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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


Sarah Karelitz

Sarah Karelitz

Sarah's midwest roots run deep! She grew up in Toledo, OH and graduated from Indiana University.  

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Arianna Cohen

Arianna Brooks

Arianna grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ and now lives with her husband Jeff, son Jordan and cat Puma in North Center. 

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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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Nikki Lubesnick

Nikki Lubesnick

Nikki Lubesnick grew up in Winnetka and now lives in Lakeview with her husband, Mike, son, Dylan and daughter, Ava. Nikki spent 12 years as a dual-language teacher...

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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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“PJ Library helps us to explore a new idea with our daughter such as how it feels to help others in need.”

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Upcoming Events


Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:30 AM More info
Purim Pop-Up Play Date | W. Suburbs Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:00 AM More info
Miller Intro to Judaism Course Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:00 AM More info
Family Purim Party Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 PM More info