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Shalom Baby

Welcoming parents, their newborns and newly adopted children into the Greater Hartford Jewish Community, Shalom Baby is an ongoing program from The Family Room Parenting Center at the Mandell JCC.

Mazel Tov! Welcome to the newest addition to your family. Whether this is your first baby or you have experienced this wonderful joy before, parenthood is an exciting time; one of happiness, love and probably a few questions.

Shalom Baby at the Mandell JCC is pleased to welcome your little one to the Jewish community.  We will provide support and resources and help you build meaningful social connections.

Looking for a place to meet other parents?
Find age-appropriate activities?
Discuss common baby concerns?

Shalom Baby is your answer. We invite you and your baby to join us in our many exciting and informative programs.

Shalom Baby provides you with:

  • Shalom Baby Welcome Gift Bag – filled with fun and useful gifts
  • Play Groups
  • Social Events – a connection to create friendships for you and your child
  • Holiday Celebrations – a connection to your Jewish community and heritage
  • Resource Guides
  • Parenting Classes
  • Support from Caring Volunteers

There are many Shalom Baby programs available to you at the Mandell JCC. Highlights include:

For more information, please call Jane Pasternak at 860-231-6342.

Shalom Baby is made possible by the generous support of the Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, The Kirstein Family, The Teen Leadership and Philanthropy Institute of Yachad, and Heather Golde Photography.

If you are interested in contributing to this wonderful initiative, please contact
David Jacobs, 860-231-6313 or