Shalom Baby


Shalom Baby is an outreach initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven's Women's Philanthropy—designed to welcome Jewish babies and their families to the Jewish community in the Greater New Haven area. Through this collaborative effort, synagogues, vendors, and agencies that cater to our community extend a hand of friendship to families who have recently experienced the birth or adoption of a child. 


Long regarded as one of the premier infant outreach programs in the country, Shalom Baby is introducing many families to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, the Jewish Community Center, congregations and other Jewish organizations. Additionally, Shalom Baby provides the connection to areas of interest for young families.


Shalom Baby relies on the community to provide names of Jewish families who have recently experienced the birth or adoption of a new baby. A home visit is arranged and each family receives a gift bag with a wealth of helpful information, resources, and welcome gifts from area synagogues, agencies, and generous sponsors from the community.


Please support our efforts in continuing to reach as many new Jewish families as possible, by providing their names and contact information to Kayla Bisbee by emailing or by calling 203-387-2424 x300. 

Upcoming Programs


Irit Perkins & Nicki Golos


Stephanie Wain & Shelley Kier

Staff Contact

  • Kayla Bisbee

    Family Outreach Coordinator
    (203) 387-2424 x300

A Special Presentation from Our Sponsor, JScreen


Originally presented in April 2020, "What's In Your Genes: Jewish Genetic Testing – More Than Just Tay-Sachs" is a lecture from Shalom Baby sponsor JScreen that debunks the myths around genetic testing and provides families with vital information that can help keep our next generation healthy. JScreen is a national non-profit public health initiative dedicated to preventing Jewish genetic diseases. Learn more at

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors:

Lead Shalom Baby Program Sponsors

PJ Library Book Sponsor

Gift Bag Sponsor

My First Challah Sponsor

Interested in becoming a Shalom Baby sponsor? Contact Kayla Bisbee at (203) 387-2424 x300 or by e-mail at to set up a conversation.