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January 2021

Saturday, January 16, 2021 9:30 AM - Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:00 AM

Parent-Tot Yoga (Virtual)

Spend the morning with your tot in a fun, interactive and *virtual* class consisting of classic yoga poses through developmentally appropriate play.

This class will focus on coordination, flexibility, strength, balance, self-esteem and will have an overall emphasis of healthy and joy for parent(s) and child to experience together. This class is best for children 3-24 months.


Location:
Your home via Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
407-790-6999

   Add to Calendar 1/16/2021 9:30:00 AM 2/20/2021 10:00:00 AM Parent-Tot Yoga (Virtual) Spend the morning with your tot in a fun, interactive and *virtual* class consisting of classic yoga poses through developmentally appropriate play.

This class will focus on coordination, flexibility, strength, balance, self-esteem and will have an overall emphasis of healthy and joy for parent(s) and child to experience together. This class is best for children 3-24 months.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
407-790-6999
Your home via ZoomChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

jBaby Ultimate Playdate: Woke Baby Havdalah

Are you hoping to raise a baby who sleeps through the night but is also woke? jBaby Chicago has the event for you! Join us on Jan 16th for Woke Baby Havdalah where we will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with songs + stories, start the week with joy and justice and come together as a community to celebrate Havdalah.

Location:
Your Couch!
Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Jaclyn Rassner
jbabychicago@juf.org
630-880-6623

   Add to Calendar 1/16/2021 6:15:00 PM 1/16/2021 7:00:00 PM jBaby Ultimate Playdate: Woke Baby Havdalah Are you hoping to raise a baby who sleeps through the night but is also woke? jBaby Chicago has the event for you! Join us on Jan 16th for Woke Baby Havdalah where we will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with songs + stories, start the week with joy and justice and come together as a community to celebrate Havdalah.

Contact Info
Jaclyn Rassner
jbabychicago@juf.org
630-880-6623
Your Couch!, Zoom , Chicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Blood Drive

One blood donation can save up to three lives! Emanuel Congregation is hosting the Vitalant Blood Mobile Coach on Sunday, January 17th. If you are interested in donating blood, please make an appointment at www.vitalant.org, click “Donate” and search by group code J221. Appointments are recommended, walk-ins are welcome!

Location:
Emanuel Congregation
5959 N Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660


Contact:
Judy Glaser
info@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173

   Add to Calendar 1/17/2021 9:00:00 AM 1/17/2021 2:00:00 PM Blood Drive One blood donation can save up to three lives! Emanuel Congregation is hosting the Vitalant Blood Mobile Coach on Sunday, January 17th. If you are interested in donating blood, please make an appointment at www.vitalant.org, click “Donate” and search by group code J221. Appointments are recommended, walk-ins are welcome!

Contact Info
Judy Glaser
info@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173
Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60660 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:30 AM - Sunday, February 7, 2021 11:00 AM

Russian jBaby Musical Movement (Virtual)

Russian-speaking Jewish parents with babies and toddlers ages 0-2 are invited to join a series of 4 virtual classes for an interactive musical movement experience! Enjoy Jewish music & sing-alongs in Russian & English from your home. Older siblings are also welcome! Join us in this fun family bonding experience!

Location:
Zoom via Your Home
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907

   Add to Calendar 1/17/2021 10:30:00 AM 2/7/2021 11:00:00 AM Russian jBaby Musical Movement (Virtual) Russian-speaking Jewish parents with babies and toddlers ages 0-2 are invited to join a series of 4 virtual classes for an interactive musical movement experience! Enjoy Jewish music & sing-alongs in Russian & English from your home. Older siblings are also welcome! Join us in this fun family bonding experience!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Zoom via Your HomeChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, January 17, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Birding!

Join friends from Beber Camp on Sunday, January 17th at 4pm for the very popular birding hobby. No prior experience or birding knowledge is necessary!


Contact:
Beber Camp
stacy@bebercamp.com

   Add to Calendar 1/17/2021 4:00:00 PM 1/17/2021 5:00:00 PM Virtual Birding! Join friends from Beber Camp on Sunday, January 17th at 4pm for the very popular birding hobby. No prior experience or birding knowledge is necessary!

Contact Info
Beber Camp
stacy@bebercamp.com
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Monday, January 18, 2021 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/12/2020 - 2/1/2021)

Say it in Hebrew

Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Location:
Online
Online
Online, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/12/2020 9:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210201T90000 Say it in Hebrew Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
Online, Online, Online, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Monday, January 18, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

MLK Day 2020

Join JCRC, Stone Temple Baptist Church, and the North Lawndale Historical & Cultural Society for a virtual celebration of the life & legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. around the theme of “Unity”

Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Pam Dierking
pamdierking@juf.org
312-357-4876

   Add to Calendar 1/18/2021 10:00:00 AM 1/18/2021 11:30:00 AM MLK Day 2020 Join JCRC, Stone Temple Baptist Church, and the North Lawndale Historical & Cultural Society for a virtual celebration of the life & legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. around the theme of “Unity”

Contact Info
Pam Dierking
pamdierking@juf.org
312-357-4876
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Monday, January 18, 2021 5:30 PM - 5:29 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 1/5/2021 - 2/8/2021)

StandStrong Self-Defense FREE webinar course

An open webinar for the community, a great workout with the best Israeli self-defense experts to learn important skills in a fun environment from the comfort of your home. Open for all ages, fitness levels, and physical abilities.

Location:
Zoom
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Lior Ofir
info@standstrong.org
312-806-1667

   Add to Calendar 1/5/2021 5:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210208T172900 StandStrong Self-Defense FREE webinar course An open webinar for the community, a great workout with the best Israeli self-defense experts to learn important skills in a fun environment from the comfort of your home. Open for all ages, fitness levels, and physical abilities.

Contact Info
Lior Ofir
info@standstrong.org
312-806-1667
ZoomSkokie, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online Invitation


Monday, January 18, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Renewing Bikur Cholim in the Time of Covid -19

This program will provide an educational forum and a venue for exchange of ideas and concerns, assisting providers and volunteers in providing this essential service.

Other topics that will be addressed include:

- expanding your spiritual toolbox.
- being a caring presence with technology.
- providing for the dying.
- shiva under the pandemic.
- new approaches to prayer.
- dealing with dementia.
- new forms of loss.
- grappling with isolation and loneliness.
The cost for the entire 10 session program is $72. You can choose to attend as many sessions as you want at $36 for three sessions or $18 for an individual session. There is a generous scholarship program.

Registration is required. If you are interested and have any questions regarding the conference or registration, please reach out to David Zinner.

JCFS Chicago is a co-sponsor of this event, along with the following organizations: the Jewish Board, Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, the Jewish Federation in Miami, Mishkan Miami, JFCS Atlanta, JFS Kansas City, JFCS Philadelphia, JFCS San Francisco,  JFCS Boston, JFS of St. Paul, Bikur Cholim of Cleveland, RUACH, Aishel House in Houston, the Bay Area Healing Center, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and the Jewish Healing Center of Los Angeles.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
David Zinner
info@jewish-funerals.org
410-733-3700

   Add to Calendar 1/18/2021 6:00:00 PM 1/18/2021 7:30:00 PM Renewing Bikur Cholim in the Time of Covid -19 This program will provide an educational forum and a venue for exchange of ideas and concerns, assisting providers and volunteers in providing this essential service.

Other topics that will be addressed include:

- expanding your spiritual toolbox.
- being a caring presence with technology.
- providing for the dying.
- shiva under the pandemic.
- new approaches to prayer.
- dealing with dementia.
- new forms of loss.
- grappling with isolation and loneliness.
The cost for the entire 10 session program is $72. You can choose to attend as many sessions as you want at $36 for three sessions or $18 for an individual session. There is a generous scholarship program.

Registration is required. If you are interested and have any questions regarding the conference or registration, please reach out to David Zinner.

JCFS Chicago is a co-sponsor of this event, along with the following organizations: the Jewish Board, Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, the Jewish Federation in Miami, Mishkan Miami, JFCS Atlanta, JFS Kansas City, JFCS Philadelphia, JFCS San Francisco,  JFCS Boston, JFS of St. Paul, Bikur Cholim of Cleveland, RUACH, Aishel House in Houston, the Bay Area Healing Center, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and the Jewish Healing Center of Los Angeles.

Contact Info
David Zinner
info@jewish-funerals.org
410-733-3700
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/12/2020 - 2/1/2021)

Say it in Hebrew

Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Location:
Online
Online
Online, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/12/2020 9:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210201T90000 Say it in Hebrew Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
Online, Online, Online, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!


Contact:
No Shame on U
miriam@noshameonu.com

   Add to Calendar 12/15/2020 4:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210427T163000 Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

Contact Info
No Shame on U
miriam@noshameonu.com
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 1/5/2021 - 1/26/2021)

Junior Baker

This group was developed to help your child participate in a fun family activity and develop a lifelong skill, baking! Similar to our “I Can Cook” group, each week a new recipe will be featured while focusing on hand strength and dexterity needed to open containers, using utensils, mixing, pouring, etc. These skills also enhance academic and self-care skills.

Your child will also work on the ability to follow a sequence of steps and increase attention for a multi-step activity while using a recipe and during a clean-up routine. Finally, your child will have the opportunity to virtually interact with others in the group or with a family member or friend in their home, which promotes positive social skills and interactions.

Recommended for children 6 years or older. Contact Megan Kowalski for registration and fee information.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335

   Add to Calendar 1/5/2021 4:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210126T173000 Junior Baker This group was developed to help your child participate in a fun family activity and develop a lifelong skill, baking! Similar to our “I Can Cook” group, each week a new recipe will be featured while focusing on hand strength and dexterity needed to open containers, using utensils, mixing, pouring, etc. These skills also enhance academic and self-care skills.

Your child will also work on the ability to follow a sequence of steps and increase attention for a multi-step activity while using a recipe and during a clean-up routine. Finally, your child will have the opportunity to virtually interact with others in the group or with a family member or friend in their home, which promotes positive social skills and interactions.

Recommended for children 6 years or older. Contact Megan Kowalski for registration and fee information.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

"One Museum, One Book" Book Club: "Man's Search for Meaning"

For the first “One Museum, One Book” Book Club of 2021, we will read psychiatrist and Holocaust Survivor Victor E. Frankl’s memoir, "Man’s Search For Meaning."

This memoir has riveted generations of readers with its deions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945, Frankl labored in four different camps (including Auschwitz) while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that while we cannot avoid suffering, we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.

At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, "Man's Search for Meaning" had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found "Man's Search for Meaning" among the ten most influential books in America.

Buy "Man's Search for Meaning" from our online shop: https://ihm.ec/searchformeaningbook

Register for the program: https://ihm.ec/searchformeaning


Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum
Virtual
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Sierra Wolff
sierra.wolff@ilhmec.org
847-967-4835

   Add to Calendar 1/19/2021 7:00:00 PM 1/19/2021 8:00:00 PM "One Museum, One Book" Book Club: "Man's Search for Meaning" For the first “One Museum, One Book” Book Club of 2021, we will read psychiatrist and Holocaust Survivor Victor E. Frankl’s memoir, "Man’s Search For Meaning."

This memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945, Frankl labored in four different camps (including Auschwitz) while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that while we cannot avoid suffering, we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose.

At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, "Man's Search for Meaning" had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found "Man's Search for Meaning" among the ten most influential books in America.

Buy "Man's Search for Meaning" from our online shop: https://ihm.ec/searchformeaningbook

Register for the program: https://ihm.ec/searchformeaning

Contact Info
Sierra Wolff
sierra.wolff@ilhmec.org
847-967-4835
Illinois Holocaust Museum, Virtual, Skokie, IL, 60077 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 1/12/2021 - 2/23/2021)

Drive-In Dinner & Learn

Join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm at the Deerfield Park Plaza Parking Lot for an awesome event from the comfort and safety of your own car! Enjoy great food, awesome activities and a chance to win a gift card! Text Rabbi Jeremy upon arrival
   Add to Calendar 1/12/2021 7:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210223T200000 Drive-In Dinner & Learn Join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm at the Deerfield Park Plaza Parking Lot for an awesome event from the comfort and safety of your own car! Enjoy great food, awesome activities and a chance to win a gift card! Text Rabbi Jeremy upon arrival

Contact Info
NCSY
Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org
310-691-0270
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/12/2020 - 2/1/2021)

Say it in Hebrew

Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Location:
Online
Online
Online, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/12/2020 9:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210201T90000 Say it in Hebrew Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
Online, Online, Online, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Change and Communication with Dr. Kathy Schwartz and Rabbi Stacy Rigler

Congregational teams will explore the “change formula” and will apply each element of the formula to their own setting.

Location:
Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Joy Wasserman
JoyWasserman@juf.org
312-673-3281

   Add to Calendar 1/20/2021 9:30:00 AM 1/20/2021 11:00:00 AM Change and Communication with Dr. Kathy Schwartz and Rabbi Stacy Rigler Congregational teams will explore the “change formula” and will apply each element of the formula to their own setting.

Contact Info
Joy Wasserman
JoyWasserman@juf.org
312-673-3281
ZoomChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:00 PM - Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:00 PM

Virtual Trivia Night!

Continuing in the spirit of Emanuel's recent virtual exhibit tour: "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg," Emanuel Eeshas will host a Virtual Trivia Night dedicated to RBG and other inspiring women! $18 suggested donation. RSVP at https://forms.gle/HGmetk96dhU7D5Bo7

Location:
online
Emanuel Congregation
Chicago, IL 60660


Contact:
Emanuel Eeshas
eeshas@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173

   Add to Calendar 1/20/2021 7:00:00 PM 1/30/2021 9:00:00 PM Virtual Trivia Night! Continuing in the spirit of Emanuel's recent virtual exhibit tour: "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg," Emanuel Eeshas will host a Virtual Trivia Night dedicated to RBG and other inspiring women! $18 suggested donation. RSVP at https://forms.gle/HGmetk96dhU7D5Bo7

Contact Info
Emanuel Eeshas
eeshas@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173
online, Emanuel Congregation, Chicago, IL, 60660 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 5/13/2020 - 5/12/2021)

Weekly Global Class

Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.


Location:
Online
Brooklyn, NY 11213


Contact:
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448

   Add to Calendar 5/13/2020 8:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210512T203000 Weekly Global Class Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.

Contact Info
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448
OnlineBrooklyn, NY, 11213 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/12/2020 - 2/1/2021)

Say it in Hebrew

Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Location:
Online
Online
Online, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/12/2020 9:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210201T90000 Say it in Hebrew Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
Online, Online, Online, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:00 PM - Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:00 PM

JNew to Two (or More) Moms Group (Virtual)

With the birth of each baby we become “new” mothers all over again, making both literal and figurative space for another infant as we adapt to the changing dynamics of a growing family. The JNew to Two (or More) Moms Group provides an opportunity for mothers who have recently welcomed their second (or third, fourth, etc.) baby to share openly about the rewards and challenges of caring for multiple children (while also living through a global pandemic). Professionally-facilitated weekly discussions help spark meaningful connections between participants while addressing relevant topics such as infant care, supporting older children as they transition to big siblinghood, meeting the needs of kids at different developmental levels, appreciating each child as an individual, and recalibrating the balance of parenthood, work and relationships within our evolving identities.

Location:
Your home via Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4657

   Add to Calendar 1/21/2021 1:00:00 PM 2/25/2021 3:00:00 PM JNew to Two (or More) Moms Group (Virtual) With the birth of each baby we become “new” mothers all over again, making both literal and figurative space for another infant as we adapt to the changing dynamics of a growing family. The JNew to Two (or More) Moms Group provides an opportunity for mothers who have recently welcomed their second (or third, fourth, etc.) baby to share openly about the rewards and challenges of caring for multiple children (while also living through a global pandemic). Professionally-facilitated weekly discussions help spark meaningful connections between participants while addressing relevant topics such as infant care, supporting older children as they transition to big siblinghood, meeting the needs of kids at different developmental levels, appreciating each child as an individual, and recalibrating the balance of parenthood, work and relationships within our evolving identities.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4657
Your home via ZoomChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/7/2021 - 2/25/2021)

Social Superheroes

Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more!

This group is suggested for those ages 6-8, although it can be adjusted for older or younger children based on interest. Please contact Megan Kowalski for registration and fee information.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335

   Add to Calendar 1/7/2021 4:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210225T170000 Social Superheroes Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more!

This group is suggested for those ages 6-8, although it can be adjusted for older or younger children based on interest. Please contact Megan Kowalski for registration and fee information.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/21/2021 - 1/28/2021)

What You Didn't Learn in High School: Sex and Consent

Response for Teens is excited to offer two workshops for college-age young people that will cover important and relevant topics that they didn’t learn in high school sex education classes.

We will discuss the complexities of romantic and sexual relationships including how to manage consent, communication with partners, hookup culture, how to navigate dating during COVID, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to have all of their questions answered in a relaxed non-judgmental environment.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Claire Tolman
ClaireTolman@JCFS.org
773-516-5510

   Add to Calendar 1/21/2021 4:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210128T170000 What You Didn't Learn in High School: Sex and Consent Response for Teens is excited to offer two workshops for college-age young people that will cover important and relevant topics that they didn’t learn in high school sex education classes.

We will discuss the complexities of romantic and sexual relationships including how to manage consent, communication with partners, hookup culture, how to navigate dating during COVID, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to have all of their questions answered in a relaxed non-judgmental environment.

Contact Info
Claire Tolman
ClaireTolman@JCFS.org
773-516-5510
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/7/2021 - 2/25/2021)

Sibshops

Virtual Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Registration is free but required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Tamara Besser
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
773-765-5315

   Add to Calendar 1/7/2021 4:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210225T173000 Sibshops Virtual Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Registration is free but required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.

Contact Info
Tamara Besser
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
773-765-5315
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

#TakeAStand Trivia: Pop Culture Meets Happy Hour

What do you and your friends know about pop culture icons who have made a positive impact in our world?

Join the Young Professional Committee of the Illinois Holocaust Museum to test your knowledge on everyday heroes from local music icons like CHANCE THE RAPPER and COMMON to social justice icons like RUTH BADER GINSBURG and MALALA, and everyone in between.

#TAKEASTAND TRIVIA is your chance to flex your pop culture knowledge, attend a virtual happy hour with Chicago young professionals, and most importantly, support the Museum’s mission to fight hate with education.

$25 SINGLE TICKETS Includes free admission to the Museum (Notorious RBG closes January 3!).
Get your tickets here: www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/ypc-benefit/

Ticket sales support virtual field trips and educational programming for low income students.


Location:
Illinois Holocaust Museum
Virtual
Skokie, IL 60077


Contact:
Sierra Wolff
sierra.wolff@ilhmec.org
847-967-4835

   Add to Calendar 1/21/2021 7:00:00 PM 1/21/2021 8:00:00 PM #TakeAStand Trivia: Pop Culture Meets Happy Hour What do you and your friends know about pop culture icons who have made a positive impact in our world?

Join the Young Professional Committee of the Illinois Holocaust Museum to test your knowledge on everyday heroes from local music icons like CHANCE THE RAPPER and COMMON to social justice icons like RUTH BADER GINSBURG and MALALA, and everyone in between.

#TAKEASTAND TRIVIA is your chance to flex your pop culture knowledge, attend a virtual happy hour with Chicago young professionals, and most importantly, support the Museum’s mission to fight hate with education.

$25 SINGLE TICKETS Includes free admission to the Museum (Notorious RBG closes January 3!).
Get your tickets here: www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/ypc-benefit/

Ticket sales support virtual field trips and educational programming for low income students.

Contact Info
Sierra Wolff
sierra.wolff@ilhmec.org
847-967-4835
Illinois Holocaust Museum, Virtual, Skokie, IL, 60077 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Expanding Our Libraries: Sharing Books on Grief while Caring for One Another

Have you discovered a book about grief that is helping or has been meaningful to you in your grief journey? Whether your loss is recent or several years ago, we invite you to share a title or author whose work has spoken to you. Or ask about one you’ve been thinking about. It can be fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose. We will also bring books from JCFS’ library as well as a bibliography and other grief resources for further exploration. In our hour together, through literature of all types, we will learn and support one another in the grief process. And if you wish, prepare your most comforting cup of coffee or tea to enjoy when we meet on zoom.

The discussion will be co-led by Marsha Raynes, Program Manager, Adoption, Infertility, and Bereavement Support and Carol Brumer Gliksman, Chaplaincy Coordinator/Community Educator.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Carol Brumer Gliksman
CarolBrumerGliksman@JCFS.org
847-745-5404

   Add to Calendar 1/21/2021 7:00:00 PM 1/21/2021 8:00:00 PM Expanding Our Libraries: Sharing Books on Grief while Caring for One Another Have you discovered a book about grief that is helping or has been meaningful to you in your grief journey? Whether your loss is recent or several years ago, we invite you to share a title or author whose work has spoken to you. Or ask about one you’ve been thinking about. It can be fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose. We will also bring books from JCFS’ library as well as a bibliography and other grief resources for further exploration. In our hour together, through literature of all types, we will learn and support one another in the grief process. And if you wish, prepare your most comforting cup of coffee or tea to enjoy when we meet on zoom.

The discussion will be co-led by Marsha Raynes, Program Manager, Adoption, Infertility, and Bereavement Support and Carol Brumer Gliksman, Chaplaincy Coordinator/Community Educator.

Contact Info
Carol Brumer Gliksman
CarolBrumerGliksman@JCFS.org
847-745-5404
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois free live webinar

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland’s founder and executive director, Stanley Diamond, will present “JRI-Poland Update and More” for the Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, virtual meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. This live streaming genealogy talk will begin at 2 p.m. CST. To register for this free event, go to https://jgsi.org/Events-calendar.

Location:
From the convenience of your home computer
Skokie, IL, IL 60076


Contact:
Martin Fischer
events@jgsi.org
312-666-0100

   Add to Calendar 1/24/2021 2:00:00 PM 1/24/2021 4:00:00 PM Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois free live webinar Jewish Records Indexing-Poland’s founder and executive director, Stanley Diamond, will present “JRI-Poland Update and More” for the Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, virtual meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. This live streaming genealogy talk will begin at 2 p.m. CST. To register for this free event, go to https://jgsi.org/Events-calendar.

Contact Info
Martin Fischer
events@jgsi.org
312-666-0100
From the convenience of your home computerSkokie, IL, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, January 24, 2021 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

New Year Pop Up Giving Circle

Start the new year off right by joining JUF Teens for a pop up giving circle to address food insecurity and homelessness in Chicagoland area.

Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Genna Kahn
gennakahn@juf.org
312-444-2867

   Add to Calendar 1/24/2021 3:00:00 PM 1/24/2021 5:00:00 PM New Year Pop Up Giving Circle Start the new year off right by joining JUF Teens for a pop up giving circle to address food insecurity and homelessness in Chicagoland area.

Contact Info
Genna Kahn
gennakahn@juf.org
312-444-2867
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, January 24, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Understanding Homelessness

Tzedek America, the leader in immersive and experiential social justice education for Jewish teenagers, will provide ten 60-minute digital social justice workshops throughout the academic year. These powerful sessions, available to synagogues and day schools in North America, will inform, encourage, and inspire Jewish teenagers to face the social justice issues of North America and the world.

Each motivational workshop elevates the voices of individuals and families impacted by social injustice and connects Jewish teenagers to Jewish texts, traditions, and values.

Participants can expect each highly produced online experience to incorporate frontline speakers, engaging media, curated breakout groups, idea-sharing, and achievable action plans.

Meet with an Engagement Specialist or visit "Springboard Access Grants" under our teens tab to learn more about Access Grants.



Contact:
Tzedek America
sandy@tzedekamerica.org

   Add to Calendar 1/24/2021 6:00:00 PM 1/24/2021 7:00:00 PM Understanding Homelessness Tzedek America, the leader in immersive and experiential social justice education for Jewish teenagers, will provide ten 60-minute digital social justice workshops throughout the academic year. These powerful sessions, available to synagogues and day schools in North America, will inform, encourage, and inspire Jewish teenagers to face the social justice issues of North America and the world.

Each motivational workshop elevates the voices of individuals and families impacted by social injustice and connects Jewish teenagers to Jewish texts, traditions, and values.

Participants can expect each highly produced online experience to incorporate frontline speakers, engaging media, curated breakout groups, idea-sharing, and achievable action plans.

Meet with an Engagement Specialist or visit "Springboard Access Grants" under our teens tab to learn more about Access Grants.

Contact Info
Tzedek America
sandy@tzedekamerica.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Monday, January 25, 2021 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/12/2020 - 2/1/2021)

Say it in Hebrew

Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Location:
Online
Online
Online, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/12/2020 9:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210201T90000 Say it in Hebrew Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
Online, Online, Online, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Monday, January 25, 2021 5:30 PM - 5:29 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 1/5/2021 - 2/8/2021)

StandStrong Self-Defense FREE webinar course

An open webinar for the community, a great workout with the best Israeli self-defense experts to learn important skills in a fun environment from the comfort of your home. Open for all ages, fitness levels, and physical abilities.

Location:
Zoom
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Lior Ofir
info@standstrong.org
312-806-1667

   Add to Calendar 1/5/2021 5:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210208T172900 StandStrong Self-Defense FREE webinar course An open webinar for the community, a great workout with the best Israeli self-defense experts to learn important skills in a fun environment from the comfort of your home. Open for all ages, fitness levels, and physical abilities.

Contact Info
Lior Ofir
info@standstrong.org
312-806-1667
ZoomSkokie, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online Invitation


Monday, January 25, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tikkun Olam Book Club virtual Meeting

For this book club meeting, the group will be discussing “The Undocumented Americans” by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link before the meeting, https://tinyurl.com/bookclubjan. All are welcome to attend! If you are planning to purchase the book, organizer Laurel Crown refers you to a brand new, local (in Roseland) black-owned, non-profit bookstore, Rose Cafe. Check it out here: https://bookshop.org/shop/rosecafe. Those interested can order the book through their website and it will be delivered in less than a week.

Location:
online
Emanuel Congregation
Chicago, IL 60660


Contact:
Laurel Crown
info@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173

   Add to Calendar 1/25/2021 7:00:00 PM 1/25/2021 8:30:00 PM Tikkun Olam Book Club virtual Meeting For this book club meeting, the group will be discussing “The Undocumented Americans” by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link before the meeting, https://tinyurl.com/bookclubjan. All are welcome to attend! If you are planning to purchase the book, organizer Laurel Crown refers you to a brand new, local (in Roseland) black-owned, non-profit bookstore, Rose Cafe. Check it out here: https://bookshop.org/shop/rosecafe. Those interested can order the book through their website and it will be delivered in less than a week.

Contact Info
Laurel Crown
info@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173
online, Emanuel Congregation, Chicago, IL, 60660 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/12/2020 - 2/1/2021)

Say it in Hebrew

Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Location:
Online
Online
Online, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/12/2020 9:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210201T90000 Say it in Hebrew Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
Online, Online, Online, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Tuesday, January 26, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!


Contact:
No Shame on U
miriam@noshameonu.com

   Add to Calendar 12/15/2020 4:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210427T163000 Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

Contact Info
No Shame on U
miriam@noshameonu.com
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Tuesday, January 26, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 1/5/2021 - 1/26/2021)

Junior Baker

This group was developed to help your child participate in a fun family activity and develop a lifelong skill, baking! Similar to our “I Can Cook” group, each week a new recipe will be featured while focusing on hand strength and dexterity needed to open containers, using utensils, mixing, pouring, etc. These skills also enhance academic and self-care skills.

Your child will also work on the ability to follow a sequence of steps and increase attention for a multi-step activity while using a recipe and during a clean-up routine. Finally, your child will have the opportunity to virtually interact with others in the group or with a family member or friend in their home, which promotes positive social skills and interactions.

Recommended for children 6 years or older. Contact Megan Kowalski for registration and fee information.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335

   Add to Calendar 1/5/2021 4:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210126T173000 Junior Baker This group was developed to help your child participate in a fun family activity and develop a lifelong skill, baking! Similar to our “I Can Cook” group, each week a new recipe will be featured while focusing on hand strength and dexterity needed to open containers, using utensils, mixing, pouring, etc. These skills also enhance academic and self-care skills.

Your child will also work on the ability to follow a sequence of steps and increase attention for a multi-step activity while using a recipe and during a clean-up routine. Finally, your child will have the opportunity to virtually interact with others in the group or with a family member or friend in their home, which promotes positive social skills and interactions.

Recommended for children 6 years or older. Contact Megan Kowalski for registration and fee information.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cure for Kitchen Fatigue Cooking Demo with Chef Laura Frankel

Join the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics and Sharsheret as noted chef, author, blogger and media personality Laura Frankel teaches fun and easy ways to spice up your go-to recipes. Learn about cancer genetics, our community programs, and how to take charge of your health.

Location:
Virtual
Your city, IL 60606


Contact:
Sarah Goldberg
jewishgenetics@juf.org
312-357-4718

   Add to Calendar 1/26/2021 7:00:00 PM 1/26/2021 8:00:00 PM Cure for Kitchen Fatigue Cooking Demo with Chef Laura Frankel Join the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics and Sharsheret as noted chef, author, blogger and media personality Laura Frankel teaches fun and easy ways to spice up your go-to recipes. Learn about cancer genetics, our community programs, and how to take charge of your health.

Contact Info
Sarah Goldberg
jewishgenetics@juf.org
312-357-4718
VirtualYour city, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 1/12/2021 - 2/23/2021)

Drive-In Dinner & Learn

Join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm at the Deerfield Park Plaza Parking Lot for an awesome event from the comfort and safety of your own car! Enjoy great food, awesome activities and a chance to win a gift card! Text Rabbi Jeremy upon arrival
   Add to Calendar 1/12/2021 7:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210223T200000 Drive-In Dinner & Learn Join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm at the Deerfield Park Plaza Parking Lot for an awesome event from the comfort and safety of your own car! Enjoy great food, awesome activities and a chance to win a gift card! Text Rabbi Jeremy upon arrival

Contact Info
NCSY
Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org
310-691-0270
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM

Being Your Child's Best Advocate: Early Intervention System and Resources

Wondering if language is coming at the right pace or if your child’s motor development is on track? Looking for more support in helping your child’s development? Currently in Early Intervention and wondering if you are getting the best service?

Services for People with Disabilities (SFPD) presents a free Community Education Workshop. Join Jennie Marble, Speech-Language Pathologist and Director of Integrated Pediatric Therapies at JCFS Chicago, to discuss early intervention resources available to you and how to be your child’s best advocate during early development. This offering will focus more on birth-three services, parents learning what to expect of the system, and how to advocate within Early Intervention.

Parents, caregivers, professionals, and those interested in learning more about the Early Intervention system are encouraged to attend.

Registration is required for this online event. CE's for QIDP's.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Allison Rodenhouse
AllisonRodenhouse@JCFS.org
773-765-3160

   Add to Calendar 1/26/2021 7:45:00 PM 1/26/2021 8:45:00 PM Being Your Child's Best Advocate: Early Intervention System and Resources Wondering if language is coming at the right pace or if your child’s motor development is on track? Looking for more support in helping your child’s development? Currently in Early Intervention and wondering if you are getting the best service?

Services for People with Disabilities (SFPD) presents a free Community Education Workshop. Join Jennie Marble, Speech-Language Pathologist and Director of Integrated Pediatric Therapies at JCFS Chicago, to discuss early intervention resources available to you and how to be your child’s best advocate during early development. This offering will focus more on birth-three services, parents learning what to expect of the system, and how to advocate within Early Intervention.

Parents, caregivers, professionals, and those interested in learning more about the Early Intervention system are encouraged to attend.

Registration is required for this online event. CE's for QIDP's.

Contact Info
Allison Rodenhouse
AllisonRodenhouse@JCFS.org
773-765-3160
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, January 27, 2021 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/12/2020 - 2/1/2021)

Say it in Hebrew

Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Location:
Online
Online
Online, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/12/2020 9:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210201T90000 Say it in Hebrew Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
Online, Online, Online, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

JWF Annual Meeting

Virtual Annual Meeting

Location:
N/A
N/A, IL 60606


Contact:
Elana Dermer
elanadermer@juf.org
312-357-4850

   Add to Calendar 1/27/2021 12:00:00 PM 1/27/2021 2:00:00 PM JWF Annual Meeting Virtual Annual Meeting

Contact Info
Elana Dermer
elanadermer@juf.org
312-357-4850
N/AN/A, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/27/2021 - 5/26/2021)

Time to Talk During Covid Times

A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454

   Add to Calendar 1/27/2021 4:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210526T173000 Time to Talk During Covid Times A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.

Contact Info
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 5/13/2020 - 5/12/2021)

Weekly Global Class

Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.


Location:
Online
Brooklyn, NY 11213


Contact:
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448

   Add to Calendar 5/13/2020 8:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210512T203000 Weekly Global Class Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.

Contact Info
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448
OnlineBrooklyn, NY, 11213 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/12/2020 - 2/1/2021)

Say it in Hebrew

Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Location:
Online
Online
Online, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/12/2020 9:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210201T90000 Say it in Hebrew Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
Online, Online, Online, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/7/2021 - 2/25/2021)

Social Superheroes

Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more!

This group is suggested for those ages 6-8, although it can be adjusted for older or younger children based on interest. Please contact Megan Kowalski for registration and fee information.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335

   Add to Calendar 1/7/2021 4:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210225T170000 Social Superheroes Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more!

This group is suggested for those ages 6-8, although it can be adjusted for older or younger children based on interest. Please contact Megan Kowalski for registration and fee information.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/21/2021 - 1/28/2021)

What You Didn't Learn in High School: Sex and Consent

Response for Teens is excited to offer two workshops for college-age young people that will cover important and relevant topics that they didn’t learn in high school sex education classes.

We will discuss the complexities of romantic and sexual relationships including how to manage consent, communication with partners, hookup culture, how to navigate dating during COVID, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to have all of their questions answered in a relaxed non-judgmental environment.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Claire Tolman
ClaireTolman@JCFS.org
773-516-5510

   Add to Calendar 1/21/2021 4:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210128T170000 What You Didn't Learn in High School: Sex and Consent Response for Teens is excited to offer two workshops for college-age young people that will cover important and relevant topics that they didn’t learn in high school sex education classes.

We will discuss the complexities of romantic and sexual relationships including how to manage consent, communication with partners, hookup culture, how to navigate dating during COVID, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to have all of their questions answered in a relaxed non-judgmental environment.

Contact Info
Claire Tolman
ClaireTolman@JCFS.org
773-516-5510
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/7/2021 - 2/25/2021)

Sibshops

Virtual Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Registration is free but required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Tamara Besser
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
773-765-5315

   Add to Calendar 1/7/2021 4:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210225T173000 Sibshops Virtual Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Registration is free but required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.

Contact Info
Tamara Besser
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
773-765-5315
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Grieving a Loss to Suicide

A free monthly drop-in group for adults in the Jewish community and beyond who are navigating the world after the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this group will be held on Zoom.  Please contact Tracey Kite for the Zoom link and to ensure your ability to access the event.

Co-led by experienced clinicians Tracey Lipsig Kite, LCSW and Wendy Dolin, LCSW, a survivor of suicide loss.

Wendy Dolin, LCSW, is a certified family therapist with a private practice in the Chicago area and an internationally recognized health and safety advocate. Wendy is the founder of the Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin (MISSD). She started MISSD following the 2010 death of her husband, Stewart, who died from preion-drug-induced suicide (akathisia). In 2018, the International Society of Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology recognized Wendy Dolin with its “Humanitarian of the Year” award.

Tracey Lipsig Kite, LCSW, has been a social worker at JCFS Chicago for twenty-five years. Tracey has served the community on a variety of roles, including therapist, supervisor, Healthcare Guide, and founder and Director of Jewish Healing Network of Chicago. Ms. Kite’s passion is the development and support of healthy people, families, and communities.

JCFS Chicago, MISSD (The Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin) and No Shame on U are partnering to provide suicide prevention education and support in the Jewish community with support from JUF’s Breakthrough Fund. 


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Tracey Kite
TraceyKite@JCFS.org
847-745-5411

   Add to Calendar 1/28/2021 7:00:00 PM 1/28/2021 8:30:00 PM Grieving a Loss to Suicide A free monthly drop-in group for adults in the Jewish community and beyond who are navigating the world after the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this group will be held on Zoom.  Please contact Tracey Kite for the Zoom link and to ensure your ability to access the event.

Co-led by experienced clinicians Tracey Lipsig Kite, LCSW and Wendy Dolin, LCSW, a survivor of suicide loss.

Wendy Dolin, LCSW, is a certified family therapist with a private practice in the Chicago area and an internationally recognized health and safety advocate. Wendy is the founder of the Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin (MISSD). She started MISSD following the 2010 death of her husband, Stewart, who died from prescription-drug-induced suicide (akathisia). In 2018, the International Society of Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology recognized Wendy Dolin with its “Humanitarian of the Year” award.

Tracey Lipsig Kite, LCSW, has been a social worker at JCFS Chicago for twenty-five years. Tracey has served the community on a variety of roles, including therapist, supervisor, Healthcare Guide, and founder and Director of Jewish Healing Network of Chicago. Ms. Kite’s passion is the development and support of healthy people, families, and communities.

JCFS Chicago, MISSD (The Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin) and No Shame on U are partnering to provide suicide prevention education and support in the Jewish community with support from JUF’s Breakthrough Fund. 

Contact Info
Tracey Kite
TraceyKite@JCFS.org
847-745-5411
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Shedding Covid-8

Join Merle Shapera for a webinar on the topic "Shedding Covid-8: the average weight gain since the beginning of the pandemic." Merle Shapera, a member of Emanuel Congregation, recently opened her own practice after 35 years of rewarding work in medical centers throughout the Chicago area as a registered dietitian-nutritionist and diabetes educator. To RSVP or to see Merle's full bio and how to contact her, visit https://tinyurl.com/sheddingcovid8

Location:
Emanuel Congregation
Online
Chicago, IL 60660


Contact:
SaraBeth Salzman
sarabeth@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173

   Add to Calendar 1/28/2021 7:00:00 PM 1/28/2021 8:30:00 PM Shedding Covid-8 Join Merle Shapera for a webinar on the topic "Shedding Covid-8: the average weight gain since the beginning of the pandemic." Merle Shapera, a member of Emanuel Congregation, recently opened her own practice after 35 years of rewarding work in medical centers throughout the Chicago area as a registered dietitian-nutritionist and diabetes educator. To RSVP or to see Merle's full bio and how to contact her, visit https://tinyurl.com/sheddingcovid8

Contact Info
SaraBeth Salzman
sarabeth@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173
Emanuel Congregation, Online, Chicago, IL, 60660 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Moms' Night In | Candle Making

Join us for a relaxing evening chatting with other jBaby moms and making a candle with jBaby Mom and owner of Cozy and Cashmere Debi Rubin. All supplies are included and will be provided to you prior to the event.

Location:
Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
630-880-6623

   Add to Calendar 1/28/2021 7:30:00 PM 1/28/2021 8:30:00 PM Moms' Night In | Candle Making Join us for a relaxing evening chatting with other jBaby moms and making a candle with jBaby Mom and owner of Cozy and Cashmere Debi Rubin. All supplies are included and will be provided to you prior to the event.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
630-880-6623
Zoom Chicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Friday, January 29, 2021 11:00 AM - Friday, March 5, 2021 11:45 AM

Sticky, Slimy, Shabbat

Experience Shabbat during an engaging tactile and sensory experience. Feel, touch, and move as we engage in the wonder of creation through water play, rice, paint, whipped/shaving cream, and other mediums. Class will include all of the materials to create a fun, engaging, and educational experience at home along with an expert teacher to guide you in this sensory exploration. This class is best for ages 12 months– 2 years and a favorite adult.

Location:
Zoom via Your Home
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.rg
312-357-4907

   Add to Calendar 1/29/2021 11:00:00 AM 3/5/2021 11:45:00 AM Sticky, Slimy, Shabbat Experience Shabbat during an engaging tactile and sensory experience. Feel, touch, and move as we engage in the wonder of creation through water play, rice, paint, whipped/shaving cream, and other mediums. Class will include all of the materials to create a fun, engaging, and educational experience at home along with an expert teacher to guide you in this sensory exploration. This class is best for ages 12 months– 2 years and a favorite adult.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.rg
312-357-4907
Zoom via Your HomeChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:21 AM - Sunday, January 31, 2021 9:21 AM

StandWithUs International Conference: Israel in Focus

This conference will look ahead to the opportunities and challenges students are facing as leaders in high school and will focus on how they can build unity, community, and resilience in the face of adversity. Participants will get to network with other high school leaders, learn about life on campus from college leaders and activists, and network with both community leaders and experts in the field.

Space at this conference is incredibly limited, if you are interested please apply right away as the application will close on December 4, 2020. Please note: acceptance to attend the conference is not automatic and you will be contacted for an interview to determine candidacy to attend by a StandWithUs High School Regional Coordinator. Learn more and apply below!

The International Conference will take place on Saturday, January 30th from 6:30-9:00pm in your time zone and continue on Sunday, January 31st at 11am CST



Contact:
StandWithUs

   Add to Calendar 1/30/2021 9:21:00 AM 1/31/2021 9:21:00 AM StandWithUs International Conference: Israel in Focus This conference will look ahead to the opportunities and challenges students are facing as leaders in high school and will focus on how they can build unity, community, and resilience in the face of adversity. Participants will get to network with other high school leaders, learn about life on campus from college leaders and activists, and network with both community leaders and experts in the field.

Space at this conference is incredibly limited, if you are interested please apply right away as the application will close on December 4, 2020. Please note: acceptance to attend the conference is not automatic and you will be contacted for an interview to determine candidacy to attend by a StandWithUs High School Regional Coordinator. Learn more and apply below!

The International Conference will take place on Saturday, January 30th from 6:30-9:00pm in your time zone and continue on Sunday, January 31st at 11am CST

Contact Info
StandWithUs
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tu B'Shvat Smoothie Bowl Making

Get ready to celebrate Tu B'Shvat in style! On Sunday, January 31st, learn how to make delicious fruit smoothie bowls in honor of the birthday of the trees! Contact Rabbi Jeremy for the zoom link.


Contact:
NCSY
Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org

   Add to Calendar 1/31/2021 7:00:00 PM 1/31/2021 8:00:00 PM Tu B'Shvat Smoothie Bowl Making Get ready to celebrate Tu B'Shvat in style! On Sunday, January 31st, learn how to make delicious fruit smoothie bowls in honor of the birthday of the trees! Contact Rabbi Jeremy for the zoom link.

Contact Info
NCSY
Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


February 2021

Monday, February 1, 2021 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, between 10/12/2020 - 2/1/2021)

Say it in Hebrew

Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Location:
Online
Online
Online, IL 60062


Contact:
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627

   Add to Calendar 10/12/2020 9:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210201T90000 Say it in Hebrew Say it in Hebrew is an “ulpan” type program for adults. The instructional methods are guided by the Proficiency Approach - recognized to be the “industry standard” in foreign language instruction. The approach is learner centered, personalized and customized to fit with the interests and motivations of the teacher and students. The curriculum is developed by the teachers that choose topics based on relevance to student’s lives. All of the classes are now online. There are five levels of instruction from Novice to Expert

Contact Info
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.org
847-763-3627
Online, Online, Online, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Monday, February 1, 2021 5:30 PM - 5:29 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 1/5/2021 - 2/8/2021)

StandStrong Self-Defense FREE webinar course

An open webinar for the community, a great workout with the best Israeli self-defense experts to learn important skills in a fun environment from the comfort of your home. Open for all ages, fitness levels, and physical abilities.

Location:
Zoom
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Lior Ofir
info@standstrong.org
312-806-1667

   Add to Calendar 1/5/2021 5:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210208T172900 StandStrong Self-Defense FREE webinar course An open webinar for the community, a great workout with the best Israeli self-defense experts to learn important skills in a fun environment from the comfort of your home. Open for all ages, fitness levels, and physical abilities.

Contact Info
Lior Ofir
info@standstrong.org
312-806-1667
ZoomSkokie, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online Invitation


Monday, February 1, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Renewing Bikur Cholim in the Time of Covid -19

This program will provide an educational forum and a venue for exchange of ideas and concerns, assisting providers and volunteers in providing this essential service.

Other topics that will be addressed include:

- expanding your spiritual toolbox.
- being a caring presence with technology.
- providing for the dying.
- shiva under the pandemic.
- new approaches to prayer.
- dealing with dementia.
- new forms of loss.
- grappling with isolation and loneliness.
The cost for the entire 10 session program is $72. You can choose to attend as many sessions as you want at $36 for three sessions or $18 for an individual session. There is a generous scholarship program.

Registration is required. If you are interested and have any questions regarding the conference or registration, please reach out to David Zinner.

JCFS Chicago is a co-sponsor of this event, along with the following organizations: the Jewish Board, Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, the Jewish Federation in Miami, Mishkan Miami, JFCS Atlanta, JFS Kansas City, JFCS Philadelphia, JFCS San Francisco,  JFCS Boston, JFS of St. Paul, Bikur Cholim of Cleveland, RUACH, Aishel House in Houston, the Bay Area Healing Center, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and the Jewish Healing Center of Los Angeles.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
David Zinner
info@jewish-funerals.org
410-733-3700

   Add to Calendar 2/1/2021 6:00:00 PM 2/1/2021 7:30:00 PM Renewing Bikur Cholim in the Time of Covid -19 This program will provide an educational forum and a venue for exchange of ideas and concerns, assisting providers and volunteers in providing this essential service.

Other topics that will be addressed include:

- expanding your spiritual toolbox.
- being a caring presence with technology.
- providing for the dying.
- shiva under the pandemic.
- new approaches to prayer.
- dealing with dementia.
- new forms of loss.
- grappling with isolation and loneliness.
The cost for the entire 10 session program is $72. You can choose to attend as many sessions as you want at $36 for three sessions or $18 for an individual session. There is a generous scholarship program.

Registration is required. If you are interested and have any questions regarding the conference or registration, please reach out to David Zinner.

JCFS Chicago is a co-sponsor of this event, along with the following organizations: the Jewish Board, Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, the Jewish Federation in Miami, Mishkan Miami, JFCS Atlanta, JFS Kansas City, JFCS Philadelphia, JFCS San Francisco,  JFCS Boston, JFS of St. Paul, Bikur Cholim of Cleveland, RUACH, Aishel House in Houston, the Bay Area Healing Center, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and the Jewish Healing Center of Los Angeles.

Contact Info
David Zinner
info@jewish-funerals.org
410-733-3700
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Monday, February 1, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

IsraelNow Chicago Virtual Information Session

Join us on Monday evening, February 1, 2021 at 7PM
Learn about this amazing journey to Israel for 8th grade students.
The session is open to both adults and teens.
Register at the link below!



Contact:
IsraelNow
IsraelNowChicago@juf.org

   Add to Calendar 2/1/2021 7:00:00 PM 2/1/2021 8:00:00 PM IsraelNow Chicago Virtual Information Session Join us on Monday evening, February 1, 2021 at 7PM
Learn about this amazing journey to Israel for 8th grade students.
The session is open to both adults and teens.
Register at the link below!

Contact Info
IsraelNow
IsraelNowChicago@juf.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, February 1, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

IsraelNow Chicago Virtual Information Session

Want to learn more about how to go to Israel in 8th grade? Join us February 1st at 7:00 pm for our Virtual Information Session! Register at the link below.


Contact:
IsraelNow
IsraelNowChicago@juf.org

   Add to Calendar 2/1/2021 7:00:00 PM 2/1/2021 8:00:00 PM IsraelNow Chicago Virtual Information Session Want to learn more about how to go to Israel in 8th grade? Join us February 1st at 7:00 pm for our Virtual Information Session! Register at the link below.

Contact Info
IsraelNow
IsraelNowChicago@juf.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, February 1, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Mind, Body and Soul: Healthy Body, Healthy Life

Our second program will focus on ways to keep your body healthy. We will highlight the importance of fueling your body with nutritional foods as well as stretches and movements to open your muscles and joints. Don't miss this worthwhile evening to discuss healthy coping strategies through this difficult time.

Location:
30 S Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Jordyn Grollo
jordyngrollo@juf.org
312-444-2860

   Add to Calendar 2/1/2021 7:30:00 PM 2/1/2021 8:30:00 PM Mind, Body and Soul: Healthy Body, Healthy Life Our second program will focus on ways to keep your body healthy. We will highlight the importance of fueling your body with nutritional foods as well as stretches and movements to open your muscles and joints. Don't miss this worthwhile evening to discuss healthy coping strategies through this difficult time.

Contact Info
Jordyn Grollo
jordyngrollo@juf.org
312-444-2860
30 S Wells St.Chicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Heralding Our Heroines

An insightful five-part online speaker series, presented by five Hadassah educators. This first session, Leah Stern Reicin, renowned speaker, shares the stories of women leaders inside the “boardrooms” of Hadassah throughout our history.


Location:
60 Revere Drive, but event is virtual
Suite 800
Northbrook, IL 60062


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

   Add to Calendar 2/2/2021 11:00:00 AM 2/2/2021 12:00:00 PM Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Heralding Our Heroines An insightful five-part online speaker series, presented by five Hadassah educators. This first session, Leah Stern Reicin, renowned speaker, shares the stories of women leaders inside the “boardrooms” of Hadassah throughout our history.


Contact Info
Ronna Ash
ronna.ash@hadassah.org
847-205-1900
60 Revere Drive, but event is virtual , Suite 800, Northbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, February 2, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!


Contact:
No Shame on U
miriam@noshameonu.com

   Add to Calendar 12/15/2020 4:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210427T163000 Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

Contact Info
No Shame on U
miriam@noshameonu.com
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 1/12/2021 - 2/23/2021)

Drive-In Dinner & Learn

Join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm at the Deerfield Park Plaza Parking Lot for an awesome event from the comfort and safety of your own car! Enjoy great food, awesome activities and a chance to win a gift card! Text Rabbi Jeremy upon arrival
   Add to Calendar 1/12/2021 7:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210223T200000 Drive-In Dinner & Learn Join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm at the Deerfield Park Plaza Parking Lot for an awesome event from the comfort and safety of your own car! Enjoy great food, awesome activities and a chance to win a gift card! Text Rabbi Jeremy upon arrival

Contact Info
NCSY
Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org
310-691-0270
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/27/2021 - 5/26/2021)

Time to Talk During Covid Times

A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454

   Add to Calendar 1/27/2021 4:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210526T173000 Time to Talk During Covid Times A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.

Contact Info
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, February 3, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Nachshon XIX Virtual Caucus

Nachshon Mission to Israel
DMS ID 9742


Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Rachel Gomez
rachelgomez@juf.org
312-357-4885

   Add to Calendar 2/3/2021 5:00:00 PM 2/3/2021 6:30:00 PM Nachshon XIX Virtual Caucus Nachshon Mission to Israel
DMS ID 9742

Contact Info
Rachel Gomez
rachelgomez@juf.org
312-357-4885
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, February 3, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Living Art Film Screening & LIVE Q&A

The JCC Jewish Film Festival is coming to your home! Watch Living Art -- a short documentary that follows Mara Clawson, a brilliant visual artist battling a life-threatening genetic disease – on your own schedule. Afterward, join a virtual discussion with Mara, filmmaker David Rochkind, genetic counselor Madelyn Katz, and Familial Dysautonomia Foundation executive director Lanie Etkind. The film will be available to watch from Sunday, Jan. 31 at 9 am CST through Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 11:45 pm CST. The talkback will take place Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 pm CST. This free event is brought to you in partnership with the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics and the Familial Dysautonomia Foundation.

Location:
Virtual
Your city, IL 60606


Contact:
Sarnoff Center staff
jewishgenetics@juf.org
312-357-4718

   Add to Calendar 2/3/2021 7:00:00 PM 2/3/2021 8:00:00 PM Living Art Film Screening & LIVE Q&A The JCC Jewish Film Festival is coming to your home! Watch Living Art -- a short documentary that follows Mara Clawson, a brilliant visual artist battling a life-threatening genetic disease – on your own schedule. Afterward, join a virtual discussion with Mara, filmmaker David Rochkind, genetic counselor Madelyn Katz, and Familial Dysautonomia Foundation executive director Lanie Etkind. The film will be available to watch from Sunday, Jan. 31 at 9 am CST through Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 11:45 pm CST. The talkback will take place Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 pm CST. This free event is brought to you in partnership with the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics and the Familial Dysautonomia Foundation.

Contact Info
Sarnoff Center staff
jewishgenetics@juf.org
312-357-4718
VirtualYour city, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, February 3, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

RJD Moms’ Night In- Paint Pouring

Calling all RSJ moms (& expecting mamas-to-be) to join Moms' Night In for an evening of crafting and chatting! Rita Timokhin will guide us as we create our own acrylic pour painting. All supplies for the class will be delivered to your home after registration. Grab your beverage of choice & enjoy an evening just for you!

Registration is requested by 1/27 to have supplies delivered to your home.

Cost: $18

Russian Jewish Division, JUF programs are funded, in part by Genesis Philanthropy Group.


Location:
Event link available upon registration
Virtual, IL 60606


Contact:
Rebecca Faktorovich
rebeccafaktorovich@juf.org
224-730-1328

   Add to Calendar 2/3/2021 7:30:00 PM 2/3/2021 8:30:00 PM RJD Moms’ Night In- Paint Pouring Calling all RSJ moms (& expecting mamas-to-be) to join Moms' Night In for an evening of crafting and chatting! Rita Timokhin will guide us as we create our own acrylic pour painting. All supplies for the class will be delivered to your home after registration. Grab your beverage of choice & enjoy an evening just for you!

Registration is requested by 1/27 to have supplies delivered to your home.

Cost: $18

Russian Jewish Division, JUF programs are funded, in part by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Contact Info
Rebecca Faktorovich
rebeccafaktorovich@juf.org
224-730-1328
Event link available upon registrationVirtual, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 5/13/2020 - 5/12/2021)

Weekly Global Class

Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.


Location:
Online
Brooklyn, NY 11213


Contact:
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448

   Add to Calendar 5/13/2020 8:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210512T203000 Weekly Global Class Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.

Contact Info
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448
OnlineBrooklyn, NY, 11213 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, between 2/1/2021 - 2/18/2021)

Journey of the Soul - Jewish Learning Institute

Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death?
Join Rabbi Yochanan Posner and other local instructors for the newest course from the Jewish Learning Institute.
- Is there really a “better” place after this one?
- Do our loved ones continue to connect with us?
- Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual?
At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing. The course draws deeply on Torah and rabbinic sources to enhance our understanding of these real, relevant concepts.

Locations throughout Chicago, suburbs and all over Illinois.
Link to register: https://www.myjli.com
classes in this course are meeting on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.
Most locations are offering this course on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.


Location:
4059 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Rabbi Yochanan Posner
office@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770

   Add to Calendar 2/1/2021 10:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210218T103000 Journey of the Soul - Jewish Learning Institute Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death?
Join Rabbi Yochanan Posner and other local instructors for the newest course from the Jewish Learning Institute.
- Is there really a “better” place after this one?
- Do our loved ones continue to connect with us?
- Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual?
At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing. The course draws deeply on Torah and rabbinic sources to enhance our understanding of these real, relevant concepts.

Locations throughout Chicago, suburbs and all over Illinois.
Link to register: https://www.myjli.com
classes in this course are meeting on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.
Most locations are offering this course on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.

Contact Info
Rabbi Yochanan Posner
office@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770
4059 Dempster StreetSkokie, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, February 4, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/7/2021 - 2/25/2021)

Social Superheroes

Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more!

This group is suggested for those ages 6-8, although it can be adjusted for older or younger children based on interest. Please contact Megan Kowalski for registration and fee information.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335

   Add to Calendar 1/7/2021 4:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210225T170000 Social Superheroes Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more!

This group is suggested for those ages 6-8, although it can be adjusted for older or younger children based on interest. Please contact Megan Kowalski for registration and fee information.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, February 4, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/7/2021 - 2/25/2021)

Sibshops

Virtual Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Registration is free but required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Tamara Besser
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
773-765-5315

   Add to Calendar 1/7/2021 4:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210225T173000 Sibshops Virtual Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Registration is free but required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.

Contact Info
Tamara Besser
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
773-765-5315
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:00 PM - Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:30 PM

Mini-LEARN: Judaism and Interfaith Relationships

Silverstein Base Hillel and YLD are teaming up this winter to offer a virtual mini-LEARN series on Interfaith Relationships and building your life together! Gather virtually with an intimate cohort of interfaith couples and rabbinic leaders for meaningful discussion and community building!

The Zoom link will be provided upon registration in the days leading up to the program.

Registration is complimentary. Suggested donation of $25 to the 2020 JUF Annual Campaign.

For more information about LEARN, please contact Molly Rudnick, YLD Senior Campaign Associate at MollyRudnick@juf.org or 312-357-4738


Location:
Zoom Link to be provided
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60613


Contact:
Molly Rudnick
mollyrudnick@juf.org
312-357-4738

   Add to Calendar 2/4/2021 7:00:00 PM 3/6/2021 8:30:00 PM Mini-LEARN: Judaism and Interfaith Relationships Silverstein Base Hillel and YLD are teaming up this winter to offer a virtual mini-LEARN series on Interfaith Relationships and building your life together! Gather virtually with an intimate cohort of interfaith couples and rabbinic leaders for meaningful discussion and community building!

The Zoom link will be provided upon registration in the days leading up to the program.

Registration is complimentary. Suggested donation of $25 to the 2020 JUF Annual Campaign.

For more information about LEARN, please contact Molly Rudnick, YLD Senior Campaign Associate at MollyRudnick@juf.org or 312-357-4738

Contact Info
Molly Rudnick
mollyrudnick@juf.org
312-357-4738
Zoom Link to be provided, Virtual, Chicago, IL, 60613 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Friday, February 5, 2021 2:56 PM - Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:56 PM

NFTY CAR Convention

NFTY Convention will run Friday, February 5 – Sunday, February 7, and whether its a teen’s first experience with NFTY or their 20th, it promises to be an incredible weekend for all! From our big “Kab Shab” on Friday night, to our Day of Learning on Saturday, and, finally, our Day of Action on Sunday, there is so much to look forward to. Visit the web page below for more information and to register!


Contact:
NFTY-CAR
SBernstein@urj.org

   Add to Calendar 2/5/2021 2:56:00 PM 2/7/2021 2:56:00 PM NFTY CAR Convention NFTY Convention will run Friday, February 5 – Sunday, February 7, and whether its a teen’s first experience with NFTY or their 20th, it promises to be an incredible weekend for all! From our big “Kab Shab” on Friday night, to our Day of Learning on Saturday, and, finally, our Day of Action on Sunday, there is so much to look forward to. Visit the web page below for more information and to register!

Contact Info
NFTY-CAR
SBernstein@urj.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Saturday, February 6, 2021 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM

Humor Me LIVE

HSBY presents Elon Gold Live and we will be having exciting raffles during the event

Location:
n/a
n/a
Chicago, IL 60659


Contact:
Chani Belsky
cbelsky@hsby.org
773-338-9222

   Add to Calendar 2/6/2021 8:15:00 PM 2/6/2021 9:15:00 PM Humor Me LIVE HSBY presents Elon Gold Live and we will be having exciting raffles during the event

Contact Info
Chani Belsky
cbelsky@hsby.org
773-338-9222
n/a, n/a, Chicago, IL, 60659 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online Invitation


Sunday, February 7, 2021 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, between 2/1/2021 - 2/18/2021)

Journey of the Soul - Jewish Learning Institute

Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death?
Join Rabbi Yochanan Posner and other local instructors for the newest course from the Jewish Learning Institute.
- Is there really a “better” place after this one?
- Do our loved ones continue to connect with us?
- Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual?
At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing. The course draws deeply on Torah and rabbinic sources to enhance our understanding of these real, relevant concepts.

Locations throughout Chicago, suburbs and all over Illinois.
Link to register: https://www.myjli.com
classes in this course are meeting on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.
Most locations are offering this course on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.


Location:
4059 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Rabbi Yochanan Posner
office@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770

   Add to Calendar 2/1/2021 10:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210218T103000 Journey of the Soul - Jewish Learning Institute Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death?
Join Rabbi Yochanan Posner and other local instructors for the newest course from the Jewish Learning Institute.
- Is there really a “better” place after this one?
- Do our loved ones continue to connect with us?
- Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual?
At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing. The course draws deeply on Torah and rabbinic sources to enhance our understanding of these real, relevant concepts.

Locations throughout Chicago, suburbs and all over Illinois.
Link to register: https://www.myjli.com
classes in this course are meeting on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.
Most locations are offering this course on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.

Contact Info
Rabbi Yochanan Posner
office@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770
4059 Dempster StreetSkokie, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, February 8, 2021 6:30 PM - Monday, March 1, 2021 8:30 PM

Connecting the Expecting, Cohort 26 - Virtual

Expectant parents at similar stages of life will gather to socialize, share resources and discuss issues pertaining to being pregnant and preparing for parenthood. This group is open to expectant single moms and couples (LGBTQ couples welcome) who are expecting the birth or adoption of their first baby, in which at least one member of the couple is Jewish. Each group will have a Shabbat dinner to get to know one another and meet 4 times virtually.

Each session will include a guest speaker and topics will include newborn basics, adjusting to new roles as parents, Jewish baby rituals and must have baby products.

This group will meet for 4 weeks on the following dates: 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/26 (virtual Shabbat dinner), 3/1.


Location:
Your home via Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.rg
312-357-4907

   Add to Calendar 2/8/2021 6:30:00 PM 3/1/2021 8:30:00 PM Connecting the Expecting, Cohort 26 - Virtual Expectant parents at similar stages of life will gather to socialize, share resources and discuss issues pertaining to being pregnant and preparing for parenthood. This group is open to expectant single moms and couples (LGBTQ couples welcome) who are expecting the birth or adoption of their first baby, in which at least one member of the couple is Jewish. Each group will have a Shabbat dinner to get to know one another and meet 4 times virtually.

Each session will include a guest speaker and topics will include newborn basics, adjusting to new roles as parents, Jewish baby rituals and must have baby products.

This group will meet for 4 weeks on the following dates: 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/26 (virtual Shabbat dinner), 3/1.


Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.rg
312-357-4907
Your home via ZoomChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!


Contact:
No Shame on U
miriam@noshameonu.com

   Add to Calendar 12/15/2020 4:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210427T163000 Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

Contact Info
No Shame on U
miriam@noshameonu.com
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 1/12/2021 - 2/23/2021)

Drive-In Dinner & Learn

Join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm at the Deerfield Park Plaza Parking Lot for an awesome event from the comfort and safety of your own car! Enjoy great food, awesome activities and a chance to win a gift card! Text Rabbi Jeremy upon arrival
   Add to Calendar 1/12/2021 7:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210223T200000 Drive-In Dinner & Learn Join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm at the Deerfield Park Plaza Parking Lot for an awesome event from the comfort and safety of your own car! Enjoy great food, awesome activities and a chance to win a gift card! Text Rabbi Jeremy upon arrival

Contact Info
NCSY
Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org
310-691-0270
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Loving and Living With Your Quaranteenager

This winter will be stressful for everyone. Learn how to better understand your middle and high school students, and gain practical ways to empower them, keep them safe, and keep you sane. Join us for a conversation with Lisa Ehrlich, MEd, Manager of Outreach and Education at Response for Teens. Register to receive the Zoom link, visit https://forms.gle/u8FivcgJKkuzk2n59

Location:
online
Emanuel Congregation
Chicago, IL 60660


Contact:
Mandy Herlich
Mandy@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173

   Add to Calendar 2/9/2021 7:00:00 PM 2/9/2021 8:00:00 PM Loving and Living With Your Quaranteenager This winter will be stressful for everyone. Learn how to better understand your middle and high school students, and gain practical ways to empower them, keep them safe, and keep you sane. Join us for a conversation with Lisa Ehrlich, MEd, Manager of Outreach and Education at Response for Teens. Register to receive the Zoom link, visit https://forms.gle/u8FivcgJKkuzk2n59

Contact Info
Mandy Herlich
Mandy@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173
online, Emanuel Congregation, Chicago, IL, 60660 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:31 PM

Professional Advisory Committee Meeting

This meeting is for Professionals to discuss various topics.

Location:
30 S. Wells Street
Room 3043
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
LaTrice Taylor
latricetaylor@juf.org
312-357-4811

   Add to Calendar 2/10/2021 12:00:00 PM 2/10/2021 1:31:00 PM Professional Advisory Committee Meeting This meeting is for Professionals to discuss various topics.

Contact Info
LaTrice Taylor
latricetaylor@juf.org
312-357-4811
30 S. Wells Street, Room 3043, Chicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/27/2021 - 5/26/2021)

Time to Talk During Covid Times

A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454

   Add to Calendar 1/27/2021 4:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210526T173000 Time to Talk During Covid Times A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.

Contact Info
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 5/13/2020 - 5/12/2021)

Weekly Global Class

Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.


Location:
Online
Brooklyn, NY 11213


Contact:
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448

   Add to Calendar 5/13/2020 8:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210512T203000 Weekly Global Class Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.

Contact Info
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448
OnlineBrooklyn, NY, 11213 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Communication and Messaging During Change

Congregational teams from the Shifting the Paradigm: New Models project will focus on when, what and how to communicate during change.

Location:
Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Joy Wasserman
JoyWasserman@juf.org
312-673-3281

   Add to Calendar 2/11/2021 9:30:00 AM 2/11/2021 11:00:00 AM Communication and Messaging During Change Congregational teams from the Shifting the Paradigm: New Models project will focus on when, what and how to communicate during change.

Contact Info
Joy Wasserman
JoyWasserman@juf.org
312-673-3281
ZoomChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, between 2/1/2021 - 2/18/2021)

Journey of the Soul - Jewish Learning Institute

Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death?
Join Rabbi Yochanan Posner and other local instructors for the newest course from the Jewish Learning Institute.
- Is there really a “better” place after this one?
- Do our loved ones continue to connect with us?
- Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual?
At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing. The course draws deeply on Torah and rabbinic sources to enhance our understanding of these real, relevant concepts.

Locations throughout Chicago, suburbs and all over Illinois.
Link to register: https://www.myjli.com
classes in this course are meeting on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.
Most locations are offering this course on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.


Location:
4059 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Rabbi Yochanan Posner
office@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770

   Add to Calendar 2/1/2021 10:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210218T103000 Journey of the Soul - Jewish Learning Institute Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death?
Join Rabbi Yochanan Posner and other local instructors for the newest course from the Jewish Learning Institute.
- Is there really a “better” place after this one?
- Do our loved ones continue to connect with us?
- Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual?
At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing. The course draws deeply on Torah and rabbinic sources to enhance our understanding of these real, relevant concepts.

Locations throughout Chicago, suburbs and all over Illinois.
Link to register: https://www.myjli.com
classes in this course are meeting on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.
Most locations are offering this course on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.

Contact Info
Rabbi Yochanan Posner
office@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770
4059 Dempster StreetSkokie, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:31 PM - Saturday, February 13, 2021 12:31 PM

Shabbat ShaBAG Weekend

Join teens across the North Shore the weekend of February 11th-13th as we bring Shabbat home! Events include: Thursday Night Shabbat Art, Saturday night Havdala and more! Sign up to get your Shabbat ShaBAG delivered to your house! Contact Rabbi Jeremy for more info


Contact:
NCSY
Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org

   Add to Calendar 2/11/2021 12:31:00 PM 2/13/2021 12:31:00 PM Shabbat ShaBAG Weekend Join teens across the North Shore the weekend of February 11th-13th as we bring Shabbat home! Events include: Thursday Night Shabbat Art, Saturday night Havdala and more! Sign up to get your Shabbat ShaBAG delivered to your house! Contact Rabbi Jeremy for more info

Contact Info
NCSY
Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/7/2021 - 2/25/2021)

Social Superheroes

Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more!

This group is suggested for those ages 6-8, although it can be adjusted for older or younger children based on interest. Please contact Megan Kowalski for registration and fee information.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335

   Add to Calendar 1/7/2021 4:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210225T170000 Social Superheroes Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more!

This group is suggested for those ages 6-8, although it can be adjusted for older or younger children based on interest. Please contact Megan Kowalski for registration and fee information.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/7/2021 - 2/25/2021)

Sibshops

Virtual Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Registration is free but required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Tamara Besser
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
773-765-5315

   Add to Calendar 1/7/2021 4:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210225T173000 Sibshops Virtual Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Registration is free but required to attend.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.

Contact Info
Tamara Besser
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
773-765-5315
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Being Your Child's Best Advocate: Students' Special Education Rights During the COVID Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, educating students looks a lot different lately. Are you concerned about the special education supports your student is receiving? Curious about what your child’s educational rights are during this changing educational environment?

Attorneys Tracy Hartlieb and Cera Horste will provide a general overview of Special Education rights and explore special education issues families are facing due to the pandemic, including the various school models, such as remote learning/hybrid learning and the shifting between models.

Parent’s, caregivers, professionals, and those interested in learning more about Special Education rights are encouraged to attend.

This event is free and is open to the public. CE’s are available for QIDP’s. Registration is required. 


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Allison Rodenhouse
AllisonRodenhouse@JCFS.org
773-765-3160

   Add to Calendar 2/11/2021 5:30:00 PM 2/11/2021 6:30:00 PM Being Your Child's Best Advocate: Students' Special Education Rights During the COVID Pandemic Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, educating students looks a lot different lately. Are you concerned about the special education supports your student is receiving? Curious about what your child’s educational rights are during this changing educational environment?

Attorneys Tracy Hartlieb and Cera Horste will provide a general overview of Special Education rights and explore special education issues families are facing due to the pandemic, including the various school models, such as remote learning/hybrid learning and the shifting between models.

Parent’s, caregivers, professionals, and those interested in learning more about Special Education rights are encouraged to attend.

This event is free and is open to the public. CE’s are available for QIDP’s. Registration is required. 

Contact Info
Allison Rodenhouse
AllisonRodenhouse@JCFS.org
773-765-3160
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Teen Activism Open Mic Night

Join Teens be Heard for a safe space to share your views on social justice issues and have discussions with peers on how to take action. Have a topic in mind? Follow Teens be Heard on Instagram to learn how to submit a topic and become a speaker.


Contact:
Teens be Heard
meszarosierra@gmail.com

   Add to Calendar 2/11/2021 7:00:00 PM 2/11/2021 8:00:00 PM Teen Activism Open Mic Night Join Teens be Heard for a safe space to share your views on social justice issues and have discussions with peers on how to take action. Have a topic in mind? Follow Teens be Heard on Instagram to learn how to submit a topic and become a speaker.

Contact Info
Teens be Heard
meszarosierra@gmail.com
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Grand Event

Featuring Joanna Teplin & Clea Shearer, founders of The Home Edit.

Women who make an individual gift of $1,000 or more to the 2021 JUF Annual Campaign are invited to attend.


Location:
# 3123
30 S Wells St # 3123
Chicago, IL 60606-5054


Contact:
Samantha Pompeo
samanthapompeo@juf.org
312-357-4862

   Add to Calendar 2/11/2021 7:30:00 PM 2/11/2021 8:30:00 PM Grand Event Featuring Joanna Teplin & Clea Shearer, founders of The Home Edit.

Women who make an individual gift of $1,000 or more to the 2021 JUF Annual Campaign are invited to attend.

Contact Info
Samantha Pompeo
samanthapompeo@juf.org
312-357-4862
# 3123, 30 S Wells St # 3123, Chicago, IL, 60606-5054 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, between 2/1/2021 - 2/18/2021)

Journey of the Soul - Jewish Learning Institute

Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death?
Join Rabbi Yochanan Posner and other local instructors for the newest course from the Jewish Learning Institute.
- Is there really a “better” place after this one?
- Do our loved ones continue to connect with us?
- Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual?
At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing. The course draws deeply on Torah and rabbinic sources to enhance our understanding of these real, relevant concepts.

Locations throughout Chicago, suburbs and all over Illinois.
Link to register: https://www.myjli.com
classes in this course are meeting on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.
Most locations are offering this course on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.


Location:
4059 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Rabbi Yochanan Posner
office@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770

   Add to Calendar 2/1/2021 10:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210218T103000 Journey of the Soul - Jewish Learning Institute Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death?
Join Rabbi Yochanan Posner and other local instructors for the newest course from the Jewish Learning Institute.
- Is there really a “better” place after this one?
- Do our loved ones continue to connect with us?
- Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual?
At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing. The course draws deeply on Torah and rabbinic sources to enhance our understanding of these real, relevant concepts.

Locations throughout Chicago, suburbs and all over Illinois.
Link to register: https://www.myjli.com
classes in this course are meeting on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.
Most locations are offering this course on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.

Contact Info
Rabbi Yochanan Posner
office@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770
4059 Dempster StreetSkokie, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, February 15, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Renewing Bikur Cholim in the Time of Covid -19

This program will provide an educational forum and a venue for exchange of ideas and concerns, assisting providers and volunteers in providing this essential service.

Other topics that will be addressed include:

- expanding your spiritual toolbox.
- being a caring presence with technology.
- providing for the dying.
- shiva under the pandemic.
- new approaches to prayer.
- dealing with dementia.
- new forms of loss.
- grappling with isolation and loneliness.
The cost for the entire 10 session program is $72. You can choose to attend as many sessions as you want at $36 for three sessions or $18 for an individual session. There is a generous scholarship program.

Registration is required. If you are interested and have any questions regarding the conference or registration, please reach out to David Zinner.

JCFS Chicago is a co-sponsor of this event, along with the following organizations: the Jewish Board, Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, the Jewish Federation in Miami, Mishkan Miami, JFCS Atlanta, JFS Kansas City, JFCS Philadelphia, JFCS San Francisco,  JFCS Boston, JFS of St. Paul, Bikur Cholim of Cleveland, RUACH, Aishel House in Houston, the Bay Area Healing Center, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and the Jewish Healing Center of Los Angeles.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
David Zinner
info@jewish-funerals.org
410-733-3700

   Add to Calendar 2/15/2021 6:00:00 PM 2/15/2021 7:30:00 PM Renewing Bikur Cholim in the Time of Covid -19 This program will provide an educational forum and a venue for exchange of ideas and concerns, assisting providers and volunteers in providing this essential service.

Other topics that will be addressed include:

- expanding your spiritual toolbox.
- being a caring presence with technology.
- providing for the dying.
- shiva under the pandemic.
- new approaches to prayer.
- dealing with dementia.
- new forms of loss.
- grappling with isolation and loneliness.
The cost for the entire 10 session program is $72. You can choose to attend as many sessions as you want at $36 for three sessions or $18 for an individual session. There is a generous scholarship program.

Registration is required. If you are interested and have any questions regarding the conference or registration, please reach out to David Zinner.

JCFS Chicago is a co-sponsor of this event, along with the following organizations: the Jewish Board, Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, the Jewish Federation in Miami, Mishkan Miami, JFCS Atlanta, JFS Kansas City, JFCS Philadelphia, JFCS San Francisco,  JFCS Boston, JFS of St. Paul, Bikur Cholim of Cleveland, RUACH, Aishel House in Houston, the Bay Area Healing Center, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and the Jewish Healing Center of Los Angeles.

Contact Info
David Zinner
info@jewish-funerals.org
410-733-3700
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/15/2020 - 4/27/2021)

Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness

Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!


Contact:
No Shame on U
miriam@noshameonu.com

   Add to Calendar 12/15/2020 4:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210427T163000 Virtual Yoga with a Special Focus on Mental Well-being and Mindfulness Every Tuesday at 4pm, please join No Shame On U and take the time to calm your mind and strengthen your body with this 30 minute free virtual yoga class. All are welcome. All levels. No equipment needed. Register at the link below!

Contact Info
No Shame on U
miriam@noshameonu.com
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 1/12/2021 - 2/23/2021)

Drive-In Dinner & Learn

Join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm at the Deerfield Park Plaza Parking Lot for an awesome event from the comfort and safety of your own car! Enjoy great food, awesome activities and a chance to win a gift card! Text Rabbi Jeremy upon arrival
   Add to Calendar 1/12/2021 7:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210223T200000 Drive-In Dinner & Learn Join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm at the Deerfield Park Plaza Parking Lot for an awesome event from the comfort and safety of your own car! Enjoy great food, awesome activities and a chance to win a gift card! Text Rabbi Jeremy upon arrival

Contact Info
NCSY
Rabbijeremy@ncsy.org
310-691-0270
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Jewish Life Vocabulary 201 with Rabbi Stacy Rigler

Educational leaders will explore new ways enrich the sound rich Hebrew environment by identifying and integrating Jewish life vocabulary into their programs.

Location:
Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Joy Wasserman
JoyWasserman@juf.org
312-673-3281

   Add to Calendar 2/17/2021 10:30:00 AM 2/17/2021 12:00:00 PM Jewish Life Vocabulary 201 with Rabbi Stacy Rigler Educational leaders will explore new ways enrich the sound rich Hebrew environment by identifying and integrating Jewish life vocabulary into their programs.

Contact Info
Joy Wasserman
JoyWasserman@juf.org
312-673-3281
ZoomChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:00 PM - Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:00 PM

JNew Moms Group (Virtual)

The JNew Moms Group offers a professionally-facilitated supportive environment for new moms to share their experiences and exchange ideas as they transition to parenthood. Weekly small group discussions help new moms create meaningful connections with one another while exploring relevant topics such as sleep, child development, self-care, and ways they might incorporate Jewish culture into their growing families. The JNew Moms Group is for first-time mothers of infants ages 0-6 months and welcomes women from both Jewish and Interfaith families.

Location:
Zoom via Your Home
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.rg
312-357-4907

   Add to Calendar 2/17/2021 1:00:00 PM 3/24/2021 3:00:00 PM JNew Moms Group (Virtual) The JNew Moms Group offers a professionally-facilitated supportive environment for new moms to share their experiences and exchange ideas as they transition to parenthood. Weekly small group discussions help new moms create meaningful connections with one another while exploring relevant topics such as sleep, child development, self-care, and ways they might incorporate Jewish culture into their growing families. The JNew Moms Group is for first-time mothers of infants ages 0-6 months and welcomes women from both Jewish and Interfaith families.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.rg
312-357-4907
Zoom via Your HomeChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/27/2021 - 5/26/2021)

Time to Talk During Covid Times

A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454

   Add to Calendar 1/27/2021 4:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210526T173000 Time to Talk During Covid Times A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings.

We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more Information, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public.

Contact Info
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
847-745-5454
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:30 PM - Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:00 PM

JNew Dads Group (Virtual)

Because new fathers deserve a community, too, we are thrilled to introduce the JNew Dads Group! Professionally facilitated by a licensed counselor and father of two, this online group invites new dads to ask questions, share their experiences and exchange ideas with one another as they being the journey toward becoming the fathers they want to be. Weekly discussions will help dads grow as parents and partners, fostering meaningful friendships while covering topics related to parenting, child development, relationships, work-life balance and more. The JNew Dads Group is for first-time fathers of infants ages 0-9 months and welcomes men from both Jewish and Interfaith families.

Location:
Zoom via Your Home
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.rg
312-357-4907

   Add to Calendar 2/17/2021 7:30:00 PM 3/24/2021 9:00:00 PM JNew Dads Group (Virtual) Because new fathers deserve a community, too, we are thrilled to introduce the JNew Dads Group! Professionally facilitated by a licensed counselor and father of two, this online group invites new dads to ask questions, share their experiences and exchange ideas with one another as they being the journey toward becoming the fathers they want to be. Weekly discussions will help dads grow as parents and partners, fostering meaningful friendships while covering topics related to parenting, child development, relationships, work-life balance and more. The JNew Dads Group is for first-time fathers of infants ages 0-9 months and welcomes men from both Jewish and Interfaith families.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.rg
312-357-4907
Zoom via Your HomeChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 5/13/2020 - 5/12/2021)

Weekly Global Class

Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.


Location:
Online
Brooklyn, NY 11213


Contact:
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448

   Add to Calendar 5/13/2020 8:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210512T203000 Weekly Global Class Join Rabbi Simon Jacobson at 8:30 pm every Wednesday as he examines life and offers a comprehensive blueprint of the human psyche. Discover how to live a truly happy and meaningful life by using your divine gifts and wisdom to reach your highest potential.

Join our live-stream right here on MLC-TV or stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and several other carriers. View complete list of podcast platforms.

Contact Info
Rachel Yemini
rachel@meaningfullife.com
718-774-6448
OnlineBrooklyn, NY, 11213 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, between 2/1/2021 - 2/18/2021)

Journey of the Soul - Jewish Learning Institute

Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death?
Join Rabbi Yochanan Posner and other local instructors for the newest course from the Jewish Learning Institute.
- Is there really a “better” place after this one?
- Do our loved ones continue to connect with us?
- Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual?
At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing. The course draws deeply on Torah and rabbinic sources to enhance our understanding of these real, relevant concepts.

Locations throughout Chicago, suburbs and all over Illinois.
Link to register: https://www.myjli.com
classes in this course are meeting on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.
Most locations are offering this course on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.


Location:
4059 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Rabbi Yochanan Posner
office@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770

   Add to Calendar 2/1/2021 10:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210218T103000 Journey of the Soul - Jewish Learning Institute Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death?
Join Rabbi Yochanan Posner and other local instructors for the newest course from the Jewish Learning Institute.
- Is there really a “better” place after this one?
- Do our loved ones continue to connect with us?
- Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual?
At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing. The course draws deeply on Torah and rabbinic sources to enhance our understanding of these real, relevant concepts.

Locations throughout Chicago, suburbs and all over Illinois.
Link to register: https://www.myjli.com
classes in this course are meeting on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.
Most locations are offering this course on Zoom.
Your textbook will be delivered to your home in time for lesson 1, provided that you have registered at least four businesses days in advance of your class start date.

Contact Info
Rabbi Yochanan Posner
office@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770
4059 Dempster StreetSkokie, IL, 60076 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

JCRC Virtual Israel Experience

JCRC Virtual Israel Experience with Miri Eisen and Hila, a farmer from Nativ Ha’asara

Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Rachel Gomez
rachelgomez@juf.org
312-357-4885

   Add to Calendar 2/18/2021 12:00:00 PM 2/18/2021 1:00:00 PM JCRC Virtual Israel Experience JCRC Virtual Israel Experience with Miri Eisen and Hila, a farmer from Nativ Ha’asara

Contact Info
Rachel Gomez
rachelgomez@juf.org
312-357-4885
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/7/2021 - 2/25/2021)

Social Superheroes

Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more!

This group is suggested for those ages 6-8, although it can be adjusted for older or younger children based on interest. Please contact Megan Kowalski for registration and fee information.


Location:
Online
Zoom, IL 60606


Contact:
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335

   Add to Calendar 1/7/2021 4:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TH,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20210225T170000 Social Superheroes Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic. Practice these new social superhero powers by reading stories, playing games, making crafts, and more!

This group is suggested for those ages 6-8, although it can be adjusted for older or younger children based on interest. Please contact Megan Kowalski for registration and fee information.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
OnlineZoom, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/7/2021 - 2/25/2021)

Sibshops

Virtual Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Virtual Sibshops are offered from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. For dates and registration information, contact Tammy Besser.

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project. For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at siblingsupport.org.

Registration is per Sibshop. Registration is free but required to attend.