Jewish Birth Prep Workshop

babyprepOur next Jewish Birth Prep Workshop will be on Sunday, May 19, 2019. We are excited to be partnering again with Honeymoon Israel!

The class will be 3 PM – 5:45 PM at Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City. Beth Jacob is hosting the class, but you do not need to be a member of Beth Jacob or any Jewish organization to attend.

Over the course of the class, new and expectant parents will have an opportunity to learn and ask questions about rituals during labor and delivery, choosing a Hebrew name, bris, naming and welcoming ceremonies, Jewish perspectives on parenting and more.

We will also be joined by baby development specialist Ayelet Marinovich from Strength In Words to share fun and easy ways to play with your baby at every stage of development.

The price is $36 per couple or $18 per individual which includes kosher vegetarian snacks and desserts and all materials.

This class will be facilitated by Program Director Carol Booth and taught by our local Peninsula rabbis. Become informed and make friends. Registration information coming soon!

If you are interested in learning more, register with the Jewish Baby Network or contact Director Carol Booth at

This class is co-sponsored by Congregations Beth Am, Beth Jacob, and Kol Emeth, Peninsula Temple Beth El, PJCC,  Honeymoon Israel, Interfaith Family, and PJ Library.

Honeymoon Israel

Honeymoon Israel is a Jewish organization that provides trips to Israel for couples with at least one Jewish partner.  Spend nine exhilarating, romantic and memorable days exploring Israel, while building friendship and community with other couples from the Bay Area.  For more information see or email

Class Philosophy

The Jewish Baby Network is committed to providing information in a non-judgmental manner. It is our intention to educate parents about the traditions, rituals and resources, and it is up to each parent to decide how much or little to incorporate into their family’s life. The Jewish Baby Network welcomes everyone, including single parent, LGBTQ, interfaith, and unaffiliated families.

Class Information

Who: Jewish Birth Prep Workshop is open to new and expectant parents who are interested in learning more about Jewish themes related to birth, welcoming ceremonies, and parenting.

What: Class is $36 per couple/$18 per individual and includes kosher snacks and desserts and all materials.

When: May 19, 2019

WhereCongregation Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City, CA 94061
Beth Jacob membership not required to attend.

Why: Prepare for baby, learn about Jewish parenting, and make friends.