Shalom Baby Monthly Newsletter

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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:

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.

Our next Little Mensches event will be a fantastic beach- and park- cleanup.  The event will take place on Sunday, November 2 at 1:00 in the La Jolla Shores area (specific details to follow).  We will be working with San Diego Coastkeeper on this project, and they will provide all of the equipment and gear that we will need to make this a safe, fun and rewarding clean-up.


Sunday, November 2, 2014
La Jolla Shores area (details to follow)

SAVE THE DATE – Hanukkah Happening at the JCC
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Details to follow

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!
Please click HERE for more details.

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

“No I Won’t and You Can’t Make Me!” – How to Effectively Handle Power Struggles
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Lawrence Family JCC

In this engaging and informative workshop, Parent Coach Debbie Zeichner, LCSW, will help parents understand how to recognize and disengage from a power struggle, and how to redirect their children’s energy toward self-motivation and cooperation.

Register online at
Questions?  Please contact Debbie Zeichner at 858.822.8878 or

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

Shalom Baby Visits Seacrest Village
Sunday, November 2 -10:00am - Katzin Residence
Wednesday, November 19 – 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, November 19, 3:00 pm
More info:
Sign up:

Baby Book Club
Group storytelling, flannel board stories, and art projects.
Friday, November 7, 21
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

PJ Library Storytime - Carmel Valley Library
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
More information
Sign up:


Shalom Baby Visits Seacrest Village
Sunday, November 2 - 10:00am - Katzin Residence
Wednesday, November 19 - 10:45am - Goldberg Residence 
Please call Cynthia, 619-200-6599

20th Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair - North County
Bal Yoga for Kids with Glenda Kacev and Sylvia Roth
Sunday, November 9, 2014
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Temple Solel - 3575 Manchester Ave. Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007
Bal Yoga incorporates, poses, and illustrations to the corresponding letters of the alphabet.  "Bal" means "Child" in Hindi
Click on HERE for more details.
RSVP email

PJ Library Storytime
Sunday, November 9, 2014
11:15 am - 12:30 noon
Temple Solel - 3575 Manchester Ave. Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007
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 Fridays.
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.

Shabbat Mishpachah (free)
Friday, November 8, 2014
10:30 am to 12:00 pm. In the Children’s Shul

Tot Shabbat (free)
Friday, November 14, 2014
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Children’s Shul
Children up to age 6

Pajama Shabbat (free)
Friday, November 21, 2014
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Children’s Shul
6:30 pm to 7:15 pm – Dairy Potluck Dinner
Children up to age 6

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, November 13, 6:00-7:30pm
***Temple Solel***
3575 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea
**Please note the change of location for this month**

REGISTER NOW: Supporting Jewish Single Parents/Jewish BIGPals 6th Annual Hanukkah Party
Sunday, December 14, 2:00-4:00pm
Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Dr.,  San Diego 92122

Join Supporting Jewish Single Parents (SJSP) and Jewish BIGPals at our 6th Annual Hanukkah Party! Indulge at our latke and dessert bar, jam to some beats, and stop by our arts & crafts station! Many SJSP families have a Big Pal for their son or daughter, and this is a great opportunity to celebrate together. RSVP by December 8 at
Contact Sarah Kaplan at (858) 637-3090 or

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


Pachie’s Place and Teen Leadership Present:
Bridging the Digital Divide: An Internet Safety Workshop for Parents, Mentors, and Youth
Presented by SafetyNet®: Smart Cyber Choices®
Thursday, November 6 • 6:00–8:00pm
AMN Healthcare • 12400 High Bluff Dr., #100 • San Diego 92130

SafetyNet®: Smart Cyber Choices® will lead a discussion for parents, guardians, mentors, and youth in grades 6-12 about threats to cyber safety. Families will learn how to navigate the Internet and manage their online lives while being safe and having fun.

Click here for more information and to RSVP. Open to the entire community!

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

Shababa…Shabbat Together!
Join the Dor Hadash community for a special Shabbat experience for young families on Friday, November 7th at 6:30 pm.
On the Viterbi family Campus at Congregation Beth El.  8660 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, 92037

Did your child leave a Jewish Preschool?  
Are you looking for a fun place for your family to experience Judaism?

Join us on Sunday mornings as we create Jewish memories at Gesher School.
(beginning in Pre-K, for 4 years olds).

Contact Betsy Schneider for details about Gesher School and Dor Hadash

And visit our Shalom Baby webpage:

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 are still being accepted 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.

Parent & Child Programming
All info can be found here:

Songbirds Music
The Fall Session is in progress. You can still join us!Thursdays, 9:15-10 a.m.

Open House
Save the Date! Our 1st Preschool Open House for the 2015-16 School Year will be Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 9:30-10:30am.
Register Here:

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
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 – 1030am
Classes are be taught by Laura Kaufer, former Director of San Diego Music Together.
For further information and enrollment form: or (858) 481-2893

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

Infant Center Opening Fall 2014
Infant and toddler care (6 weeks – 2 year)!  For further information, contact Beth Am Preschool at (858) 481-2893 or

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

Rock'n Tots Shabbat
New musical Shabbat service at Beth Am. Service led Rabbi Earne.
Every 4th Friday of the month

Next service: Friday, November 28th @ 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 

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

Parent Participation class - every Friday, beginning 10/31  with Teacher Lee - from 9:00 am till 10:30 am. Birth to 18 months accompanied with an adult. Free. Contact Yael Edelstein, Preschool Director at 858-704 3815 or

Prospective Parents Open House - November 6, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Registration is required.

Space is limited.

RSVP to or call 858-704-3717

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

Shabbat Unplugged with Congregational Band
Friday, November 14 @ 6:00pm

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

Breakfast with the Rabbi
Sunday, November 16 @9:15am
Enrich your knowledge and sense of community as we learn from each other and grow together in a supportive Jewish setting. Topic TBD. RSVP’s are requested in order to plan for light meal. There is no fee for the program. Donations gratefully accepted. RSVP to

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

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.

Tot Shabbat
Friday, November 14, 6:00 PM, Led by Rabbi David Castiglione

Friday, November 21  11:30  Community Thanksgiving
Blessings lead by Cantor Lori and Rabbi David

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

Ner Tamid
15318 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA 92064


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

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

Once Upon and Autumn Fair

A craft fair happening on Sunday, November 23, from 11am-4pm at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. 
This is a fundraiser for Silverman preschool.

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

Shalom Shabbat Tot Program:
Fridays 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Join our engaging, interactive Shabbat program for 12-24 month old children who, together with their special adult, will be introduced to the joys of Shabbat. This is a wonderful opportunity for grandparents,  parents, and children to connect  and become part of our preschool community.

Please email for further information.

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 2015-2016 Application Window is Open
Site Tour - November 13th at 10:30am
Still Enrolling for 14-15. 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.