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After School Care

Must be members of JCC

At the Kids Center, children are grouped by grade for age-appropriate activities and homework assistance. The program includes martial arts, ceramics and indoor pool time each week.

Jewish Community Center

For more information: Lara Wellerstein at www.jcc.org/kidcenter, lwellerstein@jcc.org or 410-559-3547.


Jewish Community Center - Downtown

The JCC now hosts programs in Canton, Federal Hill and at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Offerings include Baby Groove, Hello Baby, Infant Massage, Tot Shabbat and more.

Jewish Community Center

For more information:  www.dbjcc.org or Kim Jacobsohn at kjacobsohn@jcc.org.


Center for Jewish Education
Crafts Room & Library

Visitors to the CJE can access a spacious, well-stocked warehouse of art supplies and Judaic crafts books, as well as a lending library of books and DVDs. Come browse and explore!

The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education

For more information: www.cjebaltimore.org or 410-735-5000.


Consultation and Counseling

Jewish Community Services has highly trained and experienced licensed clinical social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists available to provide brief consultation and counseling on issues related to parenting, such as raising a healthy child, resources for single parents, talking about adoption, raising a child with special needs, family communication, peer relationships, risky behavior and much more.

Jewish Community Center

For more information: www.jcsbaltimore.org/parenting or 410-466-9200.


Family-Teen Workout

Must be members of JCC

Teens ages 12-15 can work out with their parents in the fitness center.


Jewish Community Center

For more information: Amy Schwartz at www.jcc.org/fitness, aschwartz@jcc.org or
410-559-3534.


Gesher LaTorah

Gesher LaTorah is a dynamic community-based
religious school for students with significant special needs. Students ages four to 21-years-old learn about Jewish concepts such as life cycle, community, Torah, Hebrew, prayer, customs and holidays. Enrichment includes a movement and music program, one-on-one Hebrew reading, computer lab and a social skills program rooted in Jewish values.

The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education

For more information: www.cjebaltimore.org or 410-735-5000.


Hello Baby

Hello Baby is a free three-week introductory class for new parents with their newborns (0-4 months). You'll participate in discussions with other parents and enjoy music and sensory stimulation activities with your baby.

Jewish Community Center

For more information: www.jcc.org/parenting, parenting@jcc.org or 410-559-3524.


Hands on Holidays

Hands on Holiday programs are designed for toddlers and children between the ages of one and three and are presented in conjunction with the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, Purim and Passover. The program presents an overview of the Jewish holidays
in a toddler-friendly way. In addition to the activities, which include singing holiday songs, making a take home craft and eating holiday-related snacks, written information geared toward the adult reader is made available.

Jewish Community Center

For more information: www.jcc.org, parenting@jcc.org or 410-559-3524.


Hava Na Baby

Hava Na Baby offers childbirth education classes for expectant parents. The classes integrate traditional childbirth education with Jewish learning that speaks to the moment. Hava Na Baby also enables expectant parents to connect with each other as they share this transformative stage of life.

The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education

For more information: www.cjebaltimore.org or 410-735-5000.


Homebuyer Loan Assistance

CHAI provides first-time home buyers with low-interest or deferred loans up to $25,000 for settlement and home rehab assistance.


CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.

For more information: www.chaibaltimore.org, info@chaibaltimore.org or 410-466-1990.


Infant Massage

At infant massage, you can bond with your new baby and exercise. This program is for children ages three-weeks to crawling and is led by a certified infant message instructor.

Jewish Community Center

For more information: www.jcc.org/parenting, parenting@jcc.org or 410-559-3524.


Jewish Big Brother Big Sister

Jewish Community Services pairs Jewish children and teens in need of support with adult volunteer mentors who provide friendship and guidance.

Jewish Community Services

For more information: www.jcsbaltimore.org or 410-466-9200.


JCC Parent & Infant/Toddler Programs

The JCC Parent/Infant Toddler Department offers enrichment and parenting workshops, and provides resources for parents and their children ages birth to 36 months. The program includes parenting centers where you can drop in to spend quality time with your youngsters for classes, activities, open gym time, special events and more.

Jewish Community Center

For more information: www.jcc.org/parenting, parenting@jcc.org or
410-559-3524.


JCC Saturday Story Time

Parents enjoy a half-hour of interactive story time followed by time to play and socialize in the babysitting play room. Featuring PJ Library books.

Jewish Community Center

For more information: www.jcc.org or
410-559-3524.


Jewish Museum of Maryland Tot Shabbat,
Baby Massage and Hands-on-Holiday Programming

Children ages 0-5 years can enjoy a Jewish experience with their parents at this downtown hub.

The Jewish Museum of Maryland and the
Jewish Community Center

For more information: Ilene Dackman-Alon at
idackmanalon@jewishmuseummd.org or
410-732-6400.



Kids Space at Park Heights

This program caters to the parent looking for ways to keep his/her kids busy on Sundays. Parents drop off kids at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC for a morning full of swimming, crafts, sports and more.

Jewish Community Center

For more information: www.jcc.org or
410-542-490, ext. 229.


Little Chefs

This program enables parents to create edible delights with their toddlers. Children have the opportunity for sensory feedback by touching, smelling and tasting a variety of yummy foods. The program includes thematic recipes tied to the Jewish holidays, rituals and the seasons.
This program “caters” to children ages two to three-years-old.

Jewish Community Center

For more information: www.jcc.org/parenting, parenting@jcc.org or 410-559-3524.


Messy & Messier

At this program, toddlers experiment with finger-paint, shaving cream and everything messy. Each class starts with a story followed by a craft project to match the theme of the story. Developmental and age-appropriate materials are provided to enhance fine motor development, tactile stimulation and socialization. This program is geared
toward children 18-36 months.

Jewish Community Center

For more information: www.jcc.org/parenting, email parenting@jcc.org or 410-559-3524.


Mitzvah Makers

Mitzvah Makers projects are for families with children. Families participate in educational and fun hands-on volunteer projects, spending quality time together and helping the community at the same time!

Jewish Volunteer Connection

For more information: Dayna Leder at www.jvcbaltimore.org, dleder@associated.org or 410-843-7491.


Mitzvah Makers on the Move

Mitzvah Makers on the Move is a guide to volunteer activities that can be done as a family, as a playgroup, with a religious school or preschool class, or even as an alternative to a birthday party. Along with the volunteer ideas, there are also Jewish learning sections to help parents and teachers communicate different Jewish values to their children. This guide can help families find meaningful hands-on volunteer opportunities to make a difference in the community.

Jewish Volunteer Connection

For more information: Dayna Leder at www.jvcbaltimore.org, dleder@associated.org or 410-843-7491.


Music Together

This is an internationally-recognized early childhood music and movement program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners and the adults that love them.

Jewish Community Center

For more information: www.jcc.org/parenting, parenting@jcc.org or 410-559-3524.


PJ Library

PJ Library sends free Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to children from ages six months to five-and-a-half years. PJ Library also offers periodic programs for families with young children.

The Louise D. & Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education

For more information: www.cjebaltimore.org or 410-735-5000.


Psychological and Educational Resources (P.E.R.T.)

P.E.R.T. provides evaluation and support for children and adolescents experiencing educational, behavioral and/or emotional difficulties

Jewish Community Services

For more information: www.jcsbaltimore.org/parenting or
410-466-9200.


Shalom Baltimore

Shalom Baltimore welcomes people who are new to Baltimore's Jewish community. Newcomers are matched with a volunteer who meets them in person and delivers a welcome basket with gifts and community information.

THE ASSOCIATED

For more information: www.shalombaltimore.org, shalombaltimore@associated.org or
410-843-7490


Stay & Play

Stay & Play offers an informal gathering space for songs, crafts and other fun activities. Sessions are held in the parenting center for children ages 0-36 months.

Jewish Community Center; Weinberg Park Heights facility only

For more information: www.jcc.org/parenting, parenting@jcc.org or 410-559-3524.


Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat lets parents bring their little ones for a program full of Shabbat spirit, songs, candle lighting, Kiddush and a challah snack. This program is for ages 0-36 months.

Jewish Community Center

For more information: www.jcc.org/parenting, parenting@jcc.org or 410-559-3524.


Tot Time

At Tot Time parents enjoy songs, puppets, bubbles, parachute play and simple crafts.


Jewish Community Center

For more information: www.jcc.org/parenting, parenting@jcc.org or 410-559-3524.


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