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Moms Night Out North Shore

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Let's meet for a casual outdoor dinner before it gets too cold! Open to all jBaby Chicago families in the Northbrook and surrounding areas.

Location:
The Summer Inn
1850 Second Street
Highland Park IL, 60035


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


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Mom's Night Out River North

Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join other expectant or new moms for drinks and dinner at Lil' Ba Ba Reeba in River North! We will have a table outside and spend the evening getting to know each other. Appetizers will be purchased by jBaby Chicago.

Location:
Lil Ba Ba Reeba
441 N. Clark Street
Chicago IL, 60654


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


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Bim Bam Baby

Friday, October 22, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 9/24/2021 - 10/22/2021)

Bim Bam Baby is 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 5 week class.


Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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12-24 month playgroup | City

Friday, October 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/1/2021 - 10/29/2021)

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


Register Online

Shabbat Stroll the 606-Logan Square

Saturday, October 23, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Grab your kiddo and their stroller and unplug from your week with a group walk on the 606 Trail. We will enjoy some fresh air and new parent connections, including a break on a park along the trail.

Location:
Julia de Burgos Park
1805 N. Albany
Chicago IL, 60647


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


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Coffee Meets Baby

Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to bring parents together for Coffee Meets Baby! Starbucks coffee and GoGo Squeeze Pouches will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location:
Oz Park
2021 North Burling
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Coffee Meets Baby

Sunday, October 24, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to bring parents together for Coffee Meets Baby! Starbucks coffee and GoGo Squeeze Pouches will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location:
Wood Oaks Park
1150 Sanders Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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12-24 month playgroup | Northbrook

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

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/4/2021 - 10/25/2021)

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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0-24 month playgroup | City & Suburbs Virtual

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

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/4/2021 - 10/25/2021)

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


Register Online

Connecting the Expecting

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6:30 PM - Monday, November 15, 2021 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 (LGBTQ 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 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.


Location:
Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 N. Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4709


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jBaby Expectant Moms Group Series

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:00 PM - Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

The weather is growing colder, and your belly is growing bigger! With pregnancy comes a whole host of unknowns. And while we can’t answer all of your burning questions, we can introduce you to others who are experiencing the same sense of confusion. Join us for a 4 part series just for expectant jBaby moms.

**Please note: we will meet VIRTUALLY for 4 weeks (10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17), with a potential in-person meet up at the end of the series!


Location:
Zoom
Your House IL, 60606


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


Register Online

12-24 month playgroup | City

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

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/1/2021 - 10/29/2021)

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


Register Online

S'mores Night Out

Saturday, October 30, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Enjoy s'mores in Northbrook! Connect with other moms and enjoy a kid free evening.

Location:
Will be shared upon registration
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


Register Online

FIT4Moms Free Exercise Class

Sunday, October 31, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join instructor Mariel, a fellow jBaby mom, for a private jBaby Stroller Strides class on Sunday, October 31st at 9am at Welles Park. We will meet by the gazebo in the center of the park and travel around the park to stations, finishing up back at the gazebo. Feel free to dress those kiddos in costume for a fun kickoff to Halloween! Stroller Strides is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms. Each 60-minute workout is a combination of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining the little ones with songs, activities and fun! Each Stroller Strides instructor is trained to meet you where you are mentally & physically. Mariel is able to provide challenges and modifications for all moms, including those who are currently pregnant and those that are newly postpartum with their doctor's clearance to resume exercise. This class is all about self care in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Location:
Welles Park
Chicago IL, 60625


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


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0-24 months playgroup | Northbrook

Monday, November 1, 2021 10:00 AM - Monday, November 29, 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:
Shared upon registration
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


Register Online

6-12 months play group | Suburb virtual

Monday, November 1, 2021 2:00 PM - Monday, November 29, 2021 3:00 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 our Parent Ambassador for a virtual playgroup Mondays at 2!

Location:
Zoom
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


Register Online

0-24 month playgroup | Virtual

Monday, November 1, 2021 8:00 PM - Monday, November 22, 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 our Parent Ambassador for a virtual playgroup on Monday evenings!

Location:
Zoom
Chicago IL, 60606


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


Register Online

0-24 Month Playgroup | Virtual

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:00 PM - Tuesday, November 23, 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 our Parent Ambassador for a virtual playgroup on Tuesday evenings!

Location:
Zoom
Chicago IL, 60606


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


Register Online

0-24 months Strolling the 606 or 606 | City

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:00 AM - Wednesday, November 24, 2021 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for a walk along the lake or the 606! We'll grab a warm drink at either Heritage Outpost (1020 West Lawrence) or Ipsento 606 and walk from there. Wear your little or bring a stroller!
Meeting spots:
Wednesday 11/3 @ 10: Heritage Outpost
Wednesday 11/10 @ 10: Ipsento 606
Wednesday, 11/17 @ 10: Heritage Outpost
Wednesday, 11/24 @ 10: Ipsento 606


Location:
Heritage Outpost or Ipsento 606
Chicago IL, 60640


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


Register Online

0-6 months playgroup | Northbrook Walking Group

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:00 AM - Wednesday, November 17, 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 different Northbrook parks Wednesday and Sunday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am for fresh air! Park location will be emailed each week. We will meet on 11/3, 11/7, 11/10, 11/14 & 11/17.

Location:
Shared upon registration
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


Register Online

Parents of 2+ kids virtual playgroup | City & Suburb

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 2:00 PM - Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Has your family grown to include more than one child? Connect virtually with other parents and little ones across the Chicagoland area-Wednesdays @ 2!

Location:
Zoom
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


Register Online

0-24 months | Lakeview Wednesdays

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:30 PM - Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:30 PM <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 West School Street
Chicago IL, 60657


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


Register Online

Parents with 2+ kids playgroup | Deerfield

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:30 PM - Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Home with two little ones and ready to make some new sibling friends? Bring one or all of your little ones to our Deerfield Parent Ambassador's home for some play time, Wednesdays at 3:30!

Location:
Shared upon registration
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


Register Online

0-24 months | Lakeview Fridays

Friday, November 5, 2021 10:00 AM - Saturday, November 20, 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 West School Street
Chicago IL, 60657


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


Register Online

Pajama Havdalah

Saturday, November 6, 2021 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

The lights, the smells, the music! jBaby Chicago’s annual Pajama Havdalah is back- and we are bringing all the fun straight to your house! Register to join us for an evening filled with sensory projects (supplies will be provided), singing and celebrating the start of the week with your jBaby.

Location:
Your House
Zoom!
Chicago IL, 60606


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


Register Online

Tunes & Schmooze Outdoor Playdate-Logan Square

Sunday, November 7, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for a morning of music (with a live performer between 10:00-10:45!) snacks for parents and kiddos, and new jBaby family connections at a kid-friendly Logan Square backyard. We’ll be hanging out between 9:30 - 11 am, so feel free to stop by before or after checking out the Logan Square farmer’s market, which takes place nearby. Please note that this event is on the day that Daylight Savings Time ends, and is weather-dependent.

Location:
Will be emailed upon registration
Logan Square IL, 60647


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4709


Register Online

Parents Afternoon Out Happy Hour

Sunday, November 7, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Take the afternoon off and grab a drink with some new friends at Midwest Coast Brewing Company! Babies in carriers are welcome!

Location:
Midwest Coast Brewing Company
2137 West Walnut Street
Chicago IL, 60612


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


Register Online

Mission Propelle: Building Emotional Intelligence

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join jBaby and Mission Propelle for a one hour workshop to empower you to build your child’s emotional literacy with tools designed to cultivate self-awareness, hold space for all emotions, and constructively process hard feelings.

Location:
Zoom
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-257-4709


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Moms Night Out-Deerfield

Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Come join us for a fun night at Rosebud Deerfield and meet other jBaby moms in the area! Appetizers are on jBaby. See you there!
*This event is full! If you are interested in being on a waitlist, or would be interested in a second Mom's Night Out the following week, please email Sarah at quinn.sarah3@gmail.com *


Location:
Rosebud Deerfield
711 Deerfield Road Suite A
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


Register Online

Coffee Meets Baby

Sunday, November 14, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to bring parents together for Coffee Meets Baby! Starbucks coffee and GoGo Squeeze Pouches will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location:
Seneca Park
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago IL, 60611


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


Register Online

Coffee Meets Baby

Sunday, November 14, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to bring parents together for Coffee Meets Baby! Starbucks coffee and GoGo Squeeze Pouches will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location:
Seneca Park
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago IL, 60611


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


Register Online

Maplewood Park Play Date

Sunday, November 14, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for a family-friendly playground play date. Maplewood Park has a large green space and two playgrounds, entirely enclosed to ensure safe crawling, toddling, and exploring!

Location:
Maplewood Park
1640 M. Maplewood Ave
Chicago IL, 60647


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


Register Online

Coffee Meets Baby

Sunday, November 21, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to bring parents together for Coffee Meets Baby! Starbucks coffee and GoGo Squeeze Pouches will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location:
Merryman (Theron) Park
3736 N Marshfield Ave
Chicago IL, 60613


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


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Coffee Meets Baby-Deerfield

Sunday, November 21, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to bring parents together for Coffee Meets Baby! Starbucks coffee and GoGo Squeeze Pouches will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location:
Brickyard Park
375 Elm Street
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


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Hanukkah Latke Making

Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Want to make your own latkes for Hanukkah but don't know where to start? We'll provide a shopping list and recipe and teach you how to make perfect latkes for Hanukkah - which starts a week after our cooking class! Join us during nap time to cook on your own, or bring your toddler to do a few (safe) cooking steps with you!

Location:
Zoom
Your House
Chicago IL, 60606


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


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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


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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:
North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


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Torah Tots with a Twist

Sunday, December 12, 2021 9:50 AM - Sunday, February 13, 2022 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Torah Tots with a Twist offers an early introduction to Judaism in a one-hour interactive setting. Meet others and explore Shabbat, holidays, and Jewish values. Play, sing, dance, pray, and create art. Hear stories and build community while celebrating Judaism. Open to newborns through 3.5 year olds with a parent, other relative, or caregiver.

Classes will meet on the following dates:
12/12/2021
01/09/2022
01/30/2022
02/12/2022


Location:
Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation
4 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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