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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.

Spring 2022 Parenting Series

Thu, Mar 3:  R.E.B.U.I.L.D. your family's social stamina (virtual)

Tue, Mar 8:  Social Justice Parenting: Dr. Traci Baxley in Conversation with the JCC’s Alicia Stoller (virtual)

Wed, Apr 27:  Helping our kids and ourselves: A Climate Anxiety Workshop for Parents (in person)

Mon, May 9:  Mothering as Social Change: A Conversation with Author Angela Garbes, Essential Labor (in person)

Prenatal Programs

American Heart Association Heartsaver Infant/Child/Adult CPR

Caring for your newborn

Caring for your newborn grandbaby

Parenting Support Groups


Join mothers and their new babies ages birth–5 months to gain information, share your experiences, support one another, and socialize in the early days of motherhood. Explore topics such as the development of maternal identity, infant attachment and bonding, postpartum mood and self-care, partner relationships, and returning to work. Led by Pria Alpern, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in maternal mental health, and a mother of three. A great opportunity for first-time moms as well as second- or third-timers! Please familiarize yourself with the JCC’s health and safety protocols

For more information, please contact Yael Kahn Pinto.


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.


For more information on Infants + Young Children Programming, please contact Yael Kahn Pinto via email or call at 646.505.5721.

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