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!

Expectant Parents

Bagel & Schmooze in Central Park for New + Expectant Parents

Meet other new and expectant parents and get to know the Sholom Sprouts community at this free bagel brunch in Central Park!

Children are welcome.


Expectant Parents

Happy Hour: Games and Light Bites for New + Expectant Parents

Meet other new and expectant parents and get to know the Sholom Sprouts community at this fun game night.

This event is intended for adults only.


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 Parents, New Babies!

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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