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Youth & Families

Jewish Baby University

Jewish Baby University (JBU) 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 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.

JBU is a seven week program that takes place on Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 pm. Dinner is served from 6:30-7, and the class begins at 7 pm. Participants should sign up for JBU while in their second or third trimester of pregnancy.

You will develop lasting friendships with other couples and have built in playgroups from day one! Any expectant parents who wish to raise their child with Jewish customs are encouraged to attend.

Next cohort to begin in fall 2020.