Family Centre, Westend
The first Jewish-sponsored family education centre of its kind in Germany supports families from pregnancy on
The Family Centre in Westend was recently established and is sponsored by the Jewish Community Frankfurt K.d.ö.R. Having opened on 1 June 2021, it is the first officially recognised family education centre and the first Jewish-sponsored family centre of its kind in Germany – and therefore a milestone for Jewish life in Germany. It is a place of encounter, where people can come together and get to know each other, and offers a safe environment to meet others, swap advice and grow networks.
The Family Centre offers a variety of activities for children and parents, such as open playgroups, parent-and-baby groups, coffe mornings for parents as well as various workshops and special events. The ongoing programme of courses covers pregnancy and childbirth as well as baby, toddler and family time, and also includes certified post-natal exercise, Fabel® development for baby’s all-important first year of life, baby massage and much more besides. Afternoon classes include exercise for young and old, parent-child dancing, creative, MamaFit and exercise classes, and games clubs, among other things.
Another centrepiece of our Family Centre is our sponsor-initiated daycare for children. Every day (except weekends and public as well as jewish holidays) from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, a childminder offers play mornings for up to five children. Besides the various events in our programme, we also offer a safe space for advice and support around baby, toddler and family time.