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April 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Family Shabbat celebration

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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Friday, April 19, 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Passover Seder with Russian Moishe House

Kick off Passover with RJD and Russian Moishe House on Friday April 19th! Please join us for a Seder, a festive kosher meal, and a reflective re-telling of the Haggadah while discussing themes of identity and freedom. Please don't forget to register, and we look forward to seeing you there.

The event is free of charge, but you must RSVP as the space is very limited.

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


Location:
Russian Moishe House
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Leah Hasdan
LeahHasdan@juf.org
312-673-2350


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Friday, April 19, 2019 7:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Communal Passover Seder

Rabbi Yosef and Sara Moscowitz of Chabad Bucktown / Wicker Park & YJP Chicago invite you to join us for our annual communal Passover Seder!
Relive the Exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah and enjoy a Seder complete with hand-made Shmurah Matzah, fine Israeli wines, and a wonderful dinner spiced with the unique traditional customs of this special night.
First Seder Night: Friday, April 19, 2019
All Kosher for Passover
Adult $40. Student / Child: $25. (No one will be turned away due to lack of funds)
RSVP online at: www.ChicagoSeder.com
For more information, email Chabad@JewishBucktown.com or call Rabbi Yosef at 773.301.9485


Location:
The Living Room - Chabad Bucktown / Wicker Park
1632 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago IL, 60647


Contact:
Rabbi Yosef Moscowitz
Rabbi@JewishBucktown.com
773-301-9485


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Friday, April 19, 2019 7:15 PM - 11:59 PM

(Recurring Daily between 4/19/2019 - 4/20/2019)

Pesach Seder

Let our family host yours for an enchanting Passover Seder! Relive the Exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a family seder complete with hand-baked matzah, wine, and a delicious home-made dinner. Please join us on April 19 and April 20, 2019, for an unforgettable meal by reservation only.

For more information or to make a reservation please call us at 847-677-1770 or visit us online at www.SkokieChabad.org/Passover


Location:
4059 Dempster Street
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Yona Posner
Yona@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770


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Friday, April 19, 2019 7:30 PM - Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:00 PM

The Seder at the Sofitel

The Seder Experience.

Because freedom is a lifestyle.

This year, lean in defiance of anything holding you back.

Drink like royalty because you are.

Dine with pleasure because you can.

This year, The Seder will accomodate your every whim and desire with the finest cuisine served in the magnificent "Paris Grand Ballroom" at the Sofitel. A family half-time show will entertain your kids while meaningful and engaging commentary will tickle your soul. The crackle of Matzah is sure to engage that deepest part of you who crossed the Red Sea so many Sinai's ago.

This year don't just pass over.

Happy Pesach!

A project by Chabad of the Loop & Gold Coast & Chabad Lincoln Park.


Location:
Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
20 East Chestnut St.
Chicago IL, 60611


Contact:
Rabbi Mendy Benhiyoun
rabbi@jewishlincolnpark.com
312-498-7704


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Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pesach 1st Day Worship

This service will be 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, April 20, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


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Saturday, April 20, 2019 3:24 PM - 3:25 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/1/2019)

Madraigos Midwest Middle School Girls Lounge

With over 30 girls coming each week, we want to set up a system that will allow for the lounge to be a fun, safe, and healthy outlet for every girl.

If anyone needs to reach their daughter while she’s at lounge, you can reach Yocheved Fine, who supervises the lounge at (248) 835-3401. We look forward to greeting your daughters on Motzei Shabbos. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Shira Berkowitz at Madraigos 773-478-6000.


Location:
3366 Devon Ave
Lincolnwood IL, 60712


Contact:
Shira Berkowitz
info@madraigosmidwest.org
773-478-6000


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Saturday, April 20, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Temple Beth Israel Congregational Second Seder

Temple Beth Israel (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) presents its annual Second Seder, Saturday, April 20, 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. TBI will provide a traditional meal. Please bring for your family: hard boiled, peeled eggs; Kosher for Passover matzah; wine and/or grape juice. Adults - $38.00; Children (2-12) $14.00. Reservations and payment due by April 10, 2019. Community is welcome. For more information call Temple Beth Israel 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org.

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


Contact:
Andrea Blain
andrea@andreablainpr.com
847-933-9884


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Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:15 PM - 11:59 PM

(Recurring Daily between 4/19/2019 - 4/20/2019)

Pesach Seder

Let our family host yours for an enchanting Passover Seder! Relive the Exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggadah, and enjoy a family seder complete with hand-baked matzah, wine, and a delicious home-made dinner. Please join us on April 19 and April 20, 2019, for an unforgettable meal by reservation only.

For more information or to make a reservation please call us at 847-677-1770 or visit us online at www.SkokieChabad.org/Passover


Location:
4059 Dempster Street
Skokie IL, 60076


Contact:
Yona Posner
Yona@SkokieChabad.org
847-677-1770


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Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/9/2018 - 5/5/2019)

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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 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


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Sunday, April 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


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, April 21, 2019 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Gypsy Music, The Vivian E. Rice and Robert W. Rice Concert Series

Come and experience an afternoon concert at The Selfhelp Home. Chicago's only not for profit Jewish retirnment community in your backyard. Our Sunday concert series offers a 2016 Grammy nominated performer, Don Stille and Romanian born violinist Daniela Bisenius, as they team up again for another fun and exciting concert. Fiery and exciting yet nostalgic music will be the focus of this concert. The undeniable musical chemistry between these two musicians is actually the main ingredient of their performance, many say. It is rapidly noticeable and taken into account, immediately following the first couple bars. It then flows into unexpected and unique musical fluidity in which both of them open doors for each other’s creating musical lines within the melody with pyrotechnics technique.
Refreshments to follow. RSVP to Estein@selfhelphome.org or call for more information.


Location:
The Selfhelp Home
908 W Argyle St
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
Efrat Dallal Stein
estein@selfhelphome.org
773-271-0300


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Monday, April 22, 2019 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, April 22, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


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Monday, April 22, 2019 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, April 22, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Spouse loss group for those 55 and under

For those who are grieving the death of their spouse or partner within the past two years. This free group meets on Mondays for 8 weeks beginning March 4th. It will focus on the issues facing younger spouses including taking on new roles, self-care, coping skills, parenting and getting support. Dinner provided before the group. Childcare is available. Registration is required. This event is co-sponsored by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss and The Jewish Healing Network of Chicago. Register by contacting Elizabeth Cohen.

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


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


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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Coffee in the Loop: Russian-speaking Jewish Young Professionals

Calling all sunshine seekers RJD is pleased to announce that we are taking our coffee & conversations outdoors this month, the week of Passover!

We'd love to hear your fresh ideas for upcoming events, and all things relevant in the RSJ world. So please bring your beverage of choice, your lunch, (we’ll bring chocolate matza for dessert), don't forget to register, and we'll see you there!

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


Location:
Chase Tower
10 S Dearborn St
Chicago IL, 60603


Contact:
Leah Hasdan
LeahHasdan@juf.org
224-522-4631


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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 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, April 23, 2019 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 2/5/2019 - 5/21/2019)

Say it in Hebrew

Learn the everyday language spoken in Israel in an interactive, stimulating and supportive learning environment. Classes are taught by native speaking master teachers who enjoy helping adult learners reach their language goals in an engaging and inspiring group setting. Multiple levels of instruction are offered.

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


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


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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/18/2018 - 6/30/2019)

JCC Chicago 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!

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


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


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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/19/2018 - 7/2/2019)

JCC Chicago 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. Call or email Hillary for more info and to reserve your room.

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


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


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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/16/2019 - 12/18/2019)

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group (Chicago)

This support group, which meets every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m., is for people ages 60+ who have recently lost a significant person in his or her life. Groups are open to the public and led by Lisa Andrews, LCSW, CJE SeniorLife. Registration is required. There is a suggested donation of $5 per session.

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


Contact:
Lisa Andrews
lisa.andrews@cje.net
773-508-4742


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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/16/2019 - 12/18/2019)

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group (Deerfield)

This support group, which meets every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m., is for people ages 60+ who have recently lost a significant person in his or her life. Groups are open to the public and led by David Rosenblatt, LCSW, CJE SeniorLife. Registration is required. There is a suggested donation of $5 per session.

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


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


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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 11/14/2018 - 6/26/2019)

Israeli Dancing

Join Israeli Dance teachers Jim Rust and Harriette Leibovitz for a fun dance class. Exercise; expand your mind; make friends. Let yourself be teleported briefly to Israel. No partner or experience needed, just a willingness to have a great time!

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


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


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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

(Recurring Monthly on the Fourth Wednesday of every month between 1/30/2019 - 5/15/2019)

OaktonReads Jewish Literature

In our 11th year, Oakton Reads is a series of five book discussions on Jewish Literature, hosted by the Oakton Community College Library. This free program is open to the public and meets at the Skokie Campus. Registration begins November 14. Participants must register through the Alliance for Lifelong Learning office.

January 30, 2019
Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander, Davis Schneiderman, Facilitator

February 27, 2019
Mrs. Houdini by Victoria Kelly, Elana Barron, Facilitator

March 27, 2019
Dawn by Elie Wiesel; Frances Frenaye (Translator), Elana Barron, Facilitator

April 17, 2019
Tell Me How This Ends Well by David Samuel Levinson, Davis Schneiderman, Facilitator

May 15, 2019
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe; Lilit Thwaites (Translator), Joshua Corey, Facilitator


Location:
4800 Oakton Street
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Gwyneth Stupar
gstupar@oakton.edu
847-347-4853


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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Congregation Beth Judea Sister presents discussion on Jewish Genetics

Congregation Beth Judea Sisterhood (Corner of Ill. Rt. 83 & Hilltop Road, Long Grove, Illinois) welcomes the community on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. to a presentation and discussion on Jewish Genetics. Becca Bakal from The Norton and Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics will speak on what you can do to understand how to keep yourself and your family healthy. Everything from BRCA, Tay-Sachs and beyond will be discussed. There is no cost for this event. RSVP and further information can be found at www.bethjudea.org or you can call Lisa Neiman 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, April 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/7/2019 - 5/23/2019)

Say it in Hebrew

Learn the everyday language spoken in Israel in an interactive, stimulating and supportive learning environment. Classes are taught by native speaking master teachers who enjoy helping adult learnings reach their language goals in an engaging and inspiring group setting. Multiple levels of instruction are offered.

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


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


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Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 PM - Thursday, May 30, 2019 3:00 PM

JNew Moms Group | City

The JNew Moms Group offers a supportive, non-judgmental environment for new moms to share their experiences and exchange ideas as they transition to parenthood. Weekly small group gatherings 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. This group is for first-time mothers of infants ages 0-6 months and welcomes women from both Jewish and Interfaith Families.


Location:
Prenatal FIT
1937 W. Diversey Parkway
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 1/10/2019 - 12/26/2019)

My Go-To Place: Coffee, Classes and Camaraderie for Older Adults

CJE SeniorLife and Niles Township Government proudly announce a new partnership for adults over age 65 called My Go-To Place. Offered weekly, each program will start with an educational topic or activity followed by coffee and camaraderie. Activities may include healthy aging educational presentations, senior exercise classes, creative arts programming, community resource and benefit events, and coffee and socialization opportunities. This program is free and will meet every Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required for each session you attend.

Location:
Niles Township Government Office
5255 Main Street
Skokie IL, 60077


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


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Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 4/4/2019 - 4/25/2019)

Help and Healing Workshop: Jewish Meditation Practice for Difficult Times

Please join us for a 4-week Jewish meditation group for support in difficult times in life--such as bereavement, addiction recovery, illness and other experiences of loss, fear and pain. We will learn a compassion meditation based on the Priestly Blessing, turning to Jewish wisdom as we live in the midst of challenge.

No prior meditation experience, particular Jewish observance, or Hebrew fluency is required. A commitment to daily 20-minute meditation practice for the four weeks is requested.

Please register with Beth Fishman at 847.745.5422 or BethFishman@JCFS.org by March 29th to attend this free event series.


Location:
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd., Room 232
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Beth Fishman PhD
BethFishman@JCFS.org
847-745-5422


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Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/7/2019 - 5/23/2019)

Say it in Hebrew

Learn the everyday language spoken in Israel in an interactive, stimulating and supportive learning environment. Classes are taught by native speaking master teachers who enjoy helping adult learners reach their language goals in an engaging and inspiring group setting. Multiple levels of instruction are offered.

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


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


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Friday, April 26, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Friday, between 3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019)

Family Shabbat celebration

Please join our community for our family Shabbat celebrations that welcome Shabbat with warmth and energy. Family Shabbat services take place each week of Shoresh, our Shabbat-based religious school program. Family Shabbat services lead into a community candle-lighting, where our entire Shabbat evening community joins together to light candles, make Kiddush and Motzi, and bless each other with the Priestly Benediction.

You're welcome anytime - come on in and make a name tag!

Dates without Shoresh or a family Shabbat celebration can be found on our calendar: https://www.kamii.org/calendar.


Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Tot Shabbat

Our monthly Tot Shabbat experience takes our adventures to the Red Sea as we learn about Passover and do some creative movement and pretend play. Songs, stories, and movement are at 9:30 am in the chapel. Free play and snack (including coffee for the adults!) is in the youth lounge at 10:00 am.

Location:
1100 E Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Passover Morning Worship & Yizkor

This service will be led by Rabbi Prass and Cantorial Soloist Heather Aranyi.

Location:
1370 Abbott Court
Buffalo Grove IL, 60089


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


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Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/29/2019)

Shalom Shabbat - New time!

Shalom Shabbat is Anshe Emet's well-loved Shabbat morning service for children 4 and under and their families, every Shabbat morning at 11am (new time starting March 2). Join us for singing, dancing with the Torah, great stories, and Kiddush. Kiddush Lunch always follows a little after noon. Stay and hang out. 11AM-noon every Shabbat. Babysitting available for kids 18 mo and up starting at 9:30am.

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


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


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Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:24 PM - 3:25 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Saturday, between 3/2/2019 - 6/1/2019)

Madraigos Midwest Middle School Girls Lounge

With over 30 girls coming each week, we want to set up a system that will allow for the lounge to be a fun, safe, and healthy outlet for every girl.

If anyone needs to reach their daughter while she’s at lounge, you can reach Yocheved Fine, who supervises the lounge at (248) 835-3401. We look forward to greeting your daughters on Motzei Shabbos. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Shira Berkowitz at Madraigos 773-478-6000.


Location:
3366 Devon Ave
Lincolnwood IL, 60712


Contact:
Shira Berkowitz
info@madraigosmidwest.org
773-478-6000


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Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Spring Blood Drive

Be a part of National Donate Life Month and donate blood at the spring blood drive at Congregation Beth Shalom on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. 3433 Walters Avenue, Northbrook. For more information contact Steven Elisco @ swelisco@eliscodesign.com.

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


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


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Sunday, April 28, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!"): Jewish Playgroup for 0-3 and a grown-up

Explore Judaism through the textures, sights, sounds, smells, and rhythms of the Jewish year with our experienced Jewish educator, Morah Amy. Join Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!") for stories, singing, arts, playing and more! Shalom Chaverim is for children ages 0-3 with a grown-up.

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


Contact:
Rebecca Milder
jewish.enrichment.center@gmail.com
773-234-9403


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Sunday, April 28, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 9/9/2018 - 5/5/2019)

Sunday School ‘Try Out’ at Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation

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 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


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Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn About Prostate Cancer

Temple Beth Israel Brotherhood (3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie) Presents “Someone to Talk to Who Understands,” a presentation about Prostate Cancer with speaker Chuck Strand, Chief Executive Office of Us TOO International Prostate Cancer and Educational Network, Sunday, April 28, 2019, 10:00 am, at TBI. Brings spouses and significant others. Open to the community. 9:00 am – 10:00 am enjoy a delicious lox and bagel breakfast for $5.00 per person, RSVP to TBI by Wednesday, April 24, 2019. 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org.

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


Contact:
ANDREA BLAIN
info@tbiskokie.org
847-675-0951


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Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Sunday, between 10/14/2018 - 6/9/2019)

Miller Intro to Judaism Course

Looking to convert to Judaism?
Born Jewish and want to know more?
Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code?

West Suburban Temple Har Zion is an synagogue affiliate teaching the Miller Introduction to Judaism's signature Intro course. The course explores Jewish culture, history, and wisdom in a setting where questions are more important than answers. Classes are joined with beautiful Shabbat celebrations, supportive discussion groups, individualized Hebrew reading instruction, and many opportunities for interactive, experiential learning.

All are welcome.
Babysitting/childcare is available upon request.

Fees: Book fee of $20, payments for babysitters, Shabbat Dinner fee $20.


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, April 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Post-Passover Bagel Brunch

Celebrate the end of Passover and the return to bagels with a Back from Birthright Israel and Lakeview Moishe House. Start your Sunday morning off right and schmooze over bagels and schmear! We'll have plenty of bagels, lox, muffins, fruit and coffee to go around.

Location:
Lakeview Moishe House
Chicago IL, 60606


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


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Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Tot-Circle Early Childhood Classes

Join The Chicago Workmen's Circle for our regularly scheduled parent-and-me early childhood programming. Our dynamic classes for 0-4 year olds include age-appropriate Jewish cultural education through hands-on activities, interactive Yiddish learning, movement songs, and story time.
$10 per child. Free for Workmen's Circle Members.


The Workmen's Circle is a Jewish social justice organization that powers progressive Jewish identity through cultural engagement, Yiddish language learning, multigenerational education, and social justice activism. Learn more at http://circlechicago.org


Location:
4700 North Ravenswood Avenue
#suite b
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
David Ladon
DLadon@circle.org
303-908-8732


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Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Lunch With a View

ORT Chicago annual women's luncheon featuring Marilyn Simon Rothstein, author of Husbands and Other Sharp Objects. As well as book reviewers and facilitators Judy Levin and "Good Book Fairy," Lauren Margolin. In the spirit of raising empowered Jewish women, our fundraising project this year is going to be in support of girls and women in STEM and breaking the gender gap. Bring your mom/s, daughter/s, niece/s and your girlfriends!

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


Contact:
Pamela Klier- Weidner
pweidner@ortamerica.org
847-291-0475


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Sunday, April 28, 2019 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting

“Three Hershberg Mysteries” will be family historian Barry Finkel’s presentation topic at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. Registration, networking, and the JGSI genealogy help desk and research library will open at 12:30 p.m. For more information, see https://jgsi.org/event-3163735 or phone 312-666-0100.

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


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


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Sunday, April 28, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Together We Remember Commemoration

In observance of Genocide Awareness Month, join Chicago’s next-generation of inspiring artists, activists, and thinkers for a special vigil to remember victims of genocide, mass atrocities, and identity-based violence throughout history. With hate and extremist violence on the rise, now is the time for us to come together across the typical lines that divide us.

This is the culminating vigil of the annual #TogetherWeRemember campaign, a global series of events dedicated to transforming remembrance into action to end identity-based violence for all humanity. Together we will remember, and together we will take a stand.


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


Contact:
Thomas Jilk
thomas.jilk@ilhmec.org
847-967-4835


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Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Avengers Screening with BBYO

Get ahead of the game and be one of the first to see the new Avengers Movie with all of your new closest friends! Join us before the movie at Forever Yogurt (5687 W Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714) for a pre-movie snack on BBYO from 12:30 pm-1:15 pm. Ticket cost is $6.

Questions? Contact Brett Musick at bmusick@bbyo.org.


Location:
7000 Carpenter Rd
Skokie IL, 60077


Contact:
Brett Musick
bmusick@bbyo.org
828-548-0532


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Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campus Crash Course

This event is open to high school students, collage students, parents, grandparents or anyone looking to learn more about the dynamic between intersectionality and conversations about Israel. The program includes a campus climate report from our student leaders, a discussion on how to answer difficult questions, and will explore you and your student's legal rights.

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


Contact:
Assaf Grumberg
assafg@standwithus.com
312-357-4849


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Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

JCFS Sibshops

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

Sibshops are currently offered one Sunday afternoon each month in Northbrook. Teen Sibshops are offered as requested.

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

Registration is per Sibshop. Children can attend one, two, three, or all of the Sibshop series. Fee: $30 per session. Scholarships are available.


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


Contact:
Tammy Besser
TamaraBesser@jcfs.org
773-765-3159


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Sunday, April 28, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Movie Screening of The Good Nazi

Please join us for a viewing of: The Good Nazi-
A Special Screening in Memory of Florence and Laurence Spungen.

Reception following along with a Q & A session with Dr. Richard A. Freund, Director for The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies.

There is no charge due to a generous contribution from the Spungen family, but please register online.


Location:
Congregation B'nai Tikvah
1558 Wilmot Road
Deerfield IL, 60015


Contact:
Ann Kagan
akagan@bnaitikvah.net
847-945-0470


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Monday, April 29, 2019 10:00 AM - Monday, June 3, 2019 11:30 AM

You + 2, We Rock The Spectrum | N. Suburbs

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. This group is open to Big Siblings up to age 4.


Location:
We Rock the Spectrum
553 E Dundee Rd
Palatine IL, 60074


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


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Monday, April 29, 2019 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, April 29, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 2/18/2019 - 5/20/2019)

The Get Together

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday. The Get Together offers the following opportunities to families with young children:
- Meet others with young children
- Get away from feeling cooped up and isolated
- Share experiences, ideas, and concerns with others and staff whose skills are in family and child development
- Discuss developmental issues and watch them unfold as children play.

A fee of $25 per family per visit is charged. A fee adjustment is available according to family size and income. All attendees are required to complete the initial paperwork before attending the group.

We are able to accommodate 20 people in our Get Together group:
http://jcfs.org/events/get-together-0. Phone ahead to reserve a space for your family: 773.765.3100.


Location:
Virginia Frank Child Development Center at JCFS
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago IL, 60645


Contact:
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
773-765-3127


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Monday, April 29, 2019 3:30 PM - Monday, June 3, 2019 5:00 PM

6-14 month playgroup, NY Kids Club | 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.

Location:
NY Kids Club
2727 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago IL, 60614


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


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Monday, April 29, 2019 4:00 PM - Monday, June 3, 2019 5:30 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.


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


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


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Monday, April 29, 2019 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, April 30, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Staff Retention/All School Teacher

We had a handful of schools participate in the Leading Edge Staff Satisfaction survey last year, and would like more schools to participate. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your staff. We are also piloting the idea of an All School Teacher. We are planning on trying this with 5-6 schools. If you are interested in this position, you will need to participate in the Financial Benchmarking, and Staff Retention work (ideally you will also participate in the Parent Survey).

Location:
TBD
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
rebecca sebree
rebeccasebree@juf.org
312-357-4767


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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:00 PM - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:00 PM

Study Tour: Rome to Riga: Jewish Culture and Diaspora in Europe

The educational travel program, Rome to Riga: Jewish Culture and Diaspora in Europe, explores and contextualizes Jewish life, learning and culture along unique but distinct paths of diaspora in Italy and Latvia. The program examines Jewish communities that thrived historically, encountered perilous challenges, then renewed their Jewish identities in the modern age. Applying historic and contemporary lenses, the trip offers rich comparisons and contrasts between Jewish life in northern and southern Europe, focusing on themes of alterity, confinement, residence, and renewal. Our approach will be an enjoyable, scholarly exploration of Jewish topics with visits and activities that will appeal to anyone of Jewish heritage and to those simply seeking new perspectives and adventures. Thank you for your consideration, Eric Benjaminson, University of Chicago, with Lisa Rubinstein Calevi, University of Oregon.

Location:
University of Chicago
Chicago/Rome/Riga IL, 60637


Contact:
Eric Benjaminson
ebenjaminson@uchicago.edu
703-300-0842


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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 1:00 PM - Tuesday, June 4, 2019 2:30 PM

0-8 month playgroup, New Mother New Baby | N. Suburbs

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.

Location:
New Mother New Baby
3115 Dundee Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


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


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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 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, April 30, 2019 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Tuesday, between 2/5/2019 - 5/21/2019)

Say it in Hebrew

Learn the everyday language spoken in Israel in an interactive, stimulating and supportive learning environment. Classes are taught by native speaking master teachers who enjoy helping adult learners reach their language goals in an engaging and inspiring group setting. Multiple levels of instruction are offered.

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


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


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May 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:00 AM - Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:30 AM

City South Plays | City

Join us and experience music, yoga, singing, art and new friends with your 0-2 year old child.

City South Plays with Akiba-Schechter in partnership with KAMII and Congregation Rodfei Zedek.


Location:
Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School
5235 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago IL, 60615


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


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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/18/2018 - 6/30/2019)

JCC Chicago 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!

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


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


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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 10:15 AM - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:45 AM

0-6 month playgroup, Sprout San Francisco | 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.

Location:
Sprout San Francisco
1943 W Division St
Chicago IL, 60622


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


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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Annual Fundraiser ‘Empowers’ Attendees with Knowledge

The 23rd Annual MRW Health Resource Center Benefit Luncheon on Wednesday, May 1, promises this year’s attendees will be “Empowered by Knowledge.”

Presenting at the luncheon is Julian Bailes, MD, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute. Dr. Bailes will share the latest breakthroughs in Traumatic Brain Injury Research & Care. The renowned movie Concussion is about the research conducted by Dr. Bailes (played by Alec Baldwin) and Bennet Omalu, MD, on football-related brain injury and the early cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

This year’s honoree Mark Talamonti, MD will be recognized for his commitment and service to the NorthShore University HealthSystem community as a physician, a leader and an exceptional teacher.

The luncheon will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave W, in Highland Park. Tickets are $125/person; tables start at $2,500. For more information, visit https://foundation.northshore.org/mrw or call 847-926-5003.

Since 2006, the Benefit has funded the Myra Rubenstein Weis Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program, including sponsorship of the Myra Rubenstein Weis Cancer Survivorship Seminars. The free educational lectures are open to the public and include topics of importance to cancer survivors, including nutrition, exercise and genetics. In addition to the MRW LIFE Program, funds raised from the Luncheon will support an innovative pilot project that will educate the next generation about personalized medicine and how genomics is transforming healthcare; and the new Arts 4 Health series of activity courses, designed to provide a therapeutic experience for students and families in the community. Funds also support the Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center.


Location:
Highland Park Country Club
1201 Park Ave W
Highland Park IL, 60035


Contact:
Elaine Van Dusen
evandusen@northshore.org
847-926-5003


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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 5/1/2019 - 6/19/2019)

Coping with the Challenges of Aging: An Eight-Week Group

This eight-week Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group is designed to help members change patterns of thinking in order to feel better. Members will learn tools to effectively deal with the challenges of aging and meet others dealing with similar issues. Led by Lisa Brinkerhoff, LCSW, CJE Counseling Services, on Wednesdays, May 1 to June 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participation requires advance screening and evaluation to be billable to Medicare and other insurance.

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


Contact:
Lisa Brinkerhoff
Lisa.Brinkerhoff@cje.net
773-508-1690


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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 4/19/2018 - 7/2/2019)

JCC Chicago 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. Call or email Hillary for more info and to reserve your room.

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


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


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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/16/2019 - 12/18/2019)

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group (Chicago)

This support group, which meets every Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m., is for people ages 60+ who have recently lost a significant person in his or her life. Groups are open to the public and led by Lisa Andrews, LCSW, CJE SeniorLife. Registration is required. There is a suggested donation of $5 per session.

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


Contact:
Lisa Andrews
lisa.andrews@cje.net
773-508-4742


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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 1/16/2019 - 12/18/2019)

Living Life Through Loss: A Bereavement Support Group (Deerfield)

This support group, which meets every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m., is for people ages 60+ who have recently lost a significant person in his or her life. Groups are open to the public and led by David Rosenblatt, LCSW, CJE SeniorLife. Registration is required. There is a suggested donation of $5 per session.

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


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


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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:00 PM - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:00 PM

Victory Day - Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Friends,

We’ve started to work on the Victory Day Celebrations. There will be a few things happening, as always.

We will need helpers to arrange flower bouquets in the evening of May 8th for the following day’s celebration.

Thursday, May 9th from 12 p.m to 4 p.m - Celebratory brunch and a concert for the veterans at Restaurant Petergof, 577 Waukegan Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062. We will need 20 volunteers to help at this event.

May 1st - May 15th - Home visits to bed-ridden veterans with flowers, cards, gifts. We will need 30-40 volunteers to visit and spend some time with our heroes.

To volunteer for the Victory Day events, please fill out this registration form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfcog445YzrXE4SYvcKKOWwmZZE2vUjgmzLDmt1An8b-YgrQw/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Yana Feyganova or Leah Hasdan.


Location:
Various Locations
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Leah Hasdan
Leahhasdan@juf.org
312-673-2351


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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Wednesday, between 11/14/2018 - 6/26/2019)

Israeli Dancing

Join Israeli Dance teachers Jim Rust and Harriette Leibovitz for a fun dance class. Exercise; expand your mind; make friends. Let yourself be teleported briefly to Israel. No partner or experience needed, just a willingness to have a great time!

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


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


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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Live from D-Day: From Holocaust Survivor Family to American War Hero - a Conversation with Lothar Ka

Commemorate Yom HaShoah with "Live from D-Day: From Holocaust Survivor Family to American War Hero - a Conversation with Lothar Kahn" on Wednesday, May 1, at 7:30 pm at Darchei Noam Glenbrook, 3465 Techny Road, Northbrook. Presented by Darchei Noam Glenbrook and Midwest Center for Jewish Learning, this presentation will be For more information, please contact MCJL at 773.973.6557 or info@mcjl.org.

Location:
3465 Techny Road
Northbrook IL, 60062


Contact:
Margo Schwartz-Newton
margo@darcheinoamglenbrook.org
224-306-9364


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Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!"): Jewish Playgroup for 0-3 and a grown-up

Explore Judaism through the textures, sights, sounds, smells, and rhythms of the Jewish year with our experienced Jewish educator, Morah Amy. Join Shalom Chaverim ("Welcome, Friends!") for stories, singing, arts, playing and more! Shalom Chaverim is for children ages 0-3 with a grown-up.

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


Contact:
Rebecca Milder
jewish.enrichment.center@gmail.com
773-234-9403


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Thursday, May 2, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Thursday, between 2/7/2019 - 5/23/2019)

Say it in Hebrew

Learn the everyday language spoken in Israel in an interactive, stimulating and supportive learning environment. Classes are taught by native speaking master teachers who enjoy helping adult learnings reach their language goals in an engaging and inspiring group setting. Multiple levels of instruction are offered.

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


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


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Thursday, May 2, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

AJC Major Gifts Luncheon

AJC's Annual Major Gifts Luncheon chaired by John Bucksbaum and Lester Crown

Location:
Loop Location
Chicago IL, 60603


Contact:
Anna Glazer
Glazera@ajc.org
312-646-6113


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