Shalom Baby is a program of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey’s Synagogue Leadership Initiative to welcome you and your newborn or newly adopted child into our community.It’s a wonderful way for you to meet other Jewish families, make friends, and find support during this special time in your life. Shalom Baby holds playgroups for children from newborn to age 3 and their parents.
Shalom Street Museum is a unique, interactive experience in an exciting 4,500 square-foot facility.
Our exhibits are designed to inspire a sense of wonder and exhilaration for children of all ages through Jewish experiences and experiential learning.
She quickly became an avid member of her community as she became more familiar with her surroundings and the Bergen YJCC through her contacts at Shalom Baby.
Ali is now an active leader and volunteers with Federation delivering Shalom Baby gift bags to families with newborns.
At a Purim themed playgroup one mother mentioned that she never knew the story of Esther.
She had moved here from Russia years ago, and had never had any Jewish education.
However, anti-Semitism was alive and well throughout most of the Soviet period, intensifying under Stalin and still present in former Soviet satellites nearly two decades after the collapse of the Soviet state.
That culturally Soviet Jewry continued to flourish, and that such entertainment was documented at all by the Soviet state, is nothing short of amazing.
We would love to provide you with one of these gift bags compliments of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey and many of our local Jewish community agencies, schools and synagogues.
Shalom Baby develops future Jewish leaders like Ali, a first-time mother with little involvement in Judaism, who brought her daughter to a playgroup at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center.
These fun and friendly gatherings feature songs, stories, crafts, and playtime.