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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education
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.
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.
For more information: www.jcc.org or 410-542-490, ext. 229.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
D. & Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education
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.