Parents / Parents-to-Be

Parenting (and preparing to be a parent) is hard.
You don’t have to do it alone.
Find your community at Congregation Rodeph Sholom. Learn with us, make new friends and more! Why should kids have all the fun?

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!

Virtual

Rosh Hashanah

Short and sweet, just like the intended participants, this service is designed for children ages 0-5 and their grown-ups.

September 7 at 9:00 AM
High Holy Days

Virtual

Yom Kippur

Short and sweet, just like the intended participants, this service is designed for children ages 0-5 and their grown-ups.

September 16 at 9:00 AM
High Holy Days

In-person

Sholom Sprouts Sukkah Shake

Each year on Sukkot (a celebration of the fall harvest), Jewish people all over the world build temporary shelters called Sukkot and welcome friends and neighbors to join them inside for meals and festivities.

Be our guest in the Rodeph Sholom courtyard Sukkah to create a craft to hang in the sukkah and shake the Lulav and Etrog with our clergy.

Sunday, Sept 19 in 3 time blocks:
10-10:30 AM, 10:30-11 AM, and 11-11:30 AM

Register Here by Fri, Sept 17

In-person

Family New Year’s Celebration in the Park!

Come celebrate the New Year with happiness and joy.

Gather in Central Park with us to discover the beauty of the season and explore the sweet sounds of the New Year.

Kids ages 0-7 and their families are invited for an inspiring and meaningful morning of shofar blowing, singing, dancing, and creating holiday treasures. Connect with other families, meet our clergy and experience Tashlich (letting go of the past year) together!

Saturday, Sept 11 in 3 time blocks:
9-10 AM, 10:30-11:30 AM (members only), and 12-1 PM

Register Here

Birth, Bris, and Baby Naming

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 and rental information

In-person

New Moms Group

For children 0 – 16 weeks

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.

Register Now

In-person

New Dads Brunch in Central Park

For children 6 weeks – 18 months

For parents of children 6 weeks – 18 months old

While your baby gurgles, naps, and cries (we understand!) here’s your chance to share a casual Shabbat brunch and conversation with Rabbi Greg Weitzman and other new dads and their babies. This is a free event and all are welcome.

This group will meet in Central Park.

Register Now for July 17

Sholom Sprouts Fall 2020 Schedule

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