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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 and/or Facebook - or contact Cathy Deutchman  (914) 741-0333 x25,

 See below for upcoming events 

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



Tuesday, March 1, 3:30-5:00pm 

Shabbat Shabooty!

We will discuss the wisdom of Shabbat, and why unplugging makes sense.
Enjoy challah and Shabbat songs.
Kids Uniersity, 175 Tompkins Ave., Pleasantville

$10/child, 5 family minimum


Wednesday, March 16, 7:15-9:15pm - CANCELLED 

Happy for Hamantaschen

Let’s discuss giving gifts to neighbors for Purim, also called mishloach manot. In preparation for Purim, bake delicious hamantaschen and muffins. Then take your goodies home to eat or share.

Baked by Susan, 163 Grand Street, Croton on Hudson

$20/person, adults only, 8 adults minimum



Thursday, April 5, 3:30-5:00pm

Passover Prep and Play

Make and decorate seder plates to use for Passover. Discuss ways to make Passover child-friendly.
Private Residence, Chappaqua

FREE, 10 children maximum


Friday, April 15, 9:30-11:30am - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Self-Care not Self-ish

Learn what Judaism says about the importance of self-care. Join in a conversation facilitated by Justine DeLeon about taking care of yourself by making time for your mental and physical health.

600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville

$10/person, adults only, 5 adults minimum


Wednesday, April 13, 7:15-9:15pm,

Matzah into Manna

Be your family's Top Chef and get creative with matzah this Passover. Enjoy a glass of wine while you create and bake. Take home your tasty creations, additional recipes and a very memorable evening.

Baked by Susan, 163 Grand Street, Croton on Hudson

$20/person, adults only, 8 adults minimum


Friday, April 29, 9:30-11:30am

Start Your Own Garden

With our very own Hillary Marra, plant cool weather crops such as radishes and lettuce that will be ready for harvest in time for the summer. Take home starter gardens to care for at home, and watch them grow!

Rosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville

$10/family, 5 family minimum








jewish life contacts

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