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For beginning Jewish families

"J-Baby" is a Northern Westchester initiative that brings together families with babies through pre-schoolers to find ways of bringing Judaism into their everyday lives, while making social connections for themselves and their children.

Through regular events, outings, seminars and playdates, families who are just beginning the journey of raising their children and deciding on how to bring Judaism into their home, can meet and find friendships that will last a lifetime!

You can find out more information by joining J-Baby on Meetup.com and/or Facebook - or contact Cathy Deutchman at (914) 741-0333 x25 or email cathy@rosenthaljcc.org


Please RSVP to Cathy Deutchman (914) 741-0333 x25, cathy@rosenthaljcc.org, for all events.

Pizza in the Hut - Sukkah Event
Wednesday, October 1, 5:15-7:00pm
Harvest herbs to sprinkle on your pizza with our own Outdoor Educator, Hillary Marra. Enjoy singing with Adam Hart and make decorations for your sukkah and ours. Shake the lulav and etrog as we prepare to celebrate this festive holiday.
Register online at www.rosenthaljcc/pizzainthehut.
Rosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville, $5/person, $20/family

Story Time in the Sukkah
Thursday, Oct. 9, 9:30-11:00am
Sukkot is a time for enjoying the fall harvest outdoors. We’ll have story-time and edible crafts in the sukkah, followed by a play-date in the backyard.
Address disclosed after registration.
Private Home, Mt. Kisco, $5/family

Groovy Gifts
Wednesday, October 22, 7:30-10:00am
Make a personalized gift for someone special or the most special one of all...yourself. Use transfer art to design a custom t-shirt or bag that will dazzle, while enjoying wine and treats with a fun crowd of J-Baby grown-ups. You MUST RSVP by Wed., Oct. 15.
Groovy on Grand, 122 Grand Street, Croton-on-Hudson, $25/person (minimum of 8)


Please RSVP to Cathy Deutchman (914) 741-0333 x25, cathy@rosenthaljcc.org, for all events.

Rainbow Challah Connection
Thursday, Nov. 6, 9:45-11:15am
Braid and bake rainbow challah, just in time to bring home for Shabbat. Debra Frankel will lead us in singing songs.
Temple Shaaray Tefila, 89 Baldwin Road, Bedford Corners, $5/family

Grateful Shabbat
Friday, Nov. 21, 5:30-7:00pm
Sing Shabbat songs and then enjoy a light dinner. Kids will make a craft expressing thanks, and discuss ways to foster gratitude
this season.
Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch, 2966 Crompond Road, Yorktown, $5/person, $20/family

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 9:30-11:00am
With the colder weather, check out a fun indoor gym. Learn what Judaism says about charity and make your own tzedakah box to take home. We will choose a nonprofit organization and whatever is collected will be donated to help support their efforts.
Gymboree, 3631 Hill Blvd., Yorktown, $5/family suggested donation


Please RSVP to Cathy Deutchman (914) 741-0333 x25, cathy@rosenthaljcc.org, for all events.

Delish Delights
Friday, Dec. 5, 9:30-11:00am
Make zucchini latkes and lemon-lime soda with Food Educator Hillary Marra who believes in a hands-on approach. Hillary will provide family friendly recipes to help you get ready for Hanukkah.
Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch, 2966 Crompond Road, Yorktown, $10/family

Drum Tales: The Delightful Story of Hanukkah
Sunday, Dec. 14, 3:30-5:30pm
The Jewish Drum Tales is an interactive, fun musical experience that uses traditional drum-circles, musical instruments and song to tell the story of Hanukkah. Each participant gets their own African drum so they become part of the storytelling.
• Enjoy ricotta latkes with blackberry jam, made fresh by our own Hillary Marra.
• Make a Hanukkah craft to take home or give as a holiday gift.
Fun for the whole family!
Register online at www.rosenthaljcc.org/drumtales.
Rosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville, $15/child Adults/Free, $10/RJCC member

J-Baby is brought to our community by the Rosenthal JCC in collaboration with local synagogues, including the Upper Northern Westchester Kesher, and is funded by a grant from UJA-Federation of New York’s Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal.

jewish life contacts

Director of Jewish Life, Learning & Celebration
Cathy Deutchman
(914) 741-0333 x25