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Gross Schechter Day School presents Shalom Baby, a free six-week series for expectant parents

Feb 21, 2017 04:16PM ● By Today's Family
Gross Schechter Day School and Alexandria School for Nannies’ founder and executive director, Carolyn Stulberg, welcome expectant parents to participate in Shalom Baby, a specialized series for families in the Jewish community, providing valuable information about topics relevant for new parents, fantastic giveaways and an opportunity to connect with other expectant couples. All are welcome to participate in this wonderful new program that will span six Wednesday evenings beginning, March 22 from 7-8:30 pm at Gross Schechter Day School.

This is the third year that Schechter is offering six independent, prenatal sessions to help you welcome your baby with insider information about the first few hours with baby, everything there is to know about naming ceremonies, a daddy boot camp and much more. These 90-minute weekly sessions will include prenatal information through a Jewish lens, kosher snacks and time to socialize. Expectant parents will benefit from a forum of information-sharing, exploring traditions and meeting new friends. After the babies are born, there will be a reunion session to bring Shalom Baby families back together again! 

This program is generously sponsored by a Shoresh Grant from the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland. For more information or to register online, visit Space is limited, so RSVP today!

Shalom Baby
Wednesdays beginning March 22nd through May 10th (No sessions April 12 or April 19) from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

Wednesday, March 22
Covered in Shmutz…
This session will tell you all you need to know about eating, pooping and sleeping! Hear from experts about different feeding methods, diaper types and more!

Wednesday, March 29
Practical and Meaningful: Your child’s Baby Naming or Bris
This session will explore ritual and meaningful options for a naming ceremony or brit milah for your baby. Hear from a local mohel and local Rabbi about different types of traditions and customs.

Wednesday, April 5
Mom’s Scoop and Your Newborn’s first 36 hours
The new Dads will discuss the first 36 hours of the infant’s life and how to help the new mother in her recovery, while the Moms will practice diapering, bathing and swaddling during a “boot camp” session.
Wednesday, April 26
Daddy Boot Camp and Your Newborn's’ first 36 hours
We’re home from the hospital, now what? The first 36 hours can be the most exciting and the most daunting. Let our experts guide the new mothers through what to expect and answer their questions, while the Dad’s practice “hands on” activities; bathing, diapering and swaddling.

Wednesday, May 3
“Jewish Mothers” and other Experts
Interested in hearing from other parents about the work/life balance, how to make choices about returning back to work orhow to manage finances with a growing family? Join us for a panel of experts that will discuss choosing a pediatrician, preparing your dog for your new little one, and choosing equipment and furniture. 

Wednesday, May 10
Sharing is Caring: Shalom Baby Alumni share
Join us for a final session to hear from Shalom Baby alumni about their experiences as new parents.
About Gross Schechter:
Gross Schechter Day School is an award-winning Early Childhood Program through Middle School in Pepper Pike.  At Schechter, students benefit from a well-rounded program that fosters success in all aspects of their lives. The curriculum focuses on strategies for problem-solving and places a strong emphasis on critical thinking, which allows students to understand their place in the world around them. Our Hebrew Immersion and integrated Judaic studies program ensures mastery and leads to strong identity formation. Above all, our team of dedicated teachers is committed to developing each student's individual strengths and to maximizing each child's potential - academically, socially and emotionally.