Shalom Baby: Moms bond with babies and heritage

by | Oct 28, 2019 | Other News

Alicia Pahl-Cornelius and Roma, born June 15, 2019.

Bond is exactly what Alicia Pahl-Cornelius did when she started listening to the CD of Jewish songs that came in her personally delivered Shalom Baby basket. Pahl-Cornelius says she loved her basket so much, she referred a friend who was days away from giving birth because she wanted her friend to have a special Shalom Baby experience of her own.

Shalom Baby is a complimentary care package filled with mom and baby gifts, and information on Jewish Tidewater that serves as an invitation for community engagement. The program is designed for first-time moms, those with multiple children, and birth and adoptive mothers. Delivery is scheduled three to six weeks after birth.

Shalom Baby is a partner program with Strelitz International Academy and PJ Library.

Register for a special delivery by contacting Carly Glikman, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater outreach manager, at 757-965-6127 or