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August 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

AARP Smart Driver Course

Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course!
You will learn: Defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, and new traffic laws/rules of the road.
Plus, there are no tests to pass. You simply sign up and learn. Upon completion you could receive a multi-year a multi-year discount on your car insurance. (Upon completion you may be eligible to receive an auto insurance discount. Other restrictions may apply. Consult your agent for details)
Cost is $15 for AARP members/$20 nor non-AARP members. Checks should be made out to AARP.
TO REGISTER: Mail or drop off your check to Congregation Beth Am. Class size is limited to 25 people, so register soon.
This class will be held on 8/29 & 8/30 from 9 am - 1 pm.
For more information visit www.aarp.org/drive.


Location:
Congregation Beth Am
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


Contact:
Rabbi Prass
rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org
847-383-5017


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Monday, August 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adult Programming: Movie Night - The Producers

Movie: The Producers (1967 Version)
Cost: $5/person for movie and snacks!
CBA Members: $2 off if you bring a potential member. Non-CBA Members: If you are looking for a synagogue home, this event only costs you a non-perishable food donation to our food pantry.
Open to all CBA Members. Prospective members welcome! RSVP by August 25th to the synagogue 847-383-5017.


Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


Contact:
Rabbi Prass
rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org
847-383-5017


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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 3/1/2016 - 12/29/2016)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Basic Exercise Class

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1–2 p.m. CJE’s specialized exercise programs are designed to address weakened muscles, minimize the risk of falls, and facilitate functional independence for people with Parkinson’s disease. Basic exercise classes focus on flexibility, restoring movement, and rhythm control, which can lead to better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. Programs are free and open to public.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
Cindy.Pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 9/8/2015 - 12/31/2016)

Fun with Art (4-6 Years)

This Art-focused group is great for a child who has limited experience with art activities or a child who loves art and needs extra support using materials. Each week children complete an art project--from setup, execution, to clean-up! Children are exposed to a variety of art materials such as paint, glue and sand, and practice school-based skills such as cutting, gluing, painting, and following multi-step directions. Additionally, this group incorporates fun, gross and fine motor and sensory play activities to build upon each week’s art project theme. Come join the Fun! Led by a licensed Occupational Therapist. Fee: $450 for 8-week series. **We bill insurance. Please inquire about our partnering insurance plans.

Location:
Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Meredith White
meredithwhite@jcfs.org
847-412-4336


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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/17/2016 - 12/28/2016)

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

Meets every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. This support group is for those ages 60+ who have recently lost a significant person in his or her life. Groups are open to the public and led by David Rosenblatt, L.C.S.W. Registration is required; $5 donation per session.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
David Rosenblatt
David.Rosenblatt@cje.net
773-508-1129


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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come See How the CBA Rabbis Eat Ice Cream

There is a Chasidic tale of how Rabbi Leib son of Sarah said: “I did not go to the maggid (Dov Baer of Mezeritch) to hear him teach Torah; I went to see how he unties his shoes and ties them again."

Join Rabbi Bellows & Rabbi Prass in eating ice cream! Or, you can just come, talk, and build the Beth Am ties between people, over ice cream. Also, if you know someone who is looking for a synagogue home, please bring them along. Open to all CBA members. Prospective members welcome.


Location:
450 McHenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


Contact:
Rabbi Prass
rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org
847-383-5017


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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Congregation Beth Judea Sisterhood hosts Membership Dinner

The Community is invited on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, to Congregation Beth Judea's (Ill. Rt. 83 at Hilltop Road, Long Grove, Illinois) annual Sisterhood Membership Dinner. New this year is the opportunity for women who are not a member of Beth Judea to join us for $54/person. Check-in and appetizers are from 6-6:30p.m. with dinner to follow. Our speaker will be Sue Lewis who will talk about "Grandmother's Fables and Jewish Superstitions". If you are a paid up member there is no charge for this program, just for non-members.
Please bring canned Kosher food for the Ark Food Pantry. Questions and RSVP's can be directed to Lisa Neiman at the Synagogue office at 847-634-0777.


Location:
Congregation Beth Judea
Illinois Rt.83 at Hilltop Road
Long Grove, IL 60047


Contact:
Lisa Neiman
lneiman@bethjudea.org
847-634-0777


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September 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 3/3/2016 - 12/29/2016)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Seated Tai Chi

Thursdays from 10:30–11:30 a.m. This low impact exercise puts minimal stress on muscles and joints by using slow, controlled movements and gradual shifts of body weight. CJE’s specialized exercise programs are designed to address weakened muscles, minimize the risk of falls, and facilitate functional independence for people with Parkinson’s disease. Programs are free and open to public.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
Cindy.Pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 6/30/2016 - 9/8/2016)

Active Living Every Day Series in Chicago

Join CJE SeniorLife for the “Active Living Every Day” series, an evidence-based program to help you get your fitness on track, in Chicago. Classes will be held on Thursdays, June 30 to September 8 from 12-1 p.m. $60 fee applies and registration is required.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 West Touhy Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
Bernina Sykes
bernina.sykes@cje.net
773-508-1073


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Thursday, September 1, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 3/1/2016 - 12/29/2016)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Basic Exercise Class

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1–2 p.m. CJE’s specialized exercise programs are designed to address weakened muscles, minimize the risk of falls, and facilitate functional independence for people with Parkinson’s disease. Basic exercise classes focus on flexibility, restoring movement, and rhythm control, which can lead to better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. Programs are free and open to public.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
Cindy.Pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Thursday, September 1, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Whisky Jewbilee

The 2nd annual Whisky Jewbilee #Chicago is quickly approaching!

After such a successful event in 2015, we knew we had to bring our event back for a 2nd year.

Whisky Jewbilee is a kosher catered premium whisky event focused on fine spirits and cigars. This is your chance to taste 200+ of the world's finest whiskies, spanning over 40 tables, and 80 brands!

Our exhibitors will be pouring whiskies from Scotland, America, Canada, Japan, Ireland, India, Australia, and Taiwan.

All of this for only $95 per ticket!

While this is the "Jewbilee," the event is focused on Whisk(e)y first and foremost. **All lovers and appreciators of brown spirits are welcome**

We're in a new venue, Architectural Artifacts, Inc. on 4325 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613, which is much more convenient for those who want to take the Metra or CTA to and from the event!


Location:
4325 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613


Contact:
Joshua Hatton
joshua@whiskyjewbilee.com
203-974-3042


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Friday, September 2, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 9/2/2016 - 9/2/2016)

Shabbat B'Yachad Service & Dinner

Shabbat B’Yachad Service and Dinner at Congregation Beth Shalom, Friday, September 2nd, 2016. Dinner at 6:00, family friendly service at 6:45 PM. Join us as we welcome Shabbat with music and dance, a Shabbat story, and more! Special blessings for those celebrating birthdays. Bring yourselves, your children, your grandchildren, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors! Leave the cooking and cleaning to us and enjoy a fun, family-friendly Shabbat dinner and service. Cost for immediate family is $25.00. 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100. RSVP for dinner to Debbie at dmoore@bethshalomnb.org.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Debbie Moore
DMoore@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-4100


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Saturday, September 3, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 6/18/2016 - 9/24/2016)

Swim & Sand Saturdays

Lake County JCC is open on Saturday mornings all summer long! Relax in our kid-friendly pool, play in the sand pit, shoot some hoops on the basketball court or explore Garoon Gateway to Science and its 52 hands-on exhibits. There's something for everyone in your family! NOTE: Pool closed on July 2

Location:
Lake County JCC
23280 N. Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047


Contact:
Elizabeth Abrams
eabrams@jccchicago.org
224-406-9212


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Saturday, September 3, 2016 12:36 PM - 12:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 8/6/2016 - 12/31/2016)

Beth Tikvah Congregation Torah Study

Beth Tikvah Congregation in Hoffman Estates invites you to join us in weekly Torah study on Saturdays from 9 AM-10:15 AM. Led by Rabbi Taron Tachman as we study and discuss the weekly Torah portion. RSVP not needed. For more information call 847-885-4545 or visit our website www.beth-tikvah.org.

Location:
300 Hillcrest blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169


Contact:
Lucy
office@beth-tikvah.org
847-885-4545


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Monday, September 5, 2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 9/5/2016 - 9/4/2017)

Coffee and Conversation: A Support Group for Holocaust Survivors

This weekly support group for Holocaust survivors addresses past and present experiences, the challenges of aging, health concerns, family, relationships, planning for the future, holidays, and worldwide events. Led by Yonit Hoffman, Ph.D., Holocaust Community Services and Barbara Urbanska-Yeager, Jewish Child and Family Services. Sponsored by Jewish Child and Family Services and CJE SeniorLife. Free and open to Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to register and confirm dates/times.

Location:
Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Holocaust Community Services
HCS@cje.net
773-508-1004


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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 3/1/2016 - 12/29/2016)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Basic Exercise Class

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1–2 p.m. CJE’s specialized exercise programs are designed to address weakened muscles, minimize the risk of falls, and facilitate functional independence for people with Parkinson’s disease. Basic exercise classes focus on flexibility, restoring movement, and rhythm control, which can lead to better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. Programs are free and open to public.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
Cindy.Pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 9/8/2015 - 12/31/2016)

Fun with Art (4-6 Years)

This Art-focused group is great for a child who has limited experience with art activities or a child who loves art and needs extra support using materials. Each week children complete an art project--from setup, execution, to clean-up! Children are exposed to a variety of art materials such as paint, glue and sand, and practice school-based skills such as cutting, gluing, painting, and following multi-step directions. Additionally, this group incorporates fun, gross and fine motor and sensory play activities to build upon each week’s art project theme. Come join the Fun! Led by a licensed Occupational Therapist. Fee: $450 for 8-week series. **We bill insurance. Please inquire about our partnering insurance plans.

Location:
Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Meredith White
meredithwhite@jcfs.org
847-412-4336


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 9/7/2016 - 9/28/2016)

Mini Monets

Join us for hands on art experiences.
12-24 month olds with an adult.
Wednesdays, Sept 7-September 28
10-11am


Location:
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, IL 60022


Contact:
Susan Ellenby
susane@nsci.org
847-835-0724


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 10:42 AM - Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:42 AM

JCC J-Hawks Boys Travel Basketball Tryouts

JCC J-Hawks travel basketball program is in its 15th year and provides players with the opportunity to develop their basketball skills in a positive environment with professional coaches who build players confidence and teach the importance of teamwork. JCC J-Hawks provide players with a personalized skill development program and offer a competitive basketball experience Tryout fee applies and registration is required

Tryouts are September 7 & 8
2nd & 3rd grade 5-6:15pm
4th & 5th grade 6:15-7:30pm
6th & 7th grade 7:30-8:45pm

Register for tryouts at https://www.jccchicago.org/programs/aquatics-sports/sports/j-hawks/


Location:
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Cameron Edelman
cedelman@jccchicago.org
224-406-9225


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Branding

An interactive workshop designed to teach you how to differentiate yourself from the competition, how to discover your unique value, and how to sell what an employer is buying. To register for Career Moves workshops, please visit https://jvschicago-syhum.formstack.com/forms/career_identity. To learn more about the workshops, please visit http://jvschicago.org/career-moves-workshops-and-events, call 847.745.5460 or email andrealevasseur@jvschicago.org. Workshop Fees: Career Moves Clients: $10 per workshop and Non-Clients: $20 per workshop.

Location:
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Andrea LeVasseur
andrealevasseur@jvschicago.org
847-745-5460


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/17/2016 - 12/28/2016)

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

Meets every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. This support group is for those ages 60+ who have recently lost a significant person in his or her life. Groups are open to the public and led by David Rosenblatt, L.C.S.W. Registration is required; $5 donation per session.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
David Rosenblatt
David.Rosenblatt@cje.net
773-508-1129


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Wednesday of every month between 9/7/2016 - 9/6/2017)

Russian Tea Time Buffalo Grove: Support Group for Russian Holocaust Survivors

This ongoing conversation group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Groups led by Vera Rodriguez Mancera and Maya Gumirov from Holocaust Community Services are conducted in Russian. Free and open to Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to register and confirm dates/times.

Location:
135 North Arlington Heights Road, Ste 104
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


Contact:
Vera Rodriguez Mancera
Vera.RodriguezMancera@cje.net
773-508-1149


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Congregation Beth Am Open House

Congregation Beth Am Open House for New and potential members.




Looking to belong to an amazing connected community?




Join Rabbi Bellows, Rabbi Prass, Cantor Barnett and Beth Am members to learn about our new membership opportunities, new programs, travel opportunities, adult programming and more!




Refreshments & Pizza will be served!




RSVP's are appreciated, but not required. 847-383-5017


Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


Contact:
Rabbi Prass
rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org
847-383-5017


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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 6:00 PM - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:00 PM

Fall LEADS 2016

The Fall LEADS 2016 program is a great way to meet new people in Chicago and offers an introductory exploration of the Jewish community in a fun,relaxed social setting. The program dates are September 7, September 13, September 19, October 20, October 26, November 1, November 11, and November 15. Groups will be separated by age and take place in several areas of the city. LEADS participants will join together at a bar event following most sessions. There will be an LGBTQ group. If interested in participating in the LGBTQ group, please note so in the request section of the registration.

The cost to participate is $50, which includes 8 sessions, food, speakers and all program supplies. In addition to the program fee participants will also be asked to make a meaningful gift to the 2016 JUF Annual Campaign (minimum $36) and will have the opportunity to do so during the course of the program.


Location:
Various Locations
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Elizabeth Wyner
elizabethwyner@juf.org
312-357-4812


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Thursday, September 8, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Resumes

Hands-on workshop that provides resume best practices so you can begin constructing an effective, branded, customizable, and focused resume that highlights your unique value. To learn more about the workshops, please visit http://jvschicago.org/career-moves-workshops-and-events, call 847.745.5460 or email andrealevasseur@jvschicago.org. Workshop Fees: Career Moves Clients: $10 per workshop and Non-Clients: $20 per workshop.

Location:
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Andrea LeVasseur
andrealevasseur@jvschicago.org
847-745-5460


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Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

No Shame on U: Overcoming Mental Health Stigma

This free community education program will cover the stigma associated with mental health, how best to approach difficult topics with a family member, and resources and information on where to find services. The program will be presented by Miriam Ament, Founder and President of No Shame on U, and Rosann Corcoran, Manager of CJE SeniorLife Counseling Services. Registration required by September 6.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 W. Touhy Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
Mariana Sanchez
linkages@cje.net
773-508-1106


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Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 3/3/2016 - 12/29/2016)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Seated Tai Chi

Thursdays from 10:30–11:30 a.m. This low impact exercise puts minimal stress on muscles and joints by using slow, controlled movements and gradual shifts of body weight. CJE’s specialized exercise programs are designed to address weakened muscles, minimize the risk of falls, and facilitate functional independence for people with Parkinson’s disease. Programs are free and open to public.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
Cindy.Pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

2017 Lion Luncheon

The Women’s Division of the Jewish United Fund invites you to join us at the 2017 Lion Luncheon, featuring Edie Lutnick.

Edie is the Co-Founder and President of The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, which has raised and distributed nearly $300 million since 9/11 to assist victims of terrorism and other disasters.

Honoring Barbara Kaplan Slutsky, Kipnis/Wilson-Friedland Recipient.

Registration at 11:00 a.m.
Program begins promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Luncheon $75
Dietary laws observed

A minimum individual Women's gift of $5,000 to the 2017 JUF Annual Campaign is required to attend.

To inspire future generations and to ensure the continuity of our tradition of tzedakah, we invite you to bring your daughters, daughters-in-law, and/or granddaughters with you to this event.


Location:
The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60604


Contact:
Becky Becker
BeckyBecker@juf.org
312-357-4823


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Thursday, September 8, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 6/30/2016 - 9/8/2016)

Active Living Every Day Series in Chicago

Join CJE SeniorLife for the “Active Living Every Day” series, an evidence-based program to help you get your fitness on track, in Chicago. Classes will be held on Thursdays, June 30 to September 8 from 12-1 p.m. $60 fee applies and registration is required.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 West Touhy Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
Bernina Sykes
bernina.sykes@cje.net
773-508-1073


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Thursday, September 8, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 3/1/2016 - 12/29/2016)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Basic Exercise Class

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1–2 p.m. CJE’s specialized exercise programs are designed to address weakened muscles, minimize the risk of falls, and facilitate functional independence for people with Parkinson’s disease. Basic exercise classes focus on flexibility, restoring movement, and rhythm control, which can lead to better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. Programs are free and open to public.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
Cindy.Pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Thursday, September 8, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Transition to Wellness Educational Series on Positive Aging: Medical Ethics

Who decides ethical conflicts between patients, their families and their healthcare providers? The above question will be discussed in depth by a distinguished panel consisting of three hospice care professionals: Michael Marschke, M.D., Reverend Nancy Waite and Rabbi Yitzchak Falk. Part of CJE SeniorLife's Transition to Wellness Educational Series on Positive Aging for Consumers and Professionals. 1.0 free CEU per program for nurses and social workers. This program is free and open to the community; registration required.

Location:
Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Lecia Szuberla
events@elderwerks.com
847-462-0885


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Thursday, September 8, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Class of 2016 Networking Happy Hour

Interested in a Happy Hour with other recent college grads? Meet young Jewish graduates from around the country who are living in Chicago at the Class of 2016 Networking Happy Hour. Learn about how you can get involved in Chicago’s Jewish community.

Location:
Municipal Bar
216 W Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
Sammi Cutler
SamanthaCutler@juf.org
312-357-4809


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Thursday, September 8, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

An Attorney Reflects: Holocaust Reparations And Restitution, 1996 To The Present

William R. Marks, Esq., nationally-recognized expert in the field of German reparations and restitution, will discuss various case studies and reflect upon the profound impact 20 years of this work has had for him professionally and personally.

Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Amanda Berrios
amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org
847-967-4800


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Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

A Night in Buenos Aires with RJD

An evening for Russian-speaking Jewish young professionals. Community members can engage with other peers while listening to live music of the bossa nova, jazz & tango variations.

Your $15 donation includes 1 drink ticket, an appetizer and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a FREE Tango class!
Cost is $15 per person.


Location:
Artango Bar & Steakhouse
4767 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60625


Contact:
Sasha Shmurak
sashashmurak@juf.org
312-673-2350


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Friday, September 9, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Shalom Shabbat

Family Friendly Services for families and tots through 2nd grade and their siblings. Dinner, Dancing and Oneg to follow. Begins at 6:00 p.m. $20 per household. Must RSVP-sign up at www.tinyurl.com/tbiskokie.

Location:
3601 W Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Becky Reuhs
breuhs@gmail.com
773-655-5146


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Friday, September 9, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Second Friday of every month between 9/9/2016 - 9/9/2016)

Friday Night Shabbat Services

A highly musical, warm, and participatory Shabbat Service led by the founding Rabbi-Cantor Nancy Landsman.
The service is followed by a lovely Oneg Shabbat, where congregants bring snacks/desserts to share.


Location:
600 Deerfield Road
(Christ United Methodist Church)
Deerfiled, IL 60015


Contact:
Alan Posner
alposner@aol.com
312-431-3632


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Saturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 6/18/2016 - 9/24/2016)

Swim & Sand Saturdays

Lake County JCC is open on Saturday mornings all summer long! Relax in our kid-friendly pool, play in the sand pit, shoot some hoops on the basketball court or explore Garoon Gateway to Science and its 52 hands-on exhibits. There's something for everyone in your family! NOTE: Pool closed on July 2

Location:
Lake County JCC
23280 N. Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047


Contact:
Elizabeth Abrams
eabrams@jccchicago.org
224-406-9212


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Saturday, September 10, 2016 12:36 PM - 12:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 8/6/2016 - 12/31/2016)

Beth Tikvah Congregation Torah Study

Beth Tikvah Congregation in Hoffman Estates invites you to join us in weekly Torah study on Saturdays from 9 AM-10:15 AM. Led by Rabbi Taron Tachman as we study and discuss the weekly Torah portion. RSVP not needed. For more information call 847-885-4545 or visit our website www.beth-tikvah.org.

Location:
300 Hillcrest blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169


Contact:
Lucy
office@beth-tikvah.org
847-885-4545


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Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:00 AM - Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:30 PM

2016 International Lion of Judah Conference

The Lions return to the Capital for what promises to be the most exciting conference yet. Join us as we hear from world-class speakers on local and global issues and experience three incredible days of inspiration and empowerment.

The conference will kick off with a cocktail reception at 5:15pm on Sunday, September 11 and will adjourn the evening of Tuesday, September 13 at 9:30pm.

We will be honoring Barbara Kaplan Slutsky with the Kipnis/Wilson-Friedland Award.

ILOJC participants are required to make an individual gift at the Lion of Judah ($5,000) level and above.


Location:
Washington Hilton
1919 Conneticut Ave.
Washington D.C. , DC 20009


Contact:
Elissa Kagan
ElissaKagan@juf.org
312-357-4803


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Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

High Holiday Patriot Blood Drive & Flu Shot

Congregation Beth Shalom will hold a High Holiday-Patriot Blood Drive on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 8am to 1pm. To schedule your appointment visit www.lifesource.org. Choose "make an appointment," and search by sponsor code: NB05. All healthy adults over 17, who weigh at least 110 pounds may donate blood. Walgreens will also be sponsoring flu shots during the same time period. 3433Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Steve Elisco
swelisco@eliscodesign.com
847-498-4100


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Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Step It Up

Hadassah Chicago-Northshore Fun-Filled 5K or 1K Family Walk/Run To Benefit Hadassah Medical Organization's Pediatric Oncology, Stem Cell Research, Heart Health, and Macular Degeneration

Music by 4Sure Entertainment
Activities for non-walkers!
Great Kids Activities!
FREE PARKING ALL DAY! (A $25 value)
FREE T-Shirt for all Pre-Registrants
Registration fee:
$36 (Adult)
$18 (Young Adult 13-17)
Children 12 & under free!


Location:
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe , IL 60022


Contact:
Ronna Ash
Ronna.ash@hadassah.org
847-205-1900


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Sunday, September 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Bake Sale

Sisterhood Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) presents its annual “Bake Sale,” Sunday, September 11, 2016 – 9:00am-1:00 pm. Visit our terrific cookie walk and purchase mouth-watering goodies by the pound. Also for purchase berry pies, apple pies, chocolate cakes, bundt cakes, rugalach and more. Nut free and gluten free options. Community welcome. For more information call 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org.

Location:
Temple Beth Israel
3601 W. Dempster St.
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
andrea blain
info@tbiskokie.org
847-675-0951


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Sunday, September 11, 2016 9:32 AM - 9:33 AM

The Great Debate 2016

Two debaters debate who is the best Presidential candidate for the Jews

Location:
NorthShore Center for Performing Arts
Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Zev Kahn
zevkahn@jetcampus.com
773-817-4406


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Sunday, September 11, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Russian Book Buddies-Rosh Hashana

Russian Book Buddies invites young families with kids 2-5 to join us at the Barnes and Noble in Deerfield! Enjoy stories about Rosh Hashana, craft projects and family fun! Russian Book Buddies is the initiative of the Russian Jewish Division in partnership with the JUF Young Families, PJ Library Chicago and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Event is free of charge and is held in Russian.
Time: Sunday, September 11th, 2016, 10:30AM-11:30AM.


Location:
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
728 N. Waukegan Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Jane Faynshteyn
RJD@juf.org
312-673-2351


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Sunday, September 11, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sweat with YLD

Break a sweat with YLD on Sunday, September 11 from 10:30am-12:30pm at Stanton Park (618 W. Scott St). We will have one of Chicago’s best personal trainers from XSport Fitness who we lead us in a workout guaranteed to give you a full body sweat! Appropriate for all fitness levels.

The cost to attend is $18.

For more information contact Samantha Harrison at yld@juf.org or 312-357-4880.


Location:
Stanton Park
618 W. Scott St.
Chicago, IL 60610


Contact:
Samantha Harrison
samanthaharrison@juf.org
312-357-4657


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Sunday, September 11, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Architecture Tour: Symbolic by Design

Learn how renowned Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman infused every space in the Museum with historical and emotional symbolism. **Held every Second Sunday and last Saturday of the month.

Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Amanda Berrios
amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org
847-967-4800


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Sunday, September 11, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

In Our Voices: Holocaust Survivor Frank Stern

Frank Stern was born in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1928. After the events of Kristallnacht, Frank and his family left Germany in April 1939 for Switzerland, where they remained for a few months before proceeding to England. In February 1940, Frank and his family left for the United States on an armed merchant ship from Southampton, England to New York.

Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Amanda Berrios
amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org
847-967-4800


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Sunday, September 11, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Museum Exclusive: Secrets of the Collection

Did you know that our Museum has over 27,000 items in its collection? But only a fraction of these treasures can be displayed at any given time. Meet the Museum’s Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Arielle Weininger; Curatorial Assistant, Jacob Slutsky; and collection donor, Linda Heimann; and view items from the Elias and Heimann families that illuminate family life in Western Germany prior to World War I. On view will be wimples, notgeld notes, World War I postcards, and Bavarian Army photographs, as well as materials documenting the Heimann’s history after they moved to Chicago’s South Side.

Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Amanda Berrios
amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org
847-967-4800


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Sunday, September 11, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Secrets of the Collection

Meet the Museum's Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Curatorial Assistant, and collection donor; and view items from the Elias and Heimann families that illuminate family life in Western Germany prior to World War I.

Location:
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Amanda Berrios
Amanda.Berrios@ilhmec.org
847-967-4800


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Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Lincolnwood Synagogue honors Rabbi of 58 years

Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation AG Beth Israel will honor Rabbi Joel Lehrfield’s retirement at a dinner to be held at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the White Eagle Banquet Hall in Niles, IL. A warm and wonderful retirement dinner is being planned to honor the synagogue’s cherished and esteemed Rabbi Joel Lehrfield and his beloved wife Chavie, Dr. Evelyn Lehrfield.
Party organizers are planning a meaningful event with the Synagogue "family" celebrating nearly six decades during which Rabbi Lehrfield shared his knowledge, dedication and leadership. Members, past members and those whose lives have been touched by Rabbi Lehrfield will join to show their admiration, appreciation and respect for both Rabbi and his wife, Chavie. For ticket information and more details: Call 847.676.0491 or go to tribute@ljcagbi.org; www.LJCong.org/tribute.htm.


Location:
White Eagle Banquet Hall
6839 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, IL 60714


Contact:
Renie Schreiber
schreiber.renie@gmail.com
847-675-6736


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Sunday, September 11, 2016 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

NCS Honors Former Synagogue Presidents

Northbrook Community Synagogue will be honoring three of the synagogue's former presidents and their families at a dinner on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. Honorees, who facilitated the merger of three synagogues, include former presidents, Norman Goldstein and his wife Bonnie; David Holpert, and his wife, Elaina; and Nate Weiss, and his wife, Kathy. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres, followed by a dinner at 6 p.m. For further information, call the synagogue office at 847-509-9204.

The three presidents helped make a smooth transition to Northbrook Community Synagogue by the merger of the former synagogues Adas Yehudi v'Shoshana (or AYSH) of Northbrook, Northbrook Congregation Ezra Habonim, and Maine Township Jewish Congregation of Des Plaines.


Location:
2548 Jasper Court
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Northbrook Community Synagogue
office@northbrookcommunitysynagogue.org
847-509-9204


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Monday, September 12, 2016 9:00 AM - Friday, December 16, 2016 5:00 PM

JCC Early Childhood Sports Programs

Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook offers early childhood sports development programs year-round for children ages 12 months-6 years. Programs include Basketball, Soccer, T-ball, Creative Movement classes and so much more. Check out what JCC has to offer at https://www.jccchicago.org/programs/aquatics-sports/sports/sports-bernard-weinger-jcc/

Location:
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Cameron Edelman
cedelman@jccchicago.org
224-406-9225


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Monday, September 12, 2016 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Solomon Schechter Golf Outing

Annual Golf Fundraiser

Location:
N/A
N/A, IL 60035


Contact:
Tami Warshawsky
tami.warshawsky@schechter.org
847-412-5679


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Monday, September 12, 2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 9/5/2016 - 9/4/2017)

Coffee and Conversation: A Support Group for Holocaust Survivors

This weekly support group for Holocaust survivors addresses past and present experiences, the challenges of aging, health concerns, family, relationships, planning for the future, holidays, and worldwide events. Led by Yonit Hoffman, Ph.D., Holocaust Community Services and Barbara Urbanska-Yeager, Jewish Child and Family Services. Sponsored by Jewish Child and Family Services and CJE SeniorLife. Free and open to Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to register and confirm dates/times.

Location:
Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Holocaust Community Services
HCS@cje.net
773-508-1004


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Monday, September 12, 2016 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Aleph, Bet Crash Course

Can’t tell an Aleph from a Bet? Or maybe you could-once, but have forgotten much of what you learned back in the day. Then adults-only Hebrew is for you. Using written and multi-media materials we’ll plow through the aleph-bet and all those troublesome vowels in no time at all. The class begins September 12 and meets every Monday night from 6:15-7:30 p.m. (except October 3) for 10 sessions. This class will be taught by Cantor Barnett.

After you complete the class, you can join Adults-Only Hebrew II, which will begin in November.

Interested? Email Cantor Barnett: bbarnett@congregation betham.org

This class costs $36 for CBA members, and $72 for non-CBA members. Please sign up in advance by bringing in your payment to Cantor Barnett.


Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


Contact:
Rabbi Prass
rabbiprass@congregation-betham.org
847-383-5017


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Cover Letters

An interactive workshop for you to learn why cover letters matter with techniques for developing targeted communications that help land interviews. To learn more about the workshops, please visit http://jvschicago.org/career-moves-workshops-and-events, call 847.745.5460 or email andrealevasseur@jvschicago.org. Workshop Fees: Career Moves Clients: $10 per workshop and Non-Clients: $20 per workshop.

Location:
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Andrea LeVasseur
andrealevasseur@jvschicago.org
847-745-5460


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 9/13/2016 - 9/20/2016)

JLI CLE Course: Gun Control and Immigration

Election 2016 is underway and Gun Control and Immigration are two hotly debated topics dividing many. The Jewish Learning Institute presents a new 2 part CLE accredited class on Gun Control and Immigration - this course will tackle these tough issues head-on by comparing how U.S. law, contemporary Israeli law, and Talmudic law approach these matters.

Classes will be Tuesdays September 13 & 20 with a morning class from 10:30am-12pm and an evening class from 7:30-9:00pm at 2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook. There will be a day class hosted by David Kaufman and Associates at 555 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook on Thursdays September 15 and 22 from 12:00 - 1:30pm. 3 Credit Hours will be given. To register please call: info@chabadnorthbrook.com.


Location:
2095 Landwehr Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Phaedra Wilkinson
pwilk@chabadnorthbrook.com
847-564-8770


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 3/1/2016 - 12/29/2016)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Basic Exercise Class

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1–2 p.m. CJE’s specialized exercise programs are designed to address weakened muscles, minimize the risk of falls, and facilitate functional independence for people with Parkinson’s disease. Basic exercise classes focus on flexibility, restoring movement, and rhythm control, which can lead to better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. Programs are free and open to public.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
Cindy.Pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 9/8/2015 - 12/31/2016)

Fun with Art (4-6 Years)

This Art-focused group is great for a child who has limited experience with art activities or a child who loves art and needs extra support using materials. Each week children complete an art project--from setup, execution, to clean-up! Children are exposed to a variety of art materials such as paint, glue and sand, and practice school-based skills such as cutting, gluing, painting, and following multi-step directions. Additionally, this group incorporates fun, gross and fine motor and sensory play activities to build upon each week’s art project theme. Come join the Fun! Led by a licensed Occupational Therapist. Fee: $450 for 8-week series. **We bill insurance. Please inquire about our partnering insurance plans.

Location:
Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Meredith White
meredithwhite@jcfs.org
847-412-4336


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Second Tuesday of every month between 9/13/2016 - 9/26/2017)

Russian Tea Time Chicago: Support Group for Russian Holocaust Survivors

This ongoing conversation group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Groups led by Irina Nizhnik and Roza Trogub from Holocaust Community Services are conducted in Russian. Free and open to Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to register and confirm dates/times.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 W. Touhy Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
Irina Nizhnik
Irina.Nizhnik@cje.net
773-508-1069


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Celebrate CJE Annual Fundraising Event

CJE SeniorLife's 11th annual fundraising benefit, Celebrate CJE, will highlight the organization’s history and comprehensive network that includes life enrichment programs, supportive resources, healthcare, research and education. The dinner and program will also feature a magical musical tribute to The Beatles by American English. Reservations for the event can be made online at http://cje.net/celebratecje2016 or by calling 773.508.1320.

Location:
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605


Contact:
Patty Dalessandro
Patty.Dalessandro@cje.net
773-508-1320


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 9/7/2016 - 9/28/2016)

Mini Monets

Join us for hands on art experiences.
12-24 month olds with an adult.
Wednesdays, Sept 7-September 28
10-11am


Location:
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, IL 60022


Contact:
Susan Ellenby
susane@nsci.org
847-835-0724


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Chai Hadassah Games Day

Ladies will play may jongg, bridge, canasta, scrabble and other board games. Lunch will be served. Donation is $36.

Location:
Five Seasons Country Club
1300 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Fran Brookstein
Lsb40@aol.com
847-480-0292


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

TOV Reads info session

Join us for a brief info session facilitated by WITS to learn about TOV Reads. Volunteers are paried up one-on-one with one student the entire year to read weekly or biweekly for 45 minutes during the work day. Come learn more about the program!

Location:
641 W. Lake St. #200
Chicago, IL 60661


Contact:
Ali Boorstein
tov@juf.org
312-357-4762


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

2016 Risa K. Lambert Chicago Luncheon

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Risa K. Lambert Chicago Luncheon is held to increase awareness of the Museum's accomplishments and raise funds for programming.

Location:
Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
301 E. North Water St.
Chicago, IL 60611


Contact:
Elana Stern
estern@ushmm.org
847-433-8099


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/17/2016 - 12/28/2016)

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

Meets every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. This support group is for those ages 60+ who have recently lost a significant person in his or her life. Groups are open to the public and led by David Rosenblatt, L.C.S.W. Registration is required; $5 donation per session.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
David Rosenblatt
David.Rosenblatt@cje.net
773-508-1129


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Sh'ma Koleinu: The Jewish High Holy Days In Concert

Enjoy a Jewish cantorial concert featuring the "greatest hits" as well as newer arrangements of the High Holy Day liturgy spanning over a century, from 19th-Century Amsterdam to 21st-Century New York on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:15 pm at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Illinois.

The concert, conceived by Hazzan Benjamin Tisser of North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, will feature Hazzan Tisser, as well as Cantor Meir Finkelstein of Beth Yeshurun Congregation in Houston, Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi of Chicago's Anshe Emet Synagogue, and Cantor Rachel Brook, newest member of the Cantorial department at New York's famed Park Avenue Synagogue. The music director is Sid Engel. Also featured will be young soloists from the Beth El community, Beth El’s all-new professional High Holy Day choir, the North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Congregational Choir and string ensemble comprised of members of the Beth El community along with


Location:
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035


Contact:
Ana Igornov
aigornov@nssbethel.org
847-432-8900


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:45 PM - 9:30 PM

Congregation Beth judea Presents Living in Anxious Times: A Conversation with three Rabbis

Congregation Beth Judea (Ill. Rt. 83 at Hilltop Road, Long Grove, Illinois) invites the community (members and non-members) to a discussion on Jewish views of fear in today's world. How do we deal with respectful argumentation, extremism and the role of faith in a time of public anxiety on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 7:45 p.m. There is no charge for this program. All that is asked is for a kosher food donation for a food pantry.
RSVP or questions can be directed to Lisa Neiman at the Synagogue office at 847-634-0777.


Location:
Congregation Beth Judea
Illinois Rt.83 at Hilltop Road
Long Grove, IL 60047


Contact:
Lisa Neiman
lneiman@bethjudea.org
847-634-0777


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Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

LinkedIn 1

Hands-on workshop to learn website navigation, profile construction, and settings management. To learn more about the workshops, please visit http://jvschicago.org/career-moves-workshops-and-events, call 847.745.5460 or email andrealevasseur@jvschicago.org. Workshop Fees: Career Moves Clients: $10 per workshop and Non-Clients: $20 per workshop.

Location:
JVS Chicago, Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Andrea Levasseur
andrealevasseur@jvschicago.org
847-745-5460


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Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Jewish Federation Annual Meeting

The morning Business Meeting at 10 am will feature the election of Directors, awards to outgoing Board members, and presentation of the annual Samuel A. Goldsmith Award and the Davis, Gidwitz & Glasser Young Leadership Award. This year the 20th Anniversary of JUF's Partnership Together program will be highlighted as well. The Luncheon meeting at noon will include the report of the President, Dr. Steven B. Nasatir; guest speaker Hillel C. Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch; the presentation of the Julius Rosenwald Memorial Award to David T. Brown; and special reports.

Location:
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601


Contact:
Pam Dierking
AnnualMeeting@juf.org
312-444-2099


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Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 9/15/2016 - 1/19/2017)

Say It In Hebrew Fall 2016

Learn the everyday, conversational, language spoken in Israel and its part in Israeli culture.

Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency


Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Elisa Lupovitch
elupovitch@jccchicago.org
847-763-3571


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Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 3/3/2016 - 12/29/2016)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Seated Tai Chi

Thursdays from 10:30–11:30 a.m. This low impact exercise puts minimal stress on muscles and joints by using slow, controlled movements and gradual shifts of body weight. CJE’s specialized exercise programs are designed to address weakened muscles, minimize the risk of falls, and facilitate functional independence for people with Parkinson’s disease. Programs are free and open to public.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
Cindy.Pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 3/1/2016 - 12/29/2016)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Basic Exercise Class

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1–2 p.m. CJE’s specialized exercise programs are designed to address weakened muscles, minimize the risk of falls, and facilitate functional independence for people with Parkinson’s disease. Basic exercise classes focus on flexibility, restoring movement, and rhythm control, which can lead to better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. Programs are free and open to public.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
Cindy.Pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Transition to Wellness Educational Series: OTC and Preion Drug Abuse in the Elderly

The issue of over-the-counter (OTC) and preion drug abuse has been in the news a lot lately. This presentation will take this a step further and focus on a population that is deeply affected by this problem—older adults. Presented by Carla Ryan, Pharm.D. Part of CJE SeniorLife's Transition to Wellness Educational Series on Positive Aging for Consumers and Professionals. 1.0 free CEU per program for nurses and social workers. This program is free and open to the community; registration required.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Lecia Szuberla
events@elderwerks.com
847-462-0885


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Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Program on Presidential spouses planned at Northbrook Community Synagogue

Leslie Goddard, historian, actress, and author, will present a program on influential Presidential spouses at a dinner and program planned by Northbrook Community Synagogue's Women's Havura at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. She will explore the lives and impact of some of history's presidential spouses. The cost to attend is $36, which includes the dinner and Women's Havura membership dues for 2016-2017. Checks should be payable to NCS Sisterhood and mailed to Northbrook Community Synagogue, 2548 Jasper Court, Northbrook, IL 60062. RSVP by September 8 by calling the synagogue office 847-509-9204.

Location:
Northbrook Community Synagogue
2548 Jasper Court
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Northbrook Community Synagogue
office@northbrookcommunitysynagogue.org
847-509-9204


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Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 9/15/2016 - 1/19/2017)

Say It In Hebrew Fall 2016

Learn the everyday, conversational, language spoken in Israel and its part in Israeli culture.

Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.


Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Elisa Lupovitch
elupovitch@jccchicago.org
847-763-3571


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Friday, September 16, 2016 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

CJDS LEAP into Shabbat

CJDS's tot Shabbat program where children ages 0-3 and their parents have an opportunity to learn about and celebrate Shabbat.

Location:
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660


Contact:
Abbe Vallen
cjdsrsvp@chicagojewishdayschool.org
773-271-2700


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Friday, September 16, 2016 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Friday of every month between 9/16/2016 - 6/16/2017)

Shabbat with a Twist

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Friday, September 16, 2016 at Congregation Beth Shalom at 11:00 am. Families with children up to Pre-K join us for challah making, stories, and songs! Sing songs and hear a story read by our clergy, then you can twist your own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. All are welcome! 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Debbie Moore
DMoore@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-4100


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Saturday, September 17, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 6/18/2016 - 9/24/2016)

Swim & Sand Saturdays

Lake County JCC is open on Saturday mornings all summer long! Relax in our kid-friendly pool, play in the sand pit, shoot some hoops on the basketball court or explore Garoon Gateway to Science and its 52 hands-on exhibits. There's something for everyone in your family! NOTE: Pool closed on July 2

Location:
Lake County JCC
23280 N. Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047


Contact:
Elizabeth Abrams
eabrams@jccchicago.org
224-406-9212


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Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:36 PM - 12:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 8/6/2016 - 12/31/2016)

Beth Tikvah Congregation Torah Study

Beth Tikvah Congregation in Hoffman Estates invites you to join us in weekly Torah study on Saturdays from 9 AM-10:15 AM. Led by Rabbi Taron Tachman as we study and discuss the weekly Torah portion. RSVP not needed. For more information call 847-885-4545 or visit our website www.beth-tikvah.org.

Location:
300 Hillcrest blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169


Contact:
Lucy
office@beth-tikvah.org
847-885-4545


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Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

A New Year, A New You!

Let’s start the New Year with a new you! Join us for a morning of yoga followed by a healthy brunch sponsored by the Center for Jewish Genetics, SHALVA, and No Shame On U! Kosher dietary laws will be observed for the brunch.

Tickets are $10, and SPACE IS LIMITED, so RSVP today at: https://newyearanewyou.eventbrite.com/


Location:
210 N. Racine
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Elayne Goldman
ElayneGoldman@juf.org
312-357-4994


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Sunday, September 18, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

High Holiday Community Day Phonothon

High Holiday Phonothon

Location:
Weinger
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Jordyn Grollo
JordynGrollo@juf.org
312-357-4935


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Sunday, September 18, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Israel Bonds Midwest Chicago/Milwaukee New Leadership Event

Cubs vs. Brewers at Wrigley Field

Location:
1060 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60613


Contact:
Nissim Bejar
nissim.bejar@israelbonds.com
312-558-9420


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Sunday, September 18, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Up, Over and ALL In

Join us at our first annual family fun obstacle event to raise awareness and support for inclusion programming. It’ll be an afternoon of fun and activities for all ages, plus some awesome SWAG to take home too!

Northbrook’s newest sensation, Hot Ground Gym, is providing the amazing obstacle course for those ages eight and older to climb, run, leap and jump with family and friends. Kids age three to seven are invited to tackle our inflatable course. When you need to take a break, grab a snack to refuel and visit our sponsor tents for more activities and treats. All are welcome to join in or visit the field to cheer on participants.

Supporting JCC Chicago inclusion programs in early childhood education, day and overnight camp, swimming and fitness, UP, OVER and ALL IN, celebrates capabilities and community! Join us for a day that is X-tremely Important and Ridiculously Fun!


Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Andi Kaufman
akaufman@jccchicago.org
847-763-3517


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Sunday, September 18, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Father Patrick Desbois-Voices of Conscience Lecture

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in partnership with the Russian Jewish Division, JUF and other community organizations present a special guest feature: Father Patrick Desbois- Donald and Sue Pritzker Voices of Conscience. Learn about Father Desbois’ landmark work, featured twice on “60 Minutes” and author of The Holocaust by Bullets. Hear him recount his journey to preserve memory of entire communities that disappeared. Father Desbois’ work seeks to advance understanding of crimes committed during the Holocaust by gathering historical, anthropological, psychological, and legal evidence and through interviews with witnesses before they are gone forever.

When: Sunday, September 18th 2016
Location: Niles North High School- 9800 Lawler Ave, Skokie
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Cost: $20, $10 for members.


Location:
Niles North High School
9800 Lawler Ave
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Sasha Shmurak
sashashmurak@juf.org
312-673-2350


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Sunday, September 18, 2016 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Stories & Songs for a Sweet New Year

Learn about the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (older children welcome). Get to know other families in your community! Resources for celebrating the holidays will be provided. Program funded by jBaby Chicago.

Location:
Deerfield Barnes & Noble
726 North Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Dawn Friedman
education@KolHadash.com
847-383-5184


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Sunday, September 18, 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

PJ Library Celebrates Mitzvot

Join PJ Library and JUF’s Tikkun Olam Volunteer Network (TOV) for an afternoon celebrating mitzvot and making a difference in our world. Enjoy volunteer projects for the whole family, crafts, a family photo booth, along with the Chicago premier of a new Shaboom! episode and a concert with kiddie rocker Joanie Leeds!

Location:
Highland Park Community House
1991 Sheridan Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035


Contact:
Rachel Rapoport
rachelrapoport@juf.org
312-357-4903


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Sunday, September 18, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Helene Hoffman Memorial Cantorial Concert

Congregation Beth Shalom 18th Helene Hoffman Memorial Cantorial Concert, Praise Voices in Harmony, featuring Kol Zimrah Jewish Community Singers, Bright Star Church Choir, Host Cantor Steve Stoehr, with Heather Aranyi and special guest Pastor Chris Harris. Sunday, September 11, 2016, 4:00 PM, at Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan Road, Northfield, IL. Benefiting Israel Cancer Research Fund & Bright Star Community Outreach. Tickets: $25, Call 847-498-4100 for tickets.

Location:
Christian Heritage Academy
315 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60062


Contact:
Jessica Stanton
JStanton@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-4100


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Sunday, September 18, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Russian jBaby Classes- Musical Movement

Russian-speaking Jewish parents with babies and toddlers ages 0-24 months are invited to join a series of 4 classes for an interactive musical movement experience. Enjoy Jewish music, Russian sing-alongs, yoga and Havdalah. The program will be held in Russian and English. Older siblings are also welcome! Light snacks will be offered at each class.

Russian jBaby Musical Movement is a project in partnership with jBabyChicago, Russian Jewish Division, JUF and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: New Mother New Baby, 3115 Dundee Road, Northbrook
Fee: $36.00


Location:
New Mother New Baby
3115 Dundee Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Jane Faynshteyn
RJD@juf.org
312-673-2351


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Sunday, September 18, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jewish Club for Mothers & Daughters: Bracelet Making

Join a Jewish club for mothers and daughters! Get ready for loads of laughs and a good time as you dive into some crafts and learn about meaningful topics in our Jewish heritage. Best for daughters around Bat Mitzvah age (entering grades 5-7).

Advanced Registration Preferred
Cost: $30 per session/ $180 per course

Second Class- Sisterhood, the power of gratitude and power of speech
Project: Bracelet Making
Speaker: Alli Begoun
Speech, where body and soul meet, a reflection of who we are. Evil speech can ruin lives, split families, and alienate friends. Speech is a power, learn how to use it wisely and make deeper connection to bring people closer together. Learn how to cultivate an attitude of gratitude in your own life.

For more information, contact Irina at irina.geister@gmail.com.


Location:
L'Chaim Center
405 E. Lakecook Rd. Ste 207
Deerfield, IL 60062


Contact:
Irina Geister
irina.geister@gmail.com
312-673-2351


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Sunday, September 18, 2016 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Keshet & Camp HASC Concert

"A Time for Music"

Location:
5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630


Contact:
Samantha Rudolph
srudolph@keshet.org
847-205-1234


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Monday, September 19, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking

An interactive workshop for you to learn and practice networking techniques that expand your job search capabilities including how to develop "elevator speeches", and how to design handbills. To learn more about the workshops, please visit http://jvschicago.org/career-moves-workshops-and-events, call 847.745.5460 or email andrealevasseur@jvschicago.org. Workshop Fees: Career Moves Clients: $10 per workshop and Non-Clients: $20 per workshop.

Location:
JVS Chicago, Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Andrea LeVasseur
andrealevasseur@jvschicago.org
847-745-5460


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Monday, September 19, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sisterhood Open Meeting: Clinton vs. Trump, General Election Analysis

All congregation and community members are invited to delve into this unprecedented election contest with Julie Strauss, Ph.D., and discuss all aspects of the general election, beginning with the vice presidential candidates and convention takeaways. We will further examine the polling and policy positions of the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaigns. We will also explore the strategies, ad campaigns, and fundraising of both candidates. Don't miss this analysis of the unique election campaign of 2016.

Location:
Congregation Rodfei Zedek
5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60615


Contact:
Cheryl Gutman
administrator@rodfei.org
773-752-2770


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Monday, September 19, 2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 9/5/2016 - 9/4/2017)

Coffee and Conversation: A Support Group for Holocaust Survivors

This weekly support group for Holocaust survivors addresses past and present experiences, the challenges of aging, health concerns, family, relationships, planning for the future, holidays, and worldwide events. Led by Yonit Hoffman, Ph.D., Holocaust Community Services and Barbara Urbanska-Yeager, Jewish Child and Family Services. Sponsored by Jewish Child and Family Services and CJE SeniorLife. Free and open to Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to register and confirm dates/times.

Location:
Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Holocaust Community Services
HCS@cje.net
773-508-1004


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Monday, September 19, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Behind Enemy Lines by Marthe Cohn

An Evening with Marthe Cohn
Holocaust Survivor who spied on Nazis to Speak at Embassy Suites, Naperville.

Marthe Cohn was a devoutly religious 19 year old French Jewish girl when the Nazis invaded France in 1939. Her life then took a turn so extraordinary that it could have been pulled straight from a Hollywood movie .

While the rest of her family fled south Marthe decided to fight back. After graduating from nursing school she joined the French resistance and, on account of her perfect German accent and Aryan appearance, she was recruited to be a spy. Carrying forged identification papers, she infiltrated German territory in the guise of a German nurse desperately searching for a fictional fiancé (by this time her real-life fiancé had been executed by the Nazis).

During the next year she mingled freely with Nazi troops, on many occasions caring for injured Nazi soldiers in order to maintain her cove


Location:
Embassy Suites, Naperville
1823 Abriter Ct
Naperville, IL 60563


Contact:
Rabbi Mendy Goldstein
rabbi@chabadnaperville.com
630-344-9770


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 9/13/2016 - 9/20/2016)

JLI CLE Course: Gun Control and Immigration

Election 2016 is underway and Gun Control and Immigration are two hotly debated topics dividing many. The Jewish Learning Institute presents a new 2 part CLE accredited class on Gun Control and Immigration - this course will tackle these tough issues head-on by comparing how U.S. law, contemporary Israeli law, and Talmudic law approach these matters.

Classes will be Tuesdays September 13 & 20 with a morning class from 10:30am-12pm and an evening class from 7:30-9:00pm at 2095 Landwehr Road, Northbrook. There will be a day class hosted by David Kaufman and Associates at 555 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook on Thursdays September 15 and 22 from 12:00 - 1:30pm. 3 Credit Hours will be given. To register please call: info@chabadnorthbrook.com.


Location:
2095 Landwehr Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Phaedra Wilkinson
pwilk@chabadnorthbrook.com
847-564-8770


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 3/1/2016 - 12/29/2016)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Basic Exercise Class

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1–2 p.m. CJE’s specialized exercise programs are designed to address weakened muscles, minimize the risk of falls, and facilitate functional independence for people with Parkinson’s disease. Basic exercise classes focus on flexibility, restoring movement, and rhythm control, which can lead to better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. Programs are free and open to public.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
Cindy.Pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 9/8/2015 - 12/31/2016)

Fun with Art (4-6 Years)

This Art-focused group is great for a child who has limited experience with art activities or a child who loves art and needs extra support using materials. Each week children complete an art project--from setup, execution, to clean-up! Children are exposed to a variety of art materials such as paint, glue and sand, and practice school-based skills such as cutting, gluing, painting, and following multi-step directions. Additionally, this group incorporates fun, gross and fine motor and sensory play activities to build upon each week’s art project theme. Come join the Fun! Led by a licensed Occupational Therapist. Fee: $450 for 8-week series. **We bill insurance. Please inquire about our partnering insurance plans.

Location:
Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Meredith White
meredithwhite@jcfs.org
847-412-4336


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

YLD/TIP High Holiday Phonothon

High Holiday YLD and TIP phonothon

Location:
30 S Wells
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Jordyn Grollo
JordynGrollo@juf.org
312-357-4935


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Congregation Beth Judea Presents a discussion about honest reporting of Israel in the Media

Congregation Beth Judea (Ill. Rt. 83 at Hilltop Road, Long Grove, Illinois) Israel Committee invites the community (members and non-members) on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. to a discussion on honest reporting on Israel in the media. Our guest speaker will be Gary Kenzer USA, Executive director of HonestReporting.com. Attendees will learn about media bias and issues through the use of videos and making both the internet and advocacy for Israel come together.
RSVP or questions can be directed to Lisa Neiman at the Synagogue office at 847-634-0777.


Location:
Congregation Beth Judea
Illinois Rt.83 at Hilltop Road
Long Grove, IL 60047


Contact:
Lisa Neiman
lneiman@bethjudea.org
847-634-0777


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

European Jewish Heritage

The emphasis of the presentation is on Vilnius, Prague, Budapest, and Venice. The presentation will be followed by a discussion about the place of visual arts in Judaism, and looking at our “Old Country” roots.
Alex Braverman, a Laureate of Pollux Award and the Grand Prize winner of Popular Photography Magazine, will be presenting a body of work related to Judaism in Europe. Little had survived the onslaught of WWII; further destruction by the Soviet authorities took place after the war, but whatever is left is now deemed world cultural heritage.
FREE: ALL WELCOME.
Registration required.


Location:
122 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 1449
Chicago, IL 60603


Contact:
Marvin M. Weinstein
cn@centralchicago.org
312-787-0450


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 9/7/2016 - 9/28/2016)

Mini Monets

Join us for hands on art experiences.
12-24 month olds with an adult.
Wednesdays, Sept 7-September 28
10-11am


Location:
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, IL 60022


Contact:
Susan Ellenby
susane@nsci.org
847-835-0724


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories & Songs for a Sweet New Year

Learn about the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (older children welcome). Get to know other families in your community! Resources for celebrating the holidays will be provided. Program funded by jBaby Chicago.

Location:
The Book Bin
1151 Church Street
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Dawn Friedman
education@KolHadash.com
847-383-5184


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Young Lawyers Group Meeting

Please join us for our next YLG Meeting, co-sponsored by Decalogue Society of Lawyers, featuring Emily Sweet, Executive Director, JCRC & Government Affairs, and Pastor Chris Harris, Bright Star Church Chicago. This meeting will explore the Black Lives Matter Movement and its history, structure, and platform. We will delve into its platform and explore the likelihood of legislative, judicial, or executive legal changes associated with their demands. We will also discuss the implications of the movement’s condemnation of Israel as an apartheid state. 1 hour of General MCLE Credit.

Location:
DLA Piper
203 N. LaSalle Street, 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601


Contact:
Shana Sternberg
ShanaSternberg@juf.org
312-357-4888


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/17/2016 - 12/28/2016)

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

Meets every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. This support group is for those ages 60+ who have recently lost a significant person in his or her life. Groups are open to the public and led by David Rosenblatt, L.C.S.W. Registration is required; $5 donation per session.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
David Rosenblatt
David.Rosenblatt@cje.net
773-508-1129


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Wednesday of every month between 9/21/2016 - 9/20/2017)

Russian Tea Time Buffalo Grove: Support Group for Russian Holocaust Survivors

This ongoing conversation group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Groups led by Vera Rodriguez Mancera and Maya Gumirov from Holocaust Community Services are conducted in Russian. Free and open to Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to register and confirm dates/times.

Location:
135 North Arlington Heights Road, Ste 104
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


Contact:
Vera Rodriguez Mancera
Vera.RodriguezMancera@cje.net
773-508-1149


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Transition to Wellness Educational Series: Substance Abuse in the Elderly

This presentation deals with the issue of substance abuse among elderly individuals. Find out the many unique characteristics of older adults that may affect them differently than younger populations. Participants will learn about barriers to treatment and practical and medical considerations when dealing with older adults with substance use issues with Nina Henry, L.C.P.C., C.A.D.C. Part of CJE SeniorLife's Transition to Wellness Educational Series on Positive Aging for Consumers and Professionals. 1.0 free CEU per program for nurses and social workers. This program is free and open to the community; registration required.

Location:
Adult Day Services Evanston
1015 West Howard Street
Evanston, IL 60645


Contact:
Lecia Szuberla
events@elderwerks.com
847-462-0885


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

ADL Champion of Freedom Award Dinner Honoring Dmitry Balyasny

The Champion of Freedom Award was established to honor the accomplishments and achievements of individuals in our society who immigrated to America and succeeded in the face of adversity. These outstanding community leaders have made exceptional contributions to business and philanthropy.

Location:
The Drake Hotel
140 E. Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611


Contact:
Sara Hurwick
shurwick@adl.org
312-533-3914


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

YLD Mensches in Motion

Are you interested in volunteering with your peers around Chicago on a regular basis? If so, we are now accepting applications for YLD’s ongoing volunteer program, Mensches in Motion. This six-session program will give you the opportunity to volunteer at a variety of Jewish United Fund supported agencies and meet other young adults in the Chicago community! The volunteer schedule is shown below.

•Wednesday, September 21 at 6:00pm: Jewish Child and Family Services at JUF
•Thursday, September 29 at 5:30pm: JUF Uptown Café
•Sunday, October 2 at 10:30am: JUF Uptown Café
•Sunday, October 16 at 10:30am: Ronald McDonald House
•Thursday, October 27 at 6:30pm: House of Good Shepherd
•Monday, November 14 at 6:30pm: The ARK
•Wednesday, November 30 at 6:30pm: Mt. Sinai Hospital

Limited space is available. The cost to participate is $30 which covers all program costs and will be collected upon acc


Location:
Various Locations
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Elizabeth Wyner
elizabethwyner@juf.org
312-357-4812


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Young Women's City Council & Women's City Council Pinnacle 2017

The Young Women's City Council and Women's City Council of the Jewish United Fund invite you to Pinnacle 2017 featuring Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the Lifetime Series "UnREAL".

Registration will being at 7:00pm and the program will begin at 7:30pm.

Couvert: $50

Wine, light appetizers and dessert will be served.
Dietary laws observed.

This event celebrates women who make an individual women's donation of $500 or more to the 2017 JUF Annual Campaign.


Location:
iO Theatre
1501 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60642


Contact:
Jordyn Harris
JordynHarris@juf.org
312-357-4879


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Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

High Holiday Staff Day Phonothon

High Holiday Phonothon

Location:
30 S Wells
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Jordyn Grollo
JordynGrollo@juf.org
312-357-4935


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Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 9/15/2016 - 1/19/2017)

Say It In Hebrew Fall 2016

Learn the everyday, conversational, language spoken in Israel and its part in Israeli culture.

Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency


Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Elisa Lupovitch
elupovitch@jccchicago.org
847-763-3571


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Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 3/3/2016 - 12/29/2016)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Seated Tai Chi

Thursdays from 10:30–11:30 a.m. This low impact exercise puts minimal stress on muscles and joints by using slow, controlled movements and gradual shifts of body weight. CJE’s specialized exercise programs are designed to address weakened muscles, minimize the risk of falls, and facilitate functional independence for people with Parkinson’s disease. Programs are free and open to public.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
Cindy.Pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Interviewing

An interactive workshop for you to gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to enter an interview fully prepared, dressed appropriately and ready to engage in an effective conversation with the interviewer. To learn more about the workshops, please visit http://jvschicago.org/career-moves-workshops-and-events, call 847.745.5460 or email andrealevasseur@jvschicago.org. Workshop Fees: Career Moves Clients: $10 per workshop and Non-Clients: $20 per workshop.

Location:
JVS Chicago, Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Andrea LeVasseur
andrealevasseur@jvschicago.org
847-745-5460


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Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 3/1/2016 - 12/29/2016)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Basic Exercise Class

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1–2 p.m. CJE’s specialized exercise programs are designed to address weakened muscles, minimize the risk of falls, and facilitate functional independence for people with Parkinson’s disease. Basic exercise classes focus on flexibility, restoring movement, and rhythm control, which can lead to better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. Programs are free and open to public.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
Cindy.Pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Transition to Wellness Educational Series: Sex and the Older Adult

When dealing with sex and sexuality, older adults often are confronted with many issues. Sex in the later years can be overwhelming or completely absent for a variety of reasons. This presentation with Jory Natkin, D.O. and Emily Mysel, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. addresses the diverse issues and many questions about sex faced by older adults, including enjoying sex in the later years and dealing with sexual dysfunction. Part of CJE SeniorLife's Transition to Wellness Educational Series on Positive Aging for Consumers and Professionals. 1.0 free CEU per program for nurses and social workers. This program is free and open to the community; registration required.

Location:
Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Lecia Szuberla
events@elderwerks.com
847-462-0885


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Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Great Round Challah Bake

Be a part of the Great Round Challah Bake at Congregation Beth Shalom, a hands-on workshop led by special guest baker, Amy Kritzer. Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 6:30-9:00 pm at Congregation Beth Shalom. You will go home with two oven-ready loaves made from scratch. $18 members, $27 non-members. RSVP by 9/18 by sending payment to 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062 or call 847-498-4100.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Deanne Friedman
DFriedman@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-4100


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Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Preparing for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur: Managing grief and loss during the holidays

Rabbi Yitzchak Falk, B.C.C. and Thom Dennis, L.C.P.C. will offer practical strategies and helpful tips for coping with the loss during the High Holidays. Refreshments to follow the free program at CJE SeniorLife. Registration required.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
NorthShore University HealthSystem
tdennis@northshore.org
847-982-4364


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Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 9/15/2016 - 1/19/2017)

Say It In Hebrew Fall 2016

Learn the everyday, conversational, language spoken in Israel and its part in Israeli culture.

Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.


Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Elisa Lupovitch
elupovitch@jccchicago.org
847-763-3571


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Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 6/18/2016 - 9/24/2016)

Swim & Sand Saturdays

Lake County JCC is open on Saturday mornings all summer long! Relax in our kid-friendly pool, play in the sand pit, shoot some hoops on the basketball court or explore Garoon Gateway to Science and its 52 hands-on exhibits. There's something for everyone in your family! NOTE: Pool closed on July 2

Location:
Lake County JCC
23280 N. Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047


Contact:
Elizabeth Abrams
eabrams@jccchicago.org
224-406-9212


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Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Architecture Tour: Symbolic by Design

Learn how renowned Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman infused every space in the Museum with historical and emotional symbolism. **Held every second Sunday and last Saturday of the month.

Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Amanda Berrios
amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org
847-967-4800


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Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tefilla Yoga

Join us for Tefilla Yoga, a prayerful yoga in which you are guided through an exquisite inner prayer service, matching yoga postures and sequences with themes and key words of traditional Jewish prayers. Bring your own mat and dress appropriately for yoga at Congregation Beth Shalom on Saturday, September 24 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm, 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
3433 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Eli Castellano
ecastellano@bethshalomnb.org
847-498-4100


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Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

In Our Voices: Holocaust Survivor Ben Goldwater

Ben Goldwater was born in December 1938, in Brussels, Belgium. Following the Nazi occupation of Belgium in May 1940, Ben’s father joined the Belgian underground. The Goldwater family lived under constant fear of denunciation as Jews and fled their home twice as they escaped the local Gestapo. Ben’s parents soon decided that they needed to protect him and his sister, and through his father’s underground contacts were able to secure a hiding place with a local family. Conditions with the family were terrible, and Ben’s parents took their children back. They lived under false identities until the end of the war.

Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Amanda Berrios
amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org
847-967-4800


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Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:36 PM - 12:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 8/6/2016 - 12/31/2016)

Beth Tikvah Congregation Torah Study

Beth Tikvah Congregation in Hoffman Estates invites you to join us in weekly Torah study on Saturdays from 9 AM-10:15 AM. Led by Rabbi Taron Tachman as we study and discuss the weekly Torah portion. RSVP not needed. For more information call 847-885-4545 or visit our website www.beth-tikvah.org.

Location:
300 Hillcrest blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169


Contact:
Lucy
office@beth-tikvah.org
847-885-4545


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Saturday, September 24, 2016 8:00 PM - Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 PM

2016 National Israeli-American Conference

The National Israeli-American Conference is the foremost annual gathering of the Israeli-American community.

Conference participants join us for an inspired, engaging three-day journey that delves into the most critical issues facing the Israeli-American and Jewish communities. They examine questions surrounding Israeli and Jewish identity and hear from world-renowned experts about the most pressing issues in global affairs. They explore cutting-edge educational opportunities for our children, network with innovators at the center of politics, culture, and business, and work to cultivate the leadership and growth of the Israeli-American community.

The 2015 National Israeli-American Conference gathered more than 1300 people from the top echelons of Israeli and American society, including 220 non-profit leaders, over 100 young professionals, almost 150 students, and over 150 speakers. The Conference brought together community leaders, prominent think


Location:
901 Massachusetts Avenue
Northwest, DC 20001


Contact:
Shaina Katibian
shaina@israeliamerican.org
818-836-6700


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Saturday, September 24, 2016 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Selichot services

Beth Tikvah Congregation Hoffman Estates will begin to prepare for the high Holy Days with Selichot service on Saturday evening Sept. 24th. There will be Havdallah and study session beginnning at 8:30 PM followed by a dessert reception at 9:30. The Selichot service begins at 10:00 PM. For more information please call 847-885-4545 or visit our website www.beth-tikvah.org.

Location:
300 Hillcrest blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169


Contact:
Lucy
office@beth-tikvah.org
847-885-4545


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Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:00 PM - Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:30 AM

Temple Beth Israel Selichot Service

Temple Beth Israel will begin High Holy Days Observance with Selichot Services ~ Preparation For Repentance, Saturday, September 24th at 11:00 p.m. in the Temple Sanctuary, 3601 W. Dempster Street, Skokie. Services will be preceded by Study Session at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are not required.

Location:
Temple Beth Israel
3601 W. Dempster St.
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
andrea blain
info@tbiskokie.org
847-675-0951


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Sunday, September 25, 2016 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Feed Chicago

At least 2.1 million individuals receive food assistance in Illinois.
Join the fight against hunger.
1 day. 11 projects. 120 volunteers.

Join the Young Leadership Division (YLD) & Tikkun Olam Volunteer Network (TOV) on Sunday, September 25, 2016 and make a difference!

*This event is for young adults between the ages of 22-40ish


Location:
Various Locations
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Ali Boorstein
aliboorstein@juf.org
312-357-4902


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Sunday, September 25, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

High Holiday Community Day Phonothon

Community day Phonothon

Location:
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook , IL 60062


Contact:
Jordyn Grollo
JordynGrollo@juf.org
312-357-4935


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Sunday, September 25, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

jBaby Chicago's Ultimate Rosh Hashanah Play Date

Celebrate the fall holidays with jBaby Chicago! Play in our pop-up Sukkah, make Rosh Hashanah cards, enjoy a baby-tot concert and eat yummy snacks! Best for children under 2.

Location:
Michael R. Lutz Family Center-Wicker Park (JCYS)
2129 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647


Contact:
Beth Rose
bethrose@juf.org
312-357-4956


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Sunday, September 25, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

jBaby Chicago’s Ultimate Rosh Hashanah Play Date

Celebrate the fall holidays with jBaby Chicago Play in our pop-up Sukkah, make Rosh Hashanah cards, enjoy a baby-tot concert and eat yummy snacks! Best for children under 2.

Location:
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, IL 60022


Contact:
Beth Rose
BethRose@juf.org
312-357-4956


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Sunday, September 25, 2016 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Ketura Hadassah Brunch

Join Ketura Hadassah for Brunch (to benefit Hadassah Youth Services) Choose from TEN Fabulous Food Stations. Cost $36.00 RSVP deadline September 15,2016
Information:Nancy Marcus 847 673 4409 or Sydelle Richard 847 520 7717 Please make your check payable to Hadassah and mail to : Nancy Marcus 9801 Gross Point Rd #218 Skokie IL 60076 OPTIONAL: purchase a share in an Ima/Abba Circle@$50.00 a share or become an Ima/Abba @$1000.00
Thank you for your support of youth rescue, education, housing and recreation programs for our Children at Risk.


Location:
Pinstripes
1150 Willow Rd
Nortbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Sydelle Richard
sydgeo@aol.com
847-520-7717


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Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Jewish Crafts for Kids

SAVE THE DATE! Judaica Arts & Crafts for ages 8+
Sunday, September 25th, 12 - 3 pm.
Only 10 spots available, $18 per child . Healthy snacks will be provided.

Find out how to make your own Judaic arts and crafts objects to celebrate Judaism and the High Holidays with Talia Prilutsky, experienced art educator and dedicated artist. We will use acrylic paint and craft materials to create one of a kind Judaic masterpiece.


Location:
770 Garth Rd.
Wheeling, IL 60090


Contact:
Evgenia Kovelman
EvgeniaKovelman@juf.org
312-673-2351


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Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting

Expert Jewish genealogist and writer Ron Arons will deliver two informative presentations at the Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, starting at 1 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.
The titles of his talks at this special meeting will be “Putting the Flesh on the Bones” and “Evaluating Evidence: Asking a mini-Minnie Question.”
Ron Arons calls “Putting the Flesh on the Bones” his “bread and butter talk” that he has given for 15 years. Through two related examples he explains how one can piece together an ancestor’s life by collecting as much documentation about him or her as possible as well as looking at the environments where they lived.
With his other presentation, “Evaluating Evidence: Asking a mini-Minnie Question,” Arons explains that researching the lives of our ancestors is a big task, but to evaluate evidence, one needs to examine the bits and pieces of our research.


Location:
Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Martin Fischer
martinfischer@hotmail.com
312-666-0100


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Sunday, September 25, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Exhibit Opening: Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Women Hold Up Half the Sky identifies one of the central moral challenges of the 21st century – full equality for the world’s women. This special opening program will feature Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan who will reflect on the challenges women face in Illinois and how those challenges can be overcome.

Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Amanda Berrios
amanda.berrios@ilhmec.org
847-967-4800


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Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Russian jBaby Classes-Musical Movement

Russian-speaking Jewish parents with babies and toddlers ages 0-24 months are invited to join a series of 4 classes for an interactive musical movement experience. Enjoy Jewish music, Russian sing-alongs, yoga and Havdalah. The program will be held in Russian and English. Older siblings are also welcome! Light snacks will be offered at each class.

Russian jBaby Musical Movement is a project in partnership with jBabyChicago, Russian Jewish Division, JUF and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: New Mother New Baby, 3115 Dundee Road, Northbrook
Fee: $36.00


Location:
New Mother New Baby
3115 Dundee Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Jane Faynstheyn
RJD@juf.org
312-673-2351


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Sunday, September 25, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Voices of Wisdom in the new Ground Level Arts Lab

Join us to celebrate opening of the Ground Level Arts Lab, a new 1,600-square-foot programmatic space for Jewish art, artists, and the community.

Located on the ground floor of Spertus Institute, the Ground Level Arts Lab will feature a semi-permanent display of art and artifacts from Spertus Institute’s impressive collections, putting works from the Spertus collections on regular view for both researchers and members of the public. Approximately 50 works will be on display, ranging from a rare seventeenth-century jeweled Torah shield to the cornerstone of the Chicago Hebrew Institute, the forerunner of today’s JCCs. These treasures will be shown alongside contemporary photography of Jewish life in Chicago, from traditional observances to Jewish hip-hop concerts.

The Ground Level Arts Lab will also house flexible space for small changing exhibits. The first of these, titled Voices of Wisdom, will present new works by Chicago-area Jewish artists.


Location:
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadersh
610 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605


Contact:
Betsy Gomberg
bgomberg@spertus.edu
312-322-1756


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Sunday, September 25, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Couples Cooking Class- Rosh Hashana

L’Shana Tova! Join us as we prepare to celebrate the Jewish New Year. Come for a hands-on kosher cooking class and learn how to make great dishes for Rosh Hashanah holiday!
Cost is $30 per couple ($15pp). Space is very limited, please register by Thursday, September 22.
**Please note any allergies participants may have**

With questions contact RJD@juf.org or call Esther directly at 224-717-1284


Location:
Private home in West Rogers Park
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
Evgenia Kovelman
EvgeniaKovelman@juf.org
312-673-2351


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Sunday, September 25, 2016 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jewish National Fund's Annual Tree of Life Dinner

Jewish National Fund's Annual Tree of Life Dinner at the Westin Chicago North Shore

Location:
601 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL 60090


Contact:
Sara King
sking@jnf.org
847-656-8880


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Sunday, September 25, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Election 2016

Ketura Hadassah invites you to hear Joyce Schrager and June Sochen. $18.00 in advance $20.00 at the door. Please make your check payable to Hadassah and mail to: Beth Sair, 4535 W Pratt, Lincolnwood IL, 60712-3346
Questions: Beth Sair, 630 294 7247 or Rosanne Sangerman, 773 761 6862


Location:
Temple Beth Israel
3601 W Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Beth Sair
bethsair@comcast.net
847-673-7247


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Sunday, September 25, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Parlor Meeting

Informational meeting about Chicago Land Simcha Schools (CLaSS). Refreshments served. No solicitation of funds.

Location:
3711 Arcadia
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Martha Bockian
chicagolandsimchaschools@gmail.com
872-225-7527


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Monday, September 26, 2016 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Louis Susman Memorial Tax Seminar

“Charitable Planning Tricks and Traps”
with speaker Lawrence P. Katzenstein, partner at Thompson Coburn, LLP.


Location:
Fairmont Hotel, Imperial Ballroom
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Mary
marythomas@juf.org
312-357-4850


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Monday, September 26, 2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 9/5/2016 - 9/4/2017)

Coffee and Conversation: A Support Group for Holocaust Survivors

This weekly support group for Holocaust survivors addresses past and present experiences, the challenges of aging, health concerns, family, relationships, planning for the future, holidays, and worldwide events. Led by Yonit Hoffman, Ph.D., Holocaust Community Services and Barbara Urbanska-Yeager, Jewish Child and Family Services. Sponsored by Jewish Child and Family Services and CJE SeniorLife. Free and open to Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to register and confirm dates/times.

Location:
Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Holocaust Community Services
HCS@cje.net
773-508-1004


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Healthy Steps for Older Adults: Falls Prevention Program

This falls prevention program focuses on home safety, physical activity, healthy eating, medication safety and creating a home action plan, and includes a physical screening and referral. $35 (includes registration, materials, and books). Join CJE at Glenview Senior Center on Tuesday, September 27 & Thursday, September 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. Registration required.

Location:
Glenview Senior Center (East Wing Park Center)
2400 Chestnut Ave.
Glenview, IL 60026


Contact:
Glenview Senior Center
info@glenviewparks.org
847-724-4793


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Meet Maureen and Marc Shulman

Come Join Ketura Hadassah for a "delicious" afternoon.
Maureen and Marc will tell the story of Eli Schulman, famed Chicago Restaurateur, and inventor of Eli's Cheesecake.
Samples of Eli's Cheesecake will be served and Cookbooks will be available for purchase. $3.00.


Location:
Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church St
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Adrienne Friedman
afriedman@isi-info.com
847-679-1593


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 3/1/2016 - 12/29/2016)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Basic Exercise Class

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1–2 p.m. CJE’s specialized exercise programs are designed to address weakened muscles, minimize the risk of falls, and facilitate functional independence for people with Parkinson’s disease. Basic exercise classes focus on flexibility, restoring movement, and rhythm control, which can lead to better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. Programs are free and open to public.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Cindy Pedersen
Cindy.Pedersen@cje.net
847-929-3022


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 9/8/2015 - 12/31/2016)

Fun with Art (4-6 Years)

This Art-focused group is great for a child who has limited experience with art activities or a child who loves art and needs extra support using materials. Each week children complete an art project--from setup, execution, to clean-up! Children are exposed to a variety of art materials such as paint, glue and sand, and practice school-based skills such as cutting, gluing, painting, and following multi-step directions. Additionally, this group incorporates fun, gross and fine motor and sensory play activities to build upon each week’s art project theme. Come join the Fun! Led by a licensed Occupational Therapist. Fee: $450 for 8-week series. **We bill insurance. Please inquire about our partnering insurance plans.

Location:
Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Meredith White
meredithwhite@jcfs.org
847-412-4336


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Fourth Tuesday of every month between 9/27/2016 - 9/27/2016)

Russian Tea Time Chicago: Support Group for Russian Holocaust Survivors

This ongoing conversation group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Groups led by Irina Nizhnik and Roza Trogub from Holocaust Community Services are conducted in Russian. Free and open to Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to register and confirm dates/times.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 W. Touhy Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
Irina Nizhnik
Irina.Nizhnik@cje.net
773-508-1069


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Transition to Wellness Educational Series: Building Your Brain 401k

Brain 401(k) is the special reserve of cells and skills in the brain that determines each brain’s resilience and that you can actively invest in throughout your life. In this lively presentation with Sherrie All, Ph.D., you will learn three simple ways to maximize your investments in your Brain 401(k). Part of CJE SeniorLife's Transition to Wellness Educational Series on Positive Aging for Consumers and Professionals. 1.0 free CEU per program for nurses and social workers. This program is free and open to the community; registration required.

Location:
Adult Day Services Evanston
1015 West Howard Street
Evanston, IL 60645


Contact:
Lecia Szuberla
events@elderwerks.com
847-462-0885


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Conversations with a Doc---Cocktails In The City

Join Dr. Michael Wechsler to learn why National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation and how our unique and collaborative approach to care finds answers where others cannot. RSVP required.

Location:
Home of Mark & Maureen Shure
Call for more information
Chicago, IL 60611


Contact:
Sylvia Berman-Peck
Berman-Pecks@njhealth.org
312-920-1798


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

King David Society & Ben-Gurion Society Evening with Ambassador Ron Dermer

Hors d'oeuvres and dessert reception. Program to follow. Seating is open, theatre-style. Covert $50 per person
The Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) is a national donor recognition society for young adults, ages 25-45, who make a contribution of $1,000 or more to the Jewish United Fund's Annual Campaign. Here in Chicago, there are over 700 Ben-Gurion Society members accounting for more than $4 million of JUF's Annual Campaign.

For more information contact YLD at yld@juf.org or (312)357-4880.


Location:
Bryn Mawr Country Club
6600 N. Crawford Ave.
Lincolnwood, IL 60712


Contact:
Elizabeth Wyner
elizabethwyner@juf.org
312-357-4812


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 9/7/2016 - 9/28/2016)

Mini Monets

Join us for hands on art experiences.
12-24 month olds with an adult.
Wednesdays, Sept 7-September 28
10-11am


Location:
North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, IL 60022


Contact:
Susan Ellenby
susane@nsci.org
847-835-0724


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Conversations with a Doc---Lunch In The Loop

Join Dr. Michael Wechsler to learn why National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation and how our unique and collaborative approach to care finds answers where others cannot. RSVP Required.

Location:
Chicago Board of Trade Building Conference Center
141 West Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604


Contact:
Sylvia Berman-Peck
Berman-Pecks@njhealth.org
312-920-1798


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/17/2016 - 12/28/2016)

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

Meets every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. This support group is for those ages 60+ who have recently lost a significant person in his or her life. Groups are open to the public and led by David Rosenblatt, L.C.S.W. Registration is required; $5 donation per session.

Location:
Bernard Horwich Building
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
David Rosenblatt
David.Rosenblatt@cje.net
773-508-1129


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Transition to Wellness Educational Series: Senior Scams and Exploitation

Join us for an informative presentation about senior scams and exploitation. It is estimated that six million seniors fall victim to scams and frauds of all types every year—a financial loss of over $36 billion annually. Presenter Kerry Peck will uncover practical solutions for keeping older adults and their families insusceptible to such scams and frauds. Part of CJE SeniorLife's Transition to Wellness Educational Series on Positive Aging for Consumers and Professionals. 1.0 free CEU per program for nurses and social workers. This program is free and open to the community; registration required.

Location:
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Lecia Szuberla
events@elderwerks.com
847-462-0885


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

AFHU Torch of Learning Award Dinner

This event recognizes individuals identified with the highest standards of professional achievement and whose careers are equally dedicated to leadership, scholarship, and humanitarianism. David H. Hoffman of Sidley Austin LLP will accept the award.

Location:
Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 E Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611


Contact:
Brad Sugar
bsugar@afhu.org
312-361-3341


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Conversations with a Doc---Wine & Cheese In The 'Burbs

Join Dr. Michael Wechsler to learn why National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation and how our unique and collaborative approach to care finds answers where others cannot. RSVP required.

Location:
Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093


Contact:
Sylvia Berman-Peck
Berman-Pecks@njhealth.org
312-920-1798


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jewish Book Club sponsored by Back from Birthright Israel

Meet other 20 something's living in Chicago as we discuss Jewish books in a casual environment. Join the young adult Jewish book club hosted by the Back From Birthright Israel community!
Our meeting will be September 28 at 7 PM. We will be reading The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure. Stay tuned for the location!


Location:
TBD
Chicago, IL 60610


Contact:
Sammi Cutler
SamanthaCutler@juf.org
312-357-4809


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