Becoming a new parent is a sacred moment. It’s a time when connection to a community means having a network of people to celebrate being a family and mentors to turn to when needed. That’s why UJA-Federation supports a wide range of programs in the growing Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester, and Long Island. These programs help new parents connect with a community that understands and nurtures Jewish families at this unique stage of life.
The Challenge of Creating Community for New Parents
- New parents are juggling their schedules to care for their families, often while also meeting the demands of a job.
- It’s difficult to find places in the community where parents can meet each other and feel comfortable bringing their babies and young children.
Last year, our collective impact helped provide:
- Support for kveller.com, a national website for new parents, and an accessible resource at any hour of the day, ready whenever a new parent searches for guidance — during sleepless nights or between early morning feedings.
- Support for 18 programs piloting with synagogues, day schools, and parent groups that connect new parents to Jewish life and reflect the diversity of community — including programs for Russian-speaking and Israeli parents and adoptive and lesbian and gay families.
Your donation does so much for so many.