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jBaby Chicago Parent Ambassadors

jBaby Chicago Parent Ambassadors are members of the new parent community. They are excited to meet and welcome new parents, listen and share stories, and connect you to other families in the neighborhood and other opportunities in the Jewish community. Ambassadors are a great resource for neighborhood programs, classes and playgroups as well as current JUF Young Family programs including: PJ Library and JUF Right Start.

Email one of our Parent Ambassadors and take them up on their offer to go out for coffee, or meet up at a play space or park. jBaby Chicago Parent Ambassadors also have jBaby Chicago swag to welcome your new baby or toddler - so be in touch to get yours!

Not in your neighborhood or suburb yet? Keep checking back – we hope to be there soon!

Meet Our
City Parent Ambassadors 

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Elli Klein

Elli grew up in Evanston and currently lives in the South Loop with her husband, Erez, and their daughter Noa.   

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Sari Altshul

Sari Altshul

Sari grew up in Toronto, Canada and now lives with her husband, Ben, and daughter Ruby, in Logan Square.  

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Arianna Cohen

Arianna Brooks

Arianna discovered jBaby when seeking out community following the birth of her son Jordan.  

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Melissa Friedman

Melissa Friedman

Melissa was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and currently lives in the Lakeview neighborhood with her husband Aaron, daughter Della, and dog Ivy.  

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Ilyssa Minkus

Ilyssa Minkus

Ilyssa grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and currently lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood with her husband David, and their two daughters ...                 

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Meet Our
Suburban Parent Ambassadors

Abbey Weiss 

Abbey Weiss

Abbey grew up in New Jersey, but after attending Indiana University and receiving her BS in Kinesiology, she knew she would be very happy staying and pursuing her career in the Midwest.  

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Brittany Abramson

Brittany Abramson

Brittany Abramson grew up in Downers Grove and now lives in Northbrook with her husband, Scott, son, Jacob, and beagle named Otto.  

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Michelle Migdow

Michelle Migdow

Michelle grew up in Riverwoods and moved to Chicago to attend pastry school after graduating from the University of Illinois.

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Melissa Rose

Melissa Rose

Melissa Rose grew up in Buffalo Grove and lives there now with her husband Dave, her two boys Dylan and Nathan (22 months apart!), and their dog Charlie...

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Meet Our
Western Suburban Parent Ambassadors

Samantha Fishbein

Samantha Fishbein

Samantha was born and raised on Long Island, New York and moved to Chicago four years ago where she met her husband Adam. Right before her son was born...

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Dara Cameron

Dara Cameron

Dara Cameron was born and raised in Naperville and lives in Oak Park with her husband and one-year-old son, Ezra...

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“We especially love attending the weekend events, as they give us a chance to socialize with new friends and engage in Jewish holidays with our son.”

jBaby Chicago Parent

Upcoming Events


Food Adventurers Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:00 AM More info
Sprout Shabbat Adult-Tot Program Friday, November 22, 2019 9:30 AM More info
Family Shabbat celebration Friday, November 22, 2019 6:00 PM More info
Pajama Tot Shabbat Friday, November 22, 2019 6:15 PM More info
Shalom Shabbat at Anshe Emet Saturday, November 23, 2019 11:00 AM More info