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jBaby Classes & Playgroups


0-8 month playgroup, New Mother New Baby (suburbs)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:00 AM - Wednesday, May 24, 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: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

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


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4097


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You + 2 playgroup, Explore & Much More (city)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 3:30 PM - Wednesday, May 24, 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:
Explore & Much More
3827 N. Southport Avenue
Chicago IL, 60613


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


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12-24 month playgroup, The Athletico Center (suburbs)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:30 PM - Thursday, May 25, 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:
The Athletico Center
1900 Old Willow Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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

Friday, April 28, 2017 1:30 PM - Friday, May 26, 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
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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12-24 month playgroup, My Gym (city)

Friday, April 28, 2017 3:30 PM - Friday, May 26, 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:
My Gym
1461 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Connecting the Expecting

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:30 PM - Tuesday, May 23, 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 June - August 2017.

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


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


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Mind, Body, Baby

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:45 AM - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:15 PM <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 5/31**


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


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


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New Moms Connect

Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:00 AM - Thursday, June 1, 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, May 4, 2017 1:00 PM - Thursday, June 15, 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.

**Class will not meet 6/1**


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


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


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Mini Mishkan

Saturday, May 6, 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 Avenue
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Mini Mishkan

Saturday, May 20, 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:
Mensch Academy
4001 N. Ravenswood Suite 403a
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Mini Mishkan

Saturday, June 3, 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 Avenue
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Mini Mishkan

Saturday, June 17, 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:
Mensch Academy
4001 N. Ravenswood Suite 403a
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Jewish Holidays 101 - Stop, Drop & Rest...It's Shabbat

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM <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
729 North Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


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Jewish Holidays 101 - Stop, Drop & Rest...It's Shabbat

Saturday, June 24, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:00 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.

This class is sponsored by
Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation


Location:
Deerfield Barnes & Noble
729 North Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


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“My daughter loved her program. The instruction was fabulous. She was given a wonderful education. I loved all the Jewish values that she learned. We love the nurturing and fun staff. The Jewish education is amazing.”

JUF Right Start Family

Upcoming Events


0-8 month playgroup, New Mother New Baby (suburbs) Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:00 AM More info
You + 2 playgroup, Explore & Much More (city) Wednesday, April 26, 2017 3:30 PM More info
12-24 month playgroup, The Athletico Center (suburbs) Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:30 PM More info