam Baby - Tots Friday, April 20, 2018 10:00 AM More info
Shabbat with a Twist Friday, April 20, 2018 11:00 AM More info
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