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jBaby's classes, playgroups & events are open to babies of all abilities or medical complexities. We know all children have different needs. Please let us know if you require any accommodations to make our programming accessible to your family.

jBaby Classes


LEAP into Shabbat | City

Friday, January 24, 2020 9:30 AM - Friday, March 13, 2020 10:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Each week you and your child will experience different activities related to Shabbat, and you will take a piece of the workshop home with you. Sing about, decorate, and take home your very own toolbox of Shabbat Judaica, which will enhance your family's Shabbat experience.

Location:
Chicago Jewish Day School
3730 N. California Avenue
Chicago IL, 60618


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


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Wiggles & Giggles | N. Suburbs

Monday, January 27, 2020 10:00 AM - Monday, March 9, 2020 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Build connections while making music and movement! Parents and children will explore Jewish music by singing, dancing, playing with shakers, instruments, and scarves. This class promotes social, cognitive, and communications skills for your growing tot. This class is best for children, 8-24 months.

Location:
Temple Beth Israel
3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie IL, 60076


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


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Solomon Schechter Sensory & Song | Tots | N. Suburbs

Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:45 AM - Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of sensory exploration! The morning will give your baby/tot the opportunity to explore with their senses while playing, singing & socializing in a joyous Jewish environment. This class is followed by 15 minutes of schmooze time.

Best for children 12-24 months (walkers)


Location:
Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Solomon Schechter Sensory & Song | Babies | N. Suburbs

Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:00 AM - Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of sensory exploration! The morning will give your baby/tot the opportunity to explore with their senses while playing, singing & socializing in a joyous Jewish environment. This class is followed by 15 minutes of schmooze time.

Best for children 3-12 months (babies)


Location:
Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Parent-Tot Yoga | City

Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:30 AM - Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend the morning with your tot in a fun and interactive class consisting of classic yoga poses through developmentally appropriate play. This class will focus on coordination, flexibility, strength, balance, self-esteem and will have an overall emphasis of healthy and joy for parent(s) and child to experience together. This class is best for children 3-24 months.

Location:
JCYS Wicker Park
2129 W. North Avenue
Chicago IL, 60647


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


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jYoga | Naperville

Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:30 AM - Sunday, March 15, 2020 11:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Connect to your child and our community through yoga and Jewish inspired music. Together, you and your child will focus on strength, flexibility and confidence in this weekly morning class.

**Class will not meet on 3/8/20**


Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
772 W 5th Ave
Naperville IL, 60563


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


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JNew to Two (or More!) Moms Group

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:45 AM - Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

With the birth of each baby we become “new” mothers all over again, making both literal and figurative space for another infant as we adapt to the changing dynamics of a growing family. The JNew to Two (or More) Moms Group provides an opportunity for mothers who have recently welcomed their second (or third, fourth, etc.) baby to share openly about the rewards and challenges of caring for multiple children, while also enjoying protected time for self-care and bonding with their newborns. Professionally-facilitated weekly discussions help spark meaningful connections between participants while addressing relevant topics such as infant care, supporting older children as they transition to big siblinghood, meeting the needs of kids at different developmental levels, appreciating each child as an individual, and recalibrating the balance of parenthood, work and relationships within our evolving identities. This group is for mothers with their newborns ages 0-6 months and welcomes women from both Jewish and Interfaith families.

Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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New Moms Connect | City

Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:00 AM - Thursday, March 5, 2020 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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Mind, Body, Baby | City

Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:15 AM - Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:30 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. Great for mom, dad or both together with baby!

Each session will end with 30 minutes of social time and light snack.


Location:
Heller JCC
524 W. Melrose Street
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Mind, Body, Baby | N. Suburbs

Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:30 AM - Sunday, March 15, 2020 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.

Each session will begin with 30 minutes of social time and light snack before moving into the week’s activity. Great for mom, dad or both together with baby! $5 drop in babysitting for older siblings will be available.


Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Bim Bam Baby | Tots | N. Suburbs

Friday, February 14, 2020 10:00 AM - Friday, March 20, 2020 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.


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 | N. Suburbs

Friday, February 14, 2020 11:00 AM - Friday, March 20, 2020 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.

Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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jBaby Sings | Tots | City

Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:00 AM - Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join jBaby Chicago and Old Town School of Music on Sunday mornings for singing and music! This will be a fun, interactive music class for parents to enjoy with their babies while getting to know other jBaby Chicago families. This is a 6-week session, best for children 12-24 months old.

Location:
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL, 60625


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


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jBaby Sings | Babies | City

Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:00 AM - Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join jBaby Chicago and Old Town School of Music on Sunday mornings for singing and music! This will be a fun, interactive music class for parents to enjoy with their baby while getting to know other jBaby Chicago families. This is an 6-week session. Best for children 0-12 months.

Location:
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL, 60625


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


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JNew Moms Group | City

Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:00 PM - Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

The JNew Moms Group offers a professionally-facilitated supportive environment for mothers 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.

Location:
Prenatal FIT
1937 W. Diversey Parkway
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Torah Tots with a Twist | N. Suburbs

Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:30 AM - Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Torah Tots 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 have a snack. Build community and celebrate Judaism. Open to newborns through 2 year olds with a parent, relative, or caregiver.

**Please note, this class will meet on the following dates:
2/23/20
3/15/20
4/5/20
4/19/20
5/3/20


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


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


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Pre-Gan Gani | City

Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:30 AM - Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Enjoy a Hebrew immersion learning play experience!  This class for tots ages 6 - 24 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. Everyone is welcome!

Location:
Moadon Kol Chadash
2464 N Clybourn Ave.
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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New Parents Connect | N. Suburbs

Monday, March 2, 2020 10:00 AM - Monday, March 30, 2020 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Connect with other local parents in a comfortable space as you navigate the next chapter in your life. Sessions include expert presentations on Jewish rituals in your home, speech and language development, sleep (or lack of!), infant development and changing family dynamics.

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


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


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Purim Sing & Play | W. Suburbs

Saturday, March 7, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate Purim with friends, food, crafts, and song! Join us to make take-home dough for Hamantaschen, and make your own play dough to create with. Your child will also choose their own sensory materials (beans, beads, puffballs, and more!) to fill up their very own grogger for the Megillah Reading.
Costumes encouraged! We will sing and dance in our own Purim parade.


Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
772 W. 5th Avenue
Naperville IL, 60563


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


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Jewish Holidays 101: Make Some Noise...it's Purim! | N. Suburbs

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 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:
Book Bin
1151 Church St
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Jewish Holidays 101: Make Some Noise...it's Purim! | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:15 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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Sing & Play | City

Friday, March 13, 2020 10:30 AM - Friday, April 3, 2020 11:15 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.

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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Jewish Holidays 101: Have a Matzah Ball...It's Passover! | N. Suburbs

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:15 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: Have a Matzah Ball...It's Passover! | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:15 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
901 N. Milwaukee Ave Suite #500
Vernon Hills IL, 60061


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


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Shalom Chaverim - Welcome, Friends! | City

Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:00 AM - Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Explore Judaism through the textures, sights, sounds, smells and rhythms of the Jewish year. Enjoy stories, singing, arts, cooking, playing and more!

*We know that infant and toddler schedules can be tough. Come when you can and stay as long as you'd like!*


Location:
Jewish Enrichment Center
5200 S. Hyde Park Boulevard
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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Bim Bam Baby | Tots | N. Suburbs

Friday, April 17, 2020 10:00 AM - Friday, May 15, 2020 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. Best for babies 12-24 months.

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 | N. Suburbs

Friday, April 17, 2020 11:00 AM - Friday, May 15, 2020 11:45 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. Best for babies 3-12 months.

Location:
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Connecting the Expecting | City

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:30 PM - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 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 June-August.

*Shabbat dinner 5/8/20*


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


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


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Jewish Broadway Storytime | Movers & Walkers | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend the morning with your mover/walker as our littlest Broadway fans are introduced to show tunes, characters and stories while Broadway musicals are brought to life by Stages Performing Arts.

Each class incorporates activities that are designed to support your little one's physical, cognitive, social-emotional and language development. An age appropriate Jewish story and snack time will be included at the end of each class.


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


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


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Jewish Broadway Storytime | Babies | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:00 AM - Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Spend the morning with your mover/walker as our littlest Broadway fans are introduced to show tunes, characters and stories while Broadway musicals are brought to life by Stages Performing Arts.

Each class incorporates activities that are designed to support your little one's physical, cognitive, social-emotional and language development. An age appropriate Jewish story and snack time will be included at the end of each class.


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


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


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Scribble, Drip & Play | N. Suburbs

Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:30 AM - Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Enjoy a fun morning as your child explores child-safe art materials in a playful and creative environment...outside of your home! Scribble, Drip and Play is designed as a tactile, hands-on class where mess and fun is encouraged. The class time includes snack and time to socialize.

Location:
Temple Beth Israel
3601 W. Dempster Street
Skokie IL, 60076


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


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New Moms Connect | City

Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:00 AM - Thursday, May 21, 2020 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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JCYS Yoga | City

Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:30 AM - Saturday, May 30, 2020 10:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend the morning with your tot in a fun and interactive class consisting of classic yoga poses through developmentally appropriate play. This class will focus on coordination, flexibility, strength, balance, self-esteem and will have an overall emphasis of healthy and joy for parent(s) and child to experience together. This class is best for children 3-24 months. The first 15 minutes of our time spent together is for families and parents to connect. The yoga portion will begin at 9:45 am.

Location:
JCYS Wicker Park
2129 W. North Avenue
Chicago IL, 60647


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


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