Shalom Baby

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

About Us | PJ Library & PJ Our WayViterbi Baby Book Club | Visits to Seacrest Village
Shalom Family | Sleep Workshop | Infant Massage | Redirecting Children's Behavior


About Shalom Baby

Shalom Baby is designed to help San Diego families raising Jewish children celebrate the arrival of their Jewish newborns and welcome them to the San Diego Jewish Community through gift baskets, playgroups, social events, holiday celebrations, and resource guides.

This successful outreach program has expanded to meet new parents' needs by offering: infant massage, Shalom Baby Together – You & Me music and movemement, 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 Manages, Judy Nemzer, at or Vivien Dean at

Shalom Baby/PJ Library Virtual Hanukkah Storytime

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 | 5:00 PM
Virtual Program

Join Shalom Baby and PJ Library families for a special Hanukkah PJ Library storytime from the comfort of your own home. We will come together to celebrate the 7th night of Hanukkah, including candle lighting and blessings with Jennifer Meltzer. Upon registration, you will be sent a Zoom link via email.

Price: Free

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Toddler Time at the JCC | Ages 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old

Thursdays | January 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2024 | 10:00 am - 10:45 am | 4 Week Session
Lawrence Family JCC
Toddler Time SD and LFJCC are joining forces to create a unique sensory/movement class with a strong Jewish theme. Our classes are geared towards empowering toddlers and giving them the chance to do movement and sensory activities in the way they choose. Come see how we’ve built a better toddler class. (For ages 18mo-2.5yrs). Outdoors (weather permitting)

Price: $120 | $115 Member

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Infant Massage January/February 2024

Mondays (4-Week Session) | January 8, 22, 29 & February 5, 2024 | 10:00 - 11:00 am
Senior Activity Room

Promoting Communication, Routines, Bonds & Restful Sleep. This class covers everything you need to know to harness the full potential of your loving touch, unlock your parenting potential and bring the myriad of benefits to you and your baby. Class facilitated by Jennifer Meltzer, CEIM

Price: $110 | Members: $99

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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.

Support Shalom Baby

Celebrate Shalom Baby's Chai Year with a Gift!

We are so proud to know that over the last two decades, more than 5,000 San Diego families have been welcomed, connected and embraced through our programs. From baby welcome baskets, playgroups, PJ Library, bar and bat mitzvahs to college tours, we have journeyed alongside you, commemorating milestones in your babies’ lives and those of your family. Please give today and make a difference for generations to come.

Make a contribution online!
To make a contribution over the phone, please contact Ludivine De Anda at (858) 362-1347.

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.
Make your tribute.

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.
Make your tribute.

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