Shalom Baby

Welcoming New Babies & Families to San Diego's Jewish Community

PJ Library | Viterbi Baby Book Club | Sweet Sounds Music Together | Visits to Seacrest Village
Shalom Family | Healthy Sleep Programs | Infant Massage | Mommy & Me Yoga | Baby Gear Swap

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About Shalom Baby

Shalom Baby is designed to help San Diego families (affiliated, non-affiliated, and interfaith) celebrate the arrival of their Jewish newborns and welcome them to the San Diego Jewish Community through: gift baskets, play groups, social events, holiday celebrations, and resource guides.

This successful outreach program has expanded to meet new parents' needs by offering: infant massage tutorials, musical gatherings, baby book clubs, sleep solutions classes, and more.

For more information on joining a playgroup or class, or receiving a Shalom Baby gift basket, please contact Shalom Baby Coordinator, Judy Nemzer, at or Vivien Dean (North County) at

Shalom Baby Shabbat Experience!

Every 3rd Friday of the month from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Lawrence Family JCC

Fun, soulful, dancing, jumping musical experience with a special puppet guest!
Bring your baby to sing, dance, rattle, and roll! Toddlers and their adults
will sing anddance along to their favorite Jewish and secular songs with
instruments, puppets, bubbles, balls, parachute and more...Children,
parents, grandparents, caregiversfor everyone!
Facilitated by Temi Hason, Founder of A Musical Home.

Shalom Baby Shabbat Experience!
Friday, March 15, 2019
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2019 Community Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 17, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lawrence Family JCC

Come in your favorite Purim Costume and enjoy jumpies, bumper cars, game truck, silent auction, entertainment, arts &crafts, face painting, and camp fair. Also, new this year, Shabbat San Diego's Hamentashen Bake!

Co-hosted by Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Beth El, Ohr Shalom Synagogue, Shabbat San Diego, Jewish Federation Of San Diego County and the Lawrence Family JCC!

Ages 3+ $18 in advance | $20 at the door

Food available for purchase — dairy/vegetarian and kosher. Kosher supervision of Va'ad harobbonim of San Diego
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2019 Community Purim Carnival

Family Day-Rick Recht in Concert

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 5:30pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

Rick Recht brings his unique brand of high-energy, interactive Jewish rock music for an all-ages family concert. His concerts are extraordinary, inspirational, and moving experiences that have earned him a strong, loyal national fan base. Recht has become an icon for Jewish youth, elevating the medium of Jewish music as a powerful and effective tool for developing Jewish pride and identity. Kick start the fun with Shalom Baby/PJ Library’s Instrument Making Factory sponsored by Geppetto’s at 4:30pm.

Family Day is made possible by the generosity of the Viterbi Family. This concert is brought to you in collaboration with Tarbuton, and the San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative, a partnership between the Lawrence Family JCC, Jewish Federation and Jim Joseph Foundation on behalf of the San Diego Jewish community.

General Admission Seating
FREE to the public, but tickets will be required to enter.

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San Diego Jewish Community Family Camp

Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7
Camp Mountain Chai
San Bernardino National Forest

Join PJ Library/PJ Our Way and other families from the community at Camp Mountain Chai in Big Bear for a for a fun, action-packed weekend to include, family Shabbat and havdalah, PJ Storytime, arts & crafts, nature walks, sports, ropes course, archery, and music with Cara Freeman. Have a special time with your family and meet new friends. All families of all ages welcome!

Early Bird Pricing Ends on March 1, 2019
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Passover Celebration NC

April 7, 2019, Sunday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Hive at Leichtag Commons
441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024

Shalom Baby and PJ Library invite you, your child(ren) and grandparents
to celebrate Passover. Join us for a children's Seder with stories,
art, and music with Cara Freedman.

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Shalom Baby Playgroup Celebrates 10 Year Reunion

From our first meeting in September 2005, our babies have continued to grow up together - learning and developing and preserving the friendships and bonds built a decade ago. Fate and the unparalleled, unique nature of the Shalom Baby mission brought us together. Indeed, we are thrilled to have celebrated our 10-year Shalom Baby reunion this month. Thank you Shalom Baby, for bringing us together. We are eternally grateful for the lifelong connections that we have formed.

Would You Like to Start a Chavurah in Your Area?

Contact Judy:

For North County, contact Vivien:

Support Shalom Baby

Honor Tribute Cards
Do you have a friend or relative with a passion for Jewish continuity? Are they celebrating a milestone or special event (a birth, bar/bat mitzvah, anniversary or birthday) in their life? You can make a charitable gift in their honor when you donate to Shalom Baby. Provide the name and address of the person you would like to honor and we'll mail them a special card telling them of your gift.
Fill out an honor tribute form.

Memorial Tribute Cards
Would you like to pay tribute to someone you were close to who has passed on? You can make a charitable gift in their memory when you donate to Shalom Baby. Provide us with the name of the person your gift is in memory of, as well as the name and address of the person that will receive the memorial card, and we'll let them know of your generous contribution.
Fill out a memorial card form.

Other Ways You Can Support Shalom Baby
If you would like to make a donation to Baby Book Club or Shalom Baby, contact Shalom Baby Coordinator Judy Nemzer at

Shalom Family

We want to support you and your young families; we have planned programs, classes, activities, events, and celebrations to meet your personal, recreational, social, educational, and Jewish needs!

Shalom Baby: Welcoming new babies and their families to the San Diego Jewish Community.

PJ Library: Get a free high-quality Jewish children's book or CD every month (six months to six years).

Enrichment Classes for Children: Programs for newborns through two-years-old and their parents.

Educational Classes for Children: First preschool experiences accompanied by an adult.

Exercises for Moms: Pre and post-natal workouts.

Educational Programs for Parents: Focusing on topics of unique interest.

Social Activities for Parents: Forming beautiful friendships for moms, dads, couples, and families.

Inter-generational Events: Sharing time with seniors, especially for children with absent grandparents.

Jewish Events: Celebrations of Jewish holidays and Shabbat.



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