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jBaby Chicago Classes

Come play with jBaby Chicago! From music to yoga to an expectant parent series, jBaby classes partner with local Jewish organizations to offer something unique for families.

JUF Young Families programming is enriched by the diversity of our participants. We know each family is unique and all are welcome. Please email us at youngfamilies@juf.org if you have any questions or if you require any accommodations to make our programming accessible and welcoming to your family. 


Shalom Chaverim, ("Welcome, Friends!")

Sunday, May 19, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Infants and toddlers, with their grown-ups, explore Judaism through the textures, sounds, sights, smells, and rhythms of the Jewish year. Sessions include stories, singing, arts, block play, baking, and more facilitated by an experienced early childhood educator.

*There is a free parking lot on the south side of the building*


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


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


Register Online

Baby Beginnings

Thursday, May 23, 2024 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Baby Beginnings is geared for babies 12 months and younger and their grown-ups. Join incredible community experts for music, postpartum health, Jewish life with baby, and more!

Sign up for as many sessions as you like!


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


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


Register Online

Baby Beginnings

Thursday, May 30, 2024 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Baby Beginnings is geared for babies 12 months and younger and their grown-ups. Join incredible community experts for music, postpartum health, Jewish life with baby, and more!

Sign up for as many sessions as you like!


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


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


Register Online

Connecting the Expecting | Cohort 39

Monday, June 3, 2024 6:30 PM - Monday, June 24, 2024 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 creating a Jewish home.

Dates for this session are: 06/03, 06/10, 06/18 (Tuesday), 6/21 (Shabbat dinner), & 06/24.


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


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


Register Online

Jamberry

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 9:30 AM - Tuesday, July 16, 2024 10:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for 45 minutes of joyful, collaborative music making with Nicole Jaworski and Jamberry Music! In this class, you and your little one will bond with each other and make new friends while we sing, dance, play, pretend and experiment with instruments. Class is geared to kids 6 months and up, and siblings are welcome to join! Class is held in our very large social hall, with plenty of space for each family to sit comfortably.

Location:
Beth Emet Synagogue
1224 Dempster
Evanston IL, 60202


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


Register Online

Sticky, Slimy, Shabbat

Friday, June 7, 2024 10:30 AM - Friday, August 16, 2024 11:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Experience Shabbat during an engaging tactile and sensory experience. Feel, touch, and move as we engage in the wonder of creation through water play, rice, paint, whipped/shaving cream, and other mediums. This class is best for kids ages 12-24 months and their favorite adult.

*No Class July 5*


Location:
Congregation Sukkat Shalom
1001 Central Avenue
Wilmette IL, 60091


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


Register Online

Music, Movement & Sound

Monday, June 10, 2024 9:30 AM - Monday, July 29, 2024 10:15 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join other tots and caregivers while singing, moving and dancing! We will explore our senses, large motor skills and language development through games, music and dance. Come get your energy out, play, and build socialization skills together!

Location:
Congregation Beth Judea
5304 RFD
Long Grove IL, 60047


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


Register Online

Yoga With Me

Monday, June 10, 2024 11:00 AM - Monday, July 29, 2024 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Spend a Wednesday morning with your tot in a short, fun, and interactive class that combines classic yoga poses with developmentally appropriate play!

Yoga With Me focuses on developing coordination, flexibility, strength, balance, self-esteem, and provides a healthy and joyful opportunity for adult(s) and child(ren) to learn together. This class is best for children ages 3 months - 24 months.


Location:
Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS)
2112 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago IL, 60625


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


Register Online

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