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.
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
Sponsoring Organization(s): Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation
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
Sponsoring Organization(s): Mishkan Chicago
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
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