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Jewish Community Center

Family Center – Parenting Support

The J’s Family Center serves as a support for parents by offering classes for expectant Jewish or Interfaith parents, hosting various speakers throughout the year and more.

For more information about our program, visit the full Family Center page.

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Single Parent Workshop

Single parents with children aged 10 and younger

Single parenting presents unique challenges – balancing work and home, managing stress, taking care of kids while staying in touch with yourself. All of these can seem overwhelming. Join other single parents who are navigating this rocky, yet joyful journey. This group will be facilitated by Molly Hartigan, MA, CIT under the supervision of Nancy Golden, LPC 01889.

Babysitting available with reservation.

Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex
Thursday, February 2, 6-8pm



Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314-442-3267

Jewish Parenting Class 101

Learn about Jewish traditions and how you can add more Judaism to your home!
Join us for an innovative and sure to be fun and educational class for parents and toddlers.

2017 Dates TBD




The J’s Family Center is excited to offer a course for expecting Jewish parents here in St. Louis featuring childbirth preparation with a Jewish Twist. Sandy Brooks, RN, expert and well-known Lamaze teacher in the St. Louis area, will be facilitating this four-week class. It offers parents-to-be traditional, prepared childbirth classes plus a spiritual, ritual and emotional support network for welcoming a Jewish child into the community. Couples will learn about Brit Milah (ritual circumcision), baby-naming ceremonies, and gain the opportunity to meet other expecting Jewish couples. Classes are formed as needed with a minimum of six couples.


$85 members/$95 public

Classes are formed as needed with a minimum of six couples.

Love and Logic

This parenting class for parents of infants, toddlers & school-aged children will teach you how to use the Love and Logic parenting method to deal with challenging and growing children, as well as tough situations. Class is taught by trained facilitator.


Free for residents of St. Louis County/$110 for non-residents


Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Emilie Brockman
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Leah Frankel