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New Baby Guide

Community for you and your little one

New Babies

Mazel Tov! Whether you just found out you are pregnant, or your child has just come into the world, we have resources tohttp://jewishtogetherboulder.org/ help you learn, get connected, and celebrate your little one! Resources for friends and grandparents too.

Disclaimer: These are helpful suggestions for creating connections and finding resources. The list is neither comprehensive nor will all of the suggestions work for everyone. We just want to make your life a little easier during this busy time.

  • Learn about new baby rituals and customs. What is a brit bat? What are customs around choosing a Hebrew name? I’ve heard Jews don’t have baby showers or get the nursery ready before the baby is born. What is the origin of this and other Jewish “customs” for new babies?
  • Determine if you are having a baby welcoming ceremony (brit milah, brit bat, or brit shalom), and choose someone to help plan/perform the ceremony.
  • Sign up to receive a Warm Welcome Visit
    Warm welcome bag

    Warm welcome bag

    from the Jewish community. We will bring you a bag of goodies, help you get acquainted with resources and groups, and possibly even wash a dish or hold the baby while you shower. For babies up to 12 months.
  • Find a friend or relative to coordinate meal delivery once the baby is born. We have a how to guide and links to websites.
  • Sign up for MazelTot.org, a Rose Community Foundation initiative to connect families with young children to local Jewish life and to each other. At MazelTot.org families can explore Jewish life for expectant parents and families with preschool-aged children throughout Greater Denver and Boulder and can redeem grant-funded discounts.Get discounts for parent/baby classes and Jewish preschool. Learn about events happening in your area. MazelTot.org has the most comprehensive listing of Jewish events for children under 5.
  • If you want books to read, try these.
  • Sign up to receive a Warm Welcome Visit from the Jewish community. We will bring you a bag of goodies, help you get acquainted with resources and groups, and possibly even wash a dish or hold the baby while you shower. For babies up to 12 months.
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  • Sign up for MazelTot.org. A Rose Community Foundation initiative to connect families with young children to local Jewish life and to each other. At MazelTot.org families can explore Jewish life for expectant parents and families with preschool-aged children throughout Greater Denver and Boulder and can redeem grant-funded discounts. Learn about events happening in your area.  MazelTot.org has the most comprehensive listing of Jewish events for children under 5.
  • Join the MazelTot.org Boulder facebook page.
  • Everyone loves free books! PJ Library – Sign up for monthly Jewish-themed books and/or music delivered straight to your door for free. PJ library is for children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years. For more information contact Gretchen Koplin gkoplin@jewishcolorado.org 303.316.6475.
  • Check out Kveller, a national Jewish baby website with sections on babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • If you need information on specific services or hotlines, the Parent Directory produced by Boulder County Public Health is a wealth of information.
  • Sign up for MazelTot.org. A Rose Community Foundation initiative to connect families with young children to local Jewish life and to each other. At MazelTot.org families can explore Jewish life for expectant parents and families with preschool-aged children throughout Greater Denver and Boulder and can redeem grant-funded discounts. Learn about events happening in your area.  MazelTot.org is the best resource on what is happening around town for you and your new baby. They also have discounts for classes and even preschool tuition.
  • Get involved in a new parent group. Jewish groups around town for you and your baby. New faces are always welcome at these groups regardless of your Jewish background. They understand and want you to come even if you show up late, have not showered or feel exhausted!
  • Check out our groups and classes list. While they aren’t all Jewish, there is something happening every day of the week. If you know of a change, discontinued event or a new event, please let us know.
  • Where to go with your baby – Boulder JCC Tumble Room
  • Boulder JCC Preschool
Boulder JCC New Moms Group

Boulder JCC New Moms Group

For More Information

  • Jewish Baby University – based in Denver with classes for expectant families, grandparents and siblings
  • Websites – We’ve created a list of websites that may help you with everything Jewish and baby.
  • Bibliography – We’ve created a small bibliography of Jewish baby books.

Health and Wellness Resources

Here are a number of resources around pre- and post-natal needs.
Jewish Together – Boulder does not specifically endorse these resources over any others. We just want to provide a starting point for those that need assistance.

  • The Joy Collective – 15 practitioners and 15 affiliate practitioners specializing in fertility, pregnancy, and post-pregnancy family support. Accupuncture, chiropractic, psychotherapy, spa treatments etc.
  • Postpartum Wellness Center of Boulder
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