Jewish Baby University



Jewish Baby University

Designed for expectant parents, this innovative program combines childbirth education with an exploration of the Jewish traditions and rituals connected with pregnancy, birth and parenting. Co-created by the JCC and Rose Medical Center, JBU is a series of six classes. The program also includes dinner with a Mohel to discuss baby naming and circumcision, Babysafe, and Journey to Parenthood.

During the BabySafe class you will join local pediatricians as they prepare parents for situations that arise in the first moments of life, days and weeks at home… When do you call the doctor? How do you know if your baby is getting enough to eat? How do you manage common emergencies? What about the basics—like swaddling and bathing? We’ll also address safety- water safety, sun safety, and pet safety.

Journey to Parenthood encompasses conversations about the imminent post-partum experience, communication skills, parental expectations and changing identities for both partners, facilitated by skilled professionals and returning parents.

Community: “It takes a village!” Being equipped to raise your child means more than having the right gear. It means creating a community of support and resources to guide you along your parenting path. During this course you’ll discover an emotional support system, create lasting friendships and become connected to the Jewish community in Denver and all it has to offer.

Judaics: Bringing a child into the world is often a time to reflect on who you are, what are your core values and how do you want to create a Jewish home for your child? JBU will encourage you to explore ways you can create meaningful Jewish traditions for your family, as well as discuss the rituals and beliefs surrounding childbirth and parenting.

Childbirth: The nuts and bolts of childbirth! The Prepared Childbirth series focuses on three important aspects of the birthing experience: educating birth parents about labor and delivery; breathing and relaxation; and preparing the birth partner to help and offer moral support. Veteran parents will also join the group to share their experiences and answer questions. 

 

Please contact Family Engagement prior to registering to ensure you're signing up for the appropriate class! 303.316.6332 or rbaum@jccdenver.org. Register for the class that is closest to your due date (but still gives you a few weeks in-between the end of the session and your due date). Both partners must register for the class for a total price of $250. 



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