Small Groups

Beginning the first week of March– outdoor gathering. $36 per family. Space is limited.

Want the next small group to be in your neighborhood? Email JBaby@jewishatlanta.org to let us know!

Come as you are and connect with parents of new babies. Being a new parent is often equal parts beautiful, rewarding and lonely. This group will meet weekly for 6 classes and will offer education, support, and connection for those looking for information and community. It is also a place where information will be shared but not pushed so that parents can decide what works best for their family. Our small group will be a mix of all the best parts of connecting with other parents and exploring and learning with your little one.

The Brookhaven/Dunwoody series is best suited for babies 0-1 and a parent.

The Decatur/Intown series is best suited for mothers and babies who are not yet crawling.

Brookhaven/Dunwoody Group

Thursday 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Session 1: Music Class

Music is a great way to connect with your baby and it contributes to healthy brain development in so many ways.

Session 2: Social Schmooze

Get to know other parents who have new babies around the same age as yours!

Session 3: Development with an OT

Learn more about the micro-milestones and cognitive development that help your baby build the skills they need to explore the world around them.

Session 4: Sensory Holiday Play

You and your baby will have a blast as they explore the world around them with this Jewish holiday themed sensory play experience!

Session 5: Postpartum Recovery with a Physical Therapist

Special postpartum and pelvic floor exercises after pregnancy can help mitigate the stress that pregnancy and delivery places on the body. And for non-birth parents, we have some awesome core exercises and tips to help you while carrying your little one all around.

Session 6: Books and Babies with PJ Library

Explore language and pictures through books with our PJ Library team and learn about ways to connect with more programs in your neighborhood!

Decatur/Intown Group

Friday at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Led by Taryn Rioseco, Postpartum and Parenting Coach, and a certified in Hand in Hand parenting instructor, and Founder of Here We Grow.

This circle is a space specifically for mothers to gather and offload what’s challenging and celebrate what’s going well. So many speak of the immediate profound love and connection a mother feels to her newborn but not as many share the hardships. It’s about starting to feel confident and trusting those maternal instincts that are born on the same day the baby arrives. Each class is 1 hour long and will include 10 min of facilitated “mommy and me” music and interactive play.

Session 1: Transition into Motherhood

Creating a space to connect with other new mothers and your baby, highlighting the epic transition of moving from ‘maiden to mother’.

Session 2: Attachment, Bonding and Connection

Understanding the relationship between mother and baby and how secure attachment and using “connection” as a primary parenting tool can lead to a lifelong bond.

Session 3: Development with a PT

Learn more about behavioral, physical, social, and cognitive development that help your baby build the skills they need to explore the world around them.

Session 4: Parenting with a Partner

Dynamics may change with a new baby and in this session, we explore how you are renegotiating your relationship once baby arrives.

Session 5: Routines and Rituals

Explore the importance of routine in your baby’s day to day and how you can incorporate some of Judaism’s meaningful rituals right from the start.

Session 6: Mindfulness

Discuss the need for self-care in parenting.

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All JBaby events are open to couples, single parents, parents by birth, adoption or surrogacy, families that are interfaith, LGBTQ+, and multiracial, along with families of all abilities. Let us know if you need any accommodations so that we can best serve you and your loved ones.

JBaby is a new initiative sponsored by PJ Library