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Mini Mishkan

Saturday, August 19, 2017 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

Location:
Second Unitarian Church
656 W. Barry Ave
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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JNew Moms Group

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 1:00 PM - Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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. The class will end with a culminating Shabbat event for the entire family.

**Culminating Shabbat event on Saturday, October 21 at Heller JCC, Chicago**


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, August 25, 2017 10:00 AM - Friday, October 20, 2017 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

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.

**class will not meet 9/22/17 & 9/29/17**


Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Bim Bam Baby - Babies

Friday, August 25, 2017 11:00 AM - Friday, October 20, 2017 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.

**class will not meet 9/22/17 & 9/29/17**


Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Sing & Play - Naperville

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:00 AM - Wednesday, October 4, 2017 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate the Jewish holidays through song and play in this 45-minute class for children up to 2 years old.


Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
7725 W 5th Avenue
Naperville IL, 60563


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


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Mini Mishkan

Saturday, September 2, 2017 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

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

Location:
Second Unitarian Church
656 W. Barry Ave
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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jBaby Sings (Tots)

Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 22, 2017 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

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

**class will not meet 10/1/17**


Location:
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL, 60625


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


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jBaby Sings (Babies)

Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:00 AM - Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

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 baby while getting to know other jBaby Chicago families. This is a 6-week session. Best for children 0-12 months.

**class will not meet 10/1/17**


Location:
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL, 60625


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


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Solomon Schechter Music and Movement Class - Skokie

Monday, September 11, 2017 11:30 AM - Monday, October 30, 2017 12:45 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of music, movement and fun. Children will interact with shakers, scarves, the parachute and a whole lot more! Age- appropriate snacks are provided and unstructured play time is included for adults to socialize. Best for children 3-14 months (crawlers)

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


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


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0-6 month playgroup, Little Beans Cafe (city)

Monday, September 11, 2017 1:30 PM - Monday, October 16, 2017 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, Growth Spurts (suburbs)

Monday, September 11, 2017 3:30 PM - Monday, October 16, 2017 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:
Growth Spurts
404 Linden Avenue
Wilmette IL, 60091


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


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8-24 month playgroup, WeOrbit (suburbs)

Monday, September 11, 2017 3:30 PM - Monday, October 16, 2017 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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Solomon Schechter Music and Movement Class - Tots

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:30 AM - Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of music, movement and fun. Children will interact with shakers, scarves, the parachute and a whole lot more! Age-appropriate snacks are provided and unstructured play time is included for adults to socialize.

Best for children 12-24 months (walkers)


Location:
Solomon Schechter Early Childhood Center
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Solomon Schechter Music and Movement Class - Babies

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:00 AM - Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of music, movement and fun. Children will interact with shakers, scarves, the parachute and a whole lot more! Age- appropriate snacks are provided and unstructured play time is included for adults to socialize.

Best for children 3-14 months (crawlers)


Location:
Solomon Schechter Early Childhood Center
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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8-24 month playgroup, My Gym Buffalo Grove (suburbs)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:00 PM - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 4:30 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: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

Location:
My Gym
1622 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


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6-14 month playgroup, Bubbles Academy (city)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:30 PM - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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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12- 24 month playgroup, Kids Island (city)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:00 PM - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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:
Kids Island
2207 N Southport Ave
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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0-8 month playgroup, Rootz (suburbs)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:00 AM - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 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:
Rootz
557 Waukegan Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Mind, Body, Baby

Sunday, October 1, 2017 10:30 AM - Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Prioritize your own well-being, connect with your baby in new ways, and meet other parents in your community with this six-week health and wellness series presented by JCC Chicago. Experience the brand-new, state-of-the-art Marvin Lustbader Fitness Center as you and your baby enjoy a different fitness or wellness activity together each week. Classes will include parent/baby yoga, a stroller workout, parent/baby swim, infant massage and more, all led by experienced fitness instructors and wellness practitioners. Each session concludes with open play time and a light snack in the Stay & Play space.

For parents and non-walkers; FREE babysitting available for siblings.

*class will not meet 10/22/17**


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


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


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Russian jBaby Musical Movement

Saturday, October 7, 2017 4:00 PM - Friday, October 27, 2017 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 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.


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


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


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Tots & Tunes

Friday, October 13, 2017 9:30 AM - Friday, November 17, 2017 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

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.

Location:
Congregation Or Shalom
21 Hawthorn Parkway
Vernon Hills IL, 60061


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


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

Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:30 AM - Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Enjoy a Hebrew immersion learning play experience! This class for tots ages 6 - 15 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.

**class will not meet 11/23**


Location:
Moadon Kol Chadash
2464 N. Clybourn
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Sing & Play

Friday, October 20, 2017 10:00 AM - Friday, December 8, 2017 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

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.

**class will not meet 11/17 & 11/24**


Location:
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
3751 N. Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


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


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New Moms Connect

Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:00 AM - Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

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.

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


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


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JNew Moms Group

Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:00 PM - Thursday, December 14, 2017 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

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. The class will end with a culminating Shabbat event for the entire family.

**class will not meet 11/23/17**
Culminating Shabbat event on Saturday, January 20


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


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


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Shabbat Sing & Play

Friday, November 3, 2017 10:00 AM - Friday, December 15, 2017 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

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!

**class will not meet 11/24/17**


Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
7725 W 5th Avenue
Naperville IL, 60563


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


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Solomon Schechter Music and Movement Class - Skokie

Monday, November 6, 2017 11:30 AM - Monday, December 18, 2017 12:45 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of music, movement and fun. Children will interact with shakers, scarves, the parachute and a whole lot more! Age- appropriate snacks are provided and unstructured play time is included for adults to socialize. Best for children 3-14 months (crawlers)

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


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


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Solomon Schechter Music and Movement Class - Tots

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 9:30 AM - Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of music, movement and fun. Children will interact with shakers, scarves, the parachute and a whole lot more! Age-appropriate snacks are provided and unstructured play time is included for adults to socialize.

Best for children 12-24 months (walkers)


Location:
Solomon Schechter Early Childhood Center
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Solomon Schechter Music and Movement Class - Babies

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 11:00 AM - Tuesday, December 19, 2017 12:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of music, movement and fun. Children will interact with shakers, scarves, the parachute and a whole lot more! Age- appropriate snacks are provided and unstructured play time is included for adults to socialize.

Best for children 3-14 months (crawlers)


Location:
Solomon Schechter Early Childhood Center
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Connecting the Expecting

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:30 PM - Tuesday, December 5, 2017 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

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 December - February.

**Shabbat dinner on 11/10/17**


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


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


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“jBaby Chicago is so amazing and I can't thank JUF enough for their support. It truly connects people in ways we only dreamed of as we designed the concept for our class.”

jBaby Chicago Community Organization Partner

Upcoming Events


Mini Mishkan Saturday, August 19, 2017 11:15 AM More info
Congregation B'nai Tikvah is Enrolling for the 2017-2018 School Year! Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:00 PM More info
jBaby Chicago's Bagels in the Park - Lincoln Park Sunday, August 20, 2017 10:00 AM More info
Prospective Member Open House Sunday, August 20, 2017 10:00 AM More info