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LA jBabies

Are you expecting or do you have a new baby? Looking to connect with other families in Los Angeles raising Jewish children? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you need to meet with one of our LA jBabies Connectors so they can welcome your growing family into our community, help you build friendships, and engage in Los Angeles Jewish life.

Here’s how the program works. Families with babies born within the same 4-month period are grouped together. These playgroups meet monthly for several months to socialize, talk about building a Jewish home, and learn tips from baby development experts.

We’ve handpicked great swag for your baby and can’t wait to give it to you as a welcome gift (one per family while supplies last)! All you have to do is meet with one of our LA jBabies Connectors and it’s yours.

LA jBabies Playgroups are open to gestational, non-gestational, foster, and adoptive caregivers with infants who feel connected to Judaism in some way, shape, or form. We welcome ALL parents, regardless of age, race, gender identity and expression, sexuality, ability, or family composition.

LA jBabies is made possible with the generous support of PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, in partnership with the Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation, and Jacki and Jeff Karsh.



LA jBabies Community Connectors

Sarah Epstein

My name is Sarah, and I’m thrilled to be the LA jBabies Connector for City families! I am excited to help you navigate this exciting journey of parenthood. I am an LA native but spent over a decade living in New York and Texas. Upon moving back, I was eager to reconnect with the local Jewish world. My professional background spans from working in college admissions and college counseling to teaching positive psychology courses. I have enjoyed the education world and have integrated positive psychology to my work with the Jewish community. In my free time, I like cooking and hosting, exploring the best farmers markets and tea lattes in LA, and spending time in nature with my family. My husband and I had our first child in the summer of 2023). I was especially eager to find mom groups and baby classes during this time. We were thrilled to join LA jBabies as a family, and I’m now very excited to be in this role. It’s such a special time, and I hope you will be able to lean on one another and create a great tribe as new parents. I can’t wait to meet all of you!

Sophie Greenbaum

Hi! My name is Sophie, and I’m so thrilled to be your LA jBabies Connector for Valley families!  I’m an LA native and mommy of three. Going through it myself, I understand the special and transformative blessing of becoming a parent. I was always passionate about creating a Jewish home, but becoming a mom inspired me even further. It also made me realize the importance of building a supportive village. Before diving into motherhood, I spent many years in the music industry as a songwriter. Outside of mom life and serving my community, I love learning Gemara and Jewish mysticism, going to the beach, and cooking yummy meals with farmers market finds. I’m incredibly excited to connect with you, support you on your journey,  and serve your families during this sacred time. I can’t wait to meet you!