JUF Young Families

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

jBaby Chicago *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago
IL
60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4907
Email: jbabychicago@juf.org
URL: http://www.juf.org/jbabychicago

Welcoming the newest and cutest members of Chicago's Jewish community with baby and tot classes, playgroups and special jBaby swag! jBaby Chicago helps expectant parents and families of newborns and tots (0-24 months) make connections, build friendships, and engage in Jewish life in Chicago. Sign up now for jBaby Chicago to claim your swag and get connected.

JUF Early Childhood Collaborative *

30 S. Wells St
Chicago
IL
60606
Phone: 312-673-3265
Email: annahartman@juf.org
Contact: Anna Hartman

The Early Childhood Collaborative is a network of educators and community members working together to maximize the number of families who have access to and enroll in high-quality Jewish early childhood programs in greater Chicago. This includes consulting and professional development. 

JUF Right Start *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street, Suite 5132
Chicago
IL
60606-5056
Phone: 312-357-4851
Email: rightstart@juf.org
URL: www.juf.org/rightstart

JUF Right Start, the first program of its kind, was created to increase awareness and access to Jewish early childhood programs for Chicago-area families. JUF Right Start provides a financial voucher for families enrolling their children in a Jewish infant, toddler or preschool program for the first time.

PJ Library Chicago *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago
IL
60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4831
Email: pjlibrary@juf.org
URL: http://www.juf.org/pjlibrary
Contact: Rachel Rapoport

PJ Library sends high-quality, age appropriate Jewish books to families each month with absolutely no strings attached. We hope you incorporate these timeless stories of Jewish traditions, values and heritage into your family's life - and we are here to help! Beyond the books, PJ Library in Chicago offers holiday events, family meet-ups, opportunities for volunteering and many more ways to connect with the values in the stories and the people in our community. 

Russian Book Buddies *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago
IL
60606-5056
Phone: (312) 673-2351
Email: rjd@juf.org
URL: http://www.juf.org/rjd/young_families.aspx
Contact: Genia Kovelman

Features Jewish-themed arts and crafts and a story time. Designed for Russian-speaking young families with children ages 0–5 and is held in the Russian language. Russian Book Buddies is an initiative of the Russian Jewish Division of JUF in partnership with JUF’s Young Families and PJ Library Chicago.

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JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Beth Emet

At JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Beth Emet, in Evanston, we believe that children as young as 6-weeks are capable and confident learners. Our Reggio Emilia based curriculum provides the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. Our professional, loving, one-of-a-kind educators help your family feel that JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Beth Emet is your home away from home and help build the basis for lifelong relationships. From beautiful new classrooms to our amazing outdoor space, your child will have endless opportunities to learn, play, grow and make friends. We are a welcoming and diverse community with full and half day programs for ages 6 weeks - 5 years. Hours: 7:30am-6pm.