Shalom Baby


Calgary Jewish Federation is thrilled to welcome you and your baby as you embark on this wonderful journey of Jewish parenthood. May your child bring you much nachas (great pride), immense joy and fill your heart with love.


By extending a hand of friendship to families who have recently experienced the birth or adoption of a child, we invite your family to become an integral part of Shalom Baby and Calgary’s Jewish community. We connect young families, helping them build social connections and find support. Each new life in the Jewish community is welcomed and celebrated with a free  Shalom Baby Gift Bag filled with valuable information, community resources and gifts for the baby. 


If you have not already received a Shalom Baby Gift Bag, please contact Kathie Wainer, Shalom Baby Coordinator at 403-537-8592 or Email, and she will arrange for a delivery.


We’d love to meet you and your baby in person! Please drop by our offices located in the Calgary JCC and say hello.


Please click HERE to see the Shalom Baby booklet. It's full of useful information for new Jewish parents.


Shalom Baby Play Group meets alternate Thursday mornings at 10am at the JCC. All moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers are invited to join our free informal Baby Group where the emphasis is on meeting and connecting with others. The group is geared to under two years old. 


PJ Tot Shabbat meets alternate Friday mornings at 9:45 at the JCC. Join our free, half-hour class focusing on the festive feeling of Shabbat and holidays through songs, stories, blessings and dance. At the end of the class we will join the regular JCC Shabbat Program.


For more information please Email Kathie Wainer or phone 403-537-8592.


For more information about the PJ Library program, please click HERE or contact Kathie.