At the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, we nurture families by cultivating experiences where children can thrive, parents can connect, and families can grow together. When you join us for prenatal programs, our New Moms groups, a swim in our pool with your baby, a music class with your toddler, a cooking class with your child, or community service with your teen, you and your family will feel right at home.
At The Bert and Sandra Wasserman Center for Family Life, we are here for your family at every age and every stage. We hope to see you on Amsterdam and West 76th Street.
Check out our offerings below and click here to learn more.
New Moms Support Group (in Partnership with Cooper Parenting)
Led by a child development expert from Cooper Parenting, this group offers practical tips on navigating the early months of parenthood, answering questions, and providing guidance on many topics while also providing a community atmosphere for new moms and babies to connect, bond, and build new friendships. Sessions are filled with strategies, solutions, and answers to your most important questions about newborn parenting. For more information, please contact Yael Kahn Pinto (email@example.com).
Tuesdays, Jan 9–Feb 20, 11 am–noon or Tuesdays, Mar 5–Apr 9, 11 am–noon. Register here.
New! Modern Jewish Baby
Modern Jewish Baby is a wonderful way for parents with babies and toddlers to connect with experts in early childhood and Judaism. You are not alone on this parenthood adventure, so gather with other parents of children 0-24 months for a chance to kvetch (“complain”), kvell (“celebrate”), and explore ways that Judaism can support you at this stage of your family’s life. Come for the happy hour; stay for the Jewish wisdom. This gathering celebrates Jewish, Jew-ISH, interfaith, LGBTQ+ families, and beyond! For more information, please contact Yael Kahn Pinto.
Wednesdays, Jan 10–Feb 7, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Register here.
Don’t forget to check out the JCC’s fun and flexible drop-in classes for newborns—18 month olds:
Through songs, nursery rhymes, and exercises designed to strengthen muscles and provide mental stimulation, your baby will reach important milestones in a playful and relaxed environment.
Tuesdays, 10:15 am and Friday, 12:15 pm. Register here.
Young children will develop their cognitive and motor skills through unique sensory materials, social interaction, and bonding with their grown-ups through kinesthetic experiences. This class is all about sensory play and encouraging your little one to explore.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:45 am–12:30 pm. Register here.
This movement class helps babies reach new developmental milestones in a community of first friends. It is designed for those who have learned preliminary gross motor skills, such as rolling from back to belly, moving from sitting to crawling, pushing up to hands and knees, etc.
Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:15 am–noon. Register here.
Through songs, exercises, and play, your new walker will explore movement in an environment that supports early socialization.
Tuesdays, 12:15–1 pm and Fridays, 10:15–11 am. Register here.