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JNew Dads Group

Monday, September 20, 2021 7:30 PM - Monday, October 25, 2021 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Because new fathers deserve a community, too, we've created the JNew Dads Group! Professionally facilitated by a licensed counselor and father of two, this online group invites new dads to ask questions, share their experiences and exchange ideas with one another as they being the journey toward becoming the fathers they want to be. Weekly discussions will help dads grow as parents and partners, fostering meaningful friendships while covering topics related to parenting, child development, relationships, work-life balance and more. The JNew Dads Group is for first-time fathers of infants ages 0-9 months and welcomes men from both Jewish and Interfaith families.

Location:
Zoom
Chicago IL, 00000


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905


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See, Sing, Celebrate! Sukkot Stories and Songs

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate Jewish holidays with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is
welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead
holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome). There will be time to get to know other
families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating the holiday in your home will also be provided.


Location:
In our congregational Sukkah at the North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road
Bannockburn IL, 60015


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905


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JNew Moms Group

Thursday, September 23, 2021 1:00 PM - Thursday, October 28, 2021 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

The JNew Moms Group offers a professionally-facilitated supportive environment for new moms to share their experiences and exchange ideas as they transition to parenthood. Weekly small group discussions 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. The JNew Moms Group is for first-time mothers of infants ages 0-6 months and welcomes women from both Jewish and Interfaith families.

Location:
Irene Hernandez Family Picnic Grove
4498 W. Foster Avenue, Picnic Shelter #1
Chicago IL, 60630


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jBabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905


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jBaby Chicago Play Date | Northbrook

Friday, September 24, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Fall is in the air and we are playing outside! Join us for an outdoor play date at the home of one of our Parent Ambassadors. Location will be shared upon registration.

Location:
Will be shared upon registration
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Sticky Slimy Shabbat

Friday, September 24, 2021 11:00 AM - Friday, October 29, 2021 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Experience Shabbat during an engaging tactile and sensory experience. Feel, touch, and move as we engage in the wonder of creation through water play, rice, paint, whipped/shaving cream, and other mediums.

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


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


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See, Sing, Celebrate! Sukkot Stories and Songs

Sunday, September 26, 2021 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate Jewish holidays with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is
welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead
holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome). There will be time to get to know other
families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating the holiday in your home will also be provided.


Location:
In our congregational Sukkah at the North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road
Bannockburn IL, 60015


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905


Register Online

jBaby Chicago Play Date | Northbrook

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Fall is in the air and we are playing outside! Join us for an outdoor play date at the home of one of our Parent Ambassadors.

Location:
Shared upon registration
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


Register Online

New Moms Connect

Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:00 AM - Thursday, October 28, 2021 11:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Meet other first time mothers and their babies, share ideas, ask questions and learn from experts in relevant topics such as infant development, sleep, changing relationships.

Location:
Chicago Sinai Congregation
15 West Delaware Place
Chicago IL, 60610


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


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12-24 month playgroup | City

Friday, October 1, 2021 10:00 AM - Friday, October 29, 2021 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Is your little one crawling, walking, jumping, and pretty much non-stop on the move? Join one of our ambassadors for some fresh air and fun at a park!

Location:
Margaret Donahue Park
1230 W. School Street
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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12-24 month playgroup | Northbrook

Monday, October 4, 2021 10:00 AM - Monday, October 25, 2021 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Are your days filled to the brim but you are still looking to make connections in the Jewish community? Join other parents around Northbrook Monday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am for schmoozing and an opportunity for your little one to run around and get some energy out! Address will be shared upon registration.

Location:
A home in Northbrook
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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0-6 months | N. Suburbs

Monday, October 4, 2021 2:00 PM - Monday, October 25, 2021 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Life changes overnight when you become a parent. Your new bundle of joy comes with more to think about, more logistics and tons more outfit changes (for you and baby!) Our new parent playgroup is a safe space to connect, share and meet new parents in the Jewish community.

Location:
Zoom
Chicago IL, 00000


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


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0-24 month playgroup | City & Suburbs Virtual

Monday, October 4, 2021 8:00 PM - Monday, October 25, 2021 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

After a busy day, what better way to start your week than by connecting with other parents from the comfort of your own home? Join two of our Parent Ambassadors for a virtual playgroup Monday evenings!

Location:
Zoom
Chicago IL, 60606


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


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Jamberry Music

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 9:30 AM - Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for 30 minutes of joyful, collaborative music making with Nicole Jaworsky and Jamberry Music! In this class, you and your little one will bond with each other and make new friends while we sing, dance, play, pretend and experiment with instruments. Class is geared to kids 6 months to 2.5 years old and siblings are welcome to join!

Location:
Beth Emet Synagogue
1224 Dempster
Evanston IL, 60202


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


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0-6 month playgroup | City Virtual

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:00 AM - Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Life changes overnight when you become a parent. Your new bundle of joy comes with more to think about, more logistics and tons more outfit changes (for you and baby!) Our new parent playgroup is a safe space to connect, share and meet new parents in the Jewish community.

Location:
Zoom
Chicago IL, 60606


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


Register Online

Cryin' Out Loud Music Class

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Susan Salidor’s Cryin’ Out Loud music classes for moms/dads/caregivers and babies/toddlers are musical, magical, and fun. Together we will bounce, rock, sing new songs and honor old favorites, introducing the youngest among us to the joy of making and experiencing music together. Class will include 30 minutes of music and movement with Susan followed by 15 minutes of schmooze-time.

Location:
Jewish Reconstructionist Synagogue
303 Dodge Avenue
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905


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12-24 months playgroup | N. Suburbs Virtual

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:00 PM - Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Are your days filled to the brim but you are still looking to make connections in the Jewish community? Join other parents virtually Tuesday afternoons to unwind together!


Location:
Zoom
Chicago IL, 60606


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


Register Online

Broadway Storytime: Movers and Shakers

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9:30 AM - Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend the morning with your 0 -2 year old as our littlest Broadway fans are introduced to show tunes, characters and stories while Broadway musicals are brought to life by Stages Performing Arts. Each class incorporates activities that are designed to support your little one’s physical, cognitive, social-emotional and language development. An age-appropriate Jewish story and snack time will be included to give you a chance to socialize too. Come meet other parents with children similar in age.

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


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


Register Online

0-6 month playgroup | Northbrook

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:00 AM - Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Getting out and about postpartum can be a real challenge. Join Kyle for some fresh air and foliage Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am as you explore different parks around Northbrook! Park locations will be shared upon registration.

Location:
Parks around Northbrook
TBD
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


Register Online

Broadway Storytime: Babies

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:30 AM - Wednesday, November 10, 2021 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend the morning with your 0 -2 year old as our littlest Broadway fans are introduced to show tunes, characters and stories while Broadway musicals are brought to life by Stages Performing Arts. Each class incorporates activities that are designed to support your little one’s physical, cognitive, social-emotional and language development. An age-appropriate Jewish story and snack time will be included to give you a chance to socialize too. Come meet other parents with children similar in age.

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


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


Register Online

Be Curious: Toddlers and Teva

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:30 PM - Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:15 PM <Add to Calendar>

The Be Curious: Toddlers and Teva class, led by members of Bernard Zell's faculty and staff, will provide you with opportunities to meet other parents/caregivers in the community, sing, play, explore nature and expose your child to Jewish traditions and songs.

Location:
Bernard Zell Outdoor Playground
3751 N. Broadway
Chicago IL, 60657


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


Register Online

Parents with 2+ children playgroup | City & Suburbs

Thursday, October 7, 2021 2:00 PM - Wednesday, October 27, 2021 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Have you recently added a new sibling to your family? Join other parents with 2 or more children for a virtual playgroup to connect, share stories and give or receive advice as your family grows!

Location:
Zoom
Chicago IL, 00000


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


Register Online

Zumbini with Dana and Temple Chai

Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:00 AM - Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Created by Zumba, the global leader in dance fitness, and BabyFirstTM, the global leader in educational programing for babies, Zumbini® is an early childhood education program that uses original music and movement to promote cognitive, social, fine/gross motor skill, and emotional development in children, all while creating the ultimate bonding experience for families. Together, Temple Chai and Dana Pais, add in some Shabbat and Jewish holiday fun too!

Location:
Zoom
Chicago IL, 00000


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


Register Online

JNew to Two (or more!) Group

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:00 PM - Tuesday, November 16, 2021 2:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

With the birth of each baby we become “new” mothers all over again, making both literal and figurative space for another infant as we adapt to the changing dynamics of a growing family. The JNew to Two (or More) Moms Group provides an opportunity for mothers who have recently welcomed their second (or third, fourth, etc.) baby to share openly about the rewards and challenges of caring for multiple children (while also living through a global pandemic). Professionally-facilitated weekly discussions help spark meaningful connections between participants while addressing relevant topics such as infant care, supporting older children as they transition to big siblinghood, meeting the needs of kids at different developmental levels, appreciating each child as an individual, and recalibrating the balance of parenthood, work and relationships within our evolving identities.

Location:
zoom
Chicago IL, 00000


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905


Register Online

Parent-Tot Yoga

Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:30 AM - Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend the morning with your tot in a fun, interactive and *virtual* class consisting of classic yoga poses through developmentally appropriate play!

This class will focus on coordination, flexibility, strength, balance, self-esteem and will have an overall emphasis of healthy and joy for parent(s) and child to experience together. This class is best for children 3-24 months.


Location:
Zoom
Chicago IL, 60606


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


Register Online

See, Sing, Celebrate! Hanukkah Stories and Songs

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate Jewish holidays with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is
welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead
holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome). There will be time to get to know other
families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating the holiday in your home will also be provided.


Location:
Book Bin
1151 Church Street
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905


Register Online

See, Sing, Celebrate! Hanukkah Stories and Songs

Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate Jewish holidays with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is
welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead
holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome). There will be time to get to know other
families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating the holiday in your home will also be provided.


Location:
Bookstore TBD
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905


Register Online

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