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September 2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

B Mitzvah FAQ Session at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Are you debating how (or whether) to seek a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child?

Are you feeling pressure because “how it’s supposed to be” and “how it’s always been done” isn’t a good fit for your family?

Are you concerned that non-Jewish family members might not be allowed to participate fully?

Are you looking for a custom celebration that will be both personal and meaningful, balancing Jewish traditions and your unique family heritage?



Explore your options during this free, informal FAQ session with Rabbi Adam Chalom, our Youth Education Director, and our B Mitzvah Coordinator.

Can a Bar or Bat Mitzvah work with your busy schedules, be within your financial means, and be meaningful? Yes, yes, and yes!

Intended for parents of children up to 6th grade. No charge, no commitment, just useful information!

RSVP’s Encouraged - Walk-in’s Welcome

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 9/19/2021 9:30:00 AM 9/19/2021 10:30:00 AM B Mitzvah FAQ Session at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation Are you debating how (or whether) to seek a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child?

Are you feeling pressure because “how it’s supposed to be” and “how it’s always been done” isn’t a good fit for your family?

Are you concerned that non-Jewish family members might not be allowed to participate fully?

Are you looking for a custom celebration that will be both personal and meaningful, balancing Jewish traditions and your unique family heritage?



Explore your options during this free, informal FAQ session with Rabbi Adam Chalom, our Youth Education Director, and our B Mitzvah Coordinator.

Can a Bar or Bat Mitzvah work with your busy schedules, be within your financial means, and be meaningful? Yes, yes, and yes!

Intended for parents of children up to 6th grade. No charge, no commitment, just useful information!

RSVP’s Encouraged - Walk-in’s Welcome

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School, 1959 W. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Sunday, September 19, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open House & Sunday School Try Out

We welcome non-members to join us - there is no expectation of a commitment by coming to this program. Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 9/19/2021 9:30:00 AM 9/19/2021 11:30:00 AM Open House & Sunday School Try Out We welcome non-members to join us - there is no expectation of a commitment by coming to this program. Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School, 1959 W. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Sunday, September 19, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/12/2021 - 3/6/2022)

Open House & Sunday School Try Out

We welcome non-members to join us - there is no expectation of a commitment by coming to this program. Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 9/12/2021 9:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220306T113000 Open House & Sunday School Try Out We welcome non-members to join us - there is no expectation of a commitment by coming to this program. Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School, 1959 W. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Sunday, September 19, 2021 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

ON-SITE Film Screening - Sneak Peek: "The Auschwitz Report"

"The Auschwitz Report," Slovakia’s 2020 Oscar submission for Best International Film, shares the true story of two Auschwitz prisoners who escaped and provided a rare firsthand report of genocide at the camp. Join us for a special “sneak peek” screening of this incredible film, which will only receive a limited cinema release outside of Illinois on September 23.
The film follows two Slovak Jews – Freddy and Walter – in Auschwitz as they compile a 32-page report about the situation inside the camp, managing to escape after two years of incarceration. Their report included the camp layout, construction details of the gas chambers and furnaces, and a label from a Zyklon B canister.
Freddy and Walter’s report has since become known as the Vrba-Wetzler Report, and despite its grueling journey out of the camp, it was the first detailed report which the Allies received and regarded as credible. The knowledge that the Vrba-Wetzler Report provided ultimately prevented the Hungarian government from deporting Jews to Auschwitz, saving more than 120,000 lives.
View the trailer: http://ihm.ec/auschwitzreporttrailer
Register: http://ihm.ec/auschwitzreport


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


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

   Add to Calendar 9/19/2021 3:30:00 PM 9/19/2021 4:30:00 PM ON-SITE Film Screening - Sneak Peek: "The Auschwitz Report" "The Auschwitz Report," Slovakia’s 2020 Oscar submission for Best International Film, shares the true story of two Auschwitz prisoners who escaped and provided a rare firsthand report of genocide at the camp. Join us for a special “sneak peek” screening of this incredible film, which will only receive a limited cinema release outside of Illinois on September 23.
The film follows two Slovak Jews – Freddy and Walter – in Auschwitz as they compile a 32-page report about the situation inside the camp, managing to escape after two years of incarceration. Their report included the camp layout, construction details of the gas chambers and furnaces, and a label from a Zyklon B canister.
Freddy and Walter’s report has since become known as the Vrba-Wetzler Report, and despite its grueling journey out of the camp, it was the first detailed report which the Allies received and regarded as credible. The knowledge that the Vrba-Wetzler Report provided ultimately prevented the Hungarian government from deporting Jews to Auschwitz, saving more than 120,000 lives.
View the trailer: http://ihm.ec/auschwitzreporttrailer
Register: http://ihm.ec/auschwitzreport

Contact Info
Sierra Wolff
sierra.wolff@ilhmec.org
847-967-4835
Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL, 60077 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Sunday, September 19, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tzelem

Moving Traditions is running two Tzelem cohorts for 7th to 12th graders: one for trans & non-binary teens and one for LGBTQ+ & gender expansive teens. Join an information session for teens and parents/guardians on Sunday, September 19th from 7:30 to 8:30pm on Zoom to learn more.


Contact:
Paige GoldMarche
pgoldmarche@movingtraditions.org

   Add to Calendar 9/19/2021 7:30:00 PM 9/19/2021 8:30:00 PM Tzelem Moving Traditions is running two Tzelem cohorts for 7th to 12th graders: one for trans & non-binary teens and one for LGBTQ+ & gender expansive teens. Join an information session for teens and parents/guardians on Sunday, September 19th from 7:30 to 8:30pm on Zoom to learn more.

Contact Info
Paige GoldMarche
pgoldmarche@movingtraditions.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, September 20, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 5/10/2021 - 12/27/2021)

Ready, Set, Grow

We’re back in the clinic!

Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills.

Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe. Also, in attempt to social distance, clear partitions will be used during seated table tasks and in our pretend play area, so that we can still encourage parallel play, curiosity, and engagement.

Early Intervention enrollment is not required for children to participate. Please contact Megan Kowalski for group registration and fee information.


Location:
255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062


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

   Add to Calendar 5/10/2021 9:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211227T110000 Ready, Set, Grow We’re back in the clinic!

Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills.

Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe. Also, in attempt to social distance, clear partitions will be used during seated table tasks and in our pretend play area, so that we can still encourage parallel play, curiosity, and engagement.

Early Intervention enrollment is not required for children to participate. Please contact Megan Kowalski for group registration and fee information.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Monday, September 20, 2021 7:30 PM - Monday, October 25, 2021 9:00 PM

JNew Dads Group

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

Location:
Zoom
Chicago, IL 00000


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905

   Add to Calendar 9/20/2021 7:30:00 PM 10/25/2021 9:00:00 PM JNew Dads Group Because new fathers deserve a community, too, we've created the JNew Dads Group! Professionally facilitated by a licensed counselor and father of two, this online group invites new dads to ask questions, share their experiences and exchange ideas with one another as they being the journey toward becoming the fathers they want to be. Weekly discussions will help dads grow as parents and partners, fostering meaningful friendships while covering topics related to parenting, child development, relationships, work-life balance and more. The JNew Dads Group is for first-time fathers of infants ages 0-9 months and welcomes men from both Jewish and Interfaith families.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905
ZoomChicago, IL, 00000 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 8/10/2021 - 12/21/2021)

Orot Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Weekly Sit

Join us for Orot's free weekly Jewish mindfulness meditation sit. At Orot, we offer a weekly community of practice for those who are looking for regular Jewish meditation practice. Led by an Orot mindfulness instructor, these weekly sits are open to meditation beginners as well as veteran practitioners. The sessions include a weekly teaching, guided meditation, and time to sit in silent practice. Learn more about virtual sits meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm virtually on Zoom.
Open to all levels. Open to all ages.
At Orot, mindfulness in a Jewish framework is interwoven throughout many of our programs and offerings. The contemplative tradition, teachings, and practices offer us spiritual tools to slow down, cultivate a deeper awareness and live every day with greater skillfulness, compassion, and love.
From Orot Participants:
"Coincidentally as I was beginning to look for a mindfulness and meditation class I was introduced to Orot. What an “aha moment” it was when I realized I could study and practice mindfulness meditation through a Jewish lens."
"Before Orot I had never considered melding my Judaism with meditation. They were separate aspects of my life. I really like the ability to take something I am passionate about and use it to explore my Judaism and vice versa rather than keeping them separate.”
Contact numbers: Orot: (773) 983-6040, ChiTribe: (312) 625-0858


Location:
Online on Zoom
Chicago, IL 60613


Contact:
Rebecca Schwab
rschwab@orotcenter.org
773-983-6040

   Add to Calendar 8/10/2021 7:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211221T200000 Orot Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Weekly Sit Join us for Orot's free weekly Jewish mindfulness meditation sit. At Orot, we offer a weekly community of practice for those who are looking for regular Jewish meditation practice. Led by an Orot mindfulness instructor, these weekly sits are open to meditation beginners as well as veteran practitioners. The sessions include a weekly teaching, guided meditation, and time to sit in silent practice. Learn more about virtual sits meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm virtually on Zoom.
Open to all levels. Open to all ages.
At Orot, mindfulness in a Jewish framework is interwoven throughout many of our programs and offerings. The contemplative tradition, teachings, and practices offer us spiritual tools to slow down, cultivate a deeper awareness and live every day with greater skillfulness, compassion, and love.
From Orot Participants:
"Coincidentally as I was beginning to look for a mindfulness and meditation class I was introduced to Orot. What an “aha moment” it was when I realized I could study and practice mindfulness meditation through a Jewish lens."
"Before Orot I had never considered melding my Judaism with meditation. They were separate aspects of my life. I really like the ability to take something I am passionate about and use it to explore my Judaism and vice versa rather than keeping them separate.”
Contact numbers: Orot: (773) 983-6040, ChiTribe: (312) 625-0858

Contact Info
Rebecca Schwab
rschwab@orotcenter.org
773-983-6040
Online on ZoomChicago, IL, 60613 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online Invitation


Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

See, Sing, Celebrate! Sukkot Stories and Songs

Celebrate Jewish holidays with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is
welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead
holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome). There will be time to get to know other
families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating the holiday in your home will also be provided.


Location:
In our congregational Sukkah at the North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road
Bannockburn, IL 60015


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905

   Add to Calendar 9/22/2021 10:00:00 AM 9/22/2021 10:45:00 AM See, Sing, Celebrate! Sukkot Stories and Songs Celebrate Jewish holidays with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is
welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead
holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome). There will be time to get to know other
families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating the holiday in your home will also be provided.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905
In our congregational Sukkah at the North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Bannockburn, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

See, Sing, Celebrate: in the Sukkah at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Celebrate the Jewish fall harvest festival of Sukkot with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is welcome at this free, family program. We will gather in the Kol Hadash Sukkah where Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome) with a grown up. There will be time to get to know other families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating Sukkot in your home will also be provided. Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Location:
Kol Hadash Sukkah at the North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 9/22/2021 10:00:00 AM 9/22/2021 10:45:00 AM See, Sing, Celebrate: in the Sukkah at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation Celebrate the Jewish fall harvest festival of Sukkot with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is welcome at this free, family program. We will gather in the Kol Hadash Sukkah where Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome) with a grown up. There will be time to get to know other families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating Sukkot in your home will also be provided. Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
Kol Hadash Sukkah at the North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 6/30/2021 - 6/14/2023)

Yoga

Join EZRA for virtual yoga. For more info call 773-467-3861.

Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Megan Loveless
meganloveless@juf.org
773-467-3851

   Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 10:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20230614T110000 Yoga Join EZRA for virtual yoga. For more info call 773-467-3861.

Contact Info
Megan Loveless
meganloveless@juf.org
773-467-3851
VirtualChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

‘What You Do Matters’ Midwest Virtual Event

At this year’s Midwest Virtual Event, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s flagship virtual event on Thursday, Sept. 23, thousands of supporters across the Midwest Region—Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Boulder, Colo.; Chicago; Cleveland; Kansas City, Mo.; Milwaukee; St. Louis; Tulsa, Okla., among others—will unite virtually to support the vital mission of the Museum. They will learn how the Museum is building on its long-term digital investments to make each impactful moment within the Museum walls available outside of them—from teacher training, to leadership programs and scholarly exchange, and especially learning from survivors.

The event will feature Dr. Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer, who shepherded the development in less than a year of a breakthrough Covid-19 vaccine. Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, his parents were among the few Holocaust survivors of that historic Jewish community.

The annual “What You Do Matters” Risa K. Lambert event—which historically attracts up to 2,300 Chicagoans in-person, including hundreds of Holocaust survivors—is being chaired by Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and Bill Wolf, along with vice chairs Amy and Andy Bluhm; Leslie Bluhm and David Helfand; Karen and Steven Malkin; and Cari and Michael Sacks; and leaders from around the Midwest region. The Museum will also honor Sheila and Joe Gutman and their family for their dedication to the Museum and their leadership regionally and nationally.


Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60618


Contact:
Raymund Flandez
rflandez@ushmm.org
202-427-9946

   Add to Calendar 9/23/2021 12:00:00 PM 9/23/2021 2:00:00 PM ‘What You Do Matters’ Midwest Virtual Event At this year’s Midwest Virtual Event, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s flagship virtual event on Thursday, Sept. 23, thousands of supporters across the Midwest Region—Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Boulder, Colo.; Chicago; Cleveland; Kansas City, Mo.; Milwaukee; St. Louis; Tulsa, Okla., among others—will unite virtually to support the vital mission of the Museum. They will learn how the Museum is building on its long-term digital investments to make each impactful moment within the Museum walls available outside of them—from teacher training, to leadership programs and scholarly exchange, and especially learning from survivors.

The event will feature Dr. Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer, who shepherded the development in less than a year of a breakthrough Covid-19 vaccine. Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, his parents were among the few Holocaust survivors of that historic Jewish community.

The annual “What You Do Matters” Risa K. Lambert event—which historically attracts up to 2,300 Chicagoans in-person, including hundreds of Holocaust survivors—is being chaired by Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and Bill Wolf, along with vice chairs Amy and Andy Bluhm; Leslie Bluhm and David Helfand; Karen and Steven Malkin; and Cari and Michael Sacks; and leaders from around the Midwest region. The Museum will also honor Sheila and Joe Gutman and their family for their dedication to the Museum and their leadership regionally and nationally.

Contact Info
Raymund Flandez
rflandez@ushmm.org
202-427-9946
VirtualChicago, IL, 60618 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Thursday, September 23, 2021 1:00 PM - Thursday, October 28, 2021 3:00 PM

JNew Moms Group

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

Location:
Irene Hernandez Family Picnic Grove
4498 W. Foster Avenue, Picnic Shelter #1
Chicago, IL 60630


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jBabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905

   Add to Calendar 9/23/2021 1:00:00 PM 10/28/2021 3:00:00 PM JNew Moms Group The JNew Moms Group offers a professionally-facilitated supportive environment for new moms to share their experiences and exchange ideas as they transition to parenthood. Weekly small group discussions help new moms create meaningful connections with one another while exploring relevant topics such as sleep, child development, self-care, and ways they might incorporate Jewish culture into their growing families. The JNew Moms Group is for first-time mothers of infants ages 0-6 months and welcomes women from both Jewish and Interfaith families.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jBabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905
Irene Hernandez Family Picnic Grove, 4498 W. Foster Avenue, Picnic Shelter #1, Chicago, IL, 60630 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, September 23, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Global Connections – Who Is An American Jew In 2021: Insights From The Pew Study

Robert Siegel (former Senior Host of NPR’s All Things Considered for 31 years) interviews Prof. Shuly Rubin Schwartz (Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary), Rabbi Elka Abrahamson (President, Wexner Foundation), and Prof. Jonathan Sarna (American Jewish History, Brandeis University). FREE REGISTRATION: www.gcsept.splashthat.com

Global Connections is free to the public. REGISTER HERE: www.gcsept.splashthat.com

Watch previous programs at: https://rb.gy/c8e9un.

Global Connections: Navigating the New Normal with Robert Siegel is presented monthly by American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization based in New York City. AFRMC not only directly support services at Rabin Medical Center in Israel, but also believes in supporting our global community with information, education, and awareness of the most pressing topics for our health and well-being. After the initial program, it can be viewed on JBS TV and on AFRMC’s YouTube and Facebook. Learn more at www.afrmc.org. For further information email: afrmc@afrmc.org or call 212-279-2522.


Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60007


Contact:
Nate Bonzagni
afrmc@afrmc.org
212-279-2522

   Add to Calendar 9/23/2021 3:00:00 PM 9/23/2021 4:00:00 PM Global Connections – Who Is An American Jew In 2021: Insights From The Pew Study Robert Siegel (former Senior Host of NPR’s All Things Considered for 31 years) interviews Prof. Shuly Rubin Schwartz (Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary), Rabbi Elka Abrahamson (President, Wexner Foundation), and Prof. Jonathan Sarna (American Jewish History, Brandeis University). FREE REGISTRATION: www.gcsept.splashthat.com

Global Connections is free to the public. REGISTER HERE: www.gcsept.splashthat.com

Watch previous programs at: https://rb.gy/c8e9un.

Global Connections: Navigating the New Normal with Robert Siegel is presented monthly by American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization based in New York City. AFRMC not only directly support services at Rabin Medical Center in Israel, but also believes in supporting our global community with information, education, and awareness of the most pressing topics for our health and well-being. After the initial program, it can be viewed on JBS TV and on AFRMC’s YouTube and Facebook. Learn more at www.afrmc.org. For further information email: afrmc@afrmc.org or call 212-279-2522.


Contact Info
Nate Bonzagni
afrmc@afrmc.org
212-279-2522
VirtualChicago, IL, 60007 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Thursday, September 23, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Presenting...ME! Bringing Your Story to Life in Applications

Applications are stressful, so let Springboard help. We are thrilled to partner with Daniel Shore, PhD, for a workshop on Thursday, September 23rd from 5:00 to 6:15pm. Dr. Shore will cover how to present your best self through writing, and parents will benefit from learning tips and tricks on navigating the application process. Register below!


Contact:
Springboard
springboard@juf.org

   Add to Calendar 9/23/2021 5:00:00 PM 9/23/2021 6:15:00 PM Presenting...ME! Bringing Your Story to Life in Applications Applications are stressful, so let Springboard help. We are thrilled to partner with Daniel Shore, PhD, for a workshop on Thursday, September 23rd from 5:00 to 6:15pm. Dr. Shore will cover how to present your best self through writing, and parents will benefit from learning tips and tricks on navigating the application process. Register below!

Contact Info
Springboard
springboard@juf.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, September 23, 2021 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Walk & Talk

Join us at Walsh Park or anywhere along the access points of the Bloomingdale Trail known as the 606! We will be walking all the way to the end of the trail with opportunity to stop for coffee and food at the end. Pets are welcome. Please pick-up after your own pet and make sure to have a leash! Russian Jewish Division, JUF programs are funded, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group. By registering for this program, I attest that I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is currently defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health as follows: > 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, or > 2 weeks following receipt of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Location:
1722 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622


Contact:
Kiley Baringer
kileybaringer@juf.org
312-673-3263

   Add to Calendar 9/23/2021 6:30:00 PM 9/23/2021 8:30:00 PM Walk & Talk Join us at Walsh Park or anywhere along the access points of the Bloomingdale Trail known as the 606! We will be walking all the way to the end of the trail with opportunity to stop for coffee and food at the end. Pets are welcome. Please pick-up after your own pet and make sure to have a leash! Russian Jewish Division, JUF programs are funded, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group. By registering for this program, I attest that I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is currently defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health as follows: > 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, or > 2 weeks following receipt of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Contact Info
Kiley Baringer
kileybaringer@juf.org
312-673-3263
1722 N Ashland AveChicago, IL, 60622 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, September 23, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

B Mitzvah FAQ Session at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Are you debating how (or whether) to seek a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child?

Are you feeling pressure because “how it’s supposed to be” and “how it’s always been done” isn’t a good fit for your family?

Are you concerned that non-Jewish family members might not be allowed to participate fully?

Are you looking for a custom celebration that will be both personal and meaningful, balancing Jewish traditions and your unique family heritage?



Explore your options during this free, informal FAQ session with Rabbi Adam Chalom, our Youth Education Director, and our B Mitzvah Coordinator.

Can a Bar or Bat Mitzvah work with your busy schedules, be within your financial means, and be meaningful? Yes, yes, and yes!

Intended for parents of children up to 6th grade. No charge, no commitment, just useful information!

RSVP’s Encouraged - Walk-in’s Welcome

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Zoom
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 9/23/2021 7:30:00 PM 9/23/2021 8:30:00 PM B Mitzvah FAQ Session at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation Are you debating how (or whether) to seek a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child?

Are you feeling pressure because “how it’s supposed to be” and “how it’s always been done” isn’t a good fit for your family?

Are you concerned that non-Jewish family members might not be allowed to participate fully?

Are you looking for a custom celebration that will be both personal and meaningful, balancing Jewish traditions and your unique family heritage?



Explore your options during this free, informal FAQ session with Rabbi Adam Chalom, our Youth Education Director, and our B Mitzvah Coordinator.

Can a Bar or Bat Mitzvah work with your busy schedules, be within your financial means, and be meaningful? Yes, yes, and yes!

Intended for parents of children up to 6th grade. No charge, no commitment, just useful information!

RSVP’s Encouraged - Walk-in’s Welcome

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
ZoomDeerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Friday, September 24, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

jBaby Chicago Play Date | Northbrook

Fall is in the air and we are playing outside! Join us for an outdoor play date at the home of one of our Parent Ambassadors. Location will be shared upon registration.

Location:
Will be shared upon registration
Northbrook, IL 60062


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

   Add to Calendar 9/24/2021 9:30:00 AM 9/24/2021 10:30:00 AM jBaby Chicago Play Date | Northbrook Fall is in the air and we are playing outside! Join us for an outdoor play date at the home of one of our Parent Ambassadors. Location will be shared upon registration.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Will be shared upon registrationNorthbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Friday, September 24, 2021 11:00 AM - Friday, October 29, 2021 11:45 AM

Sticky Slimy Shabbat

Experience Shabbat during an engaging tactile and sensory experience. Feel, touch, and move as we engage in the wonder of creation through water play, rice, paint, whipped/shaving cream, and other mediums.

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


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4097

   Add to Calendar 9/24/2021 11:00:00 AM 10/29/2021 11:45:00 AM Sticky Slimy Shabbat Experience Shabbat during an engaging tactile and sensory experience. Feel, touch, and move as we engage in the wonder of creation through water play, rice, paint, whipped/shaving cream, and other mediums.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4097
Congregation Sukkat Shalom, 1001 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL, 60091 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

NFTY Kickoff Sukkot in the Park

NFTY-CAR is kicking off a year of in person programming with Sukkot in the Park, hosted by Oak Park Temple.

Location:
1235 N. Harlem Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302


Contact:
Lyla Prass
car-president@nfty.org
708-320-1611

   Add to Calendar 9/25/2021 6:00:00 PM 9/25/2021 8:00:00 PM NFTY Kickoff Sukkot in the Park NFTY-CAR is kicking off a year of in person programming with Sukkot in the Park, hosted by Oak Park Temple.

Contact Info
Lyla Prass
car-president@nfty.org
708-320-1611
1235 N. Harlem AvenueOak Park, IL, 60302 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, September 26, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/12/2021 - 3/6/2022)

Open House & Sunday School Try Out

We welcome non-members to join us - there is no expectation of a commitment by coming to this program. Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 9/12/2021 9:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220306T113000 Open House & Sunday School Try Out We welcome non-members to join us - there is no expectation of a commitment by coming to this program. Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School, 1959 W. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Sunday, September 26, 2021 11:39 AM - 12:00 PM

USY Kick Off

Celebrate Sukkot with CHUSY at ‘Pizza in the Hut’ on Sunday, September 26th. This event is open to 9th to 12th graders. RSVP below!


Contact:
USY

   Add to Calendar 9/26/2021 11:39:00 AM 9/26/2021 12:00:00 PM USY Kick Off Celebrate Sukkot with CHUSY at ‘Pizza in the Hut’ on Sunday, September 26th. This event is open to 9th to 12th graders. RSVP below!

Contact Info
USY
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, September 26, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meet Lori Banov Kaufmann, Author of "Rebel Daughter"

Meet Lori Banov Kaufmann and learn what motivated her to write "Rebel Daughter" and what she learned along the way. Minimum suggested donation of $10. After you register, your zoom link to this program will be sent via email as we get closer to the program date.

Location:
Zoom
Zoom, IL 60035


Contact:
Felicia Gross, NA'AMAT USA Midwest Area Direct
midwest.area@naamat.org
312-815-9083

   Add to Calendar 9/26/2021 12:00:00 PM 9/26/2021 1:00:00 PM Meet Lori Banov Kaufmann, Author of "Rebel Daughter" Meet Lori Banov Kaufmann and learn what motivated her to write "Rebel Daughter" and what she learned along the way. Minimum suggested donation of $10. After you register, your zoom link to this program will be sent via email as we get closer to the program date.

Contact Info
Felicia Gross, NA'AMAT USA Midwest Area Direct
midwest.area@naamat.org
312-815-9083
ZoomZoom, IL, 60035 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, September 26, 2021 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

See, Sing, Celebrate! Sukkot Stories and Songs

Celebrate Jewish holidays with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is
welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead
holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome). There will be time to get to know other
families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating the holiday in your home will also be provided.


Location:
In our congregational Sukkah at the North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road
Bannockburn, IL 60015


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905

   Add to Calendar 9/26/2021 3:00:00 PM 9/26/2021 3:45:00 PM See, Sing, Celebrate! Sukkot Stories and Songs Celebrate Jewish holidays with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is
welcome at this free, family program. Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead
holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome). There will be time to get to know other
families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating the holiday in your home will also be provided.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905
In our congregational Sukkah at the North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Bannockburn, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, September 26, 2021 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

See, Sing, Celebrate: in the Sukkah at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Celebrate the Jewish fall harvest festival of Sukkot with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is welcome at this free, family program. We will gather in the Kol Hadash Sukkah where Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome) with a grown up. There will be time to get to know other families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating Sukkot in your home will also be provided. Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Location:
Kol Hadash Sukkah at the North Shore Unitarian Church
2100 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 9/26/2021 3:00:00 PM 9/26/2021 3:45:00 PM See, Sing, Celebrate: in the Sukkah at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation Celebrate the Jewish fall harvest festival of Sukkot with stories, songs and activities especially for young children. Everyone is welcome at this free, family program. We will gather in the Kol Hadash Sukkah where Rabbi Adam Chalom and our Youth Education Director will lead holiday activities for children up to age 2 (older siblings welcome) with a grown up. There will be time to get to know other families in your community, too. Resources for celebrating Sukkot in your home will also be provided. Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
Kol Hadash Sukkah at the North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Sunday, September 26, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Sukkot Family Service at Kol Hadah Humanistic Congregation

For all major Jewish holidays, we have fun events for families that give children an understanding of Jewish culture, literature, history, values and ethics, and help them explore what “Being Jewish” and “Doing Jewish” mean to them.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sukkah at the North Shore Unitarian Church
Our Congregational Sukkah, 2100 Half Day Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 9/26/2021 4:00:00 PM 9/26/2021 5:30:00 PM Sukkot Family Service at Kol Hadah Humanistic Congregation For all major Jewish holidays, we have fun events for families that give children an understanding of Jewish culture, literature, history, values and ethics, and help them explore what “Being Jewish” and “Doing Jewish” mean to them.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
Kol Hadash Sukkah at the North Shore Unitarian Church, Our Congregational Sukkah, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Monday, September 27, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 5/10/2021 - 12/27/2021)

Ready, Set, Grow

We’re back in the clinic!

Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills.

Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe. Also, in attempt to social distance, clear partitions will be used during seated table tasks and in our pretend play area, so that we can still encourage parallel play, curiosity, and engagement.

Early Intervention enrollment is not required for children to participate. Please contact Megan Kowalski for group registration and fee information.


Location:
255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062


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

   Add to Calendar 5/10/2021 9:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211227T110000 Ready, Set, Grow We’re back in the clinic!

Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills.

Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe. Also, in attempt to social distance, clear partitions will be used during seated table tasks and in our pretend play area, so that we can still encourage parallel play, curiosity, and engagement.

Early Intervention enrollment is not required for children to participate. Please contact Megan Kowalski for group registration and fee information.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Monday, September 27, 2021 7:00 PM - Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:30 PM

LEARN: Feminism & Anti-Racism

Join Base Andersonville and YLD for a series that explores the intersections of feminism, racial justice, and Judaism. Using traditional texts, modern films, books and articles, as well as our own lived experiences, we will examine what our tradition has to teach us about creating a more equitable society through the lenses of gender and race. No prior experience is necessary – just an open mind and a desire to build a more just world!

JUF’s COVID policies require that all individuals participating in in-person events/programs are fully vaccinated. Participants must attest to being fully vaccinated upon registration.

This program is generously supported by the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Doppelt Base at Andersonville
Address will be provided upon registration

$36 /per person. Suggested additional JUF Annual Campaign donation of $36

For more information, please contact Molly Rudnick at MollyRudnick@juf.org or 312-357-4738.


Location:
Doppelt Base - Andersonville
Chicago, IL 60640


Contact:
Molly Rudnick
yld@juf.org
312-357-4880

   Add to Calendar 9/27/2021 7:00:00 PM 11/17/2021 8:30:00 PM LEARN: Feminism & Anti-Racism Join Base Andersonville and YLD for a series that explores the intersections of feminism, racial justice, and Judaism. Using traditional texts, modern films, books and articles, as well as our own lived experiences, we will examine what our tradition has to teach us about creating a more equitable society through the lenses of gender and race. No prior experience is necessary – just an open mind and a desire to build a more just world!

JUF’s COVID policies require that all individuals participating in in-person events/programs are fully vaccinated. Participants must attest to being fully vaccinated upon registration.

This program is generously supported by the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Doppelt Base at Andersonville
Address will be provided upon registration

$36 /per person. Suggested additional JUF Annual Campaign donation of $36

For more information, please contact Molly Rudnick at MollyRudnick@juf.org or 312-357-4738.

Contact Info
Molly Rudnick
yld@juf.org
312-357-4880
Doppelt Base - AndersonvilleChicago, IL, 60640 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, September 27, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

RJD Book Club- I Named My Dog Pushkin

We will be reading 'I Named My Dog Pushkin (And Other Immigrant Tales): Notes From a Soviet Girl on Becoming an American Woman' by Margarita Gokun Silver.
RJD will pay for attendees paperback or Kindle version of the book if desired. Please e-mail Becki at RebeccaFaktorovich@juf.org with your format preference.
Russian Jewish Division, JUF programs are funded, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group


Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 9/27/2021 8:00:00 PM 9/27/2021 9:00:00 PM RJD Book Club- I Named My Dog Pushkin We will be reading 'I Named My Dog Pushkin (And Other Immigrant Tales): Notes From a Soviet Girl on Becoming an American Woman' by Margarita Gokun Silver.
RJD will pay for attendees paperback or Kindle version of the book if desired. Please e-mail Becki at RebeccaFaktorovich@juf.org with your format preference.
Russian Jewish Division, JUF programs are funded, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group

Contact Info
Rebecca Faktorovich
rebeccafaktorovich@juf.org
224-730-1328
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, September 28, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

jBaby Chicago Play Date | Northbrook

Fall is in the air and we are playing outside! Join us for an outdoor play date at the home of one of our Parent Ambassadors.

Location:
Shared upon registration
Northbrook, IL 60062


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

   Add to Calendar 9/28/2021 9:30:00 AM 9/28/2021 10:30:00 AM jBaby Chicago Play Date | Northbrook Fall is in the air and we are playing outside! Join us for an outdoor play date at the home of one of our Parent Ambassadors.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Shared upon registrationNorthbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Tuesday, September 28, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 8/10/2021 - 12/21/2021)

Orot Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Weekly Sit

Join us for Orot's free weekly Jewish mindfulness meditation sit. At Orot, we offer a weekly community of practice for those who are looking for regular Jewish meditation practice. Led by an Orot mindfulness instructor, these weekly sits are open to meditation beginners as well as veteran practitioners. The sessions include a weekly teaching, guided meditation, and time to sit in silent practice. Learn more about virtual sits meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm virtually on Zoom.
Open to all levels. Open to all ages.
At Orot, mindfulness in a Jewish framework is interwoven throughout many of our programs and offerings. The contemplative tradition, teachings, and practices offer us spiritual tools to slow down, cultivate a deeper awareness and live every day with greater skillfulness, compassion, and love.
From Orot Participants:
"Coincidentally as I was beginning to look for a mindfulness and meditation class I was introduced to Orot. What an “aha moment” it was when I realized I could study and practice mindfulness meditation through a Jewish lens."
"Before Orot I had never considered melding my Judaism with meditation. They were separate aspects of my life. I really like the ability to take something I am passionate about and use it to explore my Judaism and vice versa rather than keeping them separate.”
Contact numbers: Orot: (773) 983-6040, ChiTribe: (312) 625-0858


Location:
Online on Zoom
Chicago, IL 60613


Contact:
Rebecca Schwab
rschwab@orotcenter.org
773-983-6040

   Add to Calendar 8/10/2021 7:30:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=TU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211221T200000 Orot Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Weekly Sit Join us for Orot's free weekly Jewish mindfulness meditation sit. At Orot, we offer a weekly community of practice for those who are looking for regular Jewish meditation practice. Led by an Orot mindfulness instructor, these weekly sits are open to meditation beginners as well as veteran practitioners. The sessions include a weekly teaching, guided meditation, and time to sit in silent practice. Learn more about virtual sits meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm virtually on Zoom.
Open to all levels. Open to all ages.
At Orot, mindfulness in a Jewish framework is interwoven throughout many of our programs and offerings. The contemplative tradition, teachings, and practices offer us spiritual tools to slow down, cultivate a deeper awareness and live every day with greater skillfulness, compassion, and love.
From Orot Participants:
"Coincidentally as I was beginning to look for a mindfulness and meditation class I was introduced to Orot. What an “aha moment” it was when I realized I could study and practice mindfulness meditation through a Jewish lens."
"Before Orot I had never considered melding my Judaism with meditation. They were separate aspects of my life. I really like the ability to take something I am passionate about and use it to explore my Judaism and vice versa rather than keeping them separate.”
Contact numbers: Orot: (773) 983-6040, ChiTribe: (312) 625-0858

Contact Info
Rebecca Schwab
rschwab@orotcenter.org
773-983-6040
Online on ZoomChicago, IL, 60613 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online Invitation


Wednesday, September 29, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 6/30/2021 - 6/14/2023)

Yoga

Join EZRA for virtual yoga. For more info call 773-467-3861.

Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Megan Loveless
meganloveless@juf.org
773-467-3851

   Add to Calendar 6/30/2021 10:00:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=WE,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20230614T110000 Yoga Join EZRA for virtual yoga. For more info call 773-467-3861.

Contact Info
Megan Loveless
meganloveless@juf.org
773-467-3851
VirtualChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:00 AM - Thursday, October 28, 2021 11:15 AM

New Moms Connect

Meet other first time mothers and their babies, share ideas, ask questions and learn from experts in relevant topics such as infant development, sleep, changing relationships.

Location:
Chicago Sinai Congregation
15 West Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60610


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4097

   Add to Calendar 9/30/2021 10:00:00 AM 10/28/2021 11:15:00 AM New Moms Connect Meet other first time mothers and their babies, share ideas, ask questions and learn from experts in relevant topics such as infant development, sleep, changing relationships.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4097
Chicago Sinai Congregation, 15 West Delaware Place, Chicago, IL, 60610 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

80th Anniversary of the Babiy Yar Massacre & Holocaust in the Soviet Union Gallery Opening

While more than 2.5 million of the Shoah’s victims were Soviet Jews, many of the stories of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust on the Nazi-occupied territory of the former Soviet Union have never been heard. In our own Chicago community, virtually every Russian Jewish family has a connection to these losses and a story to tell.

Join CJE SeniorLife Holocaust Community Services, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and community members, as we commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Babiy Yar massacre and the opening of the Museum’s multi-gallery Holocaust in the Soviet Union core exhibition update.

This powerful commemoration and opening will include a keynote presentation by Professor Zvi Gitelman, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Preston Tisch Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Author of Bitter Legacy: Confronting the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, and Project Scholar for the Museum’s exhibition project; music from the Grammy-nominated Yiddish Glory project, with remarks by Professor Anna Shternshis, Al and Malka Green Professor of Yiddish Studies, University of Toronto; remarks by Holocaust Community Services and Illinois Holocaust Museum; and a candle-lighting ceremony.

This program will be live and on-site at Illinois Holocaust Museum. A virtual viewing option will be available. The program will be conducted in English with simultaneous Russian translation available for both on-site and virtual audiences.

Docent-Led tours of new galleries focused on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union will be available from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

Reservations are required for both virtual AND on-site options.

A link will be sent to all registrants for the virtual program 24 hours before the commemoration.
Register: https://ihm.ec/babiyyar2021


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


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

   Add to Calendar 9/30/2021 6:00:00 PM 9/30/2021 7:00:00 PM 80th Anniversary of the Babiy Yar Massacre & Holocaust in the Soviet Union Gallery Opening While more than 2.5 million of the Shoah’s victims were Soviet Jews, many of the stories of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust on the Nazi-occupied territory of the former Soviet Union have never been heard. In our own Chicago community, virtually every Russian Jewish family has a connection to these losses and a story to tell.

Join CJE SeniorLife Holocaust Community Services, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and community members, as we commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Babiy Yar massacre and the opening of the Museum’s multi-gallery Holocaust in the Soviet Union core exhibition update.

This powerful commemoration and opening will include a keynote presentation by Professor Zvi Gitelman, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Preston Tisch Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Author of Bitter Legacy: Confronting the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, and Project Scholar for the Museum’s exhibition project; music from the Grammy-nominated Yiddish Glory project, with remarks by Professor Anna Shternshis, Al and Malka Green Professor of Yiddish Studies, University of Toronto; remarks by Holocaust Community Services and Illinois Holocaust Museum; and a candle-lighting ceremony.

This program will be live and on-site at Illinois Holocaust Museum. A virtual viewing option will be available. The program will be conducted in English with simultaneous Russian translation available for both on-site and virtual audiences.

Docent-Led tours of new galleries focused on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union will be available from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

Reservations are required for both virtual AND on-site options.

A link will be sent to all registrants for the virtual program 24 hours before the commemoration.
Register: https://ihm.ec/babiyyar2021

Contact Info
Sierra Wolff
sierra.wolff@ilhmec.org
847-967-4835
Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL, 60077 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

36 Under 36 Honoree Celebration

Please join JUF and your fellow 36 Under 36 Honorees and loved ones for a virtual cheers with JUF President, Lonnie Nasatir. The evening will be spent celebrating the 2021 36 Under 36 Honorees’ collective success and getting to know the cohort.

Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Peyton Conley
peytonconley@juf.org
312-357-4983

   Add to Calendar 9/30/2021 7:00:00 PM 9/30/2021 8:00:00 PM 36 Under 36 Honoree Celebration Please join JUF and your fellow 36 Under 36 Honorees and loved ones for a virtual cheers with JUF President, Lonnie Nasatir. The evening will be spent celebrating the 2021 36 Under 36 Honorees’ collective success and getting to know the cohort.

Contact Info
Peyton Conley
peytonconley@juf.org
312-357-4983
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


October 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021 10:00 AM - Friday, October 29, 2021 11:00 AM

12-24 month playgroup | City

Is your little one crawling, walking, jumping, and pretty much non-stop on the move? Join one of our ambassadors for some fresh air and fun at a park!

Location:
Margaret Donahue Park
1230 W. School Street
Chicago, IL 60657


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

   Add to Calendar 10/1/2021 10:00:00 AM 10/29/2021 11:00:00 AM 12-24 month playgroup | City Is your little one crawling, walking, jumping, and pretty much non-stop on the move? Join one of our ambassadors for some fresh air and fun at a park!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Margaret Donahue Park, 1230 W. School Street, Chicago, IL, 60657 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:46 AM - 12:00 PM

LGBTQ+ Pride Havdalah

Join Keshet for a virtual Havdalah on Saturday, October 2nd filled with songs, storytelling, and rituals. Learn more and RSVP below.
   Add to Calendar 10/2/2021 11:46:00 AM 10/2/2021 12:00:00 PM LGBTQ+ Pride Havdalah Join Keshet for a virtual Havdalah on Saturday, October 2nd filled with songs, storytelling, and rituals. Learn more and RSVP below.

Contact Info
Keshet
jackie.maris@keshetonline.org
America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/12/2021 - 3/6/2022)

Open House & Sunday School Try Out

We welcome non-members to join us - there is no expectation of a commitment by coming to this program. Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 9/12/2021 9:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=SU,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20220306T113000 Open House & Sunday School Try Out We welcome non-members to join us - there is no expectation of a commitment by coming to this program. Are you thinking about how to expose your children to Jewish culture and identity? Your family is welcome to ‘try out’ our Sunday School by visiting their grade’s class for the day. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation holds weekly Sunday School classes for students in Kindergarten through Confirmation. Each class has a well-defined curriculum, covering topics in Jewish history, literature and culture. We encourage children to value their Jewish identity and to think for themselves. Our whole school -- students, teachers, and families -- come together to celebrate Jewish holidays as well as for special programs on Jewish culture, community service activities and more.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School, 1959 W. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Sunday, October 3, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Meets Baby

jBaby Chicago is excited to bring parents together for Coffee Meets Baby! Starbucks coffee and GoGo Squeeze Pouches will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location:
Margaret Donahue Park
1230 West School Street
Chicago, IL 60657


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

   Add to Calendar 10/3/2021 10:00:00 AM 10/3/2021 11:00:00 AM Coffee Meets Baby jBaby Chicago is excited to bring parents together for Coffee Meets Baby! Starbucks coffee and GoGo Squeeze Pouches will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Margaret Donahue Park, 1230 West School Street, Chicago, IL, 60657 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, October 3, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee Meets Baby

jBaby Chicago is excited to bring parents together for Coffee Meets Baby! Starbucks coffee and GoGo Squeeze Pouches will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location:
Humboldt Park
1440 N. Humboldt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60622


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

   Add to Calendar 10/3/2021 10:30:00 AM 10/3/2021 11:30:00 AM Coffee Meets Baby jBaby Chicago is excited to bring parents together for Coffee Meets Baby! Starbucks coffee and GoGo Squeeze Pouches will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Humboldt Blvd., Chicago, IL, 60622 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Sunday, October 3, 2021 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Preschool Jewish Discovery: Simchat Torah at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

Free monthly enrichment class open to everyone! Children ages 2-6 with a grown up join Rabbi Adam Chalom and experienced preschool teacher Lynn Miller as they explore a Jewish holiday or cultural value along with interactive songs, books and hands-on activities. At-home resources will also be provided.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.


Location:
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School
1959 W. Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015


Contact:
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266

   Add to Calendar 10/3/2021 10:45:00 AM 10/3/2021 11:30:00 AM Preschool Jewish Discovery: Simchat Torah at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation Free monthly enrichment class open to everyone! Children ages 2-6 with a grown up join Rabbi Adam Chalom and experienced preschool teacher Lynn Miller as they explore a Jewish holiday or cultural value along with interactive songs, books and hands-on activities. At-home resources will also be provided.

Everyone is welcome at our events so you can meet us for yourself — no charge and no commitment. Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation celebrates Jewish identity and culture by replacing worship with a belief in human responsibility and equality – for us, it’s about people, not prayer.

Contact Info
Ilana Shaffer
youthed@kolhadash.com
773-209-8266
Kol Hadash Sunday School at Deerfield High School, 1959 W. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL, 60015 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page


Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:15 PM - 3:45 PM

In-Person Sibshops, Chicago

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

JCFS Chicago will be offering both virtual and in-person Sibshops this fall. In-person Sibshops will have a limited number of spots and masking is required. We will use outdoor spaces as weather permits.
In-Person Sibshops:
Chicago- 6639 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL from 1:15pm to 3:45pm on the following Sundays: 10/3, 11/7, 12/5.
Fee: $30 per Sibshop, partial scholarships are available.

Pre-registration is required for in-person Sibshops. Please contact Tammy Besser if you have any questions and/or to request registration materials.
Registration is per Sibshop session.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.


Location:
6639 N. Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
Tammy Besser, LCSW
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
773-765-3159

   Add to Calendar 10/3/2021 1:15:00 PM 10/3/2021 3:45:00 PM In-Person Sibshops, Chicago Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old.

JCFS Chicago will be offering both virtual and in-person Sibshops this fall. In-person Sibshops will have a limited number of spots and masking is required. We will use outdoor spaces as weather permits.
In-Person Sibshops:
Chicago- 6639 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL from 1:15pm to 3:45pm on the following Sundays: 10/3, 11/7, 12/5.
Fee: $30 per Sibshop, partial scholarships are available.

Pre-registration is required for in-person Sibshops. Please contact Tammy Besser if you have any questions and/or to request registration materials.
Registration is per Sibshop session.
Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series.

Contact Info
Tammy Besser, LCSW
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
773-765-3159
6639 N. Kedzie AveChicago, IL, 60645 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

ON-SITE Live Performance - The Holocaust and the Human Experience: A Cinematic and Musical Journey

Acclaimed concert pianist Dr. Marvin Berman presents a live performance featuring clips from films about the Jewish experience prior to, during, and after the Holocaust, as well as piano improvisations of the films’ musical scores. Dr. Berman’s performance pulls from an array of emotional cinematic treasures, including excerpts from "Sophie’s Choice," "Europa Europa," "Life is Beautiful," "Enemies – A Love Story," "Music Box," and "Schindler’s List." He will also share his commentary and highlight his inspirations for each piece in a post-concert Q&A.
Reservations are required. Members must sign in to take advantage of their member discount.
Non-Members: $20.00
Members: $5.00
Register here: http://ihm.ec/bermanoct3


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


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

   Add to Calendar 10/3/2021 3:30:00 PM 10/3/2021 4:30:00 PM ON-SITE Live Performance - The Holocaust and the Human Experience: A Cinematic and Musical Journey Acclaimed concert pianist Dr. Marvin Berman presents a live performance featuring clips from films about the Jewish experience prior to, during, and after the Holocaust, as well as piano improvisations of the films’ musical scores. Dr. Berman’s performance pulls from an array of emotional cinematic treasures, including excerpts from "Sophie’s Choice," "Europa Europa," "Life is Beautiful," "Enemies – A Love Story," "Music Box," and "Schindler’s List." He will also share his commentary and highlight his inspirations for each piece in a post-concert Q&A.
Reservations are required. Members must sign in to take advantage of their member discount.
Non-Members: $20.00
Members: $5.00
Register here: http://ihm.ec/bermanoct3

Contact Info
Sierra Wolff
sierra.wolff@ilhmec.org
847-967-4835
Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL, 60077 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Monday, October 4, 2021 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 5/10/2021 - 12/27/2021)

Ready, Set, Grow

We’re back in the clinic!

Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills.

Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe. Also, in attempt to social distance, clear partitions will be used during seated table tasks and in our pretend play area, so that we can still encourage parallel play, curiosity, and engagement.

Early Intervention enrollment is not required for children to participate. Please contact Megan Kowalski for group registration and fee information.


Location:
255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062


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

   Add to Calendar 5/10/2021 9:30:00 AM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211227T110000 Ready, Set, Grow We’re back in the clinic!

Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills.

Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe. Also, in attempt to social distance, clear partitions will be used during seated table tasks and in our pretend play area, so that we can still encourage parallel play, curiosity, and engagement.

Early Intervention enrollment is not required for children to participate. Please contact Megan Kowalski for group registration and fee information.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Monday, October 4, 2021 10:00 AM - Monday, October 25, 2021 11:00 AM

12-24 month playgroup | Northbrook

Are your days filled to the brim but you are still looking to make connections in the Jewish community? Join other parents around Northbrook Monday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am for schmoozing and an opportunity for your little one to run around and get some energy out! Address will be shared upon registration.

Location:
A home in Northbrook
Northbrook, IL 60062


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

   Add to Calendar 10/4/2021 10:00:00 AM 10/25/2021 11:00:00 AM 12-24 month playgroup | Northbrook Are your days filled to the brim but you are still looking to make connections in the Jewish community? Join other parents around Northbrook Monday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am for schmoozing and an opportunity for your little one to run around and get some energy out! Address will be shared upon registration.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
A home in NorthbrookNorthbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, October 4, 2021 2:00 PM - Monday, October 25, 2021 3:00 PM

0-6 months | N. Suburbs

Life changes overnight when you become a parent. Your new bundle of joy comes with more to think about, more logistics and tons more outfit changes (for you and baby!) Our new parent playgroup is a safe space to connect, share and meet new parents in the Jewish community.

Location:
Zoom
Chicago, IL 00000


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

   Add to Calendar 10/4/2021 2:00:00 PM 10/25/2021 3:00:00 PM 0-6 months | N. Suburbs Life changes overnight when you become a parent. Your new bundle of joy comes with more to think about, more logistics and tons more outfit changes (for you and baby!) Our new parent playgroup is a safe space to connect, share and meet new parents in the Jewish community.

Contact Info
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4907
ZoomChicago, IL, 00000 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, October 4, 2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 10/4/2021 - 11/22/2021)

Calling all actors!

Join our Speech-Language Pathologist for a creative, hands-on theater experience. Table readings, writing, stage cuing, and set design will be incorporated into this 8-week group. Thespians will work on fluent oral reading, articulation, story analysis, social cues, and writing.

At the end of the 8 weeks, our all camp-inspired, written, and produced play will be shared with families.

Geared for children 12-14 years old. Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information.


Location:
Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr., Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062


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

   Add to Calendar 10/4/2021 5:00:00 PM FREQ=WEEKLY;BYDAY=MO,;INTERVAL=1;UNTIL=20211122T180000 Calling all actors! Join our Speech-Language Pathologist for a creative, hands-on theater experience. Table readings, script writing, stage cuing, and set design will be incorporated into this 8-week group. Thespians will work on fluent oral reading, articulation, story analysis, social cues, and writing.

At the end of the 8 weeks, our all camp-inspired, written, and produced play will be shared with families.

Geared for children 12-14 years old. Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information.

Contact Info
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
847-412-4335
Elaine Kersten Childrenand#39;s Center, 255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook, IL, 60062 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Web Page Register Online


Monday, October 4, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Shir Tikvah Mini-Grant Movies

Shir Tikvah invites you to an online screening of "Stronger than Steel" and "Make me a Sanctuary" films by Jacob Pincus. Films will feature a talk back with Suzanne Patterson after the showing.

Location:
Online
Homewood, IL 60430


Contact:
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086

   Add to Calendar 10/4/2021 7:00:00 PM 10/4/2021 9:00:00 PM Shir Tikvah Mini-Grant Movies Shir Tikvah invites you to an online screening of "Stronger than Steel" and "Make me a Sanctuary" films by Jacob Pincus. Films will feature a talk back with Suzanne Patterson after the showing.

Contact Info
Amy Bloomberg
amybloomberg@juf.org
708-249-6086
OnlineHomewood, IL, 60430 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Monday, October 4, 2021 8:00 PM - Monday, October 25, 2021 9:00 PM

0-24 month playgroup | City & Suburbs Virtual

After a busy day, what better way to start your week than by connecting with other parents from the comfort of your own home? Join two of our Parent Ambassadors for a virtual playgroup Monday evenings!

Location:
Zoom
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 10/4/2021 8:00:00 PM 10/25/2021 9:00:00 PM 0-24 month playgroup | City & Suburbs Virtual After a busy day, what better way to start your week than by connecting with other parents from the comfort of your own home? Join two of our Parent Ambassadors for a virtual playgroup Monday evenings!

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


Monday, October 4, 2021 8:00 PM - Monday, November 1, 2021 9:00 PM

RJD New Mama Meetup

Connect with RSJ mamas while sharing experiences, finding advice, and learning from experts. Our New Mama Meetup Program invites moms of babies 0-8 months to join a series of 5 virtual meetups. You will have the opportunity to meet other local new moms while learning from a sleep specialist, nutrition educator, and child psychologist.

Location:
Virtual
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 10/4/2021 8:00:00 PM 11/1/2021 9:00:00 PM RJD New Mama Meetup Connect with RSJ mamas while sharing experiences, finding advice, and learning from experts. Our New Mama Meetup Program invites moms of babies 0-8 months to join a series of 5 virtual meetups. You will have the opportunity to meet other local new moms while learning from a sleep specialist, nutrition educator, and child psychologist.

Contact Info
Rebecca Faktorovich
rebeccafaktorovich@juf.org
224-730-1328
VirtualChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667
Register Online


Monday, October 4, 2021 8:00 PM - Monday, November 1, 2021 9:00 PM

RJD New Mama Meetup October 2021

Connect with RSJ mamas while sharing experiences, finding advice, and learning from experts.
Our New Mama Meetup Program invites moms of babies 0-8 months to join a series of 5 virtual meetups. You will have the opportunity to meet other local new moms while learning from a sleep specialist, nutrition educator, and child psychologist.


Location:
Virtual Event
Chicago, IL 60606


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

   Add to Calendar 10/4/2021 8:00:00 PM 11/1/2021 9:00:00 PM RJD New Mama Meetup October 2021 Connect with RSJ mamas while sharing experiences, finding advice, and learning from experts.
Our New Mama Meetup Program invites moms of babies 0-8 months to join a series of 5 virtual meetups. You will have the opportunity to meet other local new moms while learning from a sleep specialist, nutrition educator, and child psychologist.

Contact Info
Rebecca Faktorovich
rebeccafaktorovich@juf.org
224-730-1328
Virtual EventChicago, IL, 60606 America/Chicago aJDQHnqeczhbrdMxAmSw50667


Tuesday, October 5, 2021 9:30 AM - Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:15 AM

Jamberry Music

Join us for 30 minutes of joyful, collaborative music making with Nicole Jaworsky and Jamberry Music! In this class, you and your little one will bond with each other and make new friends while we sing, dance, play, pretend and experiment with instruments. Class is geared to kids 6 months to 2.5 years old and siblings are welcome to join!

Location:
Beth Emet Synagogue
1224 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202


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

   Add to Calendar 10/5/2021 9:30:00 AM 11/9/2021 10:15:00 AM Jamberry Music Join us for 30 minutes of joyful, collaborative music making with Nicole Jaworsky and Jamberry Music! In this class, you and your little one will bond with each other and make new friends while we sing, dance, play, pretend and experiment with instruments