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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
See below for upcoming events 



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

Merry Making, Tuesday, March 3, 3:30-5:00PM
Purim is a time for rejoicing. Enjoy good times in the gym, then make a grogger (shaker) just in time for Purim!
Kidville, 145 Kisco Avenue, Mt. Kisco, $10/child (siblings additional $5)
Minimum of 5 children required

Plant Seeds for Spring, Friday, March 13, 10:00-11:30AM
Plant parsley in preparation for Passover, and spring bulbs for color. We’ll wrap up the morning with Shabbat songs and snack.
Temple Israel Northern Westchester, Glengary Road, Croton On Hudson, $5/child

Flip Over for Passover, Tuesday, March 24, 10:00-11:30AM
After kids play in the gym, they’ll create a “bag of plagues” to use for a Passover Seder. Parents will discuss interactive ways to keep kids involved in the festivities.
American Gymnastics, 317 Railroad Ave., Bedford Hills, $10/child

NEW DATE!  Calling All Chocolate Lovers, Wednesday, March 25, 7:30-9:30PM
You’ll think you’re in chocolate heaven!  Bake chocolate chip cookies dipped in chocolate and flourless brownies in time for Passover. Enjoy a glass of wine while you bake, and take home a box of goodies.
Baked By Susan, 163 Grand Street, Croton On Hudson, Adults only, $25/person
Minimum of 8 people required




Meet the Animals, Wednesday, April 8, 3:30-5:00PM
Rabbi Kook teaches us to spend time in nature, every day, and connect to the natural world. At beautiful Teatown, we’ll have hands on time with a variety of animals as we learn about them. We’ll head outdoors to meet the birds up close and take a nature walk to the lake (weather permitting).Teatown Reservation,1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, $5/child

Positive Disciplining, Friday, April 17, 9:30-11:30AM
Join Justine Deleon, LCSW, licensed psychotherapist, for a workshop to help understand our discipline style, where it comes from and how it affects our relationship with our child/ren. She’ll help us uncover the underlying issues that might cause our child/ren to act out, and help us think about the techniques we use to discipline them. You’re welcome to attend with, or without, your children. Babysitting provided.
Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch, 2966 Crompond Road, Yorktown
$10/adult (5 minimum)

Backyard BBQ-Israel Independence Day Celebration, Sunday, April 26, 4:00-6:00PM
Celebrate Israel Independence Day, Israeli style. The afternoon includes “mangal” (bbq), “na-na” (mint tea) and “matkot” (beach paddle game) with our very own Shaliach Yoav Cohen (emissary from Israel). Enjoy good food, a fun playground for young children, GA-GA pit for older children and balloon-making, glitter tattoos and music for all ages!
Rosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville
Rain or shine, Pre-registration fee: $8/person or $25/family, Pay at the door: $10/person, $30/family


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