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March 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 AM - Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 AM

College Road Trip

The College Road Trip will introduce participants to life inside and outside of popular Midwest universities. We will tour University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin Madison, Indiana University, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University. At these schools, we will meet with professionals who can shed light on admissions, classes, and college life, and learn about Jewish Campus organizations. Participants will enhance their understanding of what Jewish life might look like for them in the future.

Location:
Various Midwest Colleges
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Springboard Chicago
springboard@juf.org
312-357-4772


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Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 AM - Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 AM

Spring Breakaway: Master Chef, Outdoor Adventure, and Photography

Participants will spend 5 days at Camp Chi participating in a specialty track of their choice. This year these include Photography, Culinary arts (Master Chef), and Outdoor Adventure! Campers will spend their days in their chosen track, and will spend nights at various field trips around the Wisconsin Dells.

Photography will learn the basics of photography and editing, while taking pictures in nature, cities, and of various wildlife. Participants will also have the option to choose a final photo project!

Master Chef participants will learn a variety of cooking skills that will culminate in them competing in a variety of cooking contests, and cooking a banquet dinner!

Outdoor Adventure participants will learn outdoor survival skills and participate in team building challenges on the Camp Chi rope course. Participants will put their skills to the test while completely specially designed challenges.


Location:
443 W Munroe Ave
Wisconsin Dells WI, 53965


Contact:
Springboard Chicago
springboard@juf.org
312-357-4772


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Sunday, March 24, 2019 8:00 AM - Monday, April 1, 2019 8:00 AM

Ta'am Yisrael 2019 Spring Trip

Ta'am Yisrael: A Taste of Israel is an 8th grade educational experience in Israel designed to give the participants a meaningful, intense, emotional and focused taste of the land and their heritage through a week long, "hands-on" experience in Israel.

Location:
30 S Wells St
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
Jennifer Cicelsky George
jennifergeorge@juf.org
312-673-3485


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Sunday, March 24, 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, March 24, 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, March 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Purim Pop-Up Play Date | W. Suburbs

Calling all Queens & Kings of Shushan (Western Suburbs)! Spend the morning with jBaby and celebrate Purim with play, hamentashen and groggers. Costumes are encouraged!

Location:
Kids Town
1141 E Butterfield Rd Ste A
Wheaton IL, 60189


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


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Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Family Purim Party

Join Chicago Workmen's Circle for our annual Family Purim Party. Open to all members of the community, this is a great chance to meet up with other progressive Jewish families to celebrate Purim. With lots of snacks, games, crafts, and music, our Purim Party checks all the boxes for a good time! Plus, check out our original Purim Spiel!

$10 suggested donation. Free for Workmen's Circle members.


Location:
4700 North Ravenswood Avenue
#Suite B
Chicago IL, 60640


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


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Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting

Genealogist Tammy A. Hepps will speak at the Sunday, March 24, 2019, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. Registration and networking open at 12:30 p.m. before the presentations, “The Margarine Moonshiners from Minsk” and “Conducting Story-Driven Research,” start at 1 p.m. For more information, see the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois website at https://jgsi.org/event-3163700 or phone 312-666-0100.

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


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


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Sunday, March 24, 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, March 24, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Babies and Bagels

Families with children 2 years old and under and invited to join Max Handelman and Miss Aimee at Anshe Emet for songs, story and schmoozing. A great way to connect with other families with kids the same age as yours! The program is free, but registration is requested.

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


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


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Sunday, March 24, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

One Jewish Evanston Presents: Dr. Daniel Matt on the Zohar

Most of us have heard of the Zohar, the foundational medieval work in the literature of Jewish mystical thought known as Kabbalah, but few of us have had the opportunity to study it as a Jewish text, the way we do with the Torah or the Talmud.

You now have that wonderful opportunity with this presentation by renowned scholar Dr. Daniel Matt. Anyone is welcome regardless of their background in Jewish history or text, and there is no requirement for fluency in Hebrew or Aramaic to join us for this event.

About the Presenter: Dr. Daniel Matt is an acclaimed teacher of Jewish spirituality and one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah and the Zohar. He has published over a dozen books including an 18-year, 9 volume translation and annotation of the Zohar. For this work, Daniel has been honored with a National Jewish Book Award and a Koret Jewish Book Award. The Koret award called his translation “a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought." Daniel received a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from Brandeis University. He currently lives in Berkeley with his wife Hana, and teaches an ongoing online course in the Zohar.


Location:
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
303 Dodge Ave.
Evanston IL, 60202


Contact:
Nina Litoff
nlitoff@jrc-evanston.org
847-328-7678


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Sunday, March 24, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Purimshpiel and Disco 80s-90s

For the first time in Chicago! A daring and bold comedy for adults!

Purimshpiel is a wonderful carnival, a bright and poetic tale that tells how the Jews again, once again, again and again, escaped terrible danger and survived. There will also be a lot of Jewish folklore and dances.

Author of the play: Valentin Krasnogorov

Creative Director: Marta Gavrilova

Featuring:
Stanislav Keselman, Elena Epelman, Maxim Khesin, Alexander Hasdan, Elena Velmozhina, Evgenia Steinberg, Igor Lvov, Stepan Slobodianyuk.

Tickets: $20

Hosted by KRUG – Community Circle with the support of the Jewish United Fund and the Russian Jewish Division.


Location:
KRUG - Community Circle
1400 S Wolf Rd, Ste 100
Wheeling IL, 60090


Contact:
KRUG - Community Circle
krugforus@gmail.com
224-423-5784


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Monday, March 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 1/14/2019 - 4/8/2019)

ACT Training: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Integrates mindfulness skills with values-guided living, helping clients develop a compassionate relationship to painful thoughts and feelings versus attempting to avoid or control them. Through developing a compassionate relationship to thoughts and feelings, this shift allows clients to focus instead on clarifying personal values and using that knowledge to take action that promotes a rich, meaningful life. In this seminar, we will be reviewing ACT Made Simple by Russ Harris and incorporating experiential exercises, role play and case presentation to learn the tools of this treatment model.

Please note: The event fee is $210 for 10.5 CEUs. This is seminar meets weekly for 7 weeks starting January 14 - April 8, 2019. Attendance at all 7 sessions is required to receive CEUs.


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


Contact:
Elisabeth Llewellyn
elisabethllewellyn@jcfs.org
773-467-3811


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Monday, March 25, 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, March 25, 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, March 25, 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, March 25, 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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Monday, March 25, 2019 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM

(Recurring Weekly on Monday, between 3/11/2019 - 4/15/2019)

Lecture Series "A Life of Meaning: Introduction to the Sacred Path of Reform Judaism"

Temple Beth Israel (3601 Dempster St., Skokie) Presents Rabbi Weinberg’s Monday Night Lectures Series “A Life of Meaning: Introduction to the Sacred Path of Reform Judaism,” Mondays: March 11, 18, 25, April 8 and 15. Class meets 6:45 pm- 8:15 pm preceded by an optional dinner at 6:00 pm. Dinner costs are $10 per person. Reservations required. For more information call 847-675-0951 or visit http://www.tbiskokie.org.

Please note there is no class on Monday, April 1.


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


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


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Tuesday, March 26, 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, March 26, 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, March 27, 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, March 27, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RJD Coffee in the Loop

Spring is not the only thing brewing this season, please join us for Coffee & Conversations in the loop on Wednesday, March 27th! 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, 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:
Rustle & Roux
227 W. Monroe St. (2nd Floor Mezzanine)
Chicago IL, 60606


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


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Wednesday, March 27, 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, March 27, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Educational Sessions for Older Adults: Dehydration and UTIs

Older adults are at greater risk for dehydration and UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections). This educational session will cover common symptoms, warning signs and ways to prevent these conditions from occurring or recurring. Led by CJE SeniorLife instructors. $5 suggested donation. Registration required.

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


Contact:
Jeff Rose
jrose@MatherLifeWays.com
773-205-3300


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Wednesday, March 27, 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, March 27, 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, March 27, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

A Conversation about Israeli Elections

It’s election season! Curious about the upcoming election in Israel? Join Back from Birthright Israel as we hear from Moran Birman, the Consul for Public Diplomacy of the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest. We will gain insight into how political parties work, learn about the role of Knesset and discuss what this election means for Israel.

Location:
Beermiscuous
2812 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago IL, 60657


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


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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Workshop for Suicide Loss Survivors

This workshop will provide those touched by a suicide death an opportunity to come together in a small group setting.  We will discuss how grief can manifest itself after a suicide death and offer strategies for coping. Participants will be given time to share their experiences and learn from others who have gone through the same type of loss. Jewish resources will be shared.

This program is offered in partnership with No Shame on U and MISSD.

To register contact Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW, FT at 847.745.5404 or ElizabethCohen@JCFS.org. Registration is required to attend.


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


Contact:
Elizabeth Cohen
ElizabethCohen@JCFS.org