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jBaby Chicago Parents Only

This parenthood game is no joke right? We work hard all day and sometimes we need to take a moment for ourselves. Spend time with jBaby to unwind, connect with others and meet new members of your village at a Parents’ Nights Out (and In), Book Club, or Parent Connection Groups (IE 35+ parents, working parent, Hebrew speaking parents, etc).

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.


Connecting the Expecting

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 6:30 PM - Tuesday, March 19, 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 include: 06/03, 06/10, 06/17, 06/21 (Shabbat dinner), 06/24


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


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


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Neighborhood Night Out | Challah Baking | Wilmette

Thursday, February 29, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Come join Esther Leah of Gan Montessori and learn to make challah with other parents of preschool-age children!

Location:
Hi Five Sports Academy | Northbrook Court Mall
2904 Old Glenview Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091
Wilmette IL, 60062


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


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Neighborhood Night Out | Leap Night Yoga | Wheeling

Thursday, February 29, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Most nights are centered around caring for our littles so when we get an extra one this leap year, let's use it to focus on ourselves. Join jBaby ambassadors Lisa and Jane for an adult-only private yoga class led by certified instructor Karen Achtman.

Experienced yogis and newbies alike will enjoy a relaxing vinyasa/flow class to wind down the day. There will also be time to meet and mingle over healthy treats after class. 

Class will be held at the Wheeling Park District Health and Fitness Center, room #208. Bring a yoga or workout mat and a water bottle. If you need to borrow a yoga mat, please contact Lisa at lisagluskin@juf.org.

Any parent from our jBaby and PJ Library community is welcome!


Location:
Wheeling Park District Health and Fitness Center
100 Community Blvd.
Wheeling IL, 60090


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


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jBaby | Neighborhood Night Out | Glenview

Thursday, March 28, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Have your partner put the kiddos to bed and join jBaby ambassadors Jane and Anna's husbands Ari and Lenny at Oak at the Glen for a night of good food, good company and sports. There will be plenty to watch with the March Madness Sweet 16 and Cubs opener! Shared appetizers for the table are on us, and everyone covers their own dinner and drinks. See you there!

Location:
Oak at the Glen
1811 Tower Drive
Glenview IL, 60026


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


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