Shalom Baby

Expecting a baby? Know someone who is?

The SJCC has a gift basket for every new Jewish baby in the greater Seattle area. Your Shalom Baby basket will be filled with items to welcome your new addition, and help you to nurture and bond with your baby. Also included is information to connect you with resources at the J and in our community.

To request a basket for yourself or a friend, fill out this form. If you prefer, you can email us or contact Program Manager, Engagement and Celebrations, Talya Kurland or call 206-388-0828.

Want to keep more involved with other new parents? Join our Facebook group to keep updated on happenings around the Greater Seattle area.

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BYOB: Intro to Judaism

Postponed due to weather, new dates TBD
1:30-3 pm

Join the J and Herzl-Ner Tamid for this two-part class. Discover ways to incorporate Judaism into your little one’s life. Led by Rabbi Miriam Green, HNT’s new Rabbi for Community Engagement. Babies under the age of 9 months are welcome to join mom and dad.

Price inclusive of both classes; if you have a scheduling conflict, please contact Talya Kurland.

BYOB: Shabbat and Swim

Saturday, February 23 | 9:30 am
$10 parents | free for kids

Celebrate Shabbat at the J! Splash with your little ones in our indoor pool and share a kid-friendly Shabbat service. Recommended for parents with babies 2 years old and under (older siblings are also welcome).


Shalom Baby Neighborhood Meetups

New to the area? Been here 20 years? Have a newborn, toddler or preschooler? Join us at one of our many Shalom Baby Neighborhood Meetups. Each meetup is designed to help you connect with other parents in the neighborhood while having a fun and  meaningful time!

We currently have meetups in North Seattle, Sammamish/Issaquah and Mercer Island. Whether it’s a stroller fitness class, a coffee date, or a chat with one of the J’s early childhood professionals, it is bound to be fun. If you are interested in having a group meet in your neighborhood, contact Program Manager, Engagement and Celebrations, Talya Kurland or call 206-388-0828.

PJ Library

Everything that happens during the first five years of a child’s life shapes who they become as adults. That’s why the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle offers an age-appropriate opportunity to help strengthen your child’s Jewish identity: PJ Library!

When you sign up for PJ Library (PJ is for pajamas), they’ll send you a free, high-quality book or CD each month. Regardless of your level of observance or affiliation, the gift of stories and song is sure to enrich your entire family’s Jewish journey. Book topics include holidays, traditions, family values, Jewish identity and Jewish heroes. The books are carefully selected by top national Jewish educators, with an eye on books that are joyful, highly engaging, and represent the best Jewish children’s literature available.

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