YOUNG FAMILIES INITIATIVE
We know having a young family requires a lot of multitasking. Juggling schedules, meeting family demands, providing educational opportunities, creating quality time, and making memories are all very time consuming and can often be overwhelming. Let Federation be your partner in creating a Jewish network of friends and providing opportunities for your family to enrich and fortify your Jewish life.
Shalom Baby seeks to find and convene Jewish babies and their grown-ups to connect them with one another and with the Jewish community in northern New Jersey. Through programs and activities, young families can form bonds that last a lifetime and give their children a foundation of Jewish life. Contact Dustin Hausner, Director, Community Outreach and Engagement at DustinH@jfnnj.org or 201-820-3937
Shalom Baby is a project of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey and The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation.
The Volunteer Center offers individuals and families a meaningful way to participate in Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) initiatives. Through needs-driven, impactful programs, volunteers serve the Jewish and broader communities — ultimately strengthening a collective community.
Kids love books. Books stimulate the imagination, encourage a love of learning, and create bonds between parents and children. PJ Library is a program Federation supports that sends free age appropriate books to kids throughout their formative years to help build a foundation for Jewish life. Contact Rachel Jacobus, Associate, Community Outreach RachelJ@jfnnj.org or 201-820-3902
one happy camper
It’s swimming, campfires, and color games. It’s wearing white for Shabbat and learning something new. Jewish camp is about discovering yourself and making lifelong friendships. Jewish camp is the place where you can build your Jewish identity while driving go-karts, starring in plays, conquering the ropes course or playing in a rock band. Attending Jewish camp means your child is much more likely to continue their Jewish journey throughout their life. Jewish Federation offers One Happy Camper Incentive grants to encourage families to send their children to Jewish camp. Contact Rachel Jacobus, Associate, Community Outreach RachelJ@jfnnj.org or 201-820-3902
JEWISH RIGHT START
A child’s first years are the most formative. What a child experiences before age 5 become the foundation for thinking patterns, value structures, and ways of viewing the world into adulthood. Jewish preschools partner with families like yours to help educate and nurture children in an environment filled with traditions, rituals, stories, and ethics. For those who qualify, the Jewish Right Start Preschool Incentive Program will help with a grant of up to $1,000 off of your child’s first year of preschool. Ensure your child has the right start! Contact Rachel Jacobus, Associate, Community Outreach RachelJ@jfnnj.org or 201-820-3902
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