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 welcomed a baby, 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.
Our Shalom Baby booklet is full of useful information for new Jewish parents. Please contact Kathie Wainer to get a copy.
Shalom Baby Play Group
Meeting regularly on Thursday mornings at 10:30am 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. There is no charge, but please email Kathie if you are planning to join us.
PJ Library Calgary
Each month registered children between the ages of six months and eight years receive a free, high quality, age appropriate book or CD mailed directly to their home. Books are carefully selected to match the age of each child, as well as time honoured Jewish values and holiday cycles, making it easier than ever before for young families to bring Jewish culture home. PJ Library families enjoy monthly newsletters and programs all year-round. Click HERE for more information, or contact Kathie Wainer.
PJ Library Tot Shabbat meets alternate Friday mornings at 9:45 (for a 10am start) at the JCC. Join our free, half-hour class focusing on the festive feeling of Shabbat and holidays through songs, stories, blessings and dance. No need to register.
For more information about any of these programs, please email Kathie Wainer or phone 403-537-8592.