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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  (914) 741-0333 x25, cathy@rosenthaljcc.org

 See below for upcoming events 


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



Tuesday, September 8, 12:15-1:30pm

Prep for the Holidays
Hear the highlights of both Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur, including symbolic foods, the meaning behind the practice of Tashlikh and hearing the shofar and themes of the Synagogue service. Learn how to make the holidays more meaningful to you and your family. Childcare provided upon request.
Rosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville


Friday, September 11, 9:30-11:30am

Transitions with Balance

Keep your balance, and help your children keep theirs, during periods of transition. Learn the skills to manage the ups and downs of life, especially when your children are young. Babysitting available upon request.
Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch, 2966 Crompond Road, Yorktown

Fee: $10/adult, Minimum 5 families


Monday, September 21, 3:30-5:00pm

Meet the Animals

Meet the turtles, snakes and bunnies at Teatown. After meeting our animal friends we’ll walk to the lake (weather permitting) and prepare for Yom Kippur by experiencing moments of introspection and connection to natural surroundings.
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Road #1, Ossining

Fee: $5/child, Minimum 5 families


Sunday, September 27, 3:30-5:30pm, Sukkoth

Harvest Hoedown

Grab your bandanas and cowboy boots! Come celebrate the fall harvest holiday with your JCC community. Enjoy good food, entertainment and fun for the entire family. Day Rock, an interactive band, will be with us so we can play, sing and dance along. The Ga-Ga pit will be open for older kids to enjoy, and playground for younger ones.

Rosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville   www.rosenthaljcc.org/Sukkot Pre-pay: $6/person, $20/family; At the door: $7/person, $25/family



Friday, October 2,  5:30-7:00pm

Shabbat in the Park

Potluck Shabbat with your J-baby community. Enjoy singing, eating and letting the kids play until dark. Grab your sweatshirts and celebrate outdoors under the stars with your community.

Bring a vegetarian side dish or dessert to share (we’ll provide pizza), Minimum 5 families


Thursday,15, 3:00-4:30pm

Jump Around

There is so much to celebrate this fall- let’s meet up and jump for joy. This new gym is a great find as the weather turns cooler. Discuss the value of staying active and involved during the  cooler months.

Rockin’ Jump, 333 N.Bedford Rd., Mt. Kisco

Fee: $10/child


Tuesday, October 20, 10-11:30am

Taste of Israel

Sharon NDiaye, with the assistance of our little chefs, will prepare an Israeli Iunch including hummous and Israeli salad. We’ll eat together and enjoy books about Israel.

New Era Creative Space, 1016 Brown Street, Peekskill

Fee: $10/child, $15 for two children, Minimum 6, pre-pay and pre-register by Friday, 10/16




jewish life contacts

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