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Jewish Holidays 101: Stories & Songs for a Sweet New Year

Sunday, September 24, 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 High School
1959 Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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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Jewish Holidays 101: Sukkah Stories: Songs by Day, Stars by Night

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 11:00 AM - 11:30 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:
North Shore Unitarian Church **in the Sukkah**
2100 Half Day Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


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Russian jBaby Musical Movement

Saturday, October 7, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 10/7/2017 - 10/28/2017)

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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Jewish Holidays 101: Sukkah Stories: Songs by Day, Stars by Night

Sunday, October 8, 2017 3:00 PM - 3:30 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.


Location:
North Shore Unitarian Church **in the Sukkah**
2100 Half Day Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


Register Online

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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jBaby Wiggleworms

Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:30 AM - Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend Shabbat with jBaby Chicago & Old Town School of Folk Music! The 45 minute class will include Jewish songs + dancing with your little one and is a great way to connect with other families raising Jewish children in the north shore. The class is best for children 0 - 24 month olds. Each class will conclude with Shabbat blessings and Challah.

Location:
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe IL, 60022


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


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Russian jBaby Musical Movement

Saturday, October 14, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 10/7/2017 - 10/28/2017)

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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Baby and Me Yoga: with a Jewish Twist

Monday, October 16, 2017 9:15 AM - Monday, November 13, 2017 10:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Bond with your baby through yoga while getting to know other parents in the community. Jewish music will also be integrated into the class. Led by a trained baby yoga instructor from Kids HeArt Yoga, this class is best for 1-12 month olds.

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


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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Russian jBaby Musical Movement

Saturday, October 21, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 10/7/2017 - 10/28/2017)

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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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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Bim Bam Baby - Tots

Friday, October 27, 2017 10:00 AM - Friday, December 22, 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 11/24/17**


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, October 27, 2017 11:00 AM - Friday, December 22, 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 11/24/17**


Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Russian jBaby Musical Movement

Saturday, October 28, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 10/7/2017 - 10/28/2017)

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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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, non-judgmental environment for new moms to share their experiences and exchange ideas as they transition to parenthood. Weekly small group gatherings 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. This group is for first-time mothers of infants ages 0-6 months and welcomes women from both Jewish and Interfaith families.

**class will not meet 11/23/17**


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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Jewish Holidays 101: Hanukkah - These Little Lights of MIne

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:00 AM - 11:30 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:
Barnes & Noble
728 N. Waukegan Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


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Jewish Holidays 101: Hanukkah - These Little Lights of MIne

Sunday, December 10, 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.


Location:
The Book Bin
1151 Church Street
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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