Parenting

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We're thrilled to announce the launch of the Robbins Virtual Parenting Hub, a community resource providing parents with a full range of support as their children develop, made possible by a generous gift from the Robbins family.

Housed within The Bert and Sandra Wasserman Center for Family Life, the Robbins Virtual Parenting Hub is designed to complement the robust programming for children and families of all ages and stages currently offered by the Wasserman Center.

This new addition to the community will offer a multitude of support groups, workshops, and speakers to support all phases of childrearing in the ever-changing landscape of raising and supporting children. We view it as a space where parents can come together virtually to form connections and community, all while being nurtured by our expert facilitators.

Through the Robbins Virtual Parents Hub, we aim to build parents' confidence and resilience as they navigate the trials and triumphs of raising a family.  

Whether you're thinking about starting a family or you're already raising your children, we want to be your village.


Support Groups:

Grappling Circles for Parents of Tweens

Afterglow New Moms Group

Fatherhood group (currently in development in partnership with JCC Harlem)

Working Moms of the J


Vanessa's Conversations on Parenting and Beyond


Prenatal Programs:

Birth Positive (preparing for childbirth)

Caring for your newborn

Caring for your newborn grandbaby


Collaborations with other Centers:

Jewish Living: Jewish Parenting for Pandemics and Everyday Life


Workshops:

Why Won't She Listen to Me? A Workshop on Positive Discipline

Virtual: Joys and Challenges of Raising Siblings


Diversity Equity and Inclusion Series 


Infants + Young Children Commitee

The purpose of the Infants + Young Children Committee is to bring together parents with children from birth-4 years to enhance and improve the JCC experience for families with young children. We are a sounding board to the staff as well as liaisons to the community, and we volunteer on various projects or tasks throughout the year.

In addition to working toward broader institutional goals, we also create connections within our micro-community and develop a network of friends with whom we share the journey of parenting.

Help us continue to ensure accessible programming for everyone. Please support Children + Family programming at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.