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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 begining 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


Tuesday, March 4, 10:00 - 11:30am
Storytime with Friends
Come and hear the story of Ruth and Naomi's famous biblical friendship and discuss what qualities make a good friend.  Create a craft that celebrates friendship.  
Croton-on-Hudson Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson FREE

Saturday, March 17, 8:00pm
Pour 'em on Purim! Parent's Night Out
Drinking on Purim is a Jewish tradition and who are we to break with tradition? Join new friends and old at a J-Baby meet up for drinks and fun.  Pour Cafe and Wine Bar, 241 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco    Cash bar (Adults Only)

Tuesday, March 18, 9:30 - 11:00am
Spring into Gymboree
Spring is in the air and kids jump for joy with a morning of exercise.  Parents will have a short discussion about the imporance of tzedakah.
Gymboree, 650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown   $5/child

Friday, March 28, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Prep for Passover Shabbat Dinner
Celebrate Shabbat and learn new recipes in time for Passover.  Kids and parents will decorate a matzah cover together, participate in a sing-a-long and enjoy family friendly food.
Rosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville   $5/person, $20/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