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 Connectors
Gavrielle DonesLA jBabies City Connector
Hello! I’m Gavrielle, your LA jBabies Connector in the City. I’m a native Angeleno who lives in West L.A. with my husband and son. I have over ten years of professional experience working within the local community, engaging in social impact, community engagement, and event & program planning. I’m passionate about building community and creating supportive, inclusive programs. As your LA jBabies Connector I look forward to connecting with families who are expecting and those with babies under 9 months old to form intimate communities. As your personal community resource guide, I’m excited to support you and your growing family! Please feel free to email me at GDones@JewishLA.org. I look forward to connecting soon!
Adrianne PasternakLA jBabies Valley Connector
Hi, I’m Adrianne Pasternak. I was born and raised in Agoura Hills. While I have lived in many places around the world, my husband and I are happy to be living and raising our four children in the very neighborhood where I grew up! I am the LA jBabies Community Connector for the Valley and can’t wait to meet all the Valley families with children birth – 9 months old. I’m also a birth and postpartum doula as well as a Jewish Educator with 20-plus years of experience directing both Jewish Preschool and Religious School. In my spare time, I enjoy crafting and hiking. I am passionate about early childhood education, and more specifically, providing young children and their families educational experiences outdoors in nature. I look forward to creating community for Valley families with the youngest children! I look forward to connecting soon. Please email me at APasternak@JewishLA.org.