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Songs & Sweets in the Sukkah | W. Suburbs

Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Come shake your Lulav as we enjoy songs & sweets in the Sukkah! We'll create our own edible Sukkah and beautiful decorations at our special Sukkot Havdallah. Families with children two and under are welcome.

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: Stories and Songs in the Sukkah

Sunday, October 20, 2019 3:00 PM - 3:45 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:
Kol Hadash Sukkah @ North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road
Bannockburn IL, 60015


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


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Stretch-n-Grow with BJE @ B'nai Tikvah | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:00 AM - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

Get ready to move and groove with your child in this action packed movement class! Each week your child will work on their gross motor skills using colorful age-appropriate equipment while moving to up-beat music.

We will shake, throw, push and pull as we learn to move our bodies in different ways. Grown-up participation is encouraged!

Best for babies 8-24 months


Location:
Board of Jewish Education at B'nai Tikvah
1558 Wilmot Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


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


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Solomon Schechter Sensory & Song | Tots | N. Suburbs

Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:15 AM - Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:00 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)

*Class will not meet 11/14 or 11/28*


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, October 24, 2019 11:00 AM - Thursday, December 12, 2019 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)

*Class will not meet 11/14 or 11/28*


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 [Skokie] Shabbat & Sensory | Tots | N. Suburbs

Friday, October 25, 2019 9:30 AM - Friday, December 13, 2019 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class celebrating Shabbat through sensory exploration! The morning will give your baby/tot the opportunity to explore Shabbat with their senses while playing, singing & socializing in a joyous Jewish environment.

Best for children 12-24 months (walkers)

*Class will not meet 11/29*


Location:
Solomon Schechter Day School, Ginsburg Early Childhood Center
4500 Dempster Street
Skokie IL, 60076


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


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Gym HaKatan - The Little Gym | N. Suburbs

Friday, October 25, 2019 11:00 AM - Friday, December 27, 2019 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

In partnership with The Little Gym, join for fun and ongoing skill development through movement, music, learning and laughter! Children will progress at their own pace, while building confidence and making new friends. Classes are open to babies ages 10-24 months.

*Please note, this class will meet every other Friday. The dates are as follows: 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/13 and 12/27


Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Shalom Chaverim - Welcome, Friends! | City

Sunday, October 27, 2019 9:00 AM - Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:45 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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Wiggles & Giggles | N. Suburbs

Monday, October 28, 2019 10:00 AM - Monday, December 16, 2019 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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0-6 month playgroup, Sprout San Francisco | City

Monday, October 28, 2019 10:30 AM - Monday, December 9, 2019 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

*No playgroup the week of Thanksgiving*


Location:
Sprout San Francisco
1943 W Division St
Chicago IL, 60622


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


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Tummy Time & Toddler Dance | NW. Suburbs

Monday, October 28, 2019 11:15 AM - Monday, December 2, 2019 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Babies 3 months to 1 year will explore movement & music with their grown-up! We will sing, do movement activities that encourage motor skills and motor planning, and bounce, jiggle, and wiggle! Parents or guardians should be ready to move, groove, and participate with their little one.

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


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


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8-24 month playgroup, WeOrbit | N. Suburbs

Monday, October 28, 2019 4:00 PM - Monday, December 9, 2019 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months, 8-24 months or You+2. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

*No playgroup the week of Thanksgiving*


Location:
WeOrbit
1736 1st St
Highland Park IL, 60035


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


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City South Plays | City

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:00 AM - Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join us and experience music, yoga, singing, art and new friends with your 0-2 year old child.

Location:
Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School
5235 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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JNew to Two (or More!) Moms Group

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:45 AM - Tuesday, December 3, 2019 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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0-8 month playgroup, New Mother New Baby | N. Suburbs

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:00 AM - Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months, 8-24 months or You+2. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

*No playgroup the week of Thanksgiving*


Location:
New Mother New Baby
3115 Dundee Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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8- 24 month playgroup, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club | City

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:00 AM - Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

*No playgroup the week of Thanksgiving*


Location:
Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
5480 S Kenwood Ave
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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0-6 month playgroup *Second Time Parents*, Sprout San Francisco | City

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:15 AM - Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:45 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

*No playgroup the week of Thanksgiving*


Location:
Sprout San Francisco
1943 W Division St
Chicago IL, 60622


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


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You+2 playgroup, We Rock the Spectrum | N. Suburbs

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:00 AM - Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months, 8-24 months or You+2. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

*No playgroup the week of Thanksgiving*


Location:
We Rock the Spectrum
553 E Dundee Rd
Palatine IL, 60074


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


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6-14 month playgroup, Bubbles Academy | City

Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:30 PM - Thursday, December 12, 2019 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

*No playgroup the week of Thanksgiving*


Location:
Bubbles Academy
2184 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago IL, 60606


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


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You+2 playgroup, My Gym | W. Suburbs

Friday, November 1, 2019 3:30 PM - Friday, December 13, 2019 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 8-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. *Big siblings up to age 4 are welcome to join*

*No playgroup the week of Thanksgiving*


Location:
My Gym River Forest
7625 Lake St
River Forest IL, 60305


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


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12-24 month playgroup, My Gym | City

Friday, November 1, 2019 4:00 PM - Friday, December 13, 2019 5:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

*No playgroup the week of Thanksgiving*


Location:
My Gym Chicago
1461 W Webster Ave
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Mind, Body, Baby | N. Suburbs

Sunday, November 3, 2019 10:30 AM - Sunday, December 15, 2019 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.

*Class will not meet 12/1/19**


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


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


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New Parents Connect | N. Suburbs

Monday, November 4, 2019 11:00 AM - Monday, December 2, 2019 12:00 PM <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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Pre-Gan Gani

Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:30 AM - Thursday, December 19, 2019 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!

*Class will not meet 11/28**


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 Moms Connect | City

Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:00 AM - Thursday, December 19, 2019 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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jBaby Sings | Tots | City

Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:00 AM - Sunday, December 22, 2019 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.

*Class will not meet on 12/8/19*


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, November 17, 2019 11:00 AM - Sunday, December 22, 2019 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.

*Class will not meet on 12/8/19*


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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Jewish Holidays 101: Hanukkah Storytime - These Little Lights of Mine

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 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:
Deerfield 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 Storytime - These Little Lights of Mine

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 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:
Vernon Hills Barnes & Noble
Mellody Farm, 901 N. Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills IL, 60061


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


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Family Camp

Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:00 PM - Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:16 PM <Add to Calendar>

Arts – Campfires – Sing-a-longs – Nature exploration – Sports – Ropes course – Adult social time – Babysitting – Shabbat & Havdalah – Toddler & Baby friendly experiences - and so much more! For Families with children 6 and under (older siblings are welcome)

Location:
600 Lac La Belle Drive
Oconomowoc WI, 53066


Contact:
Rachel Rapoport
rachelrapoport@juf.org
312-357-4831


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Upcoming Events


Hey Parents, Let's Talk! How to deal with sassy and disrespectful kids with Tracey Kite Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:30 PM More info
Songs & Sweets in the Sukkah | W. Suburbs Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:00 PM More info
Taste of JRC Religious School September-October 2019 Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:30 AM More info
Sunday School Try Out at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:30 AM More info