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Shalom Baby

Welcoming Babies & Families to Austin's Jewish Community
Mazel Tov on your new arrival! Shalom Baby helps Austin families (affiliated, non-affiliated, and interfaith) celebrate their newborn or newly adopted baby and welcome them to the Austin Jewish Community through family and community networking, resource sharing, social events, play groups and holiday celebrations. 

This outreach program also offers monthly discussion forums lead by parents and experts in the community to create a safe, comforting and educational environment to answer any questions expectant parents may have. It’s a wonderful way to meet other Jewish families, make friends, and find support during this special time.

If you are in the Austin area, and are expecting please let us know, and for more information about Shalom Baby, contact julie.lasky@shalomaustin.org.

Austin Jewish Moms Network   Ages 0 & Up  

You don’t want to miss being part of this dynamic and active group of families. This group offers tons of great events, meetings, play dates, advice and support for families with young children. For more information, contact Lital Yaacob at (512) 735-8076 or lital.yaacob@shalomaustin.org.

Shabbat ’N Play at the J Ages 0–3 yrs

Drop-in playtime at the JCC offers the opportunity for new parents and parents new to Austin to connect with others, and learn about the Jewish parenting community while their children learn, play and make new friends. Join us for demo classes, holiday crafts, PJ Library storytimes, and parent talks, as well as a weekly Tot Shabbat with blessings and songs led by local clergy. Toys and equipment suitable for newborns and toddlers are provided. Free and open to the community. Interfaith families are welcome. For more information, contact Julie Lasky at julie.lasky@shalomaustin.org.

The PJ Library Ages 6 mos - 8 yrs    

The PJ Library sends age appropriate Jewish books and music CDs once a month to your home for children ages eight and under. This program is FREE and helps you to build up your home Jewish library. Families will develop meaningful connections to Judaism through these books. For more information, contact Julie Lasky at julie.lasky@shalomaustin.org.

      Julie Lasky 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.julie.lasky@shalomaustin.org.  

Sifriyat Pijama B’America  Ages 3-8 Years

This program sends age appropriate Jewish books and music CDs once a month to your home for children ages three to eight. This program is FREE and helps Hebrew speaking families to build up your home Jewish library. Families will develop meaningful connections to Judaism through these books. For more information, call (512) 735-8370 or email admissions@austinjewishacademy.org.

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