Mazel tov on your new baby! At the Jewish Federation and The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, we want you to know that we’re here for you during this wonderful and challenging transition. Sprout: Helping Jewish Families Grow Together supports families in the East Bay interested in Jewish living and learning. Below are some ideas about incorporating Judaism into your family’s new traditions and rhythms.

Welcoming Your Child

Find resources for a bris (circumcision), brit shalom, baby naming, and special ideas for the grandparents.

What’s in a Name?

Choosing the perfect name for your baby is no easy feat. Whether you’re looking for a unique first name, a way to honor a loved one, or a meaningful Hebrew name, get started here!

Free Jewish Books

PJ Library provides free Jewish books and music to children from six months to seven years of age. Learn more or sign up.

Sleep and Other Timeless Rituals

From bedtime rituals, to blessing children, to giving tzedakah, we can give you ideas for Jewish rituals that work for your family.


Looking for kosher food? Great family weekend activities? Fun websites with inclusive Jewish content? Check out our top list of resources for you.

Connecting with Other Families

Do you want to connect with other new parents in your area, playgroups, or other families with babies of a similar age? We can help!

Celebrating Milestones

Use mazel tot milestones stickers to celebrate some of your baby’s first Jewish holidays. Use as keepsakes or post pictures online using the hashtag #SproutEastBaby. Find out when the Jewish holidays are coming and request your mazel tot milestone stickers today.

Find an Organization

The East Bay is home to so many different types of Jewish organizations. From synagogues to farms, Jewish Community Centers to art studios, we’ve got it all. Check out the community map to explore. And, for information on events around the East Bay, see the community calendar.