My Baby and Me
My Baby and Me runs social and educational activities for parents/caregivers with young children. A variety of free drop-in groups, classes and special events designed for families with children age 4 and under are offered weekly. My Baby and Me staff support new families in their transition to parenthood and our programs offer opportunities for parents and caregivers to interact with one another while their children play and explore.
Free drop-in programs include: Manic Motherhood, Baby Play, Manic Toddlerhood, Kabbalat Shabbat, and PJ Library Storytime. Our classes include: Kindermusik and Go Go Gross Motor. One-time special events are offered regularly and include Kid Stuff Swap & Shop, Family Shabbat Dinners, holiday programming, Swim Time @ Family Park and more. Advanced registration is required for all classes and special events, some of our drop-in groups and classes are open to the community.
To learn more or register for any My Baby and Me program, please browse the program listings below. Every listing contains a description, date, time, fee and more.
Baby Play Class: Every Tuesday at 10 and 11 in Family Place; free and open to the community!
Family Place Hanukkah Party: Sunday 12/1 from 4:00-5:30 pm. Enjoy music, snacks, and glitzy crafts. Candle lighting with My Baby and Me in the Palm Court at 4:45.
Family Hanukkah Dinner: Tuesday 12/3, 4:45 pm. Enjoy singing with Rabbi Donni and the ECDC staff; plus crafts, and games in the gym. Bring your own menorah; we will photograph families for a community quilt. Your family can design a square of the quilt to be displayed at the JCC.
The Agency for Jewish Learning’s IllumiNER ExtraoriNER: Wednesday 12/4, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Heinz History Center. Families will tell stories of their menorahs and contribute to the city’s largest Menorah made out of canned food, to be donated to the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry. Enjoy edibly menorah making, and special storytime with Lauren!
Sunday Manic Motherhood: Sunday 12/1 at 11:00 in Family Place; free and open the community!
Manic Motherhood: Wednesday 12/4 at 11:00 in Family Place; free and open to the community!
PJ Library Storytime at the JCC: Thursday 12/5 at 11:30 and 3:30 in Room 307, free and open to the community!
PJ Adventureland: Sunday 12/15 from 10:00-11:30 am in Levinson Hall. Come dressed as your favorite superhero and enjoy face painting, cape and mask making, a superhero dance party, photo op., storytime, and mitzvah project. This event is free and open to the community. RSVP at www.shalompittsburgh.org