Programs for Newborns

Sholom Baby

Sholom Baby

For expectant parents and for children 0–12 months

Sholom Baby connects young families who anticipate or have recently experienced the birth or adoption of a child (newborn through 12 months of age) with Congregation Rodeph Sholom and the greater Jewish community, assisting in supporting and building social connections.

When you sign up for Sholom Baby, you will receive a gift bag filled with fun and helpful gifts as well as information on parenting, Jewish resources for families, a gift from PJ Library, a Sholom Sprouts onesie and more!

Let us know if you’ve recently had a baby so we can welcome you and your child with this special gift!

In Person

Shabbat Together

For children 0-4 years, families welcome

Our Friday night dinners feed the whole family in every way!

Celebrate Shabbat before bedtime with songs, stories, a Sukkot-themed art activity, blessings with clergy, and a pizza dinner.

Also, enjoy a special a kiddush for grown ups-l’chaim! Our playground on the rooftop terrace will be open weather permitting!

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In Person

Singin’ Swingin’ Shabbat

For children 0-4 years, siblings welcome

Celebrate Shabbat in-person with your Sprouts family!

This program will take place outside with everyone masked and all physical distancing measures followed.

A limited number of spaces will be available each week. Registration opens for members on Wednesdays and non-members on Thursdays.

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Reaching for Conception/Adoption

The Jewish ritualizing of birth is nearly as old as Judaism itself. Brit Milah (covenantal circumcision ceremony) is first mentioned in the Torah, as a sign of the relationship between God and the people of Israel. The parallel biblical covenantal ritual for girls is what is known as a naming ceremony in which the child is presented a name in Hebrew.

Learn more about this milestone

Bris & Baby Naming

Rental information

Sprouting soon

New Moms Group

Led by Rabbi Juliana Karol and Hannah Lavan, LMSW, this group will meet weekly to discuss what is relevant to you—recovery from childbirth, bottle- and breastfeeding, and the anxieties and pleasures of these early days during this unsettling time. Our conversation is grounded in Jewish values, but is open to all. Enjoy some social time and a safe space to discuss new motherhood. Let’s navigate this journey together.

Registration to come.

Sholom Sprouts Fall 2020 Schedule

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