You’re going to have a baby! Mazel tov! If the advice and anecdotes haven’t started yet, brace yourself. You’re going to get lots of information and opinions from almost everyone you know. To help you sort through it all, and to help you and your significant other determine how you want to share your Jewish faith with your children, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades has developed Jewish Baby U: Childbirth Education with a Jewish Twist.
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, in partnership with Englewood Health, is offering this 10-hour childbirth course in order to help couples who are committed to raising their baby in the Jewish faith. This program is intended to help parents-to-be build their community through a network of friends and families who share similar values.
For two hours a week for five weeks, you will learn not only childbirth basics but you will also explore your Jewish heritage, traditions and rituals as they relate to pregnancy, birth and parenting.
Jewish Baby U is a new program with a curriculum that includes:
- Child Birthing Classes
- A tour of Englewood Health’s Family Birth Place
- Prenatal Nutrition and how to stay healthy taught by a practitioner from the Graf Center for Integrative Medicine
- Prenatal Exercise taught by certified instructors from Kaplen JCC
- Lactation Education
- Infant Care and Infant CPR taught by the Englewood Health EMS
This program is unique in that an educator from Kaplen JCC will also cover topics related to Judaism including:
- An Introduction to Judaism
- Building a Jewish Home
- Jewish Names and Naming Ceremonies
- Building Your Jewish Community
You will receive Jewish books, preregistration in the PJ Library, and two-month access to the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Heath & Wellness facilities when you register.
Jewish Baby U Classes will be held at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades and at Englewood Health’s Family Birth Place. Classes will run from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm beginning on Wednesday, November 14th and continuing for five weeks through December 19th (there will be no class on Wednesday, November 21st). For the full curriculum, more information or to register for the program visit the website or call 201.408.1435 or 201.408.1437.Kaplen JCC on the Palisades 411 East Clinton Avenue Tenafly