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The Shalom Baby newsletter shares wonderful programs for young families, children, and parents throughout the San Diego Jewish community.

For more information on Shalom Baby events, please call 858.362.1352 or email


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PJ Library San Diego

PJ Library San Diego: Thanks to the very generous funding of the Viterbi Family of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego and the Leichtag Foundation.

To receive a FREE high quality Jewish book or cd every month, register your child/children at

The selection and quality are amazing!

Need baby stuff? Have anything you no longer need? Post both on MyJList! This new website functions as our very own CraigsList, where only Shalom Baby and Nierman Preschool families can post their items. Use private discussion boards to share or discuss parenting issues with other parents. Secure, FREE, and just makes sense!

Register now!

Questions or comments? Please reach out to:

Free Hebrew Children's Books!

Sifriyat Pijama B'America (SP-BA) offers Israeli-American families free, high quality Hebrew books for children ages 3-6.
Sign up at


Along with Jews in more than 200 cities in 35 countries across the globe, San Diego will celebrate International Shabbat. Shabbat San Diego, along with over 100 participating congregations, organizations, youth groups and schools, is coordinating a mega Challah Bake on October 23rd, followed on the 24th /25th with congregational Shabbat services followed by community and hosted private home Shabbat dinners and lunches, lectures and after Shabbat a huge Havdalah musical celebration. It's free and available to all.

Read about it and sign up at

Little Mensches (formerly Mitzvah Kids) aims to provide fun, engaging and enriching opportunities for children between the ages of 4 and 8 to give back to their community. The goal is to Make Kids Into Mensches by allowing "giving back" to become a regular part of these children's lives.

We will be gathering at the JCC on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5th at 1:00. Coordinating with Seacrest Village to have our "little mensches" share a sukkot celebration with the Seacrest residents. The children will be making sukkot cards and decorations for the residents, will enjoy a sing-a-long, arts and crafts, and PJ Library storytime. (If you do plan to attend, please bring an old t-shirt that your child can make into his or her own mitzvah cape!)


Sunday, October 5, 2014
Lawrence Family JCC

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Family Day - Bookapalooza
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr
La Jolla 92037
10am- 1pm
Hear children's authors Diane Rauchwerger and Caryn Yacowitz as well as Craig Parks in Concert. Fun for the entire family!
Free. Details to follow

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Shalom Baby/PJ Library Clothing and Gear Swap
Item drop off: 9:30 - 10:30am
Swapping: 10:30 - 11:30am
Details to follow

Sukkah Celebration at the JCC
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
From 10:30am-11:30am
Please bring brown bag lunch

Redirecting Children's Behavior (RCB)
4-Week Parenting Course - Facilitated by Debbie Zeichner, LCSW
If you would like MORE peace, joy and cooperation within your family and LESS arguing, yelling, fighting and power struggles, then this course is for you!
Tuesday evenings, September 30, October 2, 9 & 16; 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Dr
La Jolla 92037
Click here to register, or call Debbie at 858.822.8878

Infant Massage
New session starts Monday, Oct 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17
More info:
Sign up:

Shalom Baby Visits Seacrest Village
Sunday, October 5 - 10:00am - Katzin Residence
Wednesday, October 22 - 10:45am - Goldberg Residence
Please call Cynthia at 619-200-6559

Sweet Sounds Music Together at the JCC
Please visit

Shalom Baby Play Groups
A wonderful way to meet other parents and babies.
For more information, email:

PJ Library Storytime, Carmel Valley Library
Wednesday, October 15, 3:00 pm
More info:
Sign up:

Baby Book Club
Group storytelling, flannel board stories, and art projects.
Friday, October 24, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lawrence Family JCC
For ages 9 months - 2 years
Details to follow.

Sleep Shaping
Wednesday, November 5th - Sleep Shaping: Newborns - 5 months
Wednesday, November 12th - Sleep Training: 6 months - 13 months 10:30am - 12:30pm
More information
Sign up:
Details to follow

Mommy & Me Yoga with Rebecca Teriete
New session to be announced.
Three week session will take place from 10:20 - 11:20 am
Location: Dance Room at the JCC
Fee: $30 for 3 classes
RSVP Mandatory
More info:


Shalom Baby Visits Seacrest Village
Sunday, October 5 - 10:00am - Katzin Residence
Wednesday, October 22 - 10:45am - Goldberg Residence 
Please call Cynthia, 619-200-6599

PJ Library Storytime B'nai Tikvah
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:00 - 11:00 am
More info, sign up:


Nierman Preschool
at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4125 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

For information about Nierman Preschool 2014-2015:
Brochure and application available at

The Language Connection and Enrichment Programs
Participate in our afterschool programs.
Learn more:

Available Parent Participation Options for School
Tot N Company has space available on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Learn more:

Shalom Sesame:
Come with your children to this special series:
Learn more:

Congregation Beth El
8660 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Babysitting is now available during our Saturday morning Shabbat services,
from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, at no charge!

Sorry, no diaper changing will be available.

Beth Montessori at Beth El
8660 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Beth Montessori is a Jewish preschool open to children ages nine months through six years, with Infant Community, Toddler, and Primary Programs. Beth Montessori features a bilingual program where children are exposed to both English and Spanish. This preschool is rich in Jewish values, culture, and traditions.

Supporting Jewish Single Parents
a program of Jewish Family Service
Single Parent Baby Playgroup
Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

SJSP Discussion/Networking Group
Meet with other Jewish single parents encountering the issues, challenges, and triumphs of raising a child on their own. Newcomers welcome! A light dinner is provided and a Child Activity Program is available. Space is limited. RSVP by October 1st to Stephanie Rogart at (858) 637-3080 or
Thursday, October 2, 6:00-7:30pm
JFS Turk Family Center, 8804 Balboa Ave., San Diego 92123

Jewish Family Service of San Diego
8804 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Pachie's Place
Jewish Family Service of San Diego
8804 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Hand Up Food Pantry
Jewish Family Service Food Bank
Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

The Jewish Family Service Food Pantry provides food bags to those in need due to the homelessness, financial difficulties, transitional issues, and other crises. Food bags are available to any person regardless of race, age, gender, or religion. Any individual is eligible to receive food bags from the JFS Food Bank, and must simply complete an Emergency Food Assistance Intake Form.

Congregation Dor Hadash
San Diego Jewish Academy Campus
11860 Carmel Creek Road
San Diego, CA 92130

Your family is invited to join Congregation Dor Hadash for a Family Service for Yom Kippur (for parents and children ages 0 - 7).
Saturday, October 4th, 9:30 - 10:15 am.
Children ages 4 and older are welcome to stay after the Family Service for crafts, snacks, and discussions, while parents join the main service with Rabbi Yael Ridberg. Children will join their parents in the main service to hear the shofar!
Location: 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
Please RSVP to Betsy at or call 858.268.3674 x104

Your family is invited to join Dor Hadash for our annual Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 19th from 12:30 - 1:00 pm at Carmel Grove Park in Carmel Valley. Bring your furry, scaled, or stuffed pets, and join us for a special gathering where all pets will be welcomed, honored, and blessed. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch, and come early or stay late to enjoy the playground.

For more information contact Betsy Schneider at 858.268.3674 x104 or

Young Adult Division
Jewish Federation of San Diego County
858.571.3444 x 275

Jewish Federation of San Diego County
4950 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123

Jewish National Fund

Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Bill and Sid Rubin Preschool
Early Childhood Department

858.900.2530 x 2531
Visit us on the web at
All Early Childhood Programs are open to the entire community.

Bill and Sid Rubin Preschool
Applications now available for the 2014-2015 school year, to children ages 18 months to 5 years. Our early childhood education department provides a warm, nurturing experience for the whole family. Please call the Early Childhood Education Office to set up a meeting and tour of our school, or stop by for paperwork. All are welcome.
More info:

Parent & Child Programming
All info can be found here:

Songbirds Music
The Fall Session (9 classes) will begin in October. Join us!
Thursdays, 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
More info:

Sukkot Family Shabbat Dinner & Service
Friday, October 10th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
More info:

Simchat Torah Evening Celebration/Service
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
More info:

Chabad of University City
3813 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA 92122


Congregation Beth Am
5050 Del Mar Heights Road
San Diego, CA 92130

The new Beth Am website is under construction!  Please contact the preschool or synagogue for any additional information.

Fall Parent Participation Classes
Offering weekly Friday classes for infants and Toddlers with their parents (newborn - 2 years).
Beth am Babes (Newborn - 8 months) - Noon - 1:00pm
Tiny Tots (9-15 months) - 10:45am - 11:45am
Kids in Motion (16-24 months) - 9:15am - 10:30am
Classes taught by Laura Kaufer, former Director of San Diego Music Together.
Information and enrollment form: or (858) 481-2893

New FREE Infant & Mommy Class
A new FREE weekly Friday program offered for newborns and a caregiver (newborn - 8 months) at noon.  Class is taught by Laura Kaufer, former Director of San Diego Music Together
Information and enrollment form: or (858) 481-2893

Bye Bye Baby Booty
This new Monday (9:15am) class is led by Claire Bloom, includes a 15 minute cardio burst (walk/run) to an outdoor location, a stroller barre workout and will end with a fun playtime/bubbles with babies.  Sign up by the month or the whole fall session to receive a discount!
Information and enrollment form: or (858) 481-2893

Playgroup Space Available
Shalom Baby groups invited to use one of our preschool classrooms for morning meeting times.  To schedule your group for a specific time and day please call (858) 481-2893 or email

2014 - 2015 Preschool Registration & Private Tours
Limited spots are still available for this  preschool-year! 
To schedule a tour please call (858) 481-2893 or email

Campfire Shabbat
First Friday of every month. Next service is on Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 7:00pm
For further information: or (858) 481-8454

High Holy Day Family Tot Services
Family Tot Service held on Yom Kippur @ 9:30 am in the courtyard between the preschool and office buildings.
Both services will be led by Rabbi Earne and Penny Cohen

Sukkot Service & Family Dinner
Friday, October 10th 
Dinner in Sukkah @ 6:00 pm
Adults: $18 Children (2-12 yrs) $8
rsvp to by 10.06.14
Traditional service @ 7:00

Father Child Sleepover in the Sukkah
Friday, October 10th
Children in Pre-k - 6th grade
Join us for sleepover fun in the Beth Am sukkah with Rabbi Earne
Contact Halli to RSVP and more info

Simhat Torah Service
Fun for the whole family.
Lively service. Remember to wear your silly hats!
Thursday, October 16 @ 6:30 pm

Rock'n Tots Shabbat
New musical Shabbat service at Beth Am. Service led Rabbi Earne.
Every 4th Friday of the month
Kick off date: Friday, October 24th @ 6:00 pm

Waters of Eden
441 Saxony Rd
Encinitas, CA 92024

Congregation B'nai Tikvah

2510 Gateway Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009 (near Bressi Ranch)

Religious School
Tuesday Afternoons
Enrollment Open to Grades 1 - 8
More info: or 760-650-2262 / 858-472-0303

Class for Parents about Judaism
For more information, call Rabbi Ben 760-727-5333 

PJ Library at B'nai Tikvah
Tuesday, October 14, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Songs, stories, and fun for young children and their parents.
More info:

Children's Services and Holiday Activities for the Fall Holidays & High Holidays
Yom Kippur Children's Service - Saturday, October 4, 11:15am-12:30pm

Children's High Holiday Services are held at our beautiful site, Gateway Road, Carlsbad - NO CHARGE for Children's Services - Unaffiliated families welcome :)

Active military families always welcome at our main & Children's Services (no charge - bring ID
Call 760-650-2262 for holiday information

Sukkot Family Service & lite dinner
Fri, Oct. 10th, 6:30pm 
Dairy potluck dinner
The community is welcome - Children participate in the program.

Celebrate Simhat Torah
Fri, Oct. 17th, 6:30pm - with flags &  marching with the Torahs
Short Family Service followed by a dessert buffet Kiddush - Consecration of new students
Open to the community - Children participate in the service.

San Diego Jewish Academy
11860 Carmel Creek Road
San Diego, CA 92130

Please join us on our Tuesday Tour - October 21st 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Registration is required and space is limited.
Call 858-704-3717 or e-mail

Please join us on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 9:00 - 10:30 am for our SDJA all school OPEN HOUSE!
Meet with our teachers, administrators, and students to find discover what makes SDJA so special!

Registration is required and space is limited.
Call 858-704-3717 or e-mail

Kehillat Ahavat Yisrael
Services Held at San Diego Jewish Academy Moadon
11860 Carmel Creek Road
San Diego, CA 92130
Rabbi Baruch Rock can be reached at

Friday Night Services: 6:30 p.m.
Saturday Morning Services: 9:30 a.m.
Babysitting services Shabbat morning.
Information at

Chabad Of Carmel Valley
11410 Carmel Country Road
San Diego, CA 92130

Hebrew School (grades k-1)
Sunday Mornings
More info:

Chabad Tutorial Program
One-on-one learning with a skilled educator.
More info:

Mommy & Me Programs and Activities
More info:

Temple Solel
3575 Manchester Ave.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007

Temple Solel Early Childhood Center
Our mission at Temple Solel Early Childhood Center is to provide a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment in which our children can grow socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically and spiritually every day. Within a framework rich in Jewish values, we strive to nurture, guide and encourage each child according to his or her stage of development and individual learning style. We adhere to an integrated and hands-on approach aimed at fostering self-esteem, creative expression and a lifelong love of learning.
Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 Enrollment
Birth - 2, with Parent Participation
2 - 4 year old Preschool
4 - 5 year old Junior Kindergarten
5 - 6 year old Kindergarten
More info:

Sisterhood Sushi in the Sukkah
Monday, October 6 @ 6:0pm
Join the Temple Solel Sisterhood as we discuss the holiday of Sukkot, welcoming the stranger and learn to roll sushi.

Foreign Foods & Films
Friday, October 17
For additional information Or to register,

Introduction to Judaism
Begins Wednesday, October 22 @6:30-8:30pm
A course for anyone interested in exploring Judaism - Interfaith couples, those considering conversion and Jews-by-birth seeking a refresher course in principles and practices of Judaism. Offered through the Union for Reform Judaism

Shabbat Unplugged with Congregational Band
Friday, October 24 @ 6:00pm
Come to Temple Solel and celebrate a fabulous musical Shabbat Service with us. Our Shabbat Unplugged band will lead a service using contemporary and traditional melodies. For additional information, please go to

High Holy Day Services and Information

*For non-members ticket information and availability please contact Denise Ross at (760) 436-0654 x277 or via email at Tickets are available to active duty military and full time students with a valid ID at no charge. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for those who have never attended a High Holy Day service at Temple Solel.

Child Care is available for ages 1-5, Children's Prayer Program for grades K-3 and Youth Prayer Program for grades 4-6 are available for Yom Kippur with preregistration only. Program cost is $20 per child.

Yom Kippur Services
Friday, October 3
6:00pm or 8:45pm Kol Nidre tickets required

Saturday, October 4
8:30am or 11:45am Yom Kippur Service tickets required

The following services are open to the community - no tickets are required
3:00pm Yom Kippur Children's Service (K-3rd Grade)
4:00pm Yom Kippur Afternoon Service
5:15pm Yom Kippur Yizkor Service

5:45pm Yom Kippur Concluding Service

Sukkot Services
Thursday, October 9
10:00am Sukkot Yom Tov Service - No tickets required
No childcare

Simchat Torah Celebration
Wednesday, October 15 @ 6:00pm
Join us as we celebrate the end and the beginning of the reading cycle of Torah with singing and dancing. No tickets required

Thursday, October 16
10:00am Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah with Yizkor - No tickets required
No childcare

Kahal Am: Humanistic Jewish Community of San Diego

Toddler Playgroup
Meets twice a month on Sundays in Encinitas.
Families are friendly and enjoy the experience of cultural Judaism.
More info: Beverly Zarnow, or 858.549.3088.

Tarbuton™ Israeli Cultural Center
11860 Carmel Creek Road
San Diego, CA 92130


Temple Adat Shalom
15905 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064

Temple Adat Shalom High Holy Days Celebrations and Worship

Please see our web site for more information ( or feel free to contact Jeffrey Frankel, Executive Director for details. 858 451-1200

Rosh Hashanah Children's Service - 2:30, Thursday, September 25
Yom Kippur Children's Service - 1:00, Saturday, October 4
Sukkot Family Celebration - 11:15, Sunday, October 15
Simchat Torah Celebration - 6:30, Wednesday, October 15

Ganon Gil Early Childhood Center
15905 Pomerado Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 451-6558

Developmentally appropriate preschool program for children ages 2-5 years, which includes arts, crafts, music, science and daily Judaica learning.

Registration for Fall 2014 is continuing.
New extended hours of operation!

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, October 11, 9:00 AM, Led by Rabbi David Castiglione
Family friendly service with free brunch and Judaic craft immediately following.

Chai Preschool & Infant Center
16934 Chabad Way
Poway, CA 92064
858.451.0455 x 13

Chai Preschool & Infant Center - "Poway’s Best Kept Secret"
Classes/Programs from ages 6 wks - 5yrs of age
Program includes Cooking/Baking, Hebrew, Spanish, Science and Children's Sports
Our ratios are the lowest around, giving the children the highest quality care/learning possible.
Call for a tour now 858-451-0455 x13 or go online to and check us out!

Chabad Hebrew Academy Preschool Village
10785 Pomerado Rd.
Scripps Ranch, CA 92131
858.566.1996 x 1204

Now Enrolling Infant - Junior Kindergarten for the 2014-15 School Year
Limited space. Call for a tour.
More info: 858.566.1996 x 1203

Ner Tamid
15318 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA 92064

Join us for the High Holidays!
Visit for full Holiday schedule.


Ohr Shalom Synagogue
2512 Third Ave (at Laurel)
San Diego, CA 92103

Family Kol Nidre Service
Friday, October 3, 3:00pm
Open to the community
Ohr Shalom Synagogue

Tifereth Israel Synagogue
6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd
San Diego, CA 92119

You and Me Discovery
New and improved Parent Participation Class!
Fridays, 9:00 - 10:30 am
For more information:

We are looking for Crafters for our November Craft Fair. This Craft fair is a fundraiser to support Silverman Preschool. If you are crafty, we would love to hear from you! Please email Amy at for more information!

Young Israel of San Diego
7289 Navajo Road
San Diego, CA 92119

Young Israel of San Diego offers family friendly Shabbat services.

Temple Emanu-El of San Diego
6299 Capri Drive
San Diego, CA 92120

Temple Emanu-El is a Reform Jewish synagogue, affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism.
More info: Jessica Kort,

Price Family Preschool of Temple Emanu-El of San Diego
6299 Capri Drive
San Diego, CA 92120

Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School & Paula Tannen Preschool
3630 Afton Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123
858.279.3300 x 109

Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School & Paula Tannen Preschool
Educating, Nurturing, Inspiring and Connecting the Jewish Youth of San Diego for 52 years
Serving Jewish Families with Children 6 weeks old - 8th Grade
Contact Beth Licha, Director of Admissions, to schedule your tour: , 858-279-3300, x109
Please visit our website at:

Hadassah San Diego
7220 Trade Street, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92121

Kavod Elementary Charter School
201 Marathon Drive
San Diego, CA 92123

Kavod Elementary
Space for 2014-2015 Still Available
More Information at:


Temple Beth Shalom
208 Madrona Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Beth Shalom is the South Bay's Conservative Jewish congregation, with a progressive world view and a rapidly growing, multi-cultural, multi-generational membership.

Sefi Day School
380 Telegraph Canyon Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Sefi Day School is a bilingual Jewish Preschool in Chula Vista. We offer winter camps, spring camps, and a fantastic summer camp.