Birthing from Within #Childbirth Education with Jen Miriam Altman #Berkeley #EastBay


In this class you will…

  • Increase your confidence by learning mindfulness and effective coping practices for labor and beyond.
  • Gain an understanding of how labor works.
  • Make birth art and gain self-understanding through multi-sensory experiential processes.
  • Learn practical information about birth, parenting a new baby and your changing relationships.
  • Explore cultural and personal views about birth and parenting
  • Meet other families and share the joys and concerns of pregnancy in a safe and fun environment.
  • Discover ways for Dad’s/partners to connect with and support mom.
  • and much much more!

Come join the 5-week session starting…

Sunday Jan. 20th until Feb. 17th 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Fee: sliding scale: $175-$350 for the session

At the Manzanita Wellness Clinic: 2818 San Pablo Ave in Berkeley

led by: Jen Miriam Altman, M.A. perinatal psychology

To register go to : or e-mail Jen Miriam at

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Imeinu #Doulas Open House! June 3, 2012 #Berkeley #SF #BayArea


Imeinu Doulas Open House! Sunday, June 3, 2012 4-6pm 1600 Shattuck Ave Ste 122, Berkeley, CA 94709

Please join us for Imeinu Birth Collective’s Open House

~ meet doulas, past clients, and other birth professionals ~

Soak up birth wisdom and information, celebrate your birthing community, and learn about Jewish birth traditions.

B’sha’ah Tova!

Please RSVP Now

Mommy and Me with a Jewish Twist!


With Devorah Leah Romano Mommy and Me with a Jewish Twist encourages multi-sensory experiences that stimulate emerging language, motor development, socialization, and bonding between parent and child – all while learning about Jewish tradition. Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:30 am May 1 May 8 May 15 May 22 $5 / class $15 / 4 sessions For more info or to RSVP contact Devorah Leah 347-342-6546

Afternoon Tea Celebrating Jewish Women w Sarah Karmely “Mystique of Love/Modern Jewish Relationships”


Celebrate Jewish Women

The Mystique of Love

Modern Jewish Relationships

Afternoon Tea with Sarah Karmely

2-4:30 pm | 179 Forest Lane, Berkeley 94708

On Sunday, May 6, Sarah Karmely will speak at a Women’s Afternoon Tea. She will be speaking about Modern Jewish Relationships, in the Berkeley Hills from 2-4:30, and all are welcome to attend. Suggested donation $36. Please call Miriam Ferris with any questions: 510-684-5292 or 510-540-5824

Afterward, at Chabad of Berkeley Sarah Karmely will present the first annual Taharas HaMishpacha (Mikvah Laws) review in the East Bay. Dinner and study session. More info at the Mikvah Laws Review facebook event.

Bay Area Birth Justice Fair


Due to Sabbath observance, Imeinu Birth Collective will not be participating at the fair. But we wholeheartedly support the effort. Please be informed of this important reproductive justice initiative in Oakland, California this week.

You are invited to a day on focused on Birth Justice!

  • What is birth justice, here in the United States and around the world?
  • Why is the United States number 40 on the list of countries that lose the most mothers and babies in childbirth?
  • Why is an African American woman 5x more likely to die in childbirth than a White American woman?

Bay Area Birth Justice Fair
Saturday, April 21, 2012, 10 am – 5 pm
Uhuru House: 7911 Macarthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605-3361

Lets learn together! And support change!

  • speakers
  • vendors
  • workshops
  • teach ins
  • food
  • music and community!

A peaceful earth – begins with birth!

If you would like to purchase a vendor table please contact organizer: Samsarah Morgan 510-496-3491

Who should be a vendor? – all healers , teacher and products and organizations – that help promote health and wellness for pregnant, birthing and parenting families!

Visit our site:

This day will feature a special blessing ceremony for families who have lost a child before its first birthday. see for details.

Sponsored by:
Uhuru House
Occupy (decolonize) pregnancy and birth caucus of Occupy Oakland
Sacred Birth Place Center for Childbirth and Wellness
Nia Center: A family life practice