Jewish Baby University is an innovative program specially designed for expectant parents to help them prepare both physically and spiritually for the birth of their child. Parents-to-be will learn how to prepare for the childbirth experience as well as to bring their new baby home to a rich Jewish environment. Parents will learn Lamaze instruction, medical interventions and other techniques to help with the labor and delivery of the baby. Birthing options, care for the newborn, breast and bottle feeding and selecting a pediatrician are among the topics to be covered in the medical portion. The Judaic component includes the Jewish aspects of birthing, Brit Milah, Simchat Bat, baby naming, child rearing, participating in the Jewish community and general Jewish parenting information.
Jewish Baby University has been successful in Arizona for 18 years and their curriculum is now being shared with other selected Jewish Federations. The Houston program will take place three times a year rotating at different synagogues, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for seven weeks. The program includes a social component by including dinner at each session. Participants can sign up for Jewish Baby University in their second or third trimester of pregnancy. Participants will develop lasting friendships with other couples and have the opportunity to reunite after the babies are born. Any expectant parents who wish to raise their child in the Jewish religion are encouraged to attend.
Questions? Contact Lisa Stanton