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

Power Struggles Parenting Workshop

Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
J-Team Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Parent Coach Debbie Zeichner, LCSW, will help parents learn how to
transform defiance and resistance into cooperation and connection
utilizing the effective tools of Positive Discipline and Mindful Parenting.
"Top 10 Tips for preventing and managing power struggles when they

Price: $40/Person | $65/Couple

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Shalom Baby: Rhythm 'n' Ruach - Monday, Thursday, & Sunday Classes

Mondays: January 6 ā€“ March 23, 2020
Thursdays: January 9 - March 12, 2020
Sundays: February 9 - April 12, 2020

Lawrence Family JCC

Rhythm ā€˜nā€™ Ruach specializes in sharing Jewish values, instruments, and music with
children from 4 months to 4 years old. Each week, you and your child will explore a brand
new instrument, a new Hebrew word, and you both will be singing, dancing, and playing
instruments of all kinds to the rhythm of both Jewish and secular music.

Price: $180 | Member Price: $160

Rhythm 'n' Ruach Monday 9:00 am Class | Ages: 1 - 4 years Add to Cart

Rhythm 'n' Ruach Monday 10:00 am Class | Ages: 4 months - 1 year Add to Cart

Rhythm 'n' Ruach Thursday 10:30 am Class | Ages: 1 - 4 years Add to Cart

Rhythm 'n' Ruach Sunday 9:00 am Class | Ages: 4 months - 4 years Add to Cart

Rhythm 'n' Ruach Sunday 10:00 am Class | Ages: 4 months - 4 years Add to Cart

Viterbi Baby Book Club

Bi-weekly on a Friday |January 10, 2020 - May 15, 2020 | 11:30 am
JTeam Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Viterbi Baby Book Club promotes pre -litercy and developing a network of friends. We welcome children, parents, grandparent or a caregiver to the program. This class takes place for children 8-24 months..

Price: FREE

Viterbi Baby Book Club
Friday, February 7, 2020 | 11:30 am
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Viterbi Baby Book Club
Friday, February 21, 2020 | 11:30 am
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Viterbi Baby Book Club
Friday, March 6, 2020 | 11:30 am
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Viterbi Baby Book Club
Friday, March 13, 2020 | 11:30 am
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Viterbi Baby Book Club
Friday, April 17, 2020 | 11:30 am
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Viterbi Baby Book Club
Friday, May 01, 2020 | 11:30 am
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Viterbi Baby Book Club
Friday, May 15, 2020 | 11:30 am
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Infant Massage March 2020

Mondays (4-Week Sessions) | March 2, 2020 - March 23, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Garb Senior Activity Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Infant Massage is a natural and soothing way to promote infant health.
A certified Infant Massage Instructor teaches parents techniques
which will provide many benefits for their babies and at the same
time offer a very special bonding period. Benefits include: relief of
discomfort for teething, congestion, colic, constipation and
emotional stress, and enhancement of neurological development,
sleep, muscle tone development, and strengthening of the immune

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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?

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Support Shalom Baby

Celebrate Shalom Baby's Chai Year with a Gift!

Shalom Baby is turning 18, Chai! We are so proud to know that over the last 18 years, 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. In celebration of our 18th birthday, an anonymous donor has already contributed $3,600 toward our $18,000 goal! Please give today and make a difference for generations to come.

Make a contribution online!
To make a contribution over the phone, please contact Diane Voit at (858) 362-1335.

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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