Parenting Programs


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Shalom Austin offers a wide variety of programs for families with young children. or contact Julie Franklin, Young Families andOutreach Coordinator, at 512-735-8028 for the latest calendar of events, social medialinks, and additional information about opportunities to connect, find resources andsupport, and get involved.

PJ Library  PJ Library   Ages 6 Mos-8 Yrs    
PJ Library books celebrate important aspects of Jewish culture, values andtradition and become cherished bedtime stories. The age appropriate booksand CDs are a gift to your children and will be mailed to your home once a month, helping your familydevelop meaningful connections to Judaism and the community. PJ Library extends beyond your home,with community programs, informative newsletters with activity suggestions, and more. All families raisingJewish children from six months of age through eight years old are welcome to sign up. For more information, contact Julie Franklin at 512-735-8028 or

Shabbat ‘N Play Ages 0-3 Yrs
Drop-in playtime at the JCC offers the opportunity for new parents and parents new to Austin to connectwith others, and learn about the Jewish parenting community while their children learn, play and make newfriends. Join us for demo classes, holiday crafts, PJ Library storytimes, and parent talks, as well as a weeklyTot Shabbat with blessings and songs led by local clergy and song leaders. Toys and equipment suitablefor newborns and toddlers are provided. Free and open to the community. Interfaith families are welcome.For more information, contact Julie Franklin at 512-735-8028 or at the JCC in Room 150C.F I 10 AM-12 PM I ongoing I 1x per week I Free
  Shalom Baby     Adults
Shalom Baby helps Austin families (affiliated, non-affiliated, and interfaith)celebrate their newborn or newly adopted baby and welcome them to the AustinJewish Community through family and community networking, resource sharing,social events, play groups and holiday celebrations. This outreach program alsooffers monthly discussion forums led by parents and experts in the community to create a safe, comfortingand educational environment to answer any questions expectant parents may have. It’s a wonderful way tomeet other Jewish families, make friends, and find support during this special time. For more information,contact Julie Franklin at 512-735-8028 or Meeting locations vary.Su I 10:30 AM-12 PM I monthly – dates vary I Free

Sifriyat Pijama B’America Ages 3-8 Yrs
Sifriyat Pijama B’America sends age appropriate Jewish books and music CDs once a month to your homefor children ages three to eight. This program is free and helps Hebrew speaking families to build up yourhome Jewish library. Families will develop meaningful connections to Judaism through these books. For more information, contact Risa Ferdman at 512-735-8370 or

JFAMs – Jewish Families on Facebook Ages 0 & Up 

Join the Jewish Family community via this totally inclusive social media page to connect with others and find fun activities around the Austin area. We encourage you to utilize this opportunity to become more involved and engaged with other families. 

      Julie Franklin works with in Outreach & Engagement programming and leads Shabbat 'N Play at the J, an ongoing Friday morning playgroup and Shabbat experience for parents & children ages 0-3 in addition to Shalom Baby Austin. Ask Julie about PJ Library, a program which sends Jewish books to children through a partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.


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