Parent Workshops

Parenting Center Workshops

Our Parenting Center provides parents-to-be, parents, and caregivers with support and guidance as they prepare for and raise their young children. LGBTQ and straight, couples and single parents, Jewish and non-Jewish, biological and adoptive, families built through surrogacy, people of any color or ability — are all warmly welcomed!

New Parent Coffees (in person!)

On the third Thursday of most months from October through June, gather with other new parents and parents-to-be for coffee, company, and relaxed conversations on topics of interest to new parents.
Upcoming Parent Coffees include: 
Thursday, June 22: Intro to Infant Massage

Virtual (and sometimes in person) Workshops

Join us virtually (or occasionally in person!) for workshops on topics of interest to parents of young children. Our workshops offer practical skills and solutions, advice, and community-building opportunities.  See the calendar below for upcoming workshops, and email Miriam if you have an idea for a workshop that you would like to offer or to see offered.

Upcoming Workshops

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Feeding a Picky Eater
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Feeding your family is not an easy task, especially if you have a picky eater in the mix. In this workshop, registered pediatric dietitian Brittany Shapiro, of Capital Pediatric Nutrition will provide guidance on achieving stress-free family meals! You will leave the workshop with concrete ideas and strategies on how to meet your child’s nutrition needs. Bring your questions and specific scenarios!

Intended for parents of 1-6 year olds, but all are welcome.


Parent Coffee: Intro to Infant Massage (IN PERSON)
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Thursday, June 22, 10:00 AM

Join us for coffee, the company of other new parents, and a relaxed conversation about (and demonstration of!) infant massage techniques. Khyati Desai-Seltzer of Vyana Infant Massage LLC will discuss how infant massage can improve sleep and immunity, bring relief from gas and constipation, and help you bond with your baby. She will also demonstrate some massage strokes that you can use with your baby at home. Babies and expecting parents are warmly welcomed!



Past Workshops

Click here to explore past workshops offered through the EDCJCC Parenting Center.