Are you pregnant? Do you have a new baby? Looking to connect with other families just like yours? If you answered yes, then you need to meet with our LA jBabies Connector so we can welcome your growing family into our Los Angeles Jewish community. LA jBabies helps expectant parents and families of newborns (0-9 months) make connections, build friendships, and engage in Los Angeles Jewish life. We’ve handpicked some of the best baby swag out there and can’t wait to give it to you as a welcome gift (one per family)! All you have to do is meet up with one of our LA jBabies Connectors and it’s yours.

We’re putting together groups of families with babies born in the same 4-month period. These groups will begin with an icebreaker and a few minutes to talk about building a Jewish home for your growing family. Then we’ll learn tips from baby development experts about how to play with your baby. The rest of the time we’ll spend socializing. We welcome everyone — including unaffiliated, single- and multi-parent, multi-faith, multi-ethnic, multi-abled, and LGBTQ families.

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.

 

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LA jBabies Community Connectors

Leeron Dvir

LA jBabies Community Connector – Valley

Hello! My name is Leeron, your LA jBabies Community Connector for Valley families, and I’m excited to introduce myself to you. I was born and raised in the Valley in an Israeli home. I have worked in early childhood education as both a teacher and Preschool Director at Jewish schools for way over a decade. My passion has always been to connect families together and create programs for new parents and their little ones. I owned the West Valley region of Stroller Strides when my oldest son was an infant and have great experience in bringing new parents together for emotional, social, and physical well-being and connection. I live in Burbank as a single parent raising two boys, and I know first-hand how crucial it is to have a village! I look forward to being a part of your new parenting journey!  Please feel free to email me at LDvir@JewishLA.org.

Shuli Kupchan

LA jBabies Community Connector – City

Hi! My name is Shuli, and I am your LA jBabies Community Connector in the City. I am so excited to meet you and serve as a resource during this phase of life!  I was born and raised right here in West LA.  I have 3 little girls, Eloise, Lucy and Frankie.  Although I am a few years out from the newborn stage, I know what it’s like and what you’re going through!  My hope is that I can facilitate in connecting you with other families experiencing this new stage of life and help in any way I can.  My background is in Jewish education, serving as an ECC and lower grade school teacher for many years. I am excited to share my experience and learn along with you! I am so looking forward to connecting with you soon. Please feel free to email me at SKupchan@JewishLA.org.

Michelle Dryjanski

LA jBabies Community Connector – Valley

Hi! My name is Michelle, and I’m an LA jBabies Community Connector for Valley families. I am so excited to navigate this new parenting journey with you. I was born and raised in Los Angeles. After almost 10 years of working in the travel industry, I became a homemaker and had my first child, Lyla, in October 2021 – so I know exactly what you are experiencing. I find going through this special time with those in the same boat and creating your own village truly make a difference. I enjoy building relationships, planning events, and working with children. I love to spend time with my husband and daughter, cook, read, go to the beach, travel somewhere new and experience new cultures. I’m excited to meet you all! Please feel free to email me at MDryjanski@JewishLA.org.