Next on 'Sanctuary:' Reaching Out to Young Families

Starting a family changes everything, including the parents’ priorities, needs and perspectives. One big part of that often is an examination of the values and identity they want to convey to their young child, and how they want to do that.

The next episode of the public-affairs program “Sanctuary” – which airs at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 11, on ABC7-Channel 7 – looks at the many ways the Jewish community reaches out to the parents of young children, offering them a wide range of opportunities to connect with other parents and families, as well as with Jewish life and traditions.

Featured programs include jBaby Chicago, for parents of newborns; PJ Library, which sends young children free Jewish books and music each month; PJ Events, a variety of fun get-togethers for young families; and JUF Right Start, which provides up to $2,000 to families sending their first child to a Jewish preschool.

This episode is hosted by Cindy Sher.

Starting the week of May 12, the program will be available for viewing on the Jewish United Fund website.

“Sanctuary” is a joint production of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Chicago Board of Rabbis, in cooperation with ABC7-Channel 7.


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