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Why we do it

For all of us, and especially for new parents, day-to-day experiences are rife with milestones, mystery, magic, and even mistakes. In those vulnerable and exciting early years, connections are essential: to like-minded people, your Jewishness, your mental health, your community–and your identity.

Guess what? Helping families create and maintain those connections is what we’re all about. Pomi makes it easy to access hyper-local, high-quality events and programs, providing opportunities to:

  • Entertain and engage developing kiddos
  • Meet and mingle with other parents who are in similar life stages
  • Discover your diverse and vibrant Greater Boston Jew-ish community–however you identify

We aim to provide spaces for families to convene and grow, parenting resources and expertise from the people and organizations serving Jewish families across the Greater Boston area, and stellar, swoon-able content and programming worthy of your little bundle of joy.

In short: We’re bringing community to you.

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Greater Boston families? We see you.

Since 2009, CJP and JCC Greater Boston have partnered to engage families meaningfully with their community and Jewish identity. Over the past 14 years, programs like Welcome Baby! and PJ Library allowed us to combine our superpowers, reach out, and help thousands of young families feel the love and support of their Jewish community—and we want to do more! We know we need to help create even more convenient spaces for high-quality, meaningful experiences for you. Hey, we thought, we’ve got the resources, the know-how, the history, imagination, and drive to fill in the gaps and help families feel more connected to their community, their Jewishness, and each other—and in April 2023, Pomi was born. We couldn’t be prouder of this partnership and all the joy that awaits.

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Meet our crew

We may be biased, but we have a pretty awesome team. We could not have brought Pomi to life without the help of each and every one of these incredible people.

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Jolie Helmbrecht


As Director of Programming, Jolie is in charge of all the fun! She is also a parenting expert having worked for over 25 years designing and delivering programming and workshops for young families in Greater Boston. She previously worked for Isis Parenting and later joined CJP to develop Welcome Baby! and leads professional peer groups for parenting experts in the area. Now she is lending her years of experience to deliver Pomi to you!

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Gavin Andrews


Gavin leads the vision and strategy for Pomi as our Chief Design Officer and she is passionate about designing incredible spaces and experiences. For over twenty years Gavin has been designing innovative programs and spaces in cultural, community, and education settings to better serve individuals and families. In addition to Pomi, Gavin is also the Chief Strategic Program Officer for JCC Greater Boston where she oversees program innovation and marketing. Prior to the JCC, she was the Chief Learning Officer at the Peabody Essex Museum. 


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