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Jewish Birth Preparation Class
Sponsor Jewish Baby Network
Type of Event Education
Family Education
Description Pregnant? Know someone who is? Please help us to spread the word among expectant parents that our Jewish Birth Preparation Class will be starting on January 8, 2014. The birthing class with a Jewish twist will be held from 6-9pm on six consecutive Wednesday nights at Parents Place in Palo Alto. The cost of the class is $200 per couple. The class will cover information related to the birth process (anatomy, stages of labor, pain management, etc.) and Jewish rituals and traditions around birth and babies (planning a welcoming ceremony, choosing a name, parenting from a Jewish perspective, etc.). The class is designed to be a one-stop shop for expectant parents and can take the place of a birthing class offered by local hospitals and birthing centers. Become informed and make friends! Here is a line up of speakers: Stephanie Freeman, Certified Birthing from Within Instructor (Teaches at Blossom Birth, Harmony and Kaiser Santa Clara) - "Childbirth" Rabbi Janet Marder, Senior Rabbi at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills - "Choosing a Name" and "Welcoming Ceremonies for Girls" Rabbi David Booth, Senior Rabbi at Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto - "Parenting" and "Bedtime" Dr. Debra Weiss-Ishai, Mohel and Board Certified Pediatrician - "Ask the Mohel" Dr. Erica Rosen, Anesthesiologist - "Demystifying Medical Intervention" Dr. Bruce Feldstein, Jewish Chaplain at Stanford Hospital - "When Things Don't Go as Planned" Elizabeth Eastman, LCSW - "Partner to Parent" Cherie Tannenbaum, Certified Lactation Consultant - "Surviving the First Week" and more! To register for the class please visit For more information, please contact Program Director, Jen Wolosin at The Jewish Baby Network has been made possible through a grant from the SF-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund Regional Impact Initiative, awarded to Congregation Kol Emeth of Palo Alto and Congregation Beth Am of Los Altos Hills. Created in partnership by the two congregations, and serving the larger Jewish community of the Peninsula of the Bay Area, the Jewish Baby Network aims to engage expectant parents and new families in Jewish life. In addition to the Jewish Birthing Class the Jewish Baby Network also offers Shalom Baby Bags, Playgroup Meet-Ups and Special Events. For more information visit Jewish Baby Network. New beginnings. New connections.
Date/Dates January 08 2014 - February 12 2014
Times 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost $200/couple
Street Address 4175 Manuela Ave. Google Map
Location Palo Alto, CA 94306 United States
Contact Information
Contact Name Jen Wolosin
Phone Number 650-275-2215
Additional Information
Audience Parents, Families, Couples
People who are interested in Pregnancy and Birth Ceremonies, Parenting