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February 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:00 AM - Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:00 AM

Sticky, Slimy, Shabbat!

Experience Shabbat during a 1 hour messy, fun, and engaging tactile and sensory experience. Feel, touch, and move as we engage in the wonder of creation through making and creating with play dough, paint, shaving cream, and other mediums. Best for toddlers ages 1-2 years old and their favorite adult. Class will include snack and time for socializing and open play.

Location:
Congregation Sukkat Shalom
1001 Central Avenue
Wilmette IL, 60091


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


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Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Jewish Meditation

If you are interested in finding more calm during these anxious and even maddening times, please join us for Meditation at Beth Am. No experience necessary. The video here is well worth 26 minutes (there are only 2 commercial breaks). Rabbi Bellows is grateful to have been on life-changing retreats with both Sharon Salzberg and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. We hope you will join us for meditation at Congregation Beth Am - Buffalo Grove, IL. This session will be led by Rabbi Bellows.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/meditation-mindfulness-spirituality/


Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


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Saturday, February 17, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Torah Study

One of the best ways to awaken our lives is by engaging in the study of Torah. Each week we study our ancient and sacred texts which always have something of relevance to our lives. More often than not, we are left with a profound teaching that we take with us into our week and allow it to settle in our souls, helping us to find more meaning, direction and purpose in our lives. We study the English translation of the Hebrew. No experience necessary. This is class is led by Rabbi Bellows.

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


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Saturday, February 17, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Mini Mishkan

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings for to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Location:
Mensch Academy @ Mishkan Chicago
4001 N. Ravenswood Ste. 403A
Chicago IL, 60613


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


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Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:00 PM - Saturday, March 10, 2018 4:00 PM

Russian jBaby Classes- Musical Movement

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

2/17/18 - TBD
2/24/18 - 'Mindful Parenting: Building blocks for happy and resilient children', Dr. Irena Persky, psychologist, founder of Wellbeing Treasured, Inc.
3/3/18 - 'Child Development', Irene Podrobinok, Therapist, Consultant and Founder of Building Blocks Group.
3/10/18 - 'Raising Bilingual Children', Anna Gorbikoff, teacher & Jewish educator.

Dates: 2/172018 - 3/10/2018
Day of week: Saturday
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Bernard Weinger JCC 300 Revere Dr.


Location:
Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Dr.
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:00 PM - Saturday, March 10, 2018 5:00 PM

Russian jBaby Musical Movement

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

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


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


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Saturday, February 17, 2018 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Havdallah, Dinner & a Movie - Wedding Doll

Get Your Ticket Today for Havdallah, Dinner and a Movie, Saturday, February 17, 2018, 5:30-10:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL. Join discussion leader Reid Schultz to review the film the Wedding Doll (Director, Nitzan Gilady, 2015) watch the film, and join us for dinner, movie snacks and Havdallah. $25 for non-members. RSVP to Bernie 847-498-4100x46 or bbalbot@bethshalomnb.org.

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


Contact:
Bernie Balbot
BBalbot@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-4100


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 8:00 AM - Monday, February 26, 2018 8:00 PM

Ta'am Yisrael: A Taste of Israel

8th grade educational experience in Israel designed to give the participants a meaningful, intense, emotional and focused taste of the land and their heritage through a week long, "hands-on" experience in Israel.

Location:
Jewish United Fund c/o CFJE
30 S Wells-216
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Ariel Lapson
taamyisrael@cfje.org
312-673-3485


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 1/14/2018 - 5/20/2018)

Camp Am Yisrael

Celebrate being Jewish through story, song, prayer and play! Throughout this year-long class, learn about Jewish holidays and Jewish values. Meet, socialize and build community with other families. This class is geared for infants - 2 years old.

Location:
Am Yisrael
4 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 11/5/2017 - 6/10/2018)

Introduction to Judaism Program- 18 Weeks

Always been curious about Judaism?
Never paid attention in Hebrew school?
Thinking about joining the Tribe?

The Miller Program is an open and engaging 18-week experience geared towards both Jews and non-Jews who want to learn more. Bring your questions and explore the wisdom, depth and joy of Jewish living.

Sundays at 10 am, beginning November 5th 2017-June 10th 2018
To register or for more information contact: sflint@wsthz.org


The Miller Introduction to Judaism Program is endorsed by the Rabbinical Assembly for purposes of conversion, and by the State of Israel for making Aliyah.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kugel and Kibitz

Join Weinberg Community for Sunday brunch and an invigorating presentation of Scott Kelly’s book Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, a stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Led by Judy Levin. Reading the book in advance is not necessary. Free and open to the public; registration required by February 13.

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


Contact:
Michelle Bernstein
michelle.bernstein@cje.net
847-236-7852


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 2/4/2018 - 3/4/2018)

Keshet Choir

Do you have a vocalist in your family? The Keshet Choir performs at the Keshet Annual Rainbow Banquet on March 11 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, alongside members of a noted Chicago-area choir in front of 1200 adoring audience members. There are 5 rehearsals held on Sundays.

Open to all ages. Registration is required, but there is no cost to participate. Please contact Jen Phillips prior to registering.


Location:
Ida Crown Jewish Academy
8233 Central Park Avenue
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Jen Phillips
jphillips@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Hamentahen Making at Northbrook Mariano's

Children of all ages can join us at the Northbrook Mariano's on Skokie Blvd to make their very own Hamentashen for Purim! RSVP with EstherG@ChabadNorthbrook.com

Location:
784 Skokie Blvd.
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Kids Hamentash Making

Kids make Hamentash to prepare for Purim! Children can make an extra hamentash for a local senior. No charge, but reservation required.

Location:
Mariano's
784 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Esther Greenspan
estherg@chabadnorthbrook.com
347-585-8226


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting

“Researching Jewish Ancestors on Ancestry Library Edition” will be genealogist Jane G. Haldeman’s presentation topic at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. The JGSI research library and genealogy help desk will open at 12:30 p.m. For more information, see https://jgsi.org/event-2727778 or phone 312-666-0100.

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


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


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Adoptive Families Get-Together in the City

Let's bring the park indoors and enjoy basketball and other activities in the gym. Meet and socialize with other families! Get ready for Purim with holiday themed activites.

Location:
Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 N. Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
Marsha Raynes
marsharaynes@jcfs.org
847-745-5408


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bunny, Bunny: Gilda Radner

Gilda Radner was one of the great comic geniuses of the 20th century. Her life-long friend and comedy writer Alan Zweibel has written this loving tribute to Gilda. Bunny is based on their bond. Their loyalty and love glows through every scene.
$38.00 per ticket; make checks payable to Hadassah.
Mail to Beth Sair, 4535 W Pratt Ave, Lincolnwood IL 60712-3346; please include your name, email and phone # on the check.
Need Ride? I can drive/ how may passengers can you take, question: Rosanne 773-761-6862 or Beth 630-294-7242.


Location:
Mercury Theatre
3745 N Southport Ave
Chicago IL, 60613


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


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Chicago Wolves Jewish Heritage Day

Join the Chicago wolves as we celebrate Jewish Heritage Day. This special ticket offer includes reserved seating in section 116 along with a Wolves branded kippah for men and a Wolves branded scarf for women.

Location:
2301 Ravine Way
Glenview IL, 60025


Contact:
Adam Goldberg
AGoldberg@chicagowolves.com
847-832-1955


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

jBaby Chicago's Purim Ultimate Play Date | City

Calling all Queens and Kings! Celebrate Purim with jBaby Chicago. Activities include carnival games, concert, bounce houses and a photo booth!

Location:
Lil' Kickers
1911 W. Lake Street
Chicago IL, 60612


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


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

jBaby Chicago's Purim Ultimate Play Date | N. Suburbs

Calling all Queens and Kings! Celebrate Purim with jBaby Chicago. Activities include carnival games, concert, bounce houses, face painting and a photo booth!

Location:
Athletico Center
1900 Old Willow Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Sunday, February 18, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Welcome Table: Sports Night

Join Temple Beth-El for dinner and a program featuring special guest speaker Dorothy Gaters, Women's Basketball Hall of Famer and Marshall High School head coach. $18/non-members. RSVP by February 14.

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


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Monday, February 19, 2018 11:00 AM - Monday, March 26, 2018 11:45 AM

Baby and Me Yoga: with a Jewish Twist

Bond with your baby through yoga while getting to know other parents in the community. Jewish music will also be integrated into the class. Led by a trained baby yoga instructor from Kids HeArt Yoga, this class is best for 1-12 month olds.


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


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


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Monday, February 19, 2018 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 12/18/2017 - 9/30/2019)

Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby.

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


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Monday, February 19, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 1/8/2018 - 1/7/2019)

Coffee and Conversation: A Support Group for Holocaust Survivors

This weekly support group for Holocaust survivors addresses the challenges of aging, health concerns, family, relationships, planning for the future, holidays, and world events. Meets every Monday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by CJE SeniorLife and Jewish Child and Family Services. Free and open to Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to confirm dates/times.

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


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


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Monday, February 19, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kid Connect Social Skills Group

This co-ed social skills group is offered to children ages 6-10 who are experiencing difficulty in their social environment. The group provides a space for hands-on learning. Some topics that have been addressed include perspective taking, frustration tolerance, effective communication, and managing peer teasing.
Fee: $240 for the group series, sliding fee scale available


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


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
alissarotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769


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Monday, February 19, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 1/8/2018 - 3/19/2018)

Keshet Buddy Basketball

From tip off to the final buzzer, Keshet’s Buddy Basketball program for individuals with disabilities brings athletics and friendship to the court where weekly practices and games hone each player’s skills. Bounce your way over to the court each week!

Open to children starting at age 5, teens and adults. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering your basketball player. $60 for 2 seasons: Season 1 runs 11/6 to 12/11 and Season 2 runs 1/8 to 3/19.

Become a volunteer peer buddy! If you are interested, please register online.

*No basketball January 15 and February 19*


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


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Monday, February 19, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 12/18/2017 - 8/7/2019)

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom has again become one of the most popular forms of dance. While some people appreciate its nod to nostalgic times, many dance for other reasons: It’s a great way to stay in shape. It has been proven to promote to keep the mind active and healthy. Most importantly, knowing how to dance provides confidence and a source of social enjoyment on the dance floor.

Our new ballroom dancing classes are run by Ballroom Chicago and founder Bob Urbon who teaches styles from Rumba to East Coast Swing.

Classes are conducted in 5-week progressive sessions designed to be a casual, fun remedy to the dreaded Two-Left-Feet syndrome. Couples are suggested.


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


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Monday, February 19, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Book Discussion Group - The Muralist

Oh, the weather outside is frightful but this book is so delightful! Join us on when we will be discussing The Muralist written by BA Shapiro.

“Vibrant and suspenseful . . . this story takes us into the heart of what it means to be an artist.” When Alizée Benoit, an American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her artistic patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who while working at Christie’s auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now-famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?

Definitely an exciting book to read.


Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Grief Drop in Groups

Hand in Hand: For older adults who have
experienced the death of a spouse or partner over the last two years. Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.


Location:
Goldie Bachman Luftig Building
5150 Golf road
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Marsha Raynes
marsharaynes@jcfs.org
847-745-5404


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Tuesday of every month between 1/17/2018 - 1/15/2019)

Making Connections: Support Group for Seniors with Adult Children with Disabilities

This support group for older adults who have adult children with disabilities offers families an opportunity to connect, share experiences, and learn about benefits and community resources. Meets first and third Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sponsored by CJE’s Linkages Program. This group is open to the public and free of charge; advance screening and registration required.

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


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


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/8/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. The basic exercise class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


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


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 1/9/2018 - 5/29/2018)

Keshet After School Rec -- High School & Transition

Students with disabilities can enjoy a variety of fun and engaging programs afterschool. All programs start with a snack followed by an activity of the week including art therapy, music therapy, yoga, sports programming and more!

Open to ages 14-21. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering.

*No program April 3*


Location:
Keshet Transition Program
8111 N. St. Louis Avenue
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Keshet Parents' Night Out

Calling all parents! Take time out from the daily challenges of raising a child with a disability and enjoy an evening out-just for yourselves-while your son or daughter has dinner; engages in fun activities such as games, basketball and art; and makes new friends. Program takes place once a month on Tuesday evenings.

Open to ages K-21. $30 per session. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering.


Location:
Keshet Transition Site
8111 N. St. Louis Avenue
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Networking in the North Shore

Are you having a hard time selling yourself to employers? Do you know how to deal with behavioral and open ended questions in an interview? Join us for cocktails, food, networking and fun at Granite City Food and Brewery on February 20th at 5:30pm- we’ll give you all the information you need.

Come meet fellow young professionals living in the Chicagoland suburbs and gain valuable networking and interviewing skills.

Join us for cocktails, food, networking and fun at Granite City Food and Brewery on February 20th at 5:30pm

Tickets are $10 and include one drink.

Hosted by: JUF
Presentation by: JVS Chicago Career Moves

For more information contact Lauren Silverman at LaurenSilverman@juf.org or (312) 357-4612.


Location:
Granite City Food and Brewery
992 Willow Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Lauren Silverman
LaurenSilverman@juf.org
312-357-4612


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/19/2017 - 10/29/2019)

Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby.

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


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 2/13/2018 - 6/12/2018)

Say it in Hebrew

Learn the everyday, conversational, language spoken in Israel and its part in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.


Location:
Florence Heller JCC
524 West Melrose Street
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/10/2017 - 5/29/2018)

What Comes Next

Join Rabbi Helbraun every Tuesday for a class about what comes after the Torah ends. Read and Learn together, beginning with the book of Joshua.

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


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/26/2017 - 2/6/2019)

Community Wednesdays

Join us every Wednesday for a few hours of mind, body & spirit enrichment. We will be hosting three, one-hour lectures/classes throughout the day, along with our fitness class offerings at the Marvin Lustbader Center. You choose how you want to spend your day at the J!

Lectures/classes run 9:30-10:30, 10:45-11:45 & 12-1

Free for Marvin Lustbader Center members; $10/day non-member; $45/5 session punch card.


Location:
Jewish Community Center
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 5/30/2018)

Mom & Tot @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Join together with other infants and toddlers for a warm and inviting class designed for our littlest learners! Interactive multi-sensory activities, music & movement, stories & more! Classes led by an experienced & dynamic teacher!

Ages 15-24 months. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
850 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AJEC presents: Raising a Mensch in an Age of Entitlement by Lena Kushnir, Ed.D

Discussion exploring the current challenges of raising children and grandchildren to be kind, decent, human beings and explore concrete strategies to shape their character.

Location:
Congregation Beth Judea
Hilltop Rd/Rte 83
Long Grove IL, 60047


Contact:
Sue Hershinow
sue@hershinow.com
847-363-0000


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/31/2018 - 2/28/2018)

Sing & Play - Naperville

Celebrate the Jewish holidays through song and play in this 45-minute class for children up to 2 years old.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
772 W 5th Avenue
Naperville IL, 60563


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


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 5/30/2018)

Mommy & Me @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Mommy & Me @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Join together with other infants and toddlers for a warm and inviting class designed for our littlest learners! Interactive multi-sensory activities, music & movement, stories & more! Classes led by an experienced & dynamic teacher!

Ages 6-15 months. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
850 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, Friday, between 1/3/2018 - 1/4/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. This class meets every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


Contact:
Michelle Bernstein
michelle.bernstein@cje.net
847-236-7852


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Wednesday of every month between 1/17/2018 - 1/16/2019)

Parkinson’s Support Group for Caregivers

Meets the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. Individuals who are involved in the care of someone with Parkinson’s can meet others who face similar challenges, gain emotional support, and discover ways to relieve caregiver stress. Free and open to the public.

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


Contact:
Emily Mysel
emily.mysel@cje.net
847-236-7863


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 1/9/2019)

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

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

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


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


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Career Moves: LinkedIn

In this seminar you will receive an overview of how LinkedIn works, including recent updates to the site. This will include basics of site navigation, how to build and optimize your profile, and the more advanced uses including networking, researching companies, and applying for jobs.

Location:
216 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 700
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Sydney Hochsprung
sydneyhochsprung@jcfs.org
847-754-5460


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 1/9/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Seated Dance and Movement in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Dance/Movement Therapy motivates people with Parkinson’s to keep moving and can decrease symptoms. The Seated Dance & Movement class meets every Wednesday from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


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


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Visit the Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhitneyYoungJSC/

Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:44 PM - 3:44 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Wednesday of every month between 1/17/2018 - 1/16/2019)

Caring Conversations: Support Group for Family Caregivers of Holocaust Survivors

This support group for family caregivers of Holocaust survivors addresses concerns related to caring for a parent with issues of aging, dementia, and a history of Holocaust-related trauma. Meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Led by CJE SeniorLife Holocaust Community Services. Free and open to family caregivers of Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to confirm dates/times.

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


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


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Third Wednesday of every month between 2/21/2018 - 2/21/2018)

Mini Chefs!!! (Series 2)

Mini Chefs is a unique culinary experience with a Jewish twist in an environment that fosters discovery and creativity! Grown ups and children will join Chef Nicole Putzel as they learn to cook a nutritious three course meal, help set and clear the table, and enjoy their meal as a family!

WARNING: Your child may increase vegetable intake which can lead to major health benefits!
Space is limited! Sign up today!
Dates for Series 2 - 2/21, 3/14, 4/18, 5/16.


Location:
Central Avenue Synagogue
874 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Thursday, February 22, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/11/2018 - 5/31/2018)

Babyccino: Tots Love Shabbat @ The Dr. Sue Library

Share in the wonders of Challah baking with your little one & bring home a warm, fresh Challah each week! Enjoy music & movement and storytime, along with multi-sensory learning activities.

Ages 2-4 years old. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
874 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/3/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move Seated Tai Chi in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. This low impact exercise puts minimal stress on muscles and joints by using slow, controlled movements and gradual shifts of body weight. The seated tai chi class meets every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


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


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Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/1/2018 - 3/8/2018)

Beginner Canasta

Join Teri Argentar as she teaches beginners how to play this “rummy style” card game. Space is limited, registration is required.

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


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/8/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. The basic exercise class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


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


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Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/15/2018 - 3/22/2018)

Take Charge of Your Diabetes: Six-Week Program

This six-week evidence-based program developed by Stanford University educates participants and caregivers who have, or want to prevent, Type 2 diabetes. Two certified leaders, one who has diabetes, will guide participants in interactive discussion. Participants will make action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems. Classes will meet on Thursdays, February 15 to March 22 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Fee is $30 for the 6-week program. Registration required.

Location:
Mather’s-More Than a Café
3235 N. Central Avenue
Chicago IL, 60634


Contact:
Mather’s—More Than a Café
jrose@MatherLifeWays.com
773-205-3300


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Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/11/2018 - 5/31/2018)

Keshet After School Rec-- K-8

Students with disabilities can enjoy a variety of fun and engaging afterschool programs. All programs start with a snack followed by an activity of the week including Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Yoga, Sports programming and more!

Open to ages 5-13. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering.

*No program January 18, February 1 and April 5*


Location:
Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Agency Board Members & Non-Profit Professionals Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner for JUF agency board members, as well as non-profit professionals throughout metro Chicago. Opportunity to network and reunite with colleagues.

Location:
The Hyatt Regency - Crystal Ballroom
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago IL, 60077


Contact:
Mindy Bass
MindyBass@juf.org
312-444-2839


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Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Israeli Security & Palestinian Politics feat. Amir Tibon and Grant Rumley

Join us for a special evening featuring two leading experts and the authors of the recently-published and highly-regarded biography of Mahmoud Abbas, The Last Palestinian. All attendees will receive refreshments and a copy of the book.

Location:
444 N. Wabash Ave
Chicago IL, 60654


Contact:
Shanie Reichman
sreichman@ipforum.org
516-974-5664


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Thursday, February 22, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Connect Next: Sleep Training

Connect Next is geared towards parents who are expecting, or who have recently had a second child and are looking for support, guidance and enrichment while growing their family.

Location:
Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 N. Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


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


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Thursday, February 22, 2018 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/15/2018 - 6/7/2018)

Say it in Hebrew

Learn the everyday, conversational, language spoken in Israel and its part in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.


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


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


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Friday, February 23, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/13/2017 - 5/25/2018)

Torah Class

Join Rabbi Helbraun every Friday to study and discuss the weekly Torah portion (in English). No prior knowledge is necessary. Join every week or just occasionally. No charge.

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


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Friday, February 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Strollers, Stories & Celebrations

Celebrate Purim with your little ones at our monthly drop in Shabbat class. Stories, songs, movement and more. Free and open to the community. Great way to meet other local families.

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


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


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Friday, February 23, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, Friday, between 1/3/2018 - 1/4/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. This class meets every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


Contact:
Michelle Bernstein
michelle.bernstein@cje.net
847-236-7852


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Friday, February 23, 2018 5:00 PM - Sunday, February 25, 2018 5:00 PM

NFTY-CAR JYG

NFTY is a movement that builds strong, welcoming, inspired communities through teen-powered engagement. Together, we pursue tikkun olam, personal growth, youth empowerment, and deep connections, all rooted in Reform Judaism. NFTY’s Chicago Area Region (NFTY-CAR) comprises the city of Chicago, the surrounding urban and suburban areas, and northwestern Indiana. More at https://chicago.nfty.org/.

Location:
URJ OSRUI
Oconomowoc WI, 53066


Contact:
Logan Zinman
lzinman@urj.org
212-452-6703


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Friday, February 23, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Temple Beth Israel Welcomes Ambassador David Saperstein

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) presents Rabbi David Saperstein in honor of TBI’s Centennial Celebration and to commemorate the Yahrzeits of Rabbi S. Felix Mendelsohn z”I and Rabbi Ernst M. Lorge z”I at Erev Shabbat Services, Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Oneg follows the service. All are welcome. For more information contact TBI at 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org.

Rabbi Saperstein served as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom during the Obama Administration and has now returned to the Union for Reform Judaism as Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy. Described as one of the country’s most influential rabbis, Ambassador Saperstein served as the director and chief legal counsel at the URJ’s Religious Action Centre in Washington for more than 30 years. There he advocated on a broad range of social justice issues.


Location:
3601 W. Dempster St.
Skokie IL, 60076


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


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Friday, February 23, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Temple Beth Israel Welcomes Ambassador David Saperstein

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) presents Rabbi David Saperstein in honor of TBI’s Centennial Celebration and to commemorate the Yahrzeits of Rabbi S. Felix Mendelsohn z”I and Rabbi Ernst M. Lorge z”I at Erev Shabbat Services, Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Oneg follows the service. All are welcome. For more information contact TBI at 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org.

Rabbi Saperstein served as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom during the Obama Administration and has now returned to the Union for Reform Judaism as Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy. Described as one of the country’s most influential rabbis, Ambassador Saperstein served as the director and chief legal counsel at the URJ’s Religious Action Centre in Washington for more than 30 years. There he advocated on a broad range of social justice issues.


Location:
3601 W. Dempster St.
Skokie IL, 60076


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


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Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Early Childhood Tot-Shabbat and Open House Brunch

Learn and play with Rabbi Rachel Weiss and Cantor Howard Friedland in a 30 minute Shabbat service with stories and songs, followed by brunch and playtime in our Early Childhood Center. Meet other families and learn about our preschool and more great JRC family programs.

Everyone is welcome, and we encourage you to bring friends to spend Shabbat with us.


Location:
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Claudia Rozenberg
crozenberg@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


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Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We Were Strangers: The Plight of Asylum-Seekers in Israel

On Shabbat morning, February 24, Israeli activist Elliot Glassenberg will speak at Kol Sasson Congregation about the tragic asylum-seeker crisis occurring in Israel, and what the North American Jewish community can do to address the plight of thousands of Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers-survivors of genocide and persecution-who are in danger of deportation. The community is invited to attend.

Location:
Kol Sasson Congregation
8825 East Prairie Rd.
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Phyllis Nutkis
phyllis.nutkis@gmail.com
847-902-5490


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Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Tot Shabbat

Babies, tots, preschoolers, and their families will enjoy gathering for singing and storytelling, snacking and silliness for a special PJ Library Tot Shabbat! Tot Shabbat will take place in the Chapel and we'll head to the Youth Lounge to play, snack, and have coffee.

Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


Contact:
Lauren Reeves
lreeves@kamii.org
773-924-1234


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Saturday, February 24, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Shabbat Yoga

Experience Shabbat Yoga, a gentle, relaxing yoga session inspired by Shabbat as a rest day, open to all levels, Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Joanna Kaplan will bring together Jewish spiritual heritage and the healing practice of yoga. Yoga and meditation are a perfect way to embody the very nature of Shabbat. Comfortable clothing is encouraged and please bring your own mat. Open to the community at no charge at Congregation Beth Shalom, 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100.

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


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


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Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

National Day of Unplugging Reboot Chicago Launch Party

Reboot invites you to take part in the annual National Day of Unplugging Chicago Launch Party!

Join us as we celebrate Reboot's Launch in Chicago, while disconnecting from our digital devices and enjoying various activities including: drinks, nosh, interactive arts, workshops from puppetry to beatbox 101, yoga, tarot card reading, massage chair, photobooth, live music and more!

$10 advance through 2/23
$15/door

Register at: https://rebootchicagolaunch.eventbrite.com/

In partnership with Camp Boundless and Mishkan Chicago.

Doors open 8:00pm; welcome 8:45pm; 10:30pm evening concludes.

Parking information at: http://www.catalystranchevents.com/maps1.html.


Location:
Catalyst Ranch
656 W. Randolph, Suite 3W
Chicago IL, 60661


Contact:
Becky Adelberg
becky@rebooters.net
413-582-0137


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Families with Young Children Celebrate Purim

Carnival games, songs and crafts. Free and open to the community. Intended for families with children age 6 and under.

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


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


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 1/14/2018 - 5/20/2018)

Camp Am Yisrael

Celebrate being Jewish through story, song, prayer and play! Throughout this year-long class, learn about Jewish holidays and Jewish values. Meet, socialize and build community with other families. This class is geared for infants - 2 years old.

Location:
Am Yisrael
4 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 11/5/2017 - 6/10/2018)

Introduction to Judaism Program- 18 Weeks

Always been curious about Judaism?
Never paid attention in Hebrew school?
Thinking about joining the Tribe?

The Miller Program is an open and engaging 18-week experience geared towards both Jews and non-Jews who want to learn more. Bring your questions and explore the wisdom, depth and joy of Jewish living.

Sundays at 10 am, beginning November 5th 2017-June 10th 2018
To register or for more information contact: sflint@wsthz.org


The Miller Introduction to Judaism Program is endorsed by the Rabbinical Assembly for purposes of conversion, and by the State of Israel for making Aliyah.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Congregation Beth Judea holds Purim Carnival

Congregation Beth Judea invites the community to join us for our annual Purim Carnival to be held Sunday, February 25, 2018. Wear a costume, play carnival games, win prizes or have your face painted. Lunch is also available for purchase. Tots are encouraged to attend from 11-noon. If you need further information please call the synagogue office at 847-634-0777.

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


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


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Purim Carnival at Anshe Emet

Anshe Emet's Purim carnival is a blast - inflatable obstacle course, face painting, pie throwing, games and prizes, yummy food, and a special room devoted to kids 5 and under.

Location:
3751 North Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

International Women's Day

Invitation for Chicago's Wonder Women of all ages. Decadent and delicious lunch and mimosas, a full fashion show, with models wearing Israeli designers’ clothing from Israel.
Keynote speaker - Ms. Andrea Zopp, Former Deputy of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the President and CEO of World Business Chicago, will talk about Women in Power Positions.


Location:
2464 N Clybourn Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
Lital Hasak
chicago@israeliamerican.org
773-954-8642


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 2/4/2018 - 3/4/2018)

Keshet Choir

Do you have a vocalist in your family? The Keshet Choir performs at the Keshet Annual Rainbow Banquet on March 11 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, alongside members of a noted Chicago-area choir in front of 1200 adoring audience members. There are 5 rehearsals held on Sundays.

Open to all ages. Registration is required, but there is no cost to participate. Please contact Jen Phillips prior to registering.


Location:
Ida Crown Jewish Academy
8233 Central Park Avenue
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Jen Phillips
jphillips@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Spin for Seniors

CJE Associate Board event

Location:
3423 N. Southport
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Jennifer Schnepper
Jennifer.Schnepper@cje.net
773-508-1321


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Live Performance: We Are the White Rose

Local high school students perform an original play based on contemporary upstanders, and the courageous student resistance movement, the “White Rose,” one of the few German groups that spoke out against Nazi genocidal policies during the Holocaust. A talk-back with the cast follows.

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


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


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Make Some Noise...It's Purim!

Learn about the Jewish holidays with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (with a parent or caregiver). Older siblings are welcome. Resources for celebrating the holidays in your home will be provided. Different locations, dates and times are offered for each storytime session.

All sessions are free of charge.


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


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


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Let’s Talk about Boys, Sexuality and Consent in the Internet and #MeToo Age

Our kids are growing up in a world very different than previous generations. They have easy exposure to pornography (90% of kids ages 8-16 have seen pornography online) and cultural attitudes towards “hooking up” often impact their sexual development and safety.

This program will help adults understand the risks kids face, and the opportunities we as parents and grandparents have to impact boys’ development through appropriate (sometimes uncomfortable) conversations with our sons about sexuality and relationships. Sponsored by JCAST Chicago, National Council of Jewish Women, Northshore, Jewish Child & Family Services, and North Shore Congregation Israel.


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


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


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

JCC Chicago Annual Benefit Event - Premiere Party

JCC Chicago's Annual Benefit/Premiere Party celebrating the launch of the Chicago Jewish Film Festival.

Location:
TBD
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
Joan Beadle
jbeadle@jccchicago.org
224-406-9226


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

JDBY-YTT Annual Banquet

JDBY-YTT Annual Banquet

Location:
540 North Michigan Ave
Chicago IL, 60611


Contact:
Esther Rand
estherr@jdbyytt.org
773-465-8889


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Sunday, February 25, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Film screening: Levinsky Park

Kol Sasson will host a screening of “Levinsky Park,” a 66-minute award-winning documentary which presents a clash of two worlds: that of long time residents who have lived in the area since the aftermath of WW ll; and that of thousands of recent migrants and refugees, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, who cross the desert to reach freedom. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion/ Q and A with Glassenberg; Eritrean refugee Dawit; and Adi Lerner, Program Director at the Westside Justice Center. Suggested minimum donation is $5 per person. (Additional donations gladly accepted.)

Location:
Kol Sasson Congregation
8825 East Prairie Rd.
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Phyllis Nutkis
phyllis.nutkis@gmail.com
847-902-5490


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Monday, February 26, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Make Some Noise...It's Purim!

Learn about the Jewish holidays with stories, songs, and activities especially for children ages 0-2 (with a parent or caregiver). Older siblings are welcome. Resources for celebrating the holidays in your home will be provided. Different locations, dates and times are offered for each storytime session.

All sessions are free of charge.


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


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


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Monday, February 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 12/18/2017 - 9/30/2019)

Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby.

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


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Monday, February 26, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 1/8/2018 - 1/7/2019)

Coffee and Conversation: A Support Group for Holocaust Survivors

This weekly support group for Holocaust survivors addresses the challenges of aging, health concerns, family, relationships, planning for the future, holidays, and world events. Meets every Monday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by CJE SeniorLife and Jewish Child and Family Services. Free and open to Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to confirm dates/times.

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


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


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Monday, February 26, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kid Connect Social Skills Group

This co-ed social skills group is offered to children ages 6-10 who are experiencing difficulty in their social environment. The group provides a space for hands-on learning. Some topics that have been addressed include perspective taking, frustration tolerance, effective communication, and managing peer teasing.
Fee: $240 for the group series, sliding fee scale available


Location:
Goldie Bachman Luftig Building
5150 Golf Road
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
alissarotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769


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Monday, February 26, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 1/8/2018 - 3/19/2018)

Keshet Buddy Basketball

From tip off to the final buzzer, Keshet’s Buddy Basketball program for individuals with disabilities brings athletics and friendship to the court where weekly practices and games hone each player’s skills. Bounce your way over to the court each week!

Open to children starting at age 5, teens and adults. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering your basketball player. $60 for 2 seasons: Season 1 runs 11/6 to 12/11 and Season 2 runs 1/8 to 3/19.

Become a volunteer peer buddy! If you are interested, please register online.

*No basketball January 15 and February 19*


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


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Monday, February 26, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Steak & Scotch

Networking, cocktails and dinner for real estate and financial services professionals. Minimum gift required.

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


Contact:
Mallory Rubin
MalloryRubin@juf.org
312-357-4662


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Monday, February 26, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 12/18/2017 - 8/7/2019)

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom has again become one of the most popular forms of dance. While some people appreciate its nod to nostalgic times, many dance for other reasons: It’s a great way to stay in shape. It has been proven to promote to keep the mind active and healthy. Most importantly, knowing how to dance provides confidence and a source of social enjoyment on the dance floor.

Our new ballroom dancing classes are run by Ballroom Chicago and founder Bob Urbon who teaches styles from Rumba to East Coast Swing.

Classes are conducted in 5-week progressive sessions designed to be a casual, fun remedy to the dreaded Two-Left-Feet syndrome. Couples are suggested.


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


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Policy Advocacy and You: Why Personal Stories Matter

In recognition of Jewish Disability Awareness Month, please join CJE SeniorLife and other local organizations for a program highlighting policy and advocacy for people with disabilities and seniors.

The 6th annual event is free for adults with disabilities, older adults, family members, personal attendants and students; $40 fee for professionals includes breakfast and 3 CEUs (LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC, QIDP). Register online.


Location:
Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah
3220 Big Tree Lane
Wilmette IL, 60091


Contact:
Rosann Corcoran
rosann.corcoran@cje.net
773-508-1694


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/8/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. The basic exercise class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


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


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 1/9/2018 - 5/29/2018)

Keshet After School Rec -- High School & Transition

Students with disabilities can enjoy a variety of fun and engaging programs afterschool. All programs start with a snack followed by an activity of the week including art therapy, music therapy, yoga, sports programming and more!

Open to ages 14-21. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering.

*No program April 3*


Location:
Keshet Transition Program
8111 N. St. Louis Avenue
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Handel's Esther

The Jewish orphan Esther becomes Queen of Persia and saves her people from massacre by the villain Haman in this compelling and intimate musical drama. Don’t miss the tale of a triumphant heroine, told in sensuous arias and stirring choruses by master storyteller George Frideric Handel. Jane Glover conducts the Music of the Baroque premiere of Esther.

The pre-concert lecture will take place at 6pm in the Studio Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center. It’s a short walk from there to the Harris Theater, where the concert will take place at 7:30pm.

$25 discounted tickets are being offered to JPRO Chicago members. Click on the link and choose JPRO in the dropdown menu next to the “Sales Source” option on page 2 to receive the discount and sit next to other JPRO Chicago members.


Location:
Harris Theater
205 E Randolph St
Chicago IL, 60601


Contact:
Deborah Shub
DeborahShub@juf.org
312-444-2844


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/19/2017 - 10/29/2019)

Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby.

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


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

"How to Thrive When the World Gets Fast" with Thomas Friedman

Temple Sholom's 150th Anniversary Speaker Series proudly presents Thomas Friedman. Join Temple Sholom as Thomas Friedman presents "How to Thrive When the World Gets Fast" and a book signing.

Location:
3480 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Stacy Charnay
stacy@sholomchicago.org
773-435-1536


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 2/13/2018 - 6/12/2018)

Say it in Hebrew

Learn the everyday, conversational, language spoken in Israel and its part in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.


Location:
Florence Heller JCC
524 West Melrose Street
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/10/2017 - 5/29/2018)

What Comes Next

Join Rabbi Helbraun every Tuesday for a class about what comes after the Torah ends. Read and Learn together, beginning with the book of Joshua.

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


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/26/2017 - 2/6/2019)

Community Wednesdays

Join us every Wednesday for a few hours of mind, body & spirit enrichment. We will be hosting three, one-hour lectures/classes throughout the day, along with our fitness class offerings at the Marvin Lustbader Center. You choose how you want to spend your day at the J!

Lectures/classes run 9:30-10:30, 10:45-11:45 & 12-1

Free for Marvin Lustbader Center members; $10/day non-member; $45/5 session punch card.


Location:
Jewish Community Center
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 5/30/2018)

Mom & Tot @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Join together with other infants and toddlers for a warm and inviting class designed for our littlest learners! Interactive multi-sensory activities, music & movement, stories & more! Classes led by an experienced & dynamic teacher!

Ages 15-24 months. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
850 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/31/2018 - 2/28/2018)

Sing & Play - Naperville

Celebrate the Jewish holidays through song and play in this 45-minute class for children up to 2 years old.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
772 W 5th Avenue
Naperville IL, 60563


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


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 5/30/2018)

Mommy & Me @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Mommy & Me @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Join together with other infants and toddlers for a warm and inviting class designed for our littlest learners! Interactive multi-sensory activities, music & movement, stories & more! Classes led by an experienced & dynamic teacher!

Ages 6-15 months. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
850 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, Friday, between 1/3/2018 - 1/4/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. This class meets every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


Contact:
Michelle Bernstein
michelle.bernstein@cje.net
847-236-7852


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 1/9/2019)

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

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

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


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


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Career Moves: Networking and Interviewing

In this combined overview seminar, you will learn the key skills to professional interactions–in-person and via phone, Skype, or email. You will learn and practice networking techniques that expand your job search capabilities including how to develop "elevator speeches" and how to design handbills. You will also gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to enter an interview fully prepared, dressed appropriately and ready to engage in an effective conversation with the interviewer.

Location:
216 W. Jackson Blvd
Suite 700
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Sydney Hochsprung
sydneyhochsprung@jcfs.org
847-754-5460


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 1/9/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Seated Dance and Movement in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Dance/Movement Therapy motivates people with Parkinson’s to keep moving and can decrease symptoms. The Seated Dance & Movement class meets every Wednesday from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


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


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Visit the Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhitneyYoungJSC/

Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Purim Carnival!

TBI's annual kids Megillah reading and Purim Carnival! Great for families with kids of all ages - we start with a mini-Megillah reading and then go into the carnival that has different games for different age groups.
Attending the event is free and there will be tickets for games and food for sale.


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


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


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 5:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Purim at Anshe Emet

Purim evening begins with a dinner for families (to make it easier to bring your family to megilla reading) followed by a highly engaging and entertaining megilla reading, complete with crafts for kids not interested in sitting for the entire reading. After the megilla reading, we have an amazing adult cocktail party catered by Milt's Extra Innings, and a kids' party with Strolling Magician Danny Dubin.

Location:
3751 North Broadway
Chicago IL, 60613


Contact:
Maxine Handelman
mhandelman@ansheemet.org
773-868-5121


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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Legacy after loss- Grief support Group for Parent or sibling loss

For those who have experienced the death of a Parent or sibling over the last two years. Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. $10 (adjustable) fee per session.

Location:
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Elizabeth Cohen
elizabethcohen@jcfs.org
847-745-5404


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March 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/11/2018 - 5/31/2018)

Babyccino: Tots Love Shabbat @ The Dr. Sue Library

Share in the wonders of Challah baking with your little one & bring home a warm, fresh Challah each week! Enjoy music & movement and storytime, along with multi-sensory learning activities.

Ages 2-4 years old. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
874 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/3/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move Seated Tai Chi in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. This low impact exercise puts minimal stress on muscles and joints by using slow, controlled movements and gradual shifts of body weight. The seated tai chi class meets every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


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


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Thursday, March 1, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/1/2018 - 3/8/2018)

Beginner Canasta

Join Teri Argentar as she teaches beginners how to play this “rummy style” card game. Space is limited, registration is required.

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


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Thursday, March 1, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/8/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. The basic exercise class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


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


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Thursday, March 1, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/15/2018 - 3/22/2018)

Take Charge of Your Diabetes: Six-Week Program

This six-week evidence-based program developed by Stanford University educates participants and caregivers who have, or want to prevent, Type 2 diabetes. Two certified leaders, one who has diabetes, will guide participants in interactive discussion. Participants will make action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems. Classes will meet on Thursdays, February 15 to March 22 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Fee is $30 for the 6-week program. Registration required.

Location:
Mather’s-More Than a Café
3235 N. Central Avenue
Chicago IL, 60634


Contact:
Mather’s—More Than a Café
jrose@MatherLifeWays.com
773-205-3300


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Thursday, March 1, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/11/2018 - 5/31/2018)

Keshet After School Rec-- K-8

Students with disabilities can enjoy a variety of fun and engaging afterschool programs. All programs start with a snack followed by an activity of the week including Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Yoga, Sports programming and more!

Open to ages 5-13. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering.

*No program January 18, February 1 and April 5*


Location:
Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Thursday, March 1, 2018 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/15/2018 - 6/7/2018)

Say it in Hebrew

Learn the everyday, conversational, language spoken in Israel and its part in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.


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


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


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Friday, March 2, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/13/2017 - 5/25/2018)

Torah Class

Join Rabbi Helbraun every Friday to study and discuss the weekly Torah portion (in English). No prior knowledge is necessary. Join every week or just occasionally. No charge.

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


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Friday, March 2, 2018 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 3/2/2018 - 3/2/2018)

Shabbat with a Twist

Join us for Shabbat with a Twist, Friday, March 2 and 16, 2018 from 11:00 – 11:45 am at Congregation Beth Shalom. Families with children up to Pre-K join our clergy for stories, songs and projects and children twist their own challah with the dough we provide and take it home to bake. All are welcome, free of charge - 3433 Walters Ave, Northbrook, 847-498-4100

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


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


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Friday, March 2, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, Friday, between 1/3/2018 - 1/4/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. This class meets every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


Contact:
Michelle Bernstein
michelle.bernstein@cje.net
847-236-7852


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Friday, March 2, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 1/5/2018 - 1/4/2019)

North Shore Memory Cafe Support Group

The North Shore Memory Café is a free monthly social gathering for individuals with early-stage memory loss. Family, friends, and care partners are welcome to attend. Activities may include art, brain education, easy yoga, movement and dance, music, and lectures at the Levy Center. This support group meets the first Friday of each month. Registration is required for each session you attend. For more information and to register, please call 312.273.9000 ext. 8.

Location:
Levy Senior Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Renewal Care Chicago
info@renewalcare.org
312-273-9000


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Friday, March 2, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Friday of every month between 3/2/2018 - 3/2/2018)

Shabbat Yeladim: Shabbat for Tots

Monthly Shabbat program for families with children ages 7 & younger at Temple Beth-El. Older siblings and grandparents are welcome to attend & participate. The evening begins at 5:30 pm with complimentary pizza & pasta followed at 6:00 pm by age appropriate prayers, singing, story, craft & oneg. RSVP requested.

Location:
3610 Dundee Rd
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Janice Hadesman
jhadesman@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Friday, March 2, 2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Tot Shabbat

Join us for a 30 minute interactive Shabbat experience designed for our youngest children.
5:30p.m. Optional pasta dinner for purchase ($3 per person)
6:00-6:30p.m. Service
6:30 p.m. Snacks and Schmooze


Location:
1670 West Checker Road
Long Grove IL, 60047


Contact:
Michelle Colbert
mcolbert@templechai.org
847-537-1771


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Saturday, March 3, 2018 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Shabbat-A-Tot Purim Party!

Aimed to engage 0 to 6 year olds, this event is free and open to everyone. Bring your tots to learn about Purim though story, music, crafts, and fun! For more information or to RSVP, contact Cantor Shelly at CantorFriedman@emanuelcong.org.

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


Contact:
Cantor Michelle Friedman
CantorFriedman@emanuelcong.org
773-561-5173


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Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Mini Mishkan

Families with kids 0-2 gather together on Saturday mornings for to celebrate Shabbat through music, story-telling and play.

Location:
Second Unitarian Church
656 W. Barry Avenue
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Sunday, March 4, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 1/14/2018 - 5/20/2018)

Camp Am Yisrael

Celebrate being Jewish through story, song, prayer and play! Throughout this year-long class, learn about Jewish holidays and Jewish values. Meet, socialize and build community with other families. This class is geared for infants - 2 years old.

Location:
Am Yisrael
4 Happ Road
Northfield IL, 60093


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


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Sunday, March 4, 2018 10:00 AM - Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:30 AM

0-24 month playgroup, Western Suburbs | Wheaton

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Siblings are welcome!

Location:
Kids Town
1217 E Butterfield Rd l
Wheaton IL, 60187


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


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Sunday, March 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

0-24 month WEEKEND playgroup, Little Beans Cafe | Chicago

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. jBaby weekend playgroups will meet once a month.

Location:
Little Beans Cafe
1809 W Webster Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Sunday, March 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 11/5/2017 - 6/10/2018)

Introduction to Judaism Program- 18 Weeks

Always been curious about Judaism?
Never paid attention in Hebrew school?
Thinking about joining the Tribe?

The Miller Program is an open and engaging 18-week experience geared towards both Jews and non-Jews who want to learn more. Bring your questions and explore the wisdom, depth and joy of Jewish living.

Sundays at 10 am, beginning November 5th 2017-June 10th 2018
To register or for more information contact: sflint@wsthz.org


The Miller Introduction to Judaism Program is endorsed by the Rabbinical Assembly for purposes of conversion, and by the State of Israel for making Aliyah.


Location:
West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact:
Stacey Flint
sflint@wsthz.org
708-366-9000


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Sunday, March 4, 2018 10:00 AM - Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:45 AM

jBaby Sings | mix-aged

Join jBaby Chicago and Old Town School of Music on Sunday mornings for singing and music! This will be a fun, interactive music class for parents to enjoy with their toddlers while getting to know other jBaby Chicago families. This is a 6-week, mix-aged session, best for children 0 -2 years old.

**CLASS WILL NOT MEET 3/25 & 4/1**


Location:
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL, 60625


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


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Sunday, March 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

"Super Fun" Purim Carnival

A "Super Fun" Purim Carnival will take place at Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah Congregation, 3220 Big TreeLane, Wilmette on Sunday, March 4 at 11am. Featuring games, rides, bouncing inflatables, music, food...including traditional hamentanshen and more. Come dressed in costume and join the fun!

Location:
3220 Big Tree Lane
Wilmette IL, 60091


Contact:
Elly
Office@bhcbe.org
847-256-1213


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Sunday, March 4, 2018 11:00 AM - Sunday, April 22, 2018 11:45 AM

jBaby Sings | Babies

Join jBaby Chicago and Old Town School of Music on Sunday mornings for singing and music! This will be a fun, interactive music class for parents to enjoy with their baby while getting to know other jBaby Chicago families. This is a 6-week session. Best for children 0-12 months.

**CLASS WILL NOT MEET 3/25 & 4/1**


Location:
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL, 60625


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


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Sunday, March 4, 2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

YLD's Indoor Olympics

Join YLD for a Sunday-Funday Maccabiah Games style sports tournament. The tournament will consist of Volleyball, Capture the Flag, and Kickball. Athletes of all skill levels welcome.

You may sign up for this event solo or request teammates. Teams will consist of 8-10 players.

The cost of the event will be $30 which includes four guaranteed games, Kosher snacks, and water.

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


Location:
Wells Community Academy High School
936 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago IL, 60622


Contact:
Hanna Holman
hannaholman@juf.org
312-357-4814


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Sunday, March 4, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Purim Carnival

Come one and all to the Congregation Beth Shalom Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 4th from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Fun for all ages including arts & crafts, face painting, tattoo parlor, games, food, prizes, wear your costume. No entrance fee – 10 shekels (tickets) for $5.00 for games, food, etc. 3433 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL, 847-498-5352, www.bethshalomnb.org.

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


Contact:
Eliana Glickman
EGlickman@BethShalomNB.org
847-498-5352


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Sunday, March 4, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 2/4/2018 - 3/4/2018)

Keshet Choir

Do you have a vocalist in your family? The Keshet Choir performs at the Keshet Annual Rainbow Banquet on March 11 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, alongside members of a noted Chicago-area choir in front of 1200 adoring audience members. There are 5 rehearsals held on Sundays.

Open to all ages. Registration is required, but there is no cost to participate. Please contact Jen Phillips prior to registering.


Location:
Ida Crown Jewish Academy
8233 Central Park Avenue
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Jen Phillips
jphillips@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Sunday, March 4, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Book & Author: Crime of Complicity

Amos N. Guiora, University of Utah law professor and retired lieutenant colonel in the Israel Defense Forces, uses lessons learned from the Holocaust to show the consequences of non-intervention in his recent book, The Crime of Complicity. Guoira brings the issue into the present with examples including sexual assault on college campuses. A book signing follows.

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


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


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Sunday, March 4, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Congregation Beth Judea Holds 12th Annual Passover Wine Tasting

Congregation Beth Judea invites the community to join us for our annual Passover wine tasting event to be held Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. Attendees can taste and purchase discounted holiday kosher wines from around the world selected by Binny’s Beverage Depot and representatives of the Royal Wine Company. Cost is $5 per person and includes appetizers and desserts. To RSVP of if you need further information please call the synagogue office at 847-634-0777.

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


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


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Sunday, March 4, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Purim Carnival with Puppets

Celebrate Purim with Nitsana Lazerus and her puppets! Come in costumes and enjoy music, dance, puppet making and an interactive puppet show in 'simple' English. Best for children ages 2-8. Traditional Purim treats for all!

Cost to attend is only $10 per family. Online registration is requested.


Location:
Weinger JCC
300 Revere Dr.
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Sunday, March 4, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting

Debbie Kroopkin, president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, will speak on “Techniques for Using Jewishgen.org” on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Her presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 772 W. 5th Ave., Naperville, Ill. Registration and networking will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois or the JGSI schedule of future events, visit http://jgsi.org/ or phone 312-666-0100.

Location:
Congregation Beth Shalom
772 W. 5th Ave.
Naperville IL, 60563


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


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Monday, March 5, 2018 11:30 AM - Monday, April 23, 2018 12:00 PM

Move It or Lose It: 8-Week Falls Prevention Series

With exercises adapted from an evidence-based falls-prevention program, this eight-week series will teach rhythmic routines to several different musical genres.
Classes will be held on Mondays, March 5 to April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fee is $23 for members/$38 for non-members. Registration required; please use class code 514350B8.


Location:
Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center
1823 Church Street
Evanston IL, 60201


Contact:
Gerri Fiterman Persin
Gerri.fiterman-persin@cje.net
773-508-1140


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Monday, March 5, 2018 11:30 AM - Monday, May 14, 2018 12:45 PM

Music & Movement | Skokie

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of music, movement and fun. Children will interact with shakers, scarves, the parachute and a whole lot more! Age- appropriate snacks are provided and unstructured play time is included for adults to socialize. Best for children 3-14 months (crawlers).

Location:
Ginsburg Solomon Schechter Early Childhood Center
4500 Dempster Street
Skokie IL, 60076


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


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Monday, March 5, 2018 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 12/18/2017 - 9/30/2019)

Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby.

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


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Monday, March 5, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 1/8/2018 - 1/7/2019)

Coffee and Conversation: A Support Group for Holocaust Survivors

This weekly support group for Holocaust survivors addresses the challenges of aging, health concerns, family, relationships, planning for the future, holidays, and world events. Meets every Monday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by CJE SeniorLife and Jewish Child and Family Services. Free and open to Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to confirm dates/times.

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


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


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Monday, March 5, 2018 3:30 PM - Monday, April 16, 2018 5:00 PM

8-24 month playgroup, Gather | Evanston

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**PLAYGROUPS WILL NOT MEET THE WEEK OF 4/2-4/6**


Location:
Gather
602 Davis St.
Evanston IL, 60201


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


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Monday, March 5, 2018 3:30 PM - Monday, April 16, 2018 5:00 PM

8-24 month playgroup, WeOrbit | Highland Park

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**PLAYGROUPS WILL NOT MEET THE WEEK OF 4/2-4/6**


Location:
WeOrbit
1736 1st Street
Highland Park IL, 60035


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


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Monday, March 5, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kid Connect Social Skills Group

This co-ed social skills group is offered to children ages 6-10 who are experiencing difficulty in their social environment. The group provides a space for hands-on learning. Some topics that have been addressed include perspective taking, frustration tolerance, effective communication, and managing peer teasing.
Fee: $240 for the group series, sliding fee scale available


Location:
Goldie Bachman Luftig Building
5150 Golf Road
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Alissa Rotblatt
alissarotblatt@jcfs.org
773-467-3769


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Monday, March 5, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 1/8/2018 - 3/19/2018)

Keshet Buddy Basketball

From tip off to the final buzzer, Keshet’s Buddy Basketball program for individuals with disabilities brings athletics and friendship to the court where weekly practices and games hone each player’s skills. Bounce your way over to the court each week!

Open to children starting at age 5, teens and adults. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering your basketball player. $60 for 2 seasons: Season 1 runs 11/6 to 12/11 and Season 2 runs 1/8 to 3/19.

Become a volunteer peer buddy! If you are interested, please register online.

*No basketball January 15 and February 19*


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


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Monday, March 5, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 12/18/2017 - 8/7/2019)

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom has again become one of the most popular forms of dance. While some people appreciate its nod to nostalgic times, many dance for other reasons: It’s a great way to stay in shape. It has been proven to promote to keep the mind active and healthy. Most importantly, knowing how to dance provides confidence and a source of social enjoyment on the dance floor.

Our new ballroom dancing classes are run by Ballroom Chicago and founder Bob Urbon who teaches styles from Rumba to East Coast Swing.

Classes are conducted in 5-week progressive sessions designed to be a casual, fun remedy to the dreaded Two-Left-Feet syndrome. Couples are suggested.


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


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 9:30 AM - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:45 AM

Music & Movement | Tots

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of music, movement and fun. Children will interact with shakers, scarves, the parachute and a whole lot more! Age-appropriate snacks are provided and unstructured play time is included for adults to socialize. Best for children 12-24 months (walkers).

Location:
Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Grief Drop in Groups

Hand in Hand: For older adults who have
experienced the death of a spouse or partner over the last two years. Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.


Location:
Goldie Bachman Luftig Building
5150 Golf road
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Marsha Raynes
marsharaynes@jcfs.org
847-745-5404


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Tuesday of every month between 1/16/2018 - 1/15/2019)

Making Connections: Support Group for Seniors with Adult Children with Disabilities

This support group for older adults who have adult children with disabilities offers families an opportunity to connect, share experiences, and learn about benefits and community resources. Meets first and third Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sponsored by CJE’s Linkages Program. This group is open to the public and free of charge; advance screening and registration required.

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


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


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 11:00 AM - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:15 PM

Music & Movement | Babies

Join parents, grandparents and caregivers for a 45-minute class of music, movement and fun. Children will interact with shakers, scarves, the parachute and a whole lot more! Age- appropriate snacks are provided and unstructured play time is included for adults to socialize. Best for children 3-14 months (crawlers).

Location:
Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 12:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Our Stories Are Our Power: The Role Of Survivor Testimony In Personal Healing And Social Change

Survivors from across the globe are increasingly using their own stories to challenge legal and social responses to gender-based violence. #MeToo is just one example of this trend. In this session participants will learn about a growing body of research that establishes links between the power of telling stories and healing from trauma – what has been called “post traumatic growth”. Presenters will also discuss “the ethics of story sharing,” how testimony can change public attitudes, and the important considerations to be weighed before a survivor makes the decision to publicly share a deeply personal story. The presentation will incorporate lecture, moderated group dialogue and the award-winning photography of Patricia Evans, herself a survivor of sexual violence.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the purpose, power and role of survivor testimony in individual healing.
• Develop a deeper understanding of the theory of “post traumatic growth”.


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


Contact:
Betsy Lazerow
betsylazerow@jcfs.org
847-745-5430


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/8/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. The basic exercise class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


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


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 1:30 PM - Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2:30 PM

Move It or Lose It: 8-Week Falls Prevention Series

With exercises adapted from an evidence-based falls-prevention program, this eight-week series will teach rhythmic routines to several different musical genres.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays, March 6 to April 24 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Fee is $23 for members/$38 for non-members. Registration required; please use class code 514350A8.


Location:
Levy Senior Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Gerri Fiterman Persin
Gerri.fiterman-persin@cje.net
773-508-1140


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 1/9/2018 - 5/29/2018)

Keshet After School Rec -- High School & Transition

Students with disabilities can enjoy a variety of fun and engaging programs afterschool. All programs start with a snack followed by an activity of the week including art therapy, music therapy, yoga, sports programming and more!

Open to ages 14-21. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering.

*No program April 3*


Location:
Keshet Transition Program
8111 N. St. Louis Avenue
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 3:30 PM - Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:00 PM

8-24 month playgroup, Buffalo Grove Gymnastics | Buffalo Grove

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**PLAYGROUPS WILL NOT MEET THE WEEK OF 4/2-4/6**


Location:
Buffalo Grove Gymnastics
1362 Barclay Blvd
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 4:00 PM - Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:30 PM

6-14 month playgroup, Bubbles Academy | Chicago

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**PLAYGROUPS WILL NOT MEET THE WEEK OF 4/2-4/6**


Location:
Bubbles Academy
2184 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 12/19/2017 - 10/29/2019)

Open Game Room

Looking for a warm and welcoming space to play your favorite games, such as Canasta or Mah-Jongg? JCC Chicago offers free game rooms at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook. You bring the games, we provide a room, tables and chairs. Food available for purchase at Once Upon a Bagel’s Grab and Go, located in the lobby.

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


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 2/13/2018 - 6/12/2018)

Say it in Hebrew

Learn the everyday, conversational, language spoken in Israel and its part in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.


Location:
Florence Heller JCC
524 West Melrose Street
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Tuesday of every month between 2/6/2018 - 2/5/2019)

Support Group for Adult Children of Parents with Early Onset Dementia

Has your parent been diagnosed with a form of dementia at the age of 75 or younger? This free support group is for adult children who have parents with a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or related dementias. Watching your parent age can be difficult, but learning to provide support to a parent with a cognitive impairment creates a new parent/child dynamic. Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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


Contact:
Emily Mysel
emily.mysel@cje.net
847-236-7863


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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 10/10/2017 - 5/29/2018)

What Comes Next

Join Rabbi Helbraun every Tuesday for a class about what comes after the Torah ends. Read and Learn together, beginning with the book of Joshua.

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


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/26/2017 - 2/6/2019)

Community Wednesdays

Join us every Wednesday for a few hours of mind, body & spirit enrichment. We will be hosting three, one-hour lectures/classes throughout the day, along with our fitness class offerings at the Marvin Lustbader Center. You choose how you want to spend your day at the J!

Lectures/classes run 9:30-10:30, 10:45-11:45 & 12-1

Free for Marvin Lustbader Center members; $10/day non-member; $45/5 session punch card.


Location:
Jewish Community Center
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 5/30/2018)

Mom & Tot @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Join together with other infants and toddlers for a warm and inviting class designed for our littlest learners! Interactive multi-sensory activities, music & movement, stories & more! Classes led by an experienced & dynamic teacher!

Ages 15-24 months. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
850 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Writer's Workshop with Michelle Brafman

This prompt workshop designed to get your pen moving (or fingers keyboarding). Beginners, published writers, and everyone in between are welcome. Whether you write poetry, fiction, or memoir, these writing exercises will deepen and/or spark a connection with your subject matter, your stories, and your voice.

Location:
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
1175 Sheridan Road
Highland Park IL, 60047


Contact:
Rachel Kamin
rkamin@nssbethel.org
847-926-7902


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 10:00 AM - Wednesday, April 18, 2018 11:30 AM

0-8 month playgroup, New Mother New Baby | Northbrook

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-8 months or 8-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**PLAYGROUPS WILL NOT MEET THE WEEK OF 4/2-4/6**


Location:
New Mother New Baby
3115 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 5/30/2018)

Mommy & Me @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Mommy & Me @ The Dr. Sue Library!

Join together with other infants and toddlers for a warm and inviting class designed for our littlest learners! Interactive multi-sensory activities, music & movement, stories & more! Classes led by an experienced & dynamic teacher!

Ages 6-15 months. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
850 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, Friday, between 1/3/2018 - 1/4/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Deerfield

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. This class meets every Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


Contact:
Michelle Bernstein
michelle.bernstein@cje.net
847-236-7852


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 1/9/2019)

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group

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

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


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


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 1:30 PM - Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:00 PM

0-6 month playgroup, Little Beans Cafe | Chicago

jBaby Chicago is excited to offer playgroups for Jewish & interfaith parents and babies 0-24 months of age living in Chicago. Share stories while the children play, making lasting connections for you and your family as you navigate this parenting adventure together. Playgroups will be grouped according by age: 0-6 months, 6-14 months, 12-24 months. Please choose the group that is most appropriate for you and your child.

**PLAYGROUPS WILL NOT MEET THE WEEK OF 4/2-4/6**


Location:
Little Beans Cafe
1809 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/10/2018 - 1/9/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move: Seated Dance and Movement in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Dance/Movement Therapy motivates people with Parkinson’s to keep moving and can decrease symptoms. The Seated Dance & Movement class meets every Wednesday from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


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


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:15 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 2/7/2018 - 6/6/2018)

JSC: Whitney Young

Visit the Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhitneyYoungJSC/

Location:
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago IL, 60607


Contact:
Brittany Abramowicz
brittanyabramowicz@juf.org
312-357-4977


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the First Wednesday of every month between 1/3/2018 - 1/2/2019)

Caring Conversations: Support Group for Family Caregivers of Holocaust Survivors

This support group for family caregivers of Holocaust survivors addresses concerns related to caring for a parent with issues of aging, dementia, and a history of Holocaust-related trauma. Meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Led by CJE SeniorLife Holocaust Community Services. Free and open to family caregivers of Holocaust survivors; registration is required. Please call to confirm dates/times.

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


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


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center 2018 Humanitarian Awards Dinner

The evening will honor Mitchell Feiger and Pamela L. Netzky with the Humanitarian Award, along with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, represented by David D. Hiller, President & CEO, with the Distinguished Community Leadership Award.

The evening’s keynote presentation will feature former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Right Honorable Tony Blair in conversation with veteran television newscaster and producer Bill Kurtis. Topics expected to be addressed include Brexit, immigration, antisemitism and the state of the world today.

This event is likely the largest fundraiser in Chicago, welcoming approximately 2,000 business, civic and community leaders, and pays tribute to local Holocaust Survivors. Funds raised will be used to support the educational mission of the Illinois Holocaust Museum.


Location:
151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago IL, 60601


Contact:
IHMEC
dinner@ilhmec.org
847-967-4852


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

A Help and Healing Workshop: Labyrinth Walk

The labyrinth is one of the oldest contemplative and transformational tools. It combines the imagery of the circle and spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. It provides a transformative journey to one’s own center and back out to the world. The labyrinth is a mirror of our grief journey, where the way in is the way out.

This free workshop will include time to reflect on your grief, to experience the labyrinth path, and to discuss your experience with other participants.


Location:
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Elizabeth Cohen
elizabethcohen@jcfs.org
847-745-5404


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Transracial Adopiton and the Jewish Family: A discussion group for parents

Please join us for a conversation about parenting and some of the unique challenges for transracial adoptive families. Topics will be based on participant needs and may include:

-Talking about race and racism
-Responding to questions about your family
-Fostering positive identity development
-Managing school related issues
Fee: $20 (adjustable)

RSVP Today by contacting Marsha Raynes!


Location:
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Marsha Raynes
marsharaynes@jcfs.org
847-745-5408


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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 3/7/2018 - 4/18/2018)

Congregation Beth Judea Presents A Rabbi Reads the Qu'Ran

Congregation Beth Judea invites the community to join us for a series of discussions with Rabbi Klatzker paying special attention to how the Qu’ran relates to Jews, Torah and Jewish Tradition. Attendees can choose to attend as many sessions as you like, cost is free. All we ask is that you purchase a copy of the M.A.S. Abdel Haleem translation of the Qu’ran prior to attending. To RSVP of if you need further information please call the synagogue office at 847-634-0777.

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


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


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Thursday, March 8, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/11/2018 - 5/31/2018)

Babyccino: Tots Love Shabbat @ The Dr. Sue Library

Share in the wonders of Challah baking with your little one & bring home a warm, fresh Challah each week! Enjoy music & movement and storytime, along with multi-sensory learning activities.

Ages 2-4 years old. $260 for entire session.


Location:
The Dr. Sue Weisberg Children's Library
874 Central Avenue
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Michla Shanowitz
drsuechildrenslibrary@gmail.com
847-433-1567


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Thursday, March 8, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/3/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move Seated Tai Chi in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. This low impact exercise puts minimal stress on muscles and joints by using slow, controlled movements and gradual shifts of body weight. The seated tai chi class meets every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


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


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Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/1/2018 - 3/8/2018)

Beginner Canasta

Join Teri Argentar as she teaches beginners how to play this “rummy style” card game. Space is limited, registration is required.

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


Contact:
Hillary Wenk
hwenk@jccchicago.org
224-406-9257


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Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, between 1/4/2018 - 1/8/2019)

Parkinson’s on the Move in Skokie

CJE’s free, specialized exercise program for people with Parkinson’s addresses weakened muscles, minimizes the risk of falls, and facilitates functional independence. Benefits can include better posture, improved coordination, and increased energy levels. The basic exercise class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Program is free and open to the public; registration required.

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


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


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Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/15/2018 - 3/22/2018)

Take Charge of Your Diabetes: Six-Week Program

This six-week evidence-based program developed by Stanford University educates participants and caregivers who have, or want to prevent, Type 2 diabetes. Two certified leaders, one who has diabetes, will guide participants in interactive discussion. Participants will make action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems. Classes will meet on Thursdays, February 15 to March 22 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Fee is $30 for the 6-week program. Registration required.

Location:
Mather’s-More Than a Café
3235 N. Central Avenue
Chicago IL, 60634


Contact:
Mather’s—More Than a Café
jrose@MatherLifeWays.com
773-205-3300


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Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/11/2018 - 5/31/2018)

Keshet After School Rec-- K-8

Students with disabilities can enjoy a variety of fun and engaging afterschool programs. All programs start with a snack followed by an activity of the week including Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Yoga, Sports programming and more!

Open to ages 5-13. Registration is required. Please contact Marni Sommerfield prior to registering.

*No program January 18, February 1 and April 5*


Location:
Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Marni Sommerfield
msommerfield@keshet.org
847-205-0274


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Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Bar Mitzvah Bash

Join the Back from Birthright Israel community and Chicago's 20 and 30 somethings at the hottest party this winter, The Bar Mitzvah Bash. Celebrate with us on Thursday March 8th from 6:00-9:00pm at Bounce Sporting Club (324 W. Chicago). Everyone is welcome whether you have had your Bar or Bar Mitzvah in Israel, just came back from a trip or are looking to go in the future. Mazel tov!

The cost is $20 which includes 2 drinks, snacks, a DJ, photos and more.

This event has sold out in advance in the past – don’t wait to buy your ticket!

For more information contact Lauren Silverman at LaurenSilverman@juf.org or (312)357-4612.


Location:
Bounce Sporting Club
324 W Chicago Ave
Chicago IL, 60654


Contact:
Lauren Silverman
LaurenSilverman@juf.org
312-357-4612


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Thursday, March 8, 2018 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/15/2018 - 6/7/2018)

Say it in Hebrew

Learn the everyday, conversational, language spoken in Israel and its part in Israeli culture.
Students are immersed in a Hebrew-speaking setting in small classes with fellow learners of similar language proficiency.


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


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


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Thursday, March 8, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Young Women's Board Spring Perspectives

JUF’s Young Women’s Board invites you to a Spring Perspectives Event: Cheers….to a New Year and New You!

Join us for a girl's night out to learn how to put a healthy twist on spring cocktails.

Featuring: "Every Body’s Right: Body Autonomy for Children and Adults" Sara L. Manewith, MSW, Response Center Director.

$25 in advance, $30 at the door. Light hors d’oeuvres, wine and dessert will be served. Dietary laws observed.

This event is designed to introduce young women to JUF and one another, as well as learn how they can impact our Jewish community. For more information contact Zoe Leeds at ZoeLeeds@juf.org or (312) 357-4862.


Location:
Independence Grove
16400 Buckley Road
Libertyville IL, 60048


Contact:
Zoe Leeds
womensdiv@juf.org
312-357-4821


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Friday, March 9, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 10/13/2017 - 5/25/2018)

Torah Class

Join Rabbi Helbraun every Friday to study and discuss the weekly Torah portion (in English). No prior knowledge is necessary. Join every week or just occasionally. No charge.

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


Contact:
Shaina Farwell
sfarwell@templebeth-el.org
847-205-9982


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